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    Gemini: Palindrome names - Ada, Bob, Elle, Otto,...

    Gemini:
    Palindrome names - Ada, Bob, Elle, Otto, Hannah

    Association with birds - Oriole, Robin, Kestrel, Mynah (mynah is a talking bird.)

    And a bonus... Whit/Wit - Gemini is the master of...
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    I have to say that you've got a good talent. ...

    I have to say that you've got a good talent. Even though this is just a little snippet of the story, I feel like I have a sense of who Margo is and a little bit of what's going on.

    Without...
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    Aries: Association with Mars Male: Mark,...

    Aries:
    Association with Mars
    Male: Mark, Marcus, Martin
    Female: Marcia, Marcella, Martina

    Mars = God of War/Names meaning warrior
    Alexander/Alexandra and variants
    Louis/Louise and variants
    ...
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    To me Euphemia is late 1700s/early 1800s. There...

    To me Euphemia is late 1700s/early 1800s. There was a huge interest in all things Greek at that time.

    I agree that Eugenie or Eugenia is probably more popular in the mid-1800s (not sure when...
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    What are the parents like? Why did they pick...

    What are the parents like? Why did they pick Carmen Electra?

    Other C-names, for the parents who didn't realize who Carmen Electra was in an age before Google:
    Cameron, Carly, Corinne

    Other...
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    I agree that it shouldn't matter, but 'should'...

    I agree that it shouldn't matter, but 'should' and 'does' aren't always on the same page. I'm a white woman in America, and I'm always a little dismayed when I hear someone suggest that what I...
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    They'd probably learn how to pronounce it if for...

    They'd probably learn how to pronounce it if for no other reason than because she would be one of their own, especially if she's around much :-) I would think that if you let them know how important...
  8. Family tradition would dictate middle names for...

    Family tradition would dictate middle names for me :-) A girl's middle name would be May and a boy's would be Criffin.

    I think that for a girl, it would be Gertrude May (Trudy!) and for a boy, it...
  9. Thread: Carol?

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    I like Carol, but then I like mid-century names. ...

    I like Carol, but then I like mid-century names. And really, I don't even think of it as a grandma-name. I've never really known that many Carols. To me, Carolyn is the middle-aged name. Carol...
  10. My mom swears that if I'd been a boy my name...

    My mom swears that if I'd been a boy my name would have been Rufus Beauregard, but I think that was an idle threat on her part, trying to convince my dad to pick a boy's name (he was determined I was...
  11. I'm reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana...

    I'm reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon

    It's chock-full of characters with interesting names.

    Male:
    James (nn Jamie)
    Roger
    Fergus (whose given name was Claudel)
    Jeremiah...
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    Someone shared this article before:...

    Someone shared this article before: http://www.salon.com/2008/08/25/creative_black_names/ and I found it an interesting perspective (if one that I have no idea how to go about verifying.)

    The...
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    I think it is a "black/white" issue. I Googled...

    I think it is a "black/white" issue.

    I Googled "Why do black people name--" and Google filled in "stupid names" for me, so I went with it. I quit looking after three pages of results.

    I...
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    I don't care for Katharine as much as the...

    I don't care for Katharine as much as the others... The second a looks out of place to me.

    In as much as you can say that one version or another of a very classic name with multiple classical...
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    I think it depends on the profession. I think...

    I think it depends on the profession.

    I think a lot of names have more of a class connotation than anything, and we're not nearly as mobile a society as we like to think. If I saw Crystyna's...
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    I think there's a difference between exotic,...

    I think there's a difference between exotic, unique, and absurd.

    Some of those names (Hezabia, Najair) strike me as ethnic.
    Some (Jamesia, Antinique) don't seem all that terrible to me. I don't...
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    Break the GQ Naming Rules

    From another forum:




    Today's game:
    1. Go read GQ's rules.
    2. Come back and post a single name that breaks as many rules as possible

    I think the bar is set in the article itself with...
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    I'm afraid the writer is giving someone ideas. ...

    I'm afraid the writer is giving someone ideas.

    I'm just envisioning JaxXxon and M'rtyn. And someone is going to use Krystougher, I know it. I mean, really! What's not to love? How many rules...
  19. So is it entirely a matter of phonetics?

    So is it entirely a matter of phonetics?
  20. I would probably put Emilia and Emily together,...

    I would probably put Emilia and Emily together, along with Emilee and Emmalee, and I might add Emma and Emmeline to the same list because as far as I'm concerned, they're so similar as to be...
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    Stella Jean Arthur Criffin

    Stella Jean
    Arthur Criffin
  22. So, playing devil's advocate here... What's...

    So, playing devil's advocate here...

    What's the difference between picking Amelia instead of Emily because Emily is too popular vs Jaydon instead of Jayden because Jayden is too popular?
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    What about a first and middle name with initials...

    What about a first and middle name with initials N. D.?
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    I think if you need 'permission' to use a name...

    I think if you need 'permission' to use a name (any name), your heart probably isn't in it and you'll regret it.
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    Believe it or not, everyone makes me spell "Jennifer". The creative spelling thing is so omnipresent at this point, that I don't think anyone really assumes the spelling anymore.
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