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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  11. So is it entirely a matter of phonetics?

    So is it entirely a matter of phonetics?
  12. 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
  14. 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.
  17. Believe it or not, everyone makes me spell...

    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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    Thanks :-) I think some names are very...

    Thanks :-)

    I think some names are very evocative. Autumn Grace has a glittering, golden feel to me, for example. I can almost see the little yellow leaves falling from a live oak tree, catching...
  19. I think that a single sound at the end is fine...

    I think that a single sound at the end is fine (like -a) but if you start getting into entire syllables (like -la or -ra) it's too much.

    I don't think of Izadora as ending in -a so much as ending...
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    I love Irene!

    I love Irene!
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    I love Hope. I don't find it to be abrupt, I...

    I love Hope. I don't find it to be abrupt, I think it's soft, almost a whisper.

    A couple of thoughts for an evocative feel like Autumn Grace: Aurora Hope or Violet Hope

    If Hope is too...
  22. Eugenia (nn Jean, which stands alone as a...

    Eugenia (nn Jean, which stands alone as a personal favorite and I don't care what Nameberry says about it), Stella, Alonzo, Owen, Maude, June, Viola, Jean (there it is again!)

    There's an Oscar in...
  23. I think creative misspelling is sort of like...

    I think creative misspelling is sort of like coloring your hair pink-- you have to expect a certain reaction to it.

    Personally, I wouldn't color my hair pink. I also wouldn't spell a child's name...
  24. I would change my middle name to May. My...

    I would change my middle name to May.

    My dad's family has two middle name traditions, and that's one of them. His sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all had middle name May, and...
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