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I have always been drawn to complicated names. Why stop with Frances when you can have a Francesca? I like Lily, but Lilian is better and Liliana is better yet.
Along the same lines, I like...
Some people call my dad Ster. I suspect you could go with Star as well.
March 21st, 2015, 11:21 PM
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...
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.
March 19th, 2015, 03:34 AM
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
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...
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
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...
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...
March 11th, 2015, 02:00 AM
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...
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...
February 8th, 2014, 09:20 PM
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...
September 23rd, 2013, 11:00 PM
I'm reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon
It's chock-full of characters with interesting names.
James (nn Jamie)
Fergus (whose given name was Claudel)
September 18th, 2013, 02:11 AM
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.)
September 17th, 2013, 10:15 PM
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.
July 24th, 2013, 02:03 AM
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...
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...
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...
From another forum:
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...
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...
March 10th, 2013, 04:41 PM
So is it entirely a matter of phonetics?
March 10th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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...
March 10th, 2013, 04:07 PM
March 10th, 2013, 03:56 PM
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?
What about a first and middle name with initials N. D.?
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