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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.?
March 10th, 2013, 03:38 PM
I think if you need 'permission' to use a name (any name), your heart probably isn't in it and you'll regret it.
March 10th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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.
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...
March 10th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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...
I love Irene!
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...
March 10th, 2013, 03:43 AM
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...
March 10th, 2013, 03:10 AM
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...
December 25th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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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