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  1. Thread: YOUR top ten?

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    Here are my favorite names, which haven't changed...

    Here are my favorite names, which haven't changed much in about 10 years. I don't do top lists for combos. I also have no ìdea how to describe my style - do you?

    1. Cyrus
    2. Damian
    3. Seth
    4....
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    I was born in mid-June, which I have always...

    I was born in mid-June, which I have always loved. It's warm enough to have a party in the garden, while not too hot yet. And the occasions on which you get presents (birthday, Christmas) are evenly...
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    Ditto - I think of the actor, Rufus Sewell.

    Ditto - I think of the actor, Rufus Sewell.
  4. This is fun. Here's a quick list I just came up...

    This is fun. Here's a quick list I just came up with, I'm sure there are tons more. I definitely need to dig through my old name lists from ~10 years ago for more really out-there gems.

    Adlai...
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    Being German, I just can't help but strongly...

    Being German, I just can't help but strongly recommend the contemporary spelling of the name, which is Adelheid (the Heidi article also has it this way). While all names starting with Adel- are...
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    I can't believe nobody has suggested Phoenix to...

    I can't believe nobody has suggested Phoenix to get Nyx. ;)
  7. Thread: Game of Thrones

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    I started reading A Game of Thrones just...

    I started reading A Game of Thrones just recently, so I don't know many of the characters yet - but when I first came across Catelyn's name, I immediately thought "Really?". It just screamed "the...
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    I mainly think of the character in Disney's...

    I mainly think of the character in Disney's Atlantis, Milo Thatch - so I associate the name with somebody studious, intelligent and well-mannered. ;) I can definitely picture it on people of all...
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    This is genius! The Boston Marathon tragedy...

    This is genius!

    The Boston Marathon tragedy also brings to mind Deval (via current Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick).
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    Being German, I was genuinely surprised when I...

    Being German, I was genuinely surprised when I found out (stumbling across Australian swimmer Leisel Jones on TV) that this name is also used in English-speaking countries. It's considered really...
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    Dunno if this qualifies as "classic", but I came...

    Dunno if this qualifies as "classic", but I came up with the combo Adam Conrad for one of the characters in that near-future SF novel of mine.
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    Emil: EH-meel. That's the way it is pronounced in...

    Emil: EH-meel. That's the way it is pronounced in German and I'm sure in several other languages as well. What klh1980 described as a long A sound actually sounds a bit different. It's a long E sound...
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    I have a half-Spanish, half-German friend who has...

    I have a half-Spanish, half-German friend who has the same first name as her mom (Ana) but a different middle name, and I believe the grandma is an Ana as well, but I'm not sure. I have no idea...
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    I have never heard this name before. I'd...

    I have never heard this name before. I'd pronounce it OL-geerd, with a hard G, and it definitely looks Scandinavian or Dutch to me. And it also has a quite feminine ring to it, maybe because of its...
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    Poll: Wow, I was completely unaware of how the...

    Wow, I was completely unaware of how the popularity of Silas has skyrocketed, I still considered it hovering in the lower 300s, upper 400s. But popularity rarely affects the way I think about a...
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    I wouldn't have thought of the fables if nobody...

    I wouldn't have thought of the fables if nobody had mentioned them (the author's name is spelled and pronounced differently in my language). Instead, my first thought was a character in the 1996...
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    There is no such thing as an "official" German...

    There is no such thing as an "official" German top list, but this is the one the Society for the German Language has compiled using data from 73% of German births in 2011 (rank of 2010 in...
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    I was really excited when I saw the name Cyrus...

    I was really excited when I saw the name Cyrus showing up prominently on the main page and immediately thought "Some celebrity just must have used it". It has been my favorite boys' name for over 10...
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    Maybe it's a bit of a stretch, but what about...

    Maybe it's a bit of a stretch, but what about using a 'P' first name and a 'T' middle name?
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    I accidentally stumbled across this thread - I...

    I accidentally stumbled across this thread - I usually don't frequent this board as I'm neither a mom nor are there any prospects of becoming one anytime soon.

    Mutti is indeed a German name to...
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    Poll: If you just can't decide between the two right...

    If you just can't decide between the two right now - why not follow the classic Nameberry advice of waiting until you first get to see your newborn son? I'm sure you'll be able to tell in an instant...
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    Maternal grandparents: Johann "Hans" and Veronika...

    Maternal grandparents: Johann "Hans" and Veronika "Vroni". Her parents were named Emil and Marie, I don't know about my granddad's.
    Paternal grandparents: Georg and Mathilde. His parents were Georg...
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    I just read somewhere that punctuation marks tend...

    I just read somewhere that punctuation marks tend to be omitted when dealing with US authorities, which is definitely something to take into consideration. Ze'ev being reduced to Zeev would certainly...
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    Poll: As a stand-alone name, I much prefer Reid over...

    As a stand-alone name, I much prefer Reid over Pierce. But when paired with his brother's name, I can't help but agree with this:



    Thus my vote goes to Pierce Calloway. But you can't go wrong...
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    I second that. Personally, I don't know any...

    I second that. Personally, I don't know any Hannelores though, I can only think of celebrity Hannelores such as Hannelore Kohl, wife of former (1982-1998) German chancellor Helmut Kohl. It's...
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