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    I think Vincent and Miles are both excellent...

    I think Vincent and Miles are both excellent choices for Felix. They both have that underlying Latin etymology, tempered by much use in English and, in their own ways, on-trend.

    Other names in...
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    I don't hear it. The only time I think it'd be...

    I don't hear it. The only time I think it'd be trouble is in class if he gets up to the board. Teacher: "Arthur, write this!" And even then, it's a chuckle at most. I think it's a lovely combo.
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    Hi LeahMarie! Thanks for the question. I'm not...

    Hi LeahMarie! Thanks for the question. I'm not a student of the Talmud, but I'll answer as well as I can.

    "Kohen" is not just a title and not just a group of people. In Biblical times, the...
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    I wouldn't immediately associate Coen with Cohen....

    I wouldn't immediately associate Coen with Cohen. In Hebrew, it's missing one of the three letters, and I know it has meanings outside of the Jewish context. Kohen is just another transliteration...
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    Yeah, okay, chiming in as another Jew. Please...

    Yeah, okay, chiming in as another Jew. Please note that those people claiming they do NOT find it offensive are not Jews. Of course you don't find it offensive. But you cannot control/change what...
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    As someone who is Jewish, I'm of course aware of...

    As someone who is Jewish, I'm of course aware of it as a Jewish name. But I'm not about to go screaming into closets (though, to be fair, I certainly did when Cohen was trendy). Whether we like it...
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    Girls: Blair -- I actually love this, especially...

    Girls:
    Blair -- I actually love this, especially on a girl. I don't think it does to well with May or Ryan, though. Maybe Blair Harlow?
    Ever -- Love. Especially with May, except it turns it into...
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    My county's first was Katya at 12:57, second was...

    My county's first was Katya at 12:57, second was Mason at 1:03. No mn listed.
  9. Thread: Antigone

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    Antigone "Against Childbearing" and Persephone...

    Antigone "Against Childbearing" and Persephone "Bringing Death" are certainly themed! If you want to keep with it, I'd suggest Andromache, Megaera, or Penthesilea. Or, for the boys, Charon,...
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    Someone already mentioned Amos and Jesse. I'd...

    Someone already mentioned Amos and Jesse. I'd consider Jedidiah nn: Jed, meaning "friend or beloved of God." (I personally know one teenager of this name who went by the Geek-chic "Jedi" for a long...
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    Little gray monster kitty -- Euryale Big Maine...

    Little gray monster kitty -- Euryale
    Big Maine Coon Mix -- Tiberius
    Persnickety but Loving Persian-Himalayan -- Chocolate-Mocolate (my sister's invention.)

    Previous kitties: Milt, Timothy,...
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    Hahahaha! But Hush Puppy would have been...

    Hahahaha! But Hush Puppy would have been adorable!
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    Hmmm... How about Absalom? I don't exactly know...

    Hmmm... How about Absalom? I don't exactly know how nerdy you're trying to get, but Achilles is well-known enough to be correctly pronounced, though spelled is another story... Axl / Axel? ...
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    Geeknamezyo-- Was every Rainbow Katie actually...

    Geeknamezyo-- Was every Rainbow Katie actually Rainbow Brite in diguise?

    staphanie-- I know! Me too! Later I wondered, "Why would they take advice from a two year old?," but ultimately I feel...
  15. Thread: Antigone

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    While sonically gorgeous (something about those...

    While sonically gorgeous (something about those dental consonants!), Antigone is a name commonly translated "against motherhood," "in place of a mother," or "opposite of a womb." Sorry to put in any...
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    Lilac is rather stunning. I'd be a bit concerned...

    Lilac is rather stunning. I'd be a bit concerned about the sonic similarities between "Violent" and Violet, but I'm sure you've already made peace with that if it's one of your favorites. :)

    I...
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    Ambeth: Amelia + Bethany? Or you could claim it...

    Ambeth: Amelia + Bethany? Or you could claim it came from the Latin ambio - to walk around, surround, beseech. You never know, it could be the new Amber!
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    From the mouths of babes...

    Constant lurker, but first time poster on the 'berry boards. And this because today I asked my nephew what he would name his child if he had one.

    Ready for this? Bartholomew Pikachu Jones G. ...
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