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  1. Thread: Etta

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    I love Etta, it makes me think of Etta James. I...

    I love Etta, it makes me think of Etta James. I think it's one of the best names from ~100 years ago poised to make a nice comeback. Very stylish.
  2. Poll: Favorite boys names poll (unusual names)

    We like unique names. Here are our current favorites. Which do like best? Multiple choices allowed. Your votes are very much appreciated!
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    I also agree with this. It is a mind-altering...

    I also agree with this. It is a mind-altering substance, after all, and not innocuous.
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    Alec: defending men M Apollo: God of medicine...

    Alec: defending men M
    Apollo: God of medicine and healing- Y (LOVE it! Unique yet semi-familiar due to the Olympain, and it is historic rather than made up)
    Archer: bowman- N
    Arian: warrior- N...
  5. I love Eirlys too! Didn't realize it wasn't here.

    I love Eirlys too! Didn't realize it wasn't here.
  6. Arcadia Catina Clara Cora Geneva Esperanza /...

    Arcadia
    Catina
    Clara
    Cora
    Geneva
    Esperanza / Esperance
    Fleurette
    Mira
    Marina
    Nuria
  7. Haha nope, that's the sort of yellow light...

    Haha nope, that's the sort of yellow light association I was talking about that doesn't worry me--something that any unusual name choice will run into.

    The only possibly concerning thing is the...
  8. I second Donovan, Montgomery, Jefferson and...

    I second Donovan, Montgomery, Jefferson and Thaddeus.

    Others: Rembrandt (did you know that is the artist's FIRST name?), Reeve, Perseus, Everest, Lewis, Lawrence, Stone, Escher, Coltrane
  9. Is there anything really really wrong with Archon?

    I tend to like names that fall somewhere on the unusual - way out there spectrum. My husband recently came up with the name Archon. I was impressed that he thought up such a rarity. There are...
  10. Came across another rare beauty today: Aderet

    Came across another rare beauty today: Aderet
  11. I think there's a huge lack of understanding of/...

    I think there's a huge lack of understanding of/ respect for/ tolerance of other peoples' accents in Nameberry. I am much more forgiving for "mispronunciations". In the midwest US, for example,...
  12. Exactly. I'm attracted to sciency names and the...

    Exactly. I'm attracted to sciency names and the few names that allude to subversion of religion a la Darrow and Hypatia. To turn the question on its head (rhetorically) should very religious...
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    Also, what is the point of the down arrow? The...

    Also, what is the point of the down arrow? The downvotes don't show up. Do comments get deleted if they have enough downvotes (like they do on Yahoo comments)? It doesn't seem so, but that might...
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    I think Etta is the next Ella.

    I think Etta is the next Ella.
  15. We take it into consideration but it hasn't been...

    We take it into consideration but it hasn't been much of an issue. A heavily religious meaning pretty much strikes a name off the list, but the only names that are very religion-oriented that I like...
  16. Jorah is a GoT name, right? I kind of like it. ...

    Jorah is a GoT name, right? I kind of like it.

    Darrow (after Clarence Darrow who fought for teaching evolution in public schools)
    Denali (after the national park)
    Kepler
    Kelvin
    Perseus
    I...
  17. The article tells what spellings were combined to...

    The article tells what spellings were combined to get the combined rankings. Other popular girl names had more alternative and commonly used spellings than Elizabeth did, so it fell to 20. ...
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    What kind of car would you want?

    If you needed a new car today, what would you want?

    I'd like the BMW i3...the orange-ish one...because that seems to be the best plug-in hybrid currently on the market. And it's cute and cool...
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    They're popping up again and slowing my computer...

    They're popping up again and slowing my computer down. I am beginning to suspect that NB is messing with my popup blocker or something. Totally. Not. Cool.
  20. Where do you live? The US SSA statistics do not...

    Where do you live?
    The US SSA statistics do not account for middle name usage.
    There were over 9300 female Elizabeths named in 2013 in the US. That is about 1/430 children (1/215 girls) If you...
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    Geneva (Ginny, Neve, Evie, Eva, Jenna, etc)...

    Geneva (Ginny, Neve, Evie, Eva, Jenna, etc)
    Andromeda (Edie, Romy, Andie)
    Juliet (Julia, Etta)
    Marianne
    Verity
    I second Felicity
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    Regina Elizavette I also like the Everest...

    Regina Elizavette

    I also like the Everest suggestion
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    Not sure if these really come across as strong or...

    Not sure if these really come across as strong or how unusual is too unusual, but I'll take a shot at it...(some have already been mentioned but I second those ;) )

    Hypatia (very cool namesake)...
  24. thought of another boy name... Almanzo! ETA...

    thought of another boy name... Almanzo!

    ETA oops its Almonzo which is
  25. Ismeria Perenna Hypatia Caesura Calanthe...

    Ismeria
    Perenna
    Hypatia
    Caesura
    Calanthe
    Midori
    Aerith
    Kavita
    Fleurette
    Viviette
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