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    I love Agatha and Augusta too, but in 16 years...

    I love Agatha and Augusta too, but in 16 years working in aged care, I haven't met anyone by those names. I think where I live at least, those names belong to the generation previous to the one...
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    Luthien and Tinuviel. I would have liked to call...

    Luthien and Tinuviel.
    I would have liked to call my girl cat Luthien, but I'd already committed (and it has always been *so* perfect for him) to Beren for her brother, and it really didn't feel...
  3. I've got a lot of affection for Vera. For me,...

    I've got a lot of affection for Vera. For me, the strongest association is the nurse (nn Vega) in Cancer Ward, so very bittersweet but quite beautiful. In Australia, I'd say Vera is very uncommon...
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    I was talking last night with a Chinese...

    I was talking last night with a Chinese acquaintance about how she chose the English language name she uses in Australia. She said that she looked for a name with the same meaning as her given name,...
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    Hello fellow Ruth lover! Ruth has come out of...

    Hello fellow Ruth lover! Ruth has come out of nowhere to the head of my list in the last few weeks for my daughter who is due in October. I'm using Ruth Barbara and while I get that Barbara is not...
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    I think Bridget Jones is referring to Sloane St...

    I think Bridget Jones is referring to Sloane St in London isn't she when she uses sloane-y? I'm guessing it's a reference to posh, up-themselves people, but maybe that's just my own prejudices...
  7. I'm almost certainly going to be calling my...

    I'm almost certainly going to be calling my daughter, due in October, Beulah, so obviously I don't agree with that. But really, here in Australia, it doesn't carry the negative cultural baggage that...
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