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Thread: Virtue Names
June 18th, 2012 07:28 PM #21Senior Member
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Patience - I'm neutral to this one, but I think I actually kind of like it.
Felicity - lovely! definitely one of the ones I would use.
Mercy - no thanks
Charity - not my style (thought charity is great)
Clarity - I secretly like this one a lot, it just flows very nicely
Serenity - no thanks
Sincerity - feels the least like a name
Truth - not a fan
Just wanted to add:
Faith - Faith is great
Hope - love Hope, so underappreciated
Prudence - love the nickname Prue
Verity - LOVE Verity, if only for the nickname Vera
I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting...♥ Henry John, Joseph Campbell
♥ Eleanor June, Genevieve Holly
June 19th, 2012 11:20 PM #23
Not a fan of virtue names. Even more so after my mom told me if she knew she was going to have three girls she would have named us: Faith, Hope, & Charity. I would have been Charity.
Someone my niece knows named her triplet girls Faith, Faithful, & Faithfully. Cannot remember if she said it was in their native dialect or the English version. Either way, bleh! For what little respect I may have had for the name was lost.
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June 19th, 2012 11:30 PM #25~My Name List~
Saul, Arthur, Avery, Casper, Edmund, Gideon, Gabriel, Leo, Miles, Magnus, Ronan, Theodore, Tobias, Carlisle, Ignatius, Augustus, Peregrine.
Alice, Fable, Beatrix, Cecilia, Ramona, Arcadia, Avalon, Gretchen, Illyria, Astoria, Reverie, Seraphina, Esme, Yvaine.
June 20th, 2012 12:35 AM #27Senior Member
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Do adjectives count as virtue names? I like Blythe, for example.
Otherwise, English virtue names are a hard sell for me. They wear their meanings on their sleeves, so if you're not gung ho about the meaning it's easy to dismiss them. And I usually prefer the "namier" version, if there is one.
Honor, Glory and Liberty are the only ones I can get behind. Felicity is nice too, though (I always think of Felicity Merriman of American Girl). I guess I could get behind Victory if Victor and Victoria weren't names.
I quite like the nickname Pru! But Prudence itself is all Puritan to me and also reminds me of prunes and a book about a little girl named Prudence who learns to use the "potty." Temperance is too...prohibitionist, and reminds me of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. I find it too loaded with a non-forward-thinking image, unfortunately.
June 20th, 2012 01:37 AM #29Junior Member
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If I were doing a virtue name, I would pick Verity. It literally translates from the Latin veritas as "true." I always like when I can find what a name means in Latin. It makes it seem more legit (plus it allows me to finally put those 4 years of Latin to use). But "true" is a lovely meaning to bestow on a person. And Verity sounds lovely without being popular at all.