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Thread: Throw some weird ones at me!
June 23rd, 2012 04:46 PM #161
June 23rd, 2012 07:28 PM #163
Sugarfoot, oh okay I see the connection. I was thinking she meant the literal meaning not the meaning connected to it through mythology and popular psychology.
to the OP Marigold it a gorgeous name and the first thing I thought of was the novel Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery, which is a beautiful story and the character is such a whimsical and lovely little girl (as are all of her characters). Also, I adore Opal. I read a story once about a princess who was getting married and these three faries took pieces from the crystal mountains behind hte palace to make gifts for her wedding. One took his piece to the goblins in the mountains and they took it to the heart of the volcano until it took on the red fire of the mountain and became the first ruby. The other took his to the faries in the forest and they took it into the very depths of the forest until it took on the verdant green of the woods and became the first emerald. The last took his to a mermaid in the ocean who carried it to the deepest depths of the sea until it took on the cool, deep blue of the ocean and became the first sapphire.
When they all came back with their gifts she couldn't choose just one and they argued. Finally they flew high into the sky and (I'm paraphrasing here because I read this years ago and I don't rememebr everything) they wrapped the gems in a filmy layer of cloud, making the first opal. In it they could see the fire of the ruby from the mountains, the green of the emerald from the forest, and the sparkle of the blue sapphire from the ocean. The image was so beautiful it made me love opals (which I already loved) even more.
June 23rd, 2012 08:54 PM #165
June 23rd, 2012 09:29 PM #167Senior Member
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Too bad you feel you can't use Marigold! It's marvelous! Since Primrose has some attention from the Hunger Games, I feel like Marigold should get some now. I've always liked it. nn Goldie is really sweet
I'm not a fan of Opal. It seems to be in the category of really old lady to me - with names like Myrtle and Beulah.
My husband's niece is Ocean Aurora. I don't feel like Ocean is boyish at all, but you could spell it the French way - Oceane. There was an actress on a show I watched as a kid that had the name Ocean.
Magenta is sweet. It irks me that some people always look for a nickname...Why does it need one?
I like Starlight, but it sounds like a name for a horse. I prefer Starling.
Has anyone suggested any of these? They're not that weird, but they're not that popular either...
Dove - cute nn Dovie
Egret (reminds of Ygritte from Game of Thrones, which I Love!)
Story - cuz this will be a great story to tell your child
I know you have said that you don't want a B name, but the full initials will be B_M, and how often do people actually use their initials? I had a childhood friend with the unfortunate initials of HAG.
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June 23rd, 2012 10:23 PM #169
June 23rd, 2012 10:30 PM #171Member
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June 23rd, 2012 10:38 PM #173
Has anyone suggested:
Jacaranda (maybe to a-heavy)
Waratah (as above)
Dryandra (it's like a deserst rose)
Nerine (a kind of lily)
Snapdragon (it's got Dragon in it. Instant win!)
...Australian list of flowers officially exhausted! I hope there's SOMETHING in there you like.
June 23rd, 2012 11:27 PM #175Junior Member
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(if birds are in, and long i is ok ... kinda has a Marigold sound with sparkly spunk)
June 24th, 2012 11:44 AM #177Senior Member
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Hey guys, gosh I can't believe this thread is still going so strong! I wasn't online at all yesterday and I came back here today expecting maybe one or two more responses, but there's two more pages! Hahaha, agirlinred, Impossible, maybe you're right! That's how it feels sometimes anyway! Here's some newly mentioned names that stand out:
Dandelion - very cute, Dandy is a cute nn, but it's not for me
Florence - I like it in theory but even with the "Flor" part it still sounds masculine to me, maybe because it sounds like Lawrence
Calypso - pretty and musical, but don't want to use "Cal" starting names because of the inevitable nn Callie
Storm - I like it a lot for a boy, not for a girl
Velvet - pretty but can't see using it
Sterling - same as Storm, love it for a boy, not for a girl
Wren - I like this one written out, but when people say it I can't help but think Ren and Stimpy
Fantasia - like it but it's way too tied to Fantasia Barrino
Buttercup - hahaha, yeah I do like it in theory but I feel like I'm not a Princess Bride maniac so it would be weird to use it (my username is the name of one of my Sims characters, which I sadly still play once in a while)
Snapdragon - very neat, maybe not girly enough, but I added this one to my list
I've actually been talking myself into Opal more and more over the weekend. It's kind of got the same thing going for it that Clover and Marigold did, the pretty in a less flashy more humble way natural object thing, and sparkly rainbow irridescence is what I kind of have always had in mind for a name.
Do other people agree? Or is it just after this whole thread that you want me to use something extremely weird? It's not in the top 1000, in fact according to Name Nerds, it was in the 1500 - 2000 range in 2010 (the last year they have ranked), which is where my younger two sons' names were as well. More people named their daughters Braydon, Honey, Venus, Eternity, Sequoiah, Lovely, Ariadne and Messiah. Is it really too popular? I feel like jewel names, even though they're being used more now, are still far less widespread than flower names. Ruby, the most popular gem name, is almost top 100 and I still go "aw, what a sweet pretty name" when I hear of a little girl named Ruby, which isn't that often really. I've got a kid who is going into first grade and a preschooler, and I haven't heard of a Ruby through either one of their schools.
Anyway, I've still got a pretty long time to figure this out, so I'll probably be back for more opinions soon enough! Thanks again everyone, I'm glad you've all been enjoying this thread!
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June 24th, 2012 01:12 PM #179