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Thread: Noble and Atlas

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Post Noble and Atlas

    Noble Sage
    Atlas Grae

    Been loving these two names for boys lately. What do you guys think? Do they sound like a good sibset? The Grae spelling is in honor of my little brother, Brae.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Atlas is one of my all-time favorite names. He's a strong classic with an intriguing myth and solid history of use. Noble, on the other hand, strikes me as a thoroughly modern word name -- and a rather snooty one at that (why not just call him "Aristocrat" or "Jermajesty"?). I would pair Atlas with another ancient name (Evander, Pollux) or a word/occupation name like Archer, Arrow, or Pilot -- sleek, modern-sounding, with strong and interesting meanings.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Noble is actually a virtue name with a long history of use. I really like it for a boy, even more so than Atlas. Both are perfectly nice and intriguing names, though.

    I would consider longer middle names for Noble and Atlas. Sage and Grae both feel like letdowns after such strong first names.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Thanks for the input! And you may be right about that. The more I think about it, the more I feel there aren't enough syllables in either name. I think a longer middle would flow better with both.

    And yes, Noble is not a modern word name at all. In fact, it has a rather rich history of use.

    "Noble was actually on the Social Security list from at least 1880 to 1954, reaching as high as 312 in 1901."

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Wishing for Greece, stuck in the US
    I love Noble and Atlas! So cool and handsome. I actually like the middles just fine. There's no rule that says a name has to have a certain length to be great! I love the way Sage and Grae sound with these names. LOVE! ^_^ -- My Amazon Author Page

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