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  1. #21
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    Dove - my great-great aunt was a Toba in Yiddish, which means either "dove" or was a translation from the Hebrew Tova. My family can't actually agree which. She was a really cool lady. My sister wants to name a boy Tobias after her, going to down the Tova-translation fork in the road, so I thought it would be nice if I used Dove. (And Yonina, in Hebrew) So it's whimsical but not just-because? But I admit its weird.

    Marigold & Mariposa - keep circling back to these My husband's grandmother is a Marie, pronounced MAR-ee, not muh-REE. Whereas my own family has Goldies. Marigold is so sunny and happy. I debate using it as a first or not. Mariposa is on the same list. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to use Mariposa as a first, especially since we aren't really Spanish.

  2. #23
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    I love whimsical names! I recently came across a girl around my age named Fable! I was both surprised and excited to see a name like that on someone my age. It was really cute on her. Rather than people thinking it's weird, she said she gets complements on it all the time. I asked her what her full name was too-- Fable Melissande Bliss. I've had a huge name crush on Fable, Bliss, and long whimsical combinations like this since I've come across it in use on a real person.
    Last edited by jessica123; November 5th, 2012 at 10:27 AM. Reason: add informatin.
    nineteen & renaming myself soon

  3. #25
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    Oh I'd simply adore to use Thisbe as a first name. Hopefully, when I get married, my husband will agree!

    I'm more of a whimsical type anyways. I've always seen the allure of Fable and Thisbe over Anna or Sarah.
    Catelin Geneva
    Just highschooler by day author by night obsessed with names and future babies when she's much older.

    Cecily Eirwen Ophelia, Belphoebe Judith Primrose, Isolde Bellona Winter, Circe Guinevere Florence
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    Rainier Gideon Wolf, Eddard Severus Wolf, Peregrin Julius Harrow, Dorian Oliver Fox, Casimir Endymion Silver


  4. #27
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    I'd love the idea if a nature based name but my SO is a very classical namer (after much protest I got him to take a quiz since he doesn't want to talk about names since we aren't tic or pregnant) so I doubt that will ever happen. I might get my fill in with ethnic names that reflect my great-great grandmothers heritage -> since it's a family tradition for everyone to have one. (I'm not saying what country for privacy reasons).
    ...if my husbands has no vote, then....
    Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
    ...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...

  5. #29
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    I think the middle is perfect for whimsical names, especially if your baby has a common or classic first name. In fact, this might be my favourite kind of name, and I regularly look for pairings and add to my list.

    Some of my current favourites:
    Bloom
    Jubilee
    Loveday
    Thisbe (glad its getting so much love on this board)
    Ulalume

    Devereux
    Finch
    Ptolemy

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