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Thread: Very Christian names?
November 22nd, 2012 03:28 AM #16
November 22nd, 2012 06:42 AM #18
Thank you all, lots of good suggestions for me to look over!
Christian at all, likewise my brother has a Biblical name but my mum's an atheist, so I definitely get most of the time they have nothing to do with each other.
France? If you look at how many kids are giving top 10 names, it's easy to see that many, many people go for very obvious choices, it doesn't necessarily make them something to be ridiculed. And the parents I have in mind are not the kind of people who would stray from tradition or the norm.g e n e v i e v e
Violet Ruby Grace ♀ Alice Pomeline Wren ♀ India Lotus Penelope
May Tallulah Verity ♀ Lucia Ottilie June♀ Rosa Elowen Chloë
Ivo Valentine Fox ♂ Shiloh Atlas Grey ♂ Leo Elijah Bram
Maben Isaac Poe ♂ Emrys Casper Gabriel ♂ Kit Auberon Xavier
November 22nd, 2012 10:00 AM #20Senior Member
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Here in Europe most Old Testament names sound very "Protestant Fundamentalist". I know Abigail, Seth, Levi, and Priscilla are traditional names in English but in other languages they sound very strange in a non-jewish person.
For Catholics more than classic popular saints names (Mary, Theresa, Anthony, Frances) it's the "marian" names that sound more religious to me, but these aren't really used in English. Immaculata, Dolores, Fatima, Lourdes, Annunziata, Rosario, and using Maria as a second name for boys.Florence Maud- Mary Valentine - Ada Imogen - Clementine Everly - Esmée Alexandra | Benedict Henry - Lucan Frederick - Augustine Louis - Emory Patrick - Theodore John
November 22nd, 2012 10:06 AM #22Senior Member
Florence Maud- Mary Valentine - Ada Imogen - Clementine Everly - Esmée Alexandra | Benedict Henry - Lucan Frederick - Augustine Louis - Emory Patrick - Theodore John
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November 22nd, 2012 05:55 PM #24
Neither did I say that you can only write about what you know, though it's certainly easier. And it's also less likely to cause people to react badly to your depiction of certain people groups. Your French example isn't quite on the mark. More to the point would be a Jewish person asking for stereotypical names of Muslims. They might not be writing anything mocking either, but the stereotype is against them when they ask the question.
I'm glad you're not looking to mock Christians (or the French! ). I agree that stereotypical doesn't have to mean mocking. Stereotypes exist because they are often true, but following stereotypes closely in a story can often feel like a hammer to the brain.
On another note, adding "no offense meant" after an offensive statement doesn't make it less offensive, it only makes it seem passive aggressive. Happy Thanksgiving!
Rosario but I never connected it with rosary! That's awesome. I don't think I could actually ever use the name but I'm putting it on my list anyway because it's so freaking gorgeous.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas