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December 3rd, 2012 09:03 PM #11
My SIL named her daughter after a Michelle, on Friends. I was shocked when she told me that. It seemed kind of shallow to me... However, I realized later that the name is quite popular although perhaps a bit outdated for her generation. Her peers will likely not be familiar with the show either. On top of that the name is the feminization of her daughter's grandfather's name, and she goes by the cute nn of Mimi, so in the end it was a happy accident or a very smart choice. Her son is named Christopher, after Christopher Robin. That's super cute, and it's a classic name, so she can get away with it.
December 4th, 2012 12:49 AM #13
My middle name is Lydia, after Lydia from the Bible who was the first Christian woman in Europe. While I appreciate the name and connection, Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books ever so I always associate it with empty-headed Lydia Bennet. Strangely my mum loves Jane Austen too but didn't think of the character. And to top it off my sister's MN is Kathryn (Kitty's full name, though spelled Catherine, for those who aren't hardcore fans :P ). Not that anyone except me has ever noticed the connection.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Scarlett, Portia, Felicity, Juliet
Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Prospero, Orlando, Darcy
December 4th, 2012 01:13 AM #15Junior Member
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February 25th, 2013 02:22 AM #17
Thank you for sharing the stories behind your names, Berries. I was on a bit of a hiatus so I wasn't able to read all of them until now.
I loved reading all of them. @ valkyrie: I adore Natalie Wood!! ... Fascinating stories.
Personally, I'm not named after anyone famous. But my older sister was named after a famous singer named, Sharon. But she never felt any pressure to live up to the public figure, so much as to investigate the cultural roots of it.
February 26th, 2013 10:29 PM #19Raquel-22 year old who loves names, books, and languages
Ladies: Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Rose Caroline, Charlotte Rosamund, Eleanora Winter, Marina Adelaide, Emmeline Margot, Cecily May, Annabel Frances
Gentlemen: Frederick Arthur, Nicholas Hugo, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett, Edmund Tobias, Asher (?)