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March 25th, 2013 10:46 AM #11~Boys~
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★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
March 25th, 2013 12:03 PM #13
I love a lot of place names. For me, "too much" would be naming a kid something like United States Smith, which doesn't remotely sound like a name. Or something in steeped in controversy, like India. With names like England and Ireland, they aren't necessarily my taste, but I wouldn't be put off by someone else choosing something like that.
But overall, I love place names and find some of them quite nice.Gideon ~ Ezekiel ~ Abel ~ Emmett ~ Declan ~ Silas ~ Ezra ~ Flynn ~ Jasper ~ Elliot
Maisie ~ Willa ~ Naomi ~ Vivienne ~ Evangeline ~ Gemma ~ Amaryllis ~ Lux ~ Remi ~ Sophie
Shiloh ~ River ~ Sage ~ Rowan
Name Crush of the Moment: Oona
March 25th, 2013 12:36 PM #15
I think place names need to either be A. A name that has been used as a name enough to feel established or even better, a place that originated from a name anyway. Or B. A place with some sort of personal significance. The more obscure the place, the more important it feels to me for there to be a story behind it.
March 25th, 2013 06:07 PM #17
I have a surname that's a place name, and while it's only rarely used as a first name (there were more than 10, but less than 20 baby boys named it in 2011), it's still weird to think of anyone walking around with "my" surname as their first name.
Away from that, one thing I always find bizarre, is when parents use the names of places they've never been to.
I know a couple who named their daughter London, as they "love London," but they've never been. So no, they don't love London, they love the romantic ideal they have of London. I'm sure the real London is nothing like they imagine.
Furthermore, I don't know why, but I find that kind of thing pretentious as well.
So no, I'm not a huge fan of place names being used as first names.⋆ Margaret Mary ⋆
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March 25th, 2013 06:13 PM #19
A lot of places were named actual names, so I would think that those would be fine.~Izzy, looking for a new nickname
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