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April 18th, 2013 08:31 PM #1Senior Member
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Be honest...what would you think of me if I named my kids this?
So I have like two running lists...one is my dream list, which contains names I love for the sound, feel, and quirkiness but worry other people would hate. The other is my safe list, of normal names that I sort of like enough to name a kid that.
So for girls
Dream Girl List:
Artemis (no middle name here yet, open to suggestions)
Safe Girl List:
Dream Boy List:
Jess (I love Jess on a boy. Like absolutely adore it. But everyone says he'd get beaten up, so I'd be willing to use Jesse if I had to)
Kit (i truly loathe the name Christopher...Kristopher is slightly more palatable, and I'd use it just so I could have the nn Kit, but is Kit as a first name okay?)
Safe Boy List:
Be honest. If you met a little girl named Oswin or Artemis or a boy named Jess, what would you think of them? What would you think of the parent who named them?
April 18th, 2013 08:43 PM #3
If I met a little girl named Oswin I would wonder if her parents were fans of Doctor Who because I had never heard of the name before Doctor Who. And seeing your username I assume you are a fan?
I think Oswin is absolutely adorable and unique. But, I wonder how many Oswins are going to be born in the next few years because of the show. Oswin Rose is really pretty. I happen to be a fan of Rose. I know some people think it's a boring filler name, but I love it.
Artemis is okay. It sounds very masculine to me so I would never use it on a girl even though I know Artemis was female. Not really a fan of Hero, but it could be a coolish middle name maybe? Not really a fan of Eliza, Bliss or Posy. Bliss sounds very southern. Not a bad thing, not a good thing, just an observation.
I love Milo! I don't know why it's on your dream list though. It's not very unusual or wacky. I think if you like Jesse definitely go with that over Jess. That way your son could always decide if he wants to go by Jess or Jesse. I adore Kit! Makes me think of Kit Harington who is yummy. Thomas is nice, Samuel is eh (although I love just Sam), and Wesley isn't my style, but isn't bad.
To sum up I LOVE Oswin for a girl. And Milo is adorable. Oswin and Milo would be such a cute sib set.“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
-George R.R. Martin
alyssa ϟ twenty-one ϟ usa ϟ name lover
If I ever have a baby, I would name him or her:
Charlotte Matilda |Augustus Henry
Anastasia Louise, Clara Penelope, Amelia Caitlin / Aiden James, Jase Alexander, Renly Isaac
April 18th, 2013 08:50 PM #5Senior Member
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I had a similar conundrum, and decided to put my dream name in the middle spot and go with my favorite classic first name (I picked Henry Atlas).
Interestingly, as I got to know my baby boy, I found the dream name suited him better, and now we mostly call him Atlas. I am still glad I went with the combo I did, since he has a more classic, common formal first name, should he prefer it later on.
I also particularly like Artemis for a girl, and I think Hero is intriguing. I like Milo, Jess and Kit from your dream boys names (those seem very normal to me). I also like your safe names too!
Bottom line, I would not think anything bad of you if you named your baby one of your dream names. I have met a LOT of babies with unique or interesting names!Mama of Henry Atlas & Margot Story
Other name loves:
Girls: Phoebe, Ramona, Holiday, Matilda, Susan, Helen
Boys: Thomas, Ulysses, Odin, Oliver
April 18th, 2013 08:53 PM #7Senior Member
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Oswin is the only one I find truly hideous. Artemis and Hero are fantastic and Oswin seems to wrong next to them.
Eliza, Posy and Bliss make a great sibset, IMO - Posy is not a favorite, but it fits nicely, Eliza is a long time love and Bliss is a new crush of mine.
Milo, Jess and Kit are adorable. I love how unisex Jess and Kit are but you have them for boys. There's always Christophe if you wanted a longer version of Kit, but I don't feel like it truly needs one.
Thomas, Samuel and Wesley are very handsome, I especially love Thomas and Samuel. Thomas would be SO nice to see.
April 19th, 2013 06:45 AM #9