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Thread: Thoughts on Peter?
April 24th, 2013 01:20 AM #1
Thoughts on Peter?
Peter has long been a favorite of mine--it was my first favorite boys' name--and I am coming around to it again! For several months now, I've been itching to get it back on my list for Peter Pevensie (and the Biblical Peter!), as well as just loving the image of Peter--laid-back, kind, an everyman, but still poised, intelligent, classy. I find Peter to be an intriguing classic, it's always had a je ne sais quoi for me, and I still love it.
Recently it hit me that I love the idea of Peter with my girls' names--I think Peter would be adorable with Isabelle, Arianne, Olivia, and Violet (although not quite a perfect stylistic match).
I do have doubts about it, though--I'm practically certain I'll never be able to find a combo I like with Peter up front (and when that seems to happen, I invariably go off of the name, since I get so frustrated with it!), plus I have lingering feelings of not really being able to see Peter on a little boy (and even if I can, I'm not sure how cute I think a little boy named Peter would be?), and Peter still feels a bit dated to me.
Would you like to meet a little Peter? How would you freshen it up? I also like the similar European variants, Pieter and Peder, but wouldn't they be an absolute hassle to deal with?
Or should I just keep Peter in the MN spot? Right now, it's on my list as Boaz Addison Peter, but I'm having serious doubts about the combo, anyhow.
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