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Thread: Pagan for a baby name?? Wha?????
May 16th, 2013 11:26 PM #26
It's not really my style.Mom of 4; Slone, Greer, Rhys and Oake.
Wife to the amazing Jessie.
I write things on my iPhone. I don't mean to miss words or press two letters at once.
May 17th, 2013 12:33 AM #28Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2012
- Adelaide Australia
Very odd to me as i understood pagan was a term used by various groups eg Jews, Christians and Romans to describe 'other' gods. Not a religion in itself but a group heading for Druidic, animalistic or other local beliefs. Less the equivalent of naming a son Christian, more like calling him 'outsider'. Plenty of belief groups practicing animal and occasionally human sacrifice as well as gentler nature worship would fall under such a broad description so it's one I would avoid.Thrilled to be mother to @gnes Ei1ish Madeline and Fe1icity Bridget Be@trice
If we'd had boys the list was: Godfrey, Seamus, Alexander, Michael, Felix, Peter, Ignatius & Sebastian.
May 17th, 2013 01:18 AM #30
As someone who participates in a more avant-garde lifestyle I can see the appeal of using such a stigmatized word as the name of a child. It makes people double take or ask you to repeat it. It's remembered. Not to mention it has a lovely sound and is so similar to names like Reagan and Kaegan. However, I feel it would draw negative attention to a child for all the wrong reasons. I would want a positively associated word or name attached to my little one. Not a name they have to explain or may exclude them from a job because a more zealous person assumes that they are something they may not be.
Not that it's a bad thing to be a Pagan, but there is such a stigma about the word. People judge too quickly.
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