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  1. #11
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    Apr 2013
    Fort Knox immediately springs to mind.

    Other than that, Ford makes me think of Ford Prefect from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Knox reminds me of Harry Potter spells. I like both though and think if you like them and you don't mind those connotations, why not go for it!
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  2. #13
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    May 2013
    I didn't think about Fort Knox until reading the other replies, but I can see how that would become a joke if you were calling your kids' names at a playground or similar.

    The names seem strongly American to me-- like "heartland" American. With Ford, I instantly think of the car manufacturer and then the former president. I don't have any mental association for Knox. Just seems like a trendy name ending in "x" (see Dax, Jax, Maddox) Not my style but I think they might work better for middle names.

  3. #15
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    May 2013
    I really like the name Ford it's manly and different.

  4. #17
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    Apr 2013
    I think Ford is okay, it isn't my style, but its not terrible. I prefer it over Knox.
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  5. #19
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    Apr 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by merrybells View Post
    Ford isn't. Have you read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? If not, be warned that this (old but popular) book has a character named Ford Prefect who isn't someone you want your child's name to be associated with.
    Thank you! This was my exact thought!!! However, I wonder whether this connection will have faded for the next generation... Knox is ok.
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