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May 17th, 2013 02:12 PM #6
Sorry to but it reminds me of the ocean liner (SS Independence) rather than a name for a human.All the best,
May 17th, 2013 02:23 PM #8
I'm going to be a bit harsh for a moment:
The very first impression I get of the name is that it comes off as the child of an overly patriotic gun-toting redneck from the backwoods of the American South or maybe somewhere in the midwest.
Disregarding the initial impression I can see the appeal of the name and Indie is adorable.
Trying to see the name from another angle, I can easily see how the name Independence could signify independent thought and action. This is a much more positive and meaningful association.
May 17th, 2013 02:35 PM #10Senior Member
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I'm a person who likes Liberty. So I should like Independence. And I DID immediately think "that's a cute way to get to Penny, too..."
But I wouldn't really use it in real life. I'm not sure where it breaks down for me, considering my love for Liberty, but it does. I think part of the issue is rhythm - Liberty's 3 syllables ends-in-y is not unlike a lot of girls' names from the common (Emily, Natalie) to the NB-approved (Romilly, Verity) to the mildly dated but very familiar (Ebony, Valerie). And Independence is longer and quirkier.
But I like Immanuela which is even longer. So obviously its not just length that's bothering me.
EDIT: Grammar disaster.
Last edited by stripedsocks; May 17th, 2013 at 03:39 PM.
May 17th, 2013 03:00 PM #12
I don't think this works for a real person. I'd leave it as a guilty pleasure.My Zoe ... My life
May 17th, 2013 03:23 PM #14Senior Member
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