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May 21st, 2013 01:02 PM #11
Troy I think of the character from 'Community' and for Sawyer my secondary reaction (after Tom Sawyer) is Sawyer from 'Lost'.
Cullen and Cosette are the one's I'd say you couldn't use because of their associations. Cullen is ridiculously Twilight, there's no avoiding that even though it was a surname before the god-awful books came out. And Victor Hugo made up Cosette (and others). It literally means 'little thing' and was just a nickname for the character Euphrasie.
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May 24th, 2013 12:48 PM #13Junior Member
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This is what I think of (that was fun!). But honestly, if you love the name, I wouldn't let that deter you only because there are other ones out there. There will always be someone else (or a character) with that name.
Troy - No associations
Toby - Toby (The Office), Tobey Maguire, Tobias (Arrested Development)
Ryder - Flynn Ryder (Tangled) (I love Disney movies!!! Although, I did not immediately think of Flynn Ryder)
Sawyer - Sawyer (Lost)
Casper - Yes, Casper the Friendly Ghost
Adam - Adam Sandler
Caspian - The Caspian Sea
Everett - No association
Cullen - Twilight
Hudson - Rock Hudson
Atticus - Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Carter - No association
Charlotte - Charlotte's Web
Scarlett - Scarlett Johansson
Cosette - No association
May 24th, 2013 01:10 PM #15
Troy - Troy Bolton (High School Musical) --> No, it makes me think of Troy the city, etc.
Toby - Toby Ziegler (West Wing) --> I don't watch the West Wing, but it makes me think of Tobey Maguire
Ryder - Flynn Ryder (Tangled) --> yep
Sawyer - Tom Sawyer (by Mark Twain) --> yep or that guy from Lost?
Casper - the ghost --> yep
Adam - the Addams family --> no, this is my brother's middle name though
Caspian - Prince Caspian (a Chronicles of Narnia movie) --> now that you say it..
Everett - Mt. Everest --> no I don't think of that
Cullen - Twilight --> yes, but I still like it
Hudson - the Hudson river --> no I think of Jennifer Hudson
Atticus - Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) --> no but now that you say it...
Carter - US president Jimmy Carter --> no I think of Jay Z hahaha
Charlotte - "The Charlotte" (a boat in National Treasure) --> I like this name (obviously) but if it made me think of anything it would be the band good charlotte
Scarlett - Gone with the wind, the Scarlett Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) --> yes but I still like it
Cosette - Les Miserables --> yes, but not a bad thing necessarilyGirls: Matilda ~ Cordelia ~ Elena ~ Violet ~ Emilia ~ Catherine ~ Charlotte ~ Aurelia ~ Elaine ~ Lila
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May 25th, 2013 02:47 AM #17
Casper, Cullen, Atticus & Cosette are the only ones that I would immediately associate. I think it's probably because these names aren't used a lot so people stick with the one example they have? Like Ben Franklin is a famous Benjamin but you don't automatically think of him because Benjamin is a very common name. But a name like Cosette is barely seen (I've never seen it anywhere but Les Mis, actually) so when you do, you associate it with that one reference. That being said, I don't think any of these associations should stop you from using a name. None of the associations are bad & associations fade with time anyway!Felicity ~ Calista ~ Claudia ~ Beatrice "Betty" ~ Carlotta ~ Millie ~ Cora ~ Audrey ~ Violet
Calvin ~ Jude ~ Miles ~ Oliver ~ Roscoe ~ Benjamin ~ Leo ~ Adrian ~ Isaac ~ Colin
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May 25th, 2013 03:21 AM #19
Troy - Great name, I don't think most people will think of the HSM reference right away if at all.
Toby - Actually the first thing I think of when I hear this name is either Toby Kennish (a character from "Switched at Birth") or Tobey Maguire.
Ryder - See Troy
Sawyer - I know a little boy with this name, so he's always the first thing I think of when I hear it.
Casper - To me at least, the reference with this name is pretty strong, which could be good or bad, depending upon your viewpoint. WDYT of Jasper?
Adam - I know a few guys with this name, and I always think of them first.
Caspian - Love this one! The Caspian sea is also a reference: and I don't think that Narnia movie will come to mind for most people.
Everett - Nice name, and it's different enough from Everest that there won't really be an association.
Cullen - Really cool, though I think the Twilight connection might be a little strong.
Hudson - I always think of Jennifer or Kate Hudson when I hear this, not necessarily the river.
Atticus - Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird): this is a pretty strong connection, I think everyone will think of this one.
Carter - I think of either the former president or Aaron Carter.
Charlotte - My first thought is; Charlotte York (Sex and the City)
Scarlett - Scarlett Johansson
Cosette - Les Miserables; Oh I just love this one! The Les Mis reference is pretty strong, but it's wonderful in my opinion!
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