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  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2013
    i think Lion is a great name. you have so many people running around named Leo or Leon or Lionel.. why would Lion be "too out there"?

    side note: Ari means Lion in Hebrew and Ariel means Lion of God. just adding to the collection

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I actually love Lion. Someone pointed out that it sounds a lot like "lyin'", though, so no, I wouldn't use it on its own, but I do really love it. My mom started this cute thing where she has little animal nicknames for all of her children, and I'd like to continue it for my own kids. Depending on personality and such, I'd love to be able to call a future son "my brave little lion" (although I think I'd probably have a "little bear" first!). I love the idea of Lion as a nn, and I think Leonidas, Lionel, Leopold, Lev, Leonard/Leonardo/etc. are great for a full name. And if Lion is something he doesn't love when he can make up his mind, then he always has Leo (or a plethora of other nns) to choose from.

    Good luck!
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  3. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    I would only ever use Leon.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    I would use Leon or Lionel.
    Emily / 20 / American

    Samuel • Edward • George • James • Arthur
    Girls' names are a struggle.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    London, England
    While lions are very beautiful and cool animals (stay at home dads!), I have never been to fond of the English word for them. Lion is so tame. Leo is sweet, I adore Spanish Leon and Danish/Norwegian Løve. Leonidas and Lionel can be called Lion.
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

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