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May 24th, 2013 04:25 PM #11
Fine as a middle name.⋆ Margaret Mary ⋆
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May 24th, 2013 08:17 PM #13Senior Member
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The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books, and I loved Jay Gatsby, so I've always thought about possibly using him as a namesake. Now, I haven't read the book since high school, so I just remember loving him and remember him being a misunderstood character. I got the same feeling from the new movie (I have also seen the Robert Redford version, but not in a long time) and loved Gatsby just as much as I remember loving him when I read it. So I'm surprised by people saying he's not a good namesake. I will have to re-read it and re-visit my thoughts, I guess.
As a name on its own, it is only associated with the novel/movie(s) and if you're okay with that, then use it. I have considered using it as a middle name, but since then I have decided that I would only use Jay or James to honor the character, if I used it at all. If you really do love the name and want to use it, I would suggest it only in the middle spot.Girls: Cordelia, Phoebe, Rose
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May 25th, 2013 03:15 AM #17Senior Member
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I'm not against people using the name after the character, I just don't like it, personally. I don't like the sound of it. I prefer Jay, but it's a bit boring. I love that Fitzgerald used the name Jordan, for a female character (in the 1920s!) and would love to use it if it wasn't associated with other Jodan's and wasn't so popular.
May 25th, 2013 03:31 AM #19
I'm not against naming your children after fictional characters at all, but giving your son the one-of-a-kind surname of a well-known literary figure in a classic novel crosses the line between cool and pretentious. Just don't. Any name that will forever have "the great" attached to the front of it is too much.
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