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  1. #6
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    I also knew a Ransom, who was a professor and such a nice man. I'm partial to the name, and agree with the previous poster that it's not nearly as bad as some others I see here. Use it as a middle if you can't do first. The Ransom I knew went by Ram.

  2. #8
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    Ransom is on par with Maverick. Both are names that try too hard to be cool and just end up sounding ridiculous. I don't like it for another reason: it has much macho swagger which is a big turnoff. If you must placate your husband, use it for the middle spot.
    Last edited by mischa; May 25th, 2013 at 01:41 PM.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #10
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    I've got to agree with Mischa on this one.

  4. #12
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    I think some evangelical Christians like to use Ransom as it has theological overtones, rather than criminal ones. But CS Lewis' fiction was always quasi-allegorical. I don't think it's a realistic name either.
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  5. #14
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    I actually like it. I think of the Christian overtones before the criminal associations, but I realize I'm in the minority there.
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