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June 4th, 2013 08:13 AM #21Senior Member
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I'm kind of particular about place name names, though. Because I don't think it's cool to name a kid after where you are currently living...BUT, I also really don't like people using names of places that they've never been to. I think the place has to have a personal significance to you to justify using it. Either you previously lived there, have visited, have a family member who lived there, etc. I think it's rather dull to use a place name just because you like the sound of it. (The exception, of course, is place names that were originally people names first, like Virginia, Georgia. I'd still hesitate to use them if the place wasn't at least a positive association for you.)
My DH and I have tossed around using Charleston, Chattanooga (yeah, that's a bit out there!), Tennessee as funky middle names, since they have personal significance. But I would never use Brooklyn or Savannah (never been there, though it's close to places I've lived!), even if I liked them (which I don't particularly...).
June 5th, 2013 02:34 AM #23
June 5th, 2013 03:31 AM #25
@amydomsmom - LOLTTC #1
Audrey - Blythe - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Harriet - Mabel - Susannah
Arthur - Barnaby - Frederick - Henry - Hugo - Rupert - Theodore - Walter
June 5th, 2013 05:07 AM #27
June 5th, 2013 09:39 AM #29
I know there's always a ton of little Georgias in Georgia. I've thought about this a bit ... We live in the NW, and I'd love to use either Normann or Tulsaa as a name. But when we move back to OK (in about 5-10 years), I think it might be really weird! On the other hand, using a name from a really significant location from around here might only seem neat once we move back to the Midwest. All in all, IDK!!
Edit: @namesinthenw, the city if Everettt totally kills all appeal of this name to me! @emrys, I love the name Olympiaa, and maybe because I didn't grow up in WA but I always forget that this name is so closely tied with the state (I do know my states and capitals though, it just doesn't register as a NAME sometimes).
Last edited by poppy528; June 5th, 2013 at 09:50 AM.“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz