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June 4th, 2013 07:13 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 01:34 AM #23
June 5th, 2013 02:31 AM #25
@amydomsmom - LOLAudrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Jane - Mabel - Susannah
Arthur - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter
June 5th, 2013 04:07 AM #27Mother to two lovely kiddos, Mila Arden and Cato Bennett
Currently dreaming of...
Atlas, Callahan, Caius, Ezra, Bram, Atticus, Aspen, Sylvan, Constantine, Perrin & Pascoe
Lyra, Elodie, Elowen, Isis, Artemis, Sylvia, Vesper, Anouk, Willa, Cassia, Elka & Sage
June 5th, 2013 08:39 AM #29
Last edited by poppy528; December 31st, 2013 at 02:09 PM.“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