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Thread: Exception to a nameberry rule?
June 13th, 2013 02:23 AM #41Senior Member
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I adore the name Montgomery, though I've never thought of it for a girl, but I actually love Montgomery Ann.
She'd probably end up with the nn Monty, though you could definitely use Maggie. Even something like Mon, Monny, Morry.
Another way to honour your grandmother could be to use a variation of her first name - Olive, Olivia, Molly, Polly, Holly, etc.
June 13th, 2013 03:51 AM #43Member
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June 13th, 2013 04:17 AM #45
I don't think (from what I've seen) that the traditional nameberry opposition to boy names on girls is simply because girls shouldn't have boy names. It's because we see so many gorgeous girl's names, and it's hard for us to watch someone pass up one of those for a popular boy's name. The opposition is to the trendy thing, not necessarily the actual thing itself, if that makes sense. We like our untraditional, second-glance, head-turning names.
With that said, I think it's fine. No one will ever be sure if that's her first name, she'll constantly be asked 'Is Montgomery your first name? Is V_______ your first name?' and occasionally she'll get 'Ann' if the paperwork has her full middle name on it. But seriously, it's no big deal. At all. That kind of thing happens to everyone with a name below the top 50 or so.
Honestly, it's cute. I put it in the same realm as Margot and Mauve. Not pretty, not super feminine or girly, but good, solid names. If it meant something like that to me, I'd use it. Because screw everyone else, this is YOUR kid, that you want to name after YOUR grandmother. And if you have to explain it, you get to explain it with pride.
And to head off the inevitable, just call her Monty. It's adorable.I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
June 13th, 2013 07:33 AM #47Member
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I love it!!! I think it's gorgeous
June 13th, 2013 08:01 AM #49** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
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