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June 25th, 2013 07:29 PM #11Member
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Oops, I guess I read through to fast! Still a 'small' world though!Mama to Kuyper Aaron, Zane Henry and Boy#3 Due December 2013
Top Girl Name: Phoebe Elizabeth
Top Boy Names: Jonas Myles, Charles David, Oliver Myles, Layton Charles
June 25th, 2013 08:50 PM #13
I'm thanking saracita00 for the history, too--obviously I'd forgotten many of the details! I knew there was a bird connection..."He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names."
Tobias Rory Benjamin ~ Crispin Isaiah ~ Ransom Horatio ~ Lucius Olórin ~ James Deliverance
Una Marguerite/Oona Sylvestra ~ Jessamyn Agnes ~ Branwen Evangeline ~ Alice Emmanuelle ~ Christiana Linnet
June 26th, 2013 10:25 AM #15
Ah, well, if the surname is one currently in use, I can see how there isn't much glamour in it. How sad, you might just have to use Saxony (heehee). I also liked @domestikated's "Mighty Fortress" idea, though it's pretty roundabout.
I personally wouldn't use Charles in the "Luther honor" combination because Charles V was the Holy Roman Emperor who presided at the Diet of Worms. Poor guy was only 19 and more or less a pawn to the inner workings of the Roman Catholic church at the time, but anyway, it seems odd as part of the "tribute" name. Right off I would also eliminate Leo (the Pope at the time; there were others too but this one played a major role and would be known) Johann (Tetzel) and Hans (Luther's dad; they eventually came to terms but it wasn't a good relationship for a very long time), though except possibly for Leo, I don't expect you want any of these anyway.
June 26th, 2013 06:54 PM #17
Charles Saxon, though! Do you think too many people would notice? Maybe I should just opt for Boaz Frederick, then, although I think I'd miss Boaz Benjamin that I had been considering earlier. Hmm.
Or maybe just opt for Saxon Frederick instead? I'm not sure how much I LOVE Saxon for me as a FN, though--I love that Alex O'Loughlin has a son named Saxon (honestly, I love Lion, too, so I must just love his style...), but I'm not sure I can see me with a Saxon...
As for Hans/Johann, that probably wouldn't be too much of a worry, but what about Saxon and Johanna as siblings? Would that be a no-no, do you think?
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June 27th, 2013 10:10 AM #19
Nah, I wouldn't take it so far as to rule out every related feminization of names remotely related for siblings. I wouldn't even really expect for the actual related names to be ruled out as siblings, unless the parents were some kind of hardcore history fanatics. I just think that the name of another major player in combination with the "honoring" middle is kind of odd. Honestly there won't be many people who even know or remember those details, but the few who do would wonder if you were ignorant, didn't care, or were making some kind of point they were missing. Haha. If you're thinking of something else being a problem with Saxon and Johanna, I'm not seeing it.
Charles Saxon kind of runs together anyway with the S, and then the X, it might be a good idea to pair it with another name anyway to get a better flow. Of course I know you always have bunches of middles lined up which means rearranging things, but what about Samuel Saxon! Swoon. Caleb Frederick, Asher Frederick, Everett Saxon? BTW I like Boaz Benjamin.
I considered Saxon as a first name once and put it out to the NB boards for opinions. As I recall, it wasn't very popular to begin with, but somebody out there thought it was "racist" (which I guess I can see but good grief); and someone else pointed out the math curriculum (might have been you, hahaha). Maybe something about it being too close to sex? I can't remember. You can probably still find the thread out there somewhere on the boards if you're interested. I just remember thinking the reactions were kind of extreme and it wasn't worth sticking a kid with a name that was going to make people go crazy.
P.S. @auroradawn, you have no idea how often we hear, "oh tell [this new guy] about his name. Something about a bird and Martin Luther." lol...