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Thread: An American Benedict?
June 26th, 2013 11:39 PM #1Member
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An American Benedict?
I've been crushing on the name Benedict lately! However, as an American, there is some hesitation about the name thanks to the traitor Benedict Arnold. One would think over 230 years would be enough time to move on, but oh well
So, do you think Benedict could be wearable on an American boy? I generally prefer full names, so I probably wouldn't call him Ben or Benny/Bene all that often (especially since I have a cousin named Ben, short for Benjamin).
What are your thoughts? Thanks
June 27th, 2013 12:16 AM #3
I love the name Benedict too! When I asked about Benedict about a week ago, most Berries seemed okay with it. If anything, I think of the most recent pope, Pope Benedict XVI.
I think it's very wearable, because there are so many other associations beyond Benedict Arnold. There's the twenty six Pope Benedicts, the saint Benedict, the Shakespeare character, and the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
So a big yes from me on an American Benedict!-Athena
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June 27th, 2013 01:31 AM #5
When you say Benedict, the very first thing I think is Arnold. Maybe it's not such a big deal in some areas or some groups, but I grew up in a family that loves American history. Unfortunately, even with the pope, I think many will think Benedict Arnold... I mean, we used to use it as a synonym for 'traitor'. If you use it, I'd recommend either using it as a mn or giving a very solid, traditional mn to fall back on in case it becomes an issue...Emiliana Pari (or Valentina Hasti?) Debuts July 2014Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia
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June 27th, 2013 01:46 AM #7Senior Member
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honestly, even as big a history geek as I am, there are far many other Benedicts I think of first: Cumberbatch, Shakespeare, the Pope...it's a darling name! Be brave and use it!~ "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names" ~
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June 27th, 2013 01:56 AM #9~inside this teenberry's mind ~~Vote on combo possibilities (updated 3/8/14)
~♀ ~ Adair ~ Cassia ~ Cecilia ~ Cordelia ~ Ivy ~ Kestrel ~ Lyra ~ Mary ~ Petra ~ Shira ~
♂ ~ Benjamin ~ Jack ~ Nathaniel ~ Tristan ~
☺ ~ Cassia Jane ~ Cordelia Alice ~ Ivy Seraphina ~ Lyra Genevieve ~ Mary Elowen ~ Shira Beatrix ~
~ Jack Peregrine ~ Tristan Hale ~
Considering ~ Christine Sakura ~ Petra Wren ~ Sheena ~ Viola ~ Finnian ~