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June 30th, 2013 12:26 PM #16Senior Member
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June 30th, 2013 01:03 PM #18Senior Member
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Not a fan. Putting aside all the history, it doesn't sound very professional to me and I think that should be a consideration when naming a child.
June 30th, 2013 03:19 PM #20
America from Europe on the Mayflower. I like the tie to my history, and I like the idea that my family was among some of the first Americans to live on what is now U.S. soil. Does that mean I wanted to exploit Native Americans? No, of course not. My grandfather was part Native American--I'm part Native American. When I think of the Mayflower, I think of the first American Thanksgiving, and hope, and Squanto. I think of new beginnings, and new opportunities, and religious freedom. It has a great image to me, I don't think I would have associated it with the treatment of Native Americans at all. Would I have used it as a FN? No, it is sort of cutesy, sort of like Primrose and Posy and Poet and Monet--which are all cool MNs, imo, and spice up a combo, but are too cutesy to be taken seriously as FN. I think if you have a connection to the Mayflower, though, or the Canadian flower, even, it might be an interesting middle. I obviously didn't connect to the negative associations to the name, but obviously, a lot of people did, so I would probably be quite hesitant to use it, myself, even with the family tie. I think something like Mary Fleur, or even May-Fleur, and you could use Mayflower as a nn? I think it has a similar vibe, but would be more usable, personally.Ashley | namenerd | Christian | storyteller
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June 30th, 2013 03:50 PM #22
Thanks for everyone's feed back. I never thought about the history of the name. After reading, I think it is definitely unusable considering we are part native American.Charlotte - Louise - Violet - Francesca - Annabel - Grace - Claire - Vera - Winter 💕
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June 30th, 2013 03:56 PM #24Member
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