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  1. #1
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    A New Name Love I Didn't See Coming

    This would be for a middle, but I am so in love with this name right now I can hardly control myself. It's working up the courage to challenge Robin to a duel!

    Peter ♥ (c&p; I blame thee)

    we're trying to find proper English names for the middle spot (like we did with Marian for Roo), and it suddenly dawned on me, can you find anything more tied to an English childhood than Peter? First of all there's Peter Pan; every single English child has grown up reading about this little urchin. The books are gorgeous, the Disney version is adorable, and I really love Finding Neverland. Kate Bush has a gorgeous song called In Search of Peter Pan which is such a childhood song for me, and another called Oh England My Lionheart where she mentions him again. There's Peter Pevensie, High King of Narnia; brave, noble, just and dashing. And let's not forget adorable Peter Rabbit from Beatrix Potter's books.

    What do we think of Peter?
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

  2. #3
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    There is also Peter Piper, who picked a peck of pickled peppers. I think Peter is the ultimate nursery rhyme/storybook name, and its whimsical associations are what landed it on my list a few years ago. I don't know where it ranks in the UK, but it is surprisingly uncommon in the US (#205 and falling, which is very low for a Bible name; I've only met two Peters in my entire life), so I consider the name an unexpected choice that would grab attention. I like it. A lot.
    Last edited by alzora; July 5th, 2013 at 06:51 AM.

  3. #5
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    Peter is a lovely name with wonderful associations and a strong sound. Cute, but sophisticated.
    Not expecting, just planning and building lists!

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    Ooh I love Peter. I think it's a good proper English name to Roo's Marian.
    Little Bean arriving September 2014

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  5. #9
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    Well obviously Peter is amazing.

    It’s actually been in my #2 spot for a long while now, I just haven't got round to changing my signature I absolutely adore all the literary connections (there's a Peter in The Railway Children too -my favourite when I was little- and the cute Peter and Jane books), especially Peter Pan. I don't want to grow up! Parents don't want their little babies to grow up! It'd be ever so sweet on a little chap these days. Very refreshing. I'm ever so slightly biased, but I think Peter beats Robin. There's already a lovely slice of Robin Hood magic in Roo's name, time for Peter! And I think Peter's got more than enough fairytale charm to hold up in the middle spot against some of your more 'out there' names. Totally enchanting and gorgeous.

    Love the Kate Bush songs! I really got back into her when you mentioned a load of her songs on an old thread I had in the 'Momberries' section. Brilliant. I find I associate a lot of music with the name Peter. Don't know if you've ever listened to the soundtracks of Finding Neverland or the 2003 Peter Pan? They're both fantastic, I'd give them a listen. I've got many beautiful, magical 'Peter' tracks on my iTunes, but my favourite is still 'Fairy Dance' by James Newton Howard- reminds me of everything mystical and delightful about Peter, Neverland and childhood!

    So to sum up: Peter gets a massive YES from me
    William ♠ Thomas ♠ Peter ♠ Henry ~ Rose ♠ Alice ♠ Ivy ♠ Lowenna
    Mowesi ~ Henwyn Kernewek ~ Mebyon

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