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December 25th, 2015 06:56 PM #1Member
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- Mar 2014
Where do you find naming inspiration?
I love NB, (don't get me wrong) and I follow lots of name blogs and have a moderate collection of baby name books.
BUT I also am always looking for new ways and places to find names. What're yours? Do you explore cemeteries, read birth announcements etc.?
Where can I find more names?
Thanks, Berries <3
Oh, and Happy holidays!
December 25th, 2015 07:13 PM #3
A lot of movies, books and tv shows, britishbabynames.com (BAs), lists on wikipedia (authors, musicians, composers, painters & their families, etc.), behindthenames Top X lists for different countries and decades as well as freebmd.org.uk and familysearch.org for combos and sibling names.Rose Lavinia Charlotte & Henry Frederick Arthur
Ada, Flora, Jane, Hugo, Arthur, Matilda, Alice
Edmund Hugo, Jane Matilda, Alice Matilda, Alice Ophelia
blogging about: US Top 100 Combined Spellings
December 25th, 2015 10:32 PM #5Senior Member
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- Aug 2013
- Downton Abbey
December 25th, 2015 10:33 PM #7
The biggest one is probably genealogy because I really like having the family connection to names, especially in the middle. A couple of my top boy combos have family surnames in the middle and, if children are in my future, I'll probably end up using one or more of them. Even though I'm not a big gamer, I've gotten quite a few from video games. I think it's because I just get so used to hearing the name over and over that it sticks in my head more than normal. Other areas are musicians and literature.Freya Josephine* ◊ Saskia Maeve* ◊ Tessa Evangeline ◊ Sylvie Kerensa
Dominic Ivans* ◊ Ivor Conrad ◊ Oscar Frederick* ◊ Magnus Karl*
* = honor nameGP Combos: Thalia Bastet ◊ Silje (prn. Sil-yah) Medeina ◊ Aurora Maris ◊ Poppy Zephyra ◊ Ronan Mimir ◊ Azrael Irving ◊ Stian Pierce ◊ Lev Ögmundur (prn. Oh-mun-dur)
December 25th, 2015 11:39 PM #9Senior Member
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- Apr 2014
I agree with genealogy, for me personally it wouldn't feel right to not name a child after a grandparent or heroic ancestor for a middle name anyway. However, for first names I tend to just peruse through forums like this and blogs. As well as other naming blogs/websites.
I think it's good to keep your options and mind open about names. There are a few that I'd picked out when I was about 13 and now 10 years later I wouldn't touch them with a 15 foot pole.Furchild:
Proud Aunt of:
Signature influenced mainly by genealogy.
Aurora Joan|Edie Clara|Norah Rosalind|Ivy Seraphina|Odette Deanna|Kinley Frances|Violet Nyx
Rhett Nicolai|Silas Peregrine|Huxley Matteo|Cohen Obediah|Fletcher Hamish|Knox Augustus|Jasper Adam
Freya Wren|Thea Hadley|Reuben Maverick