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July 15th, 2013 07:49 PM #21Junior Member
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July 15th, 2013 08:59 PM #23Senior Member
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My name obsession freaks me and my family out and I could never out exactly why there so fascinating to me.
but it''s probably because like @violetgray said I hate my name.
July 16th, 2013 06:09 AM #25
It was at eight or nine, when I took my allowance and birthday money to the store to buy a Cabbage Patch Kid. I had to read the birth certificates of every doll before I selected one. That opened my eyes to the world of names beyond the Heathers and Johns in my class. Ironically I never renamed a Kid, though that was allowed. (Did I mention that I went on to own six?) It would be a total dream job to name these dolls, though I suspect names are probably randomly generated by a computer these days.
July 16th, 2013 06:40 AM #27
In hindsight, I've always been a name nerd, but I didn't become "hard core" until after my husband and I set a date for trying to conceive our first child. So I've been on Nameberry since January this year. As a child/teenager, I thought about names a lot and interesting names for characters in short stories I used to write. Nowadays, it's more about practicality - selecting a name for our soon-to-be bub!~ Mother of Violet Elizabeth Rose ~
FUTURE DAUGHTER: IVY OR JANE
FUTURE SON: FREDERICK OR HENRY
July 16th, 2013 07:22 AM #29
I just kind of fell into it really.
It all started when I was out with my mom one day, when I was younger, and we went into a bookstore (I think she'd gone in there for a recipe book, if I remember correctly). Mom told me to go and look, see if there were any books I wanted, so off I went. I happened to glance at a shelf, and noticed a book about baby names, so curious I took it off the shelf and had a flick through. Up until that point, I didn't even realize names had meaning, or anything like that.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I basically just stood there looking up different names in this book, and became fascinated with all the different meanings. I never made it to the 'young adult' section of the bookstore, I just stood there engrossed by this baby name book.
Mom called me, I went up and asked her if I could have the book, and she didn't even blink, she just bought it for me.
And that's how it all started really.
After that, I bought another book (as it had more names in it), and then another... and before long I realized I was slowly becoming obsessed... and here I am now, at the age of 18, a card-carrying member of the name nerd club.
I now own, at an estimation, between 40-50 name books.
Anyone would think I have a problem!⋆ Margaret Mary ⋆
Ada ⋆ Beatrice ⋆ Christabel ⋆ Cordelia ⋆ Dorothea ⋆ Elisabeth ⋆ Frances ⋆ Harriet ⋆ Ida ⋆ Iris ⋆ Jessamine ⋆ Josephine ⋆ Mary ⋆ Maryann ⋆ Nora ⋆ Olive ⋆ Pearl ⋆ Rosabel ⋆ Rose ⋆ Rosemary ⋆ Sarah ⋆ Thessaly ⋆ Violet
Abel ⋆ Archer ⋆ Asher ⋆ August ⋆ Benedict ⋆ Edmund ⋆ Fletcher ⋆ Francis ⋆ Gabriel ⋆ Isaac ⋆ Jack ⋆ Joah ⋆ John ⋆ Josiah ⋆ Jude ⋆ Nathanael ⋆ Nicholas ⋆ Noah ⋆ Raphael ⋆ Reuben ⋆ Samuel ⋆ Sebastian ⋆ Tobias ⋆ Zachariah