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Thread: Does Meaning Matter?
July 14th, 2013 07:50 PM #1Senior Member
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Does Meaning Matter?
For a long time I have really liked the name Mallory. I think it is cute, elegant and I love the potential nickname of "Mal". However, the meaning of Mallory (unlucky) turns me off the name. So I was wondering if the meaning of a name affects what you think of it? Also, would pick a name for your child that you really liked, regardless of it's meaning?
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July 14th, 2013 08:02 PM #3
I do take the meaning into consideration. For example: I really like the name Lilith, but the meaning "ghost; night monster" is a little too much for me.A teenage writer and name lover~
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July 14th, 2013 08:17 PM #5
Unfortunately, I do look at meaning. And it is so annoying, because really it doesn't matter. But I want my child to have a nice meaning for their name. I guess it would depend on how much I loved the name.
July 14th, 2013 08:29 PM #7Senior Member
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It's a little unfortunate that Mallory means unlucky. But I know a few Mallorys who seem fine with their names. I'm not sure if they know the meaning or not, but I'm sure they got over it. Honestly, it's a little funny that it means unlucky. I think if you look at it with a laugh, what's the big deal?
July 14th, 2013 09:06 PM #9