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  1. #1

    Why do you choose names?

    Do you choose names based on meaning, sound (what you naturally like), or significance (i.e. named after role model/ cool person)?

  2. #3
    I think I do a little of both because if I like/look up to someone, their name becomes more appealing to the ear.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    I typically like a name for a variety of different reasons. Some I simply like the way they sound or their meaning, others I like because of their relation to an important person/book/place in my life, and some I like because the image or personality I associate with the name matches how I would want my child to be or how I predict they will be.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Southeast USA
    For me it's mostly meaning and imagery. If the name has no meaning to me - literal, personal, or family - and I don't like the imagery of the name, it doesn't go on my list. A name's history is also important to me i.e. is it a "modern" name, is it timeless, etc.
    Last edited by southern.maple; July 18th, 2013 at 12:48 PM.
    ♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Dean ◊ Micah ◊ Gideon ◊ Tobias ◊ Jasper
    ♀ | Helen ◊ Cora ◊ Anne ◊ Jane ◊ Edith ◊ Georgia ◊ Gwen ◊ Catherine ◊ Lydia ◊ Phoebe

  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2012
    I choose fn by sound and mn by significance, usually for a family member that has passed thought I don't really like using the exact name
    Coraline "Corey", Georgiana "Georgie", Cecilia "Cici", Guinevere "Gwen", Aili

    Darcy, Vaughn, Leif, Heath, Huxley, Kenneth, Cormac

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