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  1. #6
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    Nov 2012
    I like to imagine this poem was written by an exasperated husband of a name loving woman like us. Like he's reciting her often-shared opinions on all the names she's come across. Love that imagery

    I laughed at some of the opinions, especially Bessie vs Betsy, no way! And I'd think Anna was more timeless than Annie.

  2. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    New England, USA
    My daughter's name (Emily), according to the poet, is beautiful , so I loved reading this, and found the observations very interesting.
    Last edited by kyemsma; July 25th, 2013 at 12:27 PM.
    Anna Juliet ~ Caroline Grace ~ Catherine Violet
    Elizabeth Pearl ~ Eve Charlotte ~ Jane Cordelia
    Benjamin Arthur ~ Jack Ronan ~ James Frederick
    Liam David ~ Luke Alexander ~ Patrick Elliot

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Northern Ireland/England
    Lol, I'm warm and dutiful. Not sure what to make of that.
    My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs


    Amabel ~ Beryl ~ Bryony ~ Cecily ~ Charis ~ Clara ~ Dinah ~ Flora ~ Georgiana ~ Ophelia ~ Rosamund ~ Sylvie ~ Tabitha ~ Tamsin ~ Violet


    Arthur ~ Barnaby ~ Basil ~ Bertie ~ Darcy ~ Elliot ~ Felix ~ Fraser ~ Frederick ~ Henry ~ Monty ~ Rowan ~ Rupert ~ Theodore ~ Tristan

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Eliza is "not choice," and Phoebe is suitable for a "midwife"? Interesting, but not gonna kick 'em off my list. Thanks for sharing!
    "Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

    Boy Combinations: Archer Solomon James, Ronan Charles Bennett, Everett Hawthorn Thomas
    Girl Combinations: Phoebe Marietta Pearl, Clara Daphne Eloise
    Other Favorites: Eliza (Eliza Wren), Juliet, Rosanna, Thea, Johanna, Jude

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    Interesting, haha! I'm just happy that there's "an elegance in Isabelle"!
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

    Isabelle Aurora Grace | Caleb Elias Joseph | Arianne Eleanor Daisy | Everett Joshua Charles | Olivia Wren Camille | Rowan Ezra Jack
    Violet Emilia Mary | Casper Nathaniel Eden | Grace Odilia Lily | Samuel Gaspard John | Adele Sofia Eloise | Grant Frédéric Conrad

    I've recently started a new story--feel free to come along with me for the journey!
    Chapter 2 is now up!!

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