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Thread: Two boy name questions (short)
July 27th, 2013 08:54 PM #6Senior Member
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- Orange County, CA
1. I think BOT is ok. Honestly, how often are full initials even used for anything? Yes of course you want to avoid something like A.S.S. or S.T.D., but I think B.O.T. is ok. Blair Oberon is a cool name. I like Oberon better than Auberon, but I do like the AI-AU pairing with BlAIr AUberon. But I actually prefer B.O.T. to B.A.T. B.O.T. looks like an author's initials. Blair O. Txxxx. O is a good middle initial.
2. Cyrus Mortimer or Cyrus Ferdinand are my picks.
Cyrus Sebastian--to ess-y
Cyrus Augustine--too ancient
Cyrus Emerson--clashing name images (ancient/trendy, at least to my mind--I know Emerson isn't new as surname but as a given name it feels trendy)
Cyrus Indigo--don't really like Indigo that much
Cyrus Abraham--this one is ok, but I think Mortimer and Ferdinand have more cool factor.Current favorites: Olive, Louise/Louisa, Magdalene/Madeline, Phillipa, Talitha, Mallory, Blythe, Eliza, Mercy, Talia; Calvin, Charles, Gideon, Abram, Jude, Reuben, George, Reid, Clark, Holden.
July 27th, 2013 09:19 PM #8Junior Member
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1) BOT is okay. It may have other connotations such as Book of Time and things that will mean something to someone but I know of nothing offensive.
Cyrus Mortimer – I don’t care for this. the name Mortimer is affiliated with an old Edger Bergen dummy character who was slow-witted so it has a poor connotation to me. CMT
Cyrus Ferdinand – I think of the little dancing bull or Ferdinand Marcos the corrupt leader of the Philippines. CFT
Cyrus Sebastian – nice although the last name would make a difference with the multiple S sounds but if it is t you're good. SST
Cyrus Augustine – Very emperor-like, CAT
Cyrus Emerson – I love this. It’s classy without sounding pretentious. It has a touch of the old fashion without being too trendy. My favorite. CET
Cyrus Indigo – This Is nice, kinda whimsical. CIT
Cyrus Abraham – Nice and solid. CAT
July 28th, 2013 12:28 AM #10
iamamiam: Thank you. I like Indigo for either gender, but right now I am loving it more for a boy.
lilysong: Robots aren't bad, so that's good! Thanks!
alliecat: I'm glad to hear that about robots, I hadn't even thought of it, but a boy would probably like it, yes. I can't help but notice you have Sansa in your signature. Out of curiosity, do you have a specific MN pair for that one?
thatkathryngirl: That would be the hope. Thank you for chiming in!
capturedcastle: Glad you like Blair Oberon. I think I have to agree with your thoughts on Emerson, Sebastian, and Augustine. I really like those three names, but they don't work as much as some of the other MN's on my shortlist.
red_shoes: I think Edger Bergen may have been a little before my time? Is that Mortimer from a movie or a show? My last name begins with T but it does has an S in it, so it may be borderline too much S to have all three names that way.moving to new account with username I like more... since we can't just change them
July 28th, 2013 12:47 AM #12Ashley
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July 28th, 2013 12:51 AM #14