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July 31st, 2013 01:48 AM #1Senior Member
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Vintage, spunky boys not in the top 1000?
I'm loving this style on girls but can't quite find anything for boys.
I love vintage names, something you definitely don't hear everyday, but that is easily recognizable as a real name.
I like Basil, but only pronounced Baz-il; as I'm American I'm not sure if i want to deal with correcting everyone who says Bay-sil. Also my sister laughed when i mentioned this name, so I'm hesitant to use it.
I like the names Edmund, Henry (nn Huck), August, Hamish, Anders, Archer (nn Archie), and Willoughby (a Will without William), but none of them feels 'right' so far.
Sister names are Imogen, Clementine, Rosamund, Florence, and possibly Susannah/Georgiana/Evelina/Juliet.
Favorite boy middle right now is MakepeaceI hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.
My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.
July 31st, 2013 01:59 AM #3mid-20s . married to my best friend . trying for our first
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in glorious light.
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
July 31st, 2013 02:12 AM #5Senior Member
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July 31st, 2013 02:20 AM #7
spell it Bazil, its not a crazy spelling if its helping pronunciation in my book
vintage + spunky i think steampunk:
copied and pasted from Nameberry's Steampunk Names: Victorian Sci-Fi – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry, favs in bold
ALEKSANDAR – the young hero of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan series.
ARRONAX – from Professor Pierre Aronnax, a scientist in Jules Verne‘s, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
ARTEMUS – after Artemus Gordon, secret agent partner to Jim West in the television series and movie, The Wild, Wild West.
BLAYLOCK – a name honoring early steampunk author James P. Blaylock.
BRISCO – the cowboy hero in the television series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
IVAN (pronounced ee-VAHN) – from Ivan Dragomiloff, the anti-hero (played by Oliver Reed) in the movie, The Assassination Bureau.
JETER – a name honoring science fiction author K.W. Jeter, who coined the term “steampunk.”
JULES – a name honoring author Jules Verne. Also the name of one of Doc Brown‘s sons in the movie Back to the Future, Part III.
LANGDON – after Langdon St. Ives, a scientist and adventurer-explorer who appears in a number of popular steampunk stories by author James P. Blaylock.
NEMO – the anti-hero and genius captain of the fantastic submarine in Jules Verne‘s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Unfortunately, many people today will probably associate this name with the Disney movie Finding Nemo.
OSWALD – from Oswald Bastable, a British army captain in author Michael Morcock’s The Warlord of the Air.
PHILEAS – from Phileas Fogg, the main character in Jules Verne‘s novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.
QUATERMAIN – from Allan Quatermain, a main character in the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as inspired by the character from the novels of H. Rider Haggard.
RAY – from James “Ray” Steam, an inventor’s son living in 19th century England, in Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed animated steampunk movie, Steamboy.
SOCRATES – after the character Socrates Poole in the television series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
VASH – after Vash the Stampede, the lead character in the Japanese “Old West” style steampunk manga and animated television series, Trigun.
VERNE – a name honoring author Jules Verne. Also the name of one of Doc Brown‘s sons in the movie Back to the Future, Part III.
other names that come to mind:
July 31st, 2013 02:52 AM #9Senior Member
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