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  1. #6
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    I didn't love the name Clementine until I played The Walking Dead video game, which features an adorable girl named Clementine. After that I saw the name in a whole new light. I think that's the only case where a positive association has made my opinion on a name completely change. Although Martha from Doctor Who made the name feel less old-lady, and hearing the name Tess in the video-game The Last of Us made me realize how much I liked it on its own (as opposed to Tessa or as a nn for Theresa).

  2. #8
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    @leahmarie512: I have to admit, while I don't like boys' names for girls I adore Winifred with the nn Freddie.

    Oh, and I thought of another association I love: astronomy. Rigel, Pollux, Orion, Gaia, Andromeda, Lyra (double points for being a character in one of my favorite books), Perseus, Altair, Castor, Capella, Electra, Vega, Talitha...I could name a Duggar's worth of kids with star names. And I like astronomer names as well: Galileo, Copernicus, Tycho, Giovanni, Heloise and Abelard.
    Simon, Eloise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Marina, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Ruby Louise, Archer, Violet, Gabriel, Persephone, Dov, Louisa

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  3. #10
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    I think things where the name is pretty much only known for one character. Like Elmo wouldn't work since I could only ever think of that obnoxious red monster. Yet for some reason I kind of like Mickey despite the mouse.
    I also would have to say people who have the name. I love the name Charles but know one who is doing time for kiddie porn so I would never use it.
    Mother to: Patrick Werner (3/10) , Mary Claire (06/12) and Margaret Rose (05/15)

  4. #12
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    Positive family associations, historical figures, and awesome fictional characters can make a name for me. Negative family associations, historical figures, and fictional characters I dislike are things that can break a name for me. Imagery plays a large role in whether I like or dislike a name. If I don't get imagery from a name, or if the name has bad imagery, it generally won't go on my list.
    Emily // Nineteen // American

    Not loving names at the moment.

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by augusta_lee View Post
    I could name a Duggar's worth of kids with star names.
    This made me laugh

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