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August 2nd, 2013 04:56 AM #26I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
August 2nd, 2013 05:27 AM #28Member
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I am not one of the haters of -son names for girls - I don't know any boys named Madison or Addison, and Emerson sounds like a girl name to me too. My daughter is Ellison and I think it is a beautiful, girly name! We call her Ells, Ell, Ell Bell, Elli...all girly short versions of her name. BUT Edison sounds like a boy name, and Ettasyn is just terrible. Looks completely made up, would never be spelled or pronounced right. I would use Etta, or one of the other suggestions to get to Etta. Or a similar name like Emerson or Ellison, if you really like the E-son of Edison!Kennedi
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August 2nd, 2013 05:41 AM #30
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August 2nd, 2013 08:46 AM #32
August 2nd, 2013 12:10 PM #34Senior Member
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Considering this person was very likely a troll, I'm not sure why I'm responding, but ah, that is what the internet does to us. I try to avoid these conversations, but I'm t
I'm not a big fan of Ettasyn myself, but I have to question the assertions that it will ruin your child's life, that she'll necessarily hate it (I mean, she might, but you could very well name her Mary, and she could hate that, too). Maybe if you move in a circle of people made up entirely of people from Nameberry, that would be the case, but Nameberry tastes make up a very small proportion of the US. A lot of folks will think Ettasyn is cute, or won't think much of it at all. Or will crinkle their brow for literally two seconds, and then move on about their lives.
Maybe it does sound like something an illiterate teen mum would come up with, but then, there's nothing wrong with being an illiterate teen mom, as it doesn't make you any less of a person to be uneducated or to have had a child young. And what's so wrong with being trendy? All these throw-back vintage names that are so popular here are super, super trendy, as well. It's like criticising someone for being fashionable.
My name is Thomas, and I'm sure the Nameberryans I meet in real life go home, rush straight to the internet, and talk about how disgraceful my name is, reifying patriarchy every time I say it like some anti-feminist death machine. But then, I don't care much for those people, so who cares anyway? The same people who criticise feminisations never take names like Thomasina, Edwina, Antonia, Theodora, and Paula to task. And the same people who say claim to be pro-woman in their motivations for hating boy's names on girls will denigrate teen mothers in the very same thread. So, hey, just my two cents.
I was about to make a post on a new name I thought of, which is the double barrel Mary Edwen, but now I won't, because Nameberry can be truly frightening.
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