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  1. #1
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    What are your favorite names inspired by?

    Most of my favorite names are inspired by something. Usually my favorite things.

    Right now:
    Paul - Paul McCartney
    George - George Harrison
    Richard - Ringo Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey
    Maxwell - Maxwell's Silver Hammer, a Beatles song
    Jude - Hey Jude
    Dhani - The name George Harrison chose for his son

    I'm sure I don't need to explain the rest. It's pretty obvious what I like, and that it influences my favorite names. lol
    Madison, 14-year-old name nerd! My style is all over the place, my favorites change all the time.

    Boys: David, Eric, Finlay, George, James, Jude, Lee, Michael, Paul, Richard, Rory.

    Girls: Emmanuelle, Frederica, Jayne, Juliet, Lauren, Mary, Molly, Nora, Raffaela, Stella.

  2. #3
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    Aug 2009
    Location
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    Linus - Linus Pauling and Linus Torvalds
    Fiala - Czech form of violet. Violet is the state flower of both the state I was born/raised in and the one we live in now.
    Alma - My great-grandmother's name and I like the meaning of soul.

    Most of the rest are just names I like.
    Mom to Sylvia Caron (May '09) and Linus Roman (born 08.21.13)
    Other favorites:
    Ladies: Fiala Joan · Alma · Miriam · Claudia · Tabitha · Helena · Linnea · Vivian
    Gents: Felix Simon · Arthur · Malcolm · Desmond · Theodore · Jasper
    · Dexter · Phillip
    Guilty Pleasures: Lyric · Echo · Hero · Juno/Juniper · Lark · Wren · Fox · Zephyr · Vesper
    · Loki


  3. #5
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    Most of my favorite names come from my favorite movies/books.

    Jack - Jack Dawson in Titanic
    Oliver - Oliver Twist
    Eliza - Pride and Prejudice & The Forgotten Garden
    Alice - Alice in Wonderland

    I could go on and on but I'll just say most of the names listed in my sig I got from some character in a book/movie or someone in real life like an actor or a family member.
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

    Current Name Loves: Jack, Oliver, Leo & Finn <3

  4. #7
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    Sep 2012
    Location
    New Hampshire
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    Owen, Patrick, Thomas, Claire, Soleil - Family
    Mark, Thomas, Adam - Blink 182
    Wendy - Blink 182/All Time Low
    Jack - Sparrow, Barakat, Daniel, London, etc. etc.
    Gregory - House
    Vera - Bradley, Wang
    James - and the Giant Peach
    Fiona, Annie - Degrassi
    Sailor, Ocean - The water aspect
    Holden - Caulfield
    Salem - MA and NH

    And that's all I can remember currently.

    http://listography.com/JessicaRoseSays

    Alexander Owen ~ Patrick Thomas ~ Jack ~ Mark ~ Conor ~ Nolan ~ Ian ~ Vincent ~ Caleb
    Nora ~ Claire ~ Stella ~ Madeleine ~ Ava ~ Soleil ~ Gabrielle ~ Leah


  5. #9
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    Catherine- Northanger Abbey and the duchess of Cambridge
    Isabella- Isabella d'este (one of the most powerful women during thr the Renaissance)
    Fiammetta- after my favorite painting A vision of Fiammetta.
    Raquel-21 year old who loves names, books, and languages.

    Ladies: Catherine Isabella,Helena Margaret, Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Eva Rosalind, Rose Fiammetta, Edith Lenore
    Gentlemen: Asher Frederick, Nicholas James, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett

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