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August 29th, 2013 03:56 AM #1
Petrichor, and other things you wish were names
Just how awful would it be to name a little boy Petrichor?
I'm not REALLY considering it, since I'm firmly of the "established, preferably very very old, names" persuasion... but how I wish this fell into that category!! Do you have any words like that?
(I first encountered Petrichor a few months ago, when I was looking to adopt a rabbit by that name. It means "the smell of earth after rain." Gorgeous. <3 The scent has always been one of my very favorite things, but I never knew there was a word for it.
Then I saw a Doctor Who episode where "petrichor" was a minor plot point. I looked it up on Wikipedia and learned:
"The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning stone + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology."
Add that I've always loved Peter, but feared/disliked the nn and slang possibilities...)
Hm, what else?
I wish that Clover was a more established name (on the level with Rose).
Generosity (nn Gen)
Of course any and all of these COULD be names, and I would love them, but I am not brave enough to use them myself- so perhaps the question is, which names do you wish were more established?
Last edited by shujayra; August 29th, 2013 at 04:48 AM.