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    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).

    Briar
    Haven
    Caritas/Charis
    Reverie
    Samaritan
    Shire/shireling
    Fjord
    Generosity (nn Gen)
    Talisman
    Solace (Sol)

    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 03:48 AM.

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