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  1. #1
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    Talking From Dad: Is Astron Arion too much?

    My girlfriend and I are expecting in the begining of 2014. I am a total nerd, and while she is down with the nerdy, she doesnt necessarily want something too much nerd.

    She already axed Cosmo, and Orion. So instead I decided to play with some others.
    I came up with Astron as a play with ASTRO (similar to Cosmo) + Ashton/Aston (to keep it sounding like a name).
    I also still love Orion, but instead went with the alliteration and made it original as Arion.
    Last name is also an A name, Avila.

    as•tron a•ri•on
    [as-truhn] [uh-ryan]

    It still has the spacy feel. Yet it is creative and original since I made it up.
    So what do you think, is Astron Arion Avila too much? and why..

    Thanks!

    Joe-Daddy
    Last edited by joeavila; August 31st, 2013 at 10:48 AM. Reason: Change word Arangement

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    Interesting...the problems are: any name w/the 'Ass- sound' as the first syllable will lead to merciless teasing, and Arion is a bit close to Aryan which is associated with the Aryan Nation (but it's a middle name, so you could get by with it). May I suggest Ariston--an ancient Greek name of an impoverished poet/scholar, a Spartan king, and other early notables? It pairs nicely w/Calisto, a moon of Jupiter, if I'm not mistaken. Ariston Calisto Avila sounds nice.
    Last edited by rkrd; August 31st, 2013 at 10:59 AM.

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    I thought about the ASS sound and just ASSumed that guys named Ashton, Aston, Auston etc are getting away with it. But it is something to consider.

    When reading Arion, it almost looks like Aryan. Well if we use it, it's the middle and sounds like Ah-Ryan. Plus we are a three times mixed couple (Hispanic/black/white). Hopefully they dont connect it with nazis. Lol.

    I do like Ariston! and it does go well with Calisto or even Castillo.

    Thanks much rkrd

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeavila View Post
    I thought about the ASS sound and just ASSumed that guys named Ashton, Aston, Auston etc are getting away with it. But it is something to consider.
    Last I knew, Ashton started with "ash" and Austin started with "aws", neither of which are the "ass" sound.

    I like nerdy, I think the fact that Linus is high on our list attests to that but even I think these are a mangled mess. The fact that both first name and middle name start and end with the same letters is a bit much. Both names are a bit silly since they're both made up. Arion is way too close to Aryan, unless that's what you're going for. Also, Arion will very rarely get pronounced the way you want it to. If you like Orion, go with that spelling (and pronunciation). Astron will get misunderstood as Ashton. Like others have said, there are a lot of legit space connotations. I think you'd be better off using one of those.

    Galileo would be an awesome choice. It also has a familiar nickname in Leo, if your child decided he didn't want something out there.

    Some others:

    Ptolemy
    Claudius
    Tycho
    Caelum
    Phoenix
    Current favorites:
    Cora . Louisa . Lydia . Mary

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    Astron sounds like a short form of Asterion (two Greek kings bore this name, one the father of Minos), Arion (A-ree-uhn) is the name of a poet and cithara player in Ancient Greece.

    For me the three a's and very repeating sounds are too much. And since you're asking I'm pretty sure you feel that way too . But I like both names (and you've got a gorgeous surname!). Good luck!
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