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Thread: Obscure Word Names
September 3rd, 2013 04:06 AM #6
Bard - not a pleasant sound
Lithe - ok
Poet - too used, we hear and read and talk about poems and poets all the time in school
Sonnet - ok, but feele like Poet
Symphony - too much
Coda - nice, a real name not just a word
Glacier - would want to call Glacier in for dinner?
Fife - too cut short
Glow - stripper/dumb blonde
Gossamer - stripper/dumb blonde
Shimmer - stripper/dumb blonde
Mist - okay, Misty is a real name
Saga - too epic for a real name
Fable - as above
River - been used enough, but still kinda hippie
Fox - been used, just ok
True - just ok
Valiant - too grandiose
Sage - not bad, calmer than many other 'in your face' word names
Noble - same as Valiant
Whisper - trying too hard name
Solace - feels like a classic name
Winsome - too much
Zenith - not horrible
Fate - again too over the top, Fate as the name? all the kids fate hangs in the balance, etc
Wolf - too common, trying too hard to force animal quailities on your kid or something
Darling - like Wendy Moira Angela? too much
Savvy - just name the kid Savannah so when the Jack Sparrow thing finally wears off (i feel it already has) she wont be left with such a dated name
Ethereal - not horrible but a lot
Whimsy - to much
Bishop - real name, strong
Ember - so trendy, an example of people trying to hard to be different
Justice - too much
Atlas - a myth name i can jump on board with, its a name, not an idea or concept
Bramble - briars? why?
Bravery - too much
Bell - why when we have Belle?
Cinder - Cinderella?
Cypress - a tre & Cyrpus the country, no need for it to be a name
Clarity - could be added to the Claire, Clarice family
Clarion - sounds like an acne brand
Crane - not bad, a lil trying too hard to find bird names
Finch - already a name
Frost - trying too hard
Gale - already a name
Glen - already a name
Snapdragon - trying too hard to find a 'different' flower name
Shadow - too common a name
Foxglove - trying too hard to find a 'different' flower name
Larkspur - prefer the overly trendy Lark
Kite - believe its a derogatory term
Lotus - been done, feels overly exotic and trying to hard
Lullaby - im gonna sing lullaby a lullaby, ridiculous
Memory - too common of a word
Nightingale - as a middle maybe, too much for a first
Quill - not bad, better than the overused Quinn
Rhapsody - too much
Riddle - why do this to a child?
Rook - unpleasant
Rune - not pleasant
Sojourner - okay, not particularly nice to hear
Skylark - Skylar is already too much
Summoner - like the Fort?
Valor - usable, not too overbearing
Vervain - plant, popular now due to the Vampire Diaries, but lovely
Whistler - the -er end makes it feel more occupational
think big ideas or concepts shouldnt be used as names - they have a lot of weight and meaning - too much for a person to realistically carry aroundi do not ignore the Rich Text toolbar provided me. i bold, italicize, enlarge, underline and CAPITALIZE for emphasis, individuality, and to capture attention among the endless Arial Standard Size Font that everyone else uses.
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September 3rd, 2013 05:06 AM #8
Orphanedhanyou -- Sumner is the fort. :P Remember I said up there that this was for a story so I'm not "doing this to a child" but I would like to mention that I've met people in real life with a good number of these names. Saga is a mythology name as a middle on my own list.
peanut -- there was a girl named Comfort on So You Think You Can Dance ^_^ There's a Native American girl in the Dark Hunter series called Sunshine Runningwolf. If I were to add colors like you did, and Cerulean is great, I'd add Vermillion and Xanthene. There are other colors I like but I can't think of them right now. Revel is cool. I'd use it for a bad guy since it sounds like Rebel. The Rev sound also reminded me of Reverie.
Lexie-- I think Prosper had some decent usage in the Victorian times. It's got a nice sound.
ameliawilliams -- Petrichor is pretty bad @ss sounding :Phttp://www.amazon.com/Angel-Blackwood/e/B00SARZLFY -- My Amazon Author Page
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Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th 2013
September 3rd, 2013 10:49 AM #10
Angel - Prosper is actually used in "The Lord of Thieves" which is where I discovered my love for it.
He went by Prop and was an awesome older brother to little Boniface.
(I am fairly certain Cornelia Funke didn't pull either name out of thin air but instead just looked for something more obscure.)
Oh I forgot about my darling Citrine (gem-stone name). Who never makes it on a "precious stone list"....if my husbands has no vote, then....
Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...
September 3rd, 2013 01:16 PM #12
Oh I've read that book! I love so many names in her books. ^_^http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Blackwood/e/B00SARZLFY -- My Amazon Author Page
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Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th 2013
September 3rd, 2013 01:43 PM #14
Bard - good middle name I think
Coda - I've met a Coda before. I think it works.
Fife - much prefer Piper
True - really like this one
Sage - very nice, especially as a mn
Solace - very pretty, I also like Solemn
Ember - love it
Justice - like this one a lot! Modern take on Justus.
Cypress - love this one
Clarity - one of my favorites!
Crane - I could see this really working
Larkspur - I prefer just Lark
Rook - love this one
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