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Thread: Rant about 'Made Up' Names.
September 9th, 2013 08:51 PM #6Member
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I personally think the prejudice against made up names is silly. Has anyone ever stopped to examine why they dislike made up names in the first place? If you do, you will realize there's really no reason for it. Why does Margaret having a history behind it make it a better name than Obtusia? Why? Is there an actual reason for this? And believe it or not, Margaret was made-up at some point. It hasn't existed forever, at one point it was new. I think people should embrace made up names as much as they like.
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September 9th, 2013 08:54 PM #8Member
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opps double post
September 9th, 2013 09:06 PM #10
Deciding to reverse the word heaven to 'create' the 'name' Neveah is making up a name.
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Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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September 9th, 2013 09:15 PM #12
I get the gist of what you're saying; gold medal for the first berry to post a name meaning 'narrow-minded'!
September 9th, 2013 09:19 PM #14
I understand when it's a name you love it can be frustrating and hurt your feelings to hear that, especially when you know it's not true.
But I do think there's a distinct criticism there. Whether it's actually 'made-up' in the strictest sense or not, if it sounds made up there's a good chance that people in the real world will respond to it as though it's not a valid name--as if you made it up.
Your child's teacher is unlikely to do extensive research on the medieval history of your daughter's name--she'll just lump her in with the Macinzee's and Nevaeh's and treat her likewise.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas