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Thread: Rant about 'Made Up' Names.
September 9th, 2013 08:33 PM #16
September 9th, 2013 08:35 PM #18
I don't think made up names are a terrible thing...there's whimsical Wendy from Peter Pan, the silly but fun Trilby, several names pulled out of Shakespeare's imagination.... but most people don't have the poetic inspiration of a Shakespeare, and when they try to be creative, we end up with names like Inspektor Pilot. There's a fine line there somewhere.
September 9th, 2013 08:36 PM #20Member
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September 9th, 2013 08:40 PM #22
Elea is amazing at finding out information on names! All the Name of the Week posts she makes are as in depth as they can be, it's fantastic!
September 9th, 2013 08:40 PM #24
I like Nameberry because you run into fewer of the "I haven't heard it so I don't like it and it must be made up" types. Really, it's just ignorance/laziness. Ignore 'em and forget 'em.
I liked Merewen until someone pointed out that it sounds a bit like "marijuana"...but I do love Maiwenn and its variations. In a wonderful coincidence a few hours after I figured out that the Maewin spelling can be interpreted as "devoted friend", my husband randomly asks, "How about M-A-E-W-I-N, can we spell it that way?" Buhahahahahaha. Why yes dear. Yes indeed...Personal Favorites: Mira Cairdeas and Darrow Paine
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