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Thread: Away With the Air-ies
September 21st, 2013 10:29 AM #1
Away With the Air-ies
(I enjoy making up the thread titles waay more than I should, so sorry for the appalling pun there) My 'problem'* is this - I tend to be attracted to boy names with the syllable 'air' in them (Altair, Blair, Adair etc.) but have so far managed to restrict myself to one 'air' name (Altair). Recently, however, my interest has been drawn to Ivair (ee-VAIR), a French variant of Ivo (which is a family name), which I would probably use in an Antony Edmund Ivair situation. Is more than one ending-in-'air' name too much, especially as they are in exactly the same position in the combo?
Also, are there any other containing-'air' boy names you like? I'm considering starting a collection
*I call it a 'problem' as there is only so serious 'making up name combinations for not-yet-conceived children problems' can be...
September 21st, 2013 05:05 PM #3
September 21st, 2013 05:13 PM #5
No, I don't think Altair and Ivair are too close when used as middles. As firsts- definitely. And siblings without an 'air' name may feel left out. But I think it's a cool connection between brothers
The French winter connection is a positive, I think. Perhaps if you spend time in France or have French relatives it may be a tad odd, but it's not a horrible word and most in the UK would never make the connection.
As for my favourite 'air' name, it has to be the dashing Scottish Alastair
September 21st, 2013 05:14 PM #7
I think they're fine for second middle names. I wouldn't do it if my children only had one middle name though."Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change." -- unknown
September 21st, 2013 05:22 PM #9
Personally, I would use only one "air" name as a first name but you can use as many "air" names in the middle spot as you love. I don't see a problem with that pattern. It would be a subtle connection between the siblings that only family and close friends would know. BTW - I don't pronounce Yvair and hiver the same. The former is like "ee-VAIR" and the later is like "ee-VAY".
Other "air" names
FairfaxAll the best,