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September 24th, 2013 03:58 PM #6
Alaric - I like it (I associate with Vampire Diaries)
Augustin - has a bit of a girly sound to it
Basile - is the e silent?
Basil - no, apparently it's not I like both but prefer Basil.
Conrad - okay
Gideon - I really this one
Henrik - Love Henri / Henry but Henrik is cool too
Leonidas - not my cup of tea
Leopold - okay
Lucian - nice
Malcolm - in the middle, not a fan of this name
Pascal - dislike this one
Ptolemy - difficult to pronounce
Phineas - love this one
Felipe - also a very cool name
Perseus - okay
Peregrin- not my style
Serafin - even though it's a boys name, it sounds really girls to me
Tarquin - don't like this one
Truman - okay
10. Truman / Augustin
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September 24th, 2013 05:27 PM #8
September 24th, 2013 05:56 PM #10Senior Member
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Alaric- like this a lot, but don't love it. I keep thinking this must be related to Eric somehow
Augustin- prefer Augusten or Augustine
Basile- not a fan
Basil- like it
Conrad- not a big fan
Gideon- like this a lot
Henrik - really like this
Leopold- really like this
Malcolm- like this
Ptolemy- like it a lot
Phineas-- like it a lot
Philippe/Felipe- love this
Perseus-- like it a lot
Peregrin/Peregrine- like it a lot
Serafin / Seraphin- seems a little feminine to me
Tarquin- not a fan
Truman- like but don't love
September 24th, 2013 06:18 PM #12
You've got a lot of my favorite names on your list so I of course think you've got FAB-U-LOUS taste in names. <wink>
Top 10 in order: Alaric, Leonidas, Hendrik, Leopold, Gideon, Augustin, Lucian, Perseus, Philip/Filipe, and Basil
Alaric, Hendrik, Leonidas - I could write a novel on why I love each of these. But in short, these are the potential gentle and ferocious warriors I see my boys to be one day. (If you want the novel let me know).
Augustin - I like Augustin better without the -e. I guess it's because in German you'd pronounce the e and Augustin would become Augustin-uh which would be very feminine. I prefer August or Augustus but Augustin is just the gentler brother to those.
Gideon - Theoretically Gideon is great and perfect (he falls into the lovelies categories because of my associations with a particular Gideon I went to school with).
Leopold - He would be on my favorites list if it weren't for Leopold of Belgium who always gives me pause.
Lucian - The only think wrong with Lucian is that it's not Lucifer (yes, yes I know). But I loved Lucifer since I've been a little girl - it's my ultimate GP and so Lucian always falls a little short. It's a beautiful and powerful name though. And I think could be a great choice for basically anyone else.
Philip or Felipe - These spellings only. The other feels to feminine to me. (Again I think it's the german in me that has a hard time with -e endings).
Perseus - bold, gracious and intelligent. I really love Perseus, I'd love to meet a little one. I personally would not use the name because in Perseus Jackson he is falsely diagnosed with dyslexia. Being dyslexic myself and assuming my children will most likely be as well - I wouldn't want my child associated with a character that can overcome a learning disability - that can really impact your entire life - by finding out he's special, instead of by working really hard to compensate. It's just not a message I'd want to send to my son.
Basil - I like Basil, like the herb, the others always feel pretentious and weird to me. Since you mentioned you like more courageous mn, this could be a good one.
Peregrin - I'm always torn on Peregrin, I sort of love it and hate it to equal measures, and I don't know why. So it always ends up in the "like" section. Sorry I realize that's totally unhelpful.
Think you have betters:
Conrad - this is a total dad name where I grew up.
Malcom - I love Captain Malcom Reynolds but that's really the only thing I like about the name.
Pascal - I think I'd prefer Pascale on a girl, maybe because I know one. Pascal feels soft and feminine to me and I tend to like stronger, warrior like names on boys.
Ptolemy - It just doesn't excite me.
Phineas - It just doesn't excite me.
Serafin/Seraphin - I have no idea why but when I hear Serafin/Seraphina/seraphim I tend to relate it to cherubs. Consequently I have a really hard time picturing this name on an adult. I know they are nothing like cherubs but I just can't get past that.
Tarquin - It just doesn't excite me.
Truman - It just doesn't excite me.
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September 24th, 2013 06:35 PM #14
1 Gideon - love it. One of my favorites
2 Phineas - one of my all time favorites!
3 Augustin - love it, though I prefer it with an e at the end.
4 Pascal - cool name I like it
5 Peregrine - cool, I like it
6 Alaric - lovely interesting name
7 Basil/Basile - I've only ever seen it without an e. Great name! I like it a lot
8 Philippe - great option if you've got French ancestry.
9 Truman - I don't hate it. Sorta interesting, especially as a middle
10 Leopold - I prefer this to Leonidas, just feels more .... solid
Henrik -okay, it's nice, it's fine. I like it....
Conrad - okay, Just not amazing
Leonidas -fine, just not my cup of tea
Lucian - I like Luke, Luca, Lucas, etc. but I can't get into Lucian, all I hear is evo-lucian, lol
Serafin / Seraphin - feels very feminine to me since that's the only connection I have for it.
Perseus - I just don't like this one, sorry. Just feels wimpy to me, despite the history
Malcolm - I've never liked this one. Feels very negative, like malcontent.
Ptolemy - meh, too historical for more taste, like Plutarch
Tarquin - Star Trek sounding. Dark Wing duck!Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin