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October 8th, 2013 04:51 PM #11Senior Member
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Our baby will have Leopold as a middle if it's a boy, so I'm biased, but I love it. It is a bit aristocratic but so what? That happens to be my husband's background so I'm not worried and it has such a common European heritage that I don't worry about the Congo connection. It was simply too wide spread to be associated with only one thing for me. I don't mind Leonard but much prefer Leopold and while Maynard hasn't occured to me and does strike me as "old", I actually think you would be cutting edge and I would be delighted to meet a little Maynard. So unexpected!
October 8th, 2013 04:57 PM #13
October 8th, 2013 05:21 PM #15Senior Member
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I really only like Leopold from the names you mentioned. I think it's sweet although the Congo thing I can understand being a problem, I think there are other associations. The nickname Leo is cute. Leonard is not my favorite although there are good associations such as Leonard Bernstein the great composer. It would be a better name if it was not pronounced Len-nard in most English speaking countries.
Since you like Leo-, you might consider Leo, Leon, Leonardo,(which sounds cooler since the pronunciation is Le-o-nar-do) and
Leonidas, a name name berry introduced me that may have some biblical connections.
As for Maynard, Susan and Mike choice it for their son/baby on Desperate Housewives. It got bad reactions from both the other characters on the show and fans at home. It was consider too nerdy although it was a family name. They called him MJ mostly. I would like Maynard better if it had more nickname options in case he doesn't like Maynard. May sounds rather girly. Not my favorite.
Last edited by emilyva; October 8th, 2013 at 05:24 PM.
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