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October 24th, 2013 05:50 PM #1
Names from books/movies/video games/etc.
What names do you love from different forms of entertainment? Even if they're ridiculous or you'd never use them!
Hubby and I both like the name Roxas, a character from the video game Kingdom Hearts. Also, he recently suggested Freya for a girl, which he heard from another game, but I don't recall which.
I have a friend named Kirdan, which is a respelling of the name of an elf in The Lord if the Rings books. He has a sister named Galadriel.
I think it'd be awesome to use Rue or Primrose or even Katniss from Hunger Games.
I'm sure I could think of more. What are some of your favorites?mara tenille
due with baby #1 on 7-3-14
freya - adelaide - eloise - evelyn - vera - blythe - vivienne
finneas - tobias - knox - sparrow - jude - ezekiel
October 24th, 2013 06:13 PM #3Senior Member
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I dread a television show or movie (or game now that you've brought that to my attention) giving a character one of the names that I love. I mind books far less, though I'd hate for something along the lines of the Twilight series to give a character a name I love; that's about the equivalent of tv. First, there's the problem of too many people jumping on the bandwagon for that name (often without having any clue about what made it great to begin with). Second, there's the problem of the person who already liked it now being stuck reconsidering the name in light of its new, pop culture baggage. X2 when a celebrity adopts the name for an offspring.
I loved Phineas nn Finny for half my life (thank you A Separate Peace); I was appalled and extremely disappointed when I learned there was a cartoon character who had been named Phineas. My neighbors' kids wanted to name their dog Phineas, and I was delighted until I discovered it was because of some stupid cartoon.#1 on the way!Why yes, I probably should be working!
Benjamin * Sebastian * Ezra * Edmund * Henry * Hugo * Cormac * Andrew * Winston * Levi * Zev * Theodore
Arabella * Aviva * Ariella * Maeve * Matilda * Eleanor * Catherine * Charlotte * Beatrice
October 24th, 2013 08:56 PM #5
October 24th, 2013 09:15 PM #7Senior Member
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Madigan. I saw a kids tv show when I was younger that had a girl called this. It was until later that I realised her fn name was actually Garland and Maddigan (I'd got the spelling wrong) was her surname, but I still really love Madigan for a girls fn. I also have a bit of a soft spot for LOTR names- Evelyn - Alice - Margot - Edith - Maeve - Gaia - Sylvie - Indira - Martha - Beatrix - Miriam (Miri) - Freya -
- Seth - Marcus - Stefan - Roran (Rory) - Caspar - Reuben - Malachi - Christopher (Kit) - Eben - Gideon -
- Eden - Indigo - Ezri - Ophelia (Effie) - Zinnia - / - Tycho - Atticus - Beckett - Marius - Zephyr -
October 24th, 2013 09:30 PM #9
Reeve has been my favorite boy name since I read A Face on the Milk Carton when I was like 10.
Really like Arwen but have pretty much decided not to use it.
Carreen (Caroline Irene) from Gone With the Wind
My husband loved the name Namira from Skyrim (the sound, not the fact that she is the goddess of decay or whatever) and we eventually got to Mira by deciding that we wouldn't want to use Namira or Nameera.Personal Favorites: Mira Cairdeas and Darrow Paine
Best Wishes To All