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November 4th, 2013 03:10 AM #11
I also think of Astoria, OR which is pronounced eh-STOR-ee-uh.
I like place names, so this works for me and it sounds lovely.Sequoia Orion born November 2014
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November 4th, 2013 06:47 AM #13Senior Member
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I personally really like Astoria for the same reasons and love that story could be a go-to nn. Also, not being American personally I would not at all associate the name with a neighborhood in New York nor a small town in Oregon or even a hotel. I think the name has a great sound and look to it and as for meaning nameberry has it's definition listed as "place name", but online on other name websites indicate that Astoria might mean "like a hawk" or "quail".
November 4th, 2013 08:50 AM #15
November 4th, 2013 08:51 AM #17Senior Member
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So what I'm getting is it looks pretty, is a place name, the nn Story might not go over well with everyone (what does), and a character in Harry Potter. I agree it looks pretty and I find the pronunciation pretty straight forward. I was raised in the South and recently went to NYC for the first time a year ago so I never knew it was a neighborhood in Queens and I'm not sure if that's a turn off or not. However, I'm okay with it being a "small Scandinavian town in Northwestern Oregon near the mouth of the Columbia River." - oboeplayer1 I love little place names like these.
November 4th, 2013 09:02 AM #19