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Thread: Babies named after characters?
November 15th, 2013 11:29 AM #11
I think naming a child after a beloved character is just as valid a reason as choosing a name because it honors an ancestor you admire. In fact, just last night I met an Anakin and a Luna at Dom's karate class.
I do agree that it's more favorable if the character has positive traits and the reference won't be a hindrance on your child (aka Draco Malfoy has redeeming qualities but Voldemort has none). =]
November 15th, 2013 03:39 PM #13Member
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My friend has a daughter named Arwen. I love the name just like I love Tolkiens books and when she was pregnant with her son I kept asking her if she wanted to name him Aragorn. ;-)
But no matter how much I like this name it’s not one I would ever choose for my child. I’d prefer a lesser known name/word name. Some names are so tied to the characters they belong to they can be hard to carry of for a mere mortal.
November 15th, 2013 03:51 PM #15
For me, it's great if the character is admirable and has character traits/does things a child should [reasonably] aspire to. And as long as one or both parents has actually read the book or watched the movie and loves the character. Many of my own favourites are names of favourite characters. But I've heard of some people who pick a random character's name because it sounds cool (a bit silly to me) or it makes them "sound smart"- I'd call that pretentious.
There are names I like that don't meet one of the criteria- I think Willoughby sounds awesome but the character was a bit of a, um, sod. I discovered the name Lysander on Nameberry and love the sound of it but have no idea what the character's like (can't actually remember where it comes from right now)- what if he's actually not all that great? I still like them, but I wouldn't use them.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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November 15th, 2013 04:23 PM #17Member
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I'm planning on naming my daughter after a Harry Potter character. I love the books and the films, and even at the age of 25, I'm still in love with them. I personally don't see anything wrong with it. You're naming your child after something you love dearly, and something you treasure. The names symbolise something to you from the character, and even though most names have meanings, it's your own special sentimental feeling. I wouldn't name my child Voldemort, but names like Hermione, Rowena and Ginevra are lovely.
And ps, to whoever had seen Lysander and wondered where from - it's from HP, the name of one of Luna Lovegood/Rolf Scamander's twins, the other being Lorcan.♥little baby girl born 24/11/13♥
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November 15th, 2013 07:46 PM #19
I think it depends very much on the character and their traits. There are names on my list of characters from books, tv/film and video games that I love because of the character and want my future children have names linked with things their parents love and haved loved throughout their lives. Names on my lists include:
Briar (Circle of Magic- Tamora Pierce)
Zachary (Ghost Adventures)
Axel (Journey to the Centre of the Earth- Jules Verne)
Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea- Jules Verne)
Kaye (Darwin's Radio- Greg Bear)
Nova (Darwin's Children- Greg Bear)
Kairi (Kingdom Hearts)
Penny (Big Bang Theory)
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