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January 8th, 2014 05:43 PM #1
What were you almost (or not quite almost) named?
Today, I stumbled upon the list of names that my grandmother sent to my parents when they were expecting me. Lots of pretty normal names (Caroline, Sarah, Hannah/Hanna, Grace, Rachel, Rebecca, Laura, Amy), some that would have been pretty dated a couple decades ago (Agnes, Margery, Alice), and some that just weren't going to happen (Dinah, Dorcas). And then there were the real doozies (Mehitabel, Thankful, Experience, Hopestill, Peninnah).
What were you almost (or not quite so almost) named?Tabby
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"The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman."
Belles: Eleanor/Elinor, Isabel/Isobel, Cleo, Estelle, Angela, Virginia, Ruth, Caroline, Georgia, Cassidy, Magnolia, Elizabeth, May (*any of these names may be prefaced with Mary, Anne, Anna, or Jane)
Beaus: James, Alden, Emery, William, Russell, Howard, Chandler, Colby
January 8th, 2014 05:52 PM #3Senior Member
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- Dec 2012
January 8th, 2014 05:59 PM #5
The other two names my parents considered for me, besides my name Andrea, were Adriana & Katherine 'Kate'. My dad though Adriana sounded "too Italian" lol. My mother is Italian but my dad is 100% German. I actually prefer both names to my own. I've considered changing my name to Adriana which is similar to Andrea but feels more feminine and more like me in general. But I feel like it would be too difficult and I don't want to disrespect or hurt my parents in any way. If I was a boy I would of been named Christopher or Christian Thomas. Thomas after my father. I don't particularly like Christopher or Christian though, nms. I do like Thomas though and I plan on using it to honor my father some day in the middle name spot.|| Andrea || 23 || name obsessed ||Dahlia Juliette // Cassia Ondine // Elysia Celeste // Giselle Ariadne // Thalia Eve // Iris Aurelia // Theia Melisande/Seraphine // Leta Fleur // Azalea Camille // Veda Naomi // Milena TessAlexander Atlas // Lucian Matteo // Caius Sebastian // Valentino Gabriel 'Valo' // Julian Fox // Orion Thomas // Leo Hadrian //
January 8th, 2014 06:19 PM #7Married to my love since August 2001
My lovely bunch of coconuts;
Sebastian Elihu (7/02)
Bronwen Eliza (2/04)
Linus Ezra Graham (9/06)
Violet Leona (1/09) and
Wolfgang Levi (3/13)
Always missing our Felix Emmanuel (10/10-10/10)
January 8th, 2014 09:16 PM #9Senior Member
My top ten names for each gender always subject to chance
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- Dec 2013
- New Zealand
Elodie, Willa, Imogen, Isadora, Adira, Lyra,Emmeline, Aya ,Delaney, Alexandra
Lachlan, Callum, Breccan, Torin, Rafferty, Calder, Tavish, Finnian, Archer, Paxton