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January 12th, 2014 03:53 PM #16
Renny beat me too it. I love Oberon and have Oberon nn Bear on a longer favorites list (somewhere).
I think the kid who was “mercilessly” teased probably brought it upon himself a bit….
“Hey Oberon’s a weird name”
“It’s not weird… it mean’s King of Fairies”
“Oh so you’re a fairy then?”
“No, I’m not….” etc.
I mean I think it depends on how young the kids were. High School, I’d hope they know 12th Night (actually I think we read it in 8th) but I think one can easily help a child focus on the King part of the name. Or on how bad-ass, and downright frightening the original fae-lore fairies can be. I think if you name your kid Oberon and help him define fairy in a far sense instead of a “ballet slippers & sparkles” sense it’s going to be hard to tease him. A “yeah, not just any fairy but the ruler” will probably keep the teasing to a minimum - should it ever start to begin with. I think it’s the same with all teasing really - if you don’t let it bug you it tappers off quickly - if it consistently bugs you it becomes a much larger issue.Little Lorelei - May 2016Endora - Merida - Viola - Zelda
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January 12th, 2014 08:06 PM #18Member
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Told my husband about all the love for Oberon this thread has generated and he seemed surprised. May have helped the cause a bit!
Now, the fact it doesn't really go very well with our son's name is a whole other problem but with all the issues we've been having simply trying to find names we both like, I'm past caring about sibsets!
January 12th, 2014 10:25 PM #20
Oberon has been rapidly climbing my favorites list--it's my #2 favorite atm.
I don't think the "King of the Fairies" thing would be a problem until at least high school, and probably not even then. If you're concerned about the Midsummer connection, spelling it Auberon would distance it from that a bit.
And yep, like previous posters I adore the nickname Bear! Oberon means "bearlike" so it's doubly perfect.g w e n
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