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Thread: Ransom as first or middle name?
January 15th, 2014 01:14 PM #11Emily • Nineteen • United States
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January 16th, 2014 06:50 PM #13
January 18th, 2014 03:35 AM #15
I love the thought of Ransom as a first name. I have reservations about it because of the "held for ransom" meaning, but I think the other associations (Christ's ransom, Ransom from the Space Trilogy, Jimmy Stewart's character) make me love it enough to consider using it anyway. I recently found out a teenage friend of mine has a classmate named Ransom, and I would be thrilled to meet a little Ransom."He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names."
Tobias Rory Benjamin ~ Crispin Isaiah ~ Ransom Horatio ~ Lucius Olórin ~ James Deliverance
Una Marguerite/Oona Sylvestra ~ Jessamyn Agnes ~ Branwen Evangeline ~ Alice Emmanuelle ~ Christiana Linnet
January 18th, 2014 07:16 AM #17Senior Member
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My first thought was Ransom Riggs, an increasingly popular YA author. I personally would use Ransom in the middle. It'd be just a little too tough to grow up with that name, but putting it in the middle gives him the option of using later in life if he likes it more than his first. Of your first names, I like Silas and Oliver, and I suggest Gabriel, Micah, and Gideon.Teenberry and writer
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January 18th, 2014 08:55 AM #19
Sorry but I think this 'choose any word/surname and use it for a name' trend is getting silly now. I agree with everyone else who said it just reminds them of kidnapping which is a terrible connotation.
If it's the sound you like then how about some of these:
Last edited by renrose; January 18th, 2014 at 10:53 AM.~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.