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  1. #11
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    I love the Christian meaning, although I agree that the word ransom does have negative connotations. I think it's better as a middle name. I like August Ransom and Everett Ransom from your list.
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  2. #13
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    My 2nd cousins name is Ransom, and at first I was confused about it
    After two years of questioning my cousin, I have actually come to love it!

  3. #15
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    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."
    Psalm 147:4

    Still dreaming:
    Tobias Rory Benjamin ~ Crispin Isaiah ~ Ransom Horatio ~ Lucius Olórin ~ James Deliverance
    Una Marguerite/Oona Sylvestra ~ Jessamyn Agnes ~ Branwen Evangeline ~ Alice Emmanuelle ~ Christiana Linnet

  4. #17
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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

    Current favorite names: Henrietta Jubilee and Lowell Aurelian

  5. #19
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    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:

    Anders
    Anselm
    Francis
    Jens
    Stefan
    Randall
    Last edited by renrose; January 18th, 2014 at 11:53 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.


    ~Girls~

    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.

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