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Thread: Is Hawthorne Usable?
February 5th, 2014 03:31 AM #1Member
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Is Hawthorne Usable?
We've been set on using Hawthorne as middle name for our upcoming May baby, but recently have been thinking it could be his first name. Is it too out there?
I like how the related nicknames look on the page (Thor, Thorn, Hawk), but not how they sound. I was thinking of maybe calling him Hal as a nickname or having his nickname be based on his middle name. Dh likes Hawthorne Julius (original idea was Julian Hawthorne, which is still under consideration), and we could maybe use Jules as nickname if we went with that first option?
I'm just not sure if it's usable or too quirky. I feel like it goes well with other sons names: Quinn, Griffin, Hawthorne
For anyone following this board closely, I think it's clear I have some reservations about using Julian for third baby boy lol. I have posted about it lots and lots. It's gotten good reception, but I feel like there's something out there that's more original... could it be Hawthorne?
Thanks in advance!
February 5th, 2014 03:45 AM #3Senior Member
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February 5th, 2014 10:46 AM #5
I think Hawthorne is certainly usable. It's familiar sounding (who hasn't read The Scarlet Letter in high school?) It's might get misspelled, but I highly doubt it will be mispronounced. Also, I agree, it sounds great with your other son's names. And since you were adventurous enough to use Griffin, (I know quite a few people that would think it's unusual) then I don't feel like Hawthorne is too much of a stretch for you. You should definitely go for it if Hawthorne feels right!Amory
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