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June 4th, 2014 03:17 PM #16Senior Member
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June 4th, 2014 03:33 PM #18
My "Names I love but..." list exists because there are names I adore but either can't picture giving them to an actual child for a variety of reasons or my darling partner has vetoed them. Some of this list do exist as middle names in my actual list but I won't/am not allowed to use them as first names.
My "Names I love but..." list:
Lilith Vesper - Francesca Lark - Viola Kathryn - Azalea Coralie
Zachary James - Alexander Michael/Charlie - Tristan George
M: Banjo, Chewbacca
F: Kairi, Pika
Uni: Bantha, Domino, Tadpole
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June 4th, 2014 04:30 PM #20
I'm lucky to have a seriously open-minded and respectful mother, she'll fight for my decisions even if she disagrees completely, she'll even support me. And she is also interested in names and positive to many of the unusual choices I mention (Emrys, Tessa and Verbena were all ok for her, she actually said she liked Verbena better in Norwegian than English!).
My dad on the other hand struggles with any language not his own, so I would have to use something pronouncable and still beautiful in Norwegian. (He's also against middle names, but I'm probably going to blatantly disregard his feelings about that).
I agree about how all 'real' short lists would be comlete with 5 names for each gender if we all really considered it. Not having more feels very wrong though! ^^
Last edited by dearest; June 4th, 2014 at 04:55 PM.Åshild / Norwegian / 24 / Name Collector / Work: Daycare and the Library / Love to bake, read and listen to music
Maeva + Eulalie + Rosalind + Emerence + Saskia + Everild + Nimue + Anaïs + Ophelia + Lileas + Helena + Rixende
Balthasar + Leonidas + Isidor + Philo + Alasdair + Edmund + Iskandar + Ignatius + Valentine + Emmanuel + Emrys
Mercy + Bloom + Evening + Blythe + Prosper + Briar + Boone + Hawthorn
June 4th, 2014 07:51 PM #22
It's the tug between the Name Enthusiast and the real, embodied person. The real person has a real partner, a real surname, and potentially real siblings to deal with. The real baby will live in one place and speak one (probably) language and have one religious or ethnic identity.
But the Name Enthusiast has no such constraints.Blade, MD
XY: Antoine Raphael
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor
Aquila * Chrysanthe * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Ione * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Mireia * Petra * Rosamond * Seraphine * Silvana * Theophane / Blaise * Cyprian * Darius * Evander * Giles * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Peregrine * Rainier
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Amal _ Hanan / Altair _ Fahd _ Ilyas _ Sajjad _ Saqr _ Tariq
June 5th, 2014 02:53 PM #24
I have a long list of those names too. I call them "a list I'll consider if only my future husband wants to use it" lol. Then again, I refuse to make a fix top 5 or 10, so I have "short list", "long list", "GP list" and this "additional list".
Here's some of mine:
Elena/Selena (love these names, but I already chose Helena for my short list)
Viola (mainly because I have Violetta on my short list)
Leo (I prefer Leona or Leonore/a for a girl)
MicahCall me Cynthia, Angie, or Luna. 22. Name nerd.
Clemency | Clementine | Juliette | Helena | Isabelle | Annabelle | Evangeline | Seraphina | Rosalind | Violetta
Vanessa | Audrey | Ariadne | Callista | Belphoebe | Bellatrix | Lyra | Valencia | Valentina | Laetitia | Cytherea
Gavriel | Hermes | Flynn | James | Orion | Alexander | Caspian | Peregrine | Marius | Altair
Callum | Cadmus | Jason | Perseus | Theseus | Oliver | Éomund | Luca | Amias