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June 25th, 2014 12:31 PM #1
Would you name your child after your favorite TV character?
I always was kind of one of those who stayed away from naming my kids after fictional people that was until someone brought up Rafael Barba from Law & Order SVU. Not only do I have a thing for the man who plays him (Raúl Esparza is just a Cuban dream and I could talk about him for the rest of my life), but when someone I know suggested Rafaela knowing how big a fan of his I am I kind of really started to contemplate using. I think Rafaela Grace is beyond beautiful and I like how it goes with Willa (double a's but both very different names) so I just want reassurance that I am not the only person in the world who would for sure name my child after a character on television. I guess I always thought names should be somewhat sentimental and "Oh yeah I named you after that one guy on TV who I thought was super sassy and really attractive." just makes for a slightly embarrassing story of how you got your name though it's the truth.Mama to Willa and Lakelin!
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June 25th, 2014 01:41 PM #3Member
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I was named after a character on Days of Our Lives, which is a soap opera. I was always embarrassed about it growing up, but now it's a popular name so I'm like "whatever" lol. Rafaela is a beautiful name. You don't have to tell people where you got the idea.Kayla Marie - 25 - USA
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June 25th, 2014 02:50 PM #5
I agree; they don't necessarily need to know your kid's naming story. If you love the name, go for it.Future daughters: Kimimela Serene; Daenerys Jasmine; Azalea Dawn; Primavera Rose; Arwen Elizabeth
Future sons: Chetan Paul; Chaske; Aspen; Steel; Arrow; Lynx; River
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No kids now or in the near future; gotta finish grad school first. I'm just a name nerd who can't wait to use my faves.
June 25th, 2014 02:58 PM #7
I wouldn't do it if that was the only thing about the name that I liked--the connection to the character.
But if I liked the name and meaning on it's own and had other associations with it (it wasn't made up specifically for that show) then I wouldn't rule it out.
I love the name Lorelei and I grew up loving Gilmore Girls. If the name had further significance to me and my DH loved it, I'd definitely consider it strongly.Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin
June 25th, 2014 03:07 PM #9Senior Member
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I got many of my favourite names from TV shows (I watch way more TV than is healthy, lol!). For example:
Jethro - Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS
Malcolm - Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly
Fiona - Fiona Glenanne from Burn Notice (and Princess Fiona from Shrek)
Nell & Hettie - Nell Jones and Hetty Lange from NCIS: Los Angeles
Tess - Tess Brennan from One Life to Live
I love all the names despite these connections, but the shows were the first time I heard and fell in love with them. I also watch L&O SVU, and I agree that Rafael Barba is smoking hot, love him! I think it would be cool to be named after a character, so I'd say go for it!
Last edited by psg007; June 25th, 2014 at 03:10 PM.Sophie | 22 | England, UK
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