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  1. #6
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    Jul 2014
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    I agree that the first syllable is a little off-putting, but I like the nn Paz. I guess Topaz make sense for a baby born in November, but "November" might be more palatable. Somehow Topaz sounds southwestern to me. I imagine that Topaz lives in Tempe, Arizona or Taos, New Mexico, and is maybe a jewelry artisan? Haha, it's funny when you get not just an image but a whole story out of a name.
    Amity|Colette|Flora|Lark|Linnea|Louisa|Nina|Nora
    Paloma|Prairie|Signe|Soledad|Susannah|Talia|Tamsin |Tessa

    Abram|Absalom|August|Callan|Early|Ezra|Henry
    Levi|Lorcan|Micah|Reid|Solomon|Victor|Virgil

  2. #8
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    I've heard it as a first name before (on a teenager girl, who would be around 18 now) but I don't find it appealing at all. There's just something kind of harsh about it and as others have said, the "toe" sound is rather off putting.

  3. #10
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    I love the name Topaz! Topaz (in French, Topaze) is one of Mucha's Art Nouveau girls (from his "Precious Stones" series). Clicky on link below to see what she looks like:

    http://www.backtoclassics.com/galler...semucha/topaz/
    Last edited by nephele; August 1st, 2014 at 10:29 PM.

  4. #12
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    Nov 2013
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    I love it. It casts such a rich, golden glow in my mind when I say it. The nickname Paz (peace) is wonderful too.
    Girls: Vesper Noble, Shalom Galilee, Mercy Susannah, Paloma Valentine, Mary Valentine, Agnes Gardenia, Constance Camellia, Prudence Anouk, Bernadette Frances, Bertie Pearl, Yuki Beloved, Momoko Flora, Nanette Sunday, Minnie Magnolia, Anouk Bethlehem, Betty Pearl, Esther Opal, Malou Anouk.

    Boys: Dossie Gardener, Bertram Beloved, Gerald Dove, Obadiah Dove, Amadeus Andrew, Abraham Lou, Thaddeus Palomo, Ernest Francesco, Enzo Raphael, Shalom Noble, Moses Basil, Shepherd Andrew, Humphrey Kip.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    May 2012
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    There is a Bar by that name not far from my house. I think it might be the reason I find it difficult to see this as a first name. First associations can be very influencing I guess....
    ...if my husbands has no vote, then....
    Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
    ...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...

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