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February 13th, 2012 04:31 PM #86Senior Member
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February 15th, 2012 11:11 PM #88Member
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Most of my animals have... unusable names.
One of my cats' names is Desdemona. I felt fine using it for an animal but for a person would be a little bit different. I wouldn't use it for a person because 1. of the Othello character. Brutally murdered and all that. 2. It means 'misery'. Meaning doesn't really mean much t me, but still. 3. It has 'demon' right in the center of the name. It's distracting.
A few years ago I had two sibling cats that passed away within a year of each other and their names were Viscera (blood and guts and all that) & Carrion (dead meat, carcass). I named them when I was 7. lol
Pets are fun to put unusable names on but if I met a person with those names, I'd be shocked.
June 8th, 2012 01:35 PM #90
I agree with everyone about Lolita, which is so sad because I adore the name. Honestly, the character alone wouldn't turn me off, it's the fact that society miss-uses it to refer to everything sexually preconscious; I know that any child names Lolita would be tormented.
(I say miss-uses under the circumstances that Dolores Haze was quite frankly raped. She was the victim, despite what most people thought when the book was first published. Sadly, people still hold onto the old fashioned and sexist view of her character and turned it into a derogatory term. Anyway, I digress).
Last edited by oliviasarah; June 9th, 2012 at 11:26 AM.(olivia. seventeen. film & philosophy student, worryingly maternal! in love with my kitty, majestically named shura)
''BOYS R SENSITIVE''; Rufus George ○ Wilfred Alec (Wilf) ○ Emmett Edgar
''GIRLS R SRTONG''; Rosemary Una (Romy) ○ Estella Maud (Esa) ○ Agnes Annabel
June 8th, 2012 06:09 PM #92
Lolita as a nn for Dolores is one I can't use, either! That said, at some point the associations will wear off. The book and its fame may always be around because it is a modern classic, but the associations won't be there forever. Like Silas Marner - people still know the book but the associations are no longer stuck to Silas.
Another one for me is Medea. Unusable since 300BCE.♒ Amber ♒ 18 ♒ UK ♒ will translate names into Russian ♒
Roxana ❀ Marilyn ❀ Sabine ❀ Agnessa ❀ Melania ❀ Georgette ❀ Rosaline
Ruslan ❀ Victor ❀ Myron ❀ Roman ❀ Sylvan ❀ Vincent ❀ Lucien
June 9th, 2012 11:20 AM #94