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October 26th, 2011 05:12 PM #1Senior Member
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A few for review...Switching careers and becoming an RN! Sadly mommy plans will have to wait until that's done. Still loving names though!
October 26th, 2011 05:30 PM #3
October 26th, 2011 05:40 PM #5
Hi Neuilly, here are my thoughts on your name list.
Rafe - A roguish sounding name . OK but nothing exciting.
Eben - Much better than the long version Ebenezer. Although an old name it has a cool and contemporary sound to it.
Gaspard - I like this French version of Caspar. Depending on where you live, it may be seen as pretentious. I love Jasper too!
Nolan - One of the few names ending in the popular "an" that I don't mind.
Olivier - I always think of Sir Laurence Olivier when I see this French spelling of Oliver. I love it for its romantic sound and refined elegance.
Seamus - This Irish version of James is appealing.
Anton - Anthony with a more European and exotic vibe. Very nice.
Malcolm - OK but the "mal" beginning bothers me a bit.
Corbin - Not a fan. Still strongly associated with former L.A. Law actor Corbin Bernsen.All the best,
October 26th, 2011 05:46 PM #7Senior Member
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Rafe- I never been a fan of this name. I always want to "autocorrect" it to rake when I read the name.
Eben- Never heard this name before. Is Eben pronounced with the first "e" stressed? I think I prefer that "e" unstressed.
Gaspard- Gasp! Sounds like a butler's name.
Nolan- Love, love, love this name.
Olivier- Fancy name. I think it's better than Oliver.
Seamus- Just never liked the sounds of Seamus.
Anton- Great name.
Malcolm- I think this name is ready to be revived.
Corbin- Better as a last name.
October 26th, 2011 05:54 PM #9
Rafe - Not a fan, personally. It seems very cowboyish and too rough-and-tumble for me. I like Raphael a lot more.
Eben - love this! I don't really like Ebenezer, but I love Eben. So so cute. I would love to meet an Eben. I considered it a while ago, but it was met with horrible reviews, so I dropped it. I still love it, though. Would you say it EE-ben or EH-ben? I personally prefer the latter.
Gaspard - I have a friend in France who used to really like this. I'm not sure if she still does, but I'm pretty sure she likes Caspar more now... I still think it's very awesome. Maybe it would be a better MN?
Nolan - I used to like this, but it's fallen off my radar in the past couple of years. Still completely respectable and cool, though.
Olivier - this reminds me of Sir Laurence Olivier, too. I like Oliver more.
Seamus - I'm not a huge fan of this, but I can see the appeal, and I like the nn Shay/Shea. It always reminds me of Seamus Heaney (the poet) and Seamus Dever (the actor on the TV show Castle). There are worse associations, I suppose.
Anton - too Russian for me. Besides, it seems very stereotypical drug dealer.
Malcolm - not a fan. I immediately think of Malcolm in the Middle, Malcolm X, and Malcolm from the TV show Firefly. I also think of this really cool novel I read once, and that Malcolm was actually really cool, but not enough to make me love it. Not that the other associations are bad... I just don't see the appeal of Malcolm. Sorry.
Corbin - I see the appeal in this, but I'm not a huge fan. I like that he could go by Ben sometimes. My math teacher in high school was a Mr. Corbin, so it seems a bit odd to see it as a FN.
Eben is my favorite, followed distantly by Gaspard. Good luck!Ashley
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