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February 11th, 2012 10:06 PM #6Senior Member
[FONT=Times New Roman][CENTER][SIZE=2]Renaming myself;
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
- Victoria, Australia
something quirky, British and elegant.[/SIZE]
[COLOR="#009999"]August - Edmund - Dexter - Jasper - Felix - Henry[/COLOR]
[COLOR="#990066"]Violet - Beatrice - Florence - Olive - Harriet - Antigone - Clementine - Henrietta - Hermione - Wilhelmina - Ottilie - Persephone[/COLOR]
Please vote on my name list!: [url]http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9812834[/url]
February 11th, 2012 10:18 PM #8
February 11th, 2012 10:47 PM #10
Hermione - never.
Ginevra - no way. Ginny, maybe.
Luna - oh heck. no.
Andromeda - nice.
Celestina - pretty. Actually just met one but she's 10 yrs older than HP.
Jocelind - pretty.
Aurora - nice.
Emmeline - nice.
Mirabella - nice.
Lavender - yes!
Araminta - yes!
Bellatrix - never.
Nymphadora - no way.
Lysandra - pretty.
Narcissa - no way.
Elladora - smush name.
Marietta - pretty.
Rowena - usable.
Honoria - nice.
Pansy - wimpy.
Minerva - no way.
Astoria - LOVE this! I love visiting Astoria, OR but I hate that it get confused with Waldorf.
Melania - no.
Augusta - this no, August yessir!
Charity - not a virtue name I like.
Merope - nope.
Okay so basically I would only use a HP name it was one of a minor character only. I wouldn't want someone's first reaction to be, Oh - like in the movie HARRY POTTER? gag. Unless you have a dear Aunty Minerva Hermione I wouldn't touch the big names!! Lavender Honoria would be really nice though!“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
February 11th, 2012 10:50 PM #12Senior Member
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- Apr 2011
- Pensacola, Florida
Hermione, love this name but wouldn't use it on an actual child
Ginevra -- prefer Genvieve
Luna -- yes, I would use Luna. I know several kids named Luna
Celestina -- I prefer Celeste
Jocelind -- I love Joselin/Jocelyn and would use the Joselin spelling
Aurora -- I prefer Aurelia
Emmeline -- definitely would use
Mirabella -- no, too frilly for me
Lavender -- no
Araminta -- this is a family name, but I wouldn't use it
Bellatrix -- definitely not. Yikes, HBC in her fright wig!
Nymphadora -- another definite no. Nymphomaniacs, anyone?
Lysandra -- I don't like this or Lysander
Narcissa -- while I like the Catalan Narcis, I don't like the girl's version. I much prefer Jonquil
Elladora -- no
Marietta -- no. too much like Marietta Georgia
Rowena -- yes, I love Rowena. I love Ivanhoe!
Honoria -- yes and yes to Honour, which I prefer
Pansy -- no. I prefer Posy and Poppy
Minerva -- yes. Although I prefer Athena/Athina
Astoria -- as in Queens? And Jackson Heights? I don't think so.
Melania -- no. Melanie Wilkes, bleh
Augusta -- yes, I love Augusta. Makes me think of the great character Augusta Doe in Moore's opera
Charity -- no. I have several students named Charity though. I prefer the Catalan Merce.
Merope -- no
What happened to Katie and Parvinder?
February 11th, 2012 11:03 PM #14Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
Just be careful that if you are purposely using one of these names as a reference to Harry Potter, to choose a desirable character to be named after, I'll break it down:
Lavender, Pansy, Padma - ok seriously, those three are annoying!
Andromeda - pretty but I wouldn't actually name someone that.
Bellatrix - she's nuts. on the upside it's not a particularly bad name.
Merope, Lysandra, Charity - I personally just think these names are sort of ugly.
Narcissa- horrible name because of "narcissistic" so no, I don't think this ones very good
Nymphadora - ok not even she liked this name!
Hermione, Ginny, Luna - Kickass!
Celestina- that's such a pretty name! And since Celestina Warbeck is rarely mentioned it's not a big deal.
Jocelind, Aurora, Emmeline, Araminta, Elladora, Marietta, Minera, Augusta - These are all pretty and normal names so nothing wrong there.
Minerva and Rowena - BEST NAMES (After previously mentioned Kickass names) They are beautiful and the characters are pretty cool rolemodels. Even if McGonnagal does only give them 5 points for killing the troll first year...
I noticed you left out a couple really good ones which are also just names in general:
Myrtle (jk, I think that one's a no too)
Gabrielle (Fleurs sis)