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March 17th, 2012 09:53 AM #1Junior Member
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March 17th, 2012 10:08 AM #3
March 17th, 2012 11:10 AM #5Senior Member
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I think Poplin actually falls into the catagory "Yeah, sure, why not?" for me. I might not use it myself but I would be VERY interested in how baby got their name. I feel like it isn't an automatic "NO!". Here's why: 1) It has a familiar beginning & a familiar ending. 2) It is not a made-up word. 3) It's clearly feminine. 4) Falls in with names like Paisley, Jersey, Lacey, or Georgette. 5) Totally normal nicknames.
Now the fun part for me Are there any other textile name-gems out there waiting to find the right baby?
OTHER UNIQUE TEXTILE NAMES:
March 17th, 2012 11:30 AM #7Senior Member
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My reaction is somewhere between Pam and Ellie's. It's not the worst, it's not impossible, but it's not really to my taste. I think mainly it makes me think straightaway of Mary Poppins and popcorn. I like both of those things, but it's just odd for them to be a child's name.
I like Ellie's list! Here are the stand-outs to me:
Batiste - I think this already has some use, or is it just Baptiste? Seems connected to John the Baptist at any rate. Better for a boy?
Bengaline - not as a first name, but this is cool as a middle. I like the thought of Lily Bengaline for nn Tiger Lily!
Cambric - this seems like it would work OK as a uni name like Camden and Cambridge.
Canton - this would fit in as a uni name with all the -ton names; also a place name.
Chenille - has a very name like feel, like Tenille or Camille.
Cotton - has some historical basis for boys, like Cotton Mather.
Donegal - really cool for a boy, like Donovan.
Heather - already in use for girls. Fading, but I still find it pretty.
Loden - Logan alternative for boys?
Need to run but will comment more later if I remember : D!
March 17th, 2012 12:00 PM #9
i absolutely love it!! i thought of it as a name after noticing a street name in my city. i think that it totally could work as a name and i think it is especially spunky!
i think it works so well with some of my favorite names:
Poplin and Lyles
Poplin and Windsor
Helena and Poplin
Leon and Poplin
Archibald (Archie) and Poplin
Beatrix and Poplin
Thisbe, Clarence and Poplin