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April 8th, 2012 11:32 PM #1
Is this a weird idea? (Titanic Names)
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic shipwreck coming up on April 10th, I decided to look up the victims list and had the idea that using names from the victims list would be a cool way to honor the dead, especially the children who didn't have a chance for life. Like one little 2yr old girl named Helen Loraine. Or naming after people in the heroic engine room workers who kept the ships electricity running until 2 min before sinking even when they were allowed to leave. Or other useable names from the victims list like, Elin Ester Maria, Ida Augusta Margareta, Ellis Anna Maria, Ebba Iris Alfrida, Sigrid Elisabeth or Filip Oscar, Adrien Finnin, Edward Gifford, Pierre Giuseppe, Alfred Flemming, etc.
My husband thought it was a bizzare and strange idea.
What do ya'll think. Cool way to honor the dead, or just morbid?
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April 8th, 2012 11:39 PM #3Junior Member
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I think you're crazy. Sounds way to creepy to me.
April 8th, 2012 11:42 PM #5
I don't think it's a bad idea. There are probably some cool names on the list.
April 9th, 2012 12:15 AM #7Senior Member
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I think it's beautiful, in a ever-so-slightly morbid way. You could probably find some beautiful and classic names on that list, and what a cool thing for someone to be able to explain their name from. I might reserve it for a child born on that exact day though, unless you're really into the Titanic yourself.I'll be standing on the cliff with the sunset in my eyes~
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April 9th, 2012 09:33 PM #11
It's also rumored that my grandmother's ancestors came over on the Mayflower, so I've considered using a name (like Peregrine, Love, or Humility) to honor them. If you have a familial connection to the Titanic (and you're having a baby in 2012!) I would think it would be a sweet, memorable gesture. I actually really love the idea. And I'm sure there are a lot of gems.Ashley
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April 9th, 2012 01:02 AM #13
I see nothing morbid about wanting to honour the dead... when it's someone you know.
But picking names off the Titanic because of the hundred year anniversary, I find that a little odd.Mother to Evelyn Heather
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April 9th, 2012 01:23 AM #15
Also, many people honor dead people they don't know (like famous role models, princess Diana, Mother Teresa, etc) and I think its better to use a name that has some noble meaning rather than simply using a name because it sounds pretty but doesn't have any particular personal meaning.
But anyhow, if anything, I think this list will give some people really great ideas with all the interesting names and combinations, and if someone perusing the list sees a favorite comes up, then it can just be an interesting bit of info to know that someone on the Titanic was named the same.
April 9th, 2012 01:57 AM #17Senior Member
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Yes but Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, actors, musicians, etc are all people we know in a sense, sure we dont know what they were like behind closed doors but we choose these names to honor their charitable acts, musical talent, and so on.
The only thing you know about these people (aside from people like the Astors) is that they were on the Titanic and I think more than anything it seems like you're just finding cool names off a list of people who died instead of "honoring" them which is probably why it seems so strange.Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
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April 9th, 2012 01:30 AM #19Senior Member
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It would be nice to honor the victims this way but yes, it is a bit morbid seeming at first. Though I suppose it's really not any different than me naming a baby after my aunt's baby who died in infancy long before I was born.