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April 13th, 2012 05:44 PM #16"But it is so happy to love," said the Shepherd quietly. "It is happy to love even if you are not loved in return. There is pain too, certainly, but Love does not think that very significant."
April 13th, 2012 05:54 PM #18
Personally I would avoid the name, but that's just because my fiance's friend was picked on for having the name Atticus. It's not that the kids knew it was from a book, since he was picked on it since he was little, but it's just weird. He was apparently teased more so in high school when it was found out that it came from a book. I don't know him well enough, but that's the main reason my fiance' shies away from some of the names I like, like Ezra, since it's not "common" and he doesn't want his kid picked on like his friend was.
So just a warning, be prepared that the kid might be teased all through his life......
I live in America too, so if you live in Europe, this might not apply....
April 14th, 2012 05:20 AM #20Senior Member
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April 14th, 2012 02:03 PM #22Senior Member
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I used to think it was pretentious but it has grown on me a bit. I mentioned it to my 17-year-old son (who read TKMB last year) and he thinks it's cool. Not sure how he would feel if it were actually his name though.
April 14th, 2012 04:59 PM #24
I'm afraid I may have been one to slip the dreaded "P" word on this name. Though upon reflection, I'm not sure I actually think it's pretentious so much as I just simply think it sounds harsh and ugly. There are very few -us ending names I like in the first place, and the T and C in the same name are just grating to me. It's hard for me to get around that, and TKMB is definitely the pop culture connection everyone will make and I'm in the "meh" boat on that subject for sure. There's really just nothing I find appealing about the name whatsoever, but it really comes down to taste. There's nothing "wrong" with it and it's certainly not in the same category as the multiple-apostrophe names pp mentioned (which really DO seem pretentious).
I do think that Atticus is almost jarringly different from your other usual name choices. I could see you working it into a mn slot though and honestly, I'd love to see you do it because I bet it would be great.
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