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April 13th, 2012 11:11 AM #11Senior Member
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April 13th, 2012 11:45 AM #13
Atticus but I figured they were fairly obscure and that most would just automatically think of Atticus Finch. But the Christian martyr thing--I didn't even know but just knowing someone named Atticus was willing to die for his faith means everything to me and it's something I would love to pass down to my son--that makes me love Atticus even more!
I love the suggestion of Gus as a nn, too--would it be weird to have a Jack August Cole and an Atticus, nn Gus? I'm not saying I would, haha, I just thought it might be weird since August is already on my list.
Lindsay and Parker--I had already considered Lincoln Atticus, actually! I just felt like it might be a lot of name for one kid, and can you imagine being named after Abraham Lincoln AND Atticus Finch? That might be a lot to live up to!
It seems a shame to stuff it in the MN spot, but I might if it just doesn't fit with my other favorites... My lists right now are Isabelle, Arianne, Olivia, Charlotte (nn Lola), Violet, Rachel, Daphne, Lydia, Magda, Lillian/Liliana, and Josephine (Posey) for girls, and Caleb, Jack, Asher, Everett, Grayson (Gray), Brody, Spencer, Bailey, Avery, Beckett, Boone, Henry, and Lincoln--does Atticus work well in a sibset with any of them? If not, what can you see as Atticus's siblings?
I'm tossing around Atticus Samuel, Atticus James, Atticus Henry, and maybe Jude Atticus as combos... It seems like Atticus needs a short-and-sweet, simple FN if it's the MN.Ashley
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April 13th, 2012 12:39 PM #17Senior Member
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April 13th, 2012 04:33 PM #19Senior Member
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I love Atticus too. Not sure if I could use it, I think it would seem too pretenious in Ireland, as we're a bit more conservative name wise, but I love what it stands for in Atticus Finch too!
I would strongly recommend you use it.
I also saw someone recommend Ace as a NN in a thread months ago, I liked it and it stuck in my head!
(I think Rio Atticus is my favourite all round celeb choice too!)Top Girls: Tessa, Audrey, Joyce nn Joy, Harriet, Lynn, Regina nn Reggie, Diana, Ivy, Anthea NN Thea
Top Boys: Theodore nn Theo, Quade, Miles, Cormac, Keith, Isaac, Jude, Flynn, Max.
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April 13th, 2012 04:44 PM #21"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 04:54 PM #23
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....
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April 14th, 2012 01:03 PM #27Senior 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 03:59 PM #29
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.