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July 2nd, 2013 01:43 PM #86Senior Member
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I dunno, i might actually be brave enough to use a couple of these.
I've noticed that all my favorite girl names come from history/literature, while my favorite boy names are mostly just nice-sounding
Artemis (lbr I'll probably use this)
Scout (the only reason i wouldn't use this is its becoming more popular)
Hero (I'm with augusta_lee, i love this on a girl...both the literary reference and the fact that it doesn't conform to gender stereotypes)
Juno (I'd use this, but will everyone just think of the movie?)
Aslan (i know, it might be inappropriate to name a kid after the lion/savior from Narnia. But it has a nice sound to me, sometimes)
Hermione (i think it's totally useable and i adore Harry Potter)
Oswin (too tied to Doctor Who? I am on the fence. People seem to equally love or hate it, but the idea of a curly-haired little spitfire ruining around makes me love it, just for the nickname Ozzy. I love that it's not a traditional girly name, there's not an 'a' in sight. But can i love something when so many people hate it, or will it eventually be ruined for me?)
Pretty much anything goes here
Atticus (berries seem to either love it or hate it, it feels a bit hipstery to me)
Jethro (this feels cool and modern to me, but my friend said it sounded like a redneck name)
Huckleberry. I love this, but could i do that to a child?
Davey/Davy (everyone says it needs a full name David to go with it, but every man named David I've ever met has been a horrible jerk. I saw a kid at a recent high school graduation and his name was simply Davy. He seemed well-liked, not teased about his name, so i thought it could work. But fellow berries gave it a resounding 'no!')
Hamish. I think people here would say ham-ish instead of hay-mish.
Also all of my girl names fit close enough with each other, but my boy names are all over the placeI hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.
My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.
July 2nd, 2013 01:44 PM #88Senior Member
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- Yorkshire, UK
July 2nd, 2013 02:03 PM #90Senior Member
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- Sep 2012
Cicero to my boys list. I admire the person, I think the name is really neat, but I think it sounds a bit like "sissy" which is just right out. You and I have similar tastes!Married since June 2007, expecting our first child on Christmas Day, 2013
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July 2nd, 2013 05:59 PM #92Senior Member
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- May 2011
There aren't too many names I really love that I wouldn't use. In most cases names are ruled out due to the way they sound with our surname.. Or by my husband who is much less 'wild' than me!
But here are the ones I love that I (probably) wouldn't actually use.
For a boy
Whim- sounds too much like wimpy
Atilla- everyone thinks of The Hun
Rex- dogs name apparently
For a girl
Emine- pronounced Em-in-ay. Sounds too much like enema!
Silke- love the sound but too sensual for a child? And the silk worm thing may lead to unflattering nickname
Thisbe- rhymes with frisbee
Holiday- so festive! But not quite brave enough to use. I think.
Emerald- love the gemstone but feels to OTT to use in real life.
July 2nd, 2013 10:35 PM #94
Some of my absolute guilty pleasures like Marie-Bonaparte.
I'd also really like to use a Greenlandic name as a first name, but unless you know Kalaallisut it's terrifically hard to pronounce them correctly. Names like Ivik (grass), Aputsiaq (snowflake), Pilutaq (leaf) and Inutsiaq (precious human being) for a boy; and Ivalu (sinew), Najaaraq (younger sister of a man), Aviaaja (cousin) and Vilhelmiinannguaq for a girl, just make me swoon. I'm very passionate about my Greenlandic roots though, so I'll probably end up giving a lot of Greenlandic middles.Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.