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The name Severus is a boy's name meaning "stern". Severus and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".
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Though it has literary credentials--making an appearance in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and as the mean-spirited teacher Severus Snape in the Harry Potter books, most modern parents would find it too--well--severe.
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Don't you dare name your child after a child abuser and stalker. Don't even think about it.
Snape, Snape, Severus Snape (Dumbledore!)
Well, you see, we are actually commenting on the name Severus, not Sirius. However, I'm not sure how a combination of letters to identify something or someone can be deemed intelligent or unintelligent, but I'd say if such an absurd notion were to exist, then Sirius, the brightest star in our sky named by some of the brightest minds in the world, should be considered intelligent naming.
Well I hope you use your PhD to name your future kids something more intelligent than Sirius.
Except for the fact that I don't have any children. Also, considering I have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, I don't think any future children of mine will think I'm an idiot. Nice try though!
Well at least my kids will never have to think 'man my parents are real idiots' when they consider what I named them. Sorry I can't say the same for yours.
Well, I kind of think that if you choose to spend your time being negative about other's life choices then maybe you should grow up, get a life of your own, and stop worrying about what other people are naming their children :) I won't hold my breath, though.
I kind of think if you're considering naming your child after a Harry Potter character (and one who basically stalked a woman and was then needlessly cruel to her orphaned child at that) then maybe you should grow up a bit more before you start a family.
Soren is a nice alternative.
I like Severin and Severina, but not really Severus.
I know right! It's just laziness that comes with today's society.
snape snape severus snape!
I agree with all of this very, very much. I liked Jessamine before TID, and now I do more! :)
I like this name, but I feel my child would get picked on if I named him this. Maybe use this as a middle name.
Totally, and the relation to the characters is cool because they're such strong characters. I love Cecily and Jem (for a boy) too.
Forever tied to the dour Harry Potter character.
I know, the Infernal Devices is amazing. :D Speaking of TID, I really like the names Jessamine and Theresa. Jessie and Tessa are cool nicknames.
OMG YES! (btw i love your username, that's like one of my favorite books ever)
If you're going to post a bad review, at least spell the words right. No one will ever take you seriously, if you write 'suks' and 'pooter'. You didn't capitalize the name either. And honestly Harry Potter does not 'suk'.
Oh no! The name literally brings on a feeling as what it is defined as. It's a really cold, harsh name.... It feels cruel almost but more empty. It doesn't flow right at all either, it sounds very awkward.
In terms of sound, yes, it is a little harsh, but no more so than, say, SCARlet. But "Sevvie" is an adorable childhood nickname and Severus by itself suits a grown man just fine - better than Mason, Bentley and Jayden, at least. Also, in terms of the Harry Potter series, Severus is a very moral name. Overall, while I wouldn't use the name myself, I think that it's a decent choice and definitely a name some prospective parents should take a look at. :)
harry pooter suks
i agree completely
Am I the only person who actually likes this name? I would even consider using it on a child, I mean the character in Harry Potter is in my opinion a great person and is worthy of naming my child after him. I understand he is fiction, but he still impacted on my life and I would name my child after him. And I LOVE the nickname Sev. :)
Sever us? Not cool.
This is just too severe and HP-ish for my taste - I couldn't bring myself to use it on a child.
Sever is not a happy verb.
I know about the HP association, and I would never EVER use this on a real child, even though I love it!(PS: I pronounce it sever-us, not severe-us)
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