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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Austin, Texas
    Wow! I just stumbled on this list. What an inspirational list!

    We know a Bay Tree and his son, Oak Tree. We love that theme! Of the ones on the list I like this most:


    Echo (my husband loves this name, I only like it for a middle name)
    | Paloma | Sage | Camille Violeta | Lucia | Leonora | Zara | Cosima | India | Simone | Aurelia |
    | Lennox | Nico | Remy | Bardo | Benno |

  2. #23
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Darrow (Clarence Darrow defended the teaching of evolution in public schools in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial)
    Escher (MC Escher)
    Coltrane (John Coltrane, saxaphone player)
    Jhonen (Jhonen Vasquez, comic book writer)
    Mileva (Mileva Maric was the name of Albert Einstein's first wife)
    Mira (Another name for Omicron Ceti, a neat binary star system)

    Others you may like:
    Hadrian (Roman emperor)
    Truman nn True
    Thaddeus (Thaddeus Stevens)
    Tirion - Welsh name "kind/gentle" usually used on females although Tyrion Lannister is obviously male in GoT
    Geneva (Geneva Convention; popular name in the early 1900s)
    Verena / Veradis / Verita (other forms of Verity)
    Amity ("friendship/peace"...also my name)
    Esperance ("hope")
    Paloma ("dove")
    Lida ("happy")
    Averil ("April")
    Amani ("springtime")
    Eira ("snow")
    Denali (another name for Mt. McKinley)
    Melody, Cadence, Aria
    Namira - heard it first in Skyrim...mistress of decay is not so nice but it does mean leopard or pure/fresh (as in water) in Turkish / Arabic. Alternate spelling Nameera. Also close to Nymeria, the dire wolf in GoT
    Kavita - "poem" in Hindi
    Arwen - not only LOTR; also means "muse" in Welsh; other forms are Awena and Arwenna
    Cobalt, Mazarine, Cerulean, Giada, Marina
    Last edited by iamamiam; September 12th, 2013 at 04:24 PM.

  3. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Eastern US
    I don't know whether this is still relevant as it looks like the thread was started in April but I can't help spreading some geeky name love. Some of my personal favorites:

    - Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton: founder of the American Red Cross (Plus there's a Dr. Who connection)
    - Ada Lovelace: mathematician who worked on the forerunners to the calculator and computer and daughter of Lord Byron
    - Franklin: So many great Franklin's there's Rosalind (biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, and viruses. However, she is not a "discoverer" of the structure of DNA as someone else said. Her X-ray images were instrumental in the discovery and she was the first to interrupt them as proof that the phosphate groups were on the outside of the structure but she did not work on the structure directly with Watson and Crick. However, her assistance was uncredited for many years which is an absolute injustice.)*, Roosevelt, Benjamin, Aretha... And, it could also work for some Francises like Crick, Colins,
    - Alfred Hershey & Martha Chase: determined that DNA was the inherited material responsible for traits, not protein (There's also Alfred Nobel).
    - Oswald Avery: scientist that determined that chromosomes and genes were made of DNA (Another Dr. Who link).
    - Edgar Allen Poe
    - Wolfgang
    - Sherlock
    - Inigo
    - Huxley
    - Atticus
    - Holden
    - Zepplin
    - Lennon
    * A Nameberry Nightmare*

    Mr. Fry: So, what should we name him?
    Mrs. Fry: Uh, you pick. I picked dinner last night.
    Mr. Fry: Well, I was thinking of Philip. After those screwdrivers?
    Mrs. Fry: That's a great idea! More morphine, please.

  4. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Maple Violet and Penelope Wren

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