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August 2nd, 2013 12:49 AM #21Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
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August 2nd, 2013 12:54 AM #23Senior Member
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Ettasyn is RIDICULOUS.
would could have at least tried to not make her life miserable by using Ettason or Ettasin. theres no need for random 'y's
as with everyone else, go with ETTA OR HENRIETTA
other options: Harrietta, Jamesetta (say that on Etta's Nameberry page as Eta James real name),
any -ette name ex: Annette, Lynnette can = Etta
Edison is very masculine, dont go with Emmerson or Emery either, they are super TRENDY dating your child so in 40 years when people meet her they'll know her name was 'from that E- boy name to girl name craze of 2013'
August 2nd, 2013 12:54 AM #25Mom to 2 girls ♥ Bayard McConnell "Bay" & Marguerite Davis "Maple"
August 2nd, 2013 12:58 AM #27Mom to 2 girls ♥ Bayard McConnell "Bay" & Marguerite Davis "Maple"
August 2nd, 2013 03:09 AM #29
Edison as a feminine name is that it ends in 'son', which automatically makes it masculine. You may think it doesn't matter which gender a name is, but remember that you're giving a name to another person... she may not want a masculine name. After all, there are all kinds of unintended consequences, such as being assigned a gym locker in the boy's locker room... because your name's Edison, so why would you be a girl? Names signal many things, including gender, education level, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, etc. While there is more leeway now than in the past, those signals that we often unconsciously pick up on are there. For example, being an American very high social class and educational level, you would probably be more likely to name your son George than D'Markyss. Making up or misspelling names is often something associated with lower social classes and education levels (same goes for my mother's name, which was made up nearly 55 years ago). Now, this could change with the next generation... with the hoards of Oakleighs, Krystalls, etc. But I really don't think it will...
As for Ettasyn, it looks like you made it up, and are just trying much too hard. Additionally, there's the 'y' in there... which makes it the definition of one of those low class, made up names I was talking about. Y's are not salt that you just add for a bit of flavour... nor are we playing Scrabble, so I don't really get why all made up girls names seem to include a y. The next issue is that it just is hard to say... it doesn't really roll off of the tongue. Now Etta, on the other hand, is a classy name with a great history that includes Ms. Etta James, with her gorgeous vocals. It's a name that, unlike Edison, doesn't scream "They wanted a boy, but they got me!" Unlike Ettasyn, it is classy, easy to pronounce, and doesn't say "Hookyd on Phonycs workyd for my parynts!" Sorry to put it so bluntly.Currently exiled from the US
Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14
EDD: Oct '17
XY: Edmund Kaveh
XX: Solenne Mitra, Honora Katayoun