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  1. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Phoenix is a great name. I love it on both girls & boys.

    I'am not a fan of Houston though.
    " Doubt tortures me. There is a twist in me, my fear of interpretation. "
    Anaïs Nin

  2. #8
    Join Date
    May 2014
    As someone who lives in Houston. I wouldn't. Lol. It's really not the best city to be named after it's not like Austin that's beautiful hill country, better weather, less humid. Houston is hot, muggy, crowded, flat, and boring. Personally I'm not really a fan of place names in general. I know it was a surname for a founder but I think it should stay that way.
    Valerie. 25. Texas. Lover of words and monikers. TTC late fall 2014.

    Favorite girl names:
    Lydia Rose, Violet Simone, Vivienne Claire, Aurora Juliet
    Guilty Pleasures/Crushes/Other:
    Lucienna nn Luna, Sienna, Azalea, Astrid, Eleanora nn Nora, Marcheline nn Ellie

    Favorite boy names:
    Roman Alexander, Atticus Henry
    Guilty Pleasures/Crushes/Other:
    Luca, Judas nn Jude, Andreas, Hector, Ivan, August, Julian, Julius, Henry, Micah

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Xi'An, China
    Place names are hard. Houston, Austin, Dallas, etc. Texas cities hold no charm for me... I just think of the place, both the good and the bad. Phoenix is 100% girl to me. Without going deep into this issue, it is highly connected to women in most of E. Asia (and is a common name for women in China)... and I find it strange that people would assume their child will never go to E. Asia or have connections with E. Asians. After all, China alone is 1/5 the world's population... So, I think it's a great mythological name for a girl, but not one I'd ever tack on my son...
    Currently exiled from the US

    Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14

    EDD: Oct '17
    XY: Edmund Kaveh
    XX: Solenne Mitra, Honora Katayoun

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    The 'Houston we have a problem' connection is actually kind of fun. I'm not a big fan of place names, but I think of a bird when I hear Phoenix, which makes it much nicer in my book.
    Beatrix - Fleur - Minnow - Zelda - Fern - Winifred - Poet

    Wolfgang - Atlas - Huck - Abraham - Ernest - Ulysses - Fox - Alasdair

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