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  1. #1
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    Axing Leopold

    So for months now Leopold had been my top middle name choice for first name Viridian, one of only 2 names on our short list for another boy.

    But I just learned about the horrific legacy of Leopold II of Belgium (seriously why did I not learn about this guy in school?) And it has totally ruined the name for me. I know some folks can separate a name from a negative association but this is one I definitely can't shake. (If feels on par with Adolf for me at this point.)

    We still have Meadowlark as a possibility, which is my partner's favorite and I love it as well, but I wonder if a color name and bird name together is a bit too hippy-ish?

    Also considering:
    Ambrose
    Winslow
    Isidore (Isadora is my top pick for a girl right now but if we have another boy I won't get to use it, so this is a strong contender despite it's matchiness with my first son's middle, Theodore.)



    Anyone else ever have an otherwise lovely name ruined by an ugly association?

    Any ideas for a middle for Viridian? Ideally 3 syllables but can work with two.

    Names that are great but won't work for us:
    Leonidas
    Marius (most -as and -us endings, though there are a few that are workable.)
    Archibald (really any name that starts with Ar-)
    Olivier (love but there's already some pretty heavy use of Olivia among his cousins as both a first and middle.)
    Last edited by brittanyanitarose; February 22nd, 2019 at 04:26 PM.
    Archimedes Theodore 08/22/2016


    Oleander Peregrine, Viridian Edgar?

    Vote on my boy names [here].

    Names we aren't using:
    Ptolemy Claude-Yves, Montgomery Belvedere, Hyperion Nightingale, Ignatius Voltaire, Dorian Alphonse.


    Isadora Eponine, Persephone Rosamund?


    Vote on my girl names [here].

    Names we aren't using:
    Ophelia Winter Wren, Cornelia Beatrix, Euphemia Magdalen, Quintessa Mathilde, Octavia Winifred, Diantha Yvaine, Galatea Antionette, Lamia Odette.


  2. #3
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    In sorry Leopold's been ruined - a shame but sometimes you can't shake an association, right?

    I do like Meadowlark, but I'm not sure on it with Viridian. It's a little much for me.

    Viridian Leonidas maybe?
    Viridian Cornelius
    Viridian Olivier
    Viridian Barnabas/Barnaby
    Viridian Cassius
    Viridian Kestrel/Kester
    Viridian Forrester
    Viridian Percival
    Viridian Lysander
    Viridian Chester
    🌈Grace🌈
    Sarai Matilda|Romilly Charlotte|Ginevra Snow|Ilaria Winter
    Ezra Apollo|Tristan Rafferty|Sholto Felix|Otto Elias

    NB 'most hated' names...
    Paisley Nevaeh|Everleigh Kadence|London Poppy|Riley Peyton
    Cherish Emilie|Ireland Kinsley|Sloane Elliette|Emerson Katie
    Addison Crystal|Kelly Reign|Lulu Patricia|Charlie Snowe

    More names!

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    I've had this problem alot with names! Mainly because my own name has a horrible meaning, and I want to choose names for my future children that they'll love.

    Viridian...

    Balthazar
    Percival
    Claudius
    Salvador
    Barnadas
    Timothy
    Benedict
    Ebenezer
    Mortimer
    Willoughby
    Chancelor
    Cornelius
    Hollander
    Eliezer
    Constantine
    Sylvester
    Leandros
    Marcellus / Marsalis
    Lawrence
    Orpheus
    Reginald
    Zephyrus
    Beauregard
    Just for fun...GP/Combos I like...

    Girls:
    Spencer Rosemary
    Troian Esme
    Clarke Winona
    Dorothy Mae

    Boys:
    Harford Talon
    Isaac Hawthorne
    Hector Clay
    Victor Cove

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    * Favourites *
    Thea Adrienne - Agnes Adair - Alma Greer
    Nel Audra - Bram Percy


    * Currently like *
    Hector - Frey -Walt - Gregor - Ingrid - Pia - Percy - Ian - Corin - Laurens - Lyra - Hilde - Dorota - Joris - Milas - Ines - Vera - Marit

    * GP or does not sound good in Dutch *
    Adrian - Bramwell - Emrys - Pascoe - Faraday - Barnabas - Prior - Pyotr
    Hesper - Greer - Solveig - Parnell - Junot - Tuppence - Endellion - Arianell

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    Just for fun...GP/Combos I like...

    Girls:
    Spencer Rosemary
    Troian Esme
    Clarke Winona
    Dorothy Mae

    Boys:
    Harford Talon
    Isaac Hawthorne
    Hector Clay
    Victor Cove

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