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Names posted 05 Dec 2006, 17:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

I decided to create a discussion about names, it'll probably die out fairly quickly but hey, it might be fun while it lasts. When you were a child did you ever want to just change your name? Haha... or what about names you like in general? I have a feeliing that when I have children, if I do, they will hate me. Just hear the names I have picked out... Cordelia Esmenet, Brigita Amora, Xerius Quintus, Reinhardt Amadeus, and Karianna Arya. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 17:12 by Harrol, Moderator

Some of those names are cool and obscure enough to not attract ridicule. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 17:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

Some are from books (two of the names most if not all of you should be able to recognize), others are from movies, some I just came across and happened to really like them. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 19:12 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i HATED my name when i was a kid. i'm still not overly fond of it, but i have embraced it. when i have kids i would like them to have unique names, without being too dumb. my husband grew up in BC where everyone had stupid hippy names like cedar and flower. if i have a son his name will probably be arden or lugh. a girl, will likely br braint or airmid or something like that. but i'm a firm believer in not choosing a name before seeing the child. i know too many people who just do not suit their names because their parents just picked it without seeing what they look like or what their personality is like. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 20:12 by Harrol, Moderator

Thats a pretty good idea. So about what age would you name your children Gierra. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 21:12 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

:lol i'd give it a few hours at least. my point is that you shouldn;t pick a name before even seeing the baby. view post


posted 05 Dec 2006, 23:12 by alhana, Auditor

I found that I the names I picked for my children were based on my impression while carrying the child. Incidentally, all the names fit my sons perfectly. There were names that I had liked before I was with child, but then when I was pregnant, my sense about the names changed and the names I picked out suited each boy better. My oldest son has a Biblical name, my other two have Celtic names. All three boys have middle names that are family names, for example, Fowler and Morgan were both surnames in our family that became middle name. Using surnames as middle names is a cool way to keep the family history while having a unique name. I always like my name. I think that names have power when you explain to kids why you named them. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 03:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

I guess you can't really name a child until you see them. Well, I suppose I will have the names picked out and if it happens the names would be right, then I shall give it to them, but if not, then a better suiting name I'm sure I'll find. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

yep i think your children are gonna hate you, your atleast look at you with extreme distaste view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

I have no problem with that, I hated my name for awhile, now I like it. I always used to complain as a child how I wanted to change it and I was going to change it when I was legally old enough. Hey, at least they're better than some of the names celebrities name their kids. Besides, only Xerius and Reinhardt will hate me... well if I actually do name a child one of those names. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

true true, by the time you are old enough to legally change it you are usually over it. i remeber giong through those phases. hmm i think i like the names Cornwallace and Xineminus view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 05:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

Exactly, that's why if I do decide to name a child one of those names, they will eventually get over it and learn to like it... hopefully. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 15:12 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

[quote="alhana":5fbyc3p1]I found that I the names I picked for my children were based on my impression while carrying the child. Incidentally, all the names fit my sons perfectly. There were names that I had liked before I was with child, but then when I was pregnant, my sense about the names changed and the names I picked out suited each boy better. I always like my name. I think that names have power when you explain to kids why you named them.[/quote:5fbyc3p1] ya, i agree with your first bit too, tho i don;t think most women (at least the ones i know) put that much thought and feeling into it. my mum chose my name (amanda) because it was popular at the time. it was a choice between that and alana or amy. none of which i'm very fond of. view post


posted 06 Dec 2006, 16:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

My mother has a reason to why she named me, it's very odd but interesting, I love hearing her tell me when I ask. view post


posted 11 Dec 2006, 20:12 by Scilvenas, Auditor

I never really minded the name Dustin, though up until I was about ten it usually took me about three tries to get people to stop calling me Justin. When I was older, though, I realized most of the Dustins I knew were assholes, so it didn't take much to get me to accept the name Jack (last name's Frost) that my navy buddies insisted upon. I really wanted to name my son Maolbheanachta (mal-vuh-knock-tuh), but the wife wouldn't sign on to it. We went with Dante instead. Since I had orders to go to Sicily at the time he was born, we thought we'd pick something Italian (come to find out, Dante is a shortened form of Durante, which means lasting... lasting frost). Plus, his godfather's name is Dan (which he can always go by if he wants), and I've always been a big fan of Clerks. *shrug* view post


posted 11 Dec 2006, 21:12 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

the name dustin always makes me think of saved by the bell. :lol: view post


posted 11 Dec 2006, 21:12 by TollofDays, Peralogue

Like most, I didn't like my name (Bridget) very much as a child. But as I grew older I didn't care anymore. The name Bridget has Irish roots, which i am very fond of. And I don't thjnk I could come up with anything that i would want as a replacement. If i ever have children, I think they might hate me for whatever names i pick out for them. :twisted: view post


posted 12 Dec 2006, 03:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

Why, what names ahve you thoguht of? I wonder if they're as bad as the ones I said at the beginning of the thread, lol. view post


posted 17 Dec 2006, 23:12 by TollofDays, Peralogue

I really liked the names you posted actually. I have never been big on the idea of having children. But i think the names i would choose would be just bad enough to cause them headaches at school. I have always been fond of the name Rumor if i ever had a son. And Loden for a girl. i haven't begun to think of middle names yet. view post


posted 18 Dec 2006, 15:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

[quote:24g37r6e]I have always been fond of the name Rumor if i ever had a son. And Loden for a girl. i haven't begun to think of middle names yet.[/quote:24g37r6e] As in from the Shannara books? Those names would be interesting. view post


posted 19 Dec 2006, 15:12 by TollofDays, Peralogue

Actually, I have never read those books. But thats a funny coincidence. Usually i do pick out all the names i like from the books i read. Rumor and Loden just sort of popped in my head. view post


posted 19 Dec 2006, 19:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

That is a funny coincidence Rumor is a moorcat and the Loden is an elfstone in the Shannara series.... view post


posted 20 Dec 2006, 20:12 by Cordelia, Auditor

That is an amusing coincidence. I kind of like those names as well, sometimes I wish I had a really unique name. Mine is Katherine. It seems a little normal too me, but I used to be called Katie up until I decided Katherine better suited me, sounded more mature and more sophisticated. I too usually choose names from books. view post


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