Sep. 3rd, 2007
But again, I find myself saying, If you make a post wanting to know an opinion on a name, then you have to accept that some of those are going to be negative. If you feel so strongly about a name, that you don't care what people think, and therefore have to argue your point TO DEATH, just go ahead and keep the knowledge that you have like, the best baby name EVER to yourself and don't freaking post.
Ok? OK. *grumbles on the way to bed*
Oddly enough for someone who's not even sure if she wants kids (typical bleeding heart - I see myself more likely adopting), I've already got names picked out :)
Lastly, I have pretty strong synesthesia, incase any of my descriptions perplex you :)
Olivia - My favorite, hands down. It's (not surprisingly) olive green, but with white, ivory and some gold, too. I picture a tall, statuesque Mediterranean woman, perhaps even with branch-arms, like an Erte painting.
Naomi - desert-like, strong, brunette, motherly are terms that come to mind. deep, burnt orange, and midnight blue. twilight. Makes a great middle name for Olivia, too.
Klea - lavender/pink. sounds a little new-agey, I know, but I fell in love with it when I learned that it was a common name for Priestesses of Isis. Hurrah! Very feminine - powdery floral scents, soft gold curls, long lashes, ivory, marble, sandals, summer mornings. Also a good middle for Olivia.
Also, nice: Soleil, Isadora (if only because it means 'love of Isis'), Rachel (sadly over-used, but still gorgeous), Chloe, Noelle
Ethan: Oddly enough, it was actor Embry, not Hawke, who first brought this to my attention. Brick red, forest green, boyish, playful, honest, loyal, later summer afternoons, amusement parks. ahhh.
Nathanial/Nate: quite possibly induced by my obsession with Six Feet Under. Don't like Nathan, because it makes me think of vile, white-trashy hot dogs. Orange, midnight blue, mature, stone, granite, sand, beach at night, birds, feathers.
Ephram/Efram: seems to be popular with the indie crowd, it's a great name. deep reds, indigo, black. musical, thoughtful, introspective, glossy, onyx, sun parting through dark clouds, and soft cotton. yeah...
Erik: brownie points if you can guess where this name & spelling come from (hint: if you couldn't already tell, I'm a geek). similar imagery to Efram, but with sharp whites and blue-toned reds; masculine but still sensitive, and nature-oriented, long haired, and willowy.
Also nice: Nicolas (destroyed by Santa?), Leo, Joel (love those deep greens and browns)
What do you think?
Astarté (i looooved this one!!!! I know it's a bit weird, but.... i love it!! >.<)
Maria (for a boy)
Demian (i love this name too)
Her parents hate her.
No wonder she's stripping on TV....
And it's not just stripping, it's really just making an idiot of yourself. lol
First-time poster, longtime name geek. No kids now, none in the foreseeable future, but check with me in ten years.
First off – and I know not everyone will be in agreement with me here, but this is just how I roll – I’m a big proponent of naming after someone. I think it’s classy, and I like the idea of getting to explain to the hypothetical child how he or she got his or her name.
I have a long list of names I like. I tend to stick very, very safe in my selections, for I am not one to upset the apple cart. Given that unique and/or bizarre names seem to be more appreciated in this community, I'll spare you the full list. That said, there are a few names that are a bit more original than the rest, all after people in my life.
-In my late teens, I was extremely ill for nearly a year, and I credit a physician named Dr. Irianni for saving my life. Thus, as a girl's middle name: Irianni
-Two of the strongest role models in my life have the last name Lowenstein. Because it’s physically impossible to choose between the two for naming a child, Lowen tops my list of boys’ names.
-For a boy, after the two physicians who got me started in my career in women’s medicine: Wilson Dabinett (“Will” for short)
-I’m extremely close to my mother; thus, a derivative of her last name, used as a boy's middle name: Connell