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Nish
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 10:19:43 AM

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Hi TFD friends!


What's the most beautiful English name for you? <For the male and female please>


Our friends here who's about to deliver a baby might get some great ideas from you guys^-^


Thanks a lot!


Regards,
almostfreebird
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 10:53:26 AM

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Lauren Bacall

Jane Fonda

Grace Slick

Kelly McGillis

Melody Perkins

Louise Fletcher



mahinhin
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 10:54:00 AM

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I like the names Phoebus and Phoebe Dancing
Yakcal
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:20:03 AM

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I have always liked the sound of the names: Bethany, Candace, Samantha, Angela, and Tara for girls. And Nicholas, Maxwell, Hugh, and Carl for boys.
Nish
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:52:09 AM

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COOL names!


Do you guys know any unique or unusual names?

When I was in High school I had a school mate named "ABCDE" pronounced as "ABSIDI"

^-^
nowherenothere
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:57:43 AM

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I'm a big fan of naming daughters after spices and flowers, and sons with reference to natural geographic features, or mythological figures, or animals or trees. It doesn't necessarily need to be English. One could use a number of ancient or modern languages for meaning or reference.

For example,
Jasmine, Cinnamon, Hyacinth
Heath, Glynn, Forest,

Then again,

My neighbor told me the other day when she was a child she thought for the longest time that she and her sister were named 'Hey, get some more wood' and 'Do the dishes' and her brothers were named, 'Did you clean the bathroom' and 'You left the seat up'.



excaelis
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:18:35 PM

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Not English, but Welsh :

Maredudd (f/m, mah-RED-uth ), Anglicised as Meredith.
Aneirin ( (m, a-NIGH-rin )
Arianwen (f, ari-AN-wen )
Bedwyr (m, BED-weer ) Anglicised as Bedivere


THere are so many...
Nish
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:21:31 PM

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excaelis wrote:
Not English, but Welsh :

Maredudd ( mah-RED-uth ), Anglicised as Meredith.
Aneirin ( ( a-NIGH-rin )
Arianwen ( ari-AN-wen )
Bedwyr ( BED-weer ) Anglicised as Bedivere

THere are so many...



Hi ex^^

Kinda hard to pronounce huh... But sounds interesting!


Thanks:')
boneyfriend
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:23:53 PM

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I have always thought Elizabeth was a beautiful name for a girl.
Nish
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:27:26 PM

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My neighbor told me the other day when she was a child she thought for the longest time that she and her sister were named 'Hey, get some more wood' and 'Do the dishes' and her brothers were named, 'Did you clean the bathroom' and 'You left the seat up'.



~ Amazing! Sounds funny but when I was a child I thought my name was " My goodness! You did it again."
excaelis
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:39:18 PM

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My mother called me by the dog's name half the time ! As long as the dog had a more or less human name I didn't mind too much, but I wish we hadn't got that Lab named " Blackie " !
nowherenothere
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:50:18 PM

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A woman I know nicknamed her children by how they came to be, one she calls 'backseat drivein' and the other 'chance encounter'.



Nish
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 1:35:54 PM

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excaelis wrote:
My mother called me by the dog's name half the time ! As long as the dog had a more or less human name I didn't mind too much, but I wish we hadn't got that Lab named " Blackie " !



That's funny! Not "Blackie" please! LOL :'P
IMcRout
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 3:36:48 PM

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I, personally, like Ethel ( for a girl) and Reginald ( for a boy) very much.

(I hope Percival does not look at this thread and feels neglected. I like his name, too, though.)

But then again, you have to think about later stages of education and discipline.So you might call 'Wash your hands, Lance', 'Off to bed, Beth', 'No farther, Arthur' or 'Be quiet, Wyatt'.

But that certainly depends on the character and temperament of your friends.

BTW, there's a wonderful song by Paul Simon, '50 Ways to Leave your Lover', with a number of boys' names in it.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 4:20:40 PM

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How about some names from mythology, Greek, Scandinavian, Finnish, Celtic? Lots of names to pick.
Or Tolkien?
Thingol or Melian
Beren or Luthien
Tuor or Idril
blue2
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 4:56:47 PM

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I like the name Demelza for a girl.

My neice is having a hard time finding a name for her boy. Her hubby likes Angus but she's afraid the child will be teased.

When picking a name one must consider how the child will like it. Or a least how the name will be accepted. Don't give a child a name that will lend itself to teasing.
Yaelyael
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 5:04:29 PM

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Angel In Spanish/Mexican/Filipino names:
Esperanza
Catalina
Armando
Santiago


Alexander for a boy or Alexandria for a Girl

For saint's name: Of course, Raphael, Michael and Gabriel Angel
GeorgeV
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 5:09:31 PM

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We are no celebrities, but if Harper Seven was the most beautiful for the Beckhams, how about Harper Eight. That for a boy - Harpie for a girl.
Nish
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 5:16:52 PM

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blue2 wrote:
I like the name Demelza for a girl.

My neice is having a hard time finding a name for her boy. Her hubby likes Angus but she's afraid the child will be teased.

When picking a name one must consider how the child will like it. Or a least how the name will be accepted. Don't give a child a name that will lend itself to teasing.



Hi blue!


You're perfectly right! ^-^


Also, please give them a name that's not so hard to spell:')
excaelis
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 6:41:52 PM

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I had friends at school named Angus, but everyone called them Gus. No teasing. I gave my son a Welsh name over the protests of his elder siblings ( who claimed it was child abuse !) and various family members. People love his name, and he is very proud to be not just the only child in his school with the name but the only child in the entire school board. The whole family can no longer imagine any alternative. He is as beautifully rare as his name.
blue2
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 7:06:58 PM

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Actually ex, I knew someone named Angus at school too and we all liked his name; it was unusual, even exotic to us. But the name is connected to certain animals. You do have a very good point though.
And I've got a wee bit 'o Welsh blood in me from my grandma, but an ordinary name. ;)


Harpie, GeorgeV? Like this?

almostfreebird
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 8:35:39 PM

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My Japanese name means "Child Field Sun" in English, which is not common, and I think it's cool, it's like Dances with Wolves.




jcbarros
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 8:58:18 PM

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Mmm...Marmaduke.
sisikou
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:12:29 AM

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Love Scarlet, Angela, Jennifer, Michelle in the past.

These years, I've came up with a Chinese name for my future daughter.
(晨: morning 心: heart; Chen xīn) Haven't thought about her English name yet! Drool
Hope I can find a beautiful English name related to morning and heart.
Ray41
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:37:45 AM

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For a girl, Grace, for obvious reasons.

For a boy, anything but Sue,Whistle [ if I leave you wondering about this, Johnny Cash sang the song, A Boy Named Sue.]
Nish
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:11:44 AM

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I always thought that I have a unique name~ because people always mispelled it.


My real name is "Nicoll". However, they simply spell it as Nicole or Nichole^^
Cass
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:30:30 PM

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The main concern when naming my children was to ensure that the initials of their names couldn't be used to tease them, also not to give them a name that could be shortened to something that would embarrass them.
jeans&sneakers
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 2:49:12 AM

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Quote:
mahinhin: I like the names Phoebus and Phoebe


The power of three :p I like the name Phoebe, too. (TV series, Charmed)


Quote:
Nish: When I was in High school I had a school mate named "ABCDE" pronounced as "ABSIDI"


Cute!

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nowherenothere: I'm a big fan of naming daughters after spices and flowers, and sons with reference to natural geographic features, or mythological figures, or animals or trees. It doesn't necessarily need to be English. One could use a number of ancient or modern languages for meaning or reference.


My best friend back in college told me she had a classmate whose siblings have names related to law: Jury, Judge... I forgot the other. I think it's cool.

IMcRout
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:09:21 AM

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Jeans wrote, My best friend back in college told me she had a classmate whose siblings have names related to law: Jury, Judge... I forgot the other. I think it's cool.

Could the other one have been 'Objection'?
TOOTS
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:53:11 AM

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IMcRout wrote:
Jeans wrote, My best friend back in college told me she had a classmate whose siblings have names related to law: Jury, Judge... I forgot the other. I think it's cool.

Could the other one have been 'Objection'?


"Overruled" Dancing
IMcRout
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:29:43 PM

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That's a pity, Toots.
But maybe we could combine this with nowherenothere's contribution "A woman I know nicknamed her children by how they came to be, one she calls 'backseat drivein' and the other 'chance encounter'." and name him / her 'Witness Bench'.
jeans&sneakers
Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 1:39:45 AM

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IMcRout wrote:
Jeans wrote, My best friend back in college told me she had a classmate whose siblings have names related to law: Jury, Judge... I forgot the other. I think it's cool.

Could the other one have been 'Objection'?


Eh? Uhm, that's cute Sick

I know there's also a celeb named River with a sister named Rain... I like it much :)
tini
Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:29:40 AM
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i like the name diana for female... danish for male... Sick
sandraleesmith46
Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 4:17:30 AM

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Nish wrote:
Hi TFD friends!


What's the most beautiful English name for you? <For the male and female please>


Our friends here who's about to deliver a baby might get some great ideas from you guys^-^


Thanks a lot!


Regards,

I see most have offered some specific names. I have a different suggestion; all names have MEANINGS, and perhaps your friends should find a book with the meanings of various names, and think carefully before they slap some horrendous label on their child to follow him or her through life, because it sounds nice to the ear or looks impressive on paper. Also suggest they steer clear of names that are too unusual or trendy; remember that kid has to go to school with that name, and carry it all through life as well. What's cute on a baby isn't always so cute on a 70 year old.
Geeman
Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 3:28:12 PM

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I've always liked the name "Fiona" for its lyrical qualities. To me, it sounds like the middle three notes in the octal doh scale: doh, re, me, fi, oh, na, ti....

Recently, I heard the name "Dianthe" or "Diantha" which has a pretty ring to it. "Ella" is pretty (and, I'm told, means "pretty") while "Anya" isn't stricly English, but does have a nice smooth, alliteration. Angeline, Angelina, Angela, also strike me as nice.

Shoshanna seems like it should be pretty, but kind of misses a little bit. Shuh-shuh sound might throw it off a bit. To me, Shanna by itself works a little better.
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