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Names. [Dec. 29th, 2009|12:12 pm]
Obviously my last entry started a discussion about names.
Are you happy with your name, what name would you choose, what stands a name for, anything you can read in it about the person, are we dolls or nor? (forget the last point)

As two ladies posted the names they would choose, I want to know why exactly would you choose a name. Just because they sound lovey or is there something you associate with them? Historical meanings, family, book characters?

Tell me.

As I am not going to tell anyone my real name in here (which I really like by the way) I have chosen Charlie for a reason. Those who read in here, have seen the explanation on Lessy's journal already. Just for the files: book character "Charles Dexter Ward".

Your Knight.

[User Picture]From: darya01
2009-12-29 01:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, the famous name discussion. I am not one of the ladies that posted the names they would choose in your earlier entry...but I do consider talking names incredibly interesting. So forgive me for just throwing in my two cents *winks*

I have to admit that I did not really care for my real name (just for the record: I do like it!) until I started doing some research about it several years ago...and I found out that its meaning pretty much describes me perfectly *laughs* Apparently, either my parents new from the very beginning how I would turn out to be...or it was fate...or I just lived up to the name given to me *g* It has its roots in ancient Greece and usually gets translated with or related to these words: black, dark, darkness, dark beauty, sweet and naughty. Well...I cannot complain ^^

As for my screenname here on LJ...it's based on a certain RP character which you might remember *laughs* And I remember all the research I did until I picked this name (even though it's more common written with an 'i' instead of the 'y', but I stick with the 'y' as this little letter changes the meaning and the name's roots already). I love everything about it: the sound, the meaning, the origin...and all the fun I had (and still have) with it *g* I am so easy to please *snorts*
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[User Picture]From: deloriage
2009-12-29 03:08 pm (UTC)
You beat me to it! I was just thinking about this subject yesterday....*laughs*

Hmmm.....no one has ever asked me why I liked or disliked a particular name. This will take some contemplation. I will get back to you on that one.....

My name is ok, and I will not divulge it here either. But I do feel in general that for the last 20 years parents have put much more thought into choosing a child's name then they might have done perhaps 40 years ago. I think more emphasis is put on names today than they were "way back when". To an extent I do believe that names are important. But as it is with everything, just because a parent likes the name they give their child, doesn't mean that the child will like it! *g*
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[User Picture]From: deloriage
2009-12-31 06:06 pm (UTC)
I think the reason why I like the name Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella is that it sounds very elegant and pretty. Definitely a "girly" name.

Not very deep, I'll admit! LOL.

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[User Picture]From: cat_o_wen
2009-12-29 08:08 pm (UTC)
Before I forget: You still have not told me what your suggestion is for my new name on LJ. Send me a PM or leave me a message on YIM, as I am still very serious about making that change and want to know what you had in mind. *winks*

My mother named me 'Cathy' which is a shortened version of Katherine. But she didn't want to give me a long name that I'd never use...so 'Cathy' is what is listed on my official birth certificate. The name Cathy comes from an Irish origin. In Irish the meaning of the name Cathy is a diminutive of Katherine meaning pure and/or clear. And also from the Gaelic form of Caitlin. Am I happy with this name? I suppose so. I never really thought much about it actually. And I've typically been called 'Cat' by most, or even 'Kit Cat' too. *laughs* Or my step father had the annoying idea to call me 'Cathy Anne' all the time (both my first and middle names).

I like that the root of my name is Gaelic and means 'pure' *laughs* I have some Scottish and Irish in my family bloodlines, so I'm sure the name is fitting in that aspect.

Both of the ladies that have already commented here - I think their real names suit them very much! Just FYI *laughs*

And if I were to make a guess as to what your real name is, I'd guess something elegant or poetic. I still do not see you as a 'Charlie', but I will address you however you want me to, with the exception of 'Sarmatian Knight' as I don't think that is personal enough. *g*
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[User Picture]From: sasha_b
2009-12-29 11:28 pm (UTC)
Ashley Nicole is very English and not a name I'd choose for myself. But my mother actually named me after Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind (yes, he's a man *snort*) so at least I am literary.

I think I like Lily so much because that was the mother in my favorite book as a kid, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

I just think it's pretty. ;)
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[User Picture]From: ailis_70
2009-12-29 11:49 pm (UTC)
What's in a name anyway? For the longest time, I hated my name. Meredith. Who on Earth would name their child Meredith? I was always the only one around. When my name was called, everyone always looked at me, which made my complex grow even more as I was growing up. I wanted a simple name. Like Alice. Hence the username I use the most: Ailis. I have Irish, English and Scottish in me, so I find the Celtic names the more interesting even though I could never say half of them.

As I grew older, I found out that it was my Gram (on my mom's side) that named me. Even if my parents didn't really want me, she showed an interest. For that reason alone, I never did pursue changing it. Now I don't mind being the only Meredith around. It's different and an older name. Does it suit me? I don't really know, but it's become a part of me that I can't, nor want to give away.
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