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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17115 on: January 10, 2013, 07:23:08 PM »
I just heard this one last night. I will try and be vague, and not give away any details, but twins, boy and girl.  Boy is Beowulf November and the girl is Owl. I can’t recall the middle name, but it was “normal” but not all that common.

My comment was "who names their child after a bird of prey?"

The parents of lots of people named "Hawk" and "Raven," for starters.
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« Reply #17116 on: January 11, 2013, 12:11:48 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17117 on: January 11, 2013, 12:16:46 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17118 on: January 11, 2013, 12:32:45 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.

Fool of a Took!
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I meant in real life.  ;D
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17119 on: January 11, 2013, 12:57:42 AM »
Also Wren and Ava are "bird" names :)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17120 on: January 11, 2013, 12:59:24 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.

Fool of a Took!
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I meant in real life.  ;D

I know a 6 1/2-year-old girl with the middle name Peregrine.
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« Reply #17121 on: January 11, 2013, 05:14:42 AM »
Isn't Viviana an old (as in a Roman saint's name) and not terribly uncommon name? It's been in the top 500 in the US, though I don't know how common that actually makes it but it was more popular last year than Susan for example. My cousin's named the Finnish variant of that, Viivi. It was also the name of an early Finnish female architect who changed her name to Wivi as Germans pronounced Vivi as Fifi and she didn't like that.

I had never heard of it before!  I thought I made it up to mean Lively One Loved By God :)

I have a customer who is in her mid thirties, that's her name.   

A quick facebook search reveals it's not a common name, but it's been around for a while.  It generally means Vibrant, and full of life.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17122 on: January 11, 2013, 12:33:34 PM »
Isn't Viviana an old (as in a Roman saint's name) and not terribly uncommon name? It's been in the top 500 in the US, though I don't know how common that actually makes it but it was more popular last year than Susan for example. My cousin's named the Finnish variant of that, Viivi. It was also the name of an early Finnish female architect who changed her name to Wivi as Germans pronounced Vivi as Fifi and she didn't like that.

I had never heard of it before!  I thought I made it up to mean Lively One Loved By God :)

I know a woman in my city named Viviana.  I've always thought it was a very pretty name. 

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« Reply #17123 on: January 11, 2013, 12:35:50 PM »
It is a lovely name. Here's some, albeit short, information about the name:

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Viviana
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17124 on: January 11, 2013, 12:41:46 PM »
in Jr high I knew a set of twin girls named Rochelle and Rachelle. They were called Ro (ROE) and Ra (RAY)

also, when my little brother was born, in 1992, Dad wanted to name him Hannibal Wolfe.
Our last name had a first name inside it, think Johnson. So, Mom wanted to name lil brother John Johnson.
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« Reply #17125 on: January 11, 2013, 01:42:17 PM »
It is a lovely name. Here's some, albeit short, information about the name:

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Viviana

I've always been fond of it. It reminds me of Arthurian Legend--Viviane is one of the names for the Lady of the Lake.

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« Reply #17126 on: January 11, 2013, 02:17:48 PM »
It is a lovely name. Here's some, albeit short, information about the name:

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Viviana

I've always been fond of it. It reminds me of Arthurian Legend--Viviane is one of the names for the Lady of the Lake.

I like it - reminds me of my grandmother Vivian.

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« Reply #17127 on: January 11, 2013, 03:05:52 PM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.

I once knew a girl called Kestrel. She'd be about 21 now.


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17128 on: January 11, 2013, 06:20:37 PM »
I prefer bird names to booze names.  JMHO.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17129 on: January 14, 2013, 04:35:58 PM »
I know Brandi is a well established name and many people like it (I have nothing against it), but the first time I heard it I was 8 years old and I pondered very hard on the reasons her parents name her after a drink, and an alcoholic one at that.  I wondered why and what were they thinking, and does being named after a drink make you more exotic and exciting?  Because to me such a strange strange choice must make her a very mysterious girl.