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VorFemme

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17940 on: December 12, 2013, 05:55:09 PM »
You have to remember, when reading baby name books or websites, that a lot of names have been sanitized and/or given a completely fictitious meaning.  "Kennedy" for instance, does not mean "armored head." It means "ugly head."  "Hollister" does not mean "from the holly wood"; it means "brothel keeper."


Just a small note: If i ever have a child, I am coming to you guys and asking you what the names I have chosen REALLY mean!
So you don't want to name your daughter "Knarrabringa" even though you love the sound of it? (Old Norse, "merchant-ship boobs" i.e. very generously endowed)

I could always pick that name if I go for a Viking persona in the Society for Creative Anachronism or at a Renn Faire.  Unless DD grabbed it first...I've always blamed the "German milkmaid genes" - but found out that there are genes on Mom's side of the family for that, too - if you go back a couple of generations.  I've never seen enough old photos though to track down who looks like which side of the family...

I have a morbid wondering about what the term for "merchant ship bellied" or "belly like a sail in a high wind" would be - but I'm not sure if I really want to know.  Just wondering if it "sounds pretty" or not...
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17941 on: December 13, 2013, 01:32:50 AM »
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Why are women called Dawn in English, but men called Dawn hear?

The other names with meanings do not have such common English counterparts - for men most common ones are Rock and Glowing, for woman Wave, Poetry, Flake (like in snow-flake), Flower.

You would have to go back to the roots of your language and the myths associated with them to see why Dawn=Male name.  Perhaps the Sun personification is male and anything associated with the sun=male.

I think that Dawn as a female name is because the sun is weak at sunrise and sunset.  And women are always thought/written as to be weak in most myths.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17942 on: December 15, 2013, 10:08:19 AM »
Perhaps because the Dawn is often described as something pretty or beautiful, and that is something valued for women?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17943 on: December 16, 2013, 03:59:54 AM »
The Hebrew name meaning dawn: Shachar. I believe this is unisex.  I don't think there is much logic behind the allocation of most names to boy or girl or both.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17944 on: December 16, 2013, 09:09:20 PM »
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17945 on: December 16, 2013, 09:32:30 PM »
Everette. As a man's name. Now don't get me wrong, Everet or Everett I would think is a man's name. But not with the -ette ending.

This was the name of my ex's father; I remember being surprised the first time I heard it too.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17946 on: December 17, 2013, 09:30:40 AM »
Leosthene. Not Leosthenes, which is what almost all of the search results return, just Leosthene.

I also saw a Tituba the other day, but that just reminded me of high school when we performed The Crucible. I just didn't realize that name was still around. Not very common in my corner of the world.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17947 on: December 19, 2013, 03:25:39 AM »
Saw a Thélio name tag the other day, only 47 baby boy born in 2013 so lets hope it never catches on because I find it the perfect amount of adorable, uncommun but on a commun sounding base, and if needed can be tied to Télio, an actual name from Brittany. 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17948 on: December 20, 2013, 05:34:59 AM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17949 on: December 20, 2013, 06:07:41 AM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

That's a Turkish girl's name, meaning 'bouquet'.



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17950 on: December 20, 2013, 06:27:04 AM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

That's a Turkish girl's name, meaning 'bouquet'.

Kid who got The card was a pale redhaired boy :\

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17951 on: January 01, 2014, 09:24:04 PM »
Quote from: jalutaja

Why are women called Dawn in English, but men called Dawn hear?

The other names with meanings do not have such common English counterparts - for men most common ones are Rock and Glowing, for woman Wave, Poetry, Flake (like in snow-flake), Flower.

You would have to go back to the roots of your language and the myths associated with them to see why Dawn=Male name.  Perhaps the Sun personification is male and anything associated with the sun=male.

I think that Dawn as a female name is because the sun is weak at sunrise and sunset.  And women are always thought/written as to be weak in most myths.

It probably derives from the Graeco-Romans personifying the dawn (the actual process of daybreak) as the goddess Eos/ Aurora. She is often described as "rosy-fingered Dawn".

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17952 on: January 01, 2014, 09:31:35 PM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

"That's pronounced 'bouquet', dear."

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17953 on: January 01, 2014, 11:35:23 PM »
^^^ LOL.  I used to know a woman who was a milder Violet Bucket.  ;D

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17954 on: January 02, 2014, 07:14:35 AM »
^^^ LOL.  I used to know a woman who was a milder Violet Bucket.  ;D
Violet wasn't a Buket, Hyacinth was. Violet was a whatever their maiden name was :D :D :D.

But back to baby names:
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