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« Reply #18225 on: April 17, 2014, 01:21:59 PM »
Charlotte's Web is the first thing I thought of, too! I don't mind either name, but yeah, they really don't go together very well. Fern is very no-nonsense, and Ophelia the opposite, to my mind. Which *can* work, but in this case sounds a bit dissonant.

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« Reply #18226 on: April 17, 2014, 01:33:11 PM »
"Fern Ophelia" sounds dissonant, but "Ophelia Fern" might have worked...
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« Reply #18227 on: April 17, 2014, 03:23:05 PM »
that thar dern Ephelila is such a bad-un!

(poor attempt at an accent)

I also prefer Ophelia Fern as opposed to Fern Ophelia.
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« Reply #18228 on: April 18, 2014, 01:06:44 PM »
I was ok with the first name of Fern (I'd never pick it, but ok) but was  :o at the thought of naming your daughter in any way after a Shakespearean character that goes insane and drowns herself.
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« Reply #18229 on: April 18, 2014, 02:23:37 PM »
I don't really mind the literary reference--really so many names that appeared in a classic novel or play have bad ends or other such things. Juliet is another from a Shakespearean play who dies tragically but people are still giving their daughters that name!

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« Reply #18230 on: April 18, 2014, 03:44:17 PM »
Reading an article in Crime Library, I noticed one victim was a man named "Estelle".

I always thought that was a woman's name, unless like Ashleigh/Shannon/Lyndsey it's swapped from male to female recently.

It is. I have no explanation for why a man would be named Estelle.

Maybe it's a cultural thing? After all, gender of name may change depending of the language. Like in Finnish Robin and Kim are 99% male names (as in there are few female Robins and Kims, but only handful) , but I understand that in English they are quite common for both genders?

I found also few men named Estelle from around 1900. Maybe it has really done a gender swap or is still male name in some other cultures.

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« Reply #18231 on: April 19, 2014, 04:07:07 AM »
I work with a guy called 'Ibn'. The ironic part is that we're in IT, so it took all of five seconds for someone to point out he was a letter off from 'IBM', like the company.


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« Reply #18232 on: April 19, 2014, 10:58:14 AM »
Isn't Ibn Arabic for "son of"?  Rashaad ibn Rafiq would be Rashaad son of Rafiq.

Meanwhile, watching Crime Channel. Suspect in a murder is a girl named "Cinnamon". I've heard of Ginger, and I went to school with two sisters named Pepper and Sage, but I've never heard of Cinnamon.
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« Reply #18233 on: April 19, 2014, 12:07:49 PM »
Isn't Ibn Arabic for "son of"?  Rashaad ibn Rafiq would be Rashaad son of Rafiq.

Meanwhile, watching Crime Channel. Suspect in a murder is a girl named "Cinnamon". I've heard of Ginger, and I went to school with two sisters named Pepper and Sage, but I've never heard of Cinnamon.

In the school where I used to teach there was a family with three daughters and a son.  Names?  Presley, Sage, Rosemary and Tim.  We all wanted to ask them if they'd recently been to Scarborough Fair! 

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« Reply #18234 on: April 20, 2014, 12:34:21 AM »
My ex is heavily into genealogy, and will often give our son updates on the information he has found.  Ex really gets into it, and there are some interesting names in his family tree.

An intriguing one he recently discovered is the name Salathiel.  Evidently, it is a legitimate, Biblical masculine name.  The more I say it out loud, the more I like it.  Had I known of this name at the time we were expecting our son, I might even have considered it.  It is enough like Nathaniel or Daniel, with that -iel ending, to sound not so weird, and I happen to love Sal as a nickname for a boy, (I have a great-uncle Salvatore on my Italian side who goes by Sal.) 

Do y'all like it?  I'm not having any more children; that train left the station long ago, but I was wondering if it really is kind of a cool name, or is it too oddball for a kid of the 21st century?  The Salathiel in the family tree lived in the 1800s. 
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« Reply #18235 on: April 20, 2014, 04:22:34 AM »
Meanwhile, watching Crime Channel. Suspect in a murder is a girl named "Cinnamon". I've heard of Ginger, and I went to school with two sisters named Pepper and Sage, but I've never heard of Cinnamon.

A friend of mine has cousins named Cinnamon (female), Pepsi (male), and Jean-Luc (male, born in the US, no French ancestry).

I ran into someone named Perew the other day. A Google search reveals that it is a last name, so maybe it's a case of someone using a family last name as a first name. It's not horrible - just a bit odd.
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« Reply #18236 on: April 20, 2014, 04:48:02 AM »
I wonder if it is Scott and Lynn, put together. I don't care for it either.

My (female) first grade teacher's name was "Kevlyn". Her dad's name was Kevin and her mum's name was "Lynn".

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« Reply #18237 on: April 20, 2014, 08:05:52 AM »
I wonder if it is Scott and Lynn, put together. I don't care for it either.

My (female) first grade teacher's name was "Kevlyn". Her dad's name was Kevin and her mum's name was "Lynn".

I like Kevlyn a lot better than the feminized form of Kevin some friends chose for their daughter many years ago.  They named her "Kevina."  That sounds more contrived to me than does Kevlyn; at least Kevlyn has a certain jaunty energy.
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« Reply #18238 on: April 20, 2014, 10:40:49 AM »
Meanwhile, watching Crime Channel. Suspect in a murder is a girl named "Cinnamon". I've heard of Ginger, and I went to school with two sisters named Pepper and Sage, but I've never heard of Cinnamon.

A friend of mine has cousins named Cinnamon (female), Pepsi (male), and Jean-Luc (male, born in the US, no French ancestry).

Somewhere in this thread way back when, I mentioned a coworker who named her daughter Cinnamon Apple.

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« Reply #18239 on: April 20, 2014, 11:49:45 AM »
Meanwhile, watching Crime Channel. Suspect in a murder is a girl named "Cinnamon". I've heard of Ginger, and I went to school with two sisters named Pepper and Sage, but I've never heard of Cinnamon.

A friend of mine has cousins named Cinnamon (female), Pepsi (male), and Jean-Luc (male, born in the US, no French ancestry).

Somewhere in this thread way back when, I mentioned a coworker who named her daughter Cinnamon Apple.

Their last name wouldn't happen to be 'Pancake'...
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