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09-19-2003, 03:58 PM
hello all, i am looking for interesting, exotic, ( but not outright strange) names for a baby girl. This is our first child, and i just read straight through an entire baby name book to no avail. avail, that's kinda pretty... hmm. anyway, if anyone has any great names that they don't hold dear for their own children, bring 'em on! thanks! YueLiang
09-21-2003, 12:27 PM
hmmm, don't know how to help you. Lets see. i came up with my daughters name, well my dog picked it. We went through books, as you did and when we got to her name He cocked his head. we really wanted the dog and baby to get along so we chose that name. it was simple Christina. I liked the name Jessica and Nichole, but Jessica was the name of my car at the time, and my hubby said no.
I like the name darhma "like on darhma and greg".
So maybe looking into ancient faiths, religions, or mythology.
That is the best I can do. I'll keep my ears open.
09-23-2003, 04:09 PM
A name has a vibration. Picture the sound in 3-D.
Your name is musical
Bridgett is formal
Angel is flowing
Donna is gentle
Amy is abrupt
Do you like a name with the "a" or "ee" or "n" sounds at the end?
Find some names that appeal to the vibration you want to convey and let us know where you are going with it. Maybe we can find variations.
09-26-2003, 02:20 PM
wow, your very insightful Aurora, i like the idea of thinking of the name in 3-D. I found it amusing that you think the name amy is abrupt, i quite agree, and have always hated that name, as it is mine. yueliang is a name given to me in china, my full chinese name is Gao Yue Liang. Gao means tall, or high, (sir names come first in china) and Yue Liang means the moon. it is a little strage even over there, but i met a girl with the english name moon, so what the heck. i like names that end in "a" or "ia" typically, i love the name Brynn though. I am not quite sure what vibration i am going for yet. mostly just somthing that suits her spirit, which i don't know well enough just yet, i guess. she sure is wiggly, though! I will definatly try looking into ancient faiths,Bridgette, that is a really good idea. biblical names tend to bore me, but there are alot of other faiths out there that have less over-used names i'm sure. I like names with good meanings, too. that's really important in china, i knew a girl named ocean sunrise. it didn't sound ridiculous in chinese, though!
ps, i might try the dog test, but our apartment doesn't allow pets!
09-26-2003, 04:06 PM
...Brynn. I like that. Sounds like a breath and a hug
09-26-2003, 04:49 PM
Cassandra, Cassy for short.
09-26-2003, 11:01 PM
I have some suggestions based on my experience as a parent, as an elementary school teacher, and as someone with a strange first name
Be wary of using names based on popular culture figures (i.e. movie stars). Your child will be sitting in classrooms with a bunch of other kids with the same formerly trendy name (e.g., Jason---after one of the kids in "The Waltons". That was a popular tv program in the 70s).
Also, I think it is unwise to use exotic spellings especially ones that make little, or obscure, or non-, grammatical sense. The first word many children learn to spell and read is their name. I noticed that kids with odd spellings often were the ones who had the most trouble learning to read. I used to wonder if there was a connection.
Don't give the child a strange first name. You can't imagine how much time during their life they will spend explaining it to strangers. My first name is "Darwin". I go by "Dar". My kids are "Mike", "Katie", and "Tom".
I don't know about the naming customs in your natal culture. My wife and I used family last names e.g., McBride and Wilde) as middle names in order to honor them and keep them fresh in our geneological line.
Best of luck to you and the baby.
09-27-2003, 06:12 PM
Maybe it's too obvious, but how about a favorite sculptor's name? e.g., Louise (Nevelson), Barbara (Hepworth), etc., etc. Then for a boy there could be Pablo, Marcel, Henry..... I really like Henry as a boy's name. I wish we'd thought of it when our sons were born, but didn't. And we told our sons that, so now one of them has named his dog Henry. Somehow that name's appeal is gone now. And my wife and I really liked the name Phoebe for a girl, but never had one. So there's another name that may end up on a dog in our family. Whatever you decide on, your child will afterward occupy that name, and it'll seem like a natural fit.
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