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Author Topic: Victorian names which ought to be revived.  (Read 61968 times)
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« Reply #325 on: July 28, 2011, 12:01:17 am »

I already have my children's names picked out. Not sure how truly "steampunk" they'd be considered... but:

Johan Alois Dorian Teilier Balboa
I've always liked the name Johan ever since I was little. It was a couple years after that when a character named Johan was introduced in a series that I was in love with! It had to be done. The Teiler is pronounced like Taylor, after my best friend from High School.

Sonata Laurencie Hazel Brooke Balboa
I told myself that if I had a girl, she had to have the most beautiful name possible. Sonata because I am biased to musical names, Laurencie after Laurency Venom, Hazel after my lineage's dominant eye colour, and Brooke after my friend Taylor (her middle name.)

My future husband has no choice in this matter. The kids are keeping my surname too. Not many "Balboa" left in America and I'm the last of my line. Gotta carry on the name. Plus my family's tradition of having three middle names. Mine: Emilia Macey-Marie Anna Balboa.
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« Reply #326 on: July 28, 2011, 06:30:04 am »

A kid I went to grade school with in West Texas was named B.L. Jones III. He would never say what his full name was until a teacher inadvertently let it out
 ~ Bascom Lafayette Jones the Third. He was mortified but it turned out OK when we all thought it was a pretty cool name.
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« Reply #327 on: July 28, 2011, 08:56:07 am »

Extra kudos to the one who dares to give this name to his child:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venustiano_Carranza
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« Reply #328 on: August 02, 2011, 07:47:17 am »

A fellow in the book I'm writing has the name Theodore. And the girl's name is Iris. I've always wanted to name my children by these names. They sound so pretty to me!
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« Reply #329 on: August 02, 2011, 11:58:49 pm »

Something, that parents should remember: your choice might backfire: there are a lot of girls in the black community that are/ named/baptized/christened: Wait, hold Your breath..... >>>"Latrina"....I will never judge the person by the
name the parents chose, but, maybe others will...
Please, as parents, remember one detail; it is You. to be selfish to name the child for Your personal reasons...however, it is the child and after growing up, the adult, who'll have to carry the burden for the rest of their life, cause they might not be legally able to change the name. In some countries, children are permitted to change their name due to hardship, remember, in some, they are not!  Undecided Angry
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« Reply #330 on: August 10, 2011, 03:50:35 am »

throughout reading this thread for ideas, the song "a boy named sue" would not stop playing through my head. i wonder why?

anyways, a few personal favorites include:
boy:
Caelum
Orion
Nathaniel
Avery
Matthias
Thomas
Elijah
Mordecai

girl:
Carina
Mabel (said with a deep southern usa accent)
Ardith (as seen in my username)
and a derivative of the name Erin: Erynn
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« Reply #331 on: August 21, 2011, 07:52:04 am »

There's some great Victorian names that need to be revived in this clip:

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« Reply #332 on: August 24, 2011, 07:18:06 pm »

Victor?

Or did someone else mentioned that before.
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« Reply #333 on: August 26, 2011, 04:04:15 am »

Some names from my ancestry:

Estella, Philomene, Sophrona, Almira, Mehitable, Grizzel

Certainly not as strange as the names in that clip!
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« Reply #334 on: August 26, 2011, 08:26:12 am »

My favarote has got to be Minty Badger! Thanks to our friends a Horrible Histories.
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« Reply #335 on: August 27, 2011, 10:14:14 pm »

I saw on another website, someone mentioned their kid was in a class with an Isambard.
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« Reply #336 on: August 30, 2011, 06:12:40 am »

My great-grandfather Mayberry....yeah....he served in the Air Corps. 
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« Reply #337 on: August 30, 2011, 11:17:29 am »

The Society of Friends ( Quakers,to those unfamiliar with the term) would often namme their children names from the Bible (Zebulon,  Jedediah, etc) or from Christian beliefs or attributes. (The Lord shall Defend TheeWilson, or You Are my Strong Tower Smith) Thankfully, these names have become rather passe and the children grew up beinng called something like L.D.Wilson or Strong Smith.
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« Reply #338 on: August 31, 2011, 09:25:22 pm »

Some, perhaps not.

In my family tree these are real names, chosen by Victorian era parents, for their mostly American "Greatest Generation" period offspring ---

Jabez
Leotta
Alton
Numa
Effie
Nelda
Dauphine
Watt
Milas
Hortense
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« Reply #339 on: August 31, 2011, 09:56:34 pm »

Definite shades of the Lancre area in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series... and one unfortunate girl was named Chlamydia...

Methinks the name would do her more good and doom her less than, say, naming her "Chastity".  That always struck me as a bad idea, and frankly, a lot to hope for.
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« Reply #340 on: August 31, 2011, 10:56:25 pm »

Definite shades of the Lancre area in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series... and one unfortunate girl was named Chlamydia...

I always thought "Melaena" sounded like a nice name to call a girl, except that it means "the black tarry stool associated with bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract"  Shocked

Has a nice ring to it though.
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« Reply #341 on: August 31, 2011, 11:03:50 pm »

I have taught a girl named La Trina, AND a La Sonia (who was often called Lasagna, & you DON'T want to know what La Trina was called).
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« Reply #342 on: August 31, 2011, 11:15:13 pm »

If I ever have a son, I shall name him Hazard. It is a perfect name for a boy, makes him seem all tough to his schoolmates, a real animal to his potential girlfriends and eventual wife, a protecting force to his children, and finally, a crazy old grandfather. Hazard is an awesome name!

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« Reply #343 on: August 31, 2011, 11:45:55 pm »

Jerome K. Jerome was originally called Jerome "Clapp" Jerome Cheesy  He changed his middle name to Klapka after an exiled Hungarian general apparently and not because his middle name was common slang for a rather unpleasant disease.
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« Reply #344 on: September 01, 2011, 12:21:08 am »

My mother's name was Florence, but the original name my grandmother had picked out was "Theodoshia".
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« Reply #345 on: September 01, 2011, 12:27:55 am »

My mother's name was Florence, but the original name my grandmother had picked out was "Theodoshia".

That made my eyelids curl
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« Reply #346 on: September 01, 2011, 12:33:36 am »

If we had a boy, he was going to be called Javelin Phoenix.
Our choices for a girl were Phoebe Microphone (pronounced "Mik-rof-a-nie), or Jasmine Elphea.

We have a child...
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« Reply #347 on: September 01, 2011, 12:36:38 am »

Congrats on your bundle of joy! Hope Mrs. C and the cogling are doing fine!
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« Reply #348 on: September 01, 2011, 12:37:59 am »

To J. Wilhelm: Perhaps warm compresses will help them eventually uncurl.
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« Reply #349 on: September 01, 2011, 12:40:21 am »

To Cubinoid: Congratulations to you both on your new child.  Which name will you use? 
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