It could also be short for Pippilotta... as in Pippi Longstocking. If you liked. :p
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This made me smile. I like the way you think!
ROFL! Thanks for the laugh,i needed it.
That is awesome.
Reminds me of a story. When I was 19 I worked at a health food store where lots of creepy old men liked to shop. I say creepy because they always fawned over me and wanted to touch my hair . We had to wear nametags, but the manager of the store let me use the name "Jezabel." I loved it! I got the most horrified reactions from all those creepy guys, and it was always good for scaring old ladies too . Lots of scolding at my supposed parents' "bad taste".
I'm loving the name Pippa right now...but apparently it's short for Phillipa, which I abhor. I also like the name Jecca. Yes, I fully admit that I just watched William and Kate on Lifetime
In my defense, "A Great and Terrible Beauty" and it's sequels by Libba Bray were my FAVORITES in high school and I always loved Pippa and Gemma in it.
I've liked Pippa for a LONG time. This baby girl I'm pregnant with now will have the first name Piperann. :)
I knew a Flannery at summer camp. It really suited her. I don't see anything wrong with the name--if you like it, go for it!
Of course, Jezebel.
Also, Judas--maybe twins with Jezebel?
All the hard -e Greek names:
But also names like:
because of our last name.
My godson is Cullen Atticus. I have a grandfather named Cary, a dead great-grandfather named Solon, and my dead great-grandmothers are Ruby and Goldie.
I like Dashiell a great deal, but my dad hates it and I don't think it has any meaning, which I don't like.
I also love the tree names.
Wouldn't that get some interesting reactions!
I love Ira or Frank for a boy and Imogen or Marianne for a girl - they're old-fashioned, which I really like, but they also sound hip and modern. Unfortunately I very much doubt DH would go for any of them, and since I already have a daughter named Eleanor I absolutely refuse to name a second daughter Marianne (especially since I love Jane Austen).
Our baby was either going to be Lyric Rose or Freya Juliet. DH doesn't love Lyric but bravely tried to get used to it right up until J was born. I think he was very relieved when she was born and we agreed that she didn't look like a Lyric *or* a Freya. I still think it is an absolutely beautiful name though, might put it on the list again next time.
I have a Freya and her middle name was almost Juliet. :) We went with Freya Liv.
I love that the names that seem "out there" (that I have considered) are always the norm on MDC. Makes me feel better about my choices!
Name I thought I would be too scared to use but did it ANYWAY: Niamh. Pronounced NEEV.
It is very common in Ireland, spelled the Irish way-- so that is the only spelling I could justify. People mispronounce my other DD's names with are completely phonetic, so oh, well! People say it right if they don't see it. On doctor's forms and such I write in the phonetic spelling. Online could be a problem someday if she is a student online (I teach online so I think of that) but we call her Neevie so maybe she could sign her name that? Or maybe she'll use her classic middle name: Catherine.
Name I love but no way would I use: Anais. (little dots over the i, I think)
Guess which body part it sounds like if your mispronounce it? NO WAY.
My niece is Saoirse and has no problems with it. I love it! We have an uncommon but VERY phonetic last name and people mispronounce and misspell (they add a letter for some odd reason) all the time.
I do not cater to the dumb people of the world when naming my kids who will mess up names anyway. I've heard from people named Dawn and Jen that people even mess up THOSE names.
Tenzin Joy-I love it and think it's beautiful but a Tibetan first name and an Irish last name just sound strange together, plus I don't think DH would go for it.
Saoirse-it's Irish so it would go with our last name but I couldn't give a child a name that hardly anyone would be able to pronounce. I grew up with a last name no one could pronounce and I hated it.
I agree, this thread is fun - I'm usually a little afraid of name threads, because I have an enduring fear of finding out that a name I like and might want to use is popular (like Esme, who would have thought?), but this thread seems pretty safe. And if anyone "steals" these names, I can hardly complain, since I'm not sure I'd use them anyway!
The name threads on MDC are not representative of most of the population! Have no fear!
I often get asked how to spell my name, and my name is Amy.
I may have already posted on this thread, but my husband loved the name Macintosh for a boy, but said he could never use it because people would know why he chose it. He also liked the name Alaric, and that was almost doable to me, but he didn't think so. He thought it was too unusual.
My grandfather's name was Elmer and it was his oldest son's middle name. We were going to use my uncle's name, Everett, as a middle name if we had had a boy, but we didn't. I loved the name Agatha, but my husband said there was no way we would name a girl Agatha. I said, "Why not?" and he said, "Because we're having a baby, not a blue-haired octogenarian." I find there are a lot of unusual names in my parents' generation (they were born in the 20s), but some of them are coming back around again. My youngest daughter has the same name as her great-great grandmother, and it was more common back then than it is now.