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post #101 of 152
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Originally Posted by thismama View Post
I don't like the trend of naming a nickname as a whole name. Like "Katey" (sorry! or "Max." Name the kiddo Katherine, or Maxwell, so they don't have to go by a nickname their whole life if they don't want to.
Well, I don't know if it was a trend 31 years ago . I am glad I am Katey and not Katherine or Kathryn. I love Kathryn and it's my aunt's name. I was named for her and for but my mom didn't want me to be called Kathy she wanted to call me Katey and so there you go I ended up being Katey Maureen. I guess I don't see Katie or Katey as a nickname for Katherine/Kathryn. I think it can stand alone without the expectation that it's a nickname. Same for Max. Now, Lizzie or Nick, yeah, I can see just go ahead and give them Elizabeth or Nicholas.
post #102 of 152
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
Killian is, alas, the name of a beer.
One of my favorite boy names was Kieran. However, my husband wouldn't even allow it to be on "the list" because it sounds like the Japanese beer Kirin.
post #103 of 152
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Originally Posted by zinemama View Post
BSD, your contributions to this discussion have been extremely entertaining. And I agree with every one of them. Especially your speculation on ancient Greek names. It's coming.
I agree! See my above reference to the soon-to-be-born baby Medea

My dh suggested to the mother that her next daughter could be Electra and she thought it sounded GREAT.
post #104 of 152
What do you think of Terra?
post #105 of 152
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Originally Posted by mom2x View Post
What do you think of Terra?
It sounds fine...
As long as the middle name is not "Firma" or "Cotta" or anything resembling these.
post #106 of 152
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Originally Posted by Ravin View Post
Were you referring to Coda/Koda for the C/K thing. And what's wrong with Kali? If you want to go the strong Goddess name route, you don't get much stronger than Kali.



Well no Hindu would ever call their daughter Kali .
post #107 of 152
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What do you think of Terra?

It is lovely and has a lovely meaning, too.

But you have to be prepared for the nicknames. Terra the Terror. Terrible Terra. Terranysaurus. Terradactyl. Once she gets past 4th grade or so it shouldn't be a problem.
post #108 of 152
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Originally Posted by BelgianSheepDog View Post
I also think it's generally not advisable to give your child a name you are not fully capable of translating. At the very least don't rely on baby name books or the internet to confirm meaning. Their general rule seems to be if they don't know, it means "autumn breeze" or something. I'd be particularly careful with a tonal language like Chinese.
I agree with this, too!
post #109 of 152
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Originally Posted by Ahimsa View Post
Kali, as in the Hindu goddess Kali, is spelt with a K, not a C.
I know, actually. I was making comments on two different subjects, thus the separate paragraphs.
post #110 of 152
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Originally Posted by BelgianSheepDog View Post
Naming Trends We Will Decry 20 Years in the Future? A dystopian fiction:

5. People will name their kid after things they like, spelled backwards. It started with Nevaeh. Next maybe Eikooc, Xes, and Tfarcraw.
Hilarious!
You just made my week. I was up all night with 2 sick kids and am at work today, taking a little MDC break. Thanks for the laugh.
post #111 of 152
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Originally Posted by talk de jour View Post
Kee-ree-ay.
Oh, like the song!

(I know it means something too, but I really remember it because of the song. I had it on a pink vinyl single in HS )
post #112 of 152
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Originally Posted by huggerwocky View Post
Well no Hindu would ever call their daughter Kali .
Yeah...that should be sufficient, I would think.

Regarding "Koda" well, I'll give you Coda as a possibility although I wouldn't personally use it. Cadenza, maybe, but not Coda. But "Koda"? Why? If you find yourself wanting to change a "c" to a "k" in a word that already exists and is in use in a context, ask yourself, "do I need this k? What does this k accomplish? Who benefits from this k? What was wrong with the c?"

When I see Kody or its ilk I think of Kozy Kabins and Kwik Fill.
post #113 of 152
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Originally Posted by mara View Post
Oh, like the song!

(I know it means something too, but I really remember it because of the song. I had it on a pink vinyl single in HS )
It's part of Christian liturgy! Kyrie Eleison is part of the mass, asking for mercy.
post #114 of 152
Kyrie Eleison is Greek for "Lord have mercy."

I wouldn't have a problem with the names Medea or Electra. I'm okay with myths dealing with the dark side of human nature. But I would hope the parents in question were familiar with the stories and knew what they were naming the kids.

Terra means "ground" or "dirt" in Latin... I guess it could represent a commitment to the earth?
post #115 of 152
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Originally Posted by BelgianSheepDog View Post
Yeah...that should be sufficient, I would think.

Regarding "Koda" well, I'll give you Coda as a possibility although I wouldn't personally use it. Cadenza, maybe, but not Coda. But "Koda"? Why? If you find yourself wanting to change a "c" to a "k" in a word that already exists and is in use in a context, ask yourself, "do I need this k? What does this k accomplish? Who benefits from this k? What was wrong with the c?"

When I see Kody or its ilk I think of Kozy Kabins and Kwik Fill.
To match the other K children--you could have Kaitlyn, Kyrie, Katja, and Koda! Or maybe not. Given that "Coda" is Italian for "ending" and the first results of a google search of "coda" is "Co-Dependents Anonymous" and "Coda filing systems," I don't think it's a name I would pick with either spelling...
post #116 of 152
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Originally Posted by Cujobunny View Post
Tiger's name is Eldrick.

I do like a 'K' name... Killian. It's an Irish boys name but could also be for a girl. Or spelled Cillian. DH's name is Kelly (means warrior) and for Killian I have seen the meanings "little warrior" and even "little Kelly" so we like it so far for the little bean in my belly.
There is no 'K' in the Irish language.

Thank God...
post #117 of 152
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Originally Posted by Brigianna View Post
Kyrie Eleison is Greek for "Lord have mercy."

I wouldn't have a problem with the names Medea or Electra. I'm okay with myths dealing with the dark side of human nature. But I would hope the parents in question were familiar with the stories and knew what they were naming the kids.

Terra means "ground" or "dirt" in Latin... I guess it could represent a commitment to the earth?
I thought it meant "earth" but dh is an agronomist so dirt works, too. well, soil.
post #118 of 152
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Originally Posted by Brigianna View Post
I wouldn't have a problem with the names Medea or Electra. I'm okay with myths dealing with the dark side of human nature. But I would hope the parents in question were familiar with the stories and knew what they were naming the kids.
She had no clue. She just thought they sounded pretty. (!!!!)

And you know...they do...but the stories...especially Medea...they're SO HORRIBLE.
post #119 of 152
No weird spellings. Must not spell bad words with the initials.

And very important; must pass the rhyming test. Examples: Abby = crabby, scabby, flabby and shappy
Luke =puke, cuke, duke, fluke
post #120 of 152
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Originally Posted by PajamaMama View Post
And you know...they do...but the stories...especially Medea...they're SO HORRIBLE.
That's true of SO many names, though.

There are a zillion "Leah"s out there--Leah in the Bible? The ugly older sister that no one wanted to marry.

Jacob? Sure he did some good stuff in the Biblical story, but he also cheated his brother out of his inheritence.

Eve? Well, we all know what happened there.

What about Pandora?

A lot of names have really horrible meanings, too.
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