Sonnet Name Meaning & Origin

Sonnet

Pronunciation: SAWN-nit (key)

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My name is Sonnet. People generally ask one of two things: 1) How did you get your name or 2) is that a type of song? I'm not sure why people think of it as a song (as it is a type of poem). Also, when we study Shakespear (or Petrachian) sonnets in school, people like to make jokes (example: Haha! We're "doing" Sonnet!), and you keep thinking the teacher is calling on you when she's really just saying sonnet.

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Sunny, Sonny, Poem, Son-Son

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From the word "sonnet", meaning a fourteen-line poem with a specific rhyming pattern. Among the famous poets who worked with this form are William Shakespeare and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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Actor Forest Whitaker and his wife Keisha Nash have a daughter named Sonnet, born 1996.
Flickr founders Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake also have a daughter named Sonnet, born 2007.

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