Elizabeth T.



About Me

I have loved names since I was a small child and am so glad to have found a supportive naming community that shares my obsession!

My Favorite Names
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December 21, 2014 10:39 AM

Yesterday while shopping at Kmart I spotted another unusual name on a nametag: Cliche. She sold us a new camera, but I didn't have the guts to ask her about her name.

December 18, 2014 07:06 PM

Stella Marie was my grandmother's name. She was indeed Catholic.

December 18, 2014 03:47 PM
In Response to Book Club

I loved that book but can't remember any of the characters' names, except for Sugar. I just bought his new book for my husband for Christmas. I hope it lives up to the earlier one, although I know it's about a totally different subject matter.

December 18, 2014 08:48 AM
In Response to Book Club

Christabel! I have long wondered why that name hasn't taken off the way the other -bel names have.

December 18, 2014 08:40 AM
In Response to Book Club

Life After Life is the book that came out about a year ago. It's a stand-alone novel that features a character named Ursula (paging Penny X!) who dies and gets reborn over and over. It's excellent. Case Histories is the first novel that features Jackson Brodie, a washed up police detective turned private investigator. I enjoyed all the Jackson Brodie novels, and thought Atkinson did a great job of naming sibling sets in all of the books.

December 18, 2014 08:30 AM
In Response to Book Club

Robin Hobb also writes under the name Megan Lindholm, although her books seem to be mostly out of print. Hobb also has a trilogy that my husband says is pretty bad (called the Forest Mage series). Her other books are outstanding. The first trilogy is set in the Six Duchies kingdom and features a young boy called Fitz Chivalry Farseer. Hobb's characters really stand out--they feel completely believable (even the non-human ones!), and her development of the world is terrific. I'm not really a fantasy fan, but my husband bought me the first book (Assassin's Apprentice) for Christmas one year and after that I was hooked.

December 18, 2014 07:24 AM

Surprisingly, Athena was ranked 218 in 2013 (in the US). After an absence of seven years, Astrid clocked in at 989. I think Astrid Lillia is a great choice.

December 17, 2014 03:08 PM
In Response to Book Club

The books of Kate Morton.

December 17, 2014 03:08 PM
In Response to Book Club

The books of Kate Atkinson. (A name enthusiast's dream come true.)

December 17, 2014 03:07 PM
In Response to Book Club

The names! The writing! Dragons! Swoon.

December 17, 2014 03:07 PM
In Response to Book Club

Moriarty is spot on with her names.

December 17, 2014 03:06 PM
In Response to Book Club

Yes! I wish we could tag Keren and get her to comment on some of her naming choices. I do remember that she mentioned that she accidentally spelled Alistair's name two different ways (Alistair and Alisdair) but didn't notice until her mom pointed it out. I've only read the first of her books, but plan to read more as I enjoyed the first a lot.

December 17, 2014 03:05 PM

My Peter's brother is named Alexander. After we chose it, I thought about the fact that both are "greats" and liked that, although I would never have actually named a child after Peter the Great or Alexander the Great. Alexander is hardly a rare name, however. How about Walter, Albert, Moses, Stephen (uncommon for a child born today), Conrad, Emmett, Theodore, or Frederick?

December 17, 2014 05:55 AM

YES!!!! I've read many books that fellow BNW addicts have recommended and would love to hear about more.

December 16, 2014 06:34 PM
In Response to Middle name ideas

Atticus John works well, but I wouldn't consider John to be a 'soft' name. How about Atticus Hugh or Atticus Max?

December 15, 2014 08:12 AM
In Response to Third baby help!

Felix fits the bill.

December 13, 2014 09:18 PM

In the show "Mad About You," Helen Hunt's character named her daughter Mabel, which stood for Mothers Always Bring Extra Love.


I thought of actress Cicely Tyson. Pretty name, no matter how it's spelled.

December 11, 2014 11:10 AM

LOL! I'd love for that to happen if for no other reason than to see what you two have waiting in your pockets next.

December 11, 2014 11:05 AM

Yipee! And hat's off to nebides for first nominating it.