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!

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August 14, 2017 01:17 PM

And let's not forget Tallulah (Bankhead), Mae (West), and Clara (Bow). Great names, all!

August 10, 2017 12:54 PM
In Response to Welcome to this world!

Congratulations! I'm so glad that all is well. Thanks for updating us.

August 9, 2017 05:50 AM
In Response to Names for me

I think Oskar Thomas, Oskar Sebastian, Oskar Henry, and Oskar Josef sound the best. Salem is an intriguing and potentially loaded choice. My main association with Salem is the witch trials. If you choose it, just be sure you're aware of all the implications. I could see it as being quite negative, since the witch trials symbolized an era that was unsupportive (in the extreme!) of people who expressed a sexuality different from the norm (as the witches, at least in the popular imagination, were seen to go against the grain of what was expected of proper women of the day). I could also see a trans person choosing the name deliberately as a badge of honor.

August 7, 2017 08:27 PM

I like Rowan Arthur Flint as well. You could even call him Raf, like his initials.

August 4, 2017 04:04 PM

I like it! And your reason for choosing it is terrific. The only slight hesitation I have is that I could see some kids thinking it sounds like anus. I would use it, but I'd want to think about that first.

August 1, 2017 06:41 AM
In Response to Help me choose!

Wonderful news! Best wishes and please do come back to update us.

July 30, 2017 05:14 AM
In Response to Baby name help!!!

I agree that it would be fine (and even logical!) to use Rose or Rosie as the nickname. The first thing I thought of was Diana Ross. Just be aware that people might sing Ross songs to your daughter on occasion.

July 26, 2017 01:08 PM

What an honor! I have always loved Borges's work. I laughed when I read your comment about alphabetizing Chretien as I once had a student write a paper about "Troyes" and his works. I was horrified and the next time I taught the course I explained things better.

July 26, 2017 08:46 AM

Your library is more accurate than mine, which files García Márquez under "M". Borges is correctly filed under "B" as Luis was one of his middle names. His second surname was Acevedo. I have no idea why he didn't use it professionally.

July 24, 2017 07:59 AM

Just google how to make diacritical marks. It's not hard once you get used to it. Violeta and Beatriz are good choices, though.

July 22, 2017 08:53 PM

Spaniards I know are Monserrat, Soledad, Inmaculada, Encarnación, Carmen, Nereida, María, Violeta, Begoña, Rosario, Beatriz, and Raquel. None of these women is as young as your character, however.

July 20, 2017 12:22 PM

This. Go with Elizabeth Moon if you really love it, but just be aware that you will gain street cred in certain sci fi circles (a plus, in my mind!).

July 18, 2017 03:52 PM
In Response to L names galore

It just makes me think of the book The Virgin Suicides. While that's a wonderful book, it's not an association that I would want for my child.

July 18, 2017 06:25 AM

I am surprised anyone would use the name Vitus. It makes me think of the medical condition Sydenham's chorea (also known as St. Vitus's Dance).

Augustus no doubt received a huge boost from John Green's novel The Fault In Our Stars, which was published in 2012. The 2012 rank was 693. Last year's rank was 457.

July 17, 2017 12:59 PM
In Response to Alberta?

EVie, that story just demands a book! What a horrible but fascinating story it must be.

July 16, 2017 05:58 AM

My son Peter gets comments about the pumpkin eater a lot. But he recently commented that with Guardians of the Galaxy (Peter Quill) and Spider-Man (Peter Parker) bot having movies out, he can remind people that he has a super hero name. The comments about the pumpkin eater aren't made to be mean; they just pop out.

July 16, 2017 05:49 AM
In Response to Beyonce's twins

oh, wow. I bet you're right.

July 11, 2017 03:55 PM
In Response to A sister for Astrid

I agree. And paired with Astrid, my mind goes to asterisk, making it seem as though you were going for a diacritical/punctuation theme. Tilda doesn't give me that vibe at all, but you could still abbreviate their things * and ~, which would be way cool.

July 11, 2017 03:39 PM
In Response to Alberta?

There are oodles of wee Carolines in my neck of the woods (central NC).

July 11, 2017 12:07 PM
In Response to Ideas for a sibling

You will come around on Malcolm after you see it. And Jayne for a man.