Silent One

About Me

I am 28 years old and have been interested in names for as long as I can remember. And that is about all I feel like sharing at the moment, but I may come up with something else later.

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
November 17, 2014 01:12 AM

Alessandra seems plenty strong to me.

September 3, 2012 01:04 PM

This has inspired me to make lists of the most popular baby names in each country starting with each letter. I'm not very far yet, but I just discovered that the most common J girl's name in the US from 2011 was number 57, Julia. Coming from the era of Jessica, Jennifer, and Julie, this is a slightly mind-boggling realization.

April 17, 2011 08:03 PM

rebecca123444: How about Jonas, Owen, Patrick, Kenneth, Colin, Cedric, Devin, Declan, Elliot, Simon, Levi, Philip, or Garrett?

April 2, 2011 09:27 PM

The German alter-ego story reminds me of something that happened to me. When I graduated from college, everybody who walked was given a card to fill out with our contact information so the photographers could try to sell us pictures of us receiving our diplomas. When they sent me my proofs to (hopefully) order from (I didn't), they were addressed to First Sister'sMiddle Last. I've never been able to figure out how that happened. I mean, seriously, how could I have filled out all the little bubbles on the card and not realize that wasn't my name?! For one thing, my sister's middle name is more than twice as long as mine. And I am really attached to my middle name.

September 30, 2010 07:14 PM

And I remembered one more set of twins: Andrew and Tyler, 5. I can't believe I forgot them, seeing as how I teach their Sunday School class. So, the full list: Andrew and Tyler Carter and Dallin Brenda and Regina Andrew and Jonathan Brian and Lynsie Heidi and Heather Rae and Kay All are identical except Andrew and Tyler and, of course, Brian and Lynsie.

September 29, 2010 11:09 PM

RobynT: I would think Damon and Damien way too matchy for twins. But with a Christopher? If Damon and Damien were identical and Christopher fraternal, I guess it would make a certain amount of sense, although it could also intensify odd-man-out feelings.

September 29, 2010 07:15 PM

I remembered a couple more twin sets - Brian and Lynsie, 24 or 25, and Heather and Heidi, probably in their late 20s now. chipper28 - That is a tough situation. I would have a hard time breaking the chain at a fourth, because I feel a strong connection to family connections and traditions, so I would probably end up going with giving the older twin IV and younger twin getting a solid family name from my side of the family. Note to self: avoid marrying a John Doe III, IV, V, etc. Because I am so going to break up with someone because of their family history... *eyeroll*

September 29, 2010 10:31 AM

Twins I've known and can remember the names of both, with ages: Jonathan and Andrew (24) Brenda and Regina (21) Carter and Dallin (7) Rae and Kay(sp?) (50s)

September 17, 2010 01:32 PM

I don't normally think too hard about fictional characters' names, but there's a sibset in one book I read a couple times that always makes me chuckle inside when I think of it. In age order: Sean, Evan, Finn, Douglas, Miller, Ian, Caleb. Dad's name is John.

September 5, 2010 07:43 PM

Another -mon name I haven't seen mentioned is Ammon.

May 5, 2010 12:04 AM
In Response to Name Spotlight: Sawyer

I say drawer as droor- 1 syllable, rhymes with door, roar, and more.

May 3, 2010 12:46 PM
In Response to Name Spotlight: Sawyer

I always have said Eenglish and aygg. And I don't remember ever hearing English as anything other than Eenglish or Aynglish. I was born in New Jersey, lived there for about seven years before moving to southern Ohio for a year, then on to Utah, where I've been for 15ish years.

April 15, 2010 06:12 PM

Guest B and saree- In Anne of Avonlea, Mrs. Donnell says she had wanted to name her son St. Clair and requested that Anne call him that instead of Jacob.

April 14, 2010 07:59 PM

lucubratrix: It's a tough call for me, especially since Wilhelmina and Thomasina aren't really my style. But I think that calling them Willa and Tamsin pushes it over the edge to different enough. kalmia: I am one person who found the whole geology hijack fun. My story of namenerd-dom is about the same as most others. A general interest in words and writing, naming stuffed animals (and, later, choosing the perfect names for characters in computer games a la The Bards Tale), reading name books from a young age, etc. And I've often felt that I had pretty conservative tastes compared to most of the people I saw on name discussion boards. But with the theory that we get more conservative with our own children, I have to wonder about one thing. I'm assuming that most name people are married to someone not so obsessed. Do you think that two name people together would be more likely to use the names commonly discussed and loved on name boards, but not frequently given to our children?

January 30, 2010 01:21 AM

I don't have any children yet and am currently very willing to discuss what names I do and don't like, but I think when an actual baby is involved, I will be a keeper. Part of that is because I enjoy secrets and surprises and have limited interest in what everybody else thinks, but I think I am also taking a cue from my parents, who up until birth referred to every one of us children as Herbert with no discussion of what they were really considering. Which I think is a pretty good method, actually. We had a name to call the baby, which I think helped in the bonding, but nobody expected it to be the actual name and didn't have a problem switching over to the actual name. Which wasn't chosen until after we were born for five out of the six of us. I have been toying with the idea of having a list of out-there names to mention if people press to find out our names- like Gaylord or Lucifer for a boy and Jezebel or Prunella for a girl, or Zelda and Link for twins. Of course, exactly how I go about this will depend at least in part on the style of whoever I end up marrying.

December 10, 2009 06:24 PM

And I am single, but mashing up my parents' names could get: Marcall (Marcel) Rancile (Ran SILL) Randile (Ran DILL) Randy Rancy Rarcy Mardall

December 10, 2009 06:21 PM

My grandparents: Judy, Raymond, Louise, and Albert So I could have been Ludy Jouise (Jew-ease) Raydy (Radie?) Alouise Rouise? Or maybe Ruiz, although that looks a bit masculine to me. And my brothers Jubert Alby Aldy Rudy (A real name!) Jumond Lubert Raybert (I can see this one being used) Almond (LOL) Lumond

December 10, 2009 10:30 AM

Last summer, my roommate and I were combining names of various couples to see what we could come up with. The only name that came out sounding good was a combination of her brother David and his ex Shana- Dana. A few others came out sounding at least something like a name, but I don't remember what they were.