The "New Virtues"
There's been a bit of discussion about New Virtue names--the idea being to pull a Faith, Hope, and Charity into the 21st century. Now, personally, I don't have any problem with the classic virtues, and think they're still quite valid today. Let's leave that discussion to the side and just plain discuss the names.
So, what would a list of New Virtue names look like? I'm thinking of terms that don't have a (long) history as names, and have meanings that could be seen as embodying some sort of ideal.
Here's a starting list from discussions I've come across here:
Logic: as a somewhat more unisex and scientific version of the musical Lyric, this seems to have popularity as a potential name.
Justice: This name didn't see use until the 1980s, but it definitely fits in as a virtue name. It's clearly a real name now.
Rhyme and Reason: From The Phantom Tollbooth's twin princesses, their sounds fit in with today's trends.
Curiosity: I've been tickled with this possibility ever since it was asked if one of the Mars team was going to name her daughter after the rover.
Savvy: Just came across it here. Fits the New Virtue list like a glove.
What are your thoughts? Any additions to the list?
Fri, 08/31/2012 - 3:35pm