Awkward Turtle



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I am not good at writing 'About Me' sections on internet profiles. I don't things that are described as 'zany'.

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February 3, 2011 11:29 AM
In Response to Naming beyond letters

I would like to second rossingnol's comment.

January 30, 2011 07:27 AM

I like the idea of a junior, as long as there were different nicknames they could use and I liked the name anyway.

January 29, 2011 10:55 AM

Barnacle: I think that Ira would be adorable on a little boy.

January 18, 2011 09:41 AM

tinaconn: Hahaha. You are actually a genius. Larksong: 1. Piper Soleil and Sage Peliah (I'm not crazy about Peliah, but I am a sucker for reverse intials like that) 2.Claire Delphine and Camille Brin (oh, the French-iness) 3. Anastasia Lily and Evangleine Fife (I like the length and nicknames possibilities together, they seem equal if that makes sense)

January 16, 2011 06:18 AM

Here's a quick game that (slightly) relates to the post: you may re-name any celebrity baby (or babies) as you like. The only condition is that you have to keep the spirit the same. So Jamie Oliver's children couldn't become Margaret, Katharine, Elizabeth and John, they'd be a bit floral and whimsical. I'd change Florence Rose Endellion Cameron to Betsy Florence Endellion Cameron because I think Betsy and Nancy are better as sisters and Florence is a more unexpected middle name. I'd also change the Olivers' children to: Poppy Honey Juliette (after her mother) Daisy Boo Pamela Lily Coco Sally (did some searching, it's Jamie Oliver's mother's name) Philip Trevor Maurice "Pip" (his grandfathers' names)

January 14, 2011 10:26 AM

Lys@nder Y@nnick Seb@stian A$h N3reus D@niel End3r R_________ is impressive! It's quite a lot though and I usually prefer family (or friend) names as middles.

January 12, 2011 10:19 AM

I saw this story. I was like "What? The Pope never seemed so angry before."

January 11, 2011 09:56 AM

From the Telegraph: Jasper Florian Mair Elisabeth Patricia ("Polly"), sister for Florence My favourite is Laurence Happy John Owen, brother for Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine.

January 9, 2011 05:44 AM

Kakicloud: I don't think Archer as a link to Bowman is lame, but I prefer Bowman. It sounds more unexpected and old fashoined to me.

January 6, 2011 10:59 AM

I think the ones that happen to be palindromes are cool, but I don't like it when the spellings have be mangled to produce them.

December 28, 2010 06:06 AM
In Response to It's a Wonderful Name

KateB: Katrina -> Kate seems perfectly legitimate. I think Katrina is from a Celtic form of Catherine anyway. Like Lucubratrix said, if you wanted to go by Floyd you should be able too.

December 26, 2010 06:04 AM
In Response to It's a Wonderful Name

Sorry, double post. Feel free to read the comment again though.

December 26, 2010 06:04 AM
In Response to It's a Wonderful Name

Guest55678: Rivka would surprise me a bit on a Baptist girl, but I wouldn't say it's "wrong". I can't really give any kind of Jewish perspective, but I don't think Rivka has the kind of significance Cohen does. Also, happy new years all round!

December 24, 2010 07:05 AM
In Response to It's a Wonderful Name

I'm pretty happy with Christin@ Ruth. They're both family names so changing them would be quite weird. The only real problem is people assuming it's Kristina or Christine.

December 22, 2010 04:38 AM

another Laura- I don't think brothers Peter and Paul would be too weird, especially with extra siblings. I like Andrew Lawrence and Peter Lawrence the most from your choices.

December 21, 2010 02:47 PM

alr- I see when you mean about the double barrelled name. I really like Arlo too. If it's an Italian variant of Charles (Charles-> Carl-> Carlo-> Arlo) it means "man", which is pretty straight to the point, meaning wise. It could be Spanish or English, with more nature-y based meanings (hills, trees).

December 21, 2010 07:48 AM

I like Zoerhenne's suggestion of Gideon. The meaning is probably "he who cuts" (like a woodcutter). I've also seen meanings like warrior, mighty man, etc. but I don't know how accurate those are because every name seems to have at least one website saying that.

December 21, 2010 04:22 AM

Miriam- I went through a phase when I wanted to be Madeline, like the book character. I was probably about five. Alr- I'm a bit confused about the second thing on your list. Do you mean they'll start with Ethiopian name ("A"), you'll give them a new name ("B") and they'll use both ("A-B")? Anyway my suggestions, I hope they help: Dominic (of our Lord) John/Jack (God is gracious) Eli (ascent, although in parts of Africa it's a feminine name) David (beloved) Silas (asked for) Lucy (light) Junia, nn June (I can't find the meaning but she was a biblical character who was "outstanding among the apostles") Abigail (father's joy)

December 6, 2010 12:24 PM

Zoerhenne- I get the feeling it's a cute family name (I once saw a birth announcement with Mouse listed as a sister, probably the same thing). But I can't find Badger's proper name, no matter how I search the Telegraph website. Although I did find Badger's sisters (Florence Liberty Opal and Clementine Bessie Catherine, which are gorgeous) and there is an 1vo Arthur Badger from six years ago.

December 6, 2010 09:49 AM

NJ- My friend almost got called Katharine, but her dad complained he would forget how to spell it! She's now the much simpler Emma. Newby- I prefer Evelyn Jane slightly over Katharine Jane, but they are both great choices. Also in the Telegraph: Z3bed33 Eb3nezer Jay, brother for Badger, Florence and Clementine.