Anne: I've always imagined that my name was Cordelia - at least, I always have of late years. When I was young I used to imagine it was Geraldine, but I like Cordelia better now. But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne spelled with an e....It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can; and A-N-N looks dreadful, but A-N-N-E looks so much more distinguished. If you'll only call me Anne spelled with an e I shall try to reconcile myself to not being called Cordelia.
Jennifer I sort of get, because it's vaguely mythical (variant on Guinevere) and non-traditional right at a time when the current childbearing generation wanted nothing to do with traditional names and were looking to myth and mysticism for aesthetic cues.
It was my parenthetical duty to give my children, Bracket, Tilde and Ellipsis, pragmatic names.
I like the theory that people think names are unusual because they don't know anyone their own age who has that name. And thus the next generation of trendy names is born.
I came across one 18th century person in parochial records called Admonition Bastard.
The way Mary goes from total dominance to total oblivion is astonishing. At this point, naming your daughter Mary is downright rebellious.My son and his wife are expecting their first child (a girl) in late December. Guess what name they chose?
The way Mary goes from total dominance to total oblivion is astonishing. At this point, naming your daughter Mary is downright rebellious.
Oh geez, for some reason this made me think of Roku as a boy's name. Then comes Nexus and Xbox.
The one girl's name from antiquity that I have always wanted to see come back is Atalanta, but it probably sounds too much like Atlanta.
It's not really that rebellious; it only looks so in comparison to its erstwhile dominance. It's #123 in 2012; there are about eight or nine Sophias born today for each Mary.
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