what's in a name?

@Modestah (11195)
United States
May 17, 2007 4:03am CST
My friend asked these questions and I enjoy reading the answers she got.... Names often have connotations with them let's see what we, here, associate with them: list the name or names that you find... the most royal or regal sounding? goofy? snobbish? beautiful? new age-ish? most awful? is your favorite? the most ditzy sounding? yourself astonished to believe someone would name a child? most harsh sounding? most graceful? PS Don't be offended if someone mentions a name you are familiar with or have... its all in fun
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
17 May 07
Oh goody, I get to go first! The most royal or regal sounding name would have to be Regina. The goofiest name might be, Taffy, Tansy, Maisie? The snobbish names I am coming up would be Judith, Astoria, Augusta, Honoria...the all seem to remind me of Roman Empresses. A beautiful set of names would be Belle, Graciela, Isabella. Hmn, some new age-ish names cold be Sky, Kai, Sunshine, Love, Peace, and Summer. Some of the most awful names would be Harriet, Agnes and Dolres. I don't have any favourite names at the moment. The most ditzy sounding prize goes to jennifer and Jason. I am astonished to believe someone would name a child a first name of Ima, but I know they do. The most harsh sounding are Horace and Brutus. The most graceful is Grace and Graciella.
• Australia
18 May 07
Old Slavic names are notoriously famous for highlighting the person's status/family background. For example "Sviatoslav" stands for " Honorable Saint" etc. I think simplar paradigms can be noticed in other countries and regions. I guess Red Indian names are most descriptive and colourful of all
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
17 May 07
Most regal: Victoria Goofy: Billy Bob Snobbish: LaTeesha Beautful: Philomena New Age: Sierra Awful: Goldie Favorite: Kamarie (for my little girl) Ditzy: Candy Astonished: Apple Harsh sounding: Ralph By the way, my little girls name is a home made name, made up of my Moms middle name Kay, and sisters middle name Marie. She gets oodles of compliments on it...sure makes it hard to buy pre-printed items like pencils, pins etc though!
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
17 May 07
oh I agree about Philomena... I had considered it for our youngest - but my dh could not bring himself to agree. He did not want his little girl referred to as "Filly" Since then I have a few friends that have named their daughters Philomena, and one has named their's a little differently with an "F" to keep with the Latin spelling. Kamarie is indeed lovely.
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
17 May 07
Philomena was my Grandmothers name, and she was German...so they pronouned it Vilhomena, which she later became known as Wilma.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
17 May 07
Philomena - aka Filumena

Daughter of Light. Maiden, Saint, Martyr, Hero.
http://www.saintphilomena.com/aboutst.htm That is interesting how your grandmother came to be known as Wilma.
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• Philippines
18 May 07
most regal: Alexandra goofy: Rupert snobbish: Bianca beautiful: Nigella awful: Alias favorite: Isabella
• United States
18 May 07
Great post.Here's my list.The most regal,for a girl Victoria or Elizabeth for a boy Philip and Charles, and Henry.The most goofy, for a girl,Pumpkin for a boy Jughead.Most Snobbish for a girl Buffy and Blair ,boy Biff and Skip.The most beautiful for a girl Angelica,Jasmine,Soledad,Tatiana,Audrey.For a bod David, Jonathan, Matthew, Arturo,Jos'Andres.New age name for a girl is Kali, for a boy Krishna.The most awful for a girl is Gertrude, for a boy Eggbert.My favorite namee for girls are Sarah, Emily,Naomi,Ruth. My favorites for boys are David, Jonathan,Matthew, Atruro, Pedro.The most ditzy for a girl Barbie, for a boy,Herbie.The most atonished name for a girl, Apple for a boy,Blanket.Harsh sounding for a girl Brunhilda for a boy,Adolf.The most graceful for a girl are Grace, Harmony,Hope,Elizabeth.For a boy, David, Julio, Jonathan,Rubin,Misha.
@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
17 May 07
the most royal or regal sounding? Anastasia or Isabelle goofy? Joe Bob, Jim Bob...anything that ends with Bob. *LoL* snobbish? Rebecca, Alexis, or Jessica beautiful? Alyssa new age-ish? Sojourner (yes, I actually know someone with that name). most awful? Gertrude, Dolores, or Mildred. is your favorite? Justin or Emery the most ditzy sounding? Buffy or Candy. yourself astonished to believe someone would name a child? Abcde (pronounced Ab-sid-ee), Rollin Stone (first and last name), Jetta, and Datsun. I used to work in the ER and saw all kinds of funky names, but those were the worst! most harsh sounding? Pete (I dunno why) most graceful? Hope, Misty, or Grace.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
17 May 07
the most royal or regal sounding? Annastatia/Charles goofy? Hugo snobbish? Krista/Theodore beautiful? Matthew/Sydney/Megan new age-ish? Anything that isn't spelled correctly. LOL! most awful? Fonda is your favorite? Matthew, Sydney, Megan the most ditzy sounding? Tiffany/Daphne, Stephanie yourself astonished to believe someone would name a child?Dachia (I actually knew a Dachia!) most harsh sounding? most graceful? Grace Kelly PS Don't be offended if someone mentions a name you are familiar with or have... its all in fun