Naming my child

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Naming my child

I present you all with the honor of suggesting a good name for my baby boy getting ready to be born Smile

Didn't realize it was so hard to come up with a meaningful name that has no roots in mainstream religion... I've had several suggestions from family and friends, but of course most of those names have biblical backgrounds...

I thought of one, a constellation: "Cepheus", it will be above on the date he is born and will replace polaris in the future as the stars sraight above the night sky. I liked the meaning from greek mythology as well (father of Andromeda) and it's "The King" constellation, but the wife doesn't like how it sounds... I don't know it does sound a little piercing but I think it can grow on me...

Reply if you have a good suggestion on a name that has no theistic implications. Mainly don't want christian/hebrew or islamic names, although I am ok with greek and asian mythology derived names...


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How bout αθεος

How bout αθεος jr?

 

If that's no good, go with "Jake."  You know Jake right? 

 

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    Eh go with a japanese

    Eh go with a japanese name.....or Nordic, ah hell just use something from the modern era.....like HiSpeed, or Network Sticking out tongue


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Name him after me. This way

Name him after me. This way he's named after some random person on the internet who's name came from some random person that they talked to once.


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Here is a nice list of

Here is a nice list of things to consider when naming your child. Norse mythology might be a good source of names that isn't linked to any of the mainstream religions.


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Congrats.

Congrats.

 

Kids are awesome.

 

 

Our oldest, a girl [5], is named Trillian. An homage to Douglas Adams, and The Guide.

If we'd have had a boy we were going to name him Aurthur Phillip.

 

No matter what, we were going to find a name from the Guide for our child.

We love Adams writings, and his philosophies on life.

 

So that's a long way of saying, "How about Aurthur Phillip?"

 


Or you can pick a less traditional name from the Guide here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_characters_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

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I suggest either: Octavian

I suggest either:

Octavian Reginald Humphrey Jackson or;

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What about Jesus? Or is

What about Jesus? Or is that too Biblical?

 

I do like the name Arthur.


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Quote: thought of one, a

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thought of one, a constellation: "Cepheus", it will be above on the date he is born and will replace polaris in the future as the stars sraight above the night sky. I liked the meaning from greek mythology as well (father of Andromeda) and it's "The King" constellation, but the wife doesn't like how it sounds...

I agree with your wife on Cepheus. It kinda sounds like somebody who works down at the gas station and spits into a paper cup. Besides, the kids at school might call him Creepus or Seepuss.

How about Rollo? I had a cat named Rollo once.

Or what about Stryder? Also a cat name.

Sorry. All I have are cat names.

 

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Just don't go down the New

Just don't go down the New Zealand path.


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I too, like Arthur.

I too, like Arthur.

 

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I retract my previous

I retract my previous statement and replace it with Mike Hunt.


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Chuck Norris (Sorry, but

Chuck Norris

(Sorry, but this HAD to be said) 


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I've always loved the name

I've always loved the name Sebastian.

http://www.babynames.com/name/SEBASTIAN

 


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Hmm if I ever have a child

Hmm if I ever have a child (a big if there) I would probably use Ayn or Friedrich.  Ayn if it's a girl and Friedrich if it's a boy.

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Sagan.......

Sagan.......

Harris.......

Dennett.....

Penn........

Teller.......

 

 


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CrazyRoper wrote: Hmm if I

CrazyRoper wrote:
Hmm if I ever have a child (a big if there) I would probably use Ayn or Friedrich. Ayn if it's a girl and Friedrich if it's a boy.

As in Rand?  Tsk, tsk.  While I enjoyed her novels and agree with her philosophy to a certain extent, she was a tight-fisted bitch.  Rumor has it she renamed herself 'Ayn' because it rhymed with 'mine'.  (Ok, that part sounds kind of cool)

See what happens when you ask a bunch of people about baby names? Eye-wink 

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Congratulations!!! Giving

Congratulations!!!

Giving child a name is an awesome responsibility. 

 You don't want something that other kids will mock (and kids really can be cruel about such things).  You don't want it to rhyme with something the other kids can mock.  You don't want the initials to spell anything silly or odd.  

It's also a bummer to name a child something that others will always misspell or mispronounce.

 

Now, for my suggestions.

There's always SapientEye-wink

Steve

whatever-your-name-is  Jr.

Stan

Justin

Jack

Greyson

Griffon 

Holden

Preston

Ryder 

Weston

Anthony (Tony)

Avery

Morgan 

Beau

Jesse

Max

Parker

Chase 

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how about "Roderick"? It

how about "Roderick"?

It means famous and powerful ruler and it's a Scottish name so it avoids the mainstream religious theme (and it was the name used for one of the main characters in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" )


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pariahjane

pariahjane wrote:

CrazyRoper wrote:
Hmm if I ever have a child (a big if there) I would probably use Ayn or Friedrich. Ayn if it's a girl and Friedrich if it's a boy.

As in Rand? Tsk, tsk. While I enjoyed her novels and agree with her philosophy to a certain extent, she was a tight-fisted bitch. Rumor has it she renamed herself 'Ayn' because it rhymed with 'mine'. (Ok, that part sounds kind of cool)

See what happens when you ask a bunch of people about baby names? Eye-wink

Heh yeah she was a tight-fisted bitch. But she and Friedrich Nietzsche have always been my favorite philosophers. So...

"I, on the other hand, do not feel it necessary to construct a lofty meaning for myself. I prefer the style of the butterfly myself. I will eat what I want, flit about aimlessly, and enjoy the sunshine. Then, I will die. " - Nero, RRS Forum User


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How about naming him

How about naming him Bridget?