Noun Disease, take two
Remember Labyrinth, Blackberry, and Koi? I figured it could be time for a little check-up on our favorite modern hippie namer over at Behind the Name. Truth be told, I cannot figure this poster out. She has such moments of lucidity - Thora, Perdita, Iris, Emma, Jacob, Sidney, Norman, Elisha... And then she apparently gets really, really high. Here is the current list of female names that she considers her "favorite first names for future children":
Anne Marie (Anne Marie?? How did you get in here?)
Antarctica (Glad we've got almost all the A-continents covered by now. Asia must be feeling left-out, though).
Athen (just one Athen. Two Athens would be too much like, oh, I don't know, the capital of Greece, I guess.)
Briar Rose (to be fair, Disney was on her list at one point, so...)
Bindi (tribute to Steve Irwin, or to the decorative forehead dot?)
Caius (on a girl? I bet these guys are pissed.)
Calligraphy (Calligraphy. CALLIGRAPHY.)
Cree (on a child? I bet these guys are pissed.)
Desert (particularly useful if your daughter ends up being a dull, dry sort of person)
Discovery (siblings: Challenger, Endeavour, and Atlantis)
England (I can't decide if this is better or worse than Anglia)
Forest (ooh, perhaps Fawn Forest? Fawn-in-the-Forest?)
Jericho (I would tumble my own walls down if my mom had named me this)
Lily Fern (Ever seen a lily grow on a fern? Or... a fern grow out of a lily? Neither have I.)
Nancy (Nancy?? How did you get in here between Midnight and Oasis??)
River (Rain does have to come before a River, I suppose)
Sawyer (Huckleberry was on her last list. Maybe she just likes Mark Twain?)
Tigerlily (Lily Fern Tigerlily would sure be a great name)
Zaire ("hey, why stop with continents? Former names of colonized countries are really cool too!")
As always, these names are much better in combos. Indigo Bindi? Lily Fern Briar Rose? Tuesday Midnight? In fact, why don't we play a fun image-matching game? I'll give you the picture, and you can guess the combo!
Yes, a Desert Oasis!
Yup, looks like Christian Salem to me.
England Calligraphy, anyone? Thanks, Bede, for being so venerable. It's amazing she hasn't put your name on the list, though, you might want to watch out.
Zaire Africa! - though she should probably go by DRC Africa just to keep things cool.
Also: what would happen if Antarctica ever had nieces and nephews? Aunt Antarctica? Reeeeally?