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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Dr Quack on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:31 pm

I like this idea of taking pre-emptive revenge on ones offspring for all the bother and strife that they are going to cause you as they grow up.

The way to make it work to best advantage is to give them a really hideous middle name that they don't normally use, so you can keep it in reserve as the ultimate deterent as a threat of revelation when they get particularly annoying. (Probably about the time they get their first serious boy/girlfriend.)

Hildebrande and Verucca would be my choice.

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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Mad Miss Holmes on Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:02 pm

Of course, giving multiple middle names increases the effectiveness. If your child decides to misbehave, the poor little beast will have five full minutes of middle names to look forward to. The more syllables, the better. Bonus points if "Snigglefritz" is included.
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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  lord.israel.datchery on Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:15 am

Girls: Cosette, ╔ponine, Sophia, Gabriella, Madalene, Catherine, Beatrice, Adaline, Charlotte, Emilie, Johanna, Lucie, Clara, Morgan

Guys: Jean, Marius, Enjolras, Nathaniel,Coalhouse, Benjamin,Alexander,Anthony, Colin, Frederick, Edward, Israel, Jasper,Stratford, William, Sydney, Alexandre, Milo, Tiberius, Joshua,Preston, Ulysses

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Post  Mad Miss Holmes on Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:48 am

And now I get to go through the entire Arthurian canon: Percival, Gawain, Galahad, Mordred, Morgase, Elaine, Pelenor, Ector, et cetera et cetera et cetera.

Plus Myrddin (or Merdinnus, for those with a cruel sense of humour).

Moving upward, Mallory, or Geoffrey.
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Post  Zwack on Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:44 pm

I used to know a Peregrine and a Tristan... Does that count? They are brothers.

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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Mrs ěrsted on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:02 pm

Not that I will get any children soon, but I do have some favorite steamy(ish) names in mind

For boys: Nerovian, Constantin (but we allready got one of those in the family), Storm (this is probably the one I would choose), Ravn (danish for raven), Morgan, Magnus (have one of those too).

For girls: Erichte, Adelle, Madeleine, Louisa, Estelle.

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Post  Honeythorn on Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:20 pm

I recently started a new job and one of the manegement people is a HUGE ( as in 6'5 tall and hands like spades ) metrosexual-ish Romanian guy called....FLORIAN. I think that's a really nice name for a man actually. Although we do call him "Flo" for short. I think it's a name worth considering for a male child.
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Post  Dandeliondream on Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:04 pm

How can you dislike children?
thay are just little people, thay growup,just like you.
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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Mad Miss Holmes on Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:08 pm

Zwack wrote:I used to know a Peregrine and a Tristan... Does that count? They are brothers.

Z.

Peregrine is a fabulous name! Tristan is actually gaining popularity recently, and I know at least three of them. But it's still great. <3


Dandeliondream: I, for one, was never a child, but sprang fully-formed from Zeus's brow. He thereafter declared "What in blazes?!" and tried to shove me back in, but I refused to go.
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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Honeythorn on Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:30 am

Dandeliondream wrote:How can you dislike children?
thay are just little people, thay growup,just like you.

Very easily. They are not likeable in my opinion. I have never liked them. Even as a child babies held nothing but revulsion for me. I have absolutely no interest, time or love for children of any sort.

They smell worse than any animal I have ever come into contact with ( babies and toddlers in particular of course, it is inevitable ) they have far worse habits and behaviours than any animal I have ever come into contact with,Their hands are always sticky and they seem to insist on putting their hands all over you, they are horrifically noisy, they are messy, they scream and shout and have absolutely NO spatial awareness whatsoever, they stare ( I REALLY hate that ) and are generally so repulsive to me that I always do my absolute best not to be in the same room as any child under the age of around 10 .

YES I KNOW they are just people like everyone else, YES I was one once, but I am not one now and I didn't like them even when I was one. I don't give a monkey's how much anyone else loves the hideous things, I do not, and I have absolutely no intention whatsoever of having one. The very idea of being lumbered with something I detest so much is horrifying ,and no "mistakes" will be made here I can tell you . I think it's disgusting the NHS won't allow women who know for a fact they do not want a child to have free sterilisation, yet a woman who has had only 1 child is allowed if she decides one is enough. I will have to pay for the privelige of enjoying a life without the risk of obtaining something I dislike so much.

The last thing on earth the world needs is more unwanted children. I can't think of anything worse for a child than having to either grow up with a mother who dislkes the very bones of you for the first ten years of your life ( which are probably the most crucial ) or being shunted out into the overflowing adoption system. I for one think that is an awful thing to do to a human being. I certainly shall not be doing such.
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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Elisha Rush on Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:20 am

Used to work with a guy named Florentine... also called Flo.

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Post  Elisha Rush on Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:20 am

Used to work with a guy named Florentine... also called Flo.

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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Dr. Oliver Cross on Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:18 pm

I also dislike children. In my case, the reason come from having a very, VERY high maximum hearing range, and as such, learning something about children's voices that most folk don't know, specifically that those voices have a very shrill component that extends well above the frequency of a dog whistle. It is literally painful for me to hear them, and I fear I don't mean simply uncomfortably painful. Rather, to hear the voice of a child, especially one that's screaming or whining, is, to me, as painful as having someone physically pour acid into my ear. I literally fall to the ground in pain. So no, I do not like children.

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Post  watson_scavenger on Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:13 pm

I gotta go with my grandfather, father's, brother's name- Harold Thomas. Or possibly Atticus for a boy.

Girls I would have to go Mildred, Arianna, Cecilia, Gwendolyn, or Daly.

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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Dandeliondream on Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:41 pm

I understand that some people don't wan't children,that's fine,but just to not like the look of them. Shocked
and yes thay can be loud,but the fact is that if you don't want them then you dot have to have them.
I just think children are sweet,some people dont,and that is fine,I did not mean for any one to get upset.

Sorry all,

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Post  Honeythorn on Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:04 pm

I wasn't getting upset. And no. I do not not like them in any way shape or form regardless of wether they can "help it " or not. I do not find them sweet or cute or amusing in any way, all human babies are hideous to me, I do not see their parents in them ( like when people ridiculously claim such things as " ooh he has your eyes/grandfathers ears/second cousin once removed's earlobes ! " ), just ugliness and something grotesque.

No. I will never have any.
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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  MrsCaptain on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:52 am

Oh my... what a topic...

Though age is not on my side as far as reproducing myself, I admit to having thought of such things as children's names, should it ever come to pass.

I love the obscure, though i also know other adults currently named Valeria and whatnot, but i find that i'm a true traditionalist when it comes to naming offspring, that i would want to keep names in the family.

Most of my "family" names date to around the turn of the century and before, and include such standards as Albert, Edward, Paul and Matthew. Also Elizabeth, Catherine, Lucy and Martha.

But the one male name that comes through the generations (one in each, including my 40 yr old brother) is Benno. Not quite steampunk, but to me (unfortunately my brother does not feel the same) it is a wonderfully unique name and a fabulous tradition! Now, if i could only convince him to continue the tradition w/ the naming of his next boy...

I think the most "steamy" or "victorian" names from my family may be "Mattias" and "Philomena." I come from a family of midwestern farmers, so creativity in their names wasn't really a priorty.
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Post  B. Fugu on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:58 am

An acquaintance of mine was describing a family she knew. They had four daughters: Alicia, Patricia, Felicia, and Letitia.

Not particularly steampunk, but Letitia is certainly forgotten.

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Post  The Kernel on Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:47 am

Letitia Dean - the "Eastenders" actress

PS thinking of the quality of acting should I have put the actress bit in inverted commas as well?
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My little boy's actual name

Post  VoronX on Thu May 13, 2010 4:20 pm

I have a son, and we named him:
Xerxes Israfel Orion Sebastian Xarya
I kid you not.

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Post  Minjoltr on Sun May 30, 2010 8:58 pm

I rather like Mordecai and Zillah at the moment.

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Post  MWBrantley on Mon May 31, 2010 1:08 am

Ignacius and Ludmilla

...also Morticia... Twisted Evil

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very old family name

Post  beej on Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:03 pm

While doing some family history research, I found the name Hark. Upon further investigation I read that he was born with the name Hercules, but was also called Harculus, and Herk. I think Harculus would be a wonderful Steampunk character name.

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Re: What horrid steampunk names would you saddle your children with?

Post  Kiryoku on Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:01 am

My grandfather's name is Stanislaus. I think it's really cool but everyone just calls him "Stan" =\

Other names I really like are~
Male:
Ivan
Ivanos (R.E. Howard Conan character)
Ignatius
Johan

Female:
Seraphina
Aramintha
Hortensia

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Post  Captain Lyerly on Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:21 pm

As might be expected from a member of a retro-futurist group, I have a bit of a traditional mind-set. I feel that the older names should be retrieved; some are problematic, but there are beautiful names out there. And I feel that a 'cutesie-poo' spelling of a normal name, or worse, one made up to suit the vanity of the parents, are tantamount to child abuse.

The last few pages have good examples of each. And really, if one wants something 'unique' for a child's name, the traditional ones - especially ones from the family tree - are more useful. Rather than saddling a child with a name that absolutely requires correction (No, ma'am, it's Madysyn with two 'y's...) something from the family - say, three or four generations back - would be a better choice. Despite repeats, if you include uncles and aunts, you could have dozens of choices in that group.

Take my family, for instance; for girls:

Gloria
Irene
Jerusha
Marjorie
Katherine
Adele
Dora

for boys:

Charles
Ballard
Walter
Lowry
Johann (came over from Wurttemburg, 1750)

and so on. There is a tradition in my family as well for naming boys after famous Generals, as we were a military family.

So there are plenty of examples for each gender which could maintain an historic continuity, provide that "uniqueness" parents seem to crave these days, and avoid the special-spelling that is tough on kids.


Cheers!

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