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July 21st, 2009, 08:36 AM
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I'm a huge Ayn Rand fan and I would love to use Atlas for a boy's name. I've had mixed responses...some say it's too weird while others think it's a strong male name.

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July 21st, 2009, 08:39 AM
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I think its strong. I like it.
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July 21st, 2009, 08:42 AM
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I'm sorry, I am not a fan. All I can think of is book of maps.
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July 21st, 2009, 08:44 AM
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When I think of Atlas all I think of is Atlas Shurgged! But I don't think I'd have the guts to name my son that.
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July 21st, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I'm undecided....I like it but probably wouldn't use it for my child.
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July 21st, 2009, 09:58 AM
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I like it a lot, but I think it would be a hard name to live up to. I can't imagine a tall, lanky, computer nerd named Atlas (and since that's going to be children, I wouldn't use the name ).
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July 21st, 2009, 10:48 AM
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I really like it, actually! I say go for it!
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July 21st, 2009, 11:24 AM
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I like it, I agree that it seems like a very strong name
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July 22nd, 2009, 01:43 AM
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it's NMS, but I think it is a very strong name, especially relating back to the Greek myth of Atlas
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July 22nd, 2009, 04:07 AM
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NMS really, I agree with the book of maps. Sorry.
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July 22nd, 2009, 11:52 AM
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nmsaa. an atlas is a book
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July 22nd, 2009, 12:08 PM
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The fact that is does have such a strong Ayn Rand connotation with it makes me not like it. I wouldn't want my child associated with her or her beliefs in any way. Also, it makes me think of someone playing ispy while they were in labor...
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July 22nd, 2009, 03:48 PM
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I think the ties to Ayn Rand make this name rockin'! (Woot for other Libertarians out there!) I also love Greek god and goddess names and naming your children after literary characters or references that have meaning to you. I like this a lot.
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July 23rd, 2009, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the input everyone! And JediRach, I completely understand. Ayn Rand is definitely not for everyone. But I still love her novels!
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