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July 26th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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besides name books/websites/blogs? Do you have any hobbies/interests/careers that would influence the names you choose?

My DH is a composer (getting ready to start on his degree) and last night we were going through DH's collection of classical, orchestral, and band music and I kept coming across lots of names of composers that I love! (My #1 boys name, for example, is Dmitri) I would love to name our kids w/ music in mind so composers names are probably somewhere I'll look.
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July 26th, 2009, 05:32 PM
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I've taken inspiration from cartoons and World of Warcraft, lol
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July 26th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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movies and plays have turned up some great ones, as has religious texts.

I like theide of doing musical names! You could also then use musical names like Aria, Allegra- etc.
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July 26th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Various surnames, movie credits, sometimes cities
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July 26th, 2009, 06:46 PM
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I have picked up a few names from books, particularly from Greek classics (I LOVE Nausicaa, which is from Homer's Odyssey), I have also found I like a LOT of names that are cities/countries, such as Atlanta, Israel, India, Paris, Dakota
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July 26th, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Greek and Roman mythology inspired a lot of my favorites. Ariadne, Hermione, Melissa, Achilles, Leonidas..
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July 26th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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Names I hear in movies/TV or read in books. My oldest's fn I got out of a book years ago.
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July 26th, 2009, 11:58 PM
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Anywhere! Everywhere! Movies, books, magazines, movie credits, shopping, watching tv, cashier's nametags, realtor signs, school directories, plays, street signs...

I discovered Vendla and Melchior, from the musical play "Spring Awakening."

Have had Verona on my list for a while, but recently saw it used in the movie "Away we go."

I find that the X-Games have a lot of unusual/foreign names. There are usually a lot of foreign competitors and alternative sports so you're sure to find some interesting names.

I had a cashier last year named "Featherrae" haha but that one DIDN'T make it to the list.

Walking down the game isle of Target I saw a card game called "Rook" and I imediately thought "that'd make such a cool name" so on the list it went.

I work at an elementary school and I meet lots of kids with interesting names: Aloria, Poe, Huntington, Aria, Nicolo, Katrell, Samara, Kendric, Degio, Daci and so on.
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July 27th, 2009, 02:01 AM
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Old movies mostly
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