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September 12th, 2009, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ImagineOctober View Post
I too would avoid it, or perhaps try to find a variation. I've feared finding a man who's last name is Finch, because of my love for Atticus!
But, maybe another Atticus Finch (what a great name!) wouldn't be too bad?
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My best friend made me swear that I'd name my first son Henry and our last name is Higgins. Get it? My Fair Lady? Anyway, I'm considering it as a middle name to honor her.

I wouldn't use something as well known as Bart Simpson or Brad Pitt, but I think Atticus Finch and Henry Higgins are obscure enough to pull off.
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September 12th, 2009, 08:32 AM
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I wouldn't use the name of a famous person. For example, our last name is Carter and I really like the name Nicholas. I would never use it though because of Nick Carter.
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September 12th, 2009, 08:49 AM
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We're using Conan if this is a boy, and since it's not a commonly used name, many already associate it with Conan O'Brien (which is fine by me, he's awesome, lol)... but if our last name actually WAS O'Brien, I seriously doubt we'd use Conan. That's just TOO close, lol. Sharing a first name with someone famous is fine, but a first AND last name? Especially if it's a unique combination, is a no go.
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September 12th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Our last name is Arquette, so that leaves David, Courtney, Coco, Alexis(I like this name too!), Rosanna, Patricia, etc
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September 12th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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It all depended on just how much I liked the name and who the famous person was... Like if my last name were Roosevelt I would have no problem naming my son Theodore or daughter Eleanor. I think they were great people! But my last name is Harris and I don't think I would name my son Neil Patrick....(mostly just dont like the name Neil) My DH isn't a person who cares about that kind of thing... I'm not really either but if it were a popular name that everyone heard all the time then I'd veto it..
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September 12th, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Momtothe5thPower View Post
Simpson, would you use Jessica, Maggie, Lisa, Bart
My aunty/uncle's surname is Simpson & when my cousin was born, his birth notice was in the paper on April 1st - April Fools day, and my Aunty & Uncle had "Debbie, Mark & big brother Rikki are pleased to announce the arrival of Bart......".. LOL. His name is really Corey btw..

As for me - it'd depend on how famous the celebrity had been, and how well known, but I'll never have that problem LOL

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