I’m in a bit of a name slump of what feels like epic proportions–I have not gone this long without feeling inspired by new names. It may, in part, be due to how long I’ve been around name forums like Nameberry, or maybe I’m just not as obsessed with names anymore, I couldn’t say? I got to thinking, though, that maybe inspiration was much more likely to come if I search by things and interests I truly love, rather than just a specific style. [name_f]My[/name_f] name list is more organized by this anyway–love of family, hobbies, interests, religion, etc.–so it stands to reason that it would be a much more successful approach. (And if it flops, well, I’m no worse for wear, lol.)
So, what names would you suggest for someone who has these interests, hobbies, and affinities:
Languages (Portuguese, [name_u]French[/name_u], Russian, Danish, and Hebrew have extra significance)
Literature (think [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m], [name_u]Austen[/name_u], [name_m]Dumas[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], Dickens, [name_u]Wilde[/name_u], etc.)
Christianity (big inspiration here–I love both rare Bible names and names that have meanings reminiscent of my faith, like [name_f]Tessa[/name_f], [name_f]Liliana[/name_f], [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f], and [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], and even reformers, missionaries, martyrs, etc.)
Family (this would be uber hard to predict, but any unexpected ways to honor the names K@ren, J0hn, R0bert, Arl3ne, R3becca, E!leen, Gr@ce, N@talie, [name_f]Rut[/name_f].h, Ma3, etc. are welcome)
Wild adventures (think epic adventures like LOTR/Narnia, swashbuckling sword fights…)
Anyway. Pick one interest, pick them all, and suggest a some fun and unexpected ways to honor them? Looking forward to your ideas, berries!