~ names you love because of an association

is there any names you absolutely love because of a connection and/or association you have with them, but don’t actually like the sound of?

for me they are:
nesta
phoebe
faye/fey/fae
manon
nephelle

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[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] - [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] [name_u]Banks[/name_u] from [name_f]Mary[/name_f] Poppins, [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] [name_m]Foster[/name_m] from [name_m]Tuck[/name_m] Everlasting
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] - [name_f]My[/name_f] mom’s favourite flower
[name_f]Belle[/name_f] - [name_f]Beauty[/name_f] and the Beast
[name_f]Lourdes[/name_f] - Our [name_f]Lady[/name_f] of [name_f]Lourdes[/name_f]

[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] - [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] [name_f]Blythe[/name_f] from [name_u]Anne[/name_u] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] - “Matt” [name_m]Murdock[/name_m] aka Daredevil
[name_m]Dominic[/name_m] - St. [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] and the spirituality of the Dominican Order
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m] - St. [name_m]Raphael[/name_m] the [name_f]Arcangel[/name_f] is very special to me (surprisingly though I love love Raphaela!)

I love all these associations but I just don’t love the sounds sadly :frowning:

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[name_m]Herbert[/name_m] (From Great Expectations by [name_u]Charles[/name_u] Dickens)

[name_f]Alison[/name_f], [name_m]Humphrey[/name_m], [name_f]Fanny[/name_f] (from BBC Ghosts)

[name_u]Anne[/name_u] (as in [name_u]Anne[/name_u] Brontë-love [name_f]Anna[/name_f] and [name_f]Annie[/name_f] though :woman_shrugging:t3:)

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[name_m]Aslan[/name_m] (Aslan~ Narnia) :lion:
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u] (Diana, [name_f]Princess[/name_f] of [name_m]Wales[/name_m], RIP) :cross:

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[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] because of the main character from noughts & crosses books!

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claire + molly - the breakfast club // molly ringwald

veronica - veronica mars

betty, august (g), dorothea, james (g), + archer - taylor swift

manon - manon blackbeak // throne of glass

timothy + hal - timothée chalamet (hal is his middle name)

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this is why i like the name too :)) same for nesta (nesta archeron // acotar)

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my first thought was yelena, after yelena belova!

valkyrie, peggy, marvel, bucky - the mcu

leia, rey, amidala - star wars

charlotte, jamie - the charlotte holmes series

macey, bex, zach - gallagher girls series

roma (b), rosalind, celia - these violent delights

betty, august (g), marjorie, dorothea, and ivy - taylor swift

ivy, tess, asher, emilia - the fixer series

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[name_f]Diana[/name_f]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] the mythology/princess association, but sadly think it sounds dated.

[name_f]Helena[/name_f]- [name_f]Helena[/name_f] Bonham [name_u]Carter[/name_u] is one of my favorite actresses, but the name just sounds awkward to me no matter how much I want to love it!

[name_f]Fleur[/name_f]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] the HP association, but it sounds awkward when Americans pronounce it :frowning:

[name_f]Anna[/name_f]- I love Tolstoy but the name is boring to me.

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[name_f]Hermione[/name_f] - [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]
[name_f]Wanda[/name_f], [name_u]Marvel[/name_u] - [name_u]Marvel[/name_u]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f], [name_u]Willow[/name_u] - [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] [name_m]Swift[/name_m]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f] - [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m] [name_m]Holmes[/name_m]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] - Northern Lights
[name_f]Emerald[/name_f] - [name_f]Emerald[/name_f] [name_u]Isle[/name_u], among other associations
[name_f]Isla[/name_f] - [name_f]Emerald[/name_f] [name_u]Isle[/name_u]
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] - The flower
[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] - [name_f]Cleopatra[/name_f]
[name_u]Nyx[/name_u] - The night, the [name_f]Goddess[/name_f]
[name_f]Nimue[/name_f] - Arthurian [name_u]Legend[/name_u]

[name_u]Loki[/name_u] - [name_u]Marvel[/name_u]
[name_u]Jupiter[/name_u], [name_u]Mars[/name_u] - The planets
[name_m]Arcturus[/name_m], [name_m]Draco[/name_m] - [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]
[name_m]Apollo[/name_m] - The [name_m]God[/name_m], NASA mission
[name_u]Arthur[/name_u] - Arthurian [name_u]Legend[/name_u], [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] - Gemstone

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[name_f]Juin[/name_f] – love it in theory as a [name_u]French[/name_u] honor name for [name_u]June[/name_u], but it doesn’t sound good in [name_f]English[/name_f]
[name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_u]Connor[/name_u]
[name_u]Morgan[/name_u]

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Used to hate [name_m]Felix[/name_m] now love it :sparkles:

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I’ve come to love the sounds and looks of all of these names, but if you’d told me I’d like them before I had the associations that I do now, I’d have been totally shocked!!

Me too. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

ladies…
[name_f]Yelena[/name_f] (Belova, of the [name_u]Marvel[/name_u] Universe)
[name_f]Wanda[/name_f] (Maximoff, of the [name_u]Marvel[/name_u] Universe)
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] (a name my mom loves)
[name_u]Anne[/name_u] (of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables)
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] (a dear friend)
[name_u]Royce[/name_u] (a toddler I babysit)
[name_u]Clare[/name_u] (the Irish county my family is from)
[name_f]Sue[/name_f] (reading [name_f]Emily[/name_f] Dickinson’s poems)
[name_u]Robin[/name_u] (Buckley, of Stranger Things)
[name_f]Phebe[/name_f] (Moore, of Eight Cousins)
[name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f] (I met a lovely girl at school named this!)
Bethy (March, a special nickname in [name_m]Little[/name_m] Women)

gents…
[name_u]Edward[/name_u] (my dad’s Confirmation name)
[name_m]Friedrich[/name_m] (Bhaer, an unsung gem of [name_m]Little[/name_m] Women)
[name_u]Atlas[/name_u] (a toddler I babysit)
[name_u]Killian[/name_u] (Once Upon A Time)
[name_m]Fraser[/name_m] (poetry)
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] (Brave)
[name_u]Holden[/name_u] (Caulfield, of [name_m]Catcher[/name_m] in the Rye)
[name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] nn [name_m]Mac[/name_m] (Campbell, Eight Cousins)
[name_u]George[/name_u] nn [name_m]Geordie[/name_m] (Campbell, Eight Cousins)
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] nn [name_u]Nat[/name_u] (Blake, of [name_m]Little[/name_m] Men)

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[name_f]Anna[/name_f] and [name_f]Vanessa[/name_f], after the names of two of my favorite books.

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[name_u]Dallas[/name_u] grew on me because of [name_f]Dally[/name_f] [name_m]Winston[/name_m] from The Outsiders. [name_u]Clyde[/name_u] and [name_m]Chester[/name_m] are family names. [name_u]Prairie[/name_u] is a nod to the landscape where I grew up - childhood memories and all that.

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