I love gemstone names, particularly slightly uncommon ones, like [name_f]Amethyst[/name_f], [name_f]Topaz[/name_f], and [name_u]Garnet[/name_u]. I love the shining, strong imagery. I don’t love the lack of nicknames.
Today I was struck by [name_f]Peridot[/name_f] and have fallen in love. The built-in nicknames [name_u]Peri[/name_u] and [name_f]Dot[/name_f]?! The playful green hue? So much goodness!
I understand the ending t can be silent or pronounced, but I think it’s sweet both ways.
What do you all think?