[name]Do[/name] you love creating first name/middle name combinations? Making lists? Naming toys, inanimate objects, or your own children? Writing stories and naming the characters? Or is it something else?
For me, the reasons behind trends have always fascinated me: why people choose the names that they choose, why certain names are popular while others are kept under wraps, and why certain names feel old, dated or unfashionable.
I also enjoy naming inanimate objects: my iPod (Chl”e, as it is green and Chl”e means “young green shoot”), my flute-playing garden gnome ([name]Barnaby[/name] the Diminutive), and the bread cutter that cuts my bread into cool shapes ([name]Archibald[/name]) are all referred to by their names. I am currently deliberating on names for my clarinet ( meaning brown, black, or dark: [name]Bruno[/name]? [name]Guadalupe[/name]? [name]Leila[/name]? [name]Nigel[/name]? [name]Sullivan[/name]?).
What about all of you? I am interested to hear what you have to say about this.