I’ve been reading a lot of your more narrative posts lately and they’ve gotten me quite existential about names. It’s extraordinary to see how everyone has combined family members, had baby name related dreams, or have otherwise intensely personal names. Then I went through the “what would you name yourself” thread and came out with this question:
What element of names or naming is the most important to you? I think, more specifically, when you’re thinking about what you would name an actual child versus just have on your long list.
Would you tend to weigh the name of a favorite character/author/poem/song the same as a family name? Would a distant family name of someone you’ve never had any relationship with really be an honor name? Are honor names too much pressure in general and you would tend to just want a name based on sound? Or meaning? Would you pick a name that you didn’t quite like as much because it has more personal meaning to you?
Let me know your thoughts. I’ll add that I’m not actually naming anyone right now, but you might be able to blame [name_f]Chrysanthemum[/name_f] for this post!