Oh, yeah! That movie is on TV so often, and I must say I’ve seen it way too many times - but it is good, and I love [name]Natalie[/name] Portman!
I think the last names really make a lot of these names, though! Take a look:
Novalee Nation and her daughter, [name]Americus[/name] Nation, live with [name]Sister[/name] Husband! The one name that really got me in this movie was Forney, Forney Hull, as I just can’t get past how close it is to “fornicate.” I know - that’s terrible.
I believe that, in the movie, Novalee wants her little girl to have a strong name, and she she names her after the US … [name]Americus[/name]. If I met a little [name]Americus[/name] I would be a little appalled, but it fits right in with Novalee’s character, background et cetera.
“[name]Sister[/name]” was actually named [name]Thelma[/name].
I love these names! I love Novalee, the only thing that stops me from putting it on my list is it sounds too rednecked. I found a french version I love- Nouvella which translated means new, [name]Nova[/name] is the nickname and it means “chasing butterflies.”
You should watch the movie, if it is true to the book - which I think it largely is. Very sweet and heartwarming film indeed, and I love [name]Natalie[/name] Portman in it! [name]Ashley[/name] [name]Judd[/name] as [name]Lexie[/name] is good, too, as is [name]Stockard[/name] [name]Channing[/name] as [name]Sister[/name] Husband.
If you are in the US, it plays on TV every once in a while, usually on the WE network, but I can’t remember if I might’ve seen it on Lifetime or Oxygen, too…
I absolutely [name]ADORE[/name] the book and the movie =) My only problem with the movie is they changed Novalee’s unlucky number from 7 to 5 0_o
Anywho! I love [name]Americus[/name]’ name, because it just so fits her! [name]Moses[/name] Whitecotton (the [name]African[/name] American guy with the camera at the wal-mart) also has a cool name. I love saying it! My dad makes fun of Forney’s name whenever he hears [name]Lexi[/name]‘s kids’ names just crack me up!