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March 27th, 2011
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What's in a name?
I wanted to write a little bit about our choice of name, because it's a decision we had to make at the last minute with no concrete basis. The two main names we considered were, along with two others that we didn't seriously consider at the end, "what if she's actually a boy" names. While both were strong contenders, the name we chose was the one that meant the most to us together.

Howell Davis, the baby's namesake, is one of elanya's favourite pirates, and she's somewhat of an authority on the matter. Hazel loves Wales, and I have several connections to the country.
It's also where we met, and we lived there together for two years. Davis is my 'bachelor name' (I took Hazel's name when we got married) and I jumped at the chance to put it into my child's name in a coherent way.

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From:purplefog
Date:March 28th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Best naming background ever.
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From:stu_the_elder
Date:March 29th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
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Lovely!

Our version of things was something like this:

Tru: "Hey Stu, I've made up a massive list of boy and girl names to narrow down. How's your list going?"
Stu: "My.. list?"
Tru: "You haven't got a list, have you? Well, okay, make a list and we'll narrow it down."
Stu: "Okay, I've made my list. Let's look at each other's lists.. okay.. and.. no. That's a Mercian queen's name and our daughter, if so she be, will either get beaten up or beat everyone else up."
Tru: "Awww! Oh, fine, let's look at yours and.. er, well, actually Frederic's quite reasonable, that's your dad's first name and my dad's middle name.. er.."

It went on in that fashion until we chose a name that wasn't on either list: Evelyn. We just liked it. Oh, and her middle name, Tamar, is for Tru's best friend Tami.
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