[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)
kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue Sep 19 15:03:23 EDT 2006
On Tue, 19 Sep 2006, Elizabeth Parks wrote:
> I would like to just vote against Diana Ding, if I may. Not that Diana
> isn't a lovely name! And Ding is pretty excellent! I'm just not sure about
> the combination.
Oh, good point.
> Juliette, what about: Vierran, Wynne, or Marianne? Pinhoe Ding. . though I
> rather like Chrestomanci as a first name.
The nice thing about Chrestomanci is that it's got a lot of syllables,
which balances the one-syllable "Ding" nicely. This is not a serious
suggestion, though. :^)
> (I would also advise that you give your child a first name you mean to use:
> my first name is Margaret (after my grandmother), but my mother can't stand
> it, and so I spent the first twenty-odd years of my life (ie all but the
> past year and a half) trying to convince people that I really do prefer
> Elizabeth, or Lizzie.
That sounds quite annoying. And I concur.
> trying to convince them that Lizzie is still an okay name now that I'm
> twenty-something is another challenge.
Have you tried referring them to Jane Austen? I always thought Lizzy
(Lizzie? Can't remember) fit Elizabeth Bennet quite well, and no one ever
suggested that it was too young a name.
If you can't say anything good about someone, sit
right here by me.
--Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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