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Subject: Re: Thoughts on various names
Author: humblebee   (Authenticated as humblebee)
Date: April 24, 2012 at 10:35:45 AM
Reply to: Thoughts on various names by anxiolytics
Callista - I prefer Calista, but it's a beautiful name, no matter which spelling is used. I do think of Calista Flockhart, but I don't think it's a "one person" name that's off limits to others. I try not to think of that scary icepick Callista Gingrich. Ever.

Catriona/Katrina - If you're in the US, I think Catriona is a needless complication. Katrina is attractive, and I don't think there's any reason not to use it unless you live in an area that was impacted by the hurricane.

Elektra - Eh, this feels like the least usable name here, but I don't totally dislike it. I prefer Elettra.

Tressa - It sounds like a shampoo. The "tress" part is too obvious for me, I guess.

Saskia - My only association is Rembrandt. I like it, and I think it falls into that good zone of names that seem exotic but are still very accessible.

Georgia - Gorgeous. Such a warm, rich name.

India - Oh, India. I love it, but it also makes me uncomfortable. I can understand why it's so often trashed as a Rich White Name, a relic held over from the bad, old, imperialistic ages, but I also see it as a lovely and evocative place name with a decent history of use. I'm conflicted, so it's a GP for me. I'd be happy to meet an India, though.

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