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Subject: Depends (m)
Author: ACL   (guest)
Date: October 3, 2012 at 4:20:51 AM
Reply to: Hyphenated names by Ana
I like hyphenated names where it feels like the hyphen goes there. Like Jean-Baptiste or Jean-Marie. Actually I'm fine with a lot of French names hyphenated because it seems more of their culture to use it? It doesn't look off with their names, it looks off with typical American or English names though. I don't know. Usually I prefer two separate names if they are typically two separate names like John David, Mary Alice, Anna Sophia, etc.

I pronounce Marianne and Mary Anne slightly differently. I put a short pause in between the names when there's a space, rather than just the fluid solid name. If you were going to say call your daughter "Lilianne" I would far prefer that spelling than Lily Anne or LilyAnne/Lilyanne or Lily-Anne. Just like I would prefer Rosabella rather than Rosa-Bella or Rosa Bella (though I kind of like this, but I say it differently). Italians are kind of known for smushing names together, like I had a teacher Mariaisabella nn Isa which I lovedddd. But that's another story.

I met a young Ava-Louise this summer. Can't think of anyone else I actually know personally, though I know a couple people with just double first names.

If I had to pick one, I think it'd be Jean-Baptiste just so it wouldn't annoy me forever, haha.

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