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Subject: Re: What is the biggest influence on your naming style?
Author: ceridwen's_magic_garden   (Authenticated as alicia_renee)
Date: March 27, 2013 at 9:00:07 AM
Reply to: What is the biggest influence on your naming style? by Dracotorix
Mostly books; sometimes shows/movies/animes. It started with my grandma's red-bound 1950s edition of the Webster's dictionary; in the very back, there was a guide to some names and their meanings. I remember being frustrated that I couldn't find my own name (Alicia) in there; I also distinctly remember telling some people at school/on the bus what their names meant-they didn't appreciate that. :p

From there, I remember being really influenced by some of the names/the name style of "The Mists of Avalon" (Morgaine was my #1 name for a while, LOL) and "The Lord of the Rings". It's just grown from there, with name popularity lists, etc. I sometimes still pick up names, but I'm mostly about combining them/finding meanings now.

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