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
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.
"I always wondered if her poor relation was named Proletariat". -Bear, on the name Gentry
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