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MAGGIE  added 11/13/2018, 11:05:26 AM by MaggieLvr4Lyfe
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Reply to MaggieH8er4Lyfe 3/5/18
I personally love the name Maggie, as you can see by my username. I also love the dedication you have put in to insulting Maggies everywhere, its refreshing. See you later, Maggie hater.
MaggieLvr4Lyfe  11/13/2018
 
ELVIS  added 11/13/2018, 10:18:38 AM by Aldred
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When I was in elementary school there was a boy in our neighborhood named Elvis, the only other Elvis I had ever heard of was Elvis Presley. Both were Baptists. I wondered if there was a connection. Prior to 1950 or so, nearly all people named Elvis were in fact Baptists, just as nearly all named Wesley were Methodists. The Southern Baptists I knew said their religion had no earthly founder.

Then I learned about Thomas Helwis (el-vees), the co-founder of the Baptist denomination (the other quit to become a Mennonite). As in most French words the initial 'h' would have been silent. In England, the 'v' sound was eventually softened to a 'w' and the 'h' dropped to yield 'Elwes'. In America, the initial 'h' was dropped and the spelling changed to fit the pronunciation. Thomas Helwis should be more famous than he is, because his ideas on freedom of conscience are enshrined in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Cromwell was a strong defender of the concept, and he supported the pacifism of the Quakers, even though he himself was a fierce warrior. He punished people for what they did, not what they believed, as Thomas Helvis taught.
Aldred  11/13/2018
 
FRIEDRICH  added 11/13/2018, 10:06:17 AM by Anonymous User
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Classic German name.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2018
 
OSCAR  added 11/13/2018, 9:19:14 AM by ElizabethEstelle
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Oscar is also used in Spain.
ElizabethEstelle  11/13/2018
 
LAYLA  added 11/13/2018, 6:59:23 AM by Felie
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Layla works both in Arabic and Hebrew and means 'night' a poetic reference in every Arabic poem. I've been involved in Semitic languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic) for years. This is my field of study and I'm always interested in these cultures. It could be a good middle name to use in real life.
Felie  11/13/2018
 
ANGEL  added 11/13/2018, 6:44:24 AM by stanley de champlain
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Angels aren't dead people! :/ They are heavenly beings!
stanley de champlain  11/13/2018
 
EMMA  added 11/13/2018, 6:09:02 AM by Anonymous User
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Personally, I think the name Emma is blah. It just reminds me of my dead hamster. She was so ugly, but I liked her to be honest. In my opinion people could be a little more creative. For instance, name your children Chloe!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2018
 
EMMA  added 11/13/2018, 5:36:18 AM by emmykarn27
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I love the name Emma and you are a big meanie head if you don't like it. I guarantee the name Emma is better than your basic name.
emmykarn27  11/13/2018
 
MAKEDA  added 11/13/2018, 5:20:16 AM by Felie
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Makeda is too similar to many Semitic names to be unique (Magda, Malak, Malka) or the Arabic word wor 'place' makān.

I much prefer Bilqis for the Queen of Sheba (Saba in Italian which is better than Sheba in my opinion).
Felie  11/13/2018
 
SASHA  added 11/13/2018, 5:14:42 AM by Anonymous User
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Oooooh, I LOVE the name Sasha! It just rolls off the tongue... To me it's one of the most pleasant sounding names I can think of. Reminds me of a girl with super long blonde hair and huge blue or grey eyes :)
― Anonymous User  11/13/2018
 
LYRA  added 11/13/2018, 4:19:51 AM by Felie
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Lyra would be misunderstood here in Italy.
In fact, it is pronounced LEE-ra. Lira was also the currency before Euro. It was used since 1861 until 2002. Both the money and the constellation have their origin from the Ancient Greek instrument yes, but it is a literary reference while the currency is a daily link still nowadays (people often say: 'Oh! It is too expensive! When we were using lira it would cost...'. Totally unusable here.
Felie  11/13/2018
 
VIRGINIA  added 11/13/2018, 4:04:17 AM by caseynames6229
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I don’t understand why you guys think this is such a ghastly name to the majority if only 24% voted this name bad. Usually if there were a few rants on this name it would have at least 60% votes for being bad. I don’t even care. This is a beautiful and elegant name. Just like the state below where I live. If you guys insulted this wonderful name you should leave your rate for me to see what’s happening. No matter if you like it or hate it. P.S. I live in Maryland! :)
caseynames6229  11/13/2018
 
DIGBY  added 11/12/2018, 8:10:32 PM by kayisforkeen
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Ugly.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
ILEANA  added 11/12/2018, 7:55:58 PM by kayisforkeen
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Cool.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
ARISTA  added 11/12/2018, 7:54:53 PM by kayisforkeen
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Interesting.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
RADCLIFF  added 11/12/2018, 7:52:28 PM by kayisforkeen
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Dislike it.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
ASHLEE  added 11/12/2018, 7:50:19 PM by kayisforkeen
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This spelling doesn't work.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
AZAZEL  added 11/12/2018, 7:48:48 PM by kayisforkeen
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Looks and sounds so evil.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
SAMARA  added 11/12/2018, 7:48:02 PM by kayisforkeen
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It's very pretty.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
ABADDON  added 11/12/2018, 7:47:08 PM by kayisforkeen
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Looks like abandon.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
CIRCE  added 11/12/2018, 7:46:40 PM by kayisforkeen
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Lovely.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
TOTTY  added 11/12/2018, 7:45:43 PM by kayisforkeen
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Lol. What an utterly ridiculous name.
kayisforkeen  11/12/2018
 
RENÉE  added 11/12/2018, 7:30:47 PM by Anonymous User
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A pretty and rather unusual name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
THAÏS  added 11/12/2018, 6:10:11 PM by Lucille
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A word θαΐς (thaïs) meaning "bandage" certainly existed in ancient Greek: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/resolveform?type=start&lookup=qai&lang=greek (in English). Interestingly, Pavlos' old website mentions that the name Thaïs is derived from θεὰ (thea) meaning "goddess": http://web.archive.org/web/20120324121243/http://www.etymologica.com/page11.htm (in English).

Also, you might want to consider removing saint Thaïs of Alexandria from the description of this entry, because she was a Copt whose original name was Ⲧⲁⲏⲥⲉ. It was hellenized to Ταησις (Taesis, which is Taisis in modern Greek) but due to the similarities with the authentic Greek name Θαΐς (Thaïs), the two names were often confused with each other and the saint eventually became known as Thaïs (at least in the English-speaking world). For more information, see the long comment that I left at the entry for Taisiya: https://www.behindthename.com/name/taisiya/comments.
Lucille  11/12/2018
 
TAISIYA  added 11/12/2018, 5:34:07 PM by Lucille
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This name is also used in Ukraine, where it is spelled as Таїсія (Taisiya). For the transcription of the ї, compare the Ukrainian names Гавриїл (Havryil) and Михаїл (Mykhail) in the main database.

- https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D1%97%D1%81%D1%96%D1%8F (in Ukrainian; this is about the name)
- http://kurufin.ru/html/Translate/Thais.html (in Russian; mentions the Ukrainian spelling)
- https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F#%D0%A0%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5 (in Russian; mentions that the name is widespread in Ukraine).
Lucille  11/12/2018
 
TAISIYA  added 11/12/2018, 5:12:03 PM by Lucille
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Taisiya comes from the Greek Θαισις (Thaisis), which - rather than a variant of Thaïs - is probably a corruption of Ταησις (Taesis), a hellenization of the Coptic name Ⲧⲁⲏⲥⲉ. That name is ultimately derived from ancient Egyptian Tȝ-Is.t or Ta-Ỉs.t meaning "belonging to Isis".

At least one Russian source states that Ⲧⲁⲏⲥⲉ was the original name of saint Thaïs of Alexandria, who is known as Taisiya in Russia and is the inspiration behind the use of the name there. Given the similarities between Taesis (which is Taisis in modern Greek) and the authentic Greek name Thaïs, it is understandable that the two names were often confused with each other, eventually resulting in Thaïs becoming the mainstream name for the saint (at least in the English-speaking world).

Also compare these hellenized Coptic names, which are listed on this page: https://www.trismegistos.org/nam/list_all.php?selection=T&p=51: Thais, Thaisais, Thaisaridion, Thaisas, Thaisithis and Thaisous.

Notable sources:

- https://www.trismegistos.org/nam/detail.php?record=1237 (in English; this is about the name Taesis)
- https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F (in Russian; this is about the name Taisiya and mentions the Coptic origin of the name)
- http://kurufin.ru/html/Rus_names/rus_t-u.html (in Russian; look for "Thais (Thaisis)" in one of the columns on the right)
- http://kurufin.ru/html/Translate/Thais.html (in Russian; this is about the name Taisiya)
- https://imya.com/name/14270 (in Russian; this is about the name Taisiya)
- https://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/t-u.html (in English; see the entry for Taisiia)
- https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%95%D0%B3%D0%B8%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%B4%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F (in Russian; this is about saint Thaïs of Alexandria)

As for the authentic Greek name Thaïs, it appears that this is usually written as Таис (Tais) in Russian. For example, see the Russian version of the Wikipedia article about the famous Greek hetaera that accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%B8%D1%81 (in Russian).

It is interesting, though, that Tais is the Russian form and not Taida, because Greek -ais usually becomes -aida in Russian. See the following examples:

- Athenais becomes Афинаида (Afinaida) in Russian: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%90%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B0_%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%8F_II
- Herais (also Irais) becomes Ираида (Iraida) in Russian: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%98%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B0_%D0%90%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F
- Ptolemais becomes Птолемаида (Ptolemaida) in Russian: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B0_%D0%9A%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F
- Zenais becomes Зинаида (Zinaida) in Russian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenaida (in English; lists the Russian form)

Finally, variant transcriptions of the name Taisiya include Taisia, Taisiia and Taisija.
Lucille  11/12/2018
 
ASPEN  added 11/12/2018, 5:06:17 PM by caseynames6229
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I don’t understand why only 22% of this name is bad if it sounds so silly! I think it’s cute, but hilarious at the same time. I wouldn’t name a child this myself, but it’s okay.
caseynames6229  11/12/2018
 
RUSSELL  added 11/12/2018, 4:58:50 PM by caseynames6229
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For everyone saying this can be a feminine name, it can. Sometimes you would have to give Russell (F) a girly middle name, for example your mom's first name, to help her insure that she’s not a boy! But I still think this is an interesting choice. I would go with Russell Elizabeth, Russell Marie, Russell Lynn, Russell Olivia, Russell Amelia, Russell Charlotte, Russell Julia, Russell Alexandra, Russell Tiana, Russell Alina, or something very elegant for a girl!
caseynames6229  11/12/2018
 
BEVERLY  added 11/12/2018, 4:55:17 PM by ?
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My name is Beverly (Denise). I'm 34 years old and have always felt like I had an "old-fashioned" name. Also, it seems every other Beverly I've ever met has always been an African American woman. I have never met another caucasian Beverly. I guess I should love the rarity of it. I just don't feel like it suits me... or that I look like a Beverly… or a beaver Meadow for that matter.
?  11/12/2018
 
JULIA  added 11/12/2018, 3:24:40 PM by Anonymous User
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My name is Julia, and I just love the way it sounds! I can also speak in Russian and it sounds very much like my Russian name! Also, I love the song that John Lennon wrote for his mother Julia, after she passed away.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
TAMSIN  added 11/12/2018, 2:59:39 PM by Felie
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Unfortunately my only link with this name and its forms is The Butcher in 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' (Thomasin/Tomasyn White). Not usable in my case.

I much prefer Tansy with a similar sound.
Felie  11/12/2018
 
ASHER  added 11/12/2018, 2:40:14 PM by Just Jonquil
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Sir Asher Joel (1912-98) was a well-known and respected Australian politician.

Asher Hart (c1809-71) was an iconic leader of the Jewish community in the Australian city of Melbourne (founded in 1835).
Just Jonquil  11/12/2018
 
ESTHER  added 11/12/2018, 2:27:36 PM by Anonymous User
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Perhaps the ultimate dowdy old lady name. Almost as dull as Karen or Kay as well. Ugh.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
ADELAIDE  added 11/12/2018, 2:24:18 PM by Anonymous User
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This name is soooo old-lady sounding. It would sound really odd for anyone under the age of 85.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
MARIAH  added 11/12/2018, 2:21:13 PM by Anonymous User
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Mariah sounds harsh and unpleasant to me. It doesn't help that it rhymes with "pariah." The name is also going to be forever associated with nutjob diva Mariah Carey, so it's a no go in my book.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
FRITZ  added 11/12/2018, 2:04:08 PM by Anonymous User
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A nice and very masculine name. Unfortunately it would seem weird here in the USA, and it's a bit too ethnic-sounding for most people. Plus all the dummies out there would probably spell and pronounce it wrong.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
FELIX  added 11/12/2018, 2:01:26 PM by Anonymous User
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I think this name sounds good, and comes across as cool. Unfortunately, it has been ruined by a stupid cat, and an even worse Youtuber. That's really too bad because the name Felix deserved better than that.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
FOX  added 11/12/2018, 2:00:31 PM by ?
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I named my son Fox and he IS a redhead. Well, more strawberry blonde but red nonetheless.
I love his name and get way more compliments than strange looks.
We also paired his name up with a very classic and traditional name to balance out the uniqueness of Fox (Philip).
One thing to note that we didn't consider before naming him is that it is difficult for toddlers to pronounce Fox. They all seem to omit the "s" sound in his name so it sounds like a bad word! He's only 2 though so I imagine that it will pass soon. :)
?  11/12/2018
 
DAVID  added 11/12/2018, 1:58:50 PM by Anonymous User
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Ugh, so boring. There are like a million less dull, common names out there that would be a better choice.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
LINDSEY  added 11/12/2018, 1:56:32 PM by Anonymous User
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Lindsey is a (sort of) okay name for a girl, but for a boy it's simply AWFUL. Not masculine at all.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
LESLIE  added 11/12/2018, 1:50:02 PM by Anonymous User
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An unappealing name for a girl, and a ridiculous girly-man name for a boy. Just skip this one. Your child will thank you for it.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
AIDAN  added 11/12/2018, 1:45:29 PM by Anonymous User
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Boring and overused. It also looks and sounds ugly. Almost a cliche now that it has become the "nom du jour" of people who think they're being "different." Other spellings of the name don't make it any better either.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
NORMAN  added 11/12/2018, 1:40:30 PM by Anonymous User
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A boring and nerdy name. Thankfully it is not popular at all.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
EDWIN  added 11/12/2018, 1:38:50 PM by Anonymous User
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I don't know why, but it sounds so much uglier than Edward. If it's a choice between those two names, definitely choose Edward.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
FREDERICK  added 11/12/2018, 1:36:42 PM by 1flemmard
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Classic, but not very appealing. As for its nicknames, Fred sounds ugly, and Freddy sounds silly and childish.
1flemmard  11/12/2018
 
CHAD  added 11/12/2018, 1:33:38 PM by Anonymous User
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Chad is a nice, masculine-sounding name. I'm not sure why there's so much hate for it.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
WESLEY  added 11/12/2018, 1:30:39 PM by Anonymous User
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It has a feminine sound to it, even though Wesley is a male name. I'm not a fan of this name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
GILBERT  added 11/12/2018, 1:24:32 PM by Anonymous User
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Gilbert sounds kind of nerdy to me. It also brings to mind the annoying weirdo Gilbert Gottfried, so that's another downside to the name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
MURIEL  added 11/12/2018, 1:21:43 PM by Anonymous User
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A very rare and pretty name. I'm glad that is so uncommon and special.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
 
MAUREEN  added 11/12/2018, 1:19:09 PM by Anonymous User
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A cool and unusual name. I also think Mo is a good nickname to use for it.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018