paleographer3 wrote:ha ha. Nike is my guilty pleasure shoe name.
A name that's really been growing on me is Beryl. I'm not sure it's usable yet, and I guess I feel when I think of liking it, that most people would not, so that makes it a guilty pleasure. I like a lot of place names that aren't ever really used as first names: Damascus, Seattle, Russia, that really, I figure are total gps because I couldn't ever really imagine using them. I like a lot of old names that just would not work nowadays. Hildegarde for instance. One of my boy gps is Horatio, but also Horace. Some names too associated w/ certain things, like Godiva. Some boy names on girls: Sinclaire, Reide.
I went to college with a Horace. I was an RA, and when I got my resident list, I saw the name and thought "Yuck!! Wonder what he likes to be called?" Answer: Horace. Craziness!! But, as I got to know him, the name grew on me, and I realized that if anyone could make Horace work, it was him. He was just cool. Not over the top, trying too hard cool... just low profile "Im cool because Im not too cool." KWIM? lol