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#1 Mumma Mash

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

d'artagnan or dartanian - what do you think?

#2 vanessa71

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

d'Artagnan

I love it! It's one of my guilty pleasure names, I would never use it, but I love the sound of it. Haven't met one yet.




#3 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

QUOTE (Mumma Mash @ 10/01/2013, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
d'artagnan or dartanian - what do you think?

as a first name?

I thought D'Artagnan was a last name (as in the Three Musketeers) ....

#4 Mumma Mash

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Yes as first name. And yes from the musketeers movie ❤

#5 ImpatientAnna

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Nms I am afraid

#6 RichardParker

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Only if you've read the book.

#7 José

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Doesn't matter how you spell it I think it's terrible. DH loves it as a name but I've never had anyone react positively to it.

#8 kerrie23

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Wasn't D'artagnan  the surname?

Edited by kerrie23, 10 January 2013 - 11:27 AM.


#9 countrymel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (*Greenbag* @ 10/01/2013, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only if you've read the book.


Yes.

Then that way you would know a) how it is spelled and b) that it is a surname.

After that... carry on as you wish!

#10 BadCat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Definitely spell it D'Artagnan if you are going to use it.

#11 Mumma Mash

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Aren't most names these days last names? Ie Madison, Langdon etc...?

I love the name but would never be allowed to use it as DH doesn't fancy it.

#12 kerrie23

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

My mother used to get a giggle about the fact that people began calling their daughters Tennille, when The Captain and Tenille were popular, because Tennille was her surname.  Her name was Toni.

#13 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I like quite a lot of elaborate names but this one is too OTT. For me it's in the same vein as calling a child O'Sullivan or McDonald or something similar, none of which appeal to me.

#14 rainycat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Ummmm, no.
Trying way too hard.

#15 Bluenomi

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (rainycat @ 10/01/2013, 12:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ummmm, no.
Trying way too hard.


This,

It is a surname and while some surnames have crossed over to first names this is not one of them.

#16 protart roflcoptor

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

No, let the kid call himself that when he is carrying out imaginative play. Don't saddle him with it as a first name.

Do you even know the story or his full name?



#17 Gudrun

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

A swashbuckler and an appealing one at that.  Unless the name is in your ancestry somewhere though I would think it was tipping into try-hard as a first name. I would love the flourish for a MN and you could derive the kid's NN from it.


ETA That second spelling is a no-no IMO.

Edited by Gudrun, 10 January 2013 - 01:22 PM.


#18 Magenta_

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Hi there,

Not a fan of it as a first name sorry.  Maybe as a middle name if it has special meaning for you?

If you are looking for a theatrical/literary name perhaps Dante, Balthazar, Benedict, Montgomery, Raphael, Benedict, Dashiell, Rafferty, Darcy, Tristan...

Good luck!
Magenta

#19 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (kerrie23 @ 10/01/2013, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My mother used to get a giggle about the fact that people began calling their daughters Tennille, when The Captain and Tenille were popular, because Tennille was her surname.

The captain and Tennille.....now there's a blast from the past!

#20 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (Mumma Mash @ 10/01/2013, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes as first name. And yes from the musketeers movie ❤

Oh.

But yes, love the movie.

QUOTE (rainycat @ 10/01/2013, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ummmm, no.
Trying way too hard.

This. NMS.

#21 countrymel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 10/01/2013, 02:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The captain and Tennille.....now there's a blast from the past!


Yeah!  Do that to me one more time d'Artagnan!


#22 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 10/01/2013, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah!  Do that to me one more time d'Artagnan!

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#23 Apageintime

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 10/01/2013, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know a D'Artagnan and he is teased mercilessly because of it.


Me too.

I know someone who changed his last name to this though, its a much better fit as a last name.

If you love the character so much why not use his first name which (I think) was John?

#24 belinda1976

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

How exactly do you pronounce it?  Never heard of it before.

#25 BobTony

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

It seems incredibly pretentious to me.




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