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#1 PotatoScallop

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

What do you think of Annabeth... I think it's sweet but I'm a little worried it might be a bit too Deep South American for a little Australian girl. Thoughts?

#2 PatG

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

It made me think of Anna Nicole...

I guess I think it sounds a bit sweet but will your 26 year old daughter who is trying to climb the ladder in her career want a sweet name?

#3 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

No. Just no....totally agree with PatG that it just does not age well.

#4 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Hmmm I don't really like it.

How about Bethany?

#5 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Hmmm I don't really like it.

How about Bethany?

#6 IamzFeralz

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Yes, I tend to agree it does make me think of a cute American girl with pigtails and dimples.

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I actually like it!

#8 Pompol

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

How about as a nickname, say for Anna Elizabeth or some variation of such?

#9 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

I prefer Elizabeth and Anna as separate names, but I definitely prefer Annabeth to Annabel. I personally wouldn't use it but I don't dislike it.

#10 Magnus

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

I don't really think it'll hamper her job prospects. It's a combination of two pretty standard names, it's not going to have the same impact as Maddysyn-Jhade would, for example. I know I've seen Janemarees and Sarahjanes in professional positions.

On the other hand, it's not really my style. I'd prefer Annabel, or maybe even a hyphenated first name. I really like just plain Anna, too.

#11 Beth E

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I like it!  

If your daughter doesn't like it as she gets older, she can always use Anna, or dare I say...Beth!

#12 baddmammajamma

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

I went to uni with actress Annabeth Gish (who got her start in "Mystic Pizza" with Julia Roberts). She's from Iowa, not the Deep South. wink.gif

I much prefer Anneliese, or Anna Elizabeth with a nn Annabeth if you are really keen to use that name.

#13 Imaginary friend

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

I dont think it will have any job implications whatsoever.

However it doesnt really appeal to me - I like Anna or Bethany but not Annabeth or Annaliese or Annabel.

#14 dorkalicious

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

It's ok but doesn't appeal to me

#15 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hmm... have you been reading Percy Jackson?

If not, she's one of the lead characters in a kids book series pitched at 11-13yr olds.  Not a bad thing, unless you're worried about a stack of kids going 'oh, like in Percy Jackson'

#16 Lickety Split

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I love it, I would use it if it wasn't so similar to my DDs name. I'd call her Beth for short  wub.gif

#17 QueenIanthe

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE (CaptainOblivious @ 31/01/2013, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm... have you been reading Percy Jackson?

That's where I know it from!

I don't mind it.

#18 Gudrun

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

I really like it.  It's in my 'archives'.  Like both its parts and the whole.  Touch of the flourish and
very feminine.

#19 littleboysmum

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I like it OP!

#20 la di dah

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I don't like it. I do like Annabel and Elizabeth and Lillian. Annmarie and Anamaria are fine they just feel very tied to a specific cultural identity to me.

Defying my general dislike of Beth, I do somewhat like Lilybeth/Lilibeth/Lilibet and have considered them, but all three are a bit "cute" iykwim and I think Lilibet is my favourite but sounds more British than American to me.

#21 Peppery

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

I don't mind it but prefer Annabel and Anneliese

#22 Lim Lam

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

I actually prefer Annabelle to Annabeth...


Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 31/01/2013, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to uni with actress Annabeth Gish (who got her start in "Mystic Pizza" with Julia Roberts). She's from Iowa, not the Deep South. wink.gif

That is very cool! I remember her as Agent Reyes in the X Files, and thought of her as soon as I saw this thread!

#24 QueenIanthe

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 31/01/2013, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I went to uni with actress Annabeth Gish (who got her start in "Mystic Pizza" with Julia Roberts). She's from Iowa, not the Deep South. wink.gif

I presume she is related to the famous Gish sisters?

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

it's ok,  nicer than Annabelle

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