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#1 Restraint

Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:09 PM

For a boy.  

What are your thoughts?

#2 X-mum

Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:28 PM

I don't really like it for a boy, but I do like Magella for a girl.

#3 Angela9

Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:31 PM

Does it have a meaning that is special to you? On it's own, not a fan, but if it meant something special, then sure, why not.

#4 X-mum

Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:34 PM

Oh, and what about NN's - Madge, Gel, Gellie....hmmm..

#5 ~Fuzjuz~

Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:43 PM

NMS & more a girls name to me. JMO. original.gif

#6 Blondiebear1

Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:00 PM

Its awful for either gender sorry.

#7 Clorox_Girl

Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:02 PM

Ooh that's a big name. Very big name, and I can't say I'm such a fan.

#8 kimzboyz

Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:04 PM

Sounds a bit too much like a comic book superhero/fantasy character name. And the nickname most likely 'Madge' has old lady overtones.

I'd say that I am not keen.

Have you considered Magnus? Now that has a slightly offbeat ring to it, but is still a traditional name - and I think Gus would be the more likely nickname for a boy. It also means "great" in Latin according to my baby name book.

#9 BrindleGirl

Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

sorry not a fan  blush.gif

I honestly thought it was a girls name until I read it was for a boy.

Sorry not my style but if *you* love it then go with it  original.gif

#10 FunkyChooken

Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:40 PM

Don't like it at all, sorry.

#11 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:43 PM

I'm sorry but I think it sounds dreadful.

#12 trina-p

Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE
I don't really like it for a boy, but I do like Magella for a girl.
Oh, and what about NN's - Madge, Gel, Gellie....hmmm..


I had a friend called Majella - her nn was Jel.

Magellan makes me think of maps

#13 MJM07

Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:40 PM

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I'm sorry but I think it sounds dreadful.

I agree totally.

I don't think I could imagine a worse name for a tiny little newborn baby, let alone anyone.

#14 vanessa71

Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:34 PM

Magellan was an explorer wasn't he? And I think it was his surname, so it's NMS.

Edited by vanessa71, 21 August 2007 - 05:35 PM.


#15 writestuff

Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:25 PM

NMS because I think it's a bit of big statement type name in the vein of Caesar. Also, I'm not a fan of the surname as first name trend.

I second the suggestion of Magnus. I LOVE that name.




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