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Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:28 PM
I don't really like it for a boy, but I do like Magella for a girl.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:20 PM
sorry not a fan
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
Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:19 PM
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
Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:40 PM
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.
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.
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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