Noble?

(24 Posts)
SimplySara Fri 07-Mar-14 22:19:19

Saw this name today in the library and do quite like it. Made me think of what other virtue names are out there quietly simmering away.

So mumsnet chatters, can you help me crowdsource a list of virtue names, both girls and boys? Both common and uncommon welcomed.

Just to get us started:

Girls:
Hope
Grace
Constance
Prudence
Patience
Blythe
Joy

Boys (these are harder!)
Victor
Earnest
Valor
Merit

No, no and no to Noble.

Ernest with this spelling is nice, but Ernie not nice as nn.

Valor and Merit - you ARE joking, yep? They are ridiculous.

All of the girls' names bar Blythe and Patience are lovely.

Dovahkiin Fri 07-Mar-14 22:24:58

A few Puritan suggestions....

Abstinence
Accepted
Aid-on-high
Amity
Approved
Arise
Ashes
Assurance
Be-courteous
Be-faithful
Belevolence
Belief
Beloved
Be-strong
Be-thankful
Called
Charity
Clemency
Comfort
Concord
Confidence
Consider
Constance
Constancy
Constant
Continent
Deliverance
Delivery
Depend
Desire
Diffidence
Diligence
Discipline
Discretion
Donation
Dust
Earth
Elected
Endure
Experience
Faint-not
Faith
Faithful
Faith-my-joy
Fare-well
Fear
Fear-not
Fear-the-Lord
Felicity
Fidel
Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith
Flie-Fornication
Fly-debate
Fly-fornication
Forsaken
Fortune
Freegift
From-above
Given
Give-thanks
Godly
God-reward
Grace
Gracious
Handmaid
Has Descendents
Hate-evil
Hatill (Hate-ill)
Helpless
Help-on-High
Honesty
Honour
Hope
Hope-for
Hopeful
Hope-still
Humanity
Humble
Humiliation
Humility
If-Christ-had- not-died-for- thee-thou-hadst- been-damned
Increase
Increased
Jesus-Christ-came- into-the-world- to-save
Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes
Joy
Joy-again
Joye-in-sorrow
Just
Justice
Kill-sin
Lament
Lamentation
Learn-Wisdom
Lively
Live-well
Love
Love-well
Magnify
Make-peace
Meek
Merciful
Mercy
More-fruit
More-trial
Moses
Much-mercy
Nehemiah
No-merit
Obedience
Original
Pardon
Patience
Peaceable
Perseverance
Piety
Praise-God
Preserved
Providence
Prudence
Purific
Purify
Recompense
Redeemed
Reformation
Refrayne
Rejoice
Rejoyce
Remember
Renewed
Repent
Repentance
Replenish
Resolve
Resolved
Restore
Return
Safe-deliverance
Safe-on-high
Salvation
Search-the-scriptures
Seek-wisdom
Silence
Sincere
Sin-deny
Small-hope
Sorry-for-sin
Stand-fast-on-high
Steadfast
Submit
Supply
Temperance
Thankful
Thanks
The-Lord-is-near
The-peace-of-God
Thurgood
Tribulation
Troth
Truth
Unfeigned
Unity
Verity
Victory
Virtue
Wealthy
Weep-not
What-God-will
Wrestling
Zeal-for-the-Lord
Zeal-of-the-Land

plentyofsoap Fri 07-Mar-14 22:27:48

It is highly likely to get shortened to Nob at school. Otherwise I quite like it.

scarletforya Fri 07-Mar-14 22:30:50

It's a surname.

NationMcKinley Fri 07-Mar-14 22:34:55

Imagine the school register with some of those!

"Flie-Fornication Jones?"
"Stand-Fast-On-High Maguire?"

Brilliant! Mind you, they wouldn't be MN approved names on account of the (multiple) hyphens grin

seasaltbaby Fri 07-Mar-14 22:38:54

I quite like it but not sure if be brave enough! Our DD1 has a virtue middle name & would like DC2 to have one too but undecided what it would be. Boys are much harder I agree. The only other I can think of not on that list is Endeavour.

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Fri 07-Mar-14 22:53:57

Boys: Ardor, Constantine, Gratian (grace), Honour, Justice, Loyal, Merit, Noble, Pax, Sage, Sonder, Stellan (calm), Trust, Valour, Zeal

Girls: Adalet (Justice), Clarity, Cherish, Concordia, Esperanza, Honora, Justice, Justica, Liberty, Mercia, Merit(a), Moxie, Peace (Pax, Salome), Sage, Sonder, Valora, Valour, Vera, Verity, Verena, Zeal.

Noble Gases

Would Magnus count? Justin or Justinian? Luke (light)
For girls
Alethia (truth)
Charis (grace)
Lucy (light again)

KatherinaMinola Fri 07-Mar-14 23:00:24

I'm imagining a reception-aged child called Continent.

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 23:16:33

When I think 'noble' I think high born rather than high morals. So I personally wouldn't consider it a virtue name.

Wouldn't begin to consider it as a person's name.

I think virtue names can be a lot to live up to.

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 23:23:48

LOVE the names on Dovahkiin's list!

Makes me want to put a cloak on and join Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder General on one of his outings drowning magicky herbalists in the lake.

Dovahkiin Fri 07-Mar-14 23:26:56

Small Hope sounds quite sweet really...

RalphRecklessCardew Sat 08-Mar-14 14:03:13

Right. Must start TTC DC2 and call it More-Fruit. DC3 can be More-Pork.

I'm agin virtue names generally. Grace is a beautiful name and perfect for Grace Kelly or Grace Jones, but dear me I'm glad my uncoordinated self wasn't landed with it.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 08-Mar-14 15:07:46

If-Christ-had- not-died-for- thee-thou-hadst- been-damned

I'm not sure this would fit in most forms.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 08-Mar-14 15:07:56

*on

RiverTam Sat 08-Mar-14 15:10:39

give your child a virtue name and you can guarantee that that will be the virtue they will fail to have in spades.

sandberry Sat 08-Mar-14 20:07:45

Noble reminds me of a blogger who had children called Timely Rain, Noble Song and Sagacious Star

I guess Sage would count as a virtue name. I always wanted a daughter named Rejoice, such a happy name but I don't think I could really do it.

Anjou Sat 08-Mar-14 20:35:29

I don't like the sound of Noble (it reminds me of the word 'globule' which makes my skin itch). Obviously that's a problem for no one but me. I agree that he'll probably be known as Nob though, so it might be best to avoid that. smile

In other news, DS2's first & middle names are on this thread and I've never considered either of them to be virtue names. I quite like the thought of it though. grin

I knew a man called Innocent. And I've known several people, male and female, called Blessing.

BirthdayMuppet Mon 10-Mar-14 07:10:41

I don't think anyone has mentioned Inspector Morse's name yet - Endeavour. I quite like it, very strong and masculine and I can see it really working in certain circles.

RoadToTuapeka Mon 10-Mar-14 09:16:53

What if the person named Noble turned out to be a liar or a thief? It's like calling a child Grace but ending up with a two left feet clumsy person who has an ironic name. I would change my name by deed pole if I were named for a virtue or character trait like that.

Comfysoft Mon 10-Mar-14 14:21:12

No.

Nob connotations come to mind.

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