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Do you associate this name with anything?

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codenameduchess Mon 21-Oct-19 14:53:08

I'm assuming MN represents a decent cross section and me and DH have different views on a name, he thinks too many people will associate it but I think the reference is old and niche enough now that it isn't a problem for most people.

It's for DC2, sec unknown, if it's a girl I've suggested (and love) Inara


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TreesSandSea Mon 21-Oct-19 14:54:16

Nope. Means nothing to me.

Velveteenfruitbowl Mon 21-Oct-19 14:54:46

Well I know someone by that name but otherwise no.

Nonnymum Mon 21-Oct-19 14:55:22

I've never heard of it before so don't associate it with anything.

shumway Mon 21-Oct-19 14:55:52

No associations.

MrsMaiselsMuff Mon 21-Oct-19 14:56:11

I don't associate it with anything, but can't find a way of saying it without it sounding whiny.

7Worfs Mon 21-Oct-19 14:56:53

Without googling, I think it’s a goddess name, but can’t remember any details.

<off to google it>

AudacityOfHope Mon 21-Oct-19 15:02:31

It's the name of a charity I donate to.

Dinosauratemydaffodils Mon 21-Oct-19 15:04:43

I immediately started humming "I don't care cause i'm still free
you can't take the sky from me" so it was an immediate association but I think you might be right about it being fairly niche. Obviously if they remake it as they seem to be doing with everything else right now, it might become problematic though.

Assuming I have the same assocation of course.

GrumpyHoonMain Mon 21-Oct-19 15:12:33

Firefly right? I personally wouldn’t use it because it’s almost guaranteed that the show will be remade in the next 10 years

Shadow1234 Mon 21-Oct-19 15:28:14

I have not heard of it before, so no associations for me.

RosieRi Mon 21-Oct-19 15:29:14

I’ve never heard it before so no associations

TheSandman Mon 21-Oct-19 15:31:44

First thought? The companion (courtesan ) from the excellent SF show Firely.

AlmaMartyr Mon 21-Oct-19 15:32:56

Firefly. It is a lovely name though and I wouldn't think it was weird.

userabcname Mon 21-Oct-19 15:33:02

Never heard it before

Whoops75 Mon 21-Oct-19 15:37:24

No known association

Sounds made up

lifesnotaspectatorsport Mon 21-Oct-19 15:38:53

Yeah, I recognised it, took me a minute or so to remember Firefly. But she was an interesting character and I don't think it really matters if you love the name. Does it exist outside the show?

TheSandman Mon 21-Oct-19 15:48:08


she was an interesting character

Name one character from that show that wasn't! smile

RickOShay Mon 21-Oct-19 15:58:40

I like it.
I have never heard of it.

Clettercletterthatsbetter Mon 21-Oct-19 16:08:06

I thought Firefly, but I don’t think many people would.

codenameduchess Mon 21-Oct-19 16:24:49

Pretty split then! DH thinks everyone will make the firefly link and he doesn't want to name his daughter after a space prostitute. He also vetoed Morena!

I don't know how I'd feel about a remake- it's a travesty it only got 1 season but you can't replace that cast!

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FriedasCarLoad Mon 21-Oct-19 16:29:05

Never heard of it. Although I’m not sure I ever saw Firefly.

Scoobygang7 Mon 21-Oct-19 17:25:04

@Dinosauratemydaffodils hello fellow browncoat grin

Whoops75 Mon 21-Oct-19 18:44:50

What about Morah or Morag

Samosaurus Mon 21-Oct-19 18:46:41


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