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(18 Posts)
AppleHEAD Wed 04-Nov-09 23:11:05

I met a really sweet girl on the bus today with this teeny baby it it's pram. I got chatting to her and asked the little girls baby's name....Amarus.
She told me she had made it up herself as she wanted something unusual.
Why did no one tell her? She clearly had no idea of it's meaning.

katnkittens Wed 04-Nov-09 23:12:49


DuelingFanjo Wed 04-Nov-09 23:13:10

What is the meaning?

Heated Wed 04-Nov-09 23:13:57

Oh dear, a lifetime of awful puns.

AppleHEAD Wed 04-Nov-09 23:14:57

Well to be blunt.....horny. Thats what it means....

DuelingFanjo Wed 04-Nov-09 23:16:15

isn't that amorous?

lavenderkate Wed 04-Nov-09 23:17:21


Thats what I thought.

Not a good name for a young lady really> hmm

Heated Wed 04-Nov-09 23:17:36

Amorous: feeling up for it.

Proper dictionary definition

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 04-Nov-09 23:59:57


like the new emoticon!

MrsWoolf Thu 05-Nov-09 08:52:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bellissima Thu 05-Nov-09 08:53:48

Couldn't a kinder interpretation (for a little girl) be 'full of love' or am I being naive here. Or if it's pronounced 'am-ah-rus' not quite the same (okay very near I'll shuddup).

hulabula Thu 05-Nov-09 10:16:44

Amorous - derived from the Latin 'amor' = love, so I think its a very sweet meaning, a bit like like Amabel (which also meams lovable). Yes, perhaps the -ous sounds a little masculine though. But I don't think it is bad.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 05-Nov-09 10:24:06

It does sound quite pretty, until you think of the possible consequences ... "Hi I'm Amarus" (sic) could get strange reactions. Like my American aquaintance who had to be gently told not to warmly approach English women with the greeting "Hi, I'm Randy"

bellissima Thu 05-Nov-09 13:07:24

Grimma has made an excellent point - there are names already out there which can sound just as bad!

DuelingFanjo Thu 05-Nov-09 14:55:20

It's Amaras though, not amorous.

readysetgo Thu 05-Nov-09 15:58:49

Amarus sounds like a name in Harry Potter!

AppleHEAD Thu 05-Nov-09 23:19:17

She pronounced it Amorous............oh well maybe no one will notice

JesusChristOtterStar Thu 05-Nov-09 23:21:28

i know an Amaroo but he is a boy

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