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Max The Magnificent
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Re: A few quick suggestions
Max The Magnificent   2/17/2017 2:30:20 PM
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@Guzbikes: My wife and I (who is also an engineer) had a daughter 3 weeks ago. We named her Ada!...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I love Steampunk -- I will look out those graphic novels -- thansk for sharing

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Max The Magnificent   2/17/2017 2:28:42 PM
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@tb100: ...I heard a mother yell out "Galileo!  Galileo!  Come on, it's time to go home!"...

As soon as she shouted "Galileo!  Galileo!" I would have found it hard to restrain myself from responding: "Galileo Figaro"

Perhaps followed by: "Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Thunderbolt and lightning, Very, very frightening me."

At which point I would expect the whole park to join in (by which, of course, I men the people in the park)

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Re: Women's names
tduepner   2/17/2017 2:05:00 PM
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Add Rosalind Franklin to the list for women.  It has the advantage that nicknames will be easy: Rose or Linda and the initials would be RT!  Realtime!  Children are nothing if not real time!

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A few quick suggestions
Guzbikes   2/17/2017 1:37:18 PM
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My wife and I (who is also an engineer) had a daughter 3 weeks ago. We named her Ada!

And there is an Isambard connection there too. There's a great steampunk web comic and graphic novel: Lovelace & Babbage. Isambard Kingdom Brunel shows up in part 3 of this one: http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/lovelace-and-babbage-vs-the-economy/ and in a few of the others in the book.

I also saw a mention of the initials JET in the comments above. I have a friend (who was a pilot) that actually named his son Jet.

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tb100   2/17/2017 1:25:10 PM
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I was once near this kids play area and I heard a mother yell out "Galileo!  Galileo!  Come on, it's time to go home!"

I thought that was very cool but also very funny, which I guess is the trade off for many of these suggestions.

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Re: Engineer Names
Max The Magnificent   2/17/2017 12:40:49 PM
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@UltrasonicBill: Ceres Taylor, pronounced with a soft C, of course...

If we are opting for no middle name, then Eustace Taylor would lend itself to an "E-T" nickname...

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UltrasonicBill   2/17/2017 12:23:50 PM
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Ceres Taylor, pronounced with a soft C, of course. Especially effective in last name first listings.

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3-Letter Nicknames
Max The Magnificent   2/17/2017 11:54:26 AM
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With regard to Elizabeth Simon's suggestion of "Beulah Louise Taylor," which woudl lend itself to the nickname "B-L-T" -- yesterday evening I did a search of 3-letter words ending in 'T' and came up with the following list:

Act, Aft, Ait, Alt, Ant, Apt, Art, Att, Bat, Bet, Bit, Bot,But, Cat, Cot, Cut, Dit, Dot, Eat, Eft, Fat, Fet, Fit, Gat, Get, Git, Got, Gut, Hat, Het, Hit, Hot, Hut, Jet, Jot, Jut, Kat, Kit, Lat, Let, Lit, Lot, Mat, Met, Mot, Mut, Net, Nit, Not, Nut, Oat, Oft, Oot, Opt, Ort, Out, Pat, Pet, Pht, Pit, Pot, Pst, Put, Qat, Rat, Ret, Rot, Rut, Sat, Set, Sit, Sot, Tat, Tet, Tit, Tot, Tut, Vat, Vet, Wat, Wet, Wit, Wot, Yet, Zit

So a name like "Jebediah Eujene Talyor" would lend itself to a nickname of "Jet," which has a zippy sound to it, but we should probably stay away from unfortunate offerings like "Zebediah Isambard Talyor"

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Max The Magnificent   2/17/2017 11:41:25 AM
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@Elizabeth: ...I think "Beulah Louise Taylor" also has a certain something about it...

Not the least that "B-L-T" would make a great nickname

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elizabethsimon   2/17/2017 11:11:01 AM
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@ Max Now I do like "Irmgard Taylor" ... that has a certain something about it.

Now why did I think that you would choose that one...

I think "Beulah Louise Taylor" also has a certain something about it.

Of course, saddling a kid with one of these names might just turn them off to engineering completely.

 

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