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#1 The Future Mrs B

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

So I'm slowly warming to Claymore as an actual name. It isn't my normal "style" at all but it doesn't seem like its too different from some names out there and we could fall back on Clay as a nickname.
Martin likes it because Clay and variations thereof are family names and family names are important to him. His dad's side of the family is very Irish and they actually have a claymore on the mantle. And, per Martin, its just a B.A. name.
I'm not sold on using it as a first because it would take a special kind of kid to wear that name but if I put it in the middle I feel like I'm "hiding" the name and all the reasons Martin likes it.
What do you think?

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

I don't think Claymore is too out there.  I could see it working out okay in the first name spot, and like you said, he could always go by Clay.  



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

Thanks Katie!
I'm trying to think up some good combos for it both as a first and middle that "fit" with my others but my whole list is in shambles so nothing fits anyway.
Claymore James? Claymore Anthony? Damien Claymore?

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

I don't think Claymore is out there at all! Its just a little off from Clayton and thats entirely usable and even on the top half of the SSA list if I remember right. Clay is an adorable nickname.

 

Claymore Vincent

Claymore Noah

Claymore Xavier

Claymore Dempsey

Claymore Eon

Claymore Bennett

Claymore Parker

Claymore Jack

Claymore Avery

Claymore Tobias



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

Claymore Avery is adorable as is Claymore Vincent. Any other ideas? My brain has shut itself off.

Martin's brother said it should be Claymore Charles since his name is Clayton Charles and clearly he is awesome. Do I understand 14 year old boys? No. Do they entertain me? Yes.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

I like it! I wouldn't use it personally, but I like it :)



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:22 AM

Claymore, like, as in the M18A1 Claymore??? I know the mine was named after the sword, but it seems super violent, and most people are familiar with them. Why not just Clay? I like Clay a lot.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

As in the sword, although Martin is quite familiar with the explosive kind as well.
Clay is an option but there are 4 Clays, three Claytons (two of whom go by Clay) and a Barclay in the family so we were looking for other "Clay" names.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

Oh, ok.

Clayson maybe? I have a good friend with Clayson as his name.

I know someone with the surname Clayman. That could work.

I've always liked the English Clayborne.

I had a teacher with the surname Clayden. Rhymes with Aidan.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

I actually like Clayborne, it sounds different but not too out there. Clayden is cool but sounds like a continuation of the -ayden trend ala Brayden, Jayden, etc.




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