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Henry James vs. Von William vs. Johan Von

Husband is convinved we will not have a boy. We’ll see...

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Henry James Snelling 79% (11 votes)
Von William Snelling 14% (2 votes)
Johan Von Snelling 7% (1 votes)

Comments

I like Von spelled this way, Vaughn
posted by guest :: 2007-06-19 23:22:43 | report
Vaughn would be pronounced v-OR-n, is this they way you want Von pronounced?

Personally, i prefer Vaughn to Von, and voted Henry James because the other two had Von in it.

What about Johan William? I quite like that.

Johan Von Snelling just doesn’t ring right.
posted by guest: leash :: 2007-06-19 23:27:58 | report
Henry James is nice. Is he your favorite author?
I would avoid those "Von" names. It’s kind of embarrassing to say why and I hope you aren’t offended, but Snelling is a slightly funny surname. And when "Von" comes before a last name, you’re expecting something sort of dignified sounding -- von says "Here it comes! The dignified last name!" And then it’s this last name that is not like that. It’s like Ludwig Von Higgins. KWIM? It’s a fine surname generally, but you don’t want to give it a big build-up because that calls attention to the slight silly tinge that it has.
posted by guest :: 2007-06-20 00:52:20 | report
Von William sounds like the composer Ralph (pronounced Rafe) Vaughan Williams. And like the one above says, Henry James is an author.
posted by guest :: 2007-06-20 02:02:28 | report
vaughn james.
posted by guest :: 2007-06-20 16:03:21 | report

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