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#1 Addison

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:42 PM

new-ish combo on my mind--

Ezra Amsterdam

Is Amsterdam too out there, even for a middle name?

The city does have special connections for me, but others might not see that.



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Posted 31 December 2015 - 09:29 AM

I'm all about names having meaning to me: if that is the case with Amsterdam, then go for it!
I actually think it's pretty cool, and honestly, if I heard it as a mn on a baby, I would think it probably had a special meaning to the mom. :)
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Posted 31 December 2015 - 12:02 PM

When I think of Amsterdam, I think of a party city with free use of marijuana and brothel lined streets.  At least that is usually how it is portrayed in the US.  However, I think if the city has particular meaning to you, it would be something very nice you could pass down to your child when you explain their namesake. Personally, it has such a strong association with the city, I think maybe finding a more subtle allusion to the city would be best.

 

Amsterdam comes from the word Amstelredamme which (according to wikipedia) comes from the fact that the city was originally the location of a dam on the river Amstel.  Using Amstel, the name of the river, could be a cool way to acknowledge Amsterdam.

 

Also according to wikipedia there are two nicknames that are used for the city, one is from a yiddish word for a safe haven, Mokum. The other appears to be a slang term, Damsko

 

You could also look for names with a similar meaning associated with a 'dam' : Ware, Warwick, Wotford, Worley

 

Or even use the name Dutch for the language of the region. 

 

Amsterdam has a lot of different buros and points of interest, I'm sure you can come up with even more name ideas from the places you visited there.


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:28 PM

When I think of Amsterdam, I think of a party city with free use of marijuana and brothel lined streets. 

 

This was my biggest concern, probably! It might just need to stay GP.

 

I really love all of your ideas! I hadn't really thought of Dutch as a name, but it was actually my grandpa's nickname in the military! That might be a really cool double honor. I also like the idea of buros, etc as names. And I've always had a soft spot for Holland as a name.



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 10:36 PM

I think the double honor of Dutch is beyond awesome!!! And, Dutch makes a cool mn.
Also, Holland is great as you mentioned. In fact, a thread you created a while back inspired me to like it myself. ;)
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Posted 04 January 2016 - 05:39 PM

I ditto everything Katie said. Dutch could make a super cool middle name, as could many of the other suggestions. My only other addition is if maybe there was somewhere specifically within Amsterdam that has special memories that you could use instead. Like a street name, a place, idk. :)






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