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Valentine?

I meant to post this yesterday. What do you think of the name Valentine? My DH suggested it for a MN for a boy. He likes it because of the connection to the character in Stranger in a Strange Land. It is also the name of the little girl in Ender's Game. (Both popular sci-fi books). I vetoed it for this LO, as it would just be weird paired w/ FN Roman. But I don't think it's too out there, especially in the MN spot. A possible name for our next DS if we have one is Sebastian Valentine.

Anyway, what say ye of Valentine, BNB?

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  • To the best of my knowledge, St. Valentine was executed by the Romans...so, there's that.
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  • I have a girlfriend whose MN is Valentine. I always thought it was cool.

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    To the best of my knowledge, St. Valentine was executed by the Romans...so, there's that.

    Nothing like celebrating how much you love someone on a day a good man was beaten with clubs and beheaded... 

     

    I would avoid the name just because of the holiday association, but that's just me. 

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  • I love Valentina for a girl but I'm not a huge fan of Valentine. I guess it just seems girly even in the mn spot. 


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  • As middle name, it's okay. I really like Sebastian
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  • My SOs name is Valentine Augustus... he goes by Val (like Val Kilmer) but likes his full name a lot.... I think he was named after a soccer player??
  • I think anything goes in the MN spot.  And I like Sebastian a lot.  (That's two martyrs in one name!)
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  • I love Ender's Game! It's one of my favorite books.

    The only danger that I see with Sebastian Valentine is the connection of both names to The Mortal Instruments series, which is a popular YA books series that they are likely going to make into movies. ETA: Both characters are considered "bad guys", as well. 

    Other than that, I like Sebastian, but Valentine is just weird to me and screams fiction. I guess as a MN it's not that bad though.  


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  • Would never use it because of the holiday association.  I can imagine the kid getting teased into next century.

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    I love Ender's Game! It's one of my favorite books.

    The only danger that I see with Sebastian Valentine is the connection of both names to The Mortal Instruments series, which is a popular YA books series that they are likely going to make into movies. ETA: Both characters are considered "bad guys", as well. 

    Other than that, I like Sebastian, but Valentine is just weird to me and screams fiction. I guess as a MN it's not that bad though.  

    This was my first thought too.

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    I love Ender's Game! It's one of my favorite books.

    The only danger that I see with Sebastian Valentine is the connection of both names to The Mortal Instruments series, which is a popular YA books series that they are likely going to make into movies. ETA: Both characters are considered "bad guys", as well. 

    Other than that, I like Sebastian, but Valentine is just weird to me and screams fiction. I guess as a MN it's not that bad though.  

    This was my first thought too.

    Well, that's no good. Thanks for the heads up.

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  • I dont think I would use it, but I wouldnt really give it the side eye either.

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  • I'm Italian and know a few Valentino's

    I would not do Valentine for a boy.

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  • My nephew is Valentin, which I prefer to Valentine.
  • I love Valentine as a girls' name, like the sister in Ender's Game. If we ever have a girl #4 that will likely be here name (pronounced like the day, not the saint).
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  • Not much help, but named my cat Valentine though we call him Valentino or Tino. 

    As for a middle name, I think Valentine is just fine.  However, it always seems a bit effeminate to me.

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  • I like it. I think it sounds like a detective. Sebastian Valentine is on the case!
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    I love Ender's Game! It's one of my favorite books.

    The only danger that I see with Sebastian Valentine is the connection of both names to The Mortal Instruments series, which is a popular YA books series that they are likely going to make into movies. ETA: Both characters are considered "bad guys", as well. 

    Other than that, I like Sebastian, but Valentine is just weird to me and screams fiction. I guess as a MN it's not that bad though.  

     

    The first movie comes out in August, and that's the first place my mind went. My teen and her friends LOVE Mortal Instruments. 

       
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  • I was thinking about this the other night as I've been singing "My Funny Valentine" to my little guy the past few weeks at bedtime.  The original song is from the show Babes in Arms and sung to a guy named Valentine.

    I love the idea of the name, but I don't think I'd be brave enough to use it as a first name.  I think it'd be great for a middle though.

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