November 26th, 2008
In honor of Thanksgiving, let us remember our Puritan forebears with a nod to their fondness for virtue names. They believed that one’s name could help shape who they become as a human being, and were certainly creative in some of their best efforts to form the perfect appellation for their young one.
Some virtue names are still in widespread use today, particularly in the middle spot– Faith, Hope, and Joy are all perennial favorites. Yet the spectrum offers many intriguing choices that sound very modern. A few could be used on males– Noble, Justice, Prosper, Ardour, Worth? Perhaps Submit and Chastity may be best left to rest in peace.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And many thanks to T.S., who helped inspire this post. ;-)