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Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby girl

Postby absinthe52 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:19 pm

Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby surgent » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:12 pm

Anything but Shasta or Sierra. I like Whitney.
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby ozarkmac » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:51 pm

Mountain-related baby names:
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/names/0/mountain

I like Chermona ... "Sacred mountain."
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby JHH60 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:37 pm

There are some very beautiful mountains which have feminine sounding names. Annapurna is in fact a female given name in India, it means "Goddess of the Harvest" and can be shortened to the Western sounding "Anna". Ama Dablam and Nanda Devi are beautiful peaks and have a feminine sounding names (Willi Unsoeld, the climber/philosopher named his daughter Nanda Devi). Denali has been used as a woman's name.

Or you could call her "Nameless" after one of the most spectacular rock climbs in the world - Nameless Tower. :D

http://www.summitpost.org/trango-towers/154660
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby Jesus Malverde » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:15 am

FWIW...Mis dos centavos..
Negative on the Shasta, Whitney, Denali, Devi, etc. Too many dogs (and hippy chicks) named these already..why continue to cliche humanity?.. Alright.. Annapurna's ok..:)

Here's a few off the top of my head that touch on the strong, unconventional, warm-fuzzy ethnic, bizarre, mythological etc.

Howz about?:
Cloudripper
http://www.summitpost.org/cloudripper/151202
Shisha (panga)
http://www.summitpost.org/shisha-pangma/150807
Changabang (actually scratch that one..)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changabang
Charybdis
http://www.summitpost.org/charybdis/151458
Freya
http://peakery.com/freya-peak-canada/
Musembeah
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/musemb ... /106459835
Naomi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Peak
Tehipite
http://www.summitpost.org/tehipite-dome/569031
Misty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misty_Mountains
Kaweah (Queen)
http://www.summitpost.org/kaweah-queen/778175
Suribachi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Suribachi
Nanga (Parbat)/Rupal (face)
http://www.summitpost.org/nanga-parbat/150276

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/names/0/mountain

Good luck!
JM
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby absinthe52 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:55 am

JHH60,
Actually Nanda Devi is what got me thinking on this...trying to find an exotic mountain name...BTW, have you read the book about Willi and his daughter and their time on the mountain? I have not but I heard it's a great read...

Oh yes, and agree on the dog names...looking for the unique! Thanks for the replies!
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:01 pm

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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:27 pm

I guess it depends on how far you want to stray from names that sound like familiar English names (e.g. Anna...). It's usually fairly easy to find the Amerind names for mountains; but they may not seem pleasing to an ear attuned to "pretty" names, and are often mangled in transliteration. I used to live near Tsicoma; now I live near Nibaganti.

There are many euphonious names that may be associated with biblical entries, and those are probably politically incorrect. I climbed two Moriahs, 2600 miles apart.
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby JHH60 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:30 am

absinthe52 wrote:JHH60,
Actually Nanda Devi is what got me thinking on this...trying to find an exotic mountain name...BTW, have you read the book about Willi and his daughter and their time on the mountain? I have not but I heard it's a great read...

Oh yes, and agree on the dog names...looking for the unique! Thanks for the replies!


John Roskelley's book on his Nanda Devi expedition where Nanda Devi Unsoeld died? I haven''t read the whole thing but I picked it up at a store and skimmed parts of it - I should probably buy it and read it since it's an interesting story.

What about just picking one of your favorite mountains or routes and naming her after that, assuming it has a reasonable name? Of course when I was a teenager in Northern Virginia my favorite mountain was Old Rag, so my suggestion wouldn't work well in that case. But Rainier (e.g.) isn't a bad name, and some of the routes on it would make nice names, like Liberty or Emmons or even Ingraham. Just don't call her Disappointment. :D
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:34 pm

absinthe52 wrote:Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?



Cobra?

...or Baby Cobra?



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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby Alpinist » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:49 pm

Hillary

Abseil could be a cute name. (Abby for short.). However, I can imagine the jokes. (Abby likes to get down...)
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby Stefan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:42 am

Shkhara! Like the Country highpoint of Georgia and a stunning mountain!
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby JHH60 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:42 pm

Sunflower is a nice girl's name... and is the state highpoint of Kansas. 8)

You could name her after a style of climbing you enjoy, though names like "Crack", "Handjam", "Fingerlock", "Smear" or "Off width" might get a certain amount of teasing in grade school. "Free" on the other hand is not a bad name for a girl, though a bit reminiscent of the 60s.
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Re: Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby gir

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:24 pm

Katahdin (Kate).
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