Enby Names are wild because, like, people are already named after random-ass nouns so why should Violet be a name but not Bread? Why is Joy kosher but not Salmon?
enbies literally be out here just committing to a bit that society has already started harder than anyone else
Oh, Hunter is a name but not Sock?
@witchfynder_finder You're the fourth person I've seen to independently make a joke about nonbinary people named Sock(s), it's amazing
@witchfynder_finder it's pretty wild when you're non-native speaker and find out that Basil is a name
@witchfynder_finder i was just telling trent i wish i had found a not-a-name-name for myself that felt as comfortable as felix bc it feels like such a nonbinary right of passage, but i did make my middle name sunflower, so,
@witchfynder_finder LOL well like others i saw talking to u idk your birth name so i only think of u as witch, or goblin, which are very fine names
@witchfynder_finder i don’t wanna say this is white people’s fault without evidence but my gut is telling me it’s white people’s fault
@witchfynder_finder like some names are cool but others are not and it’s based on some tradition of other people having being named that first?? idk sounds sketch man
@jellyfish_link Yeah that's what I'm getting at, I think, is, like, Violet or Autumn were probably also weird names at one point but now they're fine. Enbies are just out here pushing the boundaries for future generations.
@witchfynder_finder but like also this is also a very european thing. like in many non‐european cultures people can just have literally whatever word as a name and nobody thinks anything of it because that’s how names are. other cultures will just have names be random syllables that you literally just made up with no reference to anything. having names be references to some set of previous names is very culturally contingent and very tied in with european heritage i feel.
@jellyfish_link You might be right! I don't know a lot about names in other cultures so I can really only speak to my white anglo-american experience but the way we treat names does feel weird sometimes
@jellyfish_link @witchfynder_finder I've heard of some European countries that don't allow you to change your name to anything that can't be proven to have been used as a name for your gender at some time in the past (I don't know if this is also the case for parents naming their kids or just for changing names but either way is pretty ridiculous)
@wolfie @witchfynder_finder from very cursory research i can say that in Germany « The name must indicate the gender of the child and not negatively affect the well being of the child. Last names or the names of objects and products are not acceptable. For example, "Matti" was rejected for a boy's name because it did not indicate gender » (Wikipedia, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_name#Forenames>)
@witchfynder_finder honestly choosing to be a color as a name as well as an aesthetic has made me feel 500% happiness
NB names are good, actually
@witchfynder_finder i end up resorting to having a "common use" name that's a standard acceptable one and a "real" name that actually feels like me but wouldnt hold up in day to day professional use u_u
@witchfynder_finder absolutely transfixed by the conversation that could go a lot like
"hi, I'm sam! :)"
"Oh, short for samuel? :)"
"no, it's short for salmon :)"
@glitterwitch The difference is it's cool when enbies do it because they are purposely choosing to be named Apple =P
@witchfynder_finder when I was deciding my name someone told me my last name sounded made up and I was like "HELL YEAH"