India & Lazarus

Thinking about these two today. I’m still trying out India in front and Lazarus, well, I’m tired of putting him in the middle, so I’m trying him out in first place too. India’s just so lush and rich to me. I love her color (a nice, dusky red) and the fact that three syllables are packed into 5 little letters. So awesome!

Came up with a handful of each that appeal, Sorry for the long lists but here:

India Frances Camille
India Frances Raphaela
India Frances Valentina
India Rosamond Violet
India Ottoline Violet
India Clementine Jane (But this is a flipped around: Clementine India Jane)
India Mehetabel Jane (probably my favorite one)
India Scarlett Jane

Now Lazarus, as a sound has enthralled me since I was tot, sitting in church listening to the stories. Such a snappy, strong sound. And handsome, too.  What really made it hop into mind though is “Black Snake Moan” yeah, it’s an odd little movie but with Samuel L Jackson and Christina Ricci (I adore her!) , it was worth the shot. And it turned out to be pretty good too. Samuel L Jackson’s character is Lazarus!  It was lovely, hearing Lazarus for about an hour & a half too. So here are my attempts to put Lazarus up front:

Lazarus Edward Reuel
Lazarus Milo Rex
Lazarus Morgan Amadeo
Lazarus Arthur James
Lazarus Rohan Jude (Rohan is a Sanskrit Rowan, to me)
Lazarus Malcolm Rex
Lazarus August Bede
Lazarus Vincent Oliver
Lazarus Claud Taliesin
Lazarus William Wilder

I’m rather taken with simple Claud, too lately. I think he’s pretty spiffy. Solid & handsome. Funnily enough, Claude looks lopsided to me, but Claud is lovely. What do I have against that final ‘e’, I wonder?  But maybe I’ll toy with him another day. Concentrating on Lazarus now.

Does anything from either list jump out at you as pretty good? Or better? Maybe worse? I don’t know. There’s a few of which I like, but I have a definite favorite of the India combos and a definite of the Laz combos too.  Not saying anything more than that, though!  What do you think? I’d love to know!  😀




Snazzy Laszlo. I do think he’s pretty neat and he honors an oddball cousin (who paved the way for me) as well as backhandedly Grandpa & Pop, both Leslie’s (well, Pop’s middle). They’re reportedly related names. (I can’t find anything but the supposition that they are, but they seem similar enough that it’s remotely possible). Never mind he’s stuck on Laszlo because of Paul Henreid & “Casablanca”.  And since it’s family, I can humor him!

I get a neat image of a Laszlo, too. He’s tall, dark, well muscled and an artist type, quiet, sensitive and perceptive.   With that sort of image in my head, he’d suit a boy of mine most perfectly!  And to top off that, Laz is a definite nickname option! I generally toy with Lazarus because of Laz and that darling -us ending) but Laszlo is family and I can still get Laz from him. How cool!


I have a few combos. Laszlo’s tough to pair. The classics go alright but anything funkier feels funny.  So here’s what I came up with, with help:
Laszlo Edward Grey
Laszlo Edward Gabriel
Laszlo Edgar John
Laszlo Maxim Gavriel
Laszlo Albert Gavriil
Laszlo Miles Gavriil
Laszlo Arthur Morgan
Laszlo Malcolm Jude
Laszlo Rafael George
Laszlo Xavier James


What do you think of Laszlo himself, decent, not? What?   Any combo up there strike you as pretty cool/decent/usable/whatever?