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Here's a different twist...you ever feel like, my goodness, if I see or hear that name one more time...or...what is that big deal about that name, everyone's naming their baby that? You know what I mean!

I remember when Cody and Dillon were really popular and a lot of people I knew were naming their boys that, and I thought, why do you want to name your child what everyone else is? Or, when I named my oldest daughter Kylie, it seemed like they were popping up everywhere! Or, here's a good one, how about when you hear on TV that some celebrity had a baby and named it "Lulabelle" or something and you're thinking, what were they thinking?!

So...what's your pet-peeve name? Mine? I'm sorry, but I am so sick of "Madison" and "Abby". I like the names, please don't get me wrong, but does every girl have to be Madison and Abby? lol <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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I agree with you on the very common names but I think I would rather have that than some not common names I've heard lately and wondered what were the parents thinking.
such as first name: Dartanion and middle name:Ryne. How do you call a baby that?
How about Edge?
I recently heard on the radio about a boy named Art Arther. Is his name Arther Arther?

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I totally agree! Although, I do like some of the new and unusual names...I actually kind of like Edge sort of, hehehe <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

And...I absolutely agree about the first name the same as the last name thing. Do parents think it's cute to name their child Robert Roberts or Kelly Kelly? What's going on there? Or, how about the poor kids that names are like Bottled Beer, Lavendar Sidebottom, and the family of children named: Tonsilitis, Meningitis, Appendicitis, and Peritonitis Jackson?!! These are all actual names! eek

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Well, I thought I was being different when I names my daughter Hannah in 1999. Everywhere I go there is another Hannah! I had no idea that name was so popular. I was going for an older Biblical name and figured that one wouldn't be very popular. Guess I was wrong! eek

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When I was younger, I didn't like the name at all! But, quite honestly, it has grown on me over the years and it really is quite a cute little girl's name. Anymore, you can't find a name you think is going to be unique to your babe because it seems like once you've used the name, everyone else does, lol. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Just like when I named my oldest Kylie. Shortly after, they were popping up everywhere and I actually thought I made it up. Boy o boy! Was I separated from civilization or what!?! LOL :rolleyes:

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I know what you guys are saying, I am really getting tired of hearing people name there children extremely outrageous things, like just the other day i heard of celebrities who named their daughter Scout LaRue. I'm sorry, that just hits me the wrong way. As for me, I named my son Nathan Joshua and my daughter Kelsey Paige. They are very common names, but i like them. We are having a third, and i need GOOD name suggestions if anyone has some they would like to share. Boy or girl is fine. They should sound good with Kelsey and Nathan. (our last name is King)

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I heard someone named Forest and Wood is their last name. I've also heard Crystal Chandelier.
That's cruel to do that to your kid.

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OH, and you must think what a name I have. I really like the fact it's not common. Downside, it gets butchered in spelling and pronounciation.

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ok, im way too young to be thinking about having children but ive always had favorite names. I think that Rhiannon, Victoria, (and heres my odd one) Ashila, are cute girls' names and I've always like Blake, Gabriel, and Steffan for little boys' names. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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Names that need to go away:

Brayden/Caden/Jaden/anything else that rhymes

Anything that starts with Mc/Mac/Myc
Anything that sounds or is spelled remotely like Madison
Anything that is made up
Anything that is a last name
Boys names on girls (and vice versa)

that's a good list for starters..

Edited to add: anything spelled "kreatively"

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Originally posted by nathan_and_kelsey:
[qb] As for me, I named my son Nathan Joshua and my daughter Kelsey Paige. They are very common names, but i like them. We are having a third, and i need GOOD name suggestions if anyone has some they would like to share. Boy or girl is fine. They should sound good with Kelsey and Nathan. (our last name is King) [/qb]
I think with:

Kelsey Paige King
Nathan Joshua King

I would choose for a girl:

Ella King
or
Marina
or
Celeste

OR

I would chose for a boy:

Nicholas King
or
Andrew
or
Jonathan
or
Luke

We are planning on working on having our second child in a few months. I'm hoping for a boy this time. I haven't the slightest idea what name I would give him. It took me 9 months to get the name for our daughter -- a name that was in my face all along (her name is a combination of both my maternal grandparent's middle names!) so I am not welcoming the task of having to pick our second child's name.


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The name Savannah bothers me a lot.

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There are some names that make me sick. It's not really that I dislike them, it's more that I get a bad memory or feeling or something when I hear some names. (Sorry to those who have these names!) For example:
Timothy
Eli
Peter
Carly
Iris
Any name like Lakeshia, Daeshawna or Quaniesha

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I totally agree with you. I prefer unusual names like Luca, Makenna, Prudence etc. I am sick of the names Madison, Emily and William. I also think John is the ferrelest name ever.

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Hey ask my friends Pam and Jodie why they legally changed their names from Prudence and Gladys.

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I love unusual names as well. For a girl I love Juliet (nickname Jules) Rose, Hannah Rose, Isabella (Bella) Christine, and Gabriella (Gabby)Danielle. I know they are not all that unusual, but I think a girls name should sound graceful and beautiful.

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I love very unusual names. I am not a fan of common names at all. I am a big fan of very ethnic (Celtic) names, as you can tell by my sig. ;-) I get a lot of weird looks when I tell ppl what my husband and I plan on naming my children.

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And...I absolutely agree about the first name the same as the last name thing. Do parents think it's cute to name their child Robert Roberts or Kelly Kelly? What's going on there? Or, how about the poor kids that names are like Bottled Beer, Lavendar Sidebottom, and the family of children named: Tonsilitis, Meningitis, Appendicitis, and Peritonitis Jackson?!! These are all actual names!


I agree... now THOSE are some weird names! I like weird and different names, bot those are way too much. Why would someone want to name their kids after diseases?? I also dont like the double names (first name same as last). I had a friend in school who was named John Anthony John. We all called him JohnJohn. I thought that was a little too weird...


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Ooh! I love this post!

Any name where the parents think they are Oh-So-Creative by changing the spelling/or one letter of a name.
Example: Dillon (instead of Dylan), Nataly (instead of Natalie), Madisyn (instead of Madison).
Or any of the super trendy names right now:
Madison
Dylan
Kayla
MacKenzie
Sophia
Olivia
Isabella/Isobel
Skylar
Trinity
Piper
Tyler
Emily
Jacob

Or just incredibly weird names where you just know the poor kid will be teased for the rest of their life.

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I didn't want to name my son anything that was to popular so I named him Bryson (after a childhood friend who died many years ago and my favorite author, Bill Bryson)

Now come to find out that more and more people are naming their sons that. grrr. I've met 4 since my son was born and he's not even 2!!!

They only name I hate is what his father wanted to name him

J.R. Jr.

I'm not kidding. And to think he complained of the girls name I picked out, Skyler Marie.

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I am really sick of names are really trendy:

Peyton
Cayden
Grant
Skyler
Paige ( I hate hate this name)
Madison
Jaden
Kelsey ( reminds me of Kelsey Grammer)
Mckenzie ( I loathe this name)
Colton
Carleigh
Kylie
anything with ie really annoys me
anything that sounds like a last name

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Skyler is trendy?

I've never met anyone by that name.

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Well, let's see. We had good reasons for naming our children.

William Michael Young - was named after both grandfathers - Wiliam (Dad's dad) & Michael (My Dad)- he goes by the middle name just like his father does.

Jordan Alyssa Young - We wanted a strong 1st name for a girl - Jordan was a unisex name & was Biblical, I wanted to soften the name - so Alyssa (plus the actress Alyssa Milano was so beautiful, I figured it couldn't hurt.)

Seth Daniel Taylor - Seth is the 3rd child of Adam & Eve. My husband's middle name is Adam, and even tnought the other 2 aren't his by blood, he considers them his children - so this was his 3rd child - Seth, Daniel - because he had no doubts when it came to God, we completely dedicated this baby to Him. Seth Daniel Taylor. (I wanted his middle name to be Gabriel so I'd have matching archAngels Michael & Gabriel, but hubby put his foot down. Hopefully I'll get a grandchild named Gabriel! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> )


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We named our daughter Madison 6 years ago thinking it's different but not out there. Then POW! all of a sudden they were everywhere! Lucky for us we live in Wisconsin and that's the name of our state capital so there's not too many. My grandma bout had a coronary because we were naming her that "after our capital" LOL We truly just like the name. And it was the only girl's name we could agree on!

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I am a teacher in a very small school and I once had three Zach's in the same class. I also had four Kayla's spread across three classes at one time. That got to be confusing at times. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I'm not really bothered by names, but I have come across some really strange ones over the years. My favorite of all time was "Lasagne". <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


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my fathers name is Denneth...i did a search on switchboard once...hes the only one in the country...and if we had a nickel for every piece of junk mail that came to Kenneth ...


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Any of the really common names such as Michael, Matthew, John, Mary, Lisa, etc. If I see one more parent curse their child w/such a plebian name I'm gonna scream out. None of my children will be named such things. Names are as follows for my eventual four:

Rahne Marie
Akane Rebecca
Ranma Benjamin
Logan Alan

It won't be anything that I can scream across a playground and 8 little heads will turn. (unless we go to Japan and than Akane and Ranma will probably turn multiple heads)


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Haha I love so many of these names (Madison, Jordan, Logan, etc.)...I think I'm gonna keep note of the trendy names that I love right now, that way a loong time down the line when I'm ready to have kids, I'll use them and they'll no longer be THE name of the year...

I love the name Sydney, partially because I love Australia so much...Do you think that's an overused name?? (don't you all go making it popular now!!) <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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I my area there are so many over used names
girls;
Caylin , Kaylen , Kailyn ....other spellings
Caitlyn , Katelin ...
Cameron , Kamryn....
Haylie , Haylee , Hailey....and Kaylie , caylee ...
Riley , Rylie and Chloe
Isabelle , Isabella
Jackson , Jaxon , Jaxyn....
Brayden , bradon , braidyn...too many Bradys
Jessica and Elizabeth are alson very common.
and the one most used on both sexes;
Jayden , Jaidyn , Jaydon , Jaden , Jaydin , Jaiden....
Don't get me wrong , I like these names , they're just ways over used.

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Any of the really common names such as Michael, Matthew, John, Mary, Lisa, etc. If I see one more parent curse their child w/such a plebian name I'm gonna scream out.


Well, I realize William Michael must be very plebian to you; but we had very special family reasons for naming our firstborn son this - to honor both of his grandfathers. Had I not been beaten to it by my brother, my daughter would have been named the same way after her grandmothers. (Of course those names were Belinda and Rhoda - so not so common there.) <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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Naming my girls was torture. For the first, I sat on a stool (very pregnant) and read out each name in the 1001 Baby Names book. I had gone through all of the boys, mind, when I read aloud the girl's name Trista. My husband who had been saying variations of "no, nope, noway" for about 90 minutes suddenly said, "WAIT! That's it!" So that had to be it by that time. She ended up with 3 names actually and rather ironically... Trista Nicole Laurianne for two other "special" people in our lives (grrrrrrr <img src="/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />)... an old ex-girlfriend of my husband, and the mother (who'd never be a grandmother) of a close friend of ours... who later became my husband's 2nd wife. (Not the mother/honourary grandmother! He married our friend, her daughter! <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />)
Wonder why this marriage didn't last? <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> LOL
Our daughter is a wonderful girl and I don't begrudge her her name despite the cad she has for a dad!
In fact... we have traced the 2 other Tristas we know directly to people who heard about her name and told someone else. No brushes, combs, pencils, door hangers with her name on it though when she was growing up. I wonder if that has changed since the famous Trista of Ryan and Trista fame? You might laugh about something so silly being important, but to this day, at 25 she is still sore about that! <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Daughter 2 (different dad, whew) is named Ceara (pronounced Key-air-ah) Meredith Vaughan Heidebrecht. Aside from correcting people from the time she was able to talk that her name was with a hard "C" not a soft one eg. the Sarah or Sierra she normally got, she quite loves her name.
That's enough from me,
Pat, Patty, Patricia, Tricia, Trish... anything but Patsy!!


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I love the name Meredith - i always associate it with a very intelligent woman for some reason. <img src="/images/graemlins/queen.gif" alt="" />


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Don't forget Cadence and the various kreaytiv spellings, ie Kaydinz, Caedance, etc...it always makes me think one or both of the kid's parents are one of those "band geek" teenagers who spends way too much time in the drumline.

Then there's Haley. Bailey. Connor (esp. when spelled with a K, and this goes for all other boys' names spelled with K, such as Kaleb). Kaylee/Kylee. All those names that sound like the parents just couldn't correctly spell the name, like Makayla and Antwan (if you can't spell it, don't use it!). And, of course, all "speshul" spellings of these names, of which there are so many I could puke.


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My daughter just turned 13 her name is Rachal Hope.
There are alot of Rachel's or Racheal's but I have never had another Rachal.

My son is Evan Spencer. There are not too many Evan's.

My ex-husband just had a baby with his second wife and they named their daughter Emily. Emily has been the number one and two girl's name from 1996 until 2005. this year it dropped to second place replaced by Jessica.

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Before I legally changed my name to Erika. There were always 2-4 with the same name in my class and I hated it. That is why I wanted to find something slightly individualized for my kids. Rachal is spelled differently. Evan is simply not very common, although it is becoming more common.


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I have a four month old daughter who I named Abbey. Not because it was a popular name but because she was named after someone. I'm not a fan of popular names either, if she were a boy she would have been Owain.


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Having worked in daycare centers, many of the names that i once considered using for myself and thought were beautiful (and still do think they are beautiful in some cases) i would NEVER consider using now simply because it seems as tho every-other child in the classroom has that name. This includes (and any variant of spelling on the names) off the top of my head: Abigail Hannah Emma Isabella anything-ella Kylie, Bailey, Kailey anything-leigh Dylan Lily Olivia Caleb Gabriel Emily Connor Payton Sky/Skylar Aiden/Hayden/Brayden/Jayden/Kayden (i think i've heard that &quot;aiden&quot; sound at the end of just about every beginning possible) Jacob Sophie/Sophia Mackenzie/Mackenna Grace Madison/Addison (and the nicknames Mady and Addie for so many different names right now) Ava Avery (unfortunately, because this was my Grandfather's name) i still really like some of those names but would hesitate strongly to use them because of their popularity. Another problem with working with children is that i have developed some negative connotations with certain names (either due to the children or to their parents) and so unfortunately this makes it difficult for my wife and i to agree upon names! some names i would never, ever choose for my child (without meaning offense to anyone, simply due to personal experience, choice &amp; associations): Trinity Destiny Nevaeh Tracy/Stacy Jordan Taylor Jamie

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ugh--almost forgot, the 'lex&quot; names: Alexa Alexia Alexis Alexandra etc etc etc

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me(Darci) and my brother(Dalton) dont really have very common names. Dalton has gotten more popular but mine is not really common. Ive heard the name Emily, Samantha, Katelyn,Morgan,Sarah,Michaela,John,are really popular at my school.


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