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Baby names you would never, ever consider #391497
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What are some of the names that you would never use on a child?



I'll start -- I would never use Chastity (or any variant, such as Chasity or Chasidy).

How about you?


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Chastity...I totally have to agree with you, Nancy. Don't like it either.

I also don't like Charity, Liberty, or Destiny. There are quite a few of the more popular baby names that I'd never use for my own child. One of the popular boys names that I don't like is Joshua. Sadly, that is one of my nephews names so I have to hear it every time he comes to visit.


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May I suggest my name, Duane. It has been a curse to me, especially as a kid. It is always a guessing game as to how it gets spelled -- Dwayne, Dewayne, Duwayne, Dewain, Dwaine or seemingly a thousand other variants. Don't put your child through this. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "The Dwain in spain falls mainly on the plains" on the playground. frown frown I am 40 now and I STILL get mail addressed to all variants of my name sent to me.

You'll make his life a lot better if you give him a name that has very little chance of being misspelled.

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Cecil, cyril, horace, albert, cicilia, tyler, edgar, egbert athalstan, stanley, justin, gertrude, sidney, ethelbert, chastity, destiny, sky anyother day or month, cagney to name a few! Oh and ethel, ida, edna, flora, mavis.

Recently there was publicity here because some couple somewhere wanted to call their child 4sure (oh yes, really) and when refused they named him superman! Poor lad! Abit like bob geldofs eldest, fifi trixibell, or another celebs: betty kitten! UHHHH!
I know that Starship (i think thats their name) band singer called her daughter god.


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Here are a few more I wouldn't want to touch:

Dorcas
Fanny
Gaylord
Hortense
Pansy
Philander


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Originally Posted By: Duane_Va
May I suggest my name, Duane. It has been a curse to me, especially as a kid.


I'm sorry to hear about your experiences, Duane. Your name is a tricky one -- there isn't a "standard" spelling, really, but there are a ton of equally popular variations. If it makes you feel any better, my mom's name, Elisa, is constantly being mangled (both on paper and out loud).


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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor] #391812
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I wouldn't use the following:

Brittney
Hillary
Chasity
Charity
Hope
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Brandy
Dick
Bob
Bill
Jason
Jack
Jill
Moana
Al
Aimee/Amy
Betty
Larry

thats all I can think of.. i have a whole bunch more LOL


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My sister's name is Amy. I'm gonna tell her and she'll kick your butt wink LOL


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My sister is Aimee l0l and she'd agree with me


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Some names I would never use and I know people with them are:
Women's names:
Dorcus,
Bunny,
Kitten
Germaine

Men's names:
Carroll
Knight
King,
Prince

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