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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Lynne - ChristianLiving] #391894 03/13/08 01:17 AM
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Duane - is your name used much in the States or is it a family name? I've never met a Duane - how is your name pronounced?...is it pronounced Dwayne?
My sister's name is Narelle - she hates it - it was very unusual when she was born - a few babies were named Narelle 10-15 years after her birth - unfortunately, there was a popular sit-com in Australia in the 70s featuring a dumb girl called Narelle - so, my sister got all the "dumb Narelle" cracks - it didn't really bother her - she was a top student.
Her mail is often addressed to Narele, Narell - she even gets Mirelle - her friends & family call her Nelly or Rel...
I think parents should think of the child when they choose a name - Dweezel Zappa always reminds me of Weasel - and his sister MoonUnit One...What! One of my colleagues called her son, Alphonsus...
I suppose he'll get Alf or Alfie...St John is another unusual name (pronounced Sinjon)...not keen on either...
I also, don't usually like "made up" names or names with "creative" spelling...Belinda becomes Byllinda...no one will ever get that right!

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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Maxwell] #391898 03/13/08 01:22 AM
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i like some made up names. My sister created a beautiful name A'Daja Lynnae which represented all four of us children... Addie Jason Michael and (Aimee) Lynn


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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Lady J] #392461 03/14/08 12:16 AM
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For some reason, I'm not fond of made-up names either. I'm puzzled about this since it seems contrary to my style but I just feel that way. I don't even like it when common names are spelled differently than usual. Perhaps I don't like the uncertainty of not knowing how to spell them. I do, however, tend to like a lot of unusual names such as historical or mythological names or even names that come from ordinary words that I find pleasing or interesting. In retrospect, I wish I had been more open-minded when naming my children.

Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: -Diana-] #392474 03/14/08 12:36 AM
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I'll copy Duane and say that my actual name (Elsa) is up there with the worst names to give a child. Honestly - who names their child after a painful medical condition? Not to mention that no one ever gets my name right, but I really don't mind being called Alison or Lisa. I'm not as fond of being called Alma or Elna, though.

And I'm with Diane, I loathe made up names and I hate names with apostrophes that are soooooooo overused in fantasy fiction.


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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Lynne - ChristianLiving] #393897 03/17/08 12:53 AM
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I like my name, but like Duane's, it gets mangled regularly, and there's the fun of getting mail addressed to yourself, but as a male instead of a female, so would consider carefully naming a girl Carey : )

Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Keaghry] #393931 03/17/08 03:09 AM
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There are alot of names I like but would never saddle a child with due to the fact that my REAL name is so unusual.
I use those fun names for my cats, I have Rufus, Tumnus and Salem.

Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: elle] #394348 03/17/08 06:05 PM
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Elsa,
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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Heather - Chinese Culture] #394493 03/17/08 09:48 PM
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I like Elsa as well.

I hate Jason, hence why I am changing to Jase LOL


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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Nancy - Baby Names Editor] #395618 03/19/08 11:07 PM
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This is going to irk some people, but the reason I would never name a child any of the following names is because they're SO overused right now and have been since the 90s:

McKenzie
McKayla/Makayla
McKenna
Madison
Addison
Kennedy
Britney
Bailey
Peyton
Hayden
Hannah
Hailey
Kaitlyn
Kaylee
Taylor
Aiden
Caleb



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Re: Baby names you would never, ever consider [Re: Angela P] #400424 03/29/08 10:07 PM
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I'd never consider:

o Traditionally male names used for girls
--James, Logan, David, Aidan, etc.

o Most unisex names (or recently viewed as unisex... meaning names that were viewed as male up until recently, but are now seen as being unisex or even female):
--Shannon, Morgan (though for a long time I wanted to use that one), Kelly, etc; and also the recent ones: Hayden, Jadon, Peyton, Mackenzie, etc.

o Most last names used as first names (ESPECIALLY on girls)
--Mackenzie, Hayden, Madison, Taylor, Kennedy, etc etc.

o Names that mean "son of ___" for girls
--Mackenzie ("son of Kenneth"), McKenna (also "son of Kenneth"), Madison ("son of Maud"), Addison ("son of Adam"), Emerson ("son of Emery"), etc etc.

o Trendy names
--They -ayden trend (Jadon, Caden, Aidan, Hayden, Brayden, etc)
--Made up names (Kayla, Kailey, Nevaeh [*shudders*], etc etc)
--Also includes all the previous categories.

o Names in the top 100 (preferably not even the top 500). I like my names to be unusual. Even if I like the name a lot, I wouldn't use it if it were in the top 100.
--Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Ethan, Matthew, Daniel, Christopher, Anthony, Andrew, William, etc.
--Emily, Emma, Madison, Isabella, Ava, Abigail, Olivia, Hannah, Sophia, Samantha, etc.

o Non-Celtic names... this is specifically for my kids. We prefer our children have Celtic names. I love a lot of non-Celtic names, but we wouldn't use them for our kids.

There are a few more things in my list of criteria, lol... but this should suffice for now. wink


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