Children's Names

Sara - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 56 moms have responded )

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As a "Sara" born in the late '70's who was always one of a gazillion Sara's in her class, I wanted a more original name for my daughter. But, as you all know, there has been a trend of people naming their children very strange things. I saw one woman on the main page who was going to name her daugher "Jeza Belle". HUH? What do you guys think of this trend of crazy names for kids?

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Jaime - posted on 07/12/2009

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I had the name 'Nora Kristine Diane' picked out for a girl. Nora has been a favourite of mine for many years, and I am also of Irish heritage. The middle names (and spellings) are family names. I had a tougher time deciding on a boy name...but I'm glad I settled on one because I had my Son in February. I named him Gray Eliot John. I had originally chosen to name him Finn Eliot, again to do with my Irish roots, but I was putting my books away one day and came across "The Picture of Dorian Gray"...and it stuck with me and the more I said it the more I loved it! Eliot is a name that I have always liked, and I chose the spelling in keeping with my love of literature (spelling is the same as the female author alias 'George Eliot'). John is a family name belonging to my Dad and brother. I appreciate unique names, but I agree there are some that are a bit over-the-top. In celebrity land, I have read that actress Shannon Sossaman named her child Audio Science.

Charlie - posted on 07/08/2009

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Everyone is after a unique name these days , but i think there is a fine line between unique and ridiculous , remeber that name might sound completley whack in 10 years i thought cooper was unique hadnt heard it anywhere and i am a teacher , but after i named him , it came out in the newspaper Cooper was the fifth most popular name in australia that year , doh , lol still love it though

?? - posted on 07/08/2009

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I love the name Pepper. I think it's the absolute cutest name ever for a lil girl. My man doesn't agree though so it was out. We love the name Morgan (sorry Jaime) but I kept thinking of the shortened version... Morg... Morgue... I couldn't get it outta my head so it was out lol I am totally in love with the name Snuggle Uffagus Benson though Joy, perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jaime - posted on 07/08/2009

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When naming our girls, we didn't pick anything really unique (Madison May, Mackenzie Pearl, and Morgan Riley). All the middle names are after family members.

I have ran into a couple different names (Piper, Steel...) I love the names we pick, but wish they were a little more original. maybe we will have a 4th and pick a name that is off the wall?????

Lindsay - posted on 07/05/2009

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LoL Jo...That's just how it was for us. Even with Madeline! I was even told that it was too old fashioned and she'd get made fun of! Oh Well! As soon as you put it on that certificate, other ones start comong out of the woodwork!

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I absolutely adore the name Madeline - we considered it for a girls name only spelled Madalynn (Lynn was the middle name of my auntie who passed away).



And we thought the same thing with Gabriel, one of the reasons we picked it was because neither of us knew a Gabriel, heard of a Gabriel in this area or heard of anyone even suggest Gabriel for a name for their kids and when we would say Gabriel was the name we had picked for a boy not a single person said "oh I know a Gabriel/Gabe!"....... and then about a month after he was born... we heard of about 6 Gabriel's all within a week, everywhere we went it was Gabriel Gabriel Gabriel lol

Lindsay - posted on 07/04/2009

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Oh yeah...hubby's top choice for Cooper was Notch....I had to shoot that one down quick!

Lindsay - posted on 07/04/2009

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Well when my mom named me Lindsay, she thought it was an original name but I never had a class in school without another one! I wanted to make sure I gave my kids names that weren't too common and guess what? After I named them, I see their names EVERYWHERE!! LOL They are Madeline and Cooper so I'm sure they will have some others around them growing up. We have made an effort not to shorten Madeline to Maddy bc most of them do so hopefully she will have that going for her! We have yet to meet any other Coopers but since on COMs I've seen it everywhere! Oh well! At least I still love their names!



My daughter had a girl in her class at daycare named "Tequila"! No Joke. She came home talking about her and I was like WHAT? I feel so bad for that little girl! Oh yeah, there are also boys named "Tallas, Marquez, and Org" ...to each his own I suppose!

Jocelyn - posted on 07/04/2009

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Quoting Sara:

You know my husband seriously liked the name "Spartacus" for a boy...yeah, THAT was never going to happen. Can you imagine roll call in school. I imagine it to go something like this:

"Spartacus?"

"Yes, I am Spartacus".

No way.


sounds like my hubby.  he honestly wanted Hercules for a boy.  his reason "it's a strong name!"



haha yeah, and the kids that beat up our kid are going to take that into consideration :P

Jocelyn - posted on 07/04/2009

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Quoting Sara:

You know my husband seriously liked the name "Spartacus" for a boy...yeah, THAT was never going to happen. Can you imagine roll call in school. I imagine it to go something like this:

"Spartacus?"

"Yes, I am Spartacus".

No way.


sounds like my hubby.  he honestly wanted Hercules for a boy.  his reason "it's a strong name!"



haha yeah, and the kids that beat up our kid are going to take that into consideration :P

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OMG you poor things!!! Joy & Jeremiah....I'm so sorry lol That song doesn't bother me as much as the Christmas Joy to the World though.

JL - posted on 07/04/2009

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Quoting Joy:

We got Jacob's name from our families. Jacob is after my uncle, who is the only father I've ever known. Thomas is my husband's (and his father's) middle name. Jacob Thomas. If we ever have a girl, I'll be screwed. I used to LOVE the name Sarah Jessica and NO, not because of Sarah Jessica Parker. Sarah, I've just always loved that name because there are so many sweet songs I could see myself singing to a baby named Sarah (Jefferson Starship, Hall & Oates). And Jessica is my cousin's name who passed away. She was sickly all her life with CF and I always said if I had a girl I would name her after Jessica. Well....my husband's ex wife is a Jessica so there goes that perfectly good name right out the window. So then I started thinking Sarah Marie (Jessica's middle name) and I like it but it's too close to Sarah Lee lol I finally decided that since I like my middle name so much (Elizabeth) I would name a girl after me except change it up a little Alyssa Beth...so that it's mine but hers you know? I kinda think Jeza Belle is cute except that the name Jezabelle has a negative connotation attached to it (Webster's definition : a wicked, shameless woman). I feel bad for the celebrities who name their kids really wierd stuff....I guess Apple is ok, but some of the others are just so far out there it's gonna be hell for the kids in school. It's bad enough that they will spend their entire life being "so and so's child"....gotta give them a wierd name on top of it???



About my own name...Joy Elizabeth. My mother named me Joy because of her favorite bible verse. "And Joy shall come in the morning" or something like that. Don't know what the exact verse is but I was born in the morning....and Elizabeth was my mother's cousin who died when she was really young. Actually, she died because way back then when abortion was illegal she went to a "butcher" and he basically killed her. Sad. Thanks Mom for naming me after your cousin who died getting an abortion. LOL That's a horrible way of looking at it, I know. I have an odd sense of humor I guess. And with the Christmas holiday approaching, I'd like to make a request on behalf of all us Joy's. PLEASE don't sing Joy to the World to us....PLEASE! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T DO IT! LOL When someone does that to me my stock answer is always "Oh, THAT'S original! Haven't heard THAT one before...." (insert eye roll)



OMG! As someone with the name Joy I so understand what you are saying. I remember in school plays I was always assigned to sing Joy to the World just because of my name. AHHH...the song drives me insane and on top of that my husband's name is Jeremiah so we both constantly have people singing to us JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG...JOY TO THE WORLD! It was cute at first but after 12 years of being together we are over it at this point, LOL!

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We got Jacob's name from our families. Jacob is after my uncle, who is the only father I've ever known. Thomas is my husband's (and his father's) middle name. Jacob Thomas. If we ever have a girl, I'll be screwed. I used to LOVE the name Sarah Jessica and NO, not because of Sarah Jessica Parker. Sarah, I've just always loved that name because there are so many sweet songs I could see myself singing to a baby named Sarah (Jefferson Starship, Hall & Oates). And Jessica is my cousin's name who passed away. She was sickly all her life with CF and I always said if I had a girl I would name her after Jessica. Well....my husband's ex wife is a Jessica so there goes that perfectly good name right out the window. So then I started thinking Sarah Marie (Jessica's middle name) and I like it but it's too close to Sarah Lee lol I finally decided that since I like my middle name so much (Elizabeth) I would name a girl after me except change it up a little Alyssa Beth...so that it's mine but hers you know? I kinda think Jeza Belle is cute except that the name Jezabelle has a negative connotation attached to it (Webster's definition : a wicked, shameless woman). I feel bad for the celebrities who name their kids really wierd stuff....I guess Apple is ok, but some of the others are just so far out there it's gonna be hell for the kids in school. It's bad enough that they will spend their entire life being "so and so's child"....gotta give them a wierd name on top of it???





About my own name...Joy Elizabeth. My mother named me Joy because of her favorite bible verse. "And Joy shall come in the morning" or something like that. Don't know what the exact verse is but I was born in the morning....and Elizabeth was my mother's cousin who died when she was really young. Actually, she died because way back then when abortion was illegal she went to a "butcher" and he basically killed her. Sad. Thanks Mom for naming me after your cousin who died getting an abortion. LOL That's a horrible way of looking at it, I know. I have an odd sense of humor I guess. And with the Christmas holiday approaching, I'd like to make a request on behalf of all us Joy's. PLEASE don't sing Joy to the World to us....PLEASE! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T DO IT! LOL When someone does that to me my stock answer is always "Oh, THAT'S original! Haven't heard THAT one before...." (insert eye roll)

JL - posted on 07/04/2009

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I am all for original names but not over the top ones that will only lead to the child being teased throughout their life. I feel sorry for the kids whose parents name them something outrageous like Pilot Inspector which is what that actor from the show My Name is Earl named his kid. That kid now has to live up to that name and either be a pilot or inspect planes or pilot lighters or something, lol.



I mean come on now there should be some sensible reasoning to the name you give your child since they are the ones that have to live with it. I get bothered when people spell the childs name in a way that does not sound out to the way they want it pronounced. It the spelling does not in any way reflect the way it is suppose to be pronounced the kid will constantly be called everything but what their name is. I hated my name growing up as a child born in the late 70s most of the girls in my class were either named Jennifer or Ashley and I so wanted to be an Ashley not Joy Louise, but the older I got the more I appreciated my name because I was named after my mom and my greatgrandmother....two women who shaped who I am.

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My neices name is Ayrielle Jayde after the little mermaid. Her daddy is an avid fisherman so while my sister was pregnant they called her "little trout" but that wouldn't be an acceptable name for a lil girl lol so they chose to go with the little mermaid and just altered the spelling and Jade is my sisters name so they did a lil variation of it.



Some of the recent names I've seen for babies around here, off the top of my head... Aaden, Jordyn, Ayla, Amaya, Natalia, Ezra, Jayke, Mason, Maddison, Cadence, Peyton, Blake, Brody, Rylen, Scylus, Silas, Hayden... nothing way out there I don't think.

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My son is Matthew Jay Sebastian. We decided on the name about 3-4 weeks before he arrived. We were thinknig of Jeffrey Jay (JJ) for the longest time. Husband is named Jeffrey. The 'J' is for my husband, and Jay is also my dad's middle name. The 'S' in Sebastian is for the 'S' in my name. We just didn't like the name Sebastian enough for a 1st name. We were eating lunch one day when the name Matthew jsut slipped out. I said the 3 names together out loud. I wrote the name. Some friends had me scream the name to see how it sounds while shouting the name in an angry tone ;-) I love my son's name! We prefer more boring traditional names, but it's fitting for us.



As a teacher, I have seen my fair share of different, unique, or just plain weird and bizarre names with different spellings. It's a shame to see kids go through life with different names and get made fun of if they can't handle it. Here's one example: great kid who COULD handle the teasing (God forbid he couldn't) The kid's first name was Brock-middle name Lee. Girls tend to get away with unique names and altered spellings than boys. Boys tend to prefer a nickname or middle name. I had a trio of brothers once: Houston, Austin, and yes...Dallas. (For my friends abroad, these are all names of major cities in the state of Texas) Austin was cool with his name, but Houston prefered being called his middle name-Joesph. Dallas liked being called his last name.

Abby - posted on 07/03/2009

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we had no problems finding a girls name we both liked....and guess what we had a boy!!! we could no find a name we liked, went thru all those name books and nothing grabbed us.

i was reading a book, and there was a girl called kamryn, adn i thght ooh i like cameron for a boy. so i put it to dave and we ended up chosing cameron james. ok not the most original but not an extremely common name!

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Sara - posted on 07/03/2009

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I like the name Scarlett, but my married name is Butler, so it was a little too "Gone with the Wind" for me to name my daughter Scarlett Butler. :)



TRACI--I can accept the fact that you are a Bears fan much easier than some of your other favorites! :) You guys should do well with Cutler this year. We'll see about the Colts.

Ez - posted on 07/02/2009

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I liked Riley for a girl too but because of my last name I didn't want anything ending in an 'ee' sound.

Cara - posted on 07/02/2009

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I like names that are a little different, but some names are just way too 'out there' for me.



I have 4 children, Catherine Lesley, Mitchell Thomas, Erin Joan and Rylee Elizabeth - each of them have a family name in some form be it their first or middle name.

Debbie - posted on 07/02/2009

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Hi well I'm Debbie with no middle name. My parents couldnt think of one that they liked so I didnt get one. That would have to be the only thing I like about my name..lol

My kids- Korie (corey) Claire came from the movie 'Flowers in the attic" I loved the twins and if I had twins they would have been corey and carrie, obviously I didnt, so I prettied up the name Corey as I liked that better. Well I thought I was so original with that but then I came across another mum on here with the same name.

My second is Kylie June, we liked the name as well as it being my best friends name. It was very popular here in Aust in the 70's there was a lot of Kylie's at school, but not so much now.

My third is Colin James, named after his deceased uncle, as well as I wanted something not common and masculine as well as old fashioned.

Lastly my Thomas Robert, Like Christa, Thomas was my last name, I was the 'end of the line' so I wanted to carry on the name so I done it through our son.

All their middle names are for various family members.

The other day at netball the other team had three girls on there that were related, they were Letisha, Tenisha and some other 'isha, I thought to myself Wow imagine calling all three in a hurry lol

Another weird thing that has happened in our family, not intentionally was my 2 younger step kids are Kellie Anne and Kristin Bernadette then my daughter Korie Claire. the middle names are ABC in succession for the ages. When we had Kylie my husband was wanting me to follow through and give her the middle name Debbie, I was not having that..no way. So that stopped that, but we thought it was kinda cool.

Ez - posted on 07/02/2009

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My daughter is Milla Jade. It's not common or popular, but I don't think it's weird either. I actually heard of 'Milla' years ago when a friend's cousin used it. At the time I LOVED it and tucked it away for future reference. So when I found out I was pregnant, and had a strong feeling I would be having a girl, 'Milla' went to the top of my list. 'Jade' is my middle name. I contemplated naming her Scarlett Elizabeth for a while (Elizabeth after my Nana) but decided it was a bit too prissy for any daughter of mine lol. I also really liked Harper, but that didn't go with my surname. If I'd had a boy, he would have been Asher Quinn. Also really liked Louis but my Mum has a cat named that =P

Some of the worst names I've heard are more to do with the combination with the surname. We have a local politician here called Richard Face. Seriously.. And I used to work with a guy called Gregor McGregor. I wonder what their parents could've had against them as babies to name them so stupidly.........

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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Ok that's what I was doing but I wanted to make sure. :-) It's very pretty.

Iris - posted on 07/02/2009

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My name is Iris, don't think it's very popular but can be found all over the world. My older daughters name is Gabriella Nadine, Gabriella is actually very popular, but I love the name. My younger one is named Saga Marie. Saga is a Scandinavian name, it's common over there but living amongst Americans ppl seem to think my accent is getting in the way and call her Sarah. The name Saga is very beautiful to me, so I'll keep correcting ppl until I'm blue in the face.

Traci - posted on 07/02/2009

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Yeah, when I was growing up there was always at least 3 Traci (ey) (y) (ie)'s in my grade. It didn't really bother me though. Our kids are Kaitlyn (we both liked it before we knew how popular it is! But, lucky for us, there aren't ANY in her grade with that name!), David (named after his dad), and Grace. We weren't trying to be the same of different in any way, we just picked out what we thought was pretty.



I think the name Rowan is pretty, the first time I heard it was when Brooke Shields named her daughter that. Olivia is supercute, too. My cousin is having her baby tomorrow and naming her that. I think there are some CRAZY celebrity names out there. Celebrites are always weird though.



Penn Gillette's daughter is named Moxie Crimefighter. I mean, do they WANT their kid to get beat up in school??? People are weird....

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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That's funny, I'm a huge Broncos fan and because of our stupid coach you just got our future hall of fame quarter back. So I'm sorry to say I will be rooting against you because if you go to the Super bowl I will be forced to hunt down our couch and punish him. Truth be told the Colts are the team I root for as long as they aren't playing the Broncos, not like it matters this year we are going to suck. I may just root for the Colts straight out of the gate. :-)

Traci - posted on 07/02/2009

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Quoting Sara:

LOL, my husband was a vetoer as well! Truthfully, I thought my opinion should mean more since I was doing most of the work. You know, just me and God creating life over here!

I like Cooper too. I like Peyton too. I'm big Colts fan, go Peyton Manning! :)



You're a COLTS fan???  Aw man, Sara!  Not only are we polar opposites on the political spectrum, but now we're polar opposites in football, too! 



 



GO Chicago BEARS!!!!!!





LOLOLOLOLOL :)

Megan - posted on 07/02/2009

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My daughter's name is Rhiannon Bailey. We picked it because it was unique and has irish roots (my husband's heritage in irish) Our second choice was Deja... but we decided not to do it because of Deja-Vu. LOL! I know a girl who named her daughter Disney... because she likes Disney movies. Personally, I hate the name and i think it was a dumb reason to name a baby. Why not name her Pixar or Dreamworks or Universal Studios- lol! But to each their own. I just think you can have cool, fun, unique names without being blatantly ridiculous. I think some names just set up your kids for problems later in life...

But maybe i am wrong and i wouldn't ever try to judge a person by their name... no matter how terrible it was.



If i have a boy he will be Gary Leo III- lol family name so more tradition than deep thought in that one! And we havent decided to name a second girl!

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My daughter is called Isabelle Cecile Khadijatou.. I chose Isabelle because I wanted a name that everyone could pronounce having family in the UK, Holland and Ghana. My husband wanted to call our daughter Khadijatou as a first name..NO WAY THAT WAS GONNA HAPPEN :-) Cecile is my mums name and my second name.. Ow I found out today ( a little late) that ashlee simpson called her son Bronx Mowgli????? whats that all about? if I have another girl I am going to call her Dominique, I do love maddison but my husband was against it! too american he said ( no offence hihihihi). I do love the name peyton but I always think of that girl from one tree hill. and I Love Autumm but her last name would be asante so AA a bit weird... I used to Hate my own name but now I like it because it is unique here in the UK not so much in the Netherlands...

Sara - posted on 07/02/2009

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A co-worker told me once that her aunt, who is a teacher, had a kid in her class named "Sextalina" and her brother's name was "Love Candy".

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I think growing up in the 80's, I kind of had the worst of both worlds - I was always one of like 4 or 5 Jens in my class, but I also have an unusually spelled name, that I constantly need to spell out for people. I really love my name now, but I didn't want my son to have to deal with those things. The names I picked out when I was pregnant were all traditional spellings, and in the top 100, but not the top 20. That seemed like a good compromise between boring and unique to me. I've definitely seen some weird names. I think a lot of people embrace their unique names, though. I feel a lot worse for the kids whose parents give them really cutesy names - the ones that work on a toddler, but that I can't imagine on a teen or adult.

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LOL! Wow... There are definitely some different names out there. There are some in my daughter's class that I can't remember just because they are so out there! One though that sticks with me is Ninqueer. No joke, I think it has something to do with her african roots though so I try not to think about it. That's her culture.
I put some thought into our kids names. I have:
Nicole Jasper
Jonathan Gordon James
Caitlin Marie
Allison Jade
Our oldest was just because I liked the name. =) Our son is because I agreed to name him after his father and grandfather. Our 3rd is a variation of my mom and MIL's names. Our last was a name my hubby liked. I don't think they are out there but I feel for my son. LOL! His is definitely a mouthful. He goes by Jonnie most times and will probably end up being a JJ by the time he's a teenager. Our oldest is our Ms. Nic. Then theirs Cati and Allie. We call them that unless we use their nicknames which is a whole list of different things. I'm honestly surprised my kids even know their own names. LOL!
I'll never forget when the L&D nurse at the hospital when we had our last. She had asked her name and when we told her she goes "Oh Thank god a normal name!" LMAO!!!

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My name is Jodi - not extremely popular but there are quite a few with different spellings as well. My first and middle name together are incredibly popular amongst us Jodi's........ Jodi Lee / Jodie Leigh .... in highschool I knew 3 Jodi Lee's all spelled differently. And even my ex's sister, her name was Jodie Leigh... it was kinda creepy.



My partners name is Devon Brice. Devon is pretty popular, Brice I've only ever known 1 Brice - although my mom told me if I had been born a boy, I would have been named Brice so that was pretty odd.



Our sons name is Gabriel Brice. We chose Gabriel because 1 - it's such a strong name 2 - Gabriel and it's shortened Gabe is cute as well as Gaby Baby, Gaber Baber nicks that we can use - the name Gabriel can kind of go with any personality - jock, goth, nerd, prep, weirdo lol 3 - before he was born neither of us had ever met or heard of anyone named Gabriel that we know personally and 4 - we both agreed on it within a week of us finding out I was pregnant! And Brice, after his daddy of course.



Picking out a girls name...... holy crap ! A week before Gabriel was born we had just settled on a name Abigail Milena. Abigail meaning fathers joy and Milena after my baby sister Melina. That will probably be our lil girls name if we have a baby girl in the future.



As for weird names........ Some people just have this idea that they need to be beyond unique because if they use something that is just unique someone else might like it and want to use it too so if they go the extra mile, they don't have to worry about someone copying them as much.



What I dislike is people who use 100 names. I can understand like... naming a baby after daddy and grandpa James Jackson Jacob Johnson or even adding another name in there for great grandpa.... but people who just use 10 names just because.... it's stupid.



There was a girl here who was pregnant and I asked her what her babies name was going to be and she was like Summer Spring Autumn Winter Flower Blossom Aurora Natalie Janice Betsy Rose Smith (literally - different last name though) and I just stared at her blankly and she was like "I know it's long but we just can't decide!"

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It's not for me. I gave my son a very conventional name - Lucas. I wanted a name that could be pronounced accurately in both Dutch and English and I preferred a 2-syllable name that was short but could still be abbreviated too (Luke). I guess everyone has their quirks. However, I think if you give your baby some really out-there kind of name (like Fifi Trixibelle - Bob Geldoff's daughter) you are really setting them up for some serious challenges. Kids can be very cruel and if your child isn't completely self confident, or one of the popular kids in class, they could be in for a very tough time with a name like that. I would not take that chance with my baby. Also, some names just really don't work for adults. For example, my friend named her son "Treasure". I don't like it for a baby either, but I cannot imagine him as an adult going for a job interview and saying "Hi, I'm Treasure". My guess is eventually he'll probably start going by "T" or something like that.

Sara - posted on 07/02/2009

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Quoting Christa:

Yeah I know, that happened after I'd picked the names. I love football and am a big Manning fan but it didn't even occur to me until my brother pointed it out. Cooper, Eli and Peyton are the three Manning brothers. I later found out that their mother's name is Olivia, so I'm inadvertently stalking the Mannings. :-)



HA!  I guess you better throw in an Archie to make the stalking circle complete!  :)

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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Also my boss told her husband, you get to pick all the last names so I get to pick all the first names. lol I think she's on to something!

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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Yeah I know, that happened after I'd picked the names. I love football and am a big Manning fan but it didn't even occur to me until my brother pointed it out. Cooper, Eli and Peyton are the three Manning brothers. I later found out that their mother's name is Olivia, so I'm inadvertently stalking the Mannings. :-)

Sara - posted on 07/02/2009

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LOL, my husband was a vetoer as well! Truthfully, I thought my opinion should mean more since I was doing most of the work. You know, just me and God creating life over here!



I like Cooper too. I like Peyton too. I'm big Colts fan, go Peyton Manning! :)

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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Truthfully, right now Autumn. lol, My husband vetoes everything and then never offers alternatives. The only reason our first is named Peyton, is because it was the only name we agreed on. (Fortunately it was my first choice) If it were up to me our second daughter would be named Olivia, but he's vetoed that. If it's a boy we are naming him Cooper Eli, Cooper is my maiden name and I'd like to carry it on. Although I'm a little bummed because Cooper has become so popular lately, I'm hoping we don't have a boy for a few more years so maybe the trend can die down and he won't have 16 Coopers in his class. :-) Anyway Autumn is on the list for now, I'll let you know if the hubby vetoes that too. :-)

Sara - posted on 07/02/2009

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You know my husband seriously liked the name "Spartacus" for a boy...yeah, THAT was never going to happen. Can you imagine roll call in school. I imagine it to go something like this:



"Spartacus?"



"Yes, I am Spartacus".



No way.

Sara - posted on 07/02/2009

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Oh, Christa...what other names are on the list? I love hearing what people like....

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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I love Autumn too, we are currently picking names for baby number 2 and that is going on the list! I hope you don't mind. :-)

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Seriously, that whole "Adolf Hitler" thing was horrible!



I love the name Autumn too, very pretty.

~Jennifer - posted on 07/02/2009

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Ok, so mine's (obviously ) Jennifer - and we all KNOW there were just so few "Jennifers" born in 1972 in the U.S. -- I had eight in my homeroom class alone.



My husband's name is a little longer to explain, but it will explain my son's name as well. Letoa Fanene Maivia - blatently Samoan. Toa's dad was High Chief Peter Maivia -(Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia) actually a High Paramount chief of Samoa - he was also a professional wrestler (NWA / WWF - Today's WWE style wrestling) Toa's dad passed away in 1982. We asked Toa's Uncle Afa (of the tag team "The WIld Samoans") to name our son because he is the elder of the family. He chose Peter Letoa Fanene Maivia. (can't wait 'till he tries to spell that on his schoolwork)

My daughter was much more simple. Our favorite season is Autumn. When we found out it was a girl, the convo was this :

"So, what shoudl we name her?" ~ me

"I don't know, what do you like?" ~him

"How about Autumn?" ~both of us said it at exactly the same time.

So it took about 45 seconds to pick out Autumn's first name, and I picked her middle name, "Kyleigh" (Autumn Kyleigh Maivia)



Now, I really can't say anything (much) about what people name their kids......BUT......if you're going to do something like "Pilot Inspektor" you're just going for shock value and not thinking of the future of your child. If you use something like the people in New Jersey that named their kids Adolph Hitler and Aryan Nation I seriously think that you should be steralized because you're probably not smart enough to have kids in the first place.

Names like "Apple" or "Fifi Trixibelle" are odd, but not anything to potentially destroy the child's chances of a decent adult tlife.

Christa - posted on 07/02/2009

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I love the unique names, I was lucky and cursed with my name. There really aren't many Christa's especially spelled the way I do, but the problem is everyone used to cal me Kristin or Christina, or Christy, in fact they still do. So I want to give my children unique names as well. I do have a problem with the Apple, or Hopper Jack, or CoCo, or some of these other crazy celebrity names. I think the weirdest is Gweneth Paltrows kids, she names the first Apple and the second Moses. How would you like to be Apple, "Hi I'm Apple and this is my brother MOSES" What a strange contradiction in names.

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