Stupid Baby Names!!!

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I am so sick of looking at the ridiculous names people pick for their kids, trying to be unique or different. Good GOD!!! People DO judge by names whether you want to believe it or not- thats life and you can't change it. People need to think of a name that when their son/daughter is a grown up and in a different generation- they won't feel stupid going into a job interview or having their name called in public!

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Amy - posted on 04/08/2009

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My issue is why do people insist on changing the spelling of names. I mean seriously how many ways can you spell Dillon, Dylan, Dilyn, need I go on.

Heather - posted on 04/07/2009

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I went pretty standard with my daughter's name but in my family it is a family thing to have 2 middle names. My brothers and sisters and I all have two middle names and I wanted to keep that going, but people always ask me why I would make my daughter's name so long. Her name is Samantha Kathryn Dawn and I constantly get questioned on two names, but its my mother's name and my mother-in-law's name so I figured it worked perfectly. And it sounds so pretty all together!!

Sara - posted on 04/07/2009

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As someone who has gone through life with a very common name (Sara), I wanted to name my daughter something that wasn't very common, but also wasn't in the "Moon Unit" category either. We settled on "Rowan" for our daughter.



I think that people should be considerate when naming a child. I know I felt a huge responsibility to come up with a good name because she was going to be stuck with it forever! Did you guys read about that judge that banned the name "Talula does the Hula from Hawaii" last year? And what about those people that named their kids "Adolf Hitler" and "Arian Nation"? I mean, that's just uncalled for! You know you're going to open up yourselves and your children to scrutiny with names like that!



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How about those who choose names that only family members know how to pronounce? I work in retail management and I and my co-managers struggle daily when hiring to not rudely mispronounce a name. Why would someone guaranteed that their child hear the question, "How do you say your name?" for the rest of their lives?

Marly - posted on 04/07/2009

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HAHAHAHA! Right!  I heard a celebrity who named thier kid Audio Science! It is like a race t see who's kid can get thier butts kicked on the playground first!  Your right people do judge. I am in the mnistry and I ALWAYS say..You can't minister to who they should be, but to who they are!  I think the concept applies here as well.



     We almost gave our son the middle name of his grandpa (M.H) which is not great, but a family name. And thank God my husbands parents and grandmother were like "why would you do that to a kid!?  They were right, no matter what the parent thinks is coool, a lot of them don't stop to think about the fact that they have that be IT"S NAME FOREVER!  They have to eventually sign that bull on checks!

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Jodi - posted on 04/18/2010

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Thank you ladies. This post is over 12 months old, so I am locking it. Besides, the OP no longer has a profile on COM.



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Krista - posted on 04/18/2010

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Oh, I completely agree! I just made a post about this too on another board. We named our son Lucas Ryle, but we went through STACKS of other names trying to find one that we not only BOTH liked but that would grow with him as well. Especially for a man, do you really think he wants to grow up with one of these "cutesy" names and have to fight against that his entire professional career (assuming he goes that route)? Your name (or the name you give your child) is a part of his personal image and will a huge part of own self image and self esteem. If he slinks down in his chair whenever his name is called or the doctor calls his name in the dr.'s office and people expect a boy and his mother to stand up when a man actually does... I don't know, just seems like to me those "cutesy" names can actually end up causing a lot of inadvertent damage.

Crystal - posted on 04/18/2010

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i like different names but some people take it to far my hubby when he was a recruiter he had a girl her name was chesticle i really dont see why her mother named her that i have one daughter her name is Willow Rayne i thinkits different but not to outragous

Sharleen - posted on 04/11/2009

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to the original poster katherine, what names did you give to your child or children? My daughter's father and I gave her the  beautiful name of Tru and I wouldn't change it for the world! I would much rather have a special and unique name for my children then give them plain jane names like sarah and kim and kelly. There is nothing wrong with those names of course but there are just too many people with the same name. I don't want my child to walk into a room and have her named called and then there be 15 other people with the same name standing up . Unique is wonderful and for all those mothers out there who want to name their kids starshine and ocean kirby-  I say more power to you! You can't choose a name based on what other people think and If you do, I think that shows that you care too much about what other people think. If you give your child a wierd name just make sure that you teach them that their name is NOTHING to be ashamed of. I love reading all the funny names given to kids these days and yes, some of them are a little on the strange side, but hey, who cares! A name doesn't make a person who they are. so don't judge. paul, chris, ryan, julie, amanda, kate, ashley--all nice names but who wants to have a name that hundreds of people already have. it's a little boring so don't be afriad to express yourselves and name your babies whatever you want. Hey , they can always change their names when they become of age and don't act like those with plain names don't hate them just as much as those with different ones. Follow your heart! :)

Hanna - posted on 04/11/2009

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I have to admit my boy names are very traditional but my 3 girls have very elaborate names. I have never recieved a negetive comment, but I will admit it isnt for every one. In my choices I tried to convey strength with femininity.  Annastazia, Eizabella and Ouriyonna. I am expecting and if it is a girl it will be Lilly-Anne (hubbys grandmothers name) so she will have the "most normal" of the 3. :)

Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2009

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Quoting Kerri:

 wanting to name their child nevaeh, heaven spelt backwards,


it's really common where i live. i know three nevaeh's under three and one whos five...I also know a cazna which is Anzac backwards (austrilian newzealand army corps) she is my mothers age and was named because a family member died in the war.....some people would laugh but i think if i hear one more john or david or michael im going to cry

Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2009

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I have three kids with unique names that some people love and some people say are too weird...my name is elizabeth and i don't shorten it just so it stays unique, because I dont know another one that doesnt shorten it to beth liz libby etc I just think each to their own.....who gets to define whats unique and whats ridiculous?? the kids that go to a job interview or so on arent embarrassed at their unique names, its something theyve had their whole lives.... its people that ridicule them that make them ashamed.....

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I have a Khamdyn Ali & a Kyndahl Aisha [Kam-din & Ken-dall]

They are Persian & Arabic

Happy to say that we get many complements on both the names.

I like your post though - i've heard some crazy names myself.

Emberly - posted on 04/10/2009

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Unusual names are common in my family, such as Leara- (pronounced Leara Ah), Shara Correin (Core-Een), Diva, Linka, Ahlora-Love, Zitra, and Bonita. My fiance and I both have unusual names... his is Esteban (Es-tay-bon). Growing up we were rarely called by our real names, everyone (including family) calls me Em and everyone calls him Steve. But that didn't stop us from giving our daughters not so common names, Emaya Lilly-An(pronounced E-mya), Eva Noel Lillyan (pronounced like Evita Peron or Eva Mendez), and Echo Lilly Ivelis. I had a hard time getting their father to agree to Lillyan or any variant, but Lillian is a family name (my oldest sister and I both have it as our middle names) and Lilly is my mothers maiden name. I believe that people should be able to give their children unique names without judgement, as long as they are not naming them chlamydia... come one now what adult does not know that's an STD?? I think unique names (for the most part) are beautiful, I'm bothered everytime someone names their child Michael or Teresa(no offense but they are my parents names). Actualy my sisters name is Brittany Patricia and she hates it, she always says she wishes my mom had named her something else... ANYTHING but Brittany. I think it's all about being your own person and not doing what other people consider "normal".

Kris - posted on 04/10/2009

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Funny story :) I love the name Xavier! but I thought I would never saddle my son with that name because it was just too much. When he was about 12, (he's 20 now) he asked about other names we considered (his name is Cory). I told him Nick and Xavier. He wasn't fond of Nick but he said Xavier would have been sooooo coooool!! "I could have gone by X," he said. To this day. he still wishes I had chosen Xavier. I guess you never know............

Janis - posted on 04/10/2009

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Or the Mother who didn't have names for her twin sons when they were born, so eventually named them Lemonjello and Orangejello (le-MON-jelo and o-RON-jelo) taking their names from her menu (lemon jello and orange jello).

Janis - posted on 04/10/2009

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Or the Mother who didn't have names for her twin sons when they were born, so eventually named them Lemonjello and Orangejello (le-MON-jelo and o-RON-jelo) taking their names from her menu (lemon jello and orange jello).

Janis - posted on 04/10/2009

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Or the Mother who didn't have names for her twin sons when they were born, so eventually named them Lemonjello and Orangejello (le-MON-jelo and o-RON-jelo) taking their names from her menu (lemon jello and orange jello).

Summer - posted on 04/10/2009

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My name is Summer. I can tell u as a kid and even now I get hell from it. All kinds of stupid jokes. People need to relize what they think is cool may not be good for their children. But at the same time it is thier kid and they can name them anything they want

Stephani - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Karen Mallardi:

That's really funny! I know a child named Wolfgang, He is destined for ridicule!


that name is actually really popular in Europe, maybe they our honoring their background...

Stephani - posted on 04/10/2009

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i couldn't decide between  Zara Reece and  Zoya Arcadia so i flipped a coin and went with Zara Reece, Do you think that is a Stupid name? i love it and everybody that meets her loves it.

Judy - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Revel:



Yeah its a little weird. but different is cool also. My name is Revel and I have 2 brothers with differernt names also. Ive always get complements on how different a pretty it is. So some of us may not want Katie, John, mike , Sarah or whatever but in todays world DIFFERENT and WEIRD I guess is the way to go ;) I really dont think ppeople will judge too bad, and if they do then o well. But some names you do hear are a little out there






I love the name Revel!  What are your brothers' names?

Veronica - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Amy:

My issue is why do people insist on changing the spelling of names. I mean seriously how many ways can you spell Dillon, Dylan, Dilyn, need I go on.



I totally agree!  At the end of the day its STILL the same name lol.



We chose relatively ordinary names for our children though used family names for each childs 2 middle names (though no one has asked us why...its just what we wanted).



Our children are Jordan Mark David, Hannah Ella Dawn, and Ryan Mark Anthony.  Though I sometimes get my boys middle names mixed up lol.  Both maternal and paternal grandfathers names are Mark Anthony.

Veronica - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Amy:

My issue is why do people insist on changing the spelling of names. I mean seriously how many ways can you spell Dillon, Dylan, Dilyn, need I go on.



I totally agree!  At the end of the day its STILL the same name lol.



We chose relatively ordinary names for our children though used family names for each childs 2 middle names (though no one has asked us why...its just what we wanted).



Our children are Jordan Mark David, Hannah Ella Dawn, and Ryan Mark Anthony.  Though I sometimes get my boys middle names mixed up lol.  Both maternal and paternal grandfathers names are Mark Anthony.

Matti - posted on 04/10/2009

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I agree in a way.  I have named all my children "normal" names.  But I do like some of the different ones.  Unfortunately some want to put undo stress on their kids.  One couple from Texas named their daughters...... Ima and Ura.  Their last name was Hogg.  Now how sad is that?

Karen Mallardi - posted on 04/10/2009

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That's really funny! I know a child named Wolfgang, He is destined for ridicule!

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I grew up at a time when unusual names were considered most weird. My name is Coral but no one would believe me, I was called Carol by my teachers despite my saying 'no its Coral.'



I went to elocution lessons and there was an Amber, Syringa, Jonquil so I felt in good company.



My younger daughter is Amber but my father was not impressed! Amongst my daughters' friends there were Raven (a boy), Satin, Saphira, Friday Eleven, Ambra, Amba and others.



When my younger daughter was pregnant she said she was going to call her daughter Paige. We burst into hysterics 'Shat?' she said. Her sister pointed out her surname was Turner! When my daughter thought she went red and said, 'Paige Turner wouldn't work would it?' Um No!



I live happily with my name, even though my father said it was my mother's choice and I think he grew to accept Amber's name.



I did work with a girl called Gale (spelt that way) who had a sister Storm! If there had been another wouold she have been Hurricane or Typhoon?

Veronica - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Amy:

My issue is why do people insist on changing the spelling of names. I mean seriously how many ways can you spell Dillon, Dylan, Dilyn, need I go on.



I totally agree!  At the end of the day its STILL the same name lol.



We chose relatively ordinary names for our children though used family names for each childs 2 middle names (though no one has asked us why...its just what we wanted).



Our children are Jordan Mark David, Hannah Ella Dawn, and Ryan Mark Anthony.  Though I sometimes get my boys middle names mixed up lol.  Both maternal and paternal grandfathers names are Mark Anthony.

Veronica - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Amy:

My issue is why do people insist on changing the spelling of names. I mean seriously how many ways can you spell Dillon, Dylan, Dilyn, need I go on.



I totally agree!  At the end of the day its STILL the same name lol.



We chose relatively ordinary names for our children though used family names for each childs 2 middle names (though no one has asked us why...its just what we wanted).



Our children are Jordan Mark David, Hannah Ella Dawn, and Ryan Mark Anthony.  Though I sometimes get my boys middle names mixed up lol.  Both maternal and paternal grandfathers names are Mark Anthony.

Brenda - posted on 04/09/2009

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If you think about it and look back in history, especially american history, a lot of people had names that we would consider weird. For example, Increase, Prosperity, Seaborn etc....the Pilgrims and original founders of this country named their children for many different reasons. I think no matter what someone's name is, it is not what defines them. And hey, if you grow up and hate your name you can always change it!

Holley - posted on 04/09/2009

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I once met a little girl named Merlot (Mer-low) like the yummy wine.  :)  I actually like it a lot.  I wouldn't use it.  But its cute.

Melissa - posted on 04/09/2009

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i think any mom has the right 2 name her child what ever she wants 2....what gives anybody the right 2 take that away from a mother? so in ur opinion should we all run around calling our children katherine???

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This is a very interesting post to read:) Love to see everyones opinions. Someone mentioned how they hated a name because they were bullied by a kid with that name as a child. Life experience definately plays a role in choosing a name. I work as a teacher and there are several names I would never have given my children based on experiences I had with kids in schools. I have taught several boys with "J" names that were just awful so giving my son a "J" name was out of the question:) My kids ended up with fairly common names but we like them... Evan Reese and Emma Jane.

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You have a point, but what is it? That your judgemental, or that you could use an anger manegment course. NOT all people judge a book buy its cover. Have'nt you ever heard the saying, "A rose buy any other name is still a rose".

Barbara - posted on 04/09/2009

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You know, they don't have to keep using the name if they don't like it.   It's pretty easy to change your name, even legally if you so desire.  A name isn't a life sentence.

Jaylin - posted on 04/09/2009

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my sons name is luka and i got alot of negative feedback when i told people thats what i was naming him. most people tried 2 tell me it was a girls name. it was the only name that we could agree on and i think it suits him perfectly. i have actually met a few boys with the name luka since so i guess its not that uncommon. plus his middle name is jay so he can just use that if he decides he dosnt like his name later on.

Della - posted on 04/09/2009

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I have two seemingly opposite thoughts on the subject. Unusual names, or those with unusual spellings will help prevent credit mix-up issues later in life.



I want to also point out, as someome who has worked in human resources and marketing my entire adult life, many people with hard to pronounce names or too unusual to fit the company image, often do not get even the interview. It's great if they can be their own person as many of you have said, but with a name that is too far out there, they might not get a chance to prove that. Rare names or rare spellings that are pronounceable but not commonly heard, are great. Those that are seemingly intended to get attention, like many of the off the wall ones mentioned are, in my opinion, one more thing that some parents do to their kids, not for them.

Della - posted on 04/09/2009

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I have two seemingly opposite thoughts on the subject. Unusual names, or those with unusual spellings will help prevent credit mix-up issues later in life.



I want to also point out, as someome who has worked in human resources and marketing my entire adult life, many people with hard to pronounce names or too unusual to fit the company image, often do not get even the interview. It's great if they can be their own person as many of you have said, but with a name that is too far out there, they might not get a chance to prove that. Rare names or rare spellings that are pronounceable but not commonly heard, are great. Those that are seemingly intended to get attention, like many of the off the wall ones mentioned are, in my opinion, one more thing that some parents do to their kids, not for them.

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i think different names is okay but when us regular ppl start naming our kids the names that hollywood does then i just think it is ridiculous i have a family member who just named there daughter scoutt! i dont care for it but it wasnt my choice so to each there own i am sure there are ppl out there that dont like my kids names but i am sure they wouldnt say it to my face! my kids are tyler, griffin, brady and alexia and of course i deal with the whole TOM BRADY with my son which gets bothersome but i guess that is better than just getting the blank looks i get when i say my family members new babies name....

Brandi - posted on 04/09/2009

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I agree with some points...i think some names are just way over the top...but on the other hand...its not my choice not my kid. So to each "his" own.



I delt with a lot of crap when I was pregnant. The name I had wanted for a girl since I was younger myself was Mikalya ...couldnt name her that cause it was my daughters fathers half sisters name...and if it was gonna be named for a sister then it should be his full sister...



So I compromised and decided if I couldnt have the name I wanted...then I would find one close to it. I decided on Kylie which I love even more and it so fits my daughter better than any other name...But I got shit on for that choice too by his full sister...she even tried to Bribe me with $100 not to name her kylie because she knew someone by that name who she hated...she even told me she would never be able to lover her the way an aunt should if i named her that.



My response...grow up...my kid my decision...so my daughter is named Kylie



Everyones gonna have something to say...At times even me about someones name...but oh well...not my choice...live and let live...blah blah blah :p

Sarah - posted on 04/09/2009

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i always knew i wanted a unique name for my children even when i was little and went through my " i am never having kids" phase. my girls are named Mia and Cheyana. mia( pronounced me-ya) is always getting mya for a pronuciation, even by her doctor! we named her that because my main heritage is italian. our second daughter (Cheyana-pronounced chy-anna) is named after my husband's mian heritage native american indian. we both new that we were going to keep the "a" at the end of their names (my step daughter is Brianna) we thought that was a good idea intead of having common names we would have a common letter! each has a pretty common middle name, but honestly there are more and more mia's and cheyana's in the world(chy's name sake has alot of different spellings: shianna, chyanna, cheyenne, cheyanna, etc.) but i still love their names and i am very proud to have named them their names!

Emily - posted on 04/09/2009

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Quoting JoAnna:



Is this a venting forum or a Q & A site?





It's a parenting site.

Amanda - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son has a unique and different name. His name is Zephan. Who really gives a crap what others name their babies. It's their decision.

Amanda - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son has a unique and different name. His name is Zephan. Who really gives a crap what others name their babies. It's their decision.

Anna - posted on 04/09/2009

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i understand you on that one... go figure.. right...my ex had a baby and they named her Amayali Delanei... what is that..... guess some people dont think bout what that kid will go through in life with a crazy name

Cheryl- Chris - posted on 04/09/2009

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I was going to mention......what we like~ our kids will end up being like...."I am not naming my child that." And will more than likely make up their own names.

I don't remember which character it was, but the author made up the main character's name. (I want to say it was Wendy~ but don't quote me on that.) I think Shakespeare also made up names for his characters.



Think about........every name had to originate somewhere, so I am sure that throughout the ages, there are always people who think a name is "stupid" or "corny". I pretty much have the opinion- Nobody is me or my husband. If they want to name children what they want, more power to them. If you are a close friend, I might protest a little, but the parents will name the kids what they want. (As a side note- my mom wanted to name me Charlotte Marie after my two grandmothers. My dad said no because he didn't want to be reminded of a spider. I wanted to use that for one of our girls, and my husband shot that down.)

Sarah - posted on 04/09/2009

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my children have unique names that are becoming more popular. i guess it doesn't matter if you try to be unique eventully they will become popular. not all the unique names will catch on, i agree that apple and cocoa are not the best names for a child but then again look at the parents, that child would not have to work if he/she didn't want to! my name is VERY common, and i don't like it! my mother knows i don't, she also says that when i was born there were two other sara(h)s born too! she put the "h" on the end of my name for uniqueness, look how far that got her!



as for keeping a name for the rest of their life, not true! there are differnt ways to change your name with out caosting you a thing! did you know you could change your name when you get married? and if you are a minor you can change it as well! just sign the name you want until you get married or for seven years and you have legally changed your name! it is true because a close friend of mine did just that because she didn't like the "american" spelling her parents gave her, she wanted the celitc spelling of her name and now legally she has the celtic spelling!

Cheryl- Chris - posted on 04/09/2009

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ZuZu's Petals! Got it!!! I wasn't sure if I missed something or not- lol.........

Blackbird.....defefinately different, but Mom, if you say it suits your little man- more power to you!!!! (I would probably ask why you named your son that- more out of curiouity [sp] than any other reason!!!!!) I had 3 Ashleys when I graduated from HS, so yeah, I can understand what people mean!!!! I named Seth Seth and it seems like there are Seths everywhere!!! LOL I have a "nomral" last name- Benson, but still have poeple ask me how my last name is spelled. (I atuomatically spell my first name)

Michaela - posted on 04/09/2009

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I wanted Violet for my daughter but my partner didn't like it :( so we went for Lauren , but we have from day one nicknamed her Lola :P



I think some unusual names are Ok... some though are very weird. I have a friend who named her child Husky.... I was like ok then :|

Heather - posted on 04/09/2009

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Quoting Heather:

I went pretty standard with my daughter's name but in my family it is a family thing to have 2 middle names. My brothers and sisters and I all have two middle names and I wanted to keep that going, but people always ask me why I would make my daughter's name so long. Her name is Samantha Kathryn Dawn and I constantly get questioned on two names, but its my mother's name and my mother-in-law's name so I figured it worked perfectly. And it sounds so pretty all together!!


I gave my daughter two middle names too.  We have a few family members like that but it is not commmon in my family.  Her name is Bethany Rose Hope.  We even have planned a name for if we ever have a second girl: Leah Sage Faith. We have not figured out a second middle name for a boy.  So far all we have is Isaac Francis (our grandfathers names.)



 



Everyone gets confused with DD name.  They are always asking how it is spelled and if there are any dashes and which middle name comes first.



 



Being a teacher I have seen some strange names.  It is hard when you start at a new school and are reading the class list for the first time.  It seems to be the thing up here to use different names.  I like Simple and Beautiful.

Desirae - posted on 04/09/2009

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No matter what name is chosen, there will always be someone who doesn't like it! I do agree though different names are nice, no one wants to be the third Ashley in class to always be known as Ashley H. Weird names like some of the ones mentioned may work for these children though. I dont think its ok to name your child moon walker or something but it may fit the family and some day the child too... 

Karlie - posted on 04/08/2009

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well my son has a boring and normal name- nathan! but i love it!!!! i think there are ridiculous names out there like sunday rose which sounds like sunday roast to me!!!

Joce - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Roberta:

I feel sorry for the kids who have to go thru life spelling their names!!!



Haha, yes, please feel sorry for us!! I've got a "normal" name and still have to spell it out to someone just about daily!!! After marrying, I now have to spell BOTH names rather than just my first!! So I guess it's not just the "stupid" names that encounter problems huh? :D

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