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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Joce - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



However, I saw a story on tv one day that some was going to name there kid 4Real and they were fighting to be able to use the number (apparently names can't have numbers in them).






These guys are actually in our coffee group and at first we all thought it was a bit of a laugh but now, he's just 4Real, the hard-case little guy who's always smiling! His parents chose his name because they went in for an ultrasound and when they first saw him on the screen, they realised he was for real!! I agree that some names (Pilot Inspektor, Apple, Fifi Trixibelle etc.) are a little far-fetched and more than a tad strange but it's the personality of the kid that shines and really makes who they are. In future, 4Real might decide to spell his name out or just call himself Real!

Jackie - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Kari:



but on the other hand, if everyone now has odd and "stupid" names, then they'll all be in good company of one another. let's face it, when these kids get into school, they won't be the only ones there with strange names, and if they all band together, then the bullies won't stand a chance. anyone think of that?






This is true! lol!

Jackie - posted on 04/08/2009

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I know that some people are somehow offended by this post. But this is a real issue for some now-adult children with "weird" names. Most parents naming their children are picking the name they want the baby to have, right? But the child's feelings is sometimes missed in this equation. The child will have to live with the name. They will have to explain, correct misspellings, and find new and interesting ways to combat the teasing. I knew a few people with interesting names and one in particular (my best friend in HS) heard the same joke at least 10 times a day. She would smile politely and cry later on. Growing up is tough and as we all know kids are cruel, they will find something to tease one another about. But as a parent maybe our first step is to avoid adding fuel to the fire-let alone stacking the pit with wood. Just food for thought.

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Not so much about the name but about the person......Examples (pardon the spelling or mispelling on my part):



                Peekaboo Street



                Shaquiel O'Neill



                 Ziggy Marley



                Socrates



                River Phoenix



                Madonna



                Barak Obama

Bobbi - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Corrine:



i actually sat here for over an hour and read every single post! Some of you have GREAT names for your children. Growing up everyone mispronounced my name, its Corrine, (like the "c" sound and rin) but people use to pronounce it Co (as in cold) and rean (like ream of paper just with an n not an m) and then saying that my name was spelled wrong for how it was pronounced. According to them it should have been spelled Corinne. i eventualy stopped using my real name and go by Corrie (cory) I always hated my name growing up, and kind of still do. However, my older sisters name is KC, (Casey) and my little sister is Colby (like the cheese), named after my great grandad Colben. so i suppose some people look at me as having the only "normal" name...There was a lot of diliberation (sp) between my parents about my name, my mom wanted KD Rae (katie, and Rae after my moms dad, Raymond) to follow my sisters 2 letter name KC. and my dad wanted Devon Rae (whether i was a boy or girl) but i guess after i was born they agreed on Corrine Rae. My parents adopted my cousin, Raquel Joanne, when she was 8, after her mom died. Though, we never called her Raquel, she insisted we call her Rocky, and after the adoption was final, the court gave her the option to legally change her name (yes she was really 8 and allowed to pick her own name!) She changed it to Rocky Alice ( Alice was after my moms mom, becasue she had just died from breast cancer) I think that i gave my son a pretty unique name (unique to me) as i have never met another person with the name Preston., (his middle name is Blake, and so is his fathers, but we fought over Blake and Edward, as Edward is my dads middle and his dads first name) and it fits him well! though the other choices we had were Ashtyn (if he was a girl) and Ashton for a boy. I wanted the name Gavin, but the hubby shot it down. But i still love the name!






Corrine, I have a little boy named Ashton Lane...I absolutely love it! 

Jill - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Alischa:



I, myself, have an unusual spelling to a normal name.. my name is Alischa, just like Alicia, just spelled differently. I used to hate it cause I could never find it on anything like the mugs, the bike plates and so on and so forth.. But as I got older and got pregnant myself I had asked my mom why she named me what she did and she told me, and said that the reason it was spelt the way it was, was because she couldnt decide between Alicia or Alisha so she put it all together.. I know, am in the same kind of boat with my son. I named him Riley Michael and I get people asking me why I would give my kjd such an unusual name. Does anyone else think its so unusual?






I like Riley. My cousin actually named their daughter that except it is spelled way different. I think it is Ryleigh, but I am not actually 100% sure, but either way it is a nice name. My son's names are normal, but uncommon (although I think they are becomming more common), they are Isaiah Donald, Tanner Joseph, and Ian Martin. They all share a middle name with a great-grandfather, except Donald is also their grandfather and Uncle's name, too... Joseph and Martin are their great-grandfather's middle names. I love their names, they fit well with them.

Stacy - posted on 04/08/2009

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Anyone Scottish? Did you scottish tradition is to give first born male the mothers maiden name as his middle name. My dad has this done. Brian Munro Noble. Munro was my grandmothers maiden name. I was intrigue to find out if he wanted me to carry this tradition on with my son. He said "heavens no" My son would of had Noble as his middle name. lol He has two middle names Michael Eduard. Michael is after my stepdads middle name and one of my brothers middle names (he has two as well) Eduard is kind of neat how that worked out. My husbands name is Eduard (just like Eduardo but no "o" on the end so its not exactly pronounced Ed-ward, but not Ed-ward-o either) just say Eduardo but leave the last sound out "o". My husbands middle name is Eduard and my sons second name is Eduard. So so its Eduard Baginski (my FIL) , Shawn Eduard Baginski (my husband) and Aiden Michael Eduard (my son) Baginski. I never even realized it until about 5 months after i got the birth certificate that it worked out that way. I just didn't like the look or flow of Aiden Eduard Michael Baginski. My husband and i were not married at the time we had our son either so my maiden name was Noble. At first he wanted my last name to be our sons, I insisted no. His last name should be our sons last name, regardless if we ever got married or not. I found out just before i had our son why he wanted my maiden name to be our sons last name. With my maiden name our sons initials would of read A.M.E.N. but with his last name his initials are now A.M.E.B. I just thought it was funny why thought. We are both happy that i was persistent on his last name as our sons. We are now married and all have the same last name.

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Quoting Kristen:

I love funky and unusual names, however I am selective as to what I will call my children. My daughter is Kati Elizabeth (just an odd spelling and I know several kati's). If i have a need to name something a strange name I buy a goldfish. (or other pet. My dogs are Judah and Dinah.) My fish have had names like Bartholemew, Amedeus, Aurora, Xander, Wall E, and Delilah. However, if someone wants to use a name like that for their child I say let them. It is their kid. And honestly I think that kids are resillient. (My name got butchered into Krispy growing up - imagine the parings with that! Krispy Chicken, Krispy Muffin.....)



Oh! I know EXACTLY what you mean with the nicknames! after i started using the name Corrie, i had a novel of nicknames in Elementary school that stuck with me until i graduated high school, and it didnt help that my last name was Hashey either! to name a few...



Corney



 



Corky



 



Cor-Cor



 



Hashbrown(s)



 



Hashish



 



Hashmaster (this one is still used by a few even tho my last name has changed)



 



Hershey



 



Hash



 



The list goes on and on!......



I was talking to my Grams about baby names and she told me that her mom, and my Gramps mom were very unpleased on what she named my dad,(Dale Edward) they wanted her to name him after their husbands, one whos name was Herman, and the other was Pasquale (Pa-Squal-Y) full blooded Italians!!!!...Herman Pasquale!!! the only response she had to that whs WHY THE F*** WOULD I NAME MY KID THAT!! i thought it was pretty amusing and couldnt help but laugh at the though of my dad being a Herman. With me wanting to give my dads middle name (Edward) to my son, my hubby says "well what about my dad?" I caould only say..."im sorry but im not naming my son Lester or Leonard" dont get me wrong it fits his dad...but not in this day and age with all of the bullys and teasing in schools!

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Quoting Kristen:

I love funky and unusual names, however I am selective as to what I will call my children. My daughter is Kati Elizabeth (just an odd spelling and I know several kati's). If i have a need to name something a strange name I buy a goldfish. (or other pet. My dogs are Judah and Dinah.) My fish have had names like Bartholemew, Amedeus, Aurora, Xander, Wall E, and Delilah. However, if someone wants to use a name like that for their child I say let them. It is their kid. And honestly I think that kids are resillient. (My name got butchered into Krispy growing up - imagine the parings with that! Krispy Chicken, Krispy Muffin.....)



Oh! I know EXACTLY what you mean with the nicknames! after i started using the name Corrie, i had a novel of nicknames in Elementary school that stuck with me until i graduated high school, and it didnt help that my last name was Hashey either! to name a few...



Corney



 



Corky



 



Cor-Cor



 



Hashbrown(s)



 



Hashish



 



Hashmaster (this one is still used by a few even tho my last name has changed)



 



Hershey



 



Hash



 



The list goes on and on!......



I was talking to my Grams about baby names and she told me that her mom, and my Gramps mom were very unpleased on what she named my dad,(Dale Edward) they wanted her to name him after their husbands, one whos name was Herman, and the other was Pasquale (Pa-Squal-Y) full blooded Italians!!!!...Herman Pasquale!!! the only response she had to that whs WHY THE F*** WOULD I NAME MY KID THAT!! i thought it was pretty amusing and couldnt help but laugh at the though of my dad being a Herman. With me wanting to give my dads middle name (Edward) to my son, my hubby says "well what about my dad?" I caould only say..."im sorry but im not naming my son Lester or Leonard" dont get me wrong it fits his dad...but not in this day and age with all of the bullys and teasing in schools!

Stacy - posted on 04/08/2009

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I like different sounding names but honestly no matter what you name your child they will get bugged if they are shy and insecure. In other ways its not just because of the name people will bug the child. My brother was name after Sean Connery. His name is Sean Jeffrey Michael. People always bugged him and called him "seen" I mean come on do you think Sean Connery got bugged for his name when he was in school. After my brother showed others he was confident and liked his name no matter what others said kids started to back off. He also gets Jeffrey mispelled alot too but that is our grandfathers name. Mine is spelt Stacy Lynn Marie. People always spell my name with an "e" in it making it Stacey. My mom thought without the "e" looked nicer as well as when she was pregnant with me, my brother was in the hospital and the little girl next to him was "stacy" My mom thought she was super cute and liked the name. I know so many other Stacy's around my age but they are all spelled with an "e". I found out years later that apparently "Stacy" is the male version of the name and "Stacey" is the female version of the name. Funny thing is a had a male customer and his mom spelled his "Stacey" cause she liked the look of it being spelled that way. So we both got bugged as kids for a very short period of time.
We named our kids with names that some people say they like and some say they don't like it. Our son Aiden was because he caused a lot of issues for me when i was pregnant with him and the name spelled that way means "fiery one" and his name so suits him. We thought about Aidan but we wanted to try to give our kids names which could be shorten to cutesy names and thought Aidan would get shorten to "dan". When we named him we had not heard the name around but now that he is almost 8 i hear alot of others saying they have a friend, aunt, cousin etc. with a boy and even girls named Aiden. Our daughter's name is Jordyn Elaine Jennifer. I have always loved the spelling with the Y in there. I came to find out that is how the female version is suppose to be spelled. Funny thing i swore i would never let anyone call her Jordy. Guess what? My aunt use to do it just to bug me and then i caught myself calling her Jordy. I have not met a girl around her grade with the same name as hers. Very common for boys but its just now becoming more popular names for girls where i live. (might i add the fact i was in labor and my MIL was complaining on how if the baby was a girl how dare i give her a boys name! We have it on film her saying this)
My cousin and his ex could not settle on a middle name for their daughter so she does not have one. She is going to be 15 this sept. so when she goes and signs up for things it always says middle initial. People don't believe she does not have a middle name.
My g/f just had a baby 8 months ago. When she was making out the birth certificate she named her son Mica. She was debating on whether or not to put an "h" on the end of it so she was going to discuss it with her husband. She forgot and sent in the form and had his birth certificate come back. She kicks herself for it but what can you do. She says people question her all the time about no "h" on the end. She tells people what happened. Let me just say, it gets the conversation going and personally i don't think it looks bad.
My aunt when she had my cousin, she filled out the birth certificate "Ricky" cause she thought it sounded cute. Well it was but better if the birth certificate said "Rick" or "Richard". He is no 36 and when he has to sign legal documents his name is Ricky on the forms. Can you imagine telling people at that age "no its my legal name let me show you my ID" people always ask him what his legal name is and they don't believe him its Ricky and not Rick. LOL
I know its hard to find things in store with odd names on them but nowadays (unlike when i was younger) they know have blank so you can put the name on it or other sayings like "#1 Daughter" or "world's best son". I knew this when i spelled my kids names the way i did. Everything that i can find with Stacy on it is Blue and manly. Everything girly is Stacey. I can only find Jordan in the male section.
I did however have a real issue with my sons name. I know many others that have seen it spelled Aiden. Everything in the store is spelled Aidan. Totally by fluke one night my husband and I were in London Drugs and they had hockey zipper fulls and key chains. Force of habit i always look for his and our sons name. Totally floored when i saw Aiden on them. I had to buy them no matter what the price was. As it the hockey team we all love and cheer for here, the next morning i gave them to him and he was so happy he finally had his name on something like that (he always looks for his name on those racks with all the name things) So proud he put it on his backpack and took it to school and showed all the kids.
My niece is name Sierra. I personally don't hate the name but at the same time i would not name my daughter that. First thing i think of is the truck or the mountains. But like someone said to each their own.
My friend has a son spelled Jakob and a girl Jaina. I love those names and the way they are spelled. Her sister has a daughter named Kamryn and a son named Ryler. There nieces name is Aiyana (a-on-ya) if that makes sense not good with the phonics thing. As long as they are not far out there name and you have a reason behind the name not just because its ok. I am for different names just not Apple, Kingston and Zuma (Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale is the full name) are just weird but if their parents teach them to be proud of their names and show respect for others names that is all that matters i believe. More and more people are going with non traditional names. Its not so bad to have a far out name.
PS i know lots of Nevaeh's and for some its suits, others not so much.

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i actually sat here for over an hour and read every single post! Some of you have GREAT names for your children. Growing up everyone mispronounced my name, its Corrine, (like the "c" sound and rin) but people use to pronounce it Co (as in cold) and rean (like ream of paper just with an n not an m) and then saying that my name was spelled wrong for how it was pronounced. According to them it should have been spelled Corinne. i eventualy stopped using my real name and go by Corrie (cory) I always hated my name growing up, and kind of still do. However, my older sisters name is KC, (Casey) and my little sister is Colby (like the cheese), named after my great grandad Colben. so i suppose some people look at me as having the only "normal" name...There was a lot of diliberation (sp) between my parents about my name, my mom wanted KD Rae (katie, and Rae after my moms dad, Raymond) to follow my sisters 2 letter name KC. and my dad wanted Devon Rae (whether i was a boy or girl) but i guess after i was born they agreed on Corrine Rae. My parents adopted my cousin, Raquel Joanne, when she was 8, after her mom died. Though, we never called her Raquel, she insisted we call her Rocky, and after the adoption was final, the court gave her the option to legally change her name (yes she was really 8 and allowed to pick her own name!) She changed it to Rocky Alice ( Alice was after my moms mom, becasue she had just died from breast cancer) I think that i gave my son a pretty unique name (unique to me) as i have never met another person with the name Preston., (his middle name is Blake, and so is his fathers, but we fought over Blake and Edward, as Edward is my dads middle and his dads first name) and it fits him well! though the other choices we had were Ashtyn (if he was a girl) and Ashton for a boy. I wanted the name Gavin, but the hubby shot it down. But i still love the name!

Kristen - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Sara:

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!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/01/...



Love the name Rowan!  I suggested it to my husband when we had my daughter but ended up with Rylee instead.....Rylee/Riley is used for boy or girl but I chose to spell it this way because I felt it was more feminine looking way to spell it.  Since then I have also seen a boy named Rylee.

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My husband is an OB/Gyn and he has heard some pretty weird names. For example, Lemon Jello, Twin: Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Pitocin. I am not making this up.

Leeanne - posted on 04/08/2009

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As do people Judge on Fist impressions and photos of people my first impression of YOU bitter, sad, judgemental and by your photo immature to boot who cares what you think and good luck to your babies. hope they dont think like you. each to their own i personally dont like the name Katherine. so I WOULD NOT NAME MY KID THIS but i would not diss a mum for calling her kid that either. grow up !

Leeanne - posted on 04/08/2009

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As do people Judge on Fist impressions and photos of people my first impression of YOU bitter, sad, judgemental and by your photo immature to boot who cares what you think and good luck to your babies. hope they dont think like you. each to their own i personally dont like the name Katherine. so I WOULD NOT NAME MY KID THIS but i would not diss a mum for calling her kid that either. grow up !

Leeanne - posted on 04/08/2009

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As do people Judge on Fist impressions and photos of people my first impression of YOU bitter, sad, judgemental and by your photo immature to boot who cares what you think and good luck to your babies. hope they dont think like you. each to their own i personally dont like the name Katherine. so I WOULD NOT NAME MY KID THIS but i would not diss a mum for calling her kid that either. grow up !

Kristen - posted on 04/08/2009

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I love funky and unusual names, however I am selective as to what I will call my children. My daughter is Kati Elizabeth (just an odd spelling and I know several kati's). If i have a need to name something a strange name I buy a goldfish. (or other pet. My dogs are Judah and Dinah.) My fish have had names like Bartholemew, Amedeus, Aurora, Xander, Wall E, and Delilah. However, if someone wants to use a name like that for their child I say let them. It is their kid. And honestly I think that kids are resillient. (My name got butchered into Krispy growing up - imagine the parings with that! Krispy Chicken, Krispy Muffin.....)

Kelly - posted on 04/08/2009

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I just want to add...yay! another Sadie, love it!...yes, her name was just ZuZu; the Petals comes from the petals that were in his pocket from her flower,...and I LOVE the name Blackbird (like from the Beatles song!)...I guess any name is good as long as it reminds us of something pleasant, but ok, cocaine? chlamydia? WHAT?

Melinda - posted on 04/08/2009

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I used to work at a college, and I saw a girl named Tequila, another one named Kahlua (no relation) and one named Cinema. No joke!

Brandy - posted on 04/08/2009

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My husband and I went for names you don't hear offten. Kiah or Kyah is the only one in her school named that. Then you have my 4 month old Ireland. differ names are the best. My other 2 Gauge and Avry you hear all the time.

Emma - posted on 04/08/2009

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I love unusual names but had to tone it down to suit my other half. He wouldn't let me call or first Geronimo :( He got Jack James Morrison (daddy is a Doors fan)

Second was a case of mummy names a girl daddy names a boy, I lost! And daddy chose Frankie Oliver :) Would have been Ruby Moon or Gracie Love for a girl but theres always next time...........................

Sabrina - posted on 04/08/2009

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I was made fun of growing up because of my name....Sabrina yea I don't think I have to explain why. To make things even better my maiden name was Ioerger, pronounced Yager. Yea growing up with a name no one could pronouce let alone spell was pretty tough. I was thrilled when I got married and had a normal last name where it can be pronouced and even spelled.



We named our son Joseph Wesley after my father-in-law and my father. They are both pretty common names but it was kind of a tradition to name the first son Joseph on my husbands side. I like original names but some are just so far out there.



My niece's name is Kylieaunna Angelie...ya I have no idea where they got that name but thats a doosie. We just call her Kylie. Then a girl I know named her daughter Irene Anne-Faith. I don't really understand that one either but like most all moms have said to each thier own.

Laurie - posted on 04/08/2009

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I work as the coordinator for a teen parent program, and some of the names the students come up with for their children are pretty far "out there." Many are combinations of the mother's and father's names, and most have at least three or four names. In my nearly eight years here, I've seen everything from A'Brezia to Zy'Kythyen and everything in between. One name I recall vividly is Kuntrod (pronounced kun-TROD). I am fairly certain he will go by one of his middle names as to not be beaten at school. We try our best to remind the students that their babies will eventually be mailing in college applications, going on job interviews, and having their grandchildren visit them in nursing homes. Going to see great grandma Char'rayvia will be a little different than it was seeing great aunt Mildred back in my day.



My prayers and best wishes are with all the pre-k and Kindergarten teachers out there. Good luck with that! ;)

Diana -n Craig - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Libby:



My name is Libra and when I was born the joke is that my grandma hated my named and cried about it and wouldn't come visit my mom in the hospital.  I get a lot of compliments on my name as well.  My friends call me Libby. 






My boys' names are Sebastian Frederick (middle name after my grandfather's middle name)   and    Julian Presley (first name after my husband's grandfather's first name).     My daughter who was still born in December is named Trina Lynn (Lynn after my middle name as well as my mom and sisters and Trina was a name my oldest called her when she was in the womb, so we found it only fitting to let him name her because he knew I was pregnant with his sister before I even missed my period.)






 






I am pregnant again with our 4th miracle.  I'm hoping the Lord blesses us with another girl.  I would love to name her Violet Lynn.  Violet after my great grandmother Violetta and my great aunt Viola.  And it doesn't hurt that purple is my favorite color! 






 






One thing I didn't think of when we name our oldest is how long is name is.  Sebastian for a preschooler to write is sorta hard.  He got it obviously, but it never crossed my mind when I named it that.  I think some people don't stop and think when they name their kids these strange things. 






Congrats on the pregnancy! I think Violet is a great name :)

Libby - posted on 04/08/2009

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My name is Libra and when I was born the joke is that my grandma hated my named and cried about it and wouldn't come visit my mom in the hospital.  I get a lot of compliments on my name as well.  My friends call me Libby. 



My boys' names are Sebastian Frederick (middle name after my grandfather's middle name)   and    Julian Presley (first name after my husband's grandfather's first name).     My daughter who was still born in December is named Trina Lynn (Lynn after my middle name as well as my mom and sisters and Trina was a name my oldest called her when she was in the womb, so we found it only fitting to let him name her because he knew I was pregnant with his sister before I even missed my period.)



 



I am pregnant again with our 4th miracle.  I'm hoping the Lord blesses us with another girl.  I would love to name her Violet Lynn.  Violet after my great grandmother Violetta and my great aunt Viola.  And it doesn't hurt that purple is my favorite color! 



 



One thing I didn't think of when we name our oldest is how long is name is.  Sebastian for a preschooler to write is sorta hard.  He got it obviously, but it never crossed my mind when I named it that.  I think some people don't stop and think when they name their kids these strange things. 

Libby - posted on 04/08/2009

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My name is Libra and when I was born the joke is that my grandma hated my named and cried about it and wouldn't come visit my mom in the hospital.  I get a lot of compliments on my name as well.  My friends call me Libby. 



My boys' names are Sebastian Frederick (middle name after my grandfather's middle name)   and    Julian Presley (first name after my husband's grandfather's first name).     My daughter who was still born in December is named Trina Lynn (Lynn after my middle name as well as my mom and sisters and Trina was a name my oldest called her when she was in the womb, so we found it only fitting to let him name her because he knew I was pregnant with his sister before I even missed my period.)



 



I am pregnant again with our 4th miracle.  I'm hoping the Lord blesses us with another girl.  I would love to name her Violet Lynn.  Violet after my great grandmother Violetta and my great aunt Viola.  And it doesn't hurt that purple is my favorite color! 



 



One thing I didn't think of when we name our oldest is how long is name is.  Sebastian for a preschooler to write is sorta hard.  He got it obviously, but it never crossed my mind when I named it that.  I think some people don't stop and think when they name their kids these strange things. 

Dani - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Cheryl- Chris:

I mentioned in my first post that I hated my name growing up.....Part of that is because it means Womanly Cascade Son of Harry (because I am married it went from Son of Harry to Son of Ben). I didn't think my name fit me, but now that I am slightly older, I like my name........ZuZu Petals. I always thought that just ZuZu was her name.......
I have nothing against people using unique names---I think I did mention that my husband and I are more tradtitional this way..........In all honesty, it will be siblings that make fun of each others names......more than the playmates.......
Dani, what did you name your children?



My girls are Shaylee Rayne & Miklynn Jo (pronounced Mikelynn) They are each named after 3 people I have never heard of another Miklynn at all... I had never heard Shaylee b4 they were born now I hear it now and than... I am constantly catching grief because their names dont rhyme (theyre twins) or b/c Miklynn sounds like a boys name but I figure I carried them for 8 months and will raise them for the next 18 years I should be able to choose what I want to name them :) ....................... p.s. I like the name Zuzu Petals - very cute and girlie!!! :)



Dani

Diana -n Craig - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Rachel:

You all seem to come from places where people have the choice to give their kids "weird" names. Not the case for us in the Czech Republic. Here, there is an official state name list and all kids must be named off that list unless both parents are foreigners. If you want a name that's not on the list, you have to apply for it, and there is one woman certified by the government who has the right to approve or reject it. Generally she will take any name that has a documented "real" history somewhere in the world. We had to do this to get permission to name our daughter Liora. But you won't find kids here named Dweezil or Apple or Chlamydia...



This was so interesting to read. It's amazing how different each family, city, country, etc. is. Thank you for sharing this bit of info. Any other countries do something like this?

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I think you need to  remember that every name was new nd unique once(even adam and eve)  my name is gemma and when I was born there was no one that had heard of it my mom and dad got all the usual funny looks and comments etc . When I went to school I was bullied but not because of my name because I was an easy target. Now there are thousands of gemmas in england and its considered very very normal!



 



I do however think names like chlamidia and pilot inspector are a bit daft.



 



My kids are Lanais Grace (lanay) we choose this because the doc who helped me concieve her was called lana and we liked anais. I t is also an haiwaian island but we didnt know that.



My 2nd is Imirah it means gods princess of miracles  (imeera) because she is a miracle (concieved when docs said there was absolutly no chance of concieving naturaly and whist periods were absent)

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Riley is our family name and i love it , would like to use it as a child's name myself but cannot for two reasons....had my chidlren already and who would want to be called Riley Riley.

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Riley is our family name and i love it , would like to use it as a child's name myself but cannot for two reasons....had my chidlren already and who would want to be called Riley Riley.

Corrie - posted on 04/08/2009

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I agree I use to work for a Dr. and one of the ladies named her baby girl Toe!!

POOR KID!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/08/2009

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Well, what do you think the chances of Gweneth Paltrow, and the lead singer from Cold Play's daughter,(Apple) are, that on the first day of kindergarden her teacher says "Apple, why don't you go sit next to Pear"   Come on people! Please really think before you name your kids! Or you can be like a girl that I went to school with, and name your kid LUDA NINE! WTH! I hope the little girl gives her parents hell when she grows up!

Kerri - posted on 04/08/2009

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wow ya, i have someone in my family which will remain nameless wanting to name their child nevaeh, heaven spelt backwards, i thought what?!?! um.. no that is a bit to off the wall for me, but its not my child.

i will say this for some peoples defence on odd names, some odd names are nice, but the ones that want their childs name spelt backwards, did they want to teach their children how to write their names using a mirror? i dont get it.

anyway, when my daughter was born, i thought i wanted to spell her name one way, and thought it was pretty clear the name Zoe was pretty self explanatory, but everywhere we go everyone calls her Zow, in doctors offices etc. its a bit offending being the name zoe has always been pronounced Zoe(y).

didnt like the spelling of zoey, wanted it just as i had remembered seeing it in the book.

anyway, so i think no matter what name you get if its not classic sooner or later someone will mispronounce it!

Kim - posted on 04/08/2009

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I wanted my kids to have basic names. Bradley, Chloe, Johnathan. What really bothers e is the Bratz dolls came out a few years after Chloe was born and now there are tons of Chloe's running around. In the elementary school they go to my son is the only Brad, John is one of 2, and chloe is one of 5. It is crazy. If you are going to choose a name choose something old fashioned or unique but not the popuar trend. When I was a kid it seemed like everyone was named Jennifer and Aaron. I can not stand followers.

Ashley - posted on 04/08/2009

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I agree that there are some stupid names out there but what is stupid to you or I may not be to someone else. My cousin just named his baby Skylynn, not a name for one of my children but not my place to tell him it is stupid!! I named my daughter Ryleigh and I got alot of crap from people saying I spelled it wrong, it is suppose to be Riley, but like I said what is stupid to me (Riley) is not stupid to others and what is stupid to others (Ryleigh) is not stupid to me.

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When I was pregnant with my son I loved the name Noah. But the nursery was in Noah's Ark so my husband didnt want to name our first son Noah, saying it wouldnt be fair to the others cuz everything would be "Noah's" We ended up with Nehemiah Emmaus. We wanted a Bible name that isnt common...but not real weird. I have heard of one other kid in our town by the name Nehemiah (he's a teen though...my son is 9 months old) With the Nemo movie still kinda popular we were thinking people might call him Nemo...but he's either called Miah or Nehemiah. Now the only problem is what will we name #2?? LOL

Emily - posted on 04/08/2009

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I have to agree. A friend of mine named her daughter "Random". I think thats horrible. If I had been a boy, my name would have been Bruno. Thank god I was a girl! I was almost Sylvia though. And my great aunt is "Yucca Beena Fife". hahahaha. ....we're insanely austrian.

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You all seem to come from places where people have the choice to give their kids "weird" names. Not the case for us in the Czech Republic. Here, there is an official state name list and all kids must be named off that list unless both parents are foreigners. If you want a name that's not on the list, you have to apply for it, and there is one woman certified by the government who has the right to approve or reject it. Generally she will take any name that has a documented "real" history somewhere in the world. We had to do this to get permission to name our daughter Liora. But you won't find kids here named Dweezil or Apple or Chlamydia...

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I have a fairly different name and I get questioned about 50 times a day.... with that said I NEVER wanted a so called 'Normal' name for my children. Why should she be the 6th Ashley or Aiden in her class? Or have to go by Lily k, for 13 years? I think middle names are fair play they don't get used often enough to really make a difference and a unique 1st name guarantees that people will always remember you. Our daughters name is 'Coral Estrella Aliana' long but thats what I wanted, it's not too crazy nor is does it flow but I chose the name for the meaning. Coral: my family is from the british west indies, Estrella: means 'star' in spanish, she'll always be Momma's star, and Aliana: I wanted as her 1st name but my husband did not like it very much. So all in all she has a simple somewhat unique name that has meaning. Instead of being the 10th Emma or the 17th Hailey ( no offence to the Haileys, Emmas, Aidens or Lily's)

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Quoting Natasha:



well i agree with yall. i mean i understand wanting to give your child a name that is different but people should really look at the fact that their child has that name for life. like i named my son Zander and NO its not short for Alexander. i just liked how Zander sounded.





This post actually reminds me of a joke we had going when I was pregnant.  My brothers kept telling people we were going to name the baby Zander as a joke.  See, in my circle of friends and family the name Zander is the funny one and the name Blackbird is the more appropriate one.  To each their own! We've both got really cute kids anyway, with the names that we like!

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Quoting Carrie:

I'm not trying to be rude or anything, really just point something out. Do you think that someone is going to come up and tell you that they don't like your kid's name? They may say that it's a beautiful name or different or whatever, but that doesn't mean that they mean it. I'm not saying that they don't, but just because someone says that it's an interesting name, doesn't mean it's not a ridiculous one that your child will get made fun of for later on in life...


I understand that completely.  I know when someone doesn't like the fact that we named our son Blackbird, you can see it in their face.  But who cares?  I personally dislike most names of new babies that I hear, names that you could consider "normal."  But what someone names their kid is between them and their kids, period.  And like I said earlier, an unique name alone is not the determining factor as to whether or not you are teased.  Some people are teasable, some are not.

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Quoting Kelly:

I actually like some of the "hippy" names, Moonbeam Rainbow Blossom sounds pretty to me, although who knows, the kid probably would hate it. What drives me crazy is the ones you can't pronounce. I mean if you want to do a unique spelling, more power to you, but a person should at least be able to sound it out. Our youngest is Sadie, which I love (actually got it from the sweetest little old lady in her eighties at church), but I know several people with dogs with that name, so maybe we should have thought more about that! I wanted ZuZu Petals (from the little girl in Its a Wonderful Life), but my husband vetoed it. I still love the name. But at least even that, someone could look at it and figure out how to say it!



hey my name is sadie and i agree with u about knowing ppl who have called their dogs sadie. but im not fussed its a nice name and when i tell ppl my name they say its nice and unusual.

Charee - posted on 04/08/2009

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I do like unique names but to a point! Theres no need to name your child something that when people hear it they raise an eyebrow, and go what were they thinking.

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i  love unusual names i think they make u stand out from the crowd, the world would be a very boring pace if everyone was called jayne and paul!! my husbands name is Bic and my daughter is called tallulah violet. they both suit their names. and people who think names that differ from the norm, are stupid must lead very boring lives!!

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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.

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Once again....I think the original poster was wondering about the really off the wall names such as Nosmo King ( they got it off the no smoking sign in the room). Or the mentally challenged people who think the hospital named thier baby b/c they saw Male or Female on the crib card ( or bracelet), so the poor kid goes through life as explaining that thier name is pronounced fee-mah-lee ( or Mah-lee)...or poor Shithead ( sha-theed)

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Quoting Jacci:

my daughter's name is Bergen Rose and absolutely love her name! Every name derives from somewhere. I agree that you should definetly think about the name and the possible nicknames that could come with it, and consider your last name as well. But I feel that a parent has a right to name THEIR child anything that THEY want to! Yes a name does set the path to letting people define who that person is... but if you think about it, if you consider all the names we call "normal" now... what makes them stick out from the rest? NOTHING! Different names catch people's attention, and it may be that they are frowning at the name, but it caught their attention, didnt it?! Names that we consider "normal" now, people once wrinkled their noses at. Everything takes time, including new names to become "normal". So chill out and let people live their lives... you only get to do it once, why blend in?!?!



I agree and I love your daughter's name!!

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