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  • In Response to Re: I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I would never name my child... : If you insist on giving your kids bullsh!t made-up names, at least give them a traditional middle name that is spelled traditionally so they have something to legally switch to when they've decided they've had enough of pronouncing and then spelling out Kyliendeagh for every damned person they meet because mommy wanted people to think she was you-neek and edumacated.
    Posted by zitiqueen[/QUOTE]
    THIS!!!! I can't stand made up names and equally cannot stand "unique" spellings of normal names!
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  • In Response to Re:I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]My friend named her baby Bee. I knew it was going to be a little unusual, so I offered up "oh, short for Beyonce?" No. Nonononono. Bee. Short for Bandana. Beautiful. Your beautiful baby girl is NOT going to get picked on AT ALL. Moron. I've always loved Luke for a boy. If FI agrees to that [if we ever even have kids] then he can name the girl. Never really had any girl names I love.
    Posted by Legu[/QUOTE]

    umm, seriously.  who the f names their kid Bandana???  Is your friend joking?  Gotta agree with her getting picked on.  When will people realize these are children, not OBJECTS????  Crap like that frustrates me to no end.  Hey, I am gonna name my kid aluminum foil, but call him al for short. . . that's the level we get to with these names.  Ugh, just kills me!
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    [QUOTE]Ha! My dream for my future children has always been that they either become strippers or drug dealers.  I think I'm doing them a favor.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]
    If you have two daughters, I'd recommend "Cinnamon" as the name for daughter #2. We had a waitress at a Denny's named Cinnamon once. While "waitress at Denny's" seems like an appropriate career for a woman named Cinnamon, stripper would be even better!
    ETA: If you spell it "Sinnamon" you will not only go with the current trend of unique spellings, you will also surely direct her into stripping because of her "sin"ful name!
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  • I'm a lurker, just popping into this thread! One of my friends told me she wants to name her daughter "Cameron", which I think is a cute name... But she wants to spell it Kamryn. That poor kid will have to spell out her name a million times.

    "No, it's Kamryn with a K. And a y."

    I can't deal with all of these strange ways of spelling names. My name can be spelled like 60 different ways and it drives me crazy when I get a card from someone and it's spelled "Meaghyn" or something ridiculous.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I would never name my child... : My future second daughter is totally going to come back here in 25 years to thank you.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]
    But will TK exist in 25 years?!?!
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  • I think it's amusing that the 'normal' and 'traditional' names are now the ones that are unique.  Although, there are quite a few traditional names making a comeback, which is kind of disappointing.  I really liked the name Ella for a girl, it was my grandmother's name and something I'd always thought I could name my future daughter, but alas, it's now gaining popularity, and sounds way too much like Bella, and there's no way in hell that I want my daughter to have to deal with that one...

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  • In Response to Re: I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]I'm a lurker, just popping into this thread! One of my friends told me she wants to name her daughter "Cameron", which I think is a cute name... But she wants to spell it Kamryn. That poor kid will have to spell out her name a million times. "No, it's Kamryn with a K. And a y." I can't deal with all of these strange ways of spelling names. My name can be spelled like 60 different ways and it drives me crazy when I get a card from someone and it's spelled "Meaghyn" or something ridiculous.
    Posted by meganbouchard[/QUOTE]
    Mine is spelled Meaghan, apperantly my grandmother insisted that it be spelled that way because it is irish, I actually like it, except when people call me Meegan, then I just correct them, no big deal. People spell it wrong all the time, I don't even correct them unless it is something official
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  • I teach, so I hear RIDICULOUS names... Seriously, I don't even know how to pronounce some of them! I always feel pretty bad on the first day! 

    For example: LaQuise, Fadajea, Theophilus, Justinjammall (yes it's all one word & he has TWO middle names!), Akia... I could go on & on & on... These are just students I have had this year. 

    FI have our favorites right now: Catherine Bryce for a girl & Archer (?) for a boy!  I've always been a HUGE fan of Mary Virginia, too!
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I would never name my child... : I wonder if she was named after the place she was conceived.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]

    Ha! My FI's middle name is Van. There is an ongoing joke that that's where he was conceived. Still not sure where it really came from!
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  • I'm with PPs- I hate all the male -aden names, and I also hate Carly, Kaylee etc. Especially Carly.  It's funny you mention the senator rule-I always do the 'grandma rule' in my head (okay, and out loud-DH thinks I'm nuts!). 
    I tend to like more traditional names as well.  I have always wanted to name my daughter Emma Caroline after my grandma, but Emma is #1 on the most popular baby names list. I don't want my future kids to be Emma W or whatever their whole lives. And I've always loved the name James for a boy, but DH is named James and goes by Jimi, and I think it would be weird for the kid to have the formal name while the dad gets the nickname...
  • My FI has a nickname as a first name (Danny), when I told my mom she asked what his mother was thinking, then I told her he is a Jr., so it was really his grandmother who originally came up with it, but FILs didn't have to make him a Jr., they could have given him another name. I do think it makes our wedding invites look a little less formal but I would never mention that to him.

    My brother has a friend hamed Harvey, when we asked what it was short for he said "Harvest Moon." True story. I guess his parents were hippies.
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  • In Response to Re: I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]Jessica Simpson thinks you all suck. She named her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson today.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]
    Ugh. I had read she was going to name her daughter Maxwell. I was hoping she would change her mind. Ugh, two boy names for a girl?! WTF?? Poor baby.
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  • I work in health care and I'm constantly looking up names on the computer.  I don't want my kids to have to spell their names for the rest of their lives.  I hate names that are spelled more than one way, and I hate it even more when you take a normal name with a standard spelling and make it weird.  No "Y"s and no Jrs or the 3rds either.  Nothing can cause a problem with records more than a same name for 2 different family members.

    I love the name Lauren for a girl, and since it was popular when I was a kid, I don't think it will be by the time I have a baby.

    I love the senator or grandmother test.  I can't imagine talking about Grandma Bubbles.
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    [QUOTE]You just know that Jessica Simpson is planning to call her daughter "Maxi" instead of Maxwell. That won't get her teased at all. (BTW, did you see that her baby was almost 10 lbs? That makes my own nether regions cringe in sympathy.) A friend of a friend named her child Mariah Carey Smith (or whatever the last name is). I know a couple who named their son Parker.  Because he was conceived in the car.  When they were out parking.  
    Posted by LucyHC[/QUOTE]
    At least she's got an obvious Halloween costume choice.

    Sidenote: it was REALLY difficult to find a picture of a maxi pad Halloween costume that didn't have "blood" on it....
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    [QUOTE]You know what else makes me nuts about naming children?  When the parents give all the kids names that are related in some way.  Like naming all their daughters Rose, Violet, Daisy, Poppy and Iris.  Or Rosemary and Sage.  Or Ruby, Pearl, Jade and Opal.  Or giving them all names that start with the same letter (like the Duggars).
    Posted by LucyHC[/QUOTE]
    That's how the local animal shelter names litters of kittens and puppies to help them remember who is in the same litter. Ex. my cat was Ruby and her siblings were Onyx, Jade, etc.
    ETA: when we picked her out, there was a litter of kittens with Grey's Anatomy names! Meredith, Alex, Izzy, etc!
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  • As someone with a funky spelling of a traditional name, I always caution friends about making their child's name "unique".  Let the child be unique on their own and leave the spelling of the name alone.  I don't know how many documents I have with various spellings of my first name. 
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  • Oh good grief.  Jessica Simpson gave birth this morning, and she named her daughter Maxwell Drew.....poor girl.

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I would never name my child... : Oh my god?  For real?  You don't say.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]
    BREAKING NEWS. Jessica Simpson gave birth this morning to a girl named Maxwell Drew!
    Wait, am I 2.5 hours late to the party??
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  • Hi! I'm a lurker but consider myself a name nerd so I thought I'd jump in here. 

    My most hated trend is Charlie (or Charlee, Charleigh, Charley etc.) for girls. I dislike boys names for girls in general but I can't stand this. I semi accept it for a nickname of Charlotte.

    Other than boys names for girls I dislike random surnames (i.e. no relation to you), made up names, misspelled names, and trendy names. 

    My FI doesn't know it yet but when we start trying for kids I'm going to make him sit down with the name nerds website list of names which groups names by spelling to determine popularity. I prefer names that are on the classic side with a bit of history or I feel a personal connection to. 
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  • edited May 2012
    In Response to Re: I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]Hi! I'm a lurker but consider myself a name nerd so I thought I'd jump in here.  My most hated trend is Charlie (or Charlee, Charleigh, Charley etc.) for girls. I dislike boys names for girls in general but I can't stand this. I semi accept it for a nickname of Charlotte. Other than boys names for girls I dislike random surnames (i.e. no relation to you), made up names, misspelled names, and trendy names.  My FI doesn't know it yet but when we start trying for kids I'm going to make him sit down with the name nerds website list of names which groups names by spelling to determine popularity. I prefer names that are on the classic side with a bit of history or I feel a personal connection to. 
    Posted by Envy13[/QUOTE]
    OMG.... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/pop/2010/2010xx01.html 

    Kaylee (6049), Kayleigh (1287), Kailey (830)Kaylie (807), Caylee (559), Kaleigh (498), Kailee (435), Kaley (237), Kayley (229), Caleigh (207), Keily (185), Cayleigh (139), Kayli (196), Cailey (148), Kaily (126), Kayle (115), Kaileigh (108), Kaili (93), Kaylei (90), Keylee (85), Kalie (83), Kaylea (68), Keyli (64), Calie (61), Cailee (60), Kalee (59), Caylie (57), Caileigh (56), Kaeli (51), Kalei (50), Kailea (47), Kaeleigh (48), Caylie (57), Kaelee (42), Caley (36), Kailie (35), Kaeley (33), Kailei (32), Keiley (26), Keilly (25), Kaely (24), Keyleigh (24), Keilee (23), Keili (22), Calee (21), Klee (20), Kaelie (20), Cayley (20), Kayly (19), Keileigh (18), Keylie (15), Keyly (15), Kayelee (14), Kaile (14), Caeli (13), Kayliegh (13), Caeley (12), Kaliegh (11), Caylei (11), Klea (11), Khaylee (10), Kleigh (9), Caeleigh (9), Kayliee (9), Khailee (9), Khailey (8), Cayli (8), Cailie (8), Keyle (8), Keylli (7), Kayeleigh (7), Kaelly (7), Caelie (6), Caliegh (6), Caelee (6), Keylly (6), Caily (5), Kailly (5), Keighley (5)
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  • In Response to Re: I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I would never name my child... : They're ALL Kaylee but spelled in different fuckedup ways. ETA: Now that I've clicked the link I see what you did here.  I agree with Ace.
    Posted by LingerLonger1[/QUOTE]
    My favorite is "Khailey " because every name needs a random H, and I feel like she will be called "Ka-hailey" for all of eternity.
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  • My name pet-peeve is when people name their kids the shortened version of a name, not the full version.  For example, naming your son Alex, not Alexander, just Alex, or just Kate instead of Katherine.  It depends on the name though, plus, I'm super biased.  I have a shortened version of a name, and I much prefer the full version....but my parents didn't give me that choice.
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    Thank you ladies for acknowledging this growing epidemic.  My friend and I have been talking about the "Kayla Kaylee Taylor Bailey Connor Jayden Brayden Gavin Hunter Logan McKenzie Emma Bella Madison Maddysen Madysyn" problem for years.  I cringe now every time someone tells me what they named their baby.  I couldn't be a teacher today.  I weep for the future.

  • I had rules when I picked out my kids names.  Nothing on the top 10 list from the year before, the "Senator" test (not what I thought at the time, but great explanation), no weird spellings. 

    I did cave to my ex's demand on how to spell Jonathan (traditional) and how he wanted it..Johnathan.  That was a pain when going to appointments, Name..."Johnathan....that's J.O.H.N..."   Oh and he goes by his middle name too...Alex.  I did not repeat that mistake with the other two kiddos. 

    Also, future parents need to be aware of the initials and potential nicknames of their kids.  My older brother had the name David Anthony.  Awesome name unless your last name starts with an "M".   One of my students wants to give their some-day-future-child a name so the initials work out to be OMG, WTF, LOL.  Thinks it will be "cute if I can figure it out"

    Then there was the lady I worked with while in high school.  Her last name was Head and she wanted to name her future son "Richard"  Really!?
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    I have a 'unique' spelling for my name, which is unfortunatly extremely uncommon. When I'm married my first and last name will start with the same letters, I have a 'boys' middle name, but spelt the girly way.... my parents suck....

    on top of that I'm marrying an '_ayden'

    I have an friend who is naming her son 'Jackson' spelt Jaxzyn......

    it's sad that I feel bad for him.
  • I'm a pediatric resident, and I have seen some HORRIBLE names. There is actually a running list of bad names some where in our hospital that has been collected over the years. I can't stand the name Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) or Miracle.
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  • I substitute teach in three school districts around Pittsburgh and the names are....different.  In the suburbs there are tons of Emmas, Camerons, and then the more  "middle class" names as I like to call them (Aidan, Paige, Sydney, Jackson).  I'm in the city schools today though and I can't even begin to post some of their names. 

    FI loves four-letter, two syllable names.  I think we love Ava and Ellie most for a girl, but I, too, question Ellie in the long term.  I think the boy's name we both like right now is Owen but again...I think of an adult Owen as Owen WIlson and that's not a pleasant thought!  Good thing we're not pregnant!!
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    [QUOTE]I substitute teach in three school districts around Pittsburgh and the names are....different.  In the suburbs there are tons of Emmas, Camerons, and then the more  "middle class" names as I like to call them (Aidan, Paige, Sydney, Jackson).  I'm in the city schools today though and I can't even begin to post some of their names.  FI loves four-letter, two syllable names.  I think we love Ava and Ellie most for a girl, but I, too, question Ellie in the long term.  I think the boy's name we both like right now is Owen but again...I think of an adult Owen as Owen WIlson and that's not a pleasant thought!  Good thing we're not pregnant!!
    Posted by erbear84[/QUOTE]

    This is the one I like right now too.  I figure by the time we even have kids, and they grow up, Owen Wilson probably won't be that popular, plus, he's definitelly not the worst person to share a name with.

    Also, when I hear Ellie, I think of the movie Up.  I love that movie :)
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  • There was a news story last year around Valentine's day about four "Sweet" sisters.  Their last names were Sweet.  First names?  Always, Very, Really, and Forever.  No joke. 

    They were adults, and I think at least one was married (and obviously, took her husband's last name!).
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  • In Response to Re: I would never name my child...:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I would never name my child... : This is the one I like right now too.  I figure by the time we even have kids, and they grow up, Owen Wilson probably won't be that popular, plus, he's definitelly not the worst person to share a name with. Also, when I hear Ellie, I think of the movie Up.  I love that movie :)
    Posted by jemmini6[/QUOTE]

    We totally got Ellie from Up.  It was one of the first movies we saw together and we love it! 
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