May. 11th, 2007

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I know everyone has a list of names they like---but would you ever actually use them? I discovered yesterday that I didn't want to tell a co-worker some of the names I liked, because I didn't think she would 'get them'. She would think they were weird. Is this common? Should I even care what other people think? I told her I liked the named Susanna and Penelope, and she looked like I had bugs crawling out of my ears.
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For those of you who have children with unusual names (and I don't mean names that are unique due to the spelling. I mean names that are very unusual, not heard every day, weird, different, etc.)...

-Have you ever had any regrets about the name you chose? If so, why?
-Have your children been teased by other kids about their name?
-Do you find that you get better reactions from people in your generation vs. older people?

I am asking because we are planning on giving our son a very unusual name. I can't tell what it is because it's a secret. So far we have only told our parents, and my husband's mom didn't like the name. She thinks that he will get made fun of for it. We are still planning on using the name because it's awesome, but I'm just looking for input from other parents of unusual-named children. Thanks in advance!!!
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Finally! Here's the link:

What are your thoughts? :)

EDIT: You can check out the top 1,000 names as well. Does anyone notice any significant trends?
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What do you think of the name Gage?

I kinda like it, but it just reminds me of the little boy in Pet Sematary who dies and comes back to life in a demonic way. I'm not sure if I can get past that...
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I'd like to pick a Russian male name that would sound good in English and woudn't be too hard to pronounce. I did not want a name that is too common in Russia and I don't want to get just an English equivalent.
The name I like is Veniamin, the short version is Venya (Venia). It is a Russian version of Benjamin- the name I like, but find it too common.
I'd like to hear opinions of native English speakers- would that name sound too odd or unpleasant to an English ear? :-)
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What's a boy name that could be shortened to Rory?  I have Gregory, but I'd like some other ideas...

And what are your favorite unique names that you may or may not use?
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hey I'm new on here. I've always had a fascination with names, maybe because my name is very rare where I live. My name is Martyna Rozalia. It's of Polish origin. Martyna is said the same way as Martina. Rozalia was my great-grandmother's name, said Row-zah-lee-ah. 
Names I like: 

Girls: Rozalia, Zalia (zah-lee-ah), Xanthea, Reah (ray-ah), Kyanna, Ellyce, Nika 

Boys: Thaddeus (my grandfather's name was Tadeusz, Thaddeus is the English equivalent), Leon, Josef, Keideci (kay-de-see)

As I'm a primary school teacher, my choice of names is going to be limited by the time I have children! :) Some interesting names I've come across while teaching so far that come to mind: 

Girls: Avalon, Cherokee, Dakota, Sammy-Joe, Chance 

Boys: Parliament, Airport, Brock, Rock, Tubby, Vanci-boy
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At work today I answered the phone and the woman said her name was VAH-gi-na (the G is like grass). When I was writing it down I put Vogina....I hope it's not spelled with an A instead.

There was also another woman whose name was Kieu. It is pronounced like the letter "Q."

all very interesting....
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Hey all,

My 3 year old daughter's name is Mackenzie (Irish, "daughter of a wise leader") Eliana (Hebrew, "brought forth from God") and I'm pregnant with number 2. We have no clue if it's a boy or a girl (and I don't want to find out!) and I have been thinking of names. I'd like to keep it in the same format, something Irish and something Hebrew for a middle name. Any suggestions??? So far, the boy hates every name I like.
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What middle name would go with Torsten?
Its a Scandinavian name and it means "stone of Thor."
I'm absolutely in love with it, but all the boys names that I like also end in "-en" and "-in" sounds. Its too much to have that sound repeated.
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I was wondering what people thought of the name Titus, for a boy of course.
I'm not very found of most boys names, and not really in any need of one (or any name) in the near future.
If anyone has read the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake, that's where I sorta decided I liked the name, but I'm afraid that it could be abbreviated to some unsavory words.
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Hi, I just joined because thinking about baby names is clearly more fun than writing a paper. Babies are still a long way off in my future, but I'm just posting a few favs for fun. Let me know what you think and/or what middle names you think would work (either from the ones I've listed or ones you like that I haven't thought of). And on a side note, what are your thoughts on Sky/Skye (i.e. which spelling do you like better and for what gender?)

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The dance teacher, and learning assintance teacher at my school had babies recently both being boys.

Names you ask?

Ethan (don't know the middle name...yet)
Aidan James

Yes, I know. Boring plain popular names. But I love Aidan James. Ethan is blah to me.

So umm...yeah. I know MOST (I did not say all) of you might not like these but yeah so the big question is....

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May. 11th, 2007 09:08 pm
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my school counsolar (spelling?) just had her twins recently. she came into school today with the kids. she named them Kyler and Alley which i think is prolly short for Allison not sure. maybe, maybe not we dont know the middle names but thoughts? 


May. 11th, 2007 10:47 pm
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I've got a list of my favourite names. I'm not planning on actually having any children, and even if I do, I'll make sure they're not stuck with a horribly uncommon name - so most of the ones below are really out of the question, even if I love them. Also, being Norwegian I a) have to make sure that the names work in both English and Norwegian (even if Norwegians can pronounce English names approxomately right) and b) I still don't like nick names all that much because I'm used to people actually being called Jonathan, Christian, Christopher, Alexander etc. I do use Chriss myself, though, because English people have problems pronouncing my names correctly.

Comments and thoughts are appreciated.

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