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Baby Names That Are Too Much To Live Up To

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I was looking this morning through the list of baby names that have entered the US Top 1000 since the turn of the decade — more, much more, on that later — and I was struck by how many of them overstate the case.

I mean that they are baby names that are too much, in one way or another, for any human being to live up to.  Names like the infamous Precious.  Or Legend.  Well, we’ll detail the specifics below.

In early editions of our first book Beyond Jennifer & Jason, we included a list called Names That Are Too Much, or Not Enough, To Live Up To.  Then somewhere along the way, we dropped it.  But clearly it’s time to bring it back.

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With gloomy and depressing headlines hitting the news every day about international trouble spots and the tanking economy, what’s a forward-looking, optimistic baby namer, who wants to project a warm, welcoming, positive sense of the world to her innocent little newbie, to do?

Here are a few strategy suggestions.

1. PICK A NAME WITH A HAPPY MEANING.  There are lots of choices that mean or connote happiness, hope, friendliness and good luck.  These happy baby names include,

For girls

Amy

Beatrice

Bliss

Blythe

Bonnie

Edwina

Farah

Felicity

Gioia

Hilary

Joy

Larissa

Leticia

Merry

Nadia

Sunshine

Tatum

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