Reactions to Names
Among some of my friends today, we were talking about how our dream houses would look, and I decided to bring up names for future kids (we are all around the age of fourteen). The only other girl who had thought about it said she'd have a boy and a girl named Matthew and Savannah. So, for fun, I decided to run through the more unusual names in my list, including the combos:
And the ones in my signature.
I was expecting some expressions of disbelief, and she gasped in horror. "It's a good thing you're not going to have a child for a long time. And by then, hopefully your husband can talk some sense into you."
When I laughed at that, she said: "This sounds kind of mean, but I hope you never have a kid if you're going to name them something like that."
I took it in stride, because I was expecting something like that, but I'm really glad I'm young and not pregnant or TTC.
Haha I suppose I'm one of the ones unaffected by my time here. I would have had a similar reaction as her (although not nearly as blunt). The only name on your list I would deem usable is Felicity. But hey, in my opinion, if you like the name, then that's great. You've just got to understand that not everyone will. And, depending on where you live, the more unusual it is, the more complaints like that you get.
You have wonderful names picked out and none of them made me flinch!! I love to throw my ultimate guilty pleaure out at people... its Ursula for a little girl and people are always shocked
I love Saskia so much. If I was your friend I'd be bummed I didn't think of it first.
I personally think you have much more mature and eclectic taste than most other kids your age. My favorites back then were horrendous for the most part! There are some real gems on your list in my opinion. I think your friend's choices are a bit of a snooze fest to be honest. Your taste may change as you get older but I hope you won't succumb to other's harsh opinions just because you choose to go against the mainstream. :)
I thought it was going to be something hideous when I saw the thread title, but all of your list are lovely, not a hideousity among them! Matthew I also quite like, but I much prefer Susannah to Savannah. It always reminds me of the desert, but in a bad way, not as in a hot, sandy place (like the beach...) Anyway. I have to say I prefer your name choices to hers.
Your names are fine. Some are quite beautiful, in fact. I love Cordelia Maeve and Isadora Beatrix. And from your signature, I love Susannah Lucy and Lucy Eliora. They aren't even that out there. Some of the names on your list are a little unusual - as in, not commonly used - but they are recognizable as established names and I'd describe most of them as elegant and a bit whimsical.
"This sounds kind of mean, but I hope you never have a kid if you're going to name them something like that."
I will change this to "This sounds kind of awesome, but I hope you have four girls so you can name them Felicity, Saskia, Cordelia and Isadora." Because those names are awesome and you have friends who are not as mature as you and will likely be jealous of your future children's names. Evander is actually on my own list.
Love it! What she said ;)
Originally Posted by cristinamariane
I hope you have seven kids and name them exactly that! :-)