Some of the worst on my Facebook news feed:
A$pyn B.er.lynn (why use all the y's?)
Li@m Ax.l (I like Li@m well enough, but no)
(please ignore the punctuation, just avoiding searches)
I have a friend who really wants to name her daughter Melena.
I know many people won't know this, but because of my medical background I know that the meaning of this word is "dark sticky feces containing partly digested blood." Eww! I know it has a different meaning in Spanish, but my friend and her SO neither one have any Spanish roots. I don't know what I will do if she goes through with naming her sweet baby girl this.
I feel the same way! At first I get really excited to hear the name, then I get nervous they might use something I like. So when it ends up being something I would never personally use, I'm happy.
Originally Posted by misselizabeth
I really don't know any people that have the same taste in names as I do. Most of my friends like names like Bentley, Neveah, McKinley. So I'm sure when I finally get around to having babes of my own I'll be the one with the weird taste in names! :)
It happens pretty much any time someone I know has a baby but the worst I've heard recently was a friend's relative (I don't know her) named her daughter Claxton. I don't even know what that is supposed to be.
My friend's older sister just named her daughter Braxlynn...
The best name I've seen on my news feed was Cole, which isn't even all that exciting. Scratch that, there's a Magnolia.
I've seen at least three Ethans, 2 Joels, 4 Annabelles... and most of my friends aren't even in the baby-making stage of life yet. So I guess my frustration has been mostly boring-choice-based. I have a friend (nowhere near procreation) who went through a Nevaeh stage, ugh. I really haven't seen any horrid choices pop up, which is surprising given the types I went to high school with (I'd expect more from the college and grad school sets), but maybe I just need to give it time!
I know someone who named her kids Tyler, Taylor and Tayden..... I don't even know how to react. Tyler and Taylor are so close in sound that it is almost impossible to distinguish them as she yells it across the playground. And Tayden??? As if Brayden, Hayden, Aiden, and Jayden and the other diminutives arent bad enough... Lets be "unique" and put a t in front. Ugh.
I have a friend called Annabel and I always expected her to choose something nice but she named her children Mayla, Tryden (goes by TJ though) & Rylie (b).
Brie and Belle (sisters).
There are more but I don't want to say them!
Most of my friends aren't in the baby naming stages yet, but I've seen a few names pop up - the pretty popular Isabelle, Lily, Joshua but also a Tabitha, a Libby and a Lois. Nothing awfully misspelled from my own acuaintances, but I do see photos in my feed of friends with other peoples' babies and some of them are a bit more out there. I'm not really around any of these babies, but I'd prefer to see a Joshua than a Jaidyn. Though each to their own style, I guess, and from a selfish point of view, as long as nobody I'm really close to uses my favourites before I get a chance to, I can cope :p
A friend of mine recently had a Jor-ja (hyphen not present in actual name). Why not Georgia?? So disappointing.