Sometimes I'm watching TV shows with my family or my boyfriend's family and I just can't *not* comment on the name choice. Sometimes, I have to say, "Those are really good names. I love it." And sometimes, I have to say, "WHY WOULD YOU NAME A PERSON THAT?"
Today in English class a girl from another class who was pregnant brought in her baby to show my English teacher. All the girls in the class walked up to see the baby and I did too, not because I really wanted to see it but because I wanted to know its name so badly and I can't hear very well from where I sit in the back.
Anyway, its name was Isabella Grace (sp?) and I was so disappointed in how "generic" her name was I just walked back to my seat all bummed out and didn't even look at the baby. I think out of all my classmates I was the only one who didn't think her name was "gorgeous"
Whenever I see a film, I make sure that afterwards, I take a look at the full cast and crew list on IMDB.
I do it for every single film that I see, whether it at the cinema or on TV/DVD.
Sometimes the credits go so fast, or the writing is too small to see them properly, when the credits roll at the end. That's why IMDB is a Godsend.
When someone mentions a name and you know the meaning off hand & everyone has that "what, is that your middle name or something?" moment. Nope. Just obsessed.
Savannah Leigh and the other named her daughter Belle Marie, and I just had to roll my eyes. Sometimes you just want to say, "Really? That was the most creative you could be?" but of course you smile and nod and declare what a lovely name it is.
I totally surprised my sister earlier this week when she was mentioning names for her next child, and at one name I said something like "Oh I like that because then all their names would have the same meaning"...and then I had to try to explain why I randomly knew the meanings of all of those names.
Also, I'd add: You know you're a name-nerd when you cross something off your list before it becomes popular because you know it will soon skyrocket....For me, Hazel and August/Augustus are semi-crossed off of my list because The Fault in Our Stars (which features both names) is going to be made into a movie. I anticipate the movie doing well, so I think we'll start to see more Hazels, Augusts, Augustuses, and possibly even Gus.
I totally get the above posters on the name meaning thing! Or knowing the origins of a bunch of random names. Or, also, wanting to know everyone's middle names...
LOL, the only reason I read my hometown newspaper is to search the obituaries for old names and look through the birth announcements see what local people are naming their babies.
I once explained the history of surnames in western Europe to my biology class. It amazed me how many people didn't know what it meant to have an occupational or patronymic surname...
Another one from me:
I spend a lot of my time on name blogs even during class I was discussing it with my friend in homeroom and I have brought it up with another friend. Thankfully they didn't think I was crazy.
@southern.maple thats dedication. I'm occupational and many others are
Keep them coming :)