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  1. Poll: Helen is classic and timeless, which makes it...

    Helen is classic and timeless, which makes it feel much stronger than Hayden. Hayden is trendy and very "now"....it does not feel substantial.
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    As a classic, "evergreen" name, I do not find...

    As a classic, "evergreen" name, I do not find Margaret dated or boring at all. Names that read as dated to me are typically strongly associated with a certain timeframe or past generation. Margaret...
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    I am not making fun of anyone here. I...

    [/QUOTE]I am not making fun of anyone here. I find it fun deconstructing a name's sounds and connotations, but I can't say it brings me any closer to a definition of what names are not sexist.
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    I know these are divisive topics and I commend...

    I know these are divisive topics and I commend everyone for keeping the discourse positive (for the most part). However, I don't know that there is a productive conversation to be had here with both...
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    Ummmm....SHOULD be a difference? really? I prefer...

    Ummmm....SHOULD be a difference? really? I prefer a strong, classic name for myself (as a women) vs. a unique name. How terrible and feminist of me; clearly I am not how I "SHOULD" be. I am offended....
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    YES to this and nameweary......I need a group of...

    YES to this and nameweary......I need a group of like-minded, well-informed, intellectual name nerds to discuss all the the historical, social, gendered, etc. dynamics behind naming and identity. Ack...
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    Matilda is my favorite, but I also like Madeline....

    Matilda is my favorite, but I also like Madeline. I would not use Madison.
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    Naming traditions and norms do not happen in a...

    Naming traditions and norms do not happen in a vacuum. Of course this discrepancy is due to legacy of sexism....just another example of the unquestioned/unexamined acceptance of heteronormative...
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    It seems very silly and I don't understand the...

    It seems very silly and I don't understand the appeal at all.
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    A griffin is a eagle-lion monster creature. I...

    A griffin is a eagle-lion monster creature. I don't like it and wouldn't use it on a boy or a girl (even though it is a family surname for me - my beloved grandmother). I have a strong dislike for...
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    I just think of it as a boy's name (probably...

    I just think of it as a boy's name (probably because I am Jewish and it is a popular Hebrew male name). That said, my sis-in-law is an Ariel who goes by Ari. She hates her full name (and has not used...
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    Love Henry! I know a few baby Henrys, but I also...

    Love Henry! I know a few baby Henrys, but I also know teenage, middle-aged, and elderly Henrys. Even if there is a current uptick its popularity, it is such a timeless/classic name (like Thomas,...
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    Catherine! Agree with others that Catherine is...

    Catherine! Agree with others that Catherine is perfectly timeless, and Charlotte (while also classic) seems to be trending right now. Grace, however, feels like filler in the nm spot. Catherine...
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    I like this style of name, but I fear a few may...

    I like this style of name, but I fear a few may become hipster-trendy (Milo, Rufus, Linus). I guess I like "nerdy-chic classic" - from your list: Simon, Henry, Theodore, Edward.
  15. Grandmothers: Carol Leigh and Patricia ...

    Grandmothers:
    Carol Leigh and Patricia

    Great-grandmothers:
    Ena, Mary, Ethel, Catherine
  16. Great name! I haven't thought of this name in a...

    Great name! I haven't thought of this name in a long time, but it made me smile when I just saw it posted :)
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    Is Campbell a family name for you? If not, I...

    Is Campbell a family name for you? If not, I would not use it. I think it is very confusing when people use common surnames that they have no connection to as a first name for their child. It can...
  18. Another for Ella Josephine (or even better:...

    Another for Ella Josephine (or even better: Josephine Ella). So many lovely nickname options with Josephine!
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    I completely understand your annoyance and fear...

    I completely understand your annoyance and fear (I have issues with the problematic disney "princess ideal" and a lot of the tacky disney branding - sorry to be a culture snob)...but I think Elsa is...
  20. Thread: Flicka

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    What about Lissa or Leecy? You have a lot of free...

    What about Lissa or Leecy? You have a lot of free rein with nicknames. I work with someone named Leecy (full name) and it is lovely on her. She is a middle-aged corporate professional and it works...
  21. Thread: Ellington?

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    Not to pile-on, but I agree that the use of...

    Not to pile-on, but I agree that the use of random surnames for girls (with no family connection) is puzzling and increasingly pedestrian. Love southern.maple's alternatives.
  22. Thread: Ida...

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    I like it - it is uncommon but familiar. It fits...

    I like it - it is uncommon but familiar. It fits in the girl-name trend of short, vowel-first-letter names (Ella, Ava, Eve, Isla, etc.) but is more unique/classic at the same time. Also, it fits the...
  23. Thread: Ocea?

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    This iis actually my young cousin's name and she...

    This iis actually my young cousin's name and she wears it well. Her parents are very much hippies and she is a lovely flower-child type..very artsy and sweet. It is not really my style and when she...
  24. Agree entirely with this (poppy528). Because our...

    Agree entirely with this (poppy528). Because our last name is an anglicized version of a Jewish name (very English sounding), it is very important that our children's fn be distinctly Jewish (not...
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    KEErst - Like "Kirsten" without the E

    KEErst - Like "Kirsten" without the E
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