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    Living in Texas, when I hear Xochitl, I think of...

    Living in Texas, when I hear Xochitl, I think of a brand of tortilla chips that is sold here. (It's pronounced ZO-cheel or SO-cheel). And that is actually an indigenous name, not a Spanish name....
  2. Thread: Stephanie

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    I don't dislike it as a name itself. I just...

    I don't dislike it as a name itself. I just wouldn't use it because it's so ubiquitous among people born in the '60s, '70s and '80s. There are enough Stephanies in the world. Maybe by the time your...
  3. Thread: Merritt?

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    I have only met one Merritt in my life and that...

    I have only met one Merritt in my life and that was in high school at a Junior League banquet. So my image is of a rather WASP-y, social girl from an upscale family.
  4. The list would be so much more useful if they...

    The list would be so much more useful if they would combine the different name spellings. It completely changes the rankings for some of them. I think part of the reason we have so many little...
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    Gracesyn (on a girl). Replacing schwas with the...

    Gracesyn (on a girl). Replacing schwas with the letter "y" does not make a name more femynynne.

    Pretty much any time someone replaces a "c" with a "k" with no linguistic precedent for doing so....
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    Giving your daughter your mother's/grandmother's...

    Giving your daughter your mother's/grandmother's maiden name is, to me, the Southern-est of Southern naming practices. You can most certainly venture further off into other branches of your family...
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    "I don't know what to do, doctor. The symptoms...

    "I don't know what to do, doctor. The symptoms keep recurring."
    "All right, well, don't worry. I'm going to start you on Euphrosyne twice a day."

    I'm sorry, but your daughter will hate you for...
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    No one in America is going to pronounce that name...

    No one in America is going to pronounce that name with a "B" anywhere in it. People are going to say vah-LEN-see-ah (or possibly vah-LEN-shuh, but probably not).
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    I was born in 1988 and Elise seems to have been a...

    I was born in 1988 and Elise seems to have been a somewhat common middle name for girls my age (so was the Elyse spelling). But I don't think of it as a dated "filler" name in the way that Marie or...
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    My mom has a distant cousin who's pretty white...

    My mom has a distant cousin who's pretty white trash named Mistie. She named her daughter (born in the early '90s) Krystle. The daughter has two kids that I know of now, but I don't keep in touch...
  11. Thread: Edith

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    Edith

    Is Edith going to be the an up-and-comer in a few years?

    It's been out of fashion long enough for a comeback (the bulk of the original Ediths born in the late 19th/early 20th century are dead...
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    Trying too hard to seem upper-class/WASP-y. ...

    Trying too hard to seem upper-class/WASP-y.

    Anything ending in "-ington" should be off limits unless it's a family name. And even then, use discretion.
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    Usually girls have a different middle name than...

    Usually girls have a different middle name than their namesake so "Junior" wouldn't apply. And even if they didn't, the assumption until recently has been that a women will change her last name when...
  14. Do you know anyone with a name that's "ahead of their time"?

    Is there a family member, friend or acquaintance with a name that, if you looked at it on paper alone, would make you assume they were a couple of decades younger than they actually are?

    Examples...
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    Tierney makes me uneasy for two reasons: (1) It...

    Tierney makes me uneasy for two reasons: (1) It sounds a little too much like "tyranny." (2) Joe McCarthy (the paranoid, alcoholic anti-communist politician from the '40s and '50s) had a daughter...
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    Use your grandmother's maiden name as your...

    Use your grandmother's maiden name as your daughter's middle name. Here in the South, it's been a go-to way to honor relatives for generations.
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    Kimberly still shows up on Top 100 lists, which...

    Kimberly still shows up on Top 100 lists, which boggles my mind because the first Kimberlys that were born in the '60s are starting to become grandmothers. I think it can still work as long as you...
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    Fallon gives off a very '80s vibe to me (because...

    Fallon gives off a very '80s vibe to me (because of the Dynasty character; I was born in the '80s and knew a Fallon or two growing up). Ironically most people who like the name associate it with...
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