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    Quote Originally Posted by argenta_genova View Post
    East93, Cedric is mentioned as being "sissified" within the first paragraph of the description. I missed it too, on my first read-through.

    Someone should make a thread about which 'girl names' it'd be interesting (if highly unlikely) to give to/see on boys...

    I absolutely love this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by teacherma View Post
    I included Cedric because of this:

    The name was then sissified as Little Lord Fauntleroy, the long-haired, velvet-suited and lace-collared boy hero of the Frances Hodgson Burnett book, who became an unwitting symbol of the pampered mama's boy.


    Thank you for that! My brain is pretty fried today.

    I also made a thread in "All About Nameberry" for us to post names with descriptions that rub us the wrong way. Please add to it as you find more.
    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...-the-wrong-way
    Nathaniel . Eden | Alessandra . Noel

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    Quote Originally Posted by east93 View Post
    I also made a thread in "All About Nameberry" for us to post names with descriptions that rub us the wrong way. Please add to it as you find more.
    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...-the-wrong-way
    Brilliant idea! Thank you!
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    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

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    While we're on the topic of name descriptions, I have an issue with Arthur being listed as a girl's name on this website. I also have an issue with this list: http://nameberry.com/list/247/Geezer-Names-for-Girls

    It seems like any name that Pam or Linda perceive as dated or soft is suddenly "charming" on a girl. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't exactly call Randolph, Seymour, or Vernon "charming" on a girl.

    The description for Arthur (girl) is this: "One of the old-school masculine names some very adventurous parents are adopting for girls."

    I thought that was an interesting claim. I just checked the SSA lists from 2001-2011, and not surprisingly Arthur never shows up on the girls' list. If there were any unfortunate girls named Arthur in that ten-year span, there are less than 40. Definitely not enough to warrant Arthur being listed as a girl's name.

    ETA: I posted this before I saw that east93 made a thread. I'll move this post to there.
    Emily / 20 / American

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    Quote Originally Posted by augusta_lee View Post
    Brilliant idea! Thank you!
    No problem, some descriptions had been bothering me for a while, I don't know why I hadn't thought of it sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern.maple View Post
    While we're on the topic of name descriptions, I have an issue with Arthur being listed as a girl's name on this website. I also have an issue with this list: http://nameberry.com/list/247/Geezer-Names-for-Girls

    It seems like any name that Pam or Linda perceive as dated or soft is suddenly "charming" on a girl. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't exactly call Randolph, Seymour, or Vernon "charming" on a girl.

    The description for Arthur (girl) is this: "One of the old-school masculine names some very adventurous parents are adopting for girls."

    I thought that was an interesting claim. I just checked the SSA lists from 2001-2011, and not surprisingly Arthur never shows up on the girls' list. If there were any unfortunate girls named Arthur in that ten-year span, there are less than 40. Definitely not enough to warrant Arthur being listed as a girl's name.
    *nods*

    Many descriptions are personal opinion, and not even shared by majority opinions.

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