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June 27th, 2013 09:28 PM #6
I'm not concerned at all. I mean, I'm not going to name my kid Stormaggedon or anything, but I worry far more about the judgement of adults than I do children. Kids would probably think the name Stormaggedon is pretty spiffy.Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
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June 27th, 2013 10:29 PM #8
I avoid names that rhyme with any potty language, No asses, turds, ect, im pretty sure kids will find a name amusing if it rhymes with a "rude or derogatory" word and if your child is sensitive or shows a strong reaction to this teasing it could turn into bullying. I also would hate it if my name rhymed with anything negative.
Some names i crossed off the list for teasing potential -
Logan the Bogan
Astrid (ass turd)
They are all a bit silly but i couldn't use a name i wouldn't be happy being named myself.
June 28th, 2013 01:52 PM #10
I take it into consideration, but don't obsess. I think there's some truth to the idea that kids don't tease about names the way they used to, there's so much more variation today (Example: Mabel has a playdate with Sophie, Dez'tinee, and Catalina) that names are less likely to be considered "weird" than I think they were in past generations.
Still, I think it's worth thinking through a name for obvious teases (especially as a pp pointed out, those rhymes that are likely to come up in the preschool years).
I don't think Felix or Linus are especially cruel in the teasing department! I know a 5 year old Felix and it's quite adorable on him. His teachers are more likely to make the Felix the cat connection than his peers.Olivia Józefa: July 2013 . Expecting #2: July 2015
June 30th, 2013 02:27 PM #12
My Linus has never been teased once for his name. He is almost 7, only time he has been teased is when a friends child heard me call him "Graham Cracker" (one of his mn's is Graham) and then this boy thought it was funny and called him "Graham Cracker Boy" (which Linus liked at first, but then when the kid started to say it in a teasing "singsongy" way, it bugged him). Our Felix is of course not with us, and I cannot imagine somebody rude enough to tease the name of a stillborn baby, so I cannot comment on that too much.
BUT, I will say that my kids and I encounter so many names that growing up maybe would have gotten teased but now, kids are very tolerant and not just that, but *used* to different names and they do not bat an eye at all. So if you like Linus and Felix, go for it!Married to my love since August 2001
My lovely bunch of coconuts;
Sebastian Elihu (7/02)
Bronwen Eliza (2/04)
Linus Ezra Graham (9/06)
Violet Leona (1/09) and
Wolfgang Levi (3/13)
Always missing our Felix Emmanuel (10/10-10/10)
June 30th, 2013 05:12 PM #14♥19 year old name lover♥
Currently obsessed with Charlotte Eve & Jude Oliver