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July 3rd, 2013 02:23 PM #6Senior Member
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July 3rd, 2013 02:46 PM #8Senior Member
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Oh, a lot! For example, our dialog from the pregnancy times(kind of):
Me: - J, dear, what do you think of the name Amandine for our girly?
SO: - This name reminds me of Amanda [Surname]. You know, that horny woman.
Me: - Well, how do you feel about Cosima then?
SO: - *clarifies the spelling and the pronounciation*Like my ex-girlfriend with Co- in the beginning? You really think I can name my precious daughter after her?
Me: - Not after her! She doesn't own the name and, moreover, it's Cosima, not Sima. If you don't like it then suggest some other names!
SO: - I like Elizaveta. Polyhymnia, Mildred or Zinaida will be cute.
That being said, Elizaveta and Mildred are the names of his very close leaving relatives, Polyhymnia was a joke and Zinaida is from the book he was reading. He suggests either spelling-disaster names or the names of his friends/family members.
And it's nearly impossible to find the name that don't make him think of his ex-girlfriend or ex-celeb crushes. That's why Fenella, Violet, Scarlett, Asher and many others were out.
But on the positive side, a lot of my relatives use exclusively Ukrainian names like Darina and Oleksander that we never consider so they don't ruin any names for us.
July 3rd, 2013 03:09 PM #10
One of my friends told me she likes Ophelia, but her husband was convinced boys would chase little Ophelia around the playground yelling, "Oh, feel ya!" It was never a contender for me anyway, but now I can't hear the name without thinking "feel ya".
I suspect my husband is going to make naming difficult anyway. The other day, I suggested Alice for a future daughter, only to be met with, "Like Alice Cooper?? Or that creepy movie?" I'm not letting aging rock stars define my kids' name choices! (BTW "that creepy movie" = Alice in Wonderland. Sigh....)
Other than that, no family members have ruined names, unless you count my cousin having a very unexpected third child and using Nicholas, one of my all-time favourites (though she didn't know that).Miriam ~ Helena ~ Estella ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Veronica ~ Sarah ~ EstherPaul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel
(Still) trying for baby#1
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July 4th, 2013 01:34 AM #12
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July 4th, 2013 02:36 AM #14Senior Member
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Oh, gosh. I hate to admit that i am the horrible person who does this to other people. My sister asked how i felt about the name McCall, and i immediately began imitating a crow cawing, and said "like Ma-call, ma-call?"
Pretty sure i ruined that one for her.I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.
My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.