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July 6th, 2013 11:42 AM #1
What does that make my childrens names?!
So, RE the dear Katie Hopkins and the baby name row unfolding these last couple of days, I really want to know - What do you associate my childrens names with?
When we picked them we didn't really have any criteria except we wanted them to be semi-classics, well-known, but not over used (when we picked our youngest son it WASN'T as used as it is now) and easy to spell and pronounce. That was it. But now I see more and more articles and interviews based on names and how they are perceived, especially by teachers. And it makes me wonder - how do you perceive my children's names?
I don't mean in "overused", but as in class, personality, success... Like the dear Ms Hopkins and her "tyler and charmaine vs India and Maximillian" issues.
Please be gentle xD
Tristan & Noah.
July 6th, 2013 12:43 PM #3Senior Member
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July 6th, 2013 12:56 PM #5
People are taking that woman's opinion WAAAY too seriously. She is obviously a nut, as evidenced by the interview. While there are a remote few who share her views, the vast majority of level-headed people do not.
Being a teacher, I run into a lot of names. Like anyone, I find names that I like, dislike, and a few I find downright ridiculous. But I can honestly say I've NEVER judged a child based on their name.
I find your children's names to be nice, solid names. Fairly par for the course as name trends go these days. I wouldn't bat a eye at seeing a Tristan or Noah on my caseload. Don't stress, the names you chose are fine!One Beloved Son - Raphael David
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July 6th, 2013 01:12 PM #7
Yeah, don't listen to her. She's mental and wants the publicity. As for Tristan & Noah- I don't associate them with any class or personality or type. Lovely, decent choices, just like almost all the names in your signature. And closer in style to India & Maximilian than Tyler & Charmaine. Personally, I mentally associate Tristan with Arthurian legend and the Tristan & Isolde story, and I associate Noah with the bloke in the ark with a load of animals. Cute. Like tintri, I wouldn't bat an eyelid at those names
July 6th, 2013 04:18 PM #9Senior Member
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