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July 7th, 2013 01:44 AM #6Senior Member
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Previously, I taught high school English. Supposedly those are the most challenging times but I see it as a period when a child's individuality blossoms. Yes, it was always a Michael/Matthew or Emily/Emma and you've often to have to result using last name initials.
With technology now, I'd suggest for upcoming parents to do an internet search for the name they're considering. For example, the average name Nicole is the most often porn first name.
I also living in Los Angeles where there's a bit of the entertainment industry. Sure there will always be the Julia Roberts of this world but being unique is an art form. I've had parents seriously consider if their child's first name could be the marquee of a show like an Oprah/Ellen/Anderson or would Shakespeare have named a tragedy Jack instead of Hamlet.* 5 easy ways to judge a baby name
* 21 other baby name rules worth following
July 7th, 2013 02:04 AM #8Girls:
Brenna, Coraline, Cordelia, Elodie, Francesca, Gianna, Helena, Ingrid, Margaret, Marilyn
Alaric, Griffon, Ivan, Joesph, Kenneth, Lucian, Nero, Orion, Phillip, Samson
July 7th, 2013 03:45 AM #10
Thank you for all your posts =)
July 7th, 2013 05:57 AM #12Mother to two lovely kiddos, Mila Arden and Cato Bennett
Currently dreaming of...
Atlas, Callahan, Caius, Ezra, Bram, Atticus, Aspen, Sylvan, Constantine, Perrin & Pascoe
Lyra, Elodie, Elowen, Isis, Artemis, Sylvia, Vesper, Anouk, Willa, Cassia, Elka & Sage
July 7th, 2013 08:03 AM #14
Haha - well there are a few guilty pleasures in my sig that I wouldn't actually use, but I think most of them are pretty normal, well-known names
I know Noah is used a lot now - it wasn't when we picked it, and Tristan isn't all that common in the UK either. But then we pick names on what w elike, not what's popular and I don't think we got a particular "name taste" either.
Last edited by tiggerian; July 7th, 2013 at 08:06 AM.