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  1. #1
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    Disagree with Nameberry definition/description/popularity on a name....

    I'm wondering how much pull Nameberry writers have on encouraging/discouraging someone from choosing a name. Some of the descriptions behind names are quite opinionated....of course, it's an editorial style and that is to be expected...but I'm curious, all the same. While names like Fred and Endicott get the NB writers' praise or at least a short but pleasant description, others get their snub. Does an acclaimed naming site have much sway on prospective names with parents? Other sites that declare the popularity of the name in the last 100 years, or that have quotes from people (and votes) on how they dealt with the name growing up, etc.....perhaps they also have a sway?

    What is your opinion?
    Mommy to:

    Amaré Elyse . Her name is the present infinitive of "to love" in Latin, and we pronounce it Am-uh-RAY.

    Job Marcellus. We call him Joby.

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    Edited for privacy.
    Last edited by saracita00; January 18th, 2014 at 09:46 PM.

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    Privacy edited.
    Last edited by charlieandperry1; July 28th, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

  4. #7
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    Wow, super informative background! Thanks to both of you...

    Yes, I agree with what you're saying...just wondered how much affect naming sites/books have on the public's opinion on names... It seems certain celebrity babies have made names pop, so it is an interesting idea. But overall, I think the ppl going to NB and other naming sites are probably going in "deep" for their name, so it most likely is more of a "what does this 'magazine's' opinoin mean to you," as you were saying, saracita.
    Mommy to:

    Amaré Elyse . Her name is the present infinitive of "to love" in Latin, and we pronounce it Am-uh-RAY.

    Job Marcellus. We call him Joby.

  5. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    That's your opinion of it and that's fine, but George isn't anything. I wish people would just put 'I think' at the beginning of sentences like that (sorry, that's a little gripe of mine )
    See, I disagree with this. If you're saying it, obviously you also think it. The "I think" part is assumed.

    I don't let Nameberry affect my opinion. I rarely look up names in the database, as Behind the Name is much more reliable when it comes to etymology.
    Emily • Nineteen • United States
    ♂ | Samuel Edward George Arthur Ezra Gideon James
    ♀ | Jane Helen Anne Cora Phoebe Gwen Caroline

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