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Thread: Names you just don't get
August 29th, 2013 01:11 PM #46Senior Member
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Desmond isn't used very much in my area, but Gavin is very popular among boys---the oldest Gavin I've met was about 13 or 14 and the rest were elementary school age (5-10-ish), though I had a great-uncle whose name was Robert Gavan. I also had a classmate in the second grade named Alan as well as a kindergarten classmate named Derek and two high school friends named Ian---they'd be about 24-25 now, and most American Dereks and Ians would be 15-35-ish. And my teenage sister has a friend named Graham; they met a 30-ish man named Graeme and there was much rejoicing.
It's funny, but I had the exact opposite reaction to yours when I first heard of Sir Derek Jacobi: "You mean there's someone named Derek who's over 35?"
August 29th, 2013 07:14 PM #48
Ditto Hannah (such an ugly sound but so so common, there are so many in my grade and it's my middle name...huh?) and Olive (I mean I love the food, but as a name?) Others not including the names usually universally hated by actual name lovers like Kaylin and Raylee etc:
LouisaFelicity ~ Calista ~ Claudia ~ Beatrice "Betty" ~ Carlotta ~ Millie ~ Cora ~ Audrey ~ Violet
Calvin ~ Jude ~ Miles ~ Oliver ~ Roscoe ~ Benjamin ~ Leo ~ Adrian ~ Isaac ~ Colin
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August 29th, 2013 07:29 PM #50
Pippa : Just awful . I use it as a sexual term .
Sloane : dont like the sound
Harriet : see above
all the den trend except Aiden .
Lauren : to me this a name for mean girls . I dont know why .
Tallulah / Tabitha : they sounds horrible on my ears .
Harper : the only er name i dislike .
Mabel : way too old imo .
Winnie : Winnie the Pooh ??
Horribly misspled names . I dont mind thought things like Alison .
Susannah : Its seems to be quite popular here . I dont know why . I have an 70 yrs old gran with that name . Soooo old fashioned .
Poppy : just bleh to me .
Last edited by bellerose; August 29th, 2013 at 07:31 PM.“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.”
August 29th, 2013 08:39 PM #52Boys
August 29th, 2013 08:55 PM #54
Derek. He's 83.My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs
Amabel ~ Beryl ~ Bryony ~ Cecily ~ Charis ~ Clara ~ Dinah ~ Flora ~ Georgiana ~ Ophelia ~ Rosamund ~ Sylvie ~ Tabitha ~ Tamsin ~ Violet
Arthur ~ Barnaby ~ Basil ~ Bertie ~ Darcy ~ Elliot ~ Felix ~ Fraser ~ Frederick ~ Henry ~ Monty ~ Rowan ~ Rupert ~ Theodore ~ Tristan