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Thread: Names you just don't get
August 26th, 2013 01:35 PM #41
August 26th, 2013 02:58 PM #43Raquel-21 year old who loves names, books, and languages
Ladies: Catherine Isabella,Helena Margaret, Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Eva Rosalind, Rose Fiammetta, Edith Lenore, Charlotte Rosamund, Eleanora Winter
Gentlemen: Asher Frederick, Nicholas Hugo, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett
August 28th, 2013 01:47 AM #45
Other than made up or misspelled names:
Most -lyn or -ly/lee/leigh/li names with the exception of Jocelyn, Madelyn, Hadley, and Paisley
Boy names on girls
Names from my generation (Nicole, Tiffany, Amanda, Lindsey, Tracey, Megan, Samantha, Holly, Brittany, Courtney, Joshua, Kevin, Nathan, etc. Why were these appealing?)
The Aiden craze
Jordan (on either gender)
Morgan (love on a boy, no on a girl)
Names heavily associated with Abrahamic religions with the exception of Lazarus, Ruth, Enoch, and Felix
Title names like King, Prince, Princess, Goddess, Messiah, etc.
Draven (I use to love this during my goth phase when I was 14-15)
Culturally insensitive names (Like a Caucasian person naming their child Sayuri, Yuki, Mohammed, Krishna, etc.)
Over the top word names (Taking from kids I have actually met: Twilight, Window, And Easel...not even "hippie", just bizarre)
Rowan on a girl. Love it on a boy.
Christa/Christopher/Christina/Christine/Kristin/ChristianMommy of Juniper Teagan & Pyrus Nikolai
Catkin Winifred, Owl Arianrhod, Celandine Ceridwen, Heliotrope Isolde, Nettle Chiyo, Chicory Tallulah, Pennyroyal Matilda, Wedelia Imogen, Mallow Araminta, Dandelion Jane
Senna Lazarus, Bramble Gideon, Comfrey Azrael, Thistle Dorian, Huckleberry Iver, Larkspur Saul, Bear Cornelius, Yarrow Barnaby, Sol Aurelius, Hawthorn Otis, Centaury Eben
New Crushes: Criofan, Silver, Bastet, and Noctua
August 28th, 2013 10:36 AM #47
My biggest grievances are with surname names, boys names on girls and made up rubbish. I'll try to pick specific ones...
Cricket – Rugby? Golf? Football?
Emmett - slang where I'm from. Bloody emmets...
Atticus - I dislike the sound and find it a bit silly. But as a brother to Lofton and Kitchenette? It could work.
Any English city - mostly, they're very grim places.
Desmond, Gavin, Graham, Alan, Derek & Ian - these men are in their 50s at least
Brayden, Brandon - they sound so bland. I think of Bran Flakes and a donkey braying.
Audrey – that old woman on Corrie
Atlas – to join siblings Ordnance Survey and Road Map?
Wilder, Rebel, Gunner, Maverick – no!
Clover – cow/margarine name. “We alllll love Clover, it's the way that it's churned!”
Magnolia – the boring colour walls are painted
Maximus – Gluteus Maximus
Wesley - unattractive sound
August 28th, 2013 10:44 AM #49~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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