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Thread: Names you just don't get
August 28th, 2013 10:52 AM #46Senior Member
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I also agree about Magnolia, it's a beautiful tree but I think paint.My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
August 28th, 2013 11:20 AM #48
Emmett; it's awesome and I'm unfamiliar with the slang), but the Clover one made me literally Laugh Out Loud, which I disguised as a cough and now my mum thinks there's something wrong with me. Also, my 17-year-old brother is called Alan, but he's already been told it's an old man name.
You could also add Malcolm to the old man list. I hear all the time on here and do not get it at all.My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs
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August 29th, 2013 12:11 PM #50Senior 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 06:14 PM #52
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 06:29 PM #54
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 06:31 PM.I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.~ Christopher Poindexter.
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Little gent is currently nameless .