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Thread: Our little man - name response
August 18th, 2013 12:22 PM #1Junior Member
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Our little man - name response
I was wondering, have any Nameberry parents had any responses to their baby names that they have found upsetting? Our tiny monster is Rainer and I swear there's a few seconds of silence then a hastily put together weather related joke every other time we tell anyone his name.
My husband is half German so we've chosen names for our four that we thought worked in Germany and the UK - Magnus (Max), Ivo, Adela (Addie) and Rainer. He thinks it's rude but can laugh it off, and that I should too, think it's the lack of sleep making me emotional. Anyone have any idea what makes Rainer different from my other kids names?
August 18th, 2013 12:32 PM #3Senior Member
Isobel Yvonne "Belle" born 2/4/14
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boys: Rowan James; Tobias Levi; Gideon Daniel; Judah Stephen;
girls: Lydia Dawn ; Violet Kathrine; Clara Ruby;
Guilty Pleasures: Fable; Story; Soren; Phoenix; Astrid; Azalea;
August 18th, 2013 12:32 PM #5
Magnus, Ivo and Adela are all familiar but unusual names. When people hear Rainer, they only think of the word rain and not the genuine German name :/ It's unfortunate but stay strong. I'd just explain every time that it's the German form of Rainier (like the Prince of Monaco - who they should have heard of).~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
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August 18th, 2013 05:49 PM #7
People are small-minded, provincial idiots. I adore the name Rainer; it's on my long list. Your children are beautifully named. Ignore anyone who implies otherwise.Simon Valor | Eloise Faye | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Sophie | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan
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August 18th, 2013 05:55 PM #9
Unusual or unfamiliar names make some people uncomfortable. To offset their unease, they make jokes to break the ice. It's their way of dealing with uncharted territory. So in conclusion, I'm happy to report that it's really their problem not yours. Rainer is a great name so don't be discouraged by rude people!All the best,