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Thread: Names You Hate For No Reason
August 28th, 2013 09:29 AM #36
August 28th, 2013 10:07 AM #38
Anthony. I don't know why other than I just don't really like how it sounds.
pet peeves: nicknames as given names; unconventional spellings; masculine names on girls
not-so-guilty pleasures: five-syllable girls' names; virtue and nature names; over-the-top antique names for boys
(if i repeat name suggestions in a thread, it's because i like them! no apologies here for repeats of great names! )
August 28th, 2013 05:52 PM #40Senior Member
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I think all of us have names we dislike because of unpleasant people we know. I think especially anything you associate with childhood trauma is easy to hate -- if a bully or someone you were frightened of as a child had that name, you are never going to get over that and be able to look at that name objectively.
But as for perfectly good names I dislike for no reason -- Helen and Oscar come to mind. They are fine -- and currently fashionable -- names, and no one need blush for having them in the family. But while I am on board with most vintage names, I can't love those two. It isn't that I think nursing home residents when I hear them -- I can see them on babies. But while I LOVE the European family of Helen names -- Eleanor, Nell, Elena, Leonora -- I don't like the Anglicized pronunciation -- it is too plain. And I like Jane!
As for Oscar -- I've always thought -- why?
If it is any consolation to fans of those names, my favorite -- Clementine -- is here, and always pops up on lists such as this.
August 28th, 2013 07:38 PM #42
August 28th, 2013 10:15 PM #44Senior Member
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