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  1. #16
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    I think on the subject of certain names garnering more attention that others it's not a matter of clique, or fakery, persay. It's more so that most nameberry users aren't just soon-to-be mothers searching for a name for their little Jimmy or Lily, they're mostly people who are in love, or obsessed with names, and therefore have a more imaginative or passionate way of looking at names and putting them together.

    They won't be as interested in the everyday commonplace names that aren't as dynamic as some other names. Also, most people irl aren't as interested in names at all. I mean, I just asked my 19 year old boyfriend what he'd name his son or daughter and he picked Michael and Sarah. Whereas I, a 20 year old obsessed name lover would choose something like Alessandra, and possibly Eden for a boy. He laughed at the name Michaelanglo, whereas I gush over it.
    I wouldn't go to the people I know personally to discuss my love for Eden on a boy, or Caspian, or Kol, or even Alessandra on a daughter, but I'd come here in a heartbeat.

    I think when you look at it in that perspective, certain posts don't seem so fake anymore.
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    Yes I used to have my age in my signature so people would know I wasn't pregnant and my taste isn't too unusual but when I get annoyed mostly when a new member joins up and posts that they have a baby or say meet Freda born in June. I think those are fakers especially when there babies have really unusual names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwoodfey View Post
    Why beat around the bush, ladies? It's obvious who you're all talking about, and this is starting to turn into kind of a petty thread. "Nobody wants to talk about the names I love, only the sparkly names. No fair." Well, yes, for the most part. I mean, what else is there to say about Jane? Jane is great. I love Jane. She's a quiet little beauty. You could have 20 pages of people saying, "oh yes, Jane is pretty," or "a little boring, but yes, I do like it." Faerydae, on the other hand, is polarizing. You're going to have tons of responses right off the bat because most people have never heard of it, much less considered it for an actual person! And then you're going to get the myriad responses letting you know you're a horrible parent for wanting to name your child Faerydae, followed by the defenders of the name. Before you know it, it's 20 pages long. You want to talk about Anne, Peter, Ada and Thomas? Fine. I love them all. They're classics for a reason, everyone for generations loves these names. You really can't go wrong with them. I mean it when I say I love them all, especially Peter and Anne from that group. I'd love to meet a little Peter and Anne.

    If this were a fashion forum, and someone wanted opinions on a cream cardigan and a wool skirt, you'd get responses like "safe but pretty/classic" whereas the tiger stripe strapless number is going to get tons and tons of comments because you don't see that everyday. A lot of people are going to hate it, and a lot of people are going to tell you to go rock that dress.

    If you're upset that the obscure names get all the attention, then make it a rule to only comment on the classics. Right now Sally is sitting all by herself in the girls' section with one comment. Go give her some love! When you want to talk about a classic, come up with a really creative hook for the title of your thread. Everyone likes a catchy title. Add a photo for inspiration or talk about how the name makes you feel so we feel what you do about the name. Pimp that name out! Make us love it, make us want to say something more than, "yeah, it's a nice name".

    I've already said my piece about fakers and trolls, and I suppose the copycats could sort of fit in there, although personally I love seeing a name I've recently talked about get searched/added to signatures, and hope others feel the same way. It's a nice feeling when the weirdo names you love are loved by other people.
    Totally agree.

    What more can you say about the classic names? The wording is definitely important:
    'What do you think of John?' will get you 5 responses
    'I like John but worry that it's too stale and boring. Is John dated? Do you find it boring?' will get you at least 3 pages about the beauty of John.

    I like the more 'out of the box' names so I'm more likely to respond to those threads. I especially try to respond to the really out there posts because I know the OP will get lambasted. In general Nameberry is quite conservative and biased (in regards to unisex names). Out there names get lots of responses but remember that a good number of them are negative. Would you rather a handful of kind words or a truckload of 'It's terrible', 'Your child will hate you', 'He will be teased', and etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat108 View Post
    Totally agree.

    What more can you say about the classic names? The wording is definitely important:
    'What do you think of John?' will get you 5 responses
    'I like John but worry that it's too stale and boring. Is John dated? Do you find it boring?' will get you at least 3 pages about the beauty of John.

    I like the more 'out of the box' names so I'm more likely to respond to those threads. I especially try to respond to the really out there posts because I know the OP will get lambasted. In general Nameberry is quite conservative and biased (in regards to unisex names). Out there names get lots of responses but remember that a good number of them are negative. Would you rather a handful of kind words or a truckload of 'It's terrible', 'Your child will hate you', 'He will be teased', and etc?
    Why is it that when someone talks about unique names, it is in the context of outrageous names? A name does not not have to be John or Jane in order for it to be different, but as someone else has mentioned....Faerydae....seriously? And yes, that "name" has been mentioned, along with others such as Firefly, Rapunzel, Happy and other over the top ridiculous names. You can be "unique" without going over the deep end, and one should be given more than a couple responses without having to be pregnant or have a wild taste in names.

  5. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by east93 View Post
    I think on the subject of certain names garnering more attention that others it's not a matter of clique, or fakery, persay. It's more so that most nameberry users aren't just soon-to-be mothers searching for a name for their little Jimmy or Lily, they're mostly people who are in love, or obsessed with names, and therefore have a more imaginative or passionate way of looking at names and putting them together.

    They won't be as interested in the everyday commonplace names that aren't as dynamic as some other names. Also, most people irl aren't as interested in names at all. I mean, I just asked my 19 year old boyfriend what he'd name his son or daughter and he picked Michael and Sarah. Whereas I, a 20 year old obsessed name lover would choose something like Alessandra, and possibly Eden for a boy. He laughed at the name Michaelanglo, whereas I gush over it.
    I wouldn't go to the people I know personally to discuss my love for Eden on a boy, or Caspian, or Kol, or even Alessandra on a daughter, but I'd come here in a heartbeat.

    I think when you look at it in that perspective, certain posts don't seem so fake anymore.
    Caspian, Alessandra and Eden aren't over the top in the slightest. I know a couple of Alessandras, Eden isn't so out there in the sea of Aidens and Jaydens and Caspian is a literary name found in the fantasy epic by C.S. Lewis.

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