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September 21st, 2013 01:12 PM #46Senior Member
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Fox is/was used as a slang term but so are Molly and John but to me those aren't good enough reasons to abandon these names (Fox is nowhere near as bad as those two). And the fact that this thread went 5 pages before anyone mentioned FoxNews means that it's a weak connotation.
When I've told my mom and a few others who were in their teens & 20s during the 1970s and used & heard the term 'fox' regularly, the reaction is always 'It's nice but why name a kid after an animal?' To them there is no sexual or negative connotation, just another animal name. So if people who lived during the height of the term's usage still consider it acceptable then I think a child of today named Fox will be fine
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September 21st, 2013 01:19 PM #48
September 21st, 2013 01:48 PM #50
Molly isn't a commonly known slang term. John isn't really that offensive. Besides that, both are common enough classics that the stigma of the negative associations isn't strong enough for most people.
I never said the Fox News association was a strong one. I simply said that people who DO follow politics closely COULD associate the name. I never said OMG!!!! People will think your son is a dumb republican because your son has the same name as a TV station!!!!!
Foxy is a term associated with a lot of women in porn. Don't believe me, don't think it's a big deal, that's fine. Quite honestly, I don't care. But people should at least be aware that foxy isn't just a fun, playful name.Current favorites:
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September 22nd, 2013 10:44 AM #52Junior Member
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I immediately think of actual adorable foxes, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Fox Mulder (not a negative as far as I'm concerned, as I loved the X-Files). I don't think of the "sexy" connotation right off the bat, and frankly feel that it's forced. Who the heck uses foxy as a synonym for sexy any more? I also didn't think of Fox News, and I'm quite liberal. I guess I give even staunch conservatives enough credit to not name their kid after a tv network
Someone mentioned that it wasn't a very masculine animal name, and I LOVE that about it. Why all the aggressive animal names for boys? Wolf? Bear? I'd much rather my son be clever than a godless killing machine.
Anyway, I'm not a very adventurous namer, so I would be most comfortable with it in the middle spot or as a nn, but I like it a lot. People will find a reason to hate ANY name, so if you love it, use it.
September 22nd, 2013 12:21 PM #54Ben & Lainy
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