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  1. #1
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    Names you just don't "get"?

    I apologize if there are lots of other threads like this, but what are the names you just can't wrap your head around?

    I don't get the appeal of these:

    Lincoln (for a girl)
    Winter (if you've lived in the Midwest you might scratch your head)

    What are yours?
    Mom to James Daniel (10) William Joseph (9), Elise Marie (7), and Zachary Allan (1)
    http://letterstoauntkay.blogspot.com/

    TTC #5
    Claire, Sally, Adele, Anne, Cecilia, Serena (Seri), Audrey, Rose, Naomi, Maisie, Kate, Rosetta, Lucy, Linnea
    Thomas, Paul, Henry, Miles, Arthur, Samuel, Seth

    DH's "approved" list:
    Alison (Allie), Claire, Seri, Naomi, Amy, Diana, Lucy, Kate/Katie/Katherine, Audrey
    Thomas ("maybe")

  2. #3
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    Linus- the peanuts?
    Casper- the ghost
    Gideon
    Ezra
    Phineas
    Boys
    Spencer|Benjamin|Henry|Declan|Rhys|Grayson|Peter|Q uinn


    Girls
    Laura|Charlotte|Caroline|Savannah|Nora|Natalie|Hel ena

    Guilty Pleasures
    River|Sawyer|Moss|Barrett|Sky|Archer

  3. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by pemdas View Post
    Linus- the peanuts?
    Casper- the ghost
    Gideon
    Ezra
    Phineas
    I like Ezra because it's a short, hard-to-mispronounce, underutilized biblical name. Having been a child in the 90s, Better Than Ezra didn't hurt either.

    And I love Phineas. I've loved it since I read A Separate Peace. How anyone could read that book and not love Phineas' easy confidence and incredibly kind nature is beyond me (though it certainly doesn't guarantee liking the name). Naming a boy Phineas and calling him Finny...it still appeals to me. But we have a fur-child with a name that's much too close to Finny for that to ever work!
    #1 on the way!
    Why yes, I probably should be working!

    Benjamin * Sebastian * Ezra * Edmund * Henry * Hugo * Cormac * Andrew * Winston * Levi * Zev * Theodore

    Arabella * Aviva * Ariella * Maeve * Matilda * Eleanor * Catherine * Charlotte * Beatrice

  4. #7
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    I don't get giving boys names to girls. I hate having to question if some names will soon become too feminine or complete unisex names.

  5. #9
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    Penelope
    Braxton
    Surname/Boys names on girls - I feel like people who do this are terribly misguided. Wether there goal is to be "different" or for their daughter to be a "tomboy" there are better ways of finding a name that is unique/tomboyish without taking male names and surnames and sticking them on little girls. What happened to pretty names on girls? There is nothing pretty about the name Peyton or Riley. I don't understand what made people think they'd be good names for a little girl.
    Violet Gray
    Sad name-obsessed teenager and aspiring writer

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