View Poll Results: Which of these naming trends do you dislike?
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Nicknames given as legal first names
Parents insisting on only full name used
Surnames as first names
Word names (jewels, trees, plants, etc.)
Double/hyphenated middle names
Hard to spell/pronounce names
Male names for females
Made up or misspelled names
$ names like Cash, Chase, Royce
February 2nd, 2014 04:20 PM #1Senior Member
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Which of these naming trends do you dislike (and why)?
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I am sure I missed a number of trends (they only allow 10 options on the poll too!).
I am fine with most of these categories myself generally speaking.
The only four that bother me:
1) Names that look like this: Eilshg which I can't pronounce or say.
2) Boys named Catherine or Sophia and girls named Michael and Charles.
3) Names that are made-up or misspelled. With made-up, I see efforts at creativity and individuality at least, but spelling Brian Brain or Elsa L-SAAA or Tod Taod, no.
4) Names that feel crass to me: car names (Royce), money (Cash), Wall Street (Chase) etc. Though a kid named Citroen... at least it's a cool word! (joke)
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February 2nd, 2014 05:17 PM #3Senior Member
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Nicknames as full names, boy names on girls and misspelled names.polina ∙ 19 ∙ art history major ∙ web developer
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February 2nd, 2014 05:23 PM #5
The ones that annoy me are (no offence to anyone):
Nicknames as legal full names- Only because a lot of the time they sound cute on a child, but not so much on an adult. I love Finn and Fae as nns, but I feel as if they sound a bit childish on an adult, or would only suit an adult with a certain personality.
Surnames as first names- This really irritates me. I don't mind surnames that actually sound like first names, but most names ending in -son/ -an e.g. Anderson, Jackson, and Donovan, and really common surnames like Smith, are clearly surnames and, to me, just sound a bit wrong as first.
Names like Cash etc.- Personally, I think they sound a bit tacky. Chase might be okay on a child or teenager.
Also, depending on the name, I don't mind made up names or names that are spelled differently. I like Silas spelt Sylas, because I think it looks nicer, and it's not been altered too much. It's only if a name has 5 extra letters, or looks/ sounds ridiculous (if made up); it's actually quite annoying when people automatically disregard names straight away just because they're "made up". I've liked the name Saren, since I was 7 or 8, and I didn't even know it was made up until I looked it up and couldn't find the meaning etc. Imogen for example, one of the top names on Nameberry, was (unintentionally) made up.
Parents insisting on using full name- It's okay when the child's younger, but ultimately it should be their choice to use their full name or a nn.
I love double mn; you can use more of your fave names, and difficult to spell/ pronounce names are okay, as long as the pronunciation doesn't have to be taught to everyone you meet. As in, "It's said B as in baby, o as in orange" etc.
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February 2nd, 2014 07:10 PM #7Senior Member
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While I think it is fine for them to call Arabella Arabella, I don't actually think it's their business at all what other people call her. Ara, Belle, Bella, or even Plum. Most of my high school girlfriends had nicknames, many of which had nothing to do with their actual name or their parents: Jen, Wilt, Marbles, Kel, Treefrog, Denie... And only one of those lasted (Jen) so some parental relaxation would be a good idea.
February 2nd, 2014 07:19 PM #9Senior Member
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Absurdly violent, hyper-macho names: Wrecker, Breaker, Hunter. The only Hunter I know is a pretty disturbed and violent kid, which doesn't help.
I don't take "Chase" as a money name. I think of it in the sense of pursuit--so more dashing than crass.
I might like some made-up names, but misspelled is another matter.