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February 28th, 2014 11:32 PM #36☆Isobel★Eloise☆Matilda★Alice☆Eleanor★ Amelia☆ Elena★Mirabel☆ Felicity★Phoebe ☆Eilidh ★Rosalia☆Roisin★Azalea☆Elsa★Arabella☆ Genevieve★Elodie☆Tallulah★Ruby☆
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February 28th, 2014 11:36 PM #38
Plus I'm asking opinions far less frequently on NB now anyway especially of the names I'm the most emotionally invested in, I guess I've just become more comfortable with my style over time and I just don't care if somebody is closed minded anymore.★ O L I V I A ★
(seventeen, student/traveller, obsessively maternal - with a darling black cat named Shura)
Emmett - Alec - Rufus - Wilfred - Eoghan
Trudie - Fenella - Aoife - Jemima - Polly
February 28th, 2014 11:46 PM #40Senior Member
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-" Double or three barred names are going to be too difficult for the child to spell, since those are regulations to get into kindergarten, poor child won't know if they are coming and going." - My response, well, thanks for that unsolicited advice. If you want to set the bar so low for you child and have so little faith in your parenting skills as well as your child's learning capabilities, that is fine, but please do not expect others to agree with you or follow in your advice. This made me boil!
-" Who do you think you are giving your child two middle name?" - Really, who do you think you are questioning my choices?
- " The name is obsolete for a reason, why burden the child with an unusual name, fitting in is soo much easier than standing out, poor child." - Your that opposed to parenting and teaching your child a moral upbringing and to enforce them to be nice to people they meet with different names and backgrounds?
- " Were your parents hippies for naming you after a season/nature/animal?" - My personal favorite, a parent of "certain" era's are automaticlly typified as a Hippie thumper because they chose a seasonal name, can anyone say pre-conceived notion with out obtaining all the facts? Perhaps, if this is the reasonal logical & conclusion, then them Edwardians were some pre-hippies and we are the post-hippies?
- " I can't pronounce it, why would you choose a name that I can't pronounce, you know most people are like me, we live in the US, why torment the child?" - Just because your limited doesn't mean I should be or that my child should be as well. That is subjective and a chose, not a requirement.
These are just of few of my encounters and conversations from personal experience in life. Sorry if it comes across snappish, but it still makes me fussy!
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February 28th, 2014 11:47 PM #42Senior Member
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It seems this thread has turned into a venting session where people inaccurately twist the opinions of others just to vent about them. Most of these threads specifically solicit opinions. It's fine to disagree with those opinions, but I think there's something wrong with spinning it to mean something it doesn't (for example, I have never, ever read anyone who said that a girl with a unisex name can't become a doctor -- if such a thread exists, please direct me).
February 28th, 2014 11:51 PM #44
"The other kids will call him ________."
My husband is always saying this about names. That other children will call them something to do with the name that nobody apart from him has ever thought of. I've tried telling him that children don't really get bullied because of their names. That can be a factor, but a child with the coolest name will still be bullied if there are other reasons. And a child with a dorky name might be one of the most popular kids in school. I don't think names are that much of a factor in schoolyard bullying.TTC #1
Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Margaret - Susannah - Violet
Arthur - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter