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February 28th, 2014 10:26 PM #36
Jamie and Archie on a boy - no issues there, but as soon as I mention Millie or Edie for a girl I get 'can you picture a boss with that name?!" It's sad to be honest. Names like Lottie, Edie and Betsy were top names 100 years ago, now they're just nicknames. *le sigh*. I had a dentist once named Stephany, and I went to school with loads of girls who are going to become doctors of some kind, named Kylie, Jessie (not short for anything), Makayla, Daveena, it goes on. One girl I went to school with is from a family of all girls with unisex names - Alex, Taylor, Mackenzie and Spencer. Every single one of those girls is going to medical school/has completed medical school. Alex (just Alex) has now become a sports therapist without being an Alexandra, and Taylor (one of the first female Taylor's in my area) is now a chiropractor. Names aren't everything when it comes to the workplace.eighteen, no babies yet, but thinking about;
~Tillie, Myrtle, Bessie, Millie, Minnie, Louisa, Amelie, Elsie, Ethel, Florence, Doris, Nellie
Agatha, Mildred, Lillian, Eleanor, Florrie, Betsy, Violet, Esme, Daisy, Poppy, Martha, Beatrice~
~Neville, Matthew, Richard, Ernest, Alfie, Thomas, Walter, Louis, Christopher, Henry, Harry
James, Albert, Joshua, Percy, Freddie, Andrew, George, Kit, Edward, Mark, Kieran, Emery, Tristan~
February 28th, 2014 10:32 PM #38☆Isobel★Eloise☆Matilda★Alice☆Eleanor★ Amelia☆ Elena★Mirabel☆ Felicity★Phoebe ☆Eilidh ★Rosalia☆Roisin★Azalea☆Elsa★Arabella☆ Genevieve★Elodie☆Ruby★Charlotte☆
☆Eamon★Tiago☆Cooper★Jack☆Jago★Flynn☆ Archer★Lincoln☆Asher★Alfie☆Taylor★Baxter ☆Finnian★Lawson☆Jasper★Deacon☆Lewis ★Oscar☆Fletcher★Caspian☆
February 28th, 2014 10:36 PM #40
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.★ close to my heart ★ Billie Cordelia - Jemima Eilidh - May Margaret - Estella Agnes - Jessamine Martha
Emmett Jack - Alec Huw - Wilfred Nicholas - Rufus Kielder - Harrison Tadhg - Robert Fox - Wes Oberon
unusable-beautiful; Virginia Eseld & Dolores Eithne . ''She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line'. 'olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)
February 28th, 2014 10:46 PM #42Senior 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 10:47 PM #44Senior 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).