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March 2nd, 2014 01:41 AM #66Senior Member
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- May 2012
I actually have a pet hate that's kind of from the other perspective.
It irritates me when people justify their name choice with, 'It's a family name' or 'It has special meaning to us'. As in, 'We want to call her Roderick Belle; I know it's an unusual choice for a girl, but it's a family name'. Or, 'We have chosen Brooklyn for our first boy; I know it'll get pushback, but it has special meaning for us as his dad was working in Brooklyn when we met'. :/
They're probably bad examples, but it seems as if special meaning/family name is used as a 'free pass' on nameberry to use some really questionable names!
March 2nd, 2014 11:54 AM #68Senior Member
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- Feb 2014
Hey all - first time poster here!
Really interesting discussion! The excuse to not use a name that I don't understand is "They will be called [first name] [last initial]" I guess those who feel this way are really saying the name is too popular. I was often a "Katie S." growing up. I never thought twice about it.
While names are important, I think we all know that ultimately its personality/intelligence that makes someone unique, smart or interesting, not their name.
March 2nd, 2014 01:44 PM #70Senior Member
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- Apr 2012
The only one that really, really irks me is "He/She will hate you"
It's such an immature scare tactic. It's like you're wishing discord upon a person simply because you disagree with their choice in names. It's almost always posted in regards to a boy name deemed "girly"
Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
Lotus * Noor * Tallulah * Jasper * Linden * Arden
March 2nd, 2014 02:12 PM #72Jemima
twenty-one | law student
* Beatrix * Nell * Penelope * Felicity * Margo *
* Theodore * Hugo * Edmund * Felix * Oscar *
March 2nd, 2014 02:20 PM #74
Gabriela on this one. I can't think of another way to describe it, though. When a name is... Trashy? Unsophisticated?If I had a baby today, I'd name him or her…
Benjamin Lucas "Benji" or Susanna Risa "Sunny"
Andrew • Annabeth • Bram • Clare • Christopher • Ella • Daniel • Gwen • Ian • Iris • Jack • Ivy • James • Jane • Nathan • Laura • Owen • Mariella • Rory • Nora • Theodore • Quinn • Timothy • Wren