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  1. #586
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Greater Boston, MA
    Do we have anywhere to comment on entries that we think are wrong?

    I note that Miley is listed as a modern invented name and it most certainly isn't.

    It's an old British surname (probably a form of Miles). It was the maiden name of one of my British ancestors, and when I searched on the UK Ancestry site to see if Miley had ever been used as a first, I discovered it had and more than you probably think. I found boys and girls named Miley as far back as the early 1800s.

    Definitely not a new name!
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  2. #588
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Xi'An, China
    Whitman is listed as a girl's name... why? It's a surname, so I guess it could be unisex, but the meaning is "white man", it ends in "man", and the most famous namesake is a man (Walt Whitman). There is no entry for Whitman as a boy's name (which one would more intuitively assume it is). You even wrote "Whitman, a namesake surname for poet Walt, would be much more suited to a boy, probably because of that "man" part. It might be preferable to revive the retired Whitney." So obviously it should be listed in the boys' section, too. Teila, a female English name meaning 'duck' or 'blue-green' is also not in the database.
    Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14

    XX: Artemisia Baran, Ilaria Katayoun, Acadia Laleh, Rosalind Soraya, Camellia Sitareh, Aida Tahmineh

    XY: Raphael Artin, Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Aryo Matthias, Lorenzo Kaveh

  3. #590
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    United States

    And I guess it's not technically a baby name, but I always thought if I had a son I'd want to name him after my home state, Kentucky, which isn't in the database. If Tennessee and Alabama are usable, why not Kentucky?
    Pets' names:

    Maddy Luna Balto, Near Riley Nate River, Narishka Rhoswen Aella
    Rain, Cloud

    Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name.
    -Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  4. #592
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Prato/Bologna, Italy
    I think Vanderlyle is a completely made up name by Matt Berninger, the frontman of the band The National, but it just sounds awesome. There's Vander, and there's Lyle, so maybe it could be a variation for them.

    Adua is an old-school iItalian name, used especially when we used to conquer other places. I also heard Olanda, but the entry is bare. I believe that it's basically a misspell for Iolanda, but it is also the translation of Holland in Italian. Another Italian oldie is indeed Isolina, which is not featured as sraexx suggested.
    Irene; Name lover in her twenties; single; Languages student by day, writer by night.

    Current favorites, not in order:
    Eden - Evelyn - Hadley - Alice - Emily - Zoey - Greta - Jezebel - Zelda - Anna - Charlotte - Clara - Katherine/Kate - Amber
    Ethan - Adam - William - Peter - Harvey - Galen - Kenneth - Kieran - Theo - Daniel - David - Gabriel - Blake - Alexander/Zander

    The National's Names List

    Peculiar Italian Names for Girls

  5. #594
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I haven't had a chance to read all 60 pages of this, so maybe it has already been mentioned, but Olivet is not merely a variant of Olive/Olivia. It is a biblical place-name from the Gospels.

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