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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
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    Is Eden too weird?

    I've always loved the name Eden and found out a couple weeks ago that we are having another girl. After narrowing down our list we're definately leaning toward this name which I've always thought of as being very old and biblical.....and also very pretty. What appeals to me is that it's not a "made up" name....it's just an old, pretty name that you don't hear of all the time. (I'm totally weird about names being somewhat traditional yet my child not being one of 4 in their class. I have Stuart, William, Gretchen and now Eden?)
    My dilema is, most of the time when someone asks me what we're going to name her and I say, "We're thinking of Eden." they look at me like I'm nuts or just totally out there.
    Is this name too unusual? I didn't think it was and now I'm starting to wonder.

  2. #3
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    Re: Is Eden too weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasjill
    I've always loved the name Eden and found out a couple weeks ago that we are having another girl. After narrowing down our list we're definately leaning toward this name which I've always thought of as being very old and biblical.....and also very pretty. What appeals to me is that it's not a "made up" name....it's just an old, pretty name that you don't hear of all the time. (I'm totally weird about names being somewhat traditional yet my child not being one of 4 in their class. I have Stuart, William, Gretchen and now Eden?)
    My dilema is, most of the time when someone asks me what we're going to name her and I say, "We're thinking of Eden." they look at me like I'm nuts or just totally out there.
    Is this name too unusual? I didn't think it was and now I'm starting to wonder.
    I think it is beautiful, not weird at all. I agree - it's not a made up name and has depth and meaning.

    I'm dealing with the same funny looks from people when I tell them of baby girl due in April. We love Ginger and people look at me nuts too when they ask her name. But it was the first name we agreed on and it is not made up and not widely used. I've learned to accept the looks and I've noticed that I too make funny looks at people when I hear names that I do not care for. There is no name that EVERYONE will like. I know it's hard because you want people to "oooh" and "ahhh" over your name. it's just not going to happen. I tried telling people a different name than Ginger that is more "safe" to get a different reaction and I felt like I was betraying my baby girl Ginger. funny.

    One a side note...I love Eden. Funny, when I was a pre-teen and watched The Young and the Restless, there was a beautiful character named Eden and I loved the name. That was at the height of my name-obsessing and I know it was on all my lists. haha! when is your girl due?
    bluebonnet
    texan mama to Frank Reagan "Frankie", Christopher James "CJ", and Ginger Grace "Gigi"

  3. #5
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    Jun 2009
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    Re: Is Eden too weird?

    What!!!! Eden is not weird AT ALL! It is a beautiful, and very underused name. Those people who look at you funny probably like names like Michelle, or Amanda. So pooh on them!

  4. #7
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    Sep 2009
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    Re: Is Eden too weird?

    Having read Nameberry posts for a while now, I can genuinely say that I like the name Eden. However, I have to admit that if you had asked me about the name Eden a few months ago, it would have struck me as a 'hippy' name, similar to Rainbow or Summer. (I like the name Summer now, too, but I'm still not a fan of Rainbow.) Anyway, I think a lot of people will not realize that Eden is a name with a deep history and will see it as a modern 'word-type' name. That shouldn't put you off the name, but I do think it's helpful to know what perceptions of the relatively uninformed (when it comes to names) might be.

  5. #9
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    May 2009
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    Re: Is Eden too weird?

    Definitely not weird at all. I LOVE that name. Go for it! It sounds beautiful with the rest of your names too. Perfect.

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