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Thread: Is It Just Me?

  1. #1
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    Is It Just Me?

    My best friend found out recently that she's pregnant(!), due at the end of July. While I am obviously thrilled for her, I can't bring myself to like the names they've decided on.
    For a boy:
    Hunter Lawrence

    For a girl:
    Camden Eileen

    I know it's not my place to pass judgement on what they decide, but the two of us were making name lists together since we were eleven! While I guess I can see the appeal of Hunter, she's a VEGAN!! Someone please tell me how this makes sense. Camden I can accept, despite it's trendy sound, but Hunter I can't seem to get past.

  2. #3
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    Re: Is It Just Me?

    Well sometimes a name isn't about the meaning and simply about the sound. There are a few names that have weird or negative meanings that are still popular such as Blaise- stutters, Calvin- little bald one, Cillian - war/strife, Hamlet - foolish & dull etc.

    Hunter can be defined as someone who seeks something such a treasure hunter or simply a seeker of the truth.

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    Re: Is It Just Me?

    Hunting doesn't necessarily mean killing, it just means looking for stuff. It's also a surname (maybe not in her family tree, perhaps her husband's? or not). As in the case of some meanings of names not being that great, in this case, Hunter is a word in the English language, so the meaning is not obscured, and most people's association is one of the violent meaning usually, not the general meaning of seeking, but she's the vegan here, and she would have noticed if she thought there was anything inappropriate about it.

    Funny if you had said for a girl she was thinking of calling her Carnie. That doesn't mean what I'm implying it means... pretty sure. Carney means "victory" and Carnie appears to be a nn for Cornelia, which doesn't even mean corn, it means "horn," or a nn for Carina, maybe, which means "beloved." Other names that are safe for vegans are Demetria, Hamish, Lamar, Henrietta, Willard, Minka, Pearl, Jennifer, Patty, Frank, Chuck, and Barbie. Names that are not appropriate for vegans are Lemonjello, Oranjello, Sable, and Salad (Lettice is ok). I went to school with someone named Baycan (I think he was Hungarian?), but it was pronounced By-zhan.

    Sorry to derail your thread, I'm feeling a little silly. :)

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    Re: Is It Just Me?

    When I had my son, I was 25. I loved the name Hunter back then. Fortunately my husband didn't like it, because now I don't like it that much. It's funny how our tastes change.

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    Re: Is It Just Me?

    I like Hunter
    Psalm 23

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