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  1. #101
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Northern England
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    Olive - I just think this is really ugly. I like it's vibes, but I just can't love it. Plus I'm an Olivia, so I just think it sounds too much like a new vintage-y alternative, like parents wanting to use Addison but choosing Adelaide instead just to be ironically 'cooler'.

    Eloise - I think it's hideous, really, I do. I know loads of Eloises in the UK.

    Gemma - Loads of American people on Nameberry seem to really love this, but in the UK it's dated and dull.

    Cecily

    Margo - Granted, this one has been on and off my list a few times. I REALLY REALLY want to love it, but I don't. Sometimes I think I try and force myself to like it, but I can't.

    Fiona - I think this is actually quite ugly. I know a lot in the UK.

    Lola - Again, I know lots of Lolas in the UK (even a few in their teens) I see the appeal, but I've had a couple of bad experiences. I suppose that isn't the name's fault, though!

    Erin - I personally think this is really ugly and masculine sounding. Lots of people on Nameberry seem to really like it, but to me it sounds awful.

    Avery and Emery - SO awful. You couldn't pay me to name my child either of these. Really, I can't stand them.

    Claire - Dull. Dull beyond belief. I do adore Clara, on the other hand.

    Lydia - Horrible. I really don't like it.

    Sorry if this just seemed like a 'slate all the names you can think of' post, but I just don't get Nameberry's obsession with some names.
    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/)

  2. #103
    I find the majority of the names on here quite strange - possibly because I'm from the UK.

    I can't stand anything double barrelled particularly if the two names don't actually flow together and especially if a boy's name (Jaden-Frankie, Gracie-Katelyn)

    Any name that is really a surname bothers me (McKenzie, Grayson, Kennedy, Delaney)

    Also don't like old man/lady names that have suddenly become popular (Florence, Arthur, Edith, Stanley etc)

    Boys
    Atticus - really bizarre, kind of like attic but sounds like a Roman emperor
    Leyland - these are trucks in the UK
    Beau - don't get it and what if he's unattractive?
    Leander - sounds like a girl's name
    Wyatt - like Earp?
    Dwayne/Duane - doesn't sound right - why has the 'W' been added to the beggining of Wayne?
    Rafferty - frilly

    Girls
    Ottilie - don't get it, a bit like utterly?
    Jessamine - seems made up like two names sliced and stuck together
    Skylar - is this a boys or girls name. A bit like skylight
    Calliope - long, awkward
    Juniper - like the bush used to make Gin?

  3. #105
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    23
    Boys' Names on girls. It's confusing and it's ugly. How would you like your name to be a random boys' name? Plus, it reduces the amount of usable boy names.
    This includes all -son and Mc- names except Allison.

    John, Michael, Matthew, William, George *sleeps* There are 1,000,000+ men with each of these names in the US. Do we really need another one?

    Names with the /xt/ consonant cluster. Braxton, Paxton.

    Names that end in -ee. Too cutesy and childish.

  4. #107
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    102
    I have relatives who have 3 boys and one girl. The boys are Chelsea, Ashley, and Sasha, and the girl is Pippini (she would have been Pippin if she had been a boy). Now, I realise that Sasha is a boys name in Russia (a country that this family has no connection to), and Ashley was originally more popular as a boys name than a girls. But Chelsea? And all those feminine-sounding names in combination with each other?
    I dont get it. Also, their parents are teachers and therefore should have known that the kids would get teased a lot for their names. Which they do, especially Chelsea.

  5. #109
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1
    This thread sucks. Especially when you see two of your kids' names on peoples "hate" list. I appreciate this site and love seeing and learning about the favorite names of others as well reading constructive insights given to those who ask for it- but this is a little ridiculous and frankly, mean spirited.

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