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  1. #1
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    Names that don't age well

    What names can you only picture on a child/teen, but just can't imagine it on an adult or elder?

    My list:
    Lindsey/Lindsay/etc.- I knew plenty of these growing up and I will always picture them as children or adolescents.
    Princess - This is on the top 1000 right now. Seems like something you would call a toddler as a pet name.
    Maddison - I have a hard enough time picturing this on a girl.

    Aidan - I still see this as being a child's name.
    Mommy of Juniper Teagan & Pyrus Nikolai

    Catkin Winifred, Owl Arianrhod, Celandine Ceridwen, Heliotrope Isolde, Nettle Chiyo, Chicory Tallulah, Pennyroyal Matilda, Wedelia Imogen, Mallow Araminta, Dandelion Jane
    Senna Lazarus, Bramble Gideon, Comfrey Azrael, Thistle Dorian, Huckleberry Iver, Larkspur Saul, Bear Cornelius, Yarrow Barnaby, Sol Aurelius, Hawthorn Otis, Centaury Eben

    New Crushes: Criofan, Silver, Bastet, and Noctua
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  2. #3
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  3. #5
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    Sep 2011
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    Lilou, Eulalie, Ottilie, Ombeline, Penelope, Poppy: they're all too overly cute for adults but I do like Ombeline more than the others.
    Josephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
    Athena Beatrice - Beatrice Cecile - Eleanor Anne-Sophie -Myriam Beatrice - Meredith Elizabeth
    Ambrose Aristide - Ulysses Aristide

    Girls: Bérangère, Bérénice, Honorine, Mazarine Boys: Augustin, Emeric, Hugo, Lambert, Lucien, Maxence, Yves

  4. #7
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    I'd say about 50% of the US top 1000.

  5. #9
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    Names that end in ie always look childish to me, but I know we've all kind of grown up and out of that.
    I type on an iPhone and take no responsibility for typos, auto-correction, or strange grammar in my posts.

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