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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #915 on: May 30, 2007, 07:14:45 PM »
I think the three most prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction would make nice names for triplets: Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra....honest, just kidding!!

One of my relatives named her beautiful girl "Cadynce," the spelling of Cadence that she liked the best. I'm used to the name now, but feel bad that the child is going to grow up not only spelling her name for everyone but also telling them how to pronounce it.


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« Reply #916 on: May 30, 2007, 07:31:13 PM »
Some old-fashioned names are timeless and just fine, but some are terribly outdated and would make any baby sound like an ugly old grandma. Can you imagine some poor baby girl stuck with Mildred, Hortense, or Gertrude?

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« Reply #917 on: May 30, 2007, 07:44:50 PM »
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Some old-fashioned names are timeless and just fine, but some are terribly outdated and would make any baby sound like an ugly old grandma. Can you imagine some poor baby girl stuck with Mildred, Hortense, or Gertrude?
 

I agree in theory, but I have found that sometimes, somehow, it works. I guess once an adorable little kid has that name, it takes on a fresh connotation.

For example, a coworker named her baby Homer. My first thoughts were less than charitable. Homer? Really? (Don't worry, fellow hellions; I've been here long enough that I kept my mouth shut). But now? Homer is fabulous and has eradicated, at least for me, any thoughts of either a 97-year-old man in overalls or a scary, yellow cartoon character.

Still, though...a little girl would have to be awfully cute to make Hortense work.
 
 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #918 on: May 30, 2007, 07:46:52 PM »
I think the three most prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction would make nice names for triplets: Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra....honest, just kidding!!


Yeah, YOU say you're kidding.  Just be careful who you say that to.  If this thread is any indication, someone will actually do it.

And poor "Cadynce" better get used to "Candice," because everyone, and I mean everyone, is going to look at her name and read, "Candyce."

I always wanted to have twins and name the Harmony and Melody.  Then I came down off my acid trip . . .
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #919 on: May 30, 2007, 07:50:24 PM »
Hey wait!  Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!

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« Reply #920 on: May 30, 2007, 07:50:50 PM »
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I always wanted to have twins and name the Harmony and Melody.  Then I came down off my acid trip . . .

My cousin named his girls (not twins)...Harmony and Melody.   ;) 

It suits them. 

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« Reply #921 on: May 30, 2007, 07:58:09 PM »
Two girls at the school where I teach are named Melody and Harmony. Their mom is a music teacher.

I once taught a girl named Abcde'  (complete with accent mark). It was pronounced Ab'sedee.

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« Reply #922 on: May 30, 2007, 07:59:28 PM »
A friend just had a baby and named her Clementine.

I was surprised. Then thought - that's actually a great name. And knowing the parents it suits their tastes perfectly.

But I did wonder if they told people beforehand and what some of the responses would be, as it is considered very old fashioned here.

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« Reply #923 on: May 30, 2007, 07:59:38 PM »
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I always wanted to have twins and name the Harmony and Melody.  Then I came down off my acid trip . . .

My cousin named his girls (not twins)...Harmony and Melody.   ;) 

It suits them. 

No Kidding?!?!?!?  That's cool.  Actually, I really do like those names, and I think they're pretty together.  It's just that everyone I told that to laughed at me.  And it kind of implies that one is more dominant and the other is more in the background.  I didn't want to do that.

Plus, once they grow up and go their separate ways, I just always pictured them explaining their names to everyone.  I thought they were pretty together, but not so much separately.

And I figured poor Harmony would go through life hearing everyone she meets sing . . "Harmony and me; we're pretty good company, looking for an island in our boat upon the sea . . ." ala Elton John.
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« Reply #924 on: May 30, 2007, 08:08:12 PM »
A friend just had a baby and named her Clementine.

I was surprised. Then thought - that's actually a great name. And knowing the parents it suits their tastes perfectly.

But I did wonder if they told people beforehand and what some of the responses would be, as it is considered very old fashioned here.

I think Clementine is such a pretty name.

It actually reminds me of a song I used to know when I was a child -- a pretty morbid children's song I think -- It went something like "Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling Clementine -- You are lost and gone forever Oh my darling Clementine"  -- I can't remember the rest of it -- I think it was something about being lost at sea but I could be totally mistaken!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #925 on: May 30, 2007, 08:57:31 PM »
A friend just had a baby and named her Clementine.

I was surprised. Then thought - that's actually a great name. And knowing the parents it suits their tastes perfectly.

But I did wonder if they told people beforehand and what some of the responses would be, as it is considered very old fashioned here.

I think Clementine is such a pretty name.

It actually reminds me of a song I used to know when I was a child -- a pretty morbid children's song I think -- It went something like "Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling Clementine -- You are lost and gone forever Oh my darling Clementine"  -- I can't remember the rest of it -- I think it was something about being lost at sea but I could be totally mistaken!

That song is the main reason I was surprised. Thinking people would walk up and sing it at her, but then realised that it's not exactly a popular tune anymore so likely it is only us (slightly) older folk which would remember it  :D

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« Reply #926 on: May 30, 2007, 09:01:51 PM »
I used to love the song "Clementine" as a child.. it was one of our family's sing-along songs.  She wasn't lost at sea, though..

She was the daughter of a miner (49er) with big feet ("and her shoes were number nine.. wearing boxes without topses, sandals were for Clementine").  She used to drive the ducklings down to the water every morning... she hit her foot against a "splinter" (never knew what this was.. a log in the water, maybe) and "fell into the foaming brine."
The last couple of lines always cracked me up... "Though in life I used to hug her, now she's dead I draw the line."

Sad song, lol (why am I laughing?) but a great roaring sing along song for car trips.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #927 on: May 30, 2007, 09:03:18 PM »
Some old-fashioned names are timeless and just fine, but some are terribly outdated and would make any baby sound like an ugly old grandma. Can you imagine some poor baby girl stuck with Mildred, Hortense, or Gertrude?

This is basically what my sis is doing!  :'(

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« Reply #928 on: May 30, 2007, 09:23:14 PM »
I used to love the song "Clementine" as a child.. it was one of our family's sing-along songs.  She wasn't lost at sea, though..

She was the daughter of a miner (49er) with big feet ("and her shoes were number nine.. wearing boxes without topses, sandals were for Clementine").  She used to drive the ducklings down to the water every morning... she hit her foot against a "splinter" (never knew what this was.. a log in the water, maybe) and "fell into the foaming brine."
The last couple of lines always cracked me up... "Though in life I used to hug her, now she's dead I draw the line."

Sad song, lol (why am I laughing?) but a great roaring sing along song for car trips.

Ohhhhh yes!! That's why I thought of water -- She fell into the pond or something didn't she? It is quite a sad song but I am smiling too, because it reminded me of singing it when I was young!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #929 on: May 30, 2007, 09:33:55 PM »
I used to love the song "Clementine" as a child.. it was one of our family's sing-along songs.  She wasn't lost at sea, though..

She was the daughter of a miner (49er) with big feet ("and her shoes were number nine.. wearing boxes without topses, sandals were for Clementine").  She used to drive the ducklings down to the water every morning... she hit her foot against a "splinter" (never knew what this was.. a log in the water, maybe) and "fell into the foaming brine."
The last couple of lines always cracked me up... "Though in life I used to hug her, now she's dead I draw the line."

Sad song, lol (why am I laughing?) but a great roaring sing along song for car trips.

Because the REAL last two lines are probably tickling at your brain.

"How I missed her, how I missed her, how I missed my Clementine, until I kissed her little sister and forgot my Clementine."

It's a funny song masked as a tragedy.