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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17055 on: December 29, 2012, 03:53:37 PM »
My guess is that it wasn't so much the presence of Nicole but maybe the absence of a saint's name with it?  I know of an elderly woman who was quite recently concerned to find out her great grandchild was getting a name completely devoid of a saint's name.  It wasn't always expected to be the first name but it was usually somewhere in there back in the day.  I have never heard of a priest nowadays urging it, at least around here , but I think some of the crowd who are old school still think that way.

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« Reply #17056 on: December 29, 2012, 04:07:46 PM »
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« Reply #17057 on: December 29, 2012, 04:12:11 PM »
My guess is that it wasn't so much the presence of Nicole but maybe the absence of a saint's name with it?  I know of an elderly woman who was quite recently concerned to find out her great grandchild was getting a name completely devoid of a saint's name.  It wasn't always expected to be the first name but it was usually somewhere in there back in the day.  I have never heard of a priest nowadays urging it, at least around here , but I think some of the crowd who are old school still think that way.
My mother's name is legally Greta Marion, but she was baptized Margaret Mary because the priest insisted on saint's names.

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« Reply #17058 on: December 29, 2012, 05:48:21 PM »
There were quite a few interesting names in this video claiming to be actual legal names of Utahns. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIehCrO4Zs

I'm from Utah and I don't doubt that a single one of those names is real.

I have at least 6 cousins with names beginning with "Mc."

There was a big trend for awhile where people put "Le" or "La" at the beginning of otherwise common names. When I was in school, I knew: LeDawn, LeDale, and LaKaylyn.

This brings back memories...I went to college in Utah and knew a LaDawn and a LaRae. There was even a community theater play called "Happy Valley" (I think...it was a while ago) and one of the main charaters was LaVerl (that I do remember).
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« Reply #17059 on: December 29, 2012, 05:53:24 PM »
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« Reply #17060 on: December 29, 2012, 06:01:16 PM »
We have sisters who work at the university. LaShawn and LaDonna.

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« Reply #17061 on: December 29, 2012, 08:47:33 PM »
Via Facebook, just found out what a very distant relative named her child-
   
           Quartnee

And in my mind, that first part will never be Court, it will always be Quart. I bet her sister, Zauna feels better about her name now.

And now, as an after Christmas gift, the pronunciations, and yes the spellings were deliberate.

Quartnee = Cortney and Zauna = Shauna
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« Reply #17062 on: December 29, 2012, 08:55:33 PM »
Via Facebook, just found out what a very distant relative named her child-
   
           Quartnee

And in my mind, that first part will never be Court, it will always be Quart. I bet her sister, Zauna feels better about her name now.

And now, as an after Christmas gift, the pronunciations, and yes the spellings were deliberate.

Quartnee = Cortney and Zauna = Shauna

I was "mispronouncing" each name then, Quart-nee and Z-ana.  I would have never gotten "Shauna" from Zauna.  Those are two terrible spellings of relatively normal names.
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« Reply #17063 on: December 29, 2012, 09:08:16 PM »
Via Facebook, just found out what a very distant relative named her child-
   
           Quartnee

And in my mind, that first part will never be Court, it will always be Quart. I bet her sister, Zauna feels better about her name now.

And now, as an after Christmas gift, the pronunciations, and yes the spellings were deliberate.

Quartnee = Cortney and Zauna = Shauna

I was "mispronouncing" each name then, Quart-nee and Z-ana.  I would have never gotten "Shauna" from Zauna.  Those are two terrible spellings of relatively normal names.
I'm guessing that Quartnee's mother also calls the $.25 American coin a "corter." 
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« Reply #17064 on: December 29, 2012, 09:26:14 PM »
We have sisters who work at the university. LaShawn and LaDonna.

Reminds me of the James Thurber story where he mentions his housekeeper, Juanemma - whose mother loved the name Juanita so much that Juanemma had one sister named Juanita, as well as one named Juanhelen and one named Juangrace.
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« Reply #17065 on: December 29, 2012, 09:41:44 PM »
My father had a friend named Horace, with a middle name that was even worse, III.  That right, he was the 3rd generation with that horrible name.  He got a lot of pressure to name one of his sons Horace IV.  He had a spine and his sons have much more normal names. 

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Oops.  I just did the math.  Horace III was born in about 1925.  So Horace Jr. was born about 1900, and Horace Senior was born about 1875.  Back then Horace was a very normal, reasonable name. 

Horace III's sons were born in about 1950.  Refusing to name one of them Horace IV makes perfect sense even if his older relatives didn't agree. 
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« Reply #17066 on: December 30, 2012, 12:04:32 AM »
my introduced me to friends of his named Mootz and Jammie. 
These names were written on the class attendance chart - so they are the kids legal names. Mootz is bad enough  but Jammie is pronounced like the nickname for pajamas - I have to wonder how much teasing this kid takes about his name. 

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« Reply #17067 on: December 30, 2012, 12:23:06 AM »
LaDonna at least makes some sense. It means "the lady" in Italian.


I may have mentioned it before, but my parents had a friend named Vulgis. I don't think I have ever met someone else with that name. It was a family name, I think, but I felt bad for him. His brother had the perfectly nice name of Charles.

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« Reply #17068 on: January 04, 2013, 01:19:30 PM »
List of names from the last 3 months birth records at the local hospital here:

Brayten
Channing
Nyleigha
Kinzlee
Bailah
Brodereck
Blakely
Samariya
Rileen
Rilyn
Trice/Tryce
Manning
Tattum
Tenley
Cannyn
Daijah
Pryiah
Heinrich
Kross
Paygee
Ja'Niyah
Maesyn (female)
Baxton
King
Breah
Syer
Avarey/Avaree
Joebe
Kendryk
K'den
Aneekah
Arayah
Huntleigh
Payson (female)
Avarijana
Briony
Taein
Kien
Charolette (not a typo)
Ja'Mauri
Yuleeiivi
Vayda
Gershom
Anel-Faith
Zarriauna
Syhlis
Emarie
Kyruan
Ta'niya
Cloud

OTOH seeing some lovely classics (Beatrice, Mavis).  Boy names that are trending here are Levi and Bentley.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17069 on: January 04, 2013, 01:50:16 PM »
Maybe it's that I live in a state with a lot of Germans, but Heinrich doesn't seem that strange to me. I've seen listings for at least two boys named Otto in the last year.

Channing & Tattum seem pretty common, too. Maybe I'm just getting used to the craziness.