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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17085 on: January 05, 2013, 03:48:51 PM »
List of names from the last 3 months birth records at the local hospital here:

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Gershom

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


Gershom is a Biblical name.  That was the name of one of Moses' sons.


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17086 on: January 05, 2013, 04:04:30 PM »
Same with Levi

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17087 on: January 05, 2013, 05:29:57 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.

I always thought Nicole and Nicolette were the feminine versions of Nicholas and therefore Good Ole St. Nick was their namesake. 
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17088 on: January 05, 2013, 05:55:20 PM »
Yes, they are the feminine versions of Nicholas, but in the eyes of the Catholic Church, that didn't cut it. There would have had to be a St. Nicole. 


Interestingly enough, my mother also has a name that does not have a saint attached to it, but since her name is Christiane, I guess the priest couldn't object to that. (All right, it was probably not the same priest.)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17089 on: January 05, 2013, 07:54:17 PM »
While we're on the subject of family trees, I have a couple of names to share

Shadrack Meshack and Van Buren, both father and son. I came across these while looking at my family tree recently.

If there are already two kids named Shadrack and Meshack, why not just go ahead and name the third kid Abednego?
Why switch out to Van Buren?

Oh! Sorry, I meant to say that Shadrack's middle name is Meshack. Van Buren is Shadrack's son. Sorry for the confusion!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17090 on: January 05, 2013, 07:56:53 PM »
^^ I'd be facinated to know who was president at the time Van Buren (your ancestor) was born, just out of curiosity.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17091 on: January 05, 2013, 07:57:56 PM »
While we're on the subject of family trees, I have a couple of names to share

Shadrack Meshack and Van Buren, both father and son. I came across these while looking at my family tree recently.

If there are already two kids named Shadrack and Meshack, why not just go ahead and name the third kid Abednego?
Why switch out to Van Buren?

Somebody's interests switched from Biblical to American history?
Yes that's what I thought as well.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17092 on: January 07, 2013, 04:54:48 PM »
List of names from the last 3 months birth records at the local hospital here:

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Gershom

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


Gershom is a Biblical name.  That was the name of one of Moses' sons.

Yeah I don't necessarily have an issue with any of the names listed, I just found them unusual.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17093 on: January 08, 2013, 12:12:47 PM »
Same with Levi

Levi is another name that was (is?) very popular in Utah. I had many classmates with that name.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17094 on: January 08, 2013, 01:34:58 PM »
Friends of mine recently had a baby girl and her name is Wednesday Adventure *lastname*

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« Reply #17095 on: January 08, 2013, 02:20:19 PM »
I know someone who gave their son the middle name of Danger, just so he could say, "Danger is my middle name."

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17096 on: January 09, 2013, 10:10:31 AM »
I don't know if I've mentioned this one before (I don't think I have) but there's a little boy in my son's daycare class named ... wait for it ... MyAngel

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« Reply #17097 on: January 09, 2013, 10:19:46 AM »
Friends of mine recently had a baby girl and her name is Wednesday Adventure *lastname*

Sighh.

I guess it would have been too over the top to call her Afternoon Delight   8)

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« Reply #17098 on: January 09, 2013, 11:18:21 AM »
Friends of mine recently had a baby girl and her name is Wednesday Adventure *lastname*

Sighh.

I guess it would have been too over the top to call her Afternoon Delight    8)

When I read this post my thought was "So what's next.. Afternoon Delight for a babyname."

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17099 on: January 09, 2013, 11:42:54 AM »
I don't know if I've mentioned this one before (I don't think I have) but there's a little boy in my son's daycare class named ... wait for it ... MyAngel

...therefore guaranteeing that the boy will be a devil on wheels!
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