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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17100 on: January 10, 2013, 10:56:02 AM »
I just heard this one last night. I will try and be vague, and not give away any details, but twins, boy and girl.  Boy is Beowulf November and the girl is Owl. I can’t recall the middle name, but it was “normal” but not all that common.

My comment was "who names their child after a bird of prey?"

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« Reply #17101 on: January 10, 2013, 11:07:59 AM »
Our local radio station was doing a call-in segment this morning about baby names - they quoted a statistic that more than 50% of parents regret a name they chose for a child (I have no idea where the stat came from, or if it's true). I heard several stories from parents who just didn't realize giving their child a 4 syllable first name and 4 syllable middle name, along with their 3 syllable last name, might cause problems come kindergarten time. Or they never paid attention to how strange it sounds to say all their kids names together. I wonder if any of the parents spoken of in this thread regret their name choices?

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17102 on: January 10, 2013, 11:16:04 AM »
My daughter has a relatively uncommon name, including a "made up" middle name (although it is pleasant and not odd - Viviana), and I put a lot of thought into what each potion of her name means, what her monogram would be (so it wouldn't spell something vulgar, for example), how her name would sound and look on paper...... I would imagine that most parents really liked what they named their children for whatever reason, even if other people find it weird.  I would feel so bad for the parents who regret their naming choices!

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« Reply #17103 on: January 10, 2013, 02:16:56 PM »
Isn't Viviana an old (as in a Roman saint's name) and not terribly uncommon name? It's been in the top 500 in the US, though I don't know how common that actually makes it but it was more popular last year than Susan for example. My cousin's named the Finnish variant of that, Viivi. It was also the name of an early Finnish female architect who changed her name to Wivi as Germans pronounced Vivi as Fifi and she didn't like that.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17104 on: January 10, 2013, 02:49:59 PM »
I just heard this one last night. I will try and be vague, and not give away any details, but twins, boy and girl.  Boy is Beowulf November and the girl is Owl. I can’t recall the middle name, but it was “normal” but not all that common.

My comment was "who names their child after a bird of prey?"

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17105 on: January 10, 2013, 02:51:39 PM »
Isn't Viviana an old (as in a Roman saint's name) and not terribly uncommon name? It's been in the top 500 in the US, though I don't know how common that actually makes it but it was more popular last year than Susan for example. My cousin's named the Finnish variant of that, Viivi. It was also the name of an early Finnish female architect who changed her name to Wivi as Germans pronounced Vivi as Fifi and she didn't like that.

I had never heard of it before!  I thought I made it up to mean Lively One Loved By God :)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17106 on: January 10, 2013, 03:28:58 PM »
I just heard this one last night. I will try and be vague, and not give away any details, but twins, boy and girl.  Boy is Beowulf November and the girl is Owl. I can’t recall the middle name, but it was “normal” but not all that common.

My comment was "who names their child after a bird of prey?"

If you had said the little boy was "Talon Duke", well, my cousin and her husband.

The kids are six, and actually Owl kinda suits her.
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« Reply #17107 on: January 10, 2013, 04:45:41 PM »
I came across a name today at work:

Sally-Anne Samantha-Sam Samuelson

The name has been changed (slightly) to protect the poor soul laden with this name, but I can attest it is her legal maiden name.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17108 on: January 10, 2013, 06:00:13 PM »
I came across a name today at work:

Sally-Anne Samantha-Sam Samuelson

The name has been changed (slightly) to protect the poor soul laden with this name, but I can attest it is her legal maiden name.

Hmmm.  I wonder if her father's name was Sam Samuelson.   :)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17109 on: January 10, 2013, 07:13:54 PM »
I came across a name today at work:

Sally-Anne Samantha-Sam Samuelson

The name has been changed (slightly) to protect the poor soul laden with this name, but I can attest it is her legal maiden name.

I am happy to see someone named Sally as that is my name.  I've met only about 10 other Sally's in my life and I am well into middle-age.  Took me until I was about 20 to actually like my name.  This; however, seems excessive.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17110 on: January 10, 2013, 07:23:08 PM »
I just heard this one last night. I will try and be vague, and not give away any details, but twins, boy and girl.  Boy is Beowulf November and the girl is Owl. I can’t recall the middle name, but it was “normal” but not all that common.

My comment was "who names their child after a bird of prey?"

The parents of lots of people named "Hawk" and "Raven," for starters.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17111 on: January 11, 2013, 12:11:48 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17112 on: January 11, 2013, 12:16:46 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17113 on: January 11, 2013, 12:32:45 AM »
Bird species that are used as names:

Jay
Robin
Rhea
Oriole (I know somone with this name, actually)

I've also heard of a Peregrin.

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I meant in real life.  ;D
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17114 on: January 11, 2013, 12:57:42 AM »
Also Wren and Ava are "bird" names :)
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