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« Reply #17220 on: February 21, 2013, 12:09:57 AM »
Someone named Armynthe showed up in my family tree. She apparently went by Mattie.

Now we've got Armynthe, Amphelady, and three Asenaths (different families and generations).
At least Asenath is a real name, even if a rather horrid one.
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« Reply #17221 on: February 21, 2013, 01:22:21 PM »

I used to know a Dieudonne. I wonder how common it is in West Africa to have similar names?

The American version of Dieudonne is "Theodore" or "Dorothy." But many Americans would be surprised to be told that there had been a president named "God's gift."

Theodore is more correctly Greek ;)

I once had to explain that Amadeus, Theophilus and Gottlieb all mean the same thing (Loving God in pseudo Latin, Greek and German) and that Mozart used all these forms in his life time, in different times and places. Worse of all, Amadeus started out as a joke and the version in his baptism record is actually Theophilus.

I decided to skip over Johann Chrysostomus, his other two baptismal names.

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« Reply #17222 on: February 21, 2013, 01:33:57 PM »
This week's birth announcements in Southern Maryland--nothing too out there.  Just a few interesting ones:

Riley Jo for a girl.  Not bad at all--actually quite cute but her brother is Ryan.  The rhyming/cutsie name combo is annoying (to me).  I do love Jo for a middle name.

Ariah Jeree.

Landynn Michael--boy.  Strange almost girly spelling of Landon.  Coincidentally, there was also a Landon.

Jaxson Gabriel.  I've seen Jaxon and Jackson (of course) but not Jaxson.

Poor Dion Marvin has three brothers listed as Dominic, Deijay and Drake.  Four "D" names.  I just wonder why people do that...
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« Reply #17223 on: February 21, 2013, 02:20:39 PM »
SIL wanted to name her son Mason, which is a cute name. The problem is her last name. Poor kid would have been: Mason Dixon.

And she saw nothing wrong with it, and didn't understand why people laughed when they heard it.
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« Reply #17224 on: February 21, 2013, 03:19:28 PM »
My older sister lives in a community that specializes in invented names, but I have to say that Roshonna (Ro-SHAW-na) and LaVissa don't seem all that bad.

My cousin's brother-in-law and wife have named their four girls "J" names - similiar to Jakaya & Jaleesia. They were chosen/invented/constructed to have religious significance, if I understand correctly, and the parents will explain the reasoning if you ask them. Probably excellent reasoning, too, but still...

I haven't seen any wildly youneek names in my neck of the woods, but there are a few that make me privately roll my eyes: Gypsy (male), Cerulean (female), and Koi (male).  How could the parents not realize that they were naming their son after a goldfish?

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« Reply #17225 on: February 21, 2013, 04:52:50 PM »
Gypsy (male), Cerulean (female), and Koi (male).  How could the parents not realize that they were naming their son after a goldfish?

At least it's a *fancy* goldfish...
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« Reply #17226 on: February 21, 2013, 06:41:03 PM »
Riley Jo for a girl.  Not bad at all--actually quite cute but her brother is Ryan.  The rhyming/cutsie name combo is annoying (to me).  I do love Jo for a middle name.

Me too. It's mine.  :)

Cerulean (female)

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« Reply #17227 on: February 21, 2013, 06:52:41 PM »
Riley Jo for a girl.  Not bad at all--actually quite cute but her brother is Ryan.  The rhyming/cutsie name combo is annoying (to me).  I do love Jo for a middle name.

Me too. It's mine.  :)

My sister's too!
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« Reply #17228 on: February 21, 2013, 08:03:39 PM »
My mother likes to name people.  Her brother, Carl, had a daughter who married a man named Carl.  My mother decided that her brother's name is now Carlio.  I remember the first time I heard her mention "Carlio" and I wondered to whom she was referring.  My cousin's husband died 5 years ago, but my mother still calls her brother by the name she made up.  When I was growing up, one of our neighbors had a son named Jack.  My mother decided to call him "Jackson."  It wasn't his name and he didn't answer to it.  That didn't stop her.  These are just 2 examples of her lifelong habit.

I've often wondered if the people my mother rechristens resent her for not using their names.  I think I found out the answer.  My mother named me a rather common name with a you-neek spelling.  If the common name were Kitty, she named me "Kity."  All my life I have had to correct the spelling of my name.  It's a curse.  While Kity is still my legal name, I go by a nickname that is completely different.  Everyone but my mother calls me by my nickname.  Recently, I noticed that her family addresses me as "Kitty."  The holiday cards from that side of the family this year were addressed to "Kitty."

Personally, I think my mother's family is getting back at her for changing all their names by changing my name since I am the only one she named.  I don't see them often; It's been at least 20 years, so I don't think I've done anything to offend them.  I haven't answered to "Kity" for over 40 years and I never answered to "Kitty."
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« Reply #17229 on: February 22, 2013, 09:43:07 AM »
My mother is one of seven children and they all have R names. And my parents have three daughters and our names all rhyme.  Which is a bit amusing really.
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« Reply #17230 on: February 22, 2013, 10:51:08 AM »
My grandmother's family had maybe five daughters, all with the initials H and E. They also had two sons, one of whom only had one name which seemed strangest to me (if all your other six children have middle names, shouldn't the seventh have one too? I don't think that he was the oldest).

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« Reply #17231 on: February 22, 2013, 01:45:18 PM »
There was a baby Prometheus born here this month according to the hospital website.

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« Reply #17232 on: February 22, 2013, 02:05:38 PM »
SIL wanted to name her son Mason, which is a cute name. The problem is her last name. Poor kid would have been: Mason Dixon.

And she saw nothing wrong with it, and didn't understand why people laughed when they heard it.

Oh, no! Please tell me she didn't go through with it!

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« Reply #17233 on: February 22, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
SIL wanted to name her son Mason, which is a cute name. The problem is her last name. Poor kid would have been: Mason Dixon.

And she saw nothing wrong with it, and didn't understand why people laughed when they heard it.

Oh, no! Please tell me she didn't go through with it!

Thankfully she didn't. They ended up naming nephew for his Dad. Though she still doesn't see what the problem would have been
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« Reply #17234 on: February 23, 2013, 06:03:45 AM »
This is a real name, and I am not sure if it is one of the coolest or one of the strangest I have heard.  She is the daughter of a magician of the vaudeville era, The Amazing Ballantine, who became more famous playing one of the characters in McHale's Navy.   

Her name is Saratoga Ballantine.
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