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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17400 on: May 16, 2013, 11:40:13 AM »
My younger DD went to a day care/pre school for 5 years and some of the names that kids were given just made me shake my head...Imohtep (nothing inspires great things like being names after an evil zombie), numerous Neveah's, Diamoned, Jade, Emerald,  a little girl the mother only allowed people to call ButtButt ( :o :o) Asia, India, Jaoquain, and some that I could NEVER pronounce.  One teacher, after trying 3 times to pronounce a new child's name with no success yelled "Whatever happened to Mary and Bob????" I have a neighbor whose sone is names YaYa.   And when people give their daughters 'stripper' names, I feel bad for the girls because it is hard to overcome people's preconceived notions over a name.  My younger DD has an unusual middle name, and I was shocked to come across it in the girls section of a baby name book, but we went with it because she has a normal (old fashioned is what people call it) first name, it was a name we would have used with a slightly different spelling if we were having a boy, and the meaning attached to it was perfect for the reason we wanted to use the name.  Oh, and my step niece has a son names Skyler, which I always thought was a girls name.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17401 on: May 16, 2013, 11:49:56 AM »
Actually Imohtep was an architect for one of the Pharahos.  Can't remember which one.

Maximillion : over here, we have a lotery with that name.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17402 on: May 16, 2013, 11:58:42 AM »

A 20-something(?) barista at Starbucks had a nametag that said "Maximillion".  I asked if that was his real name and he said yes, he goes by Max, but a coworker had made his nametag.  I told him I liked it and he said he had never met another Maximillion, but usually Maxwell.
Next time you run into him, you can let him know there's at least one other; a guy I attended school with, with whom I shared my first boy-girl dance. He'd be about 30 now. Maximillion is a very nice name, in cursive with little doodle hearts on pale colored note paper. Though I had a hard time with the "x".


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Ran into an old friend whose dd had a baby within the last 2 months.  His name is Maximus.  I repeated it "Maximus?"  and she said yes.  I smiled and said congratulations but I was thinking I sure hope they call him Max.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17403 on: May 16, 2013, 02:40:36 PM »
Apparently Finley as a girls name is in the top 40 UK girls names so far this year - definitely not around my area, I come across far more than my fair share of babies and while we have a few male Finley's this year, no girls

That's interesting!  The only Finley I've ever known was male.

Aside from Sam Axe's alter ego Chuck Finley (on Burn Notice), the only Finley (first name) I know is a little girl.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17404 on: May 16, 2013, 02:43:12 PM »
I had an experience that I had to share, and it works so well for this thread.

Last week i was visiting a friend, her husband, her husband's parents and her parents. My dear friend is utterly, obscenely pregnant. (seriously, the fact that she walks amazes even her. This has little to do with the story, except it give you a more accurate picture.) She and her husband have decided to name the child Rodrick Ari. Which i think is kinda nice. But her parents want the baby named "Arnold Micheal" and his want it named "Charles Dyke"

But she and her husband are agreed on the name. And so, among the arguements (LOUD arguements.) she suddenly stood up, picking up her husband's cane and waved it at all assembled, announcing. "If you don't all give this up, so help me, I'll name the baby Baelfire!"

Now her husband really does want to name the baby Baelfire.

And this is why several of my friends have elected to keep the baby's name a secret until birth. Gender might be revealed, but not name.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17405 on: May 16, 2013, 03:57:03 PM »
Jzabrielle
Jzayla

I am guessing the first part is pronounced like Zsa Zsa Gabor is pronounced, almost like a shushing sound.  I kinda like the sound of Jzayla, though I wouldn't name my child that (I named her Sasha).  :)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17406 on: May 16, 2013, 04:39:32 PM »
Jzabrielle
Jzayla

I am guessing the first part is pronounced like Zsa Zsa Gabor is pronounced, almost like a shushing sound.  I kinda like the sound of Jzayla, though I wouldn't name my child that (I named her Sasha).  :)

But the "Zs" in Zsa Zsa is part of the Hungarian alphabet... it's an actual letter. Is there a language where Jz is a letter?? (seriously asking, not snarking. I'm so confused by these names!)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17407 on: May 16, 2013, 05:04:28 PM »
I was floored by the snark  I got over my DD's middle name ..made the mistake of telling people we had finally came up with a name.  My former boss and my step mother were the absolute worse.  I have had friends name their kids some interesting names but kept my mouth shut, but pick the name Abigail Kevyn and holy cow, the birds started chirping!  I picked it because a) it was in a baby name book under female names b)  it would be a middle name so not always used (unless I was very angry  ;D)
and c) 10 months before my DD was born, we lost my sweet wonderful nephew Kevin very suddenly and much too young.  The name means peace, and I thought it was appropriate.  Considering some of the names of classmates of my kids, Kevyn is extremely normal!

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« Reply #17408 on: May 16, 2013, 05:18:44 PM »
I was floored by the snark  I got over my DD's middle name ..made the mistake of telling people we had finally came up with a name.  My former boss and my step mother were the absolute worse.  I have had friends name their kids some interesting names but kept my mouth shut, but pick the name Abigail Kevyn and holy cow, the birds started chirping!  I picked it because a) it was in a baby name book under female names b)  it would be a middle name so not always used (unless I was very angry  ;D)
and c) 10 months before my DD was born, we lost my sweet wonderful nephew Kevin very suddenly and much too young.  The name means peace, and I thought it was appropriate.  Considering some of the names of classmates of my kids, Kevyn is extremely normal!

Especially with a middle name! I don't even know if my husband could tell you my middle name off the top of his head ;-)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17409 on: May 27, 2013, 10:34:15 AM »
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17410 on: May 27, 2013, 11:23:52 AM »
At the hospital where I used to work, we had a doctor named 'Wendy Day,' and when she was paged, it sounded an awful lot like 'Windy Day.'
That reminds me of a baby book name I once was reading through which would include little "here are some real people named ____" tidbits after most of the names.

So it seems there was a family named Knight who had named their daughters Wendy (windy), Daien (Day an'), and Stormy.  Seriously.


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17411 on: June 05, 2013, 11:03:20 AM »
Southern Maryland update:

Love Charite' -- Girl.  Yes, that's an apostrophe.
Queonna Nyimome -- (sister of a newborn).

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17412 on: June 05, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »
I had an experience that I had to share, and it works so well for this thread.

Last week i was visiting a friend, her husband, her husband's parents and her parents. My dear friend is utterly, obscenely pregnant. (seriously, the fact that she walks amazes even her. This has little to do with the story, except it give you a more accurate picture.) She and her husband have decided to name the child Rodrick Ari. Which i think is kinda nice. But her parents want the baby named "Arnold Micheal" and his want it named "Charles Dyke"

But she and her husband are agreed on the name. And so, among the arguements (LOUD arguements.) she suddenly stood up, picking up her husband's cane and waved it at all assembled, announcing. "If you don't all give this up, so help me, I'll name the baby Baelfire!"

Now her husband really does want to name the baby Baelfire.

And this is why several of my friends have elected to keep the baby's name a secret until birth. Gender might be revealed, but not name.

With my first son, I chose the name Levi. This is paired with a very German last name, and the first thing my grandmother said is "that sounds too *blue faith*!" Now, our family is all *red faith*, but is it really such a bad thing to sound *blue*?  ::)

All the names suggestions that have been thrown at me for my kids (#3 due any day now) just made me want to announce 'Any further name suggestions will be permanently removed from our list of consideration. Yeah. Just to spite you.'   >:D


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17413 on: June 06, 2013, 11:20:53 AM »
Seen on Facebook-- Freedom.  I have no words.

Actually, it's a very old fashioned name, BUT, names like Liberty, Patience, Remembrance, Freedom, Deliverance, even America go back to the early days of the United 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17414 on: June 06, 2013, 12:32:57 PM »
I had an experience that I had to share, and it works so well for this thread.

Last week i was visiting a friend, her husband, her husband's parents and her parents. My dear friend is utterly, obscenely pregnant. (seriously, the fact that she walks amazes even her. This has little to do with the story, except it give you a more accurate picture.) She and her husband have decided to name the child Rodrick Ari. Which i think is kinda nice. But her parents want the baby named "Arnold Micheal" and his want it named "Charles Dyke"

But she and her husband are agreed on the name. And so, among the arguements (LOUD arguements.) she suddenly stood up, picking up her husband's cane and waved it at all assembled, announcing. "If you don't all give this up, so help me, I'll name the baby Baelfire!"

Now her husband really does want to name the baby Baelfire.

And this is why several of my friends have elected to keep the baby's name a secret until birth. Gender might be revealed, but not name.

With my first son, I chose the name Levi. This is paired with a very German last name, and the first thing my grandmother said is "that sounds too *blue faith*!" Now, our family is all *red faith*, but is it really such a bad thing to sound *blue*?  ::)

All the names suggestions that have been thrown at me for my kids (#3 due any day now) just made me want to announce 'Any further name suggestions will be permanently removed from our list of consideration. Yeah. Just to spite you.'   >:D

That gets tricky because you're running into possible ethnic as well as religious prejudice, and because of the historical connections between different religions.

There are a very few names that say "specific religion" to me, but only a few: I would advise against naming a child Christian, Christine, or Christopher if you aren't Christian, and against Mohammed if you aren't Muslim (in both cases so a child doesn't have to keep explaining that s/he doesn't go to church, or that yes he eats pork).
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