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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17475 on: July 12, 2013, 09:15:03 AM »
A woman at the store named.... Jami.

It was common here in the late 70's, early 80's.  It's Jamie, just with the E dropped off. 

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« Reply #17476 on: July 12, 2013, 09:32:00 AM »
A woman at the store named.... Jami.

It was common here in the late 70's, early 80's.  It's Jamie, just with the E dropped off.

I was wondering why Jami was on this thread because I thought it was a normal name.  Then I figured it sounded normal to me because of actress Jami Gertz, but maybe not everyone is familiar with her.  Funny how quickly you get use to things even if you only know of one person with that name/spelling.

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« Reply #17477 on: July 12, 2013, 11:40:51 AM »
A woman at the store named.... Jami.

It was common here in the late 70's, early 80's.  It's Jamie, just with the E dropped off.

I was wondering why Jami was on this thread because I thought it was a normal name.  Then I figured it sounded normal to me because of actress Jami Gertz, but maybe not everyone is familiar with her.  Funny how quickly you get use to things even if you only know of one person with that name/spelling.
Yup, pretty normal name to me, too.

Wolfway, I have a whole list of names I collected to post here, and one was Maverick. I think it's kind of a cool name, but I wondered if it would encourage behavior problems.  :)

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« Reply #17478 on: July 12, 2013, 11:56:34 AM »
My niece gave her little boy the middle name Cannen.  So far, I have refrained from making jokes about the 1812 Overture playing during labor. >:D
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« Reply #17479 on: July 12, 2013, 07:04:45 PM »
In the category of phonetically easy to say, but ...

"Hidee"

Also, I have coworkers named Jack and Jean.  Totally normal names, except I never want to say "Hi" to them.   :P

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« Reply #17480 on: July 12, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »
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Also, I have coworkers named Jack and Jean.  Totally normal names, except I never want to say "Hi" to them.   :P

LOL!  Especially your friend, Jack.  And especially NOT in an airport!!

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« Reply #17481 on: July 13, 2013, 02:22:34 PM »
Just saw one on FB..friend of a friend..Otayvia

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« Reply #17482 on: July 13, 2013, 05:30:03 PM »
A subset of the creative spellings genre that's been alternately annoying and amusing me lately: Names that are creatively spelled to fit into a first initials scheme.  The two that come to mind are "Jinger," which I assume is "Ginger" revised to fit into a family of J names, and "Cyleigh," which I assume is pronounced "KY-lee", and spelled thus to fit in with the other C names in the family.

I'm not sure which is more annoying - forcing names to fit into a first-initials scheme (even though the spelling obscures the pronounciation), or suddenly dropping the pattern (so you have, say, James, John, Jackson, Joseph, and Noah, and Noah is left wondering why he isn't part of the group).

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« Reply #17483 on: July 13, 2013, 06:09:50 PM »
A subset of the creative spellings genre that's been alternately annoying and amusing me lately: Names that are creatively spelled to fit into a first initials scheme.  The two that come to mind are "Jinger," which I assume is "Ginger" revised to fit into a family of J names, and "Cyleigh," which I assume is pronounced "KY-lee", and spelled thus to fit in with the other C names in the family.

I'm not sure which is more annoying - forcing names to fit into a first-initials scheme (even though the spelling obscures the pronounciation), or suddenly dropping the pattern (so you have, say, James, John, Jackson, Joseph, and Noah, and Noah is left wondering why he isn't part of the group).
My aunt alternated L and S, along with creeeeaytive spellling.

I always found that it was easier to have everybody with a different first initial.  That way, you can make a note on the calender "J to dr. @3" and don't have to wonder if it's James, John, Jackson, or Joseph.
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« Reply #17484 on: July 15, 2013, 01:10:35 AM »
I know all my crossing guard kid's names because they have them written in marker on their backpacks...smart, huh? ???

At my daughter's school, we are required to write the child's name on the backpack.

I would write it on the part that goes next to the child's back and therefore wouldn't be seen while on the child's back. I don't think you need to make it easy for strangers to read the name.

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« Reply #17485 on: July 15, 2013, 10:20:56 PM »
Some old-fashioned names are timeless and just fine, but some are terribly outdated and would make any baby sound like an ugly old grandma. Can you imagine some poor baby girl stuck with Mildred, Hortense, or Gertrude?

I'm 35 with no children, but Mildred is on my short list should I ever have any daughters. I also kind of like Gertrude.  Both names are classic and have great nicknames: Millie and Trudy.  Hardly anyone still associates the name Millie for Barbara Bush's English Springer spaniel any more.

My Aunt Mildred was nicknamed Mickey. I was a teen-ager when I met her, so I called her "Aunt Mickey Mouse" and she liked it!

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« Reply #17486 on: July 15, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
this is from Cracked.com, so NSFW, but still very funny

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-real-baby-names-that-wont-make-any-sense-in-few-years/

The names:

5.Khaleesi (Game of Thrones)
4. Bentley (16 and Pregnant)
3. Sookie (True Blood)
2. Jax (Sons of Anarchy)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17487 on: July 16, 2013, 12:37:59 PM »
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« Reply #17488 on: July 16, 2013, 07:28:11 PM »
this is from Cracked.com, so NSFW, but still very funny

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-real-baby-names-that-wont-make-any-sense-in-few-years/

The names:

5.Khaleesi (Game of Thrones)
4. Bentley (16 and Pregnant)
3. Sookie (True Blood)
2. Jax (Sons of Anarchy)
1. Facebook/Like/Hashtag

I am so not understanding the sudden love for the Khaleesi. There are even "I'm not a princess, I'm a Khaleesi!" t-shirts. Um ... ok ... but you do know that when if and when the Khal dies, his Khaleesi was sent basically to whither away to nothing and die with the other has-beens. Danaeris is great and all, but definitely not the norm.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17489 on: July 17, 2013, 12:36:40 PM »
A woman at the store named.... Jami.

It was common here in the late 70's, early 80's.  It's Jamie, just with the E dropped off.

I was wondering why Jami was on this thread because I thought it was a normal name.  Then I figured it sounded normal to me because of actress Jami Gertz, but maybe not everyone is familiar with her.  Funny how quickly you get use to things even if you only know of one person with that name/spelling.
I think Jamie is a very normal name and I've seen a few different spellings, but not Jami.
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