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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17505 on: July 25, 2013, 10:55:40 PM »
Doing genealogy or working in Healthcare with seniors will certainly teach you that "unique" names are hardly a modern invention- I've come across some really strange things that some of the older set were saddled with :)
Yes, I agree. Here are some interesting names of older people that I've seen. I may have posted some before.

Cinderella
Hiawatha
Candelaria/Candelario
Everalda
Manners
Thearetha
Zeone
Mevlinann
Gamber
Alexandru

Candelária and Everalda are quite old fashioned names in Portuguese. Somewhat like Archibald.

Alexandru is the Romanian version of Alexander.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17506 on: July 26, 2013, 01:37:56 PM »
Just a little anecdote to show how common wacky names are:

A friend of mine from high school, who still lives in my hometown, recently had a baby. I was talking to my mom a few days ago, and mentioned that Sarah had had her baby, a little boy. Mom asked what they'd named him and I told her James (not the real name, but think a common, classic name). Mom seemed surprised and I asked her what was so surprising about the name. She said that she's gotten so used to everyone she knows naming their kid something yewneek that she was momentarily taken aback by something as normal as James.

To be fair, my small hometown is largely hippies with a good dollop of ultraconservative survivalist types, with the result that lots of the kids in town are called something like Bliss, Namaste or Rainbow, while another good chunk are called Maverick, some variation of "Tiffany" with an extra 8 vowels, or something involving gun parts or brands, such as Beretta.

It's an interesting town.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17507 on: July 26, 2013, 06:30:26 PM »
Amberly

It just seems kind of weird looking to me.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17508 on: July 26, 2013, 10:24:13 PM »
Amberly

It just seems kind of weird looking to me.

sounds like a nursing home to me

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« Reply #17509 on: July 27, 2013, 12:11:59 AM »
Amberly

It just seems kind of weird looking to me.

sounds like a nursing home to me

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« Reply #17510 on: July 27, 2013, 10:56:38 AM »
It sounds like a physical therapy center.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17511 on: July 27, 2013, 12:41:19 PM »
Canzus

I'm assuming this some creative spelling of Kansas...which would be strange all on its own.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17512 on: July 27, 2013, 04:31:38 PM »
Spotted at the zoo today - 2 year old boy named Braxtyn. (he had a personalized backpack, so I got to see the spelling in all its hideous glory)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17513 on: July 27, 2013, 05:49:41 PM »
Amberly

It just seems kind of weird looking to me.

sounds like a nursing home to me

"Last night I dreamt I went to Amberley again"

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17514 on: July 27, 2013, 06:25:51 PM »
Tuuli.

I'm guessing they got it from their trips abroad, but it's very unusual here. We also have no idea how to pronounce it (it could be uu or oe depending).

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17515 on: July 27, 2013, 07:52:33 PM »
A soap opera star has a daughter named Catchen. Has anyone heard of it?

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17516 on: July 27, 2013, 08:31:32 PM »
Amberly

It just seems kind of weird looking to me.

sounds like a nursing home to me

"Last night I dreamt I went to Amberley again"

Ha! That's exactly what went through my mind!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17518 on: July 27, 2013, 09:12:27 PM »
A soap opera star has a daughter named Catchen. Has anyone heard of it?

It says something when you put a name into behindthename and the closest two they can get are Welsh.

Cadogan
Cadwgan

And they're technically the same name.

The Irish and the Welsh, glorious names to hear, kinda scary to read.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17519 on: July 27, 2013, 09:27:09 PM »
"Last night I dreamt I went to Amberley again"

Not exact, but close enough to be humorous:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambersley-Lords-London-Volume-1/dp/0984968210/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374972456&sr=8-1&keywords=ambersley


I am going to write a book called Bambersley. My pen name will be Bambi Batwell.