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Lady Snowdon

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18255 on: April 22, 2014, 06:55:58 PM »
Seen today - Sharlette.  When I first saw it, I thought it was Scarlett.  Took another look, thought for some reason it said Shallot.  Let's hope other people this poor woman meets are not as bad at deciphering names as I am!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18256 on: April 23, 2014, 06:01:21 AM »
Seen today - Sharlette.  When I first saw it, I thought it was Scarlett.  Took another look, thought for some reason it said Shallot.  Let's hope other people this poor woman meets are not as bad at deciphering names as I am!

Why not use good old fashioned Charlotte? It is cute, I think.

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« Reply #18257 on: April 29, 2014, 02:00:06 PM »
Seen recently: MaryJoanna.  Maybe her parents were hippies?  ???
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18258 on: April 29, 2014, 05:34:55 PM »
Seen recently: MaryJoanna.  Maybe her parents were hippies?  ???

Why hippies? While joining two names may be unusual, it is not something I particularly associate with hippies.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18259 on: April 29, 2014, 05:37:39 PM »
just say it quickly to yourself

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18260 on: April 29, 2014, 07:24:11 PM »
Seen recently: MaryJoanna.  Maybe her parents were hippies?  ???

Why hippies? While joining two names may be unusual, it is not something I particularly associate with hippies.
You may be more familiar with the Spanish form of the name: Marijuana.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18261 on: April 30, 2014, 10:16:43 AM »
I've been seeing a lot of old fashioned names lately for girls would were born in the mid-90s.

Patience
Fern
Lily

But I really think people should sound out the whole name before they give it to their child.

Patience Snood does not roll off the tongue.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18262 on: April 30, 2014, 11:01:01 AM »
I know 2 people who in the past year have had relatives name their girls "Fern" and 3 that have named their girls "Penelope."  Wonder if these older names are coming back around?
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« Reply #18263 on: April 30, 2014, 12:31:01 PM »
I've been seeing a lot of old fashioned names lately for girls would were born in the mid-90s.

Patience
Fern
Lily

But I really think people should sound out the whole name before they give it to their child.

Patience Snood does not roll off the tongue.

Also consider what the initials are .

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18264 on: April 30, 2014, 12:59:44 PM »
I've been seeing a lot of old fashioned names lately for girls would were born in the mid-90s.

Patience
Fern
Lily

But I really think people should sound out the whole name before they give it to their child.

Patience Snood does not roll off the tongue.

Also consider what the initials are .

Indeed. Poor Arthur Seymore Sullivan.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18265 on: May 01, 2014, 05:55:17 AM »
I've been seeing a lot of old fashioned names lately for girls would were born in the mid-90s.

Patience
Fern
Lily

But I really think people should sound out the whole name before they give it to their child.

Patience Snood does not roll off the tongue.

Also consider what the initials are .

Indeed. Poor Arthur Seymore Sullivan.


I once met a guy called Phil Hallas.  Where he worked  - this was in the early days of email before the convention became first name.second name - the construction for email addresses was initial.familyname@organisation.co.uk

Think about it.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18266 on: May 01, 2014, 07:34:53 PM »
I knew the daughter of some hippies who had the intials T. H. C. - at least it was marginally more subtle than Mary Jane or even Mary Joanna....

And Phil really couldn't even go by Phillip to try to avoid looking like HE had a Freudian fascination with himself.  Adding a middle initial to the email name might have helped - as changing your last name is seen as a BIG legal step, as well as a hassle - although usually most businesses only added that middle initial if there were more than one person with the same initial and last name in the same organization.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18267 on: May 01, 2014, 09:56:30 PM »
One place I worked for had email addresses with our first initial and our last name, with no punctuation, preceding the @

So  Mary Smith  would be   msmith@agency.gov

Two co-workers were named  Stephanie Hitt  and  Ed Strogen

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18268 on: May 02, 2014, 12:05:10 PM »
On the email address front, I once knew a girl in college whose last name was Lum, and her first name started with S, so the email address the university had come up with for her was... slum@blahblah.edu ::facepalm::

In other news, I read an article about an American artist named Howardena (Pindell). Yes, her father's name was Howard, apparently.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18269 on: May 02, 2014, 05:12:06 PM »
Mary Jane doesn't have to be in relation to the drug.  My mom's name is Mary Jane and my grandparents certainly aren't hippies or users or anything like that.  They just wanted to give their daughter a nice Catholic name. 

I met a Jorja today (woman's name).  If I got the pronounciation right, it's a variant of Georgia.

Records at my job indicate we have an Able and a Nixon (both first names).