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Old 11-21-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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Years ago I knew a girl with the name Cherry. Her last was Hunt. Ugh.

ope she didn't have a brother named Micheal.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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Parents should really give more thought to the combination of first AND last name. I had a friend in high school whose last name was Beach and her parents chose to name her Sandra. The poor girl was doomed to be called "Sandy Beach" throughout her entire school career, even though she told every teacher she ever had that her first name was supposed to be pronounced "SOHN-dra".

Sometimes parents just. don't. think. when it comes to naming.
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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Here's one I saw last week: Clifvashious Moneylash W. (won't print the last name.)
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I do not like the hipster trend of using surnames as first names for kids. It's a trend that I wish would die.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Parents should really give more thought to the combination of first AND last name. I had a friend in high school whose last name was Beach and her parents chose to name her Sandra. The poor girl was doomed to be called "Sandy Beach" throughout her entire school career, even though she told every teacher she ever had that her first name was supposed to be pronounced "SOHN-dra".

Sometimes parents just. don't. think. when it comes to naming.
Ha, I went to school with Sandy Rocks!
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I know a girl named Costanza. It's a family name, they're of Spanish decent, but still not a name I would have used. I think George Costanza every time I hear it, and it's such a harsh sounding name for a little girl. Maybe it sounds better when a native Spanish speaker says it?
It's a religious name indicating a virtue. To be "constant" means to be unchanging, perservering. There is a novel about Catherine of Aragon titled, The Constant Princess.

Won't make the name sound any better to you, but they surely didn't pick the name because of Seinfeld.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I love Spanish names for girls and if I had Spanish background, I would give my daughter a Spanish name. As it so happens, I have a lot of Iberian DNA (Spain and Portugal) but really no cultural ties to that area. I like the Spanish name Blanca for a girl.
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Parents should really give more thought to the combination of first AND last name. I had a friend in high school whose last name was Beach and her parents chose to name her Sandra. The poor girl was doomed to be called "Sandy Beach" throughout her entire school career, even though she told every teacher she ever had that her first name was supposed to be pronounced "SOHN-dra".

Sometimes parents just. don't. think. when it comes to naming.
If Sandy's parents had wanted her name to be pronounced "SOHN-dra," they should have spelled it "Sondra." But they spelled it "Sandra," which is pronounced "SAN-dra." You're right. Sometimes, parents just don't think.
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:12 AM
 
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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Arrow, just saw it on a baby boy on paternity court.
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