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Old 04-10-2019, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Refrain from alternative, misspelled names.
Yes please!!!! Hate this trend.

The poor child will have to go through life saying thousands of times "my name is spelled Pollee" not "Polly".
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Canada
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My grandmother, {her daughter} told me they were German......but I have no proof.

Without joining something like Ancestry, I haven't been able to trace Dessie and her parents any further back than Pennsylvania.

Other than using DNA, would Ancestry, etc. provide me more records other than the census to trace them back?

Honestly, every time I see Ancestry on sale I almost join and send for a kit.....and then I start to wonder which DNA/records service is the best, can't make up my mind and end up doing nothing. LOL
There were many Germans around Odessa. Google Black Sea Germans.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: USA
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obese oblina vagina, um no, get the baby name book out to think of better names
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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obese oblina vagina, um no, get the baby name book out to think of better names
I think Oblina is pronounced ob-LEE-nah, not ob-LYE-nah. So it wouldn't rhyme with "vagina". But still, not a good name.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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Bottom line - can anyone think of a word with GOOD connotations that begins with "ob"? The Latin root may be the reason.

Idk. Oboe? That's a neutral word, but as someone who was once a little girl, I can say with certainty that I would NOT want it as a nick name.
I kind of like ‘Obi’ and the Star Wars reference would maybe go over well...? Oblina not so much. Sounds like an Internet username.

Another that might work is Oberlin, like the college name, but maybe they’d need to find some kind of connection to any name they give.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Everyone seems to name their boys either that or some variation of "Aiden" these days..
My nephews are Brayden and Hunter . Bet you couldn't guess they're both under 8.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My nephews are Brayden and Hunter . Bet you couldn't guess they're both under 8.
That "Aiden, Brayden, Caden" (typical spellings of each) stuff has been going on at least 10 years. It just seems to go on forever. I have a friend my age named "Hunter".
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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That "Aiden, Brayden, Caden" (typical spellings of each) stuff has been going on at least 10 years. It just seems to go on forever. I have a friend my age named "Hunter".
I think it is weird when young people have older names … but also a lot of older names are back in the trend now … like Sophia. I see so many little girls with the name Sophia.


I am 37. I have a friend named Barbara who is 38. I don't know many young Barbara's.
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Old Yesterday, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think it is weird when young people have older names … but also a lot of older names are back in the trend now … like Sophia. I see so many little girls with the name Sophia.


I am 37. I have a friend named Barbara who is 38. I don't know many young Barbara's.
Yes, tons of Sophias, not many Barbaras. I worked in a pediatrics office and every now and then there'd be a kid (usually girl) with a name from a previous generation, e.g. Renee, Jacqueline, stuff like that. Boys names tend to be more "timeless" although they do go in and out of popularity as well. Not that many "Davids" now as there were in 1950.
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Old Yesterday, 05:01 PM
 
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Yes, tons of Sophias, not many Barbaras. I worked in a pediatrics office and every now and then there'd be a kid (usually girl) with a name from a previous generation, e.g. Renee, Jacqueline, stuff like that. Boys names tend to be more "timeless" although they do go in and out of popularity as well. Not that many "Davids" now as there were in 1950.
I think Jacqueline is timeless.

I know Jackies/Jacquelines of all ages ... but names like Barbara thats an older name for sure.

David is still pretty popular.

John is timeless.
Daniel.
Michael.
Matthew.
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