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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM
 
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I suggest Fred.
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 AM
 
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Please don't do that to your kid. Not cute.
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Old Yesterday, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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To test a name for your child, picture yourself calling it out in the supermarket.

Oblina, where are you?

The name would be interpreted as Blina. ( oh Blina where are you) not good.

Get a baby name book and find something that won't embarrass her over time. She will also grow up to be a woman so don't curse her with Cherry or Bunny or Candy.

Also please, if you have an ethnic last name- for Pete's make make it compatible!!!

Not Erin Pizzarilli or Demetreus Gonzales.....

Thank you & your child will thank you.
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
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As you know my screen name is tottsieanna, that is the name my mom wanted to name me, so thankful for my dad who refused in no uncertain terms.
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Old Yesterday, 12:32 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Yep, it looks like it rhymes with the "v" word. If it doesn't, it will get mispronounced that way anyway. I don't find it pretty, just difficult to pronounce and remember. I do like Lena or Lina, pronounced to rhyme with Tina. I think naming a kid a name that's going to be mispronounced all the time, or that draws ridicule, is a cruel thing for a parent to do.
Lee-na, not lie-na. Other than the association with the cartoon I don't think it's absolutely awful. I've heard worse. But I agree that it's just ripe for a name that would be picked on. OP if you like it I agree with someone else that maybe the name Lina would be a consideration.

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Old Yesterday, 01:43 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Everyone seems to name their boys either that or some variation of "Aiden" these days..
Yep! My daughter (day care worker) and I (pediatric nurse) made a list one time. Alphabetically:
Aiden, Braden, Caden, Grayden, Hayden, Jayden, Kaden, Zaden, with numerous variations on spelling, e.g. Aiden, Ayden, Aidan, Aidyn, Braeden, Braedon, ad infinitum.

Then there are Lleyton, Payton/Peyton, Grayson, and many other.

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To test a name for your child, picture yourself calling it out in the supermarket.

Oblina, where are you?

The name would be interpreted as Blina. ( oh Blina where are you) not good.

Get a baby name book and find something that won't embarrass her over time. She will also grow up to be a woman so don't curse her with Cherry or Bunny or Candy.

Also please, if you have an ethnic last name- for Pete's make make it compatible!!!

Not Erin Pizzarilli or Demetreus Gonzales.....

Thank you & your child will thank you.
Everyone has an ethnic last name. My kids' names go with their ethnicity. Some people consider an English name as "non-ethnic".
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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Here's an idea - instead of trying to come up with a "unique" name for your child, let him or her discover/create/become what is unique about themselves.
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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM
 
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I suppose it's better than the 10 "Hunters" in every classroom that will never hunt anything but bargains.
Down the street from me was a dog named "Hunter." Great name for this beagle who barked non-stop while pulling on his leash when walked.

My neighbor's told me her granddaughter planned on naming her son "Hunter." My poor neighbor said every time she hears "Hunter" all she can think of is the dog. Like a good grandma, she decided not to say anything to her granddaughter.

Still, it's a great name for a dog.
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Down the street from me was a dog named "Hunter." Great name for this beagle who barked non-stop while pulling on his leash when walked.

My neighbor's told me her granddaughter planned on naming her son "Hunter." My poor neighbor said every time she hears "Hunter" all she can think of is the dog. Like a good grandma, she decided not to say anything to her granddaughter.

Still, it's a great name for a dog.
My cousin had a dog named "Riley", a boy. Every time I saw a patient named Riley at the peds office where I worked, I thought it should be a boy, but it was usually a girl.
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Old Yesterday, 05:36 PM
 
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What do you guys think of the name "Oblina"? It sounds pretty feminine and cute. Your thoughts?
Oblina made me think of oblique and oblivious, then ob-la-dee ob-la-da, and now I have a stupid song stuck in my head.

I don't care for it as a name.
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