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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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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.
Reminds me of Juan Epstein from Welcome Back, Kotter.

My vote is for Olivia, but Lena is a nice name, too.
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Old Yesterday, 06:54 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Reminds me of Juan Epstein from Welcome Back, Kotter.

My vote is for Olivia, but Lena is a nice name, too.
Too many Olivias, IMO. Lena is a little less used.
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 PM
 
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Old Yesterday, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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LOL it's horrible. And even if it were a "cute" name, it might be cute for a baby, and ridiculous for an adult. Think about how well (or not) names age. A 70-year-old "Britney" sounds laughable--an old twit.
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Old Yesterday, 07:45 PM
 
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What do you guys think of the name "Oblina"? It sounds pretty feminine and cute. Your thoughts?
Bad idea.
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 PM
 
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It's a great name to teach your child self defense against bullies
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM
 
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What do you guys think of the name "Oblina"? It sounds pretty feminine and cute. Your thoughts?
If I did not already know it, I would spend some time doing some genealogy and see if my ancestors had any cool names. I know mine did. My regret is I only found the names after the children were already named.
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Old Yesterday, 08:14 PM
 
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What do you guys think of the name "Oblina"? It sounds pretty feminine and cute. Your thoughts?
Lord no.
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Old Yesterday, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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LOL it's horrible. And even if it were a "cute" name, it might be cute for a baby, and ridiculous for an adult. Think about how well (or not) names age. A 70-year-old "Britney" sounds laughable--an old twit.
That's a good point. Some names are strongly associated with a certain age group. Like your example with "Britney"; I picture a college coed when hearing that one. (Although that could be due to my celebrity crush/sex fantasy as a teenager: Britney Spears. ) Or "Barbara"; that name strikes me as a pleasant but emotionally dry 60-something Director of Accounts Payable. And its shortened version "Barb" isn't much younger-sounding.

As for those who said "Oblina" rhymes with a female body part, it's pronounced "ob-LEE-nah", not "ob-LY-nah".
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 PM
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You can't be serious.
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