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Old 06-02-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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In looking at local obits, I found a deceased woman named Royal Highness Lastname.



But back to the topic at hand, please stop with the "Yooneek" spellings of common names. Your poor child will be going through life saying "It's John spelled J-H-O-N" or "Lauryn with a Y instead of a E". Let your kids discover for themselves what is unique about them.

The unique spellings lead to a lot of confusion.

Gynnephyr is a 'Jennifer' I know whose parents decided to give her a very unique spelling of her name.

If they really wanted to be creative they could have picked a name that wasn't selected for loads of other girls born between 1965-1975
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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What do you have against the name Jessica?
Its an ugly name.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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Its an ugly name.
Sure you don't just have personal issues with someone named Jessica?
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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My only naming advice is to check the top 20 names used in the last year from the latest census info, and choose a name not in that top 20 group.

Why do I advise this? Mine was a name commonly used for over a decade. There were always multiples of my name in my classes and later in the workplace. It would have been nice to have had a more unique name.

I avoided the top 20 also, but I did not want overly obscure names so I looked for names that were in the top 50 and rising.


Names declining in popularity can be aging, later in life. Age discrimination is real.



Neither of my children's names were ever in the Top Ten. Which was what I wanted. Babies are still being given those names, which was another thing I looked for.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Sure you don't just have personal issues with someone named Jessica?

That's what I was thinking lol.

I always liked the name--and the Allman Bros. instrumental.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRDivUb5EeA
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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Allman Bros song was cool.

Then there's this one by a little known early '70s group Bloodrock from their DOA album.

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Old 06-02-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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That's what I was thinking lol.

I always liked the name--and the Allman Bros. instrumental.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRDivUb5EeA



My cousin and his wife named their daughter after "Sweet Melissa" - also by the Allman Brothers. Less popular song, less popular name. Still very pretty. They both are.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/babyname.cgi is a fascinating site for anyone interested in naming in the US. The popularity ranking data for Jessica (in part) is:

1972 46
1973 34
1974 17
1975 13
1976 8
1977 4
1978 3
1979 4
1980 3
1981 2

Jessica then was either #1 or #2 for the next sixteen years. But there were plenty of them around before 1984; you just weren't aware of it. You probably hadn't been around many babies and little children before your daughter was born. This is very common.

Nope, actually I'd been around quite a few babies and little children - Jessica was my youngest and her brother was 11 years older (and my sister was 12 years older than me and had her first when I was 13). Perhaps it was a regional thing.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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When you have children you will of course have to name them. When giving names to your children, it should be taken very seriously. You don't want to give your children names that would be bad for them. For instance, you wouldn't want to give your child the name Jessica, to do so would be to do her a great disservice.

Sounds like Jessica hurt you pretty bad.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: 60630
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My children are Erik and Cecilia. Erik is an old Swedish name and Cecilia is Italian I think, but it's very common in Sweden.
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