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Old 11-06-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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Hello!I dont know about you,but i think one of the best sites with baby girl names is this one: Home*-*UNIQUE BABY GIRL NAMES | BABY GIRL NAMES
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Well darn, just visited the website I mentioned, and their name-data base is now "subscription". Not affiliated with the group in any way, shape or form, they just used to have an extensive list of names, along with background info.

I like Isabella. Sounds *great* with your last name. Really rolls of the tongue nicely.

I've always like Xavier for boys, but he'll have to teach people how to pronounce his name for the rest of his life (there are several accepted pronunciations).

Xavier is a black name, Jamaican they pronounce it "Exevier" so a white kid with that name will be thought of as black & have some explaining when they finally show their white a$$ so not a good idea IMO...Too much teasing! Its like a white girl called Ming or Chen...those are good names but only for Asian kids IMO.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Xavier is a black name, Jamaican they pronounce it "Exevier" so a white kid with that name will be thought of as black & have some explaining when they finally show their white a$$ so not a good idea IMO...Too much teasing! Its like a white girl called Ming or Chen...those are good names but only for Asian kids IMO.
Interesting. I don't think of Xavier as a "black" name at all. I believe it's a European name ... Spanish, I think.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Interesting. I don't think of Xavier as a "black" name at all. I believe it's a European name ... Spanish, I think.
According to my book of baby names, Xavier is Arabic meaning splendid. Javier is the Spanish version.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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According to my book of baby names, Xavier is Arabic meaning splendid. Javier is the Spanish version.
Thanks for the info! Wikipedia says it's Basque, which is a hodgepodge language anyway. I still don't think of it as a "black name;" in fact, it seems the opposite to me.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:29 AM
 
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I think of it as a Catholic-used name, usually following the first name Francis.

It does seem to be growing in popularity in recent years, likely because of the "X" at the beginning, which parents find unusual and attractive (similar to the brand name Xerox).

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Wow! I always thought it was Jamaican. I know a lot of Jamaicans called Xavier that's why.

Its a bit too out there for me. Something Sarah Palin would name her kids!
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the info! Wikipedia says it's Basque, which is a hodgepodge language anyway. I still don't think of it as a "black name;" in fact, it seems the opposite to me.
I feel the same way. When I hear the name Xavier I think of a white male kinda from the Knights of the Round Table sort of image. It's sorta Midieval sounding.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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I think of it as a Catholic-used name, usually following the first name Francis.

It does seem to be growing in popularity in recent years, likely because of the "X" at the beginning, which parents find unusual and attractive (similar to the brand name Xerox).
I think Xena Warrior Princess had a lot to do with people naming their kids with a X these past 10 years or so. We had a cat we named Xeno because he was a warrior, definately not a princess, but he got his name because of that show.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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nothing that can be turned into another word used to make fun of them
nothing with body parts or food products (i.e. Dick, Peach, JonASS, Jeannie the Weinee)
nothing that can be put in a rhyme (ie Priscilla Gorilla, Sabrina the Witch, Hannah Whatevah, Gird the Tird, etc)

Kids can be mean and the less ammo they have the happier your kid will be.
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