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Old 05-30-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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I like that name but dh wouldn't go for "Ana Rosa".
I have a friend (US citizen) who married an Icelander and they chose "approved" names for their kids. Her daughter is Anja Ros. Very pretty.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: New Creek, WV
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My grandmother's name is Violet!

At least we're not going to ever name children like my cousin did... she has a Pearl, Bessie and Beulah. WHY? Bessie is a cow's name... Pearl was for a great- grandmother, but she seriously almost disowned her for giving her that name. And Beulah... well, let's just say that there are now 4 Beulah's in my family.

*sigh* We picked Lucille as a possible for any future girls because it also honors a close friend of mine who was killed in an automobile accident this Christmas. My best friend. I know she would be touched that we'd do that for her.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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At least we're not going to ever name children like my cousin did... she has a Pearl, Bessie and Beulah. WHY? Bessie is a cow's name... Pearl was for a great- grandmother, but she seriously almost disowned her for giving her that name. And Beulah... well, let's just say that there are now 4 Beulah's in my family.
If it makes you feel any better, my sister's children all have mafia gangster names---first, middle and last! She's Irish!

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*sigh* We picked Lucille as a possible for any future girls because it also honors a close friend of mine who was killed in an automobile accident this Christmas. My best friend. I know she would be touched that we'd do that for her.
I was named after my grandmother. I thank God my mother made it my middle name. Perhaps you can honor your friend that way.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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Not sure if its a boy or girl. I read a thread here about white people giving their kids "boring" names. While the Johns & Josephs are classic, I consider them too "boring". No offense to anyone.

On the other hand, I do not want an over the top name like "Shaniqua" aka ghetto names.

I have narrowed it down to the following: BOY NAMES:
Phoenix ( We do NOT live in Phoenx Arizona),its a greek mythology name-bird that sets itself on fire & rises from the ashes
Theo
Allistair
Jordan


Girl
Chelsea( not sure which spelling to take, Chelsey etc?)
Kate
Katie
Chanel
Pilar
Fallon
Phoenix

Thoughts? Please?


Thanks!
Chanel for a girl is a stripper name. Sorry. Fallon reminds me of Dynasty. the others are good. Allistair, unless your British, seems kind of pretentious.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: New Creek, WV
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Please don't name your child BAMBI... that's our neighbors name and I'm seriously worried that she's a hooker....
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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I like the old fashion names. To me they are the unique names. Some names are just plain silly.

Matthew
Samuel
Alexander
Lucas

Kathrine
Lily-Marie
Sarah
Hannah
Maggie
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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Please don't name your child BAMBI... that's our neighbors name and I'm seriously worried that she's a hooker....
Or Barbie!

Mattel scours the internet daily and sends legal notifications to strippers and prostitutes using 'Barbie' as a working name.

They don't want them disparaging the reputation of Barbie!
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Utah
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....Earlier in the thread, I already shared what I thought of Chanel. I think it's tacky to name children after expensive things---like Mercedes, Crystal, etc. ...
I agree with that concept...

But, I wanted to point out that "Mercedes" IS a "real" name...the first thing I think when I hear it is The Count of Monte Cristo.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:04 AM
 
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Please don't name your child BAMBI... that's our neighbors name and I'm seriously worried that she's a hooker....
That's my SIL's nickname and she's in no way anything like a hooker.

But I too started at learning what her nickname is until DH reminded me that my family nickname isn't much better.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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A nickname is one thing. It's entirely different to put it on the birth certificate.
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