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Unread 09-02-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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The worst name I've ever heard was Chiquita, which of course is the name of one of the major banana growers. Well I guess she'll be able to get a lot of free stickers with her name on.
Was that an actual name or a nickname because chiquita mean small one(feminine).
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Unread 09-02-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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This is an interesting toy to see how popular namers are/were through the years
NameVoyager: Baby Name Wizard Graph of Most Popular Baby Names | The Baby Name Wizard
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Unread 09-02-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Was that an actual name or a nickname because chiquita mean small one(feminine).
No as a name, and she had no idea it was even a Spanish word or what it meant. Just saw it written somewhere (probably her lunch) and liked it!
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Unread 09-03-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I have a somewhat weird name. It is Brazilian Indian. I HATE IT!!! lol but other people seem to love it because it is "unique".
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Unread 09-03-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Yes I do. However english really isn't a phonetic language. Lots of silent letters and such. I know everyone hates to believe it but names have actual spellings like Madison. Not Madysin, Madasyn, Maddason. I know it "looks cute" but realistically when you get into the job market people are going to look at your resume and say "looks like they came from a low income family with no education or looks like they where a product of a teen mom."

I've worked in HR I know how it works.
Like it or not, there will always be people who prejudge. Don't give any one the opportunity to prejudge by giving your kid a misspelled name.

Glad my name doesn't end in an "i" because I'd be dotting it with a heart. Just kidding.

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Unread 11-29-2012, 12:57 AM
 
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Parents think their little kid is just SO special that they need a name that is rare and unique. Its like these names indicate that the parents thought that their kid was just cut from a better cloth than YOUR kid.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Name the kid Michelle or Michael and then focus on their education....not how "sexy" the name will sound in the rack when they are adults.

Even if parent is attractive, they might have an ugly kid. No name can hide ugly.
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Unread 11-29-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Default Yes, why??

I agree with the person who said it is a "disease of the ego." Well put. I had an unusual first name, Vara, but I was named for my grandmother because I was born on her birthday--it's more old fashioned than anything, actually. I go by my middle name. When I had a daughter I gave her the ordinary spelling of "Joy." Many people asked me if it was spelled "Joi," or "Joye," and looked disappointed when I said no, just J-o-y .

This daughter is grown now and has a business making children's clothes and embroidery. The names have gotten so uhhh, unique that she asks people wanting embroidered items for their little darlins' to initial the order or fill it out themselves showing the name so she can prove the spelling was as requested on the finished item. Don't even get me started on the ones with all the apostrophes and usually the moms want that on a very narrow ribbon item--it's impossible!!
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Unread 11-29-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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One of my pet peeves: alcoholic names for kids--Chardonnay, Alize, Corvoiseir, Champagne. Brandy used to be a nice name that didn't neccessarily conjure up the thought of the alcoholic beverage, but of course there are people who feel the need to take things to a whole new level.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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I recently learned of a little girl in Detroit named "ashsholly" Spelled *******. A$$Hole

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