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Old 09-27-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Too far from the beach, NJ
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You must have been a fan of Santa Barabara (the soap opera!) in the 80's!
I was very young when that show was popular. But that must be why one of the maternity ward nurses commented that her name sounds like a soap opera name!
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:51 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Frankie and Cesca are the two usual ones for Francesca.
Or Frannie. That's my daughter's friend's name/nickname.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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My cousin named her daughter Francesca. It's a beautiful name. She wanted a name that wouldn't end up with a nickname. Her daughter goes by Cheesy.
Sorry, I meant to say bad nickname.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: colorado
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Ok, I know there are a couple of other threads for baby names and I have pretty much read them ALL...lol

My daughter is having a baby end of June or early July (doc says July 2nd, I say she won't make it out of June )
She likes very unique names.
Can anyone help out here?

Thanks in advance!

My bestfriend named her daughter Stormee..her daughter is 17 now and living up to her name...lol....she's a storm reeking havoc...
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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I am surprised at how popular Stormy is as a name, I've heard it a few times. I'm sure Stormy Simon from the overstock.com commercials has something to do with it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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This thread reminds me of a couple in the parents' group I belong to. They live in a subdivision with a fairly fascist HOA, she drives an SUV, the kids have all the latest and most popular toys, and now she's advocating for school uniforms. But she named her daughters Cedar and Aspen "because she wanted something different". WTF?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:37 AM
 
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Aliana
Camilla
Cambria
Ella

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Old 06-25-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Don't get too unique or you'll have teachers mispronouncing her name for years. Kids get a complex over this. Yes, you did tell me the correct pronounciation of your name on day one but I have 150 students and it's going to take me a while to get it right.

I had one girl, last year, whose name I can't even recall (another side effect of the name being too unique). It took me until February to be able to pronounce it right. I'd probably butcher it if I saw it again today. Go for a phonetic spelling if the name is really unusual or use a more common nickname.

Parents get really weird on names. The worst one I've ever heard was Le-a, pronounced Le-dash-a, yes, the dash is part of the name. I'm sure she was called Lea a lot.

You really aren't doing your child a favor giving them a unique name. You're creating a situation where people won't remember their name. People shy away from talking to other people when they're embarassed about not remembering their name. At least I do.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:49 AM
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Location: J-ville, FL
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I hope this name isn't already on here, but I couldn't read ALL of these.

My friends just had a baby girl and she named her Ainsley, I think it's beautiful, and it definately suits her
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Aliana
Camilla
Cambria
Ella
You can find a huge list of unique baby names at Babynology.com
As a pediatric nurse, I can tell you those names are hardly unique, especially Ella. Aliana is also Elliana, and various other spellings. It reminds me of the name for the Indiana-Illinois area around Chicago, which is sometimes referred to as "Illiana".

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