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Old 03-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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what's wrong with Emory? It is a fine school in Atlanta, and a fine last name as well as a find male or female name. I don't see the problem. Seems like all the suggestions will only cloudy the waters.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Another vote for Emory, or maybe Emerie. It's a pretty name and there's not need to muck it up with a funny spelling.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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When I see Emarie... In my mind I'm seeing/hearng E*Marie.
Now that you mention it, so do I! Lol. E.Marie sounds very emailish...

Maybe Emmarie?
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Not trying to pick on you, just making a point that i dont understand.

Why if someone names their kid a name that is at most 2 syllables and 6 letter does there need to be a nickname? Why not just name her Emma or Marie. I get when a kid ends up being different than their name and you nickname her. If having a nickname completely unrelated (like my sons nickname is bear). But to shorten (from birth) the name you gave them? Why not just name them that?
I know lots of people who go by shortened versions of their given name. I actually think that those types of nicknames are very common.

Nicknames like Bear, Scooter, Peaches, etc. are sometimes used as nicknames, too, of course. But it's way less common for a person to actually go by those types of nicknames.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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I believe that there are many university studies that prove an inverse relationship between parents that name kids silly names and intelligence.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Default What's in a name

Non-traditional names linked to teacher discrimination - The Local

I loved the "Kevin is not a name - It's a diagnosis!" Makes me wonder what Kevin did!

Who names their kid Sex Fruit? A real Athol

How Your Name Influences Your Success - The Ron and Don Show - MyNorthwest.com

What you name your child may have subtle --- or not so subtle --- effects on how s/he is treated by teachers and peers.

How about at work:

Your Career: Can your name affect your career? - Business - Careers - msnbc.com

Can a 'Black' Name Affect Job Prospects? - ABC News

Isn't being a parent grand? Wondering what effect the name you choose will have on your child's future could keep you awake nights!
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Non-traditional names linked to teacher discrimination - The Local

I loved the "Kevin is not a name - It's a diagnosis!" Makes me wonder what Kevin did!

Who names their kid Sex Fruit? A real Athol

How Your Name Influences Your Success - The Ron and Don Show - MyNorthwest.com

What you name your child may have subtle --- or not so subtle --- effects on how s/he is treated by teachers and peers.

How about at work:

Your Career: Can your name affect your career? - Business - Careers - msnbc.com

Can a 'Black' Name Affect Job Prospects? - ABC News

Isn't being a parent grand? Wondering what effect the name you choose will have on your child's future could keep you awake nights!
I know I'm bumping this thread a bit, but I think some of this stuff is still as important today as when it was first written. I know some celebrities like giving their kids ridiculous names. For them, maybe it's ok. For others, I never agreed with this way of thinking. I would say if in doubt, give your kid a normal name.

I went through what I call a rough childhood. Kids did pick on me when I was in school. My given name was one of those reasons. Kids don't seem to be much nicer today. It's either gotten worse, or there's more media attention, or both.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: You know... That place
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I met a 4 year old girl today named "Kynzi". That is not a nickname. That is her legal name. Her mom introduced her and then spelled it for me. Not only that, but she went into a story about how she really wanted the legal spelling to have a heart over the i. Really? You want to make it more complicated?

Btw... To all of the parents out there giving crazy spellings to their names, you are also making it harder on everyone else. I have a VERY common and VERY simple name. I still have to spell it for people because "I didn't know if it was spelled in some crazy way".

Please stop.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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I'm surprised that I haven't seen little boys named Templeton yet. Last names as first names are still en vogue, and parents are choosing new last names as first names so they can be trendy yet unique. Hence babies named Harrison, Jefferson, Donnelly, etc.

I wonder if too many parents read Charlotte's Web to "go there." Templeton was the name of the rat.
They could name him after the guy from the A-team, Templeton Peck aka Face.

I've had some people try to spell my name with a k instead of a c.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Emari or Ehmari or Imari
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