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Old 11-18-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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I don't like names where it's not extremely clear which gender the person is. For example, I've known both males and females named Dana.

I feel that names which end in the letter "a" are inappropriate for males. Dana, Yisa (yep, seen it), Donta, Asa, etc. Names ending in "a" are too feminine for men.

Names that end in "r" for females are usually unattractive, though I don't feel especially strongly against Jennifer and Heather. Harper, Piper, Pilar, etc... not feminine.

Most names that are actually nouns / adjectives / verbs, I find undesirable. Hope, Felicity, Serenity, Charity, Colt, Mark, Lance, Chase, etc. I think it'd be weird for someone to have to use his or her own name in conversation as something other than a name.

Then there are the names that strike most people like "What the heck were they thinking?!"... most people would argue that those names are "ethnic", but I argue that even those of other ethnicities must have some clue about what's normal and what's just crazy. Hedwig, for a girl? It conjures up images of a costume shop! How about Ziv, for a boy? It rhymes with "Steve". Ya know, Ziv ain't your studmuffin. Class clown? Ziv's your guy. College professor? Ziv can handle it. You'll never find girls drawing "ZIV" with hearts all around it on their binders in middle school because he concentrates the manliness of three or four typical dudes into one body.

I don't like any of the "modern popular names", even if, on their own, there's nothing wrong with them. Anything that becomes too popular is bad news. For example, any boy's name that is, or rhymes with, "Aiden". I'd bet that today's elementary and middle schools are teeming with such people. A teacher shouts out "AIDEN!" in the hallway and traffic grinds to a comedic halt with kids slamming into each other as 4 Aidens, 3 Jaydens, 4 Caydens, 5 Haydens (3 boys and 2 girls!), 2 Raydens, 3 Braydens, and even a Zayden stop to see if it was he (or she) whom the teacher was attempting to summon. When I was in high school it was names like Michael, Jeffrey, Matthew, Jennifer, Katie (all of its longer forms), etc. that could stop traffic. You ever wanted a funny YouTube video in 1996, roll the camera during class-change time and shout out "JEFF!!!!" at the top of your lungs in the hallway.

I agree with the original post that Mackenzie is a bad name for a girl. Firstly, it's three syllables with sounds that don't go together well nor roll off the tongue... practically guaranteeing that it will be shortened by someone at some time... maybe even the parents themselves. Secondly, there's no good shortening for that name. "Kenzie"? Sounds like a circus clown or a puppy. "Mack"? Sounds like a 40-ton diesel truck. "Mackie"? Might make a professional sound technician drool, but probably nobody else. Thirdly, it's too "modern" and too "popular". I've known a couple of "Mackenzies" and they're fine children... but I wonder how they'll feel about their names once they reach their late teens.

The single greatest repository of terrible names is People magazine. On its pages you will find names such as Apple, Maddox, Blue Ivy, North (West), Willow, Huxley, Prince Michael I-II-III-IV, Pilot Inspektor, etc. Apparently, being a celebrity predisposes one toward choosing ridiculous names for his/her children. My only thought is: they do it so they'll stay in the news and continue earning mega-bucks. After all, the Kim Kardashians of the world would probably be working minimum-wage-plus-a-few-cents retail jobs were they not constantly paid huge sums of money for windows into their scandalous lives, which all Americans just HAVE to see... those people have to maintain those scandalous lives lest they find themselves broke and hungry when the American public loses interest in paying for news about their now-ordinary lives. The general public probably wouldn't have bought anywhere near as many People magazines over the last few months had Kim & Kanye's illegitimate child been named something like "Catherine West" or "Jennifer West" instead of the totally horror-inducing "North West". But you know that, in 18 years or so, a steamy video by the name of "East Goes South On North West" will pop up on the Internet... perpetuating the family business, fame, and fortune for another generation.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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Careful, they gonna toss your resume/kiddies resume real fast with these off the boat names
FYI, I (and many of my friends) have an "off the boat names" and I guarantee your resume will get tossed before ours.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Any Indonesian parents right now name their kids weird almost ghetto-like. I prefer names that reflect one's culture or if it is westernized, dont make a ghetto made-up names like:
Graziella Priscilla Margot or Marietta Michelle Antonia....
Sorry Indonesians..... ;(
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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FYI, I (and many of my friends) have an "off the boat names" and I guarantee your resume will get tossed before ours.
I was not being mean. Studies have been done & people with ""ethnic"" /strange names don't fare too well in life. Growing up, Barack went by Barry. Wonder why?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4220259.html

http://racerelations.about.com/od/th...rimination.htm

Only exception are Asian names because Asians are the model minority, known to be smart, hard working and submissive.

Even Keenu Reeves had problems because of his Hawaian name so did Jennifer ""LOPEZ"" as opposed to Jennifer GARNER. Lopez had to work harder than Garner.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:20 PM
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I hate every ghetto name (LaNikesha, LeQuailus, nuShawn, etc)
I hate made up names.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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I had a friend that named one son Harry (Not Harold) and another Dickey (Not Richard)....wondered what they were thinking. I also can't fathom why kids are named after their parents generation after generation, especially true with boys, some of the most god awful names are repeated over and over again.
This happens a lot among non english speaking people who don't realize that Harry, Larry, Will, Bill, Teddy, etc are actually nicknames. I was unfortunately given such a nickname. I'm not crazy about it but it's ok
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:36 PM
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I hate every ghetto name (LaNikesha, LeQuailus, nuShawn, etc)
I hate made up names.
all names were made up at a certain point, guess you hate yourself....

i think you just hate new aged names, or unique names
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:47 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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For girls, McKenzie is by far the worst IMO. Hope, Destiny, Faith, Quinn, Molly, Claire, Madeleine, Katelyn, Abigail, Jenna, Heather, Cathy, Caitlyn, Hannah, Grace, Demi, Katie, Chloe, Gertrude, Margot, Olga, Bertha, Bridget, and anything that ends in -lynn.

For guys, Caleb is the worst, followed by Jayden, Brayden, Ayden, Caden, Sladen, Kaden, Rayden, Skyler, Tanner, and Logan.

On the flip side, I think Penelope, Sofia, Olivia, Sveta, Yesenia, Yelena, Yasmin, Yardenia, Izabela, Natalia, Kseniya, Graciela, Consuela, Marisol, Soledad, and Ariana are beautiful names.

For guys, I love names Maksim, Andrei, Ismael, Tyshawn, Aleksei, Salvador, Miguel, Bautista, Cristobal, Volodya, Vitaly, Fernando, Yaroslav, Miroslav, Nikolai, Gabriel, and Andres.

Are you from Ukraine or Poland? Many of the names that you favor are decidedly not in favor among Americans. You don't like Cathy? Hannah? or Grace? But you do like Sveta? Yelena? and Kseniya?

Hate Caleb? Aiden and Logan? But love Yaroslav? Vitaly? And Miroslav?
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:51 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Very weird post I have no idea where you are from? But I like more the names you hate as opposed to the ones you love.

Same! I couldn't rep you, but that was exactly how I felt. The hate list - especially for females reads very much like my "like" list. And most other English speakers.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:54 PM
hvl
 
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all names were made up at a certain point, guess you hate yourself....

i think you just hate new aged names, or unique names
I hate myself because ?
Hood names aren't part of my culture nor that of my parents.

Names were obviously all made up at some point but you might recall that pretty much every given name has or had an actual meaning. What I meant by made up names are those names that are, for example, made up by combining the parents' given names.
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