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Old 11-22-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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The OP thinks Soledad is a "beautiful" name for a girl?

He might like the name but how could it ever be considered beautiful for a girl?

Many Spanish names, though nice sounding, actually have a meaning that is not something I would personally like for my daughter. The one that comes to mind is Dolores. It sounds really nice, and is very popular... but it means pains/sufferings. Who truly wants to be named that?
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Many Spanish names, though nice sounding, actually have a meaning that is not something I would personally like for my daughter. The one that comes to mind is Dolores. It sounds really nice, and is very popular... but it means pains/sufferings. Who truly wants to be named that?
Dolores is a name of Latin origin, doloris, and refers the pains Mary suffered when his son Jesus was in the Calvary and crucifixion.

So for many Catholics it may make sense, also lolita is a nice derivative.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:01 PM
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Names, one of my favorite topics! I'm glad I found this thread. I'm only to post 120. I apologize if I'm being repetitious.

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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.
Don't like most of your faves, but I agree with that Jayden, etc. list. I once made a list for another message board of these names. Alphabetically, Aiden, Braden, Caden, Grayden, Hayden, Jaden, Kaden, Zaden, and all their variations, using Braden (which I assume, though who knows, is the correct spelling): Braden, Brayden, Braeden, Bradyn, Braydyn, Braedyn, Bradon, etc. I work in a pediatrician's office and see these names every day.

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I like traditional names, and some old fashioned ones as well. Spelled correctly, please. It makes me laugh when someone takes a common name and adds their own "unique" spelling, so it is impossible to recognize. I also really dislike the names a lot of celebrities have named their kids: North, Apple, Suri, etc. Christie Brinkley named her daughter Sailor. Ugh.

Since moving down south, I've noticed a lot of male names that are just weird. Why would anyone name their kid Hunter? Archer? Gunner?
"Gunnar" is Scandinavian. It means something like "warrior".
Gunnar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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I agree. And why those names? How come no one names their baby Camden or Newark?
Actually, out here in CO, people do name their kids Camden, also Camdyn, etc.


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OLd-fashioned sounding names are making a comeback, I have noticed.
Very much so.

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Half the girls I went to school with in the 80s-90s were Amy or Sara/h. The other half were Jennifer and Jessica.
There seem to be lots of young moms these days named Kirsten, Kristy, Christy, Krissy, etc, judging from my patients.

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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
I hear tell it's also southern.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Dolores is a name of Latin origin, doloris, and refers the pains Mary suffered when his son Jesus was in the Calvary and crucifixion.

So for many Catholics it may make sense, also lolita is a nice derivative.



No: you really shouldn't name a little girl "Lolita". It has a pretty sound, but far too many very inappropriate connotations, thanks to Nabokov.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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To me, these are dog names
Haha. I hear ya. I saw a headline yesterday concerning a lawsuit involving Jermaine Jackson. His two sons were with him, one named Jermajesty (even the spelling is more than slightly odd).

Dogs are Prince & Princess. And, Kitt'Ns are Queen & King... because they are the true gods/goddesses of the Universe & rightly so.

Honestly, I'm not annoyed by anyone's birth name. It wasn't their choice. But, we all have preferences.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I don't understand why people consider a certain name because of what it means.

In real life......has anyone ever run to look up the meaning of someone's name to decide whether it is a nice name or not?

People are going to judge a name by how it sounds or what type of cultural connotations it brings up.....not by what it supposedly means.

Seriously, would you name your kid Bertha or Horace because you liked what the name means?
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:53 AM
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Au contraire, I think considering the meaning of the name, either in general (David means "beloved") or to the person, as in naming someone for a relative, is a nice thing. I honestly find it much better than this Aiden, Braden, Caden stuff that is totally (IMO) meaningless.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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To me, these are dog names
When I was a kid, our dog was named Debbie. My brother named her after a girl he had a crush on.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Au contraire, I think considering the meaning of the name, either in general (David means "beloved") or to the person, as in naming someone for a relative, is a nice thing. I honestly find it much better than this Aiden, Braden, Caden stuff that is totally (IMO) meaningless.
"Aiden" is a very old name (Irish monk in the 7th century, Catholic saint), so even if it's not your ethnicity or religion, to Irish people and Catholics the name might not be so meaningless.

The name seemed to have gained popularity in the US about ten years ago or so, and then after that all the names that rhyme with it started popping up.

A woman I know has a great-grandson named Jayden, and every time she talks about him I think, "what a stupid, jump-on-the-bandwagon name for a little boy". LOL. His parents are about 20 years old.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't understand why people consider a certain name because of what it means.

In real life......has anyone ever run to look up the meaning of someone's name to decide whether it is a nice name or not?

People are going to judge a name by how it sounds or what type of cultural connotations it brings up.....not by what it supposedly means.

Seriously, would you name your kid Bertha or Horace because you liked what the name means?
Um, yes--isn't that the point of all those baby-name books they sell with the name meanings in them? Well, now that most of the info is online, they probably don't sell so many, but yes, people do look up the meanings of baby names, all the time.

I named my daughter after my MIL, who died while I was pregnant, but I wanted to make sure the name didn't mean something negative, either, or I wouldn't have used it.
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