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Old 11-25-2013, 07:48 AM
Status: "We don't have to wait to start changing the world." (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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I think you mean Beau, short for Beauregard, also sometimes nicknamed Bo. Goes right along with Trey as a popular southern nickname.
I think you're right.

Actually I love the name Beau - and it's a very old name. It's French and has been very popular in Louisiana (for obvious reasons) for centuries.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:50 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Worst names

Male: Todd (Carlin would agree)

Female: Names spelled backwards like Nevaeh or Rehtaeh
AUGH! I hate that you even put those names inside my head!!!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:43 AM
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I hear tell it's also southern.
You mean that a lot of southerners don't know that, say, Willy or Billy is just a nickname for William and not an actual name ?

Another example of non english speaking people misusing english naming is when people call their child Junior as if it were a name by itself, lol. Very common among my folks.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:47 AM
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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?
We live in contemporary society, so one can't ignore sound totally but I just think taking meaning into account was a smarter way to name our children. I hope to do take both into account. Meaning and sound.
Or I'll just go ultra-classic like Peter, John, Mary and be done with it
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:49 AM
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I went to the bank the other day, and the teller's name was "Asma." It seems to be a middle eastern name, and not a bad thing, but I could imagine it being difficult for many Americans to understand.
Pretty common arabic (or muslim) female name.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:59 AM
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Well, I'm as white as the driven snow, but I live in Texas - and consequently I am "exposed" to lots of Hispanic names. I think that Soledad is a gorgeous name. It wouldn't sound too good with some WASP surnames like "Walker" or "Kirkpatrick" or "Smith" but it would sound awesome with the right last name.

Just my opinion.
It's not an ugly name but it's kind of melancholic. Solitude.
Better than Dolores, lol.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I went to the bank the other day, and the teller's name was "Asma." It seems to be a middle eastern name, and not a bad thing, but I could imagine it being difficult for many Americans to understand.
Sounds too much like asthma.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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Pretty common arabic (or muslim) female name.
I realize that now, because I looked up the name for curiosity sake; but this is an example of cultural clash. Unfortunately, the average American that may not be exposed to as much Muslim culture as certain parts of the US will likely think this firsthand:

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Sounds too much like asthma.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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Worst names

Male: Todd (Carlin would agree)

Female: Names spelled backwards like Nevaeh or Rehtaeh
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AUGH! I hate that you even put those names inside my head!!!!
Funny this is mentioned because I recently met a little girl named "Neveah" and I confused it with a facial creme (Nivea). I later realized it was "Heaven" spelled backwards. Do people not think through first impressions?
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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i think you just hate new aged names, or unique names
The names are only "unique" outside the ghetto.

My wife works with Child Services and you wouldn't believe what kinds of horrific names some people curse their kids with. Nothing screams "my parents are trash" more than a unique name. These kids are headed for an uphill battle in life before they even learn to crawl.

An easy way to determine if you are giving your kid a ghetto name is to insert it into the following sentence:

"Please meet your neurosurgeon, ___________."

If your first thought is "no thanks, I'd rather die", you should probably rethink your choice.
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