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Old 11-17-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I like some traditional and some unusual names. My favorite name is Emily, and my least favorite name would be Hanna.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Some will also disagree, but I find it awkward when names are a mismatch of cultures. I grew up with a kid named Padraig (one of the Irish Gaelic spellings of Patrick) Juan Silverstein, no joke. Granted, his mom was Latina and his stepdad Jewish, but his mom just picked the first name from a Celtic bodice-ripper she was reading.

Actors that come to mind with mismatched ethnic names off the top of my head include Pablo Schreiber and Shia LeBeouf. I know they're multi-ethnic, but the OCD in me likes keeping with a theme. Also, as a person born with one of the most common, bland, super-Anglo, white bread of last names, I always felt like people with more interesting-sounding (read: non-Anglo-sounding) names were lucky.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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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?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Anything that ends in a -bert.

Albert. Philbert. Norbert. etc
Q-Bert.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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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.
Just reverse your lists for me.

Madeleine and Margot are beautiful names.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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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?
The answer should be obvious. Because they hunt.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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For guys, I like the name 'Prof. Bend Over'..sorry Ben Dover
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Very rarely a name itself is unattractive. Man behind it could be at some cases.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Coastal California
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Just imagine - in about 50 years, everyone's 'elderly grandmother' will be named Brittney, Heather, Tiffany and Amber.
Perhaps by that time all the little girls with be named Maude, Ethel, Edith, Leticia or Margaret.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I personally know three Annabelles - very popular name right now!
Thank Goodness for that!

Here's some names I NEVER hear anymore: Linda, Sharon, Debra, Margaret, Denise.

I'm guessing they are currently out of favor.
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