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Old 12-15-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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I was never a fan of the names Martha or Bertha

I dislike the name Matt I don't know why

I love the names April or Danielle Id name my daughters those if i had kids

Tara is a cool name for a girl too

I also like the name Donna id name my daughter that tho im not Italian
If your daughter was born say in May would you name her April?
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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for a porn performer?
I'm thinking, good name for a dog.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I was never a fan of the names Martha or Bertha

I dislike the name Matt I don't know why

I love the names April or Danielle Id name my daughters those if i had kids

Tara is a cool name for a girl too

I also like the name Donna id name my daughter that tho im not Italian
Martha......my parents almost named me Martha, after a grandmother......I will be forever thankful that they changed their minds!
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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For some reason I don't like the boy name Camden which seems to be popular now with celebrities baby names.

I've noticed parents are going back to the older names now. My daughter's friend named her son George.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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Courtney seems to be a unisex name
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I've noticed parents are going back to the older names now. My daughter's friend named her son George.
I hope they call him Geo. That would sound very cool. That's what I'll call George Clooney... when he marries me. Hey, it's the only thing on my Christmas list & it will save returns if I just get that 1 gift, yeah?

Seriously, most of us have references of like or dislike with most names & I've noticed a lot of people have listed some very old fashioned names they like, because it reminds them of grandmum or a favorite aunt. When I hear the name George, I always think of cute little Curious George. He's adorable, but I'd rather not name my son after a baby monkey. My soon-to-be husband, Geo, agrees.

I'm never around kids, so I have no idea about name trends, but I do like a lot of the new names people are panning (not the Apple & Coco celeb baby names), although some I'll never understand. I came across men with odd names when living in the southeast in the early 90s... Trip (I'm unsure of the origins of such a name), a boy named Ty (it wasn't short for Tyler, it was just Ty) & names that sound feminine for boys (Stacy, Tracy, Kim). They're not awful names, it's just that I've only met Stacys, Tracys & Kims who were girls anywhere else in the country.

And, there was another confusing trend I've only seen in the southeast, which was boys (& a few girls) being given a middle name that was Chris (not Christopher), Ken (not Kenneth) or Danny (not Daniel) & being called by that, not the first name. Some people who knew them forever, never knew their proper first name. I worked with legal docs in those days, so I saw it all the time. Odd, as it would be quite impossible in some cases to ever trace down a former friend or co-worker one knew as Chris Jones (natural to assume it's Christopher Jones), when his legal name was William Chris Jones or Joseph Chris Jones. I'm sure there's a familial reason for it, but I've just never seen it anywhere else.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: SC
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I hate overly trendy/gender-ambiguous names such as Jordan, Skylar, Cheyenne or names that sound like stripper names to me, such as Brandy, Candy, Mandy, Amber, and Krystal.

I love old-fashioned names such as Charlotte, Margaret, Josephine, Hazel, Edward, and Julian, as well as Irish names like Ian, Liam, Patrick, Lucy, Louise, Sinead and Siobhan.

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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I hate overly trendy/gender-ambiguous names such as Jordan, Skylar, Cheyenne or names that sound like stripper names to me, such as Brandy, Candy, Mandy, Amber, and Krystal.

I love old-fashioned names such as Charlotte, Margaret, Josephine, Hazel, Edward, and Julian, as well as Irish names like Ian, Liam, Patrick, Lucy, Louise, Sinead and Siobhan.

"Lucy" and "Louise" are Irish?? I thought they were generic English-language classic names, and don't think of them as particularly Irish. Now, if you listed Bridget, Colleen, and Kathleen along with Sinead and Siobhan, I'd agree that these names are Irish.

Not to nit-pick, but isn't "Ian" Scots rather than Irish?? Nice name, either way, as are your other favorites (though Sinead and Siobhan are going to run into spelling and pronunciation issues, outside of Ireland).
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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I'm never around kids, so I have no idea about name trends, but I do like a lot of the new names people are panning (not the Apple & Coco celeb baby names), although some I'll never understand. I came across men with odd names when living in the southeast in the early 90s... Trip (I'm unsure of the origins of such a name), a boy named Ty (it wasn't short for Tyler, it was just Ty) & names that sound feminine for boys (Stacy, Tracy, Kim). They're not awful names, it's just that I've only met Stacys, Tracys & Kims who were girls anywhere else in the country.
Certain names were either originally boy names such as Courtney and Stacey (even Kelly) believe it or not—particularly in the south and Midwest. Over time, people used such names on girls, and they have either become unisex, or become more associated as "girl" names.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:22 AM
 
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Certain names were either originally boy names such as Courtney and Stacey (even Kelly) believe it or not—particularly in the south and Midwest. Over time, people used such names on girls, and they have either become unisex, or become more associated as "girl" names.
Interesting, I didn't know, but just looked them up & you're correct. Thanks, LW. All the names you mentioned do seem female names now, save for the southeast. I recognize tradition, but I'd rather refrain from giving my male child such a name. I know a man named Dana... he's hated it his whole life. I love it, but, understand that he feels he was given a girl's name... although I've honestly never met another Dana, male or female, so never understood his fear of running across a girl named Dana. Still, he changed it to Dan when in the military some years ago. I think he should have changed it to Dane, which also sounds very cool to me.

It's similar with now outdated names like Carroll & Leslie, both boys names, which became popular for women. Just remembered... even John Wayne was born Marion.
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