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Old 11-17-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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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.
Haha - that would be me! I have a very, very proper sounding British first and middle name, and my maiden name was very very Spanish. Today I am married and have a last name that is more matched to my first name.

Anyway, I don't care much for old-fashioned girl names like Agnes, Abigail, Mildred, Hortense, Margaret.

For guys, my most hated name ever is Elmer (or Delmer or Elmo). And I agree with the person who hates names ending in 'bert, like Robert, Norbert, etc.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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My baby boomer mom had about a zillion Lindas as classmates, but it's def not common now. I like Margaret; it was my great aunt's name. Her sister, my grandma, was Marie, which I also love.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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Opinion on unisex names??
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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[apologies in advance to any Todd's who may be on this board]

"Todd" has always struck me as a cross between "toddler" and "turd." Also, I find it hard to say. As a workaround, I call Todd "Scott." They're practically the same name, anyway...

Favorite girl names by far: Sally and Nina.

Here's hoping the trend to give babies last names instead of proper first names dies a quick death. New baby in the house? Let's name her "Kowalski"!
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Just reverse your lists for me.

Madeleine and Margot are beautiful names.
Reminds me of maggots! Nah!
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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I'm over place names as kid names. I don't need to know anymore Madisons, Dakotas, or Dallases.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I'm over place names as kid names. I don't need to know anymore Madisons, Dakotas, or Dallases.
I agree. And why those names? How come no one names their baby Camden or Newark?
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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I dont mind much except hill billy names like Sally Ann, Baue (pronounced Bow), Carly,

Hood names like Jayden, Shawn, Keisha, Ebony, Jasmin

Preppy names like Mikaela, Sunshine,

Old knitting lady names like Margaret, Penelope , Debra though its making a come back
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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If I was having a baby girl right not I think I would give her one of these once-common names: Linda, Sharon, or Karen. They are very pretty, feminine names but they got so overused for a couple of generations that I didn't like them for the longest time.

I know a teenager named Margaret, and she does not go by anything else by the full name. On the other hand, I know a woman in her 30's named Tyson and that's about as ugly a name for a female as it can get (good name for a dog).

Always hated the name Maggie. Gratefully there's never been many of them. Also don't like Heidi.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Aggie.
Bella.
Lizzy
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Sheila
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Camilla
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