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Old 11-17-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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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.
Those are the names of the grandmas now!
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: California
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My list of Ewwww names:

Harry, Larry, Barry, Caleb, Dick, George, Clark, Victor

Susie, Mary, Shirley, Veronica, Pam, Marge
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Ewww names Larry, Curly, and Moe.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My list of Ewwww names:

Harry, Larry, Barry, Caleb, Dick, George, Clark, Victor

Susie, Mary, Shirley, Veronica, Pam, Marge
I like Caleb. The other ones you can keep.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I agree. And why those names? How come no one names their baby Camden or Newark?
My brother, London disagrees with this. But, my sister, Kalamazoo agrees.

I make no judgments & I'm not sure why, but the vast majority of names don't sound pleasant to me, newer names or more traditional. I guess we all hear sounds which are pleasing or not. We also may like or dislike names for more associative reasons... if one wasn't treated well by a Sue, Freddy or Montrose in the 3rd grade... well, it might not bring about good memories.

I do find some circumstances strange, however. Like George Foreman naming all 5 sons, George. Why? I'm guessing he must have had nicknames (or numbers) for them all. 'George III, do your homework!'

And, with the unusual spellings or pronunciations people use, people do need to lighten up about the average citizen not knowing how to spell or pronounce a particular name. One may not know that Katelinne is your birth name spelling or that Nyykk is pronounced 'Nick'. Roll your eyes at mum & dad... I'm not a psychic, Ma'Rcee.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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Those are the names of the grandmas now!
Disagree IMO Karen is a sexy name so is Linda, Sharon is outdated auntish like not granny like Margaret
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Ewww names Larry, Curly, and Moe.
In Dutch, ""moe"" =tired

Ich ben moe = I am tired! YIKES!
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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Disagree IMO Karen is a sexy name so is Linda, Sharon is outdated auntish like not granny like Margaret
Yeah, Karen is a sexy name IMO. Linda is cool too. Sharon is terrible, the first thing I think of is Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. It'd be like naming your daughter Reagan or Boehner.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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You guys are picky.
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