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Old 11-17-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I did not know there were randos in the world who disliked names other people picked for their children.
What does rando mean? It sounds like a cool name for a dog with a red bandana.

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Very fu**ing respectful.
Is that language respectful? The thread is harmless & about names. Find another if it upsets you. Lighten up, DDude.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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There are many, many names that I dislike.... but I won't bother to list them all here.

I forget how old I was when I started to dislike my first name, but I know by high school I was starting to toy with the idea of using my middle name.

In my early 20's, one night I had a dream in which I changed my name to my middle name. I woke up the next morning, went to work (a new job I had only been at for a week), and told them I was now using my middle name.

And I have never looked back. I truly love my middle name, and truly loathe my first name. I am so thankful my parents at least gave me one that I like.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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I love my name because I know what it meant to my family. I think giving kids names that are important to you makes them feel important too.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:38 PM
 
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OLd-fashioned sounding names are making a comeback, I have noticed.
I'll believe it when I come across a young person named Bertha.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Names and what they mean only matter for those within your family. Your personality as a human being is what matters a lot in the outside world.

My full name is Adithya, which in Sanskrit means sunshine. Does it mean that I look sparkling handsome or am a source of brilliance. Of course not. I am a normal college student like most others out there who want to successfully complete their undergraduate degree.

My mom thinks I look nice and am intelligent, but most other people out there think differently. I am sure that nobody else out there thinks I actually look "nice" when I am 32 pounds overweight. Although, a number of people have said that I am quite nerdy, its due to hard work day and night to learn the necessary course material. I don't possess any source of brilliance.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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OLd-fashioned sounding names are making a comeback, I have noticed.
Good! I'm getting sick of these new names.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: A little corner of paradise
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I was at a pumpkin patch last month and there was a little girl (4ish) named Betty. I don't dislike the name, but can't help thinking of the Rubbles.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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I don't like really old-fashioned names like Viola, Myrtle, Hedwige, Ernestine, Bertha, Uma, Hortense, Beatrice, Millicent, Eunice, Amelia, Gertrude, Hildegarde, Lorna, Henrietta, Ursula, Brunhilda. I had a classmate in elementary school whose name was Brunhilda!

Nor do I like Ernest, Herbert, Horace, Julius, Naphtali, Mortimer, Herman.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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My grandma is Betty. I like the name, always have, but Mad Men/Betty Draper took it out of the running for me. My future mother-in-law is Frances, and I do like it...it's sweet, old-fashioned, and gentle-sounding.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:21 PM
 
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Maybe it's just the luck of the draw, but every female I've met in the past few years named AMY has been very sweet, pretty, and feminine. I consider that to be an old school name, but I like it. Also fond of Sara/Sarah.
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