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Old 01-02-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Bailey, Riley, or Luke . those names are forever associated with dogs and cats I knew by those names.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Great Lakes Region
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Anything that the average person cannot pronounce. School, Jobs, almost every Phone Call... too many weird pronunciations and always having to correct. Now I just go with it...Sherry Shannon Shelly Shawna [none of which it is]. At least my last name is common and simple.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:34 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We have a Brayden, Caidan, Sheridan and a Jayden in our circle of friends. So over those names now.

There are a lot of names I would never name my kid:


- Hildegard
- Ethel
- Edna
- Edith
- Clarence
- Wilbur
- Gertrude
- Horace
- Agatha
- Gladys
- Harry
- Harriet
- Mona
- Bertha
- Bella (I always think of a girl's nickname in school: Bella Butt)
- Linda
- Percival
- Arthur
- Martha
- Leslie (for a boy)
- Any of the names that looks like the parents threw a bunch of letters in the air and picked them randomly for their kid's name. I also don't care for the trend of naming kids after cities: Dallas, Austin, Brooklyn, etc.


My name is so very 1950ish. The only people with the same first name are usually in their 50's or 60's with the exception of one or two celebrities.


Names I love:


Joseph
Michael
Gabriel
David
Dalton
Daniel
Isaiah
Sarah
Esther
Michaela
Gabriella
Grace
Amelia
My name and that of one of my friends is on your "hate" list, and your "love" list contains several I don't like. Different strokes. I really don't like giving girls feminized versions of male names, e.g. Michaela and Gabriella, though I've softened a bit on the latter. Michaela sounds like you wanted a boy and were very disappointed to get a girl. Amelia is way too common these days.

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David, since it's too common.

But most definitely not Muhammad or Ali.
It's not so common any more. And it is a nice name.

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Bailey, Riley, or Luke . those names are forever associated with dogs and cats I knew by those names.
LOL! My cousin had a male dog named Riley. We had a lot of little Rileys in the peds office where I worked, and I always expected them to be boys because of that, but they were usually girls.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It seems that a few people on here don't realize that Aidan is a real name, a very old name, not one that was made up. There's a St. Aidan in Christian tradition, an Irish monk who lived in Northumbria in the 7th century CE. There was a resurgence in popularity a few years ago, probably riding on the "Celtic names are cool" wave.

The rhyme names like Jayden, Braden, etc., followed after the Aidan trend.

Not all old saint names work out well. Cuthbert was another monk who lived and worked around the same time and place as Aidan, but I don't foresee that name gaining popularity anytime soon. Of course, if you want your kid to be the only one in the school with his name, it's an idea.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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I'm not particularly into trendeigh and ukneeque names. My kids have classic/old fashioned names. It was important the names we chose pass the Supreme Court Justice test.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Is there any names you wouldnt in a million years call your baby either boy or girl?
Barrack.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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Jeeves. Like Jerry Seinfeld said, if you name your kid "Jeeves" you've pretty much mapped out his future as a butler.

Now "Seven": That's "a beautiful name for a boy or a girl. Especially a girl...or a boy"

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Old 01-02-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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I think I will avoid Schartzmugel, Mckenzie, Boomquifa, Peggy, Virgen, Anous and Hitler.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Sluggo.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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My name and that of one of my friends is on your "hate" list, and your "love" list contains several I don't like.
I put my money on "Katarina" being really Linda.
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