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Old 02-29-2020, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Caerbannog
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All names are made up. Some were just made up more recently than others. Those are the ones that trigger the name-conformists.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have heard non americans having names like dickson .

I know a hispanic guy called Hesoos but it was actually Jesus
That is the Spanish pronunciation.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:24 AM
 
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"A new wave of parents are making up their own baby names with the hope of making their kid unique."

My eldest son has a 'made up' unusual name, but it certainly wasn't an attempt to make my kid unique. He was going to be unique (like everyone is) anyway. I just liked the name.

I really like unusual names that are more than just creative spellings. Why not have some fun with names? As long as parents don't do the dopey "Candy Kane" thing or give their kid something that can easily be shortened into something offensive. I met a guy once named Ed Rotick (erotic...) That's just setting them up for teasing and eyebrow raises throughout life.
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:32 PM
 
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Not a great article. They include "Albion" in the "made-up names", yet I'd heard it before. I looked it up and found this:
"Albion is an alternative name for the island of Great Britain. It is sometimes used poetically to refer to the island, but has fallen out of common use in English. The name for Scotland in most of the Celtic languages is related to Albion: Alba in Scottish Gaelic, Albain (genitive Alban) in Irish, Nalbin in Manx and Alban in Welsh and Cornish. These names were later Latinised as Albania and Anglicised as Albany, which were once alternative names for Scotland."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albion

Nor are Ranger or Cedar "made up". Maybe not commonly used as names, but then neither was "River" until recently. They also talk about "Brayden" as being made up, but I've heard of that as a last name for decades. (Maybe not that spelling, but there is a Braden St. in my hometown.) The girls' names seem more made up.
Ranger sounds like something one would name the dog.
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Ranger sounds like something one would name the dog.
True!
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:53 PM
 
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I knew an elderly lady named Nineteena because she was the 19th grandchild. She kept the name because she considered it an honor.

My niece named her son Algernon "Algie" because she loves the play "The Importance of Being Ernest" by Oscar Wilde.
Ok, but why not name him Jack or Ernest then?

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Old 03-01-2020, 10:37 PM
 
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Raddix kid of Cameron Diaz
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:48 AM
 
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Raddix kid of Cameron Diaz
Just like Maddox but more "rad."
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Troy, NY
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Have you heard any interesting names?
Phelean (Phil-lee-an), but I heard many pronounce it as "Felon". Those parents set up that boy great. IE: There goes "Felon".

Tristan, one of those our child can decide who they are, when their ready names. Just pick a name already. When the kid is old enough, let them decide if they want to change it.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:28 AM
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Location: NJ
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Phelean (Phil-lee-an), but I heard many pronounce it as "Felon". Those parents set up that boy great. IE: There goes "Felon".

Tristan, one of those our child can decide who they are, when their ready names. Just pick a name already. When the kid is old enough, let them decide if they want to change it.
I have actually seen Phelan [pronounced Fay-Lin] not Felon. So perhaps its being mispronounced?
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