Does anyone give their children common names anymore??

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Name your baby!!
    I gave (or would give) my child a common name. : (329 votes)
    70 %
    I gave (or would give) my child a common name with a phansee spel-lang. : (8 votes)
    2 %
    I gave (or would give) my child a unique or original name. : (131 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @GreenDream:  FH and I aren’t planning on TTC anytime soon, but the names that we’re considering for when the time comes include Sarah, Catherine, Elizabeth, Edward, Andrew, and William.

    Post # 4
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    My FI and I have already decided on the names we’d give our future kids..

    Wayde, Raphael

    Sophie, Alexandra

    Alexandra still has a question mark.. We might change it 🙂

    Post # 5
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    898 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I chose a less common name because I didn’t want her to be the 3rd Emma or Sophia in her class because I loved being the only Quiera in my class. I think it makes your name more original to you. Now, saying that, her name isn’t really unique, it’s just an old fashioned name that isn’t so popular anymore. Why would you want to be Sarah, with your friends Sarah G, Sarah A and Sarah M. Lame!

    Post # 6
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @quierajen:  I think you and I will have to agree to disagree on this.  As someone who has always had her name misspelt and mispronounced, I wouldn’t have minded at all being called Sarah, even if there were other girls in my classes with the same name.

    Post # 7
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Our little girl is going to be Lucy.  We weren’t looking for common or not common, but my DH and I are both teachers – lots of names were “ruined” by former students.  Every Lucy we ever taught was great!

    Post # 8
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @ANewMrs:  Oh, I love the name Lucy!  Unfortunately it sounds odd with FH’s last name, so I can’t use it 🙁

    Post # 9
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    898 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @JulietFoxtrot:  It never bothered me to have to spell/pronounce my name, personally. I have had to do it my whole life, and still do at places like starbucks or doctor’s appointments. After I pronounce it for them, I ALWAYS get the “Oh that’s such a pretty name/so unique/never heard it before/i love it” which to me makes it TOTALLY worth any hassle.

    Post # 10
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    898 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @ANewMrs:  I love the name Lucy! It’s a short and sweet name like our pick, Cora <3

    Post # 11
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    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I guess everyone wants their children to be yoonique. My husband and I have made a pact that if we reproduce, we’ll give our children a name that sounds fantastic with “Doctor” in front of it.

    Post # 12
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    LOL seriously!

    I see some CRAZY names as a social worker.  My favorite was Youniq (As in… unique… which it certainly is…)

    I like simple names.

    DH has a very uncommon name, and wants to name our kids something a bit ‘out of the box’ although nothing crazy, whereas I have a VERY common name (it’s been mentioned in this thread… lol).  I don’t want my kids to have three other kids with their name in their class, but I also want them to have something traditional.

    I plan to name my son James and my daughter Christina. 

    Post # 13
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    2614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @GreenDream:  I see both sides. I was in a class with 3 others of the same name. Very annoying! On the other hand, it was an unusual name outside of Ireland. I worked in the US for a while and it drove me mad that my workmates couldnt learn how to pronounce my name. Doesn’t help that there’s a famous singer of the same name (incorrect pronunciation).

    We plan to try and avoid the top 20 most popular names when choosing, but not necessarily choosing unusual names.

    Post # 14
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    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t mind unusual names or names that aren’t Sarah or Jane or Michael, but purposely misspelled names drive me up the wall.  Someone on my FB recently named her child Addylynn (which I guess is Adeline?).   Why do that to your kid? Adeline is a perfectly lovely name and spelling.  Why purposely make it so no one will ever spell your child’s name correctly?  When I see a name like that, I don’t think “Wow, unique.” I think the parents probably were too stupid to know how to spell the name correctly.

    You want to name your baby Apple? Go for it.  But don’t spell it Aypplye. 

    I’ve said it here before–if the way you’re spelling your child’s name makes it look like a cat walked across your keyboard then it’s it’s not a name.

    Post # 15
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    1395 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I guess it depends what you mean by common… Are we talking names that are current top 50 or names that are traditional/classic? I guess I like common names in the sense that I like old classics (Rose, Anne, etc), but we went with classics that aren’t so popular our kids will be one of three in their class (Vivienne and Philippa). Well known, just out of the top 100 iyswim.

    Post # 16
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @quierajen:  Ha, I always give them a fake name at Starbucks, just to make my life easier!  I do love the name Cora though 🙂

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