Feedback on a not so usual boys name…

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Thor might be weird after the two Thor comic movies that have come out in the last few years.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My parents neighbors just named their baby son Thor. We live in Western NY, and honestly most people that I know find it very odd. I think it would just take some getting used to.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i was expecting a lot weirder name… thor is cute but i would hope the baby is big or lives up to the expectation of that name…. that would be alot of pressure i wouldnt want on my child…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

eocenia:  Honestly, name your child whatever you want. I’m so tired of other people’s cultural ideas of what makes a good name being imposed on parents. You are Swedish, your son will celebrate that heritage, why not name him a Swedish name?? I like Thor; it’s a good, strong name. By the time he’s grown, no one will even remember those crappy comic movies. And Vivienne is absolutely beautiful. 

asianyoushi:  huh?? Children make the name, not the other way around. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

coffeedrinker:  i think the meaning behind a name influences children…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I know a Tor, pronounced the same as it’s spelled. I always thought his name was pretty cool.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

eocenia:  Personally I would go with Tor, pronounced the way it’s spelled. It’s unusual but doesn’t carry any big connotations the way Thor does. 

And I love the name Vivianne! Would you pronounce it like Vivienne or like Vivi-Anne?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think  will get a lot of mis spellibg and mis pronunciation of Vivianne. I would pronounce it Vivi-en others Vivi-an but I don’t know what you are wanting.  Also ad a girl with the spelling Vivien I constantly get it spelt Vivian or Vivienne. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

eocenia:  but it does have a good meaning- “Chief”

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I would definitely spell it Tor. Not only is Tor more traditional, but if you name the child Thor, he will be forever associated with the Marvel films and comic book series, and it will be one more thing the other kids can tease him about…

Tor, for sure.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it’s cool. And Thor and Vivienne as siblings would be great names, too.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

eocenia:  from what I understand there is no cultural connection. I think that is what makes it weird to me. Like it would make a lot more sense in a situation like yours!

Name your baby what you want though! My son is going to be Louis, and it will be pronounced the French way (think Louis Armstrong or Louis Vuitton). That pronunciation is considered different around here, and I know I will constantly be correcting people, but I LOVE the name so oh well!

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