(Closed) Old ‘unique for this generation’ Names

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m in the same boat as you, I have an odd name, that I don’t know any people older then me with that name, and only one other person that went to my huge highschool had.  I love old names and FI just does not have an old name.  I think tho for a girl we are going with my all time fav .. Annastacia.  My grandparents had 5 boys and for every single one their girl name was Annastacia. 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I loved Clementine but literally nobody in my family would entertain the idea of me using it. Not even FH.

@HisIrishPrincess:

I knew a girl in high school named Anastasia and her nick name was “Stacia.”

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@peacheslea: old time names are actually coming back so your child may not be so alone – and shortened nicknames work wonders for those who hate their names.  Like Ellie for Eleanore and Evie or Eve for Evelyn!

Post # 6
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5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

I love Daphne, Hazel, Georgia, Rose, Henry, and Theodore (: My SO doesn’t really agree with them for the same reasons as yours haha

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@peacheslea: The song is mourning Clementine’s death by drowning, so I’m not sure how I’d feel having my child teased with a song like that! Even if nobody ever knows all the lyrics, I’m sure curiosity would get the best of her eventually and she’d look them up.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love old names! Evelyn is on our list, we plan to call her Evie for short. We also like Adelaide (Addie) and Philippa (Pip/Pippa), although I’m really annoyed that Philippa is becoming more popular due to Pippa Middleton. I’ve loved it for years and now it’s getting trendy! ๐Ÿ™

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We named our daughter Libby-Jane after both of our grandmothers. We also call her Laney (a combination of both names) so we figure if she doesn’t like the older sounding names she can always go by Laney which is a little more modern I guess.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

I have an “old name” and I admit to not liking it as I got older.  The only people I know with my name are old women (and 1 celebrity), which definitely gives it a comical connotation for some people.  Plus, but the time I didn’t like it, it was hard to suddenly adopt a nickname.  Just my $0.02, but I’ve always wished that I was a Sarah or a Jennifer or something common.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

My great-grandmother’s name was Vivian. I’ve always liked that one.

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