Traditional names vs modern names?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

yuo should name your daughter whatever you want to name her and not worry if the name is modern or old fashioned. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

ChocolateLime:  I prefer names that are easy to spell and pronounce, whether they’re “modern” or “old fashioned” doesn’t really matter.  I remember reading somewhere that short, simple names are easier to remember/say, and therefore are more likely to get hired.  I’m not sure how true this is, but I’d rather have my child’s personality and character be the most memborable thing about him/her. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ChocolateLime:  Personally, I think Betty is an adorable name.  Very charming.

i feel so sorry for the kids saddled with those ridiculous, ghastly, stupid, pretentious cr8ively spelled names! Every parent that ends up on STFU Parents has named their kid something trendy and perfectly awful. There is an absolute correlation there.

Parents should consider what other people think about what they name their kid.  It’s going to matter.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I definitely prefer classic names with normal spellings.  I think a name should be able to take you anywhere in life, and I think you are really handicapping your kids if you give them names with weird spellings or names that are made up or names that are trendy.  I have a Ben and a Natalie.  If I can’t think of an old person with the name, I won’t use it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t want this to sound snobby at all but I try and picture taking legal advice or being operated on by someone with that name lol like there are loads of cute names for girls, but would you let someone calls fluffykins cut you open?! (Example to not offend! lol) if I think “no” then it’s off our baby name list! 😀 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

and I mean the really extreme names! Not just sweet names 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I tend to like both. For example, I like the name Laina Elizabeth. Laina could be considered mondern, but Elizabeth is super traditional/classic. I also like the name Bradley Vance. Bradley is pretty traditional while Vance is a little more “out there”…it’s a family name but I understand since it’s not common, it’s viewed as unusual.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I prefer names that are somewhat unique, but well-established. I wouldn’t choose from the Top 10 list, but I like names that people have heard of and can pronounce.

I love the name of a girl I met in Guatemala, Ilaida, but won’t use it because it would never be spelled or pronounced correctly. Maybe I’ll have an Ilaida hamster 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I prefer traditional names. Classic, if you will.  I cant stand made up names. If you pop a Y where an I should be, i am done. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A lot of common names today will become the classic names of the future.

That being said, I think it’s just awful to purposely spell a “common”name a different way, just for the sake of making it different. It’s annoying and looks tacky.

I perfer names that aren’t overly common, but not obnoxious. It’s all a matter of opinion though. My first daughter’s name is Audrina. We liked “Audrey” but wanted something slighly less common.

If I have another girl, we’ll go with Catherine (Kate), which is more classic. For a boy, we’re thinking Colin.

I think some people try way too hard to give their child a unique name..and it just ends up being a curse for the child. I think it is also important to use a name that can carry through to adult-hood. Many names that people use are sweet for a small child, but so awful for an adult…

That being said, I don’t really buy the whole “common names are easier for everyone” mentality. My name is Rachel. I get called Rachelle all the time. ..it’s even worse now that I have a french last name. .. lol

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Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I read somewhere that a study was done with identical resumes.  In one set, the names on the resume were classic and normal sounding.  On the other set, the names were made up or very ethnic sounding.  In all other respects, the resumes were identical.  The resumes with normal names were more likely to be given interviews.  Something to think about when you pick a weird name for your kid.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Im attracted to traditional irish names which are vastly different from tranditional names in the North Amrican sense (Aoife, Saorise, Niamh, Ailbhe, Maebh, Siobhan etc…) but I’d hate to englisize them in case i ever end up going back to canada. Eva, Seersha, Neeve, Alva, Maive and Chevon just dont read the same way as the gaelic spelling. Well see… Hubby had the hardest time getting used to my somewhat “different” name (Ainsley). He just called me ze for the longest time lol so i dont know how hell do with an irish named child.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I prefer more modern, somewhat unique names that are still easy to spell and pronounce. I don’t want my kid to be the 6th Jennifer in her class, but I also don’t want some crazy ridiculous spelled name that no one can say.

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