(Closed) Unusual Baby Name

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Maple as a baby girl name?
    I love it! : (49 votes)
    21 %
    I hate it! : (26 votes)
    11 %
    It's okay. : (66 votes)
    28 %
    Meh. : (42 votes)
    18 %
    Please don't name your child this! : (51 votes)
    22 %
    Obligatory Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1280 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I love it and more importantly if YOU love it i say go for it. Give her a tradish middle name if you want her to have options but i don’t think Maple is anything but lovely.

    Post # 4
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    it sounds so much like Mabel to me, which is a more traditional though still unusual name, and would avoid the “syrup” nick name dilemma 😉

    Post # 5
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Please don’t.  My parents gave me a very unusual first name and I hate it.  It’s hard enough going thru school and growing up without a name that kids make fun of.

    This is my advice to all parents considering giving these types of names to your kids.

    DON’T DO IT.

    if you are that into odd names change your own name. Or get a hamster.  Don’t saddle your kid with it.

    **I have a lot of unresolved anger regarding this issue in case you can’t tell**Smile



    Post # 6
    12899 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m not a fan.  It reminds me of other crazy celebrity baby names that I always laugh at… 

    If you and your husband love it though, that’s all that counts.  Clealry Gwenyth Paltrow (daughter – Apple) and I are not on the same page, haha.

    Post # 7
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love it…. how many “Janes and Johns”? Come on! We NEED new names!

    Post # 8
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love it.  It’s unique without being too out there.  I think it’s normalized because it sounds very close to Mable.  And Mae is an adorable nick name.  Also I think Maple Grace is absolutely precious.  

    I have an unusual name and growing up I was always glad that I wasn’t one of the 10 Katies or Ashleys in my class, (no offense).  I think we need more unique and personalized names out there.

    Post # 9
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s awesome. And I almost never like “out-there” names, but really, it just sounds like it fits in the same category as Hazel and Ivy. Older names that are cute and a little funky. 

    Post # 10
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love unusal baby names. Even the craziest one out there is better than any top baby name for me. So I say go for it!

    Post # 11
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    What’s the difference between “meh” and “it’s okay”?

    Post # 12
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Hm. I kind of like it. And I think Mae is a perfectly adorable nickname. She can aways her middle name if she really, really hates Maple.

    Post # 13
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love it!!! I have a common spanish name but it was usual in Canada and the areas I’ve lived in so it wasn’t that I got made fun of, but people could never pronounce my name so I find that super annoying!  With all the different names that are popping up, I don’t see Maple as being an issue at all.  I mean, what’s the worst that can be made fun of with Maple…Syrup? So what?!

    Post # 14
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Don’t do it.  While I think it’s kind of cute for a little girl to be named Maple, it will be a lot less cute when she grows up and has to introduce herself in the business world as such.

    My personal naming criteria is that it has to be 1) easy to spell and pronounce, 2) uncommon without being too “out there,” and 3) pass the Senator Test.  So Maple fails #3 for sure, and possibly #2 as well.

    Post # 15
    1550 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Mrs Sarah McK:  I definitely love it. I absolutely love nature names and this just reminds me of the beatiful Maple tree that was in my front yard as a child!

    We are using the middle name Capri for our little girl and people think it is really out there, but I love the imagery it conjures up with the Italian isla of Capri!


    Post # 16
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love it and I love the nickname Mae. Very cute!

    Maybe give her a more common middle name like Elizabeth. That way, she can use her middle name if she ends up hating it?

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