(Closed) Article: How to name a baby

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My rule if/when we have children:  If you can’t see the name as a Supreme Court Justice, then it isn’t for us.  Good thing my husband and I like old school names.

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@peachacid:  Same thing happened with Addison! Theres like 765937523067 7 year old girls named Addison right now.

Post # 34
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Busy bee

Such a fascinating read! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@peachacid:  I LOVE how passionate you are about this! I, too, love love love researching baby names. I bet you see a whole lot of, erm, interesting names in your profession.

This was a great article. My name was mentioned, but not in any of the main sections. I grew up with a popular name, and was rarely the only one in my class. I plan on choosing names that are out of the top 100 for my kids, but nothing unpronouncable or weird. I use the “Doctor” rule… if Dr. _______ _______ doesn’t sound right, the name gets crossed off the list.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Really interesting article! DH and I do not want to name our future kids something super classic like Michael or Elizabeth and nothing too weird either so I guess we are in that #3 category the author of the article talks about!

My name is one that has always been there and that became popular in the 80s and still is going very strong nowadays by being in the top 10 all the time. I guess it’s nice to know that I have a timeless name. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I only like names that a member of the royal family would have… Charles, william, Alexander, Elizabeth, Henry, etc 

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@PermaStudent:  Yeah, but who would EVER have thought Dr. Jennifer whatever would sound normal?  Name ’em how you want to.

 

 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@peachacid:  both of my doctors have unusual first names (breeze and dalson)  so anything goes! 

 

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Ms_Purple:  DH and I have our anatomy scan tomorrow and will start discussing baby names right after I’m sure, but we both already agreed to not give him/her a popular name. DH’s name is INCREDIBLY popular, whereas mine is incredibly unique (I’m named after a WWII war admiral). So we want something unique, but not TOO unique that our child winds up with the pronunciation issues I’ve had throughout my life. haha

 

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@DaneLady:  Good call. I don’t laugh at people with unusual names, but there is definitely a bit of reluctance when you have to call someone or talk about someone whose name is hard to say. I always imagine walking up behind this person at work, and whether I would be comfortable to say their name to get their attention.

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My name was literally the #1 name of the 1980s according to the graph. I was born in the 80s and I can’t tell you how many people my age that have the same name! It’s so annoying! I don’t like super weird “unique” names but I want something that 15 other kids won’t have. That being said, our top picks (Peyton and Bradley for a boy or Audrey and Brooke for a girl) are becoming more and more popular so I guess we’ll see what happens when we’re TTC. 

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@peachacid:  you have now brought the name Lyndon to my attention. I like it, can’t believe I never thought of using it haha. Must go talk to the husband 😛

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee

Just had a very funny moment. Was reading on the WB list of threads and when my eyes read this one, they somehow read… “How to make a baby”

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@iarebridezilla:  great choice. I’m Audrena and I loved having a feminine, pretty name that no one I ever encountered had. it really helped mold my personality. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@peachacid:  It comes down to personal preference. The Doctor thing is something that works for Fiance and I, so we are running with it. Of course I’m going to “name em how I want to”, but you can bet your ass that it won’t be Apple or Fairy or anything yoonique like that.

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