(Closed) Just a thought..

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My guess is everyone wants to be offbeat and unique.. so they pull names from other sources. Nobody is going to name their kid something out of left field like “Ceiling Fan” or “Wastebasket” but naming their child after a label that’s used to describe something somebody loves (like a pet, or the seasons, or even some adjectives like “unique”) seems like a reasonable leap. Just my two cents on it!

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Idk, I think it’s odd to name a dog or cat a human name, but that’s just me. All my friends have “kid” named dogs. For example: Ava, Toby, Pippa, Hadley, Doug…seriously!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes.  We are friends with 2 couples- one has a daughter named Mia and one has a dog named Mia.  Recently my Darling Husband was telling me “Mia injured herself and had to get stitches!”  and I was like- “The kid or the dog???”

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@sfp:  I think people are just looking for names that aren’t run of the mill for their kids. And that’s socially acceptible now, in our “Eveybody is special, no body needs to conform, everyone gets a ribbon” society. Where as in previous generations this was less acceptible.

As for the pets being named human names, guilty. My dogs are Chloe and Lily. They jsut seem to suit my fur babies. No other reason.

However, you, OP, get an extra special ribbon for using the correct instance of their/they’re/there in every place in your post! kudos to you! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@anotherbee:  I just had to stop in to say I love you.  πŸ˜‰  Not only do I notice and adamantly believe in the their/they’re/there and you’re/your rules, I also often refer to our “everyone gets a ribbon” society, AND my dog is named Chloe!  You’re a girl after my own heart.  Hope you’re feeling good, mama….not long to go now!

 

OP, I agree with PPs that people just want to be a little different now.  And, while I don’t plan to name my kid a dog name, I did in fact name my dog a kid name.  Oops.  Luckily for me, in the 9 years I’ve had her, Chloe has almost become more of a dog name now.  I’ll take that as a personal win. πŸ˜‰ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@eeniebeans:  Sorry, can’t help but to laugh at this! Ha

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sfp: Our dog’s name is Lucy, and past pets that I’ve had include Milo, Sara, Nikki and then more common like Baby and Socks. People seriously name their kids Buster and Buddy??! LOL.. I’ve heard of Harper for a girl, but those two as childrens names are just.. no. A lot of celebrities’ kids have the oddest names too.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sfp:  Completely understandable! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@hardtoconcentrate:  hahaha. Much love returned to you! Hope all is well I continue to stalk you, however a little more silently. 

I did mean to comment that the pet thing might have to do with couples who don’t want kids, but like specific names, so they name their fur babies with the kids names they would never otherwise use

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know. Who gets to decide what is a “kid” name and what’s a “pet” name? At least in the US we don’t have name registries that we HAVE to pick from. I think it’s just a shift in the way people think about names. 

I personally really hate names like “fluffy” “spot” etc. That’s not a name – that’s an adjective or noun. I would never name an animal something like that. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My previous dog was Sophie. I named her Sohpie because it really suited her and I’ve always loved the name (I was 14) Now I’m thinking about children and love the name Sophie still – but can’t bring myself to name my child after my dog. lol. Although she was an amazing dog! My puppy I have now we named Mollie – you would think I learned my lesson! At least I don’t want to call my child Mollie! But I agree – pet/child names are getting hard to distinguish! hehe. I put it down to pets being more “part of the family” than they used to be. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I prefer people names for dogs for some reason. For exactly the reason @Mrs.LemonDrop:  gave! I have had a Sara, Hank, Drew, and now Dougie. They just seemed to be the right name. Dogs have so much more personality than can be summed up by a description of how they look.

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