Post # 180
I hate religious/spiritual names mostly because I have known several glamour models with names like that… Hope/Angel/destiny and so on.
I maybe actually saw the name “virtue” but I could be wrong 😛
I agree with the senator thing. If you wouldn’t take a doctor or whatever seriously with a name like that why would you want your child to face the same fate.
I also think too many people do not think about what the name sounds like with the last name in enough depth.
Post # 181
For me it is not a hate thing but I always feel bad for boys named: Lynn, Meredith, Ashley, Noel, Robin, Jody. I just wonder how often they got beat up or picked on for their name.
Post # 182
Benz named the cars he designed after his daughter Mercedes…sadly it was an option for me as a child but my mum veto-d!
Post # 183
Awww, I hate to see Hope & Hayden on there. I’ve always loved those names & said I’d use them for my kids, but unfortunately that was over 6 years ago, and those names have been used to the extreme…. Welp! Still using them! lol
Post # 184
I’m a school teacher, and I come from a family of teachers in multiple states and regions of the country. I dislike “creative spellings” that are really spelling mistakes. It’s okay if it’s creative and logical for example… Christine and Kristine. But don’t take a classic spelling of a name and mispell it just to be different. It’s annoying for everyone involved from the kid who has to tell people how to pronounce to everyone who reads it or has to write it ever with the one exception being the person who invented it. It’s okay to use an ethnic name if you own that ethnicity. In other words if you choose a name like Matteo and are of hispanic origin then it’s a logical name, but if you are Asian it’s a quirky name that the kid will be explaining forever. (I know there’s a Seinfield show about this!)
Post # 185
I’ll admit I was one of those annoying students. My mom chose to spell my nickname Angee instead of Angie. But in all honesty it annoyed me that by the end of the year, the teacher couldn’t figure out the way I spelled it. It’s not entirely made up, it’s just the French spelling. (and it makes sense to me…this is the wedding bee, not the wedding bie, right? )
I think baby names are like wedding trends. Yes some are overused, so you have to pick your poison of being either trendy or boring/common. Is there really a happy medium?
Madyson = mason jar
Sarah = white bridal shoes
Post # 186
my best friend’s daughter is named neveah. i didn’t particularly like it, but hey not my kid. i worked at a daycare and trying to keep all the _aydens in line was tough!
my children’s names are Connor and Delaney. both gaelic. i love that you named her channing. so beautiful! i’ve been thinking about Quinn if we have another daughter.
Post # 187
@angeebride: Dammit, I am not white bridal shoes! LOL (But goodness, there WERE a lot of Sarahs when I was growing up).
I think there is a good happy medium – my fiance and I have a few classic but relatively uncommon names picked out for our future kids. We keep them close to the chest though, lest they become the next big trend before we even are ready for babies 🙂
Post # 188
@MrsB-to-Be: I agree! I am in the same boat as you are :-). I have a student this year who has the name that we really like for a girl. So far, we’ve been okay!
I used to love the name Aidan, before it got really popular. I also want the first name to mesh well with the last name. My big worry now is that we have so many family members having kids, I’m afraid that they will choose a name that we love! Our boy name is high up on the popularity charts, but I haven’t heard of too many kids around here with the name.
Post # 189
@rachel3212: Normally “Ally”.. but I have a friend whose name is pronounced like “Olly” but she spells it Ali.
Post # 190
Also, I went through my friend’s younger sister’s yearbook with her.. There was an Emaleigh (REALLY? emily?) and a Wyntur.
Post # 191
@rachel3212: Vagina ? seriously? why have I not seen this on the news..
Post # 192
One of my favorite boy names is on that list as is one of my fav girl names. Jackson and Addison.
Post # 193
Hayden, Brayden, Cayden…UGH! I also dislike Hailey and Bailey. I hate every name on that list, too. I’m VERY picky when it comes to names.
I heard of a girl named La-a once, pronounced “Ladasha.” I actually thought that was pretty damn cool, though. For the most part, though, whenever I see a kid with a weirdly spelled or “unique” name, I want to scream at the parents, “STOP TRYING TO SOCIALLY CRIPPLE YOUR CHILD!”
Post # 194
@sarahbabs: I promise that was not a personal attack! 😛 But, Sarah is a classic, beautiful name…just like white bridal shoes.
It’s always hard to predict what will be unique/special and what will be just another trend. I hope your names work out for you!