Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
Let me preface this with I am not pregnant, and wont be TTC until Spring 2016.
I have a VERY common name. My Fiance has an uncommon (but still “normal”) name. I have always wanted to give my kids unique names. Lately I have had an OBSESSION with the idea of naming my future daughter Everest. I don’t know why. I just keep having reoccuring dreams where I have a daughter and that is her name. We could call her Eve for short. My Fiance is on the fence about unique names, but not ruling Everest out just yet.
My question: Is Everest TOO out there, or really neat?
Post # 2
I think its kind of cute! Especially since you can call her Eve. Its not too our there like Apple or Moon Unit or other crazy celebrity baby names.
Post # 3
snowflake8: Why not just name her Eve then? If you have to ask if it’s too out there, then it probably is.
Post # 4
It does make me think of climbing a famous mountain.
Post # 5
Look, I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. But it is quite unusual, and reading it I would say it is a more masculine name (Eve as a nickname is obviously quite feminine though).
Coming from someone who has an unusual and masculine sounding name, I could never name my child in a similar way. I was put in the males PE class at school, had teachers looking for a male when they roll called, and to this day at work am forever repeating myself to customers and spelling out my name only to get comments like ‘oh that is such an unusual name’ or ‘wow when I was emailing you I thought you were a guy’. It’s frustrating.
Post # 6
snowflake8: I really love that name. Unique, but not so much that I raised an eyebrow.
Post # 7
George Lucas has a daughter names Everest. I actually quite like it! I think it’s different enough without being too weird.
Post # 9
I actually like it! Though it is coming from someone who read a book with a girl named Alistair in it and love it as a girls name 🙂
Post # 10
Pick a dozen or so of your friends/acquaintances who have “unusual” names. See what THEY think.
For most of my life before I was 20 or so, I REALLY HATED my unusual name. NO ONE EVER got my name right. EVER.
I also had a last name that was a womens’ first name, so I would VERY OFTEN wind up on the wrong list or out of alphabetical order.
When I was older, and understood where my name had actually come from, my attitude changed a littlle, but still not to outright thrill that my name is strange.
Maybe there are people that loved being named for communities or fruit or geographic settings or other such non-traditional things. I am not one of them. That’s why I suggest that you ask several.
And just think- what does a junior high guy do when he knows your daughter and hears the mountain referred to as “MOUNT Everest”? Think about the conversation at the jocks’ table when “Everest” enters the cafeteria. And don’t think for a minute that it won’t happen.
Poll your odd-named friends, but if you proceed, be ready.
Post # 11
I adore the name!! It’s just beautiful and unique in a good way to me.
Post # 12
I don’t like it, personally. Maybe just name her Eve?
Post # 13
I don’t think Everest is that out there. When it’s a really weird name like “North”, “Apple”, that’s just cruel.
Post # 14
I normally don’t like unconventional names, but I do like Everest because it’s easy to spell. Haha. What I would never ever do is name a baby something that can be spelled a million different ways – Kaitlyn/Caitlin/Caytlynn whatever. Torture for everyone around, those trying to spell it, for the kid who has to endure many misspellings of their name.
I love my name, the meaning and think it’s pretty – but I’ve been pretty sick of saying “Sara without an H” my entire life. I’m naming my future daughter something traditional but uncommon, so people recognize it, know how to spell it but there’s not a ton of her name around.
Post # 15
I think it’s really cool. 🙂 I assume that you are living in America? I guess you can name your kids anyhting you want over there! For beeing an unnusual name it’s really not wierd at all, it’s just special and unique! And it SOUNDS really nice and flowy! I think that’s the most importat thing, right after it not beeing like GorillaAssMuffin or something. And to me it sounds way more like a womans name than a mans name! If I met a man named Everest i’d think it would sound a bit too feminine. Everest sounds like a sweet girl with attitude!