(Closed) What is your baby name style?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What is your baby naming style?
    Classic (Samuel, Elizabeth) : (135 votes)
    35 %
    Currently Popular (Madison, Kaylee) : (28 votes)
    7 %
    Old-Timey (Angus, Stella) : (87 votes)
    23 %
    Natural (Summer, River) : (17 votes)
    4 %
    Off the Beaten Path (Pilot, Blue Ivy) : (12 votes)
    3 %
    Gender Ambiguous (Sammy, Charlie) : (14 votes)
    4 %
    Family Names : (63 votes)
    16 %
    Culturally Significant : (19 votes)
    5 %
    Other (i'll explain below!) : (9 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 4
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    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like to put a twist to names that already exist and push gender lines….sounds weird, but think “Charlie” for a girl, or “Sammy” 🙂 That’s the style of name my daughter has.

     

    My SO has a classic name and wants a junior. I’m okay with it because 1) I love him and 2) his name kinda rhymes with my daughter’s. Since I call him his nickname, we would call our son by his full name……if we have a boy someday LOL

    Post # 5
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Names that are simple, easy to pronounce and multi purpose. My daughters can grow up and be doctors, artists or athletes. Their names aren’t so out there that people would have a hard time taking them seriously on a resume, but they aren’t so common that they would get lost in a classroom with 10 other kids of the same name. I see so many names where they are spelled completely differently than how they sound and the parents get mad when people mispronounce it!

    Post # 6
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Classic names all the way. I hate, hate the trendy names.

    Post # 7
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    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I totally agree with the cutsey froo-froo names! Sometimes I hear a kids name and think about where they wil work as adults. I personally love a specific girls name, but didn’t name my daughter it for this reason. She has a “grown up” name with a cutsey froo-froo nickname 🙂

    Post # 9
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Darling Husband and I are on the same page in that we like classic names that will look good on a resume.  Whilst we’d like to think the world doesn’t judge people based on names, we know that’s not exactly the case – so every name we discussed had to pass the resume test before we would further discuss it.   Our current list of names includes Matthew, Cameron (family name), Emily, and Olivia – we’re team green so we’re covering all bases here.  

    Just as a personal preference, I don’t like names that are spelled in a manner that is phonetically incorrect.  I also tend to dislike the ‘cutesy’, trendy names; whilst I know some of our names are very popular, I wouldn’t consider any of them trendy as they have lasted the test of time and are what I consider to be classic names.   And finally, I’m not a fan of the ‘out there’ names, currently popular amongst the celebrity crowd.   

    Yeah, I’m boring, what can I say?  🙂

    Post # 10
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    1061 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We do what we call the “Prime Minister Test”.  We figure the biggest, most public job that they can go for is that of Prime Minster.  Certain names would almost automatically disqualify you from that job.

    Beyond that, we like family names and classic/old names.

    Post # 11
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve always been a fan of classic, old-fashioned names like Eleanor, Caroline, Virginia, Stella, Audrey, etc. We’re naming our daughter Charlotte when she’s born next month.

    I do also like some random indie/hipster/hippie names and gender-neutral ones though. Stuff like Autumn, Sawyer, Willow, Rowan. I don’t know that I ever seriously considered naming our child any of these though. Except Autumn, Autumn made it’s way onto our short list.

    Our naming strategy was thing:

    1)Has to be something you don’t hear all the time. Darling Husband and I both have really common names and we HATE it.

    2)Nothing ridiculous, outlandish or spelled like we’ve never seen a dictionary. This includes names that sounds like strippers/adult actors.

    3)It has to be a name that can fit a child AND an adult. The true test was if it sounded good with Dr., Prof., or President/Congressman in front of it. lol

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My son’s name is Seth Andrew. I wanted a 4 letter name, easy to spell, say and whatever else. Andrew is my brother’s middle name (which he actually goes by his middle name, as his first name is my dad’s and uncle’s name) and was my great-grandpa’s name as well.

    My nephew’s name is Michael Wesley, which is my uncle, dad, and brother’s first name and Wesley was my great-uncle’s middle name. We call him Wes.

    For future we are thinking of Thomas for a boy (FH’s uncle passed away and was his father figure…named Thomas) and Charlotte for a girl (my great-aunt’s name, I love her).

    I suppose my entire family and DH’s go with family names!

    We don’t want something that you can’t pronounce or spell or are scared to say. I don’t like all that. My mom worked at a medical office for a while (she’s a billing specialist) and one little boy’s name was Shithead. No lie. and the parents had the gall to get offended if you mis-said his name which apparently was ‘sha-thayd’. I mean REALLY.

    Post # 13
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    No Destiny, Nevaeh, Diamond, Princess, Miracle names for me either. Not my style. I guess if I had a “style” it’d be somewhere between family names/culturally significant. I always think it’s cool when kids are named after a favorite author or something (like Elliot or Bronte).

    Post # 13
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    Newbee

    I like unusual names, because I have an unusual name.

     

    ETA: I figure I should add in some examples of names I like… Some of these are from books, but I wouldn’t hesitate to name a child any of them I think they are unusual without being weird.

    Rowan

    Damia

    Tobias

    Jaxom

    Laria

    Kiern

     

    Post # 14
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @KatyElle:  I understand, I’m not into those names either–but I love the name Harper. FH and I both majored in English, and I think that’s really where it comes from. I was probably one of the few that was excited to hear that the Beckham’s named their daughter Harper, I think it’s beautiful! One of the only off the beaten path names I could consider going with.

    Post # 15
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Classic/timeless combined with family. 

    Our future baby names are Benjamin Douglas, Charlotte Jean and Marshall Thomas

    All names have at least some part of the name that has family significance

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