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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs View Post
    I went to high school with a girl named Faith, who had sisters named Hope and Charity.
    I actually like the name Faith, and I have a friend named Hope but it's funny when I email her and say something like "hope you're doing well".

    bad names....my dad had a friend whose sister was Mary Christmas. I am not making this up, unless he was! Isn't that awful? Though compared to some of the others on this thread, it really isn't.

    Since I watched Tangled, I have a thing for the name Eugene. Isn't that awful? It'd been fun to name a boy that but wouldn't he be teased a lot? In general though, I'd like to name any kids I have after literary people because I'm a bibliophile.

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    That was a story my 4th grade teacher read to us. I remember where she was standing in the room even. I remember the piece of paper in her hand as she read to us about people in a hospital trying very hard to convince a foreign couple that the beautiful English word they had heard was not a good word for a name, and then at the end of the story the word was revealed to be 'diarrhea.' I think we were learning about world geography and foreign cultures in general. Anyway, I remember sitting in my desk, mind blown, as I realized that it actually was a pretty word.

    I also remember all of my classmates laughing and saying, "gross!" And then later on the playground a group of them talking about how gross it was that any stupid couple could ever even think about naming their kid diarrhea. Being the snot I was like, I also remember telling them that they totally missed the point of the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCC View Post
    What do you all think of the girl's name Paige? I go back and forth -- sometimes I like it and sometimes it just feels off.
    I've taught several Paige's and they've all been lovely girls. I also like that it doesn't have the traditionally feminine "ie" or "y" ending, and you can't make it cutesy.

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    I also wouldn't name my daughter in a name ending with an 'i'. I think it was Barney on How I Met Your Mother who said that girls with names that regularly end with 'y' but are changed to end with 'i' (Kelli, Brittani, Cindi, etc) are usually sluttier lol. I don't know about the girls, but the names do sound a bit ditzier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatfoote View Post
    My Mom worked with a woman who said there would be a very pretty sounding girl's name, if you didn't already know the definition of the word. She said it really did roll off the tongue nicely. The word? Diarrhea.
    I suppose. But it doesn't really roll off the tongue nicely as much as it just seems to run right through you.

    I knew a mother who named her daughter Siphyllis. Pronounced sih-FIL-is. At least she misspelled it. It actually is a pretty looking name IMO.

    A girlfriend of mine named her daughter Jennifer, and she asked me what I thought about if she had another girl to name her Lucifer. My first thought was YCBS, but then I thought it was a pretty name, 'bearer of light'. But nope, I told her no WAY can she name her next daughter Lucifer.

    Really, these babies are going to have to grow up and make successes of themselves. Kind of hard if your names are Siphyllis and Lucifer. IMO.
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    As for words that would otherwise make pretty names, I like the sound of "Camera" (but not "Tamera").

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    I'd never name my kids something like Dolores or Soledad. Despite being fairly common names, they literally mean "pains" and "solitude" in Spanish. I don't understand why words like that became such popular names in Spanish (as well as in English, in the case of Dolores). They sound ugly, too. Virgen is the worst of them; I'm sure you all know what that one means.

    My goal, if I have kids, is to give them names that are easily pronounced in English and Spanish, since I'm bilingual and my family primarily speaks Spanish. So far I only like Sofia and Alexandra from the ones I've thought of, so let's just hope I have girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I've taught several Paige's and they've all been lovely girls. I also like that it doesn't have the traditionally feminine "ie" or "y" ending, and you can't make it cutesy.
    I taught boys named Dusty, Cody, Tony, Toby, Andy, Colby, Coby, Cory, Ari, Anthony, Riley, Zachary, Jeffrey, Wesley, Timothy, Chancey, Brody, and more. And very few of them used a nickname. I think it is incredible narrow to think that a name ending in "y" is somehow feminine or cutesy.

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    My mama wanted to name me Sheila, but - luckily! - my grandmother couldn't pronounce it properly, so I became one of the many Sofias in my generation. Good thing I got Alexandra for a middle name, since Sofia Alexandra sounds like the name of a queen. There was a Swedish queen called Sofia Albertina once. I say Sofia Alexandra sounds better.

    I'm not sure if I'll ever want any kids, but every now and then I find myself thinking of what I'd name any eventual kids of mine. Right now I like Jonathan Varg for a boy ("varg" means wolf in Swedish), or, if I moved to an English-speaking country, Keigan. I thought Keigan was a name I'd made up myself, but google tells me otherwise - apparently it's Irish. So yeah, boy kid by Irish father = Keigan. And then there's a bunch of Finnish names I like, like Kari, Lauri, and Petri.

    For some reason I find it a lot harder to come up with nice names for girls, at least names that aren't inspired by works of fiction. I like Leia, but I'm not enough of a Star Wars fan to name a kid that, and I've reserved Galadriel for when/if I get a white/cream coloured cat with good cheekbones. Amelie is nice, and Amelia, though then I'd have to break the family tradition of having Annelie as a middle name... Or would I? Hmm. Arya is an awesome name, as is Danaerys, though I want to know how A Song of Fire and Ice ends before naming any kids after characters from it.

    It's kinda funny though, I can't really think of any male fictional characters I'd name a boy after, possibly because my favourites are called the Doctor, Wikus van de Merwe, Vince Noir, and Sherlock Holmes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I've taught several Paige's and they've all been lovely girls. I also like that it doesn't have the traditionally feminine "ie" or "y" ending, and you can't make it cutesy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvsasha2 View Post
    I actually like the name Faith, and I have a friend named Hope but it's funny when I email her and say something like "hope you're doing well".
    I've had a child in my class for the last three years named Hope. Saying "No Hope!" everytime she's absent when I'm taking the register never gets old! (I'm not sure my class agree but they know me well enough to humour me!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieD View Post
    I've had a child in my class for the last three years named Hope. Saying "No Hope!" everytime she's absent when I'm taking the register never gets old! (I'm not sure my class agree but they know me well enough to humour me!)
    Oh, that reminds me of the time some of us were up all night writing papers in college, our housemate Dawn walked into the room, and someone said "Oh no, dawn already!" (We also had another housemate named Eve.)

    Also reminds me that Bob Hope's original given name was Leslie and kids used to call him HopeLes when he was young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    there's a girl nearby who ran for local office named d'est-inee. i bet she'd kill to be paige.
    Is that pronounced "destdashinee"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge_Break View Post
    Is that pronounced "destdashinee"?

    i dont know but she has my sympathies


    taught boys named Dusty, Cody, Tony, Toby, Andy, Colby, Coby, Cory, Ari, Anthony, Riley, Zachary, Jeffrey, Wesley, Timothy, Chancey, Brody, and more. And very few of them used a nickname. I think it is incredible narrow to think that a name ending in "y" is somehow feminine or cutesy
    actually, quite a few in this list sound feminine or cutesy or perpetually 7 yrs old


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    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    I also wouldn't name my daughter in a name ending with an 'i'. I think it was Barney on How I Met Your Mother who said that girls with names that regularly end with 'y' but are changed to end with 'i' (Kelli, Brittani, Cindi, etc) are usually sluttier lol. I don't know about the girls, but the names do sound a bit ditzier.

    My brother had that rule for the same reason. Apparently all the Cindi's and Kelli's he went to school with were on the looser side. He ruled out all the related names, Cynthia, Barbara, Jennifer, etc so they couldn't shorten their own name with an I down the road.
    What would Jenny do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieD View Post
    There's a little girl in our pre-school class called Alyth. She's absolutely gorgeous and it's a beautiful name. She pronounces it as Ay-lith. Blythe is cute too but I've never met anyone called that yet.
    I knew a Blythe in Kindergarten.
    My niece is, Fiona Kara Blythe.

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    I always think of Anne of Green Gables and Gilbert Blythe whenever I see anyone with that name

    (On a side note, slightly more morbid, it's a tradition for each group of dissectors to name their cadaver in the anatomy program at our school... and one of the girls in our group suggested Gilbert Blythe!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy View Post
    My brother had that rule for the same reason. Apparently all the Cindi's and Kelli's he went to school with were on the looser side. He ruled out all the related names, Cynthia, Barbara, Jennifer, etc so they couldn't shorten their own name with an I down the road.
    Yeah, and don't forget the dotting that I with a heart. Gag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
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    actually, quite a few in this list sound feminine or cutesy or perpetually 7 yrs old
    Yeah, that Zachary. What were his parents thinking giving him such a cutsie, feminine name!



    The only name on that list that strikes me as cutsie is Chancey. That's 1 out of 17. And only Dusty is a name that is unisex though I do know one girl named Riley. But she's a character on TV not a real person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCC View Post
    What do you all think of the girl's name Paige? I go back and forth -- sometimes I like it and sometimes it just feels off.
    I like it, but then I have known two people named Paige who are both awesome. I've also never met an Amy that wasn't a great person either.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I've taught several Paige's and they've all been lovely girls. I also like that it doesn't have the traditionally feminine "ie" or "y" ending, and you can't make it cutesy.
    Paigelet. But it is kinda cute.

    My extended family is big on using family last names for middle names, so we have King, Marshall, Otis, Hartley,Elliot, Farr, Howland, Hood. For boys and girls. I like it.

    I always wanted to name a daughter Adelia, which was my great grandmother's name, but I have no kids. My cousin's daughter named her daughter Violet Genevieve, which are two names from our family's past.
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