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    Friday OT - Names

    Do you like your name? If so, what is it? If not, to what would you change it?

    If you are ever to have a child/already did, what would you name him or her, and why? What are your criteria for picking a name?


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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    Really interesting article on fivethirtyeight.com about age ranges associated with different popular names. Like Nate Silver a lot and this new site has a lot of interesting stuff:

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...w-is-her-name/



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    I like my name because for people my age its not all that common. People assume its biblical but I wasn't named for that one, also certain pop culture jokes are unfunny. I like the name Maya for a girl. For a boy maybe Joseph for my dad.


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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    I really dislike trendy names. I am more of a fan of traditional names or names that have meaning (named after family, role models, etc). I mean, seriously, if you meet a boy born in the past 10 years, there is probably a 50/50 shot his name is Aiden.

    On that note, my name was a fairly trendy name in the early 80's. So while I don't hate it, by principle, I should.



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    I also like my name because it's somewhat unique, according to SSA.gov it's ranked in the 100-125th most popular name over the last 30 years.

    Picking a name for my son was very difficult, we found ourselves with an abundance of girl names but no boy names that we could agree on. We finally found the one we loved by about month 8 of the pregnancy. I really prefer names that aren't crazy popular, every time I see someone on Facebook or whatever name their kid a name in the top 5 most popular I just imagine how awesome it'll be when they're one of 7 with the same name in class.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    Quote Originally Posted by DMCYFAN View Post
    Really interesting article on fivethirtyeight.com about age ranges associated with different popular names. Like Nate Silver a lot and this new site has a lot of interesting stuff:

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...w-is-her-name/
    I really like that article! There's a site called The Baby Name Wizard that will look at the Social Security's ranges and see how popular a name was by year if you do a search.

    With the name "Angie," you can pretty much tell I was born in the late 70s/early 80s. There are Angies outside that range, but I have a name that just really isn't popular anymore.

    For children, we use classic names that aren't super-popular, but we try to focus on names that will work at any age. For example, my favorite name for the longest time for a girl was Elizabeth, but there are too many already in our families. If this baby had been a girl, our names would have been selected from names like Eleanor, Rose, Charlotte (although that's really popular right now), Cecilia, Margaret, etc. I've always loved Holden for a boy, but we'll be using a family name for our son-on-the-way.


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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    My 2 kids both have family names for both first and middle names. I think I'm lucky that there are some good names in my family so we could use the older generation names without them being too​ old fashioned.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    We asked my FiL one time for baby names, he came up with Rastus and Pugsley in about 10 seconds. We're still not sure which he intended as a boy's and which as a girl's name.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I really dislike trendy names. I am more of a fan of traditional names or names that have meaning (named after family, role models, etc). I mean, seriously, if you meet a boy born in the past 10 years, there is probably a 50/50 shot his name is Aiden.

    On that note, my name was a fairly trendy name in the early 80's. So while I don't hate it, by principle, I should.
    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I also like my name because it's somewhat unique, according to SSA.gov it's ranked in the 100-125th most popular name over the last 30 years.

    Picking a name for my son was very difficult, we found ourselves with an abundance of girl names but no boy names that we could agree on. We finally found the one we loved by about month 8 of the pregnancy. I really prefer names that aren't crazy popular, every time I see someone on Facebook or whatever name their kid a name in the top 5 most popular I just imagine how awesome it'll be when they're one of 7 with the same name in class.


    Yep to all of the above. There are a few "it" names for boys the last few years: Aiden, Jackson, Liam, Mason, Nolan, Landon, Colton. Lots ending in an "n." We try to steer clear of names that are really popular because there will be 5000 of them. BUT, we don't make up a name or spelling, and have the child be asked "and HOW do you spell that again?" every day for the rest of their life.

    Not that there's anything at all wrong with either of those routes, it's just not for us. By total coincidence, all of our names are the names of royalty from Great Britain, and also names that are in classic literature. Totally unintentional.


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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    Speaking of names, does anybody else hate when to-be parents tell you the baby's name before the birth?

    I don't mind if the family has a name picked out but I find it very annoying when the baby is referred to by name before birth. I have no logical reasoning behind this. It is just something that annoys me that I should not find annoying.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    When in doubt you can always name them after a car, preferably with a creative spelling. Mersaydees, Porsha, Phord, the possibilities are endless and they'll never have to come up with a separate stripper name.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    I don't know. Cyclone is a pretty cool first name.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I don't know. Cyclone is a pretty cool first name.
    I always thought you were Cyclo Nepride.



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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Speaking of names, does anybody else hate when to-be parents tell you the baby's name before the birth?

    I don't mind if the family has a name picked out but I find it very annoying when the baby is referred to by name before birth. I have no logical reasoning behind this. It is just something that annoys me that I should not find annoying.
    It does me, too. We try to keep our baby names a secret until birth. Of course, we have a 3-year-old this time who knows the name, so she's slipped it out a few times on accident in front of people, but we don't refer to him by his name to people at all because we just don't want to hear any opinions.


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    Re: Friday OT - Names

    My name hasn't ever really been that popular, which I like. I am usually the only one around. It was much more popular the year I was born, except spelled different. You know the way were it makes you look greedy and you need multiple Ts in your name.


    I had a great grandpa Jack, so I want to name a boy Jack.


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