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2012-12-06 09:51:30 AM  
I can't help but wonder: does the poll only count the literal "Mary", or does it include derivatives and roots (Marie, Maria, Miriam, etc.) as well?
 
2012-12-06 09:55:29 AM  
If Mary had been the name of the girl in Twilight it would have shot right back to the top just like Isabella did.
 
2012-12-06 10:57:51 AM  
i48.tinypic.com

Approves
 
2012-12-06 11:15:31 AM  
came here for twilight comment, leaving satisfied.

/i hear "renesmee" is gaining ground.
//sigh.
 
2012-12-06 11:40:25 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Todays little whores just can't live up to that name.


/Relax, it was a joke
 
2012-12-06 11:41:42 AM  
Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.
 
2012-12-06 11:44:18 AM  
I heard Mary goes down and Emma gives it up.
 
2012-12-06 11:44:38 AM  
I've noticed that most chicks named Marianne are hot.

What's that mean?
 
2012-12-06 11:44:40 AM  
Try being a Joan in this day and age.
 
2012-12-06 11:45:19 AM  
img69.imageshack.us

/oblig
 
2012-12-06 11:45:31 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.


It's an Italian thing.

Most of my older relatives are named Tom, Peter, or Marie/Maria. Even my generation has a few.

That being said I know 3 Mary's under the age of 3. All Irish-American with at least one immigrant parent. Mary Grace, Mary Elizabeth, and Mary Alice.
 
2012-12-06 11:46:35 AM  
Vatican II, you farking Marys
 
2012-12-06 11:47:44 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-06 11:47:53 AM  
John Wayne was the first rebel?
 
2012-12-06 11:48:04 AM  
According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?
 
2012-12-06 11:49:20 AM  
You know? Yeah. There's another soft name for a boy. Kyle. Soft names make soft people. I'll bet you anything that ten times out of ten, Nicky, Vinny and Tony will beat the shiat out of Todd, Kyle, and Tucker.
 
2012-12-06 11:50:57 AM  
My partner named her now two-year-old daughter Mary. We were at Toys R Us, and my partner mentioned that she can't ever find anything personalized with the name "Mary" on it. There was quite a bit of stuff under the name Neveah, however.

Her daughter is the only person I know of under the age of 50 who is named "Mary".
 
2012-12-06 11:51:46 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-06 11:52:21 AM  

tricycleracer: There's another soft name for a boy. Kyle.


i48.tinypic.com

The hell you say!
 
2012-12-06 11:53:39 AM  

brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?


Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.
 
2012-12-06 11:54:24 AM  
There were tons of Amys, Melissas and Ambers where I grew up in the Midwest.
 
2012-12-06 11:55:27 AM  

verbaltoxin: There were tons of Amys, Melissas and Ambers where I grew up in the Midwest.


I went to high school with like 30 Nicoles.
 
2012-12-06 11:56:15 AM  
I don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, but it's a funny thing... Ten years ago I scribbled down four names that I thought I would like for my children, two for boys and two for girls. One of the girl names was Danica. Over the decade since then, a certain underachieving but marketable racing celebrity has totally blown that idea all to hell.
 
2012-12-06 11:57:03 AM  
I imagine most parents don't want their daughter to grow up to be quite contrary. Growing a garden is ok though.
 
2012-12-06 11:57:14 AM  
Nevaeh? Really? Stop this crap, people!


all I can think of is pics1.ds-static.com
 
2012-12-06 11:58:48 AM  

DiosDiablo: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 270x406]


First thing I thought of too

/damn that show has me hooked
 
2012-12-06 12:01:06 PM  

Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.


Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.
 
2012-12-06 12:02:55 PM  
Seems everyone is naming their boys Gavin or Aidan these days.
 
2012-12-06 12:03:35 PM  
This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.
 
2012-12-06 12:04:22 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: I don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, but it's a funny thing... Ten years ago I scribbled down four names that I thought I would like for my children, two for boys and two for girls. One of the girl names was Danica. Over the decade since then, a certain underachieving but marketable racing celebrity has totally blown that idea all to hell.


I always liked Danica too. Maybe Erica? Or Monica?

That being said I don't think Danica is that popular as a baby name, even with the celebrity.

My favorite name since childhood was "Ella". It's super popular now too. So I went to my 2nd favorite baby name "Arden". Now there's a million "Braden"s, "Jaden"s, "Kaden"s, etc etc. Admittedly its not the same, but a bit too close for comfort for me.

All I can do is hope when I have a kid its a boy. My husband and I decided on his granddad's name and its Filipino. No one has it.
 
2012-12-06 12:05:36 PM  
There's Something About LaDre'Shontavia
 
2012-12-06 12:08:39 PM  

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


How about Mirabelle? Similar to the other names you've got, but more uncommon.
 
2012-12-06 12:10:12 PM  

RobertBruce: Nevaeh? Really? Stop this crap, people!


all I can think of is [pics1.ds-static.com image 300x300]


It's Heaven spelled backwards. Still stupid, yes.
 
2012-12-06 12:11:01 PM  

brigid_fitch: Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.



What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?
 
2012-12-06 12:11:34 PM  

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


If you like French names (it appears you do), how about Juliette or Genevieve
 
2012-12-06 12:12:12 PM  

Lollipop165: funk_soul_bubby: I don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, but it's a funny thing... Ten years ago I scribbled down four names that I thought I would like for my children, two for boys and two for girls. One of the girl names was Danica. Over the decade since then, a certain underachieving but marketable racing celebrity has totally blown that idea all to hell.

I always liked Danica too. Maybe Erica? Or Monica?

That being said I don't think Danica is that popular as a baby name, even with the celebrity.

My favorite name since childhood was "Ella". It's super popular now too. So I went to my 2nd favorite baby name "Arden". Now there's a million "Braden"s, "Jaden"s, "Kaden"s, etc etc. Admittedly its not the same, but a bit too close for comfort for me.

All I can do is hope when I have a kid its a boy. My husband and I decided on his granddad's name and its Filipino. No one has it.


I suppose I could alter the spelling. Or go all Michael Bolton. (She's the one who sucks!) But you do have a point. My problem though is I'm an Indiana native son and the 500 is a big deal in Indiana, so all my friends will just think that's where it came from. But we got like seven months to decide!

Should definitely look into other language names, though.

/Baby name thread
 
2012-12-06 12:13:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.

 
2012-12-06 12:14:05 PM  

blatz514: Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.


Let's try this again...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-06 12:15:51 PM  

selrays: brigid_fitch: Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.


What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?


It means "red king" so technically it's a boy's name, then Bobby Kennedy went and named his daughter Rory and now it's both I guess. My nephew is named Rory, and he's eleven months old now.

I always thought if I had a boy I'd name him after my grandfather, Leo. Simple and it would be quite unique these days. For a girl... probably Eleanor - my grandmother's name.
 
2012-12-06 12:16:45 PM  

The Singing Bush: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

If you like French names (it appears you do), how about Juliette or Genevieve


The French is an accident due to my wife's preference for Italian/Spanish names and my preference for 3 syllables instead of 4. Good suggestions, thanks!
 
2012-12-06 12:17:09 PM  

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Lillian, Francesca, Eva, Elena, Isadora, Priscilla, Lenora, Elizabeth, Camille or Camilla, Cecilia, Jacqueline, Josephine, Leila.

/just some ideas... Camille, Cecilia, are on my personal short list
 
2012-12-06 12:17:25 PM  

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x1256]


Emma Stone makes Emma Watson look downright ugly.
 
2012-12-06 12:18:07 PM  

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Stanley Ann
 
2012-12-06 12:18:12 PM  

GentDirkly


This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Memphis Belle?

Ringmabelle?

Dorabelle?

Chanterelle?

Sociabelle?
 
2012-12-06 12:19:10 PM  

talulahgosh: came here for twilight comment, leaving satisfied.

/i hear "renesmee" is gaining ground.
//sigh.


My GSD is registered as Renesmee but we call her Mimi. Never heard Renesmee before. Hate that name.
 
2012-12-06 12:19:51 PM  

mesmer242: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

How about Mirabelle? Similar to the other names you've got, but more uncommon.


Danica's actually a Danish name. One of my salespeople is named Danica and she's easily mid-30s, so couldn't have come from the Danica Patrick's popularity. It's also going to depend on your last name. I was a HS teacher for a few years and saw not only my share of weird names (Paris Frantz certainly stood out) but clunky ones that just didn't work. I remember a Dominic Kirkpatrick--too many hard consonants and sounded weird.

I've always been partial to Delaney & Dierdre but they don't work unless you're Irish. I also like Kate--nice, strong, no-nonsense name that seems to have fallen out of favor, so will be uncommon without being odd.
 
2012-12-06 12:21:22 PM  
I know a kid who was named Logan in honor of the X-Men character Wolverine.

I wonder if they will tell him when he grows up.
 
2012-12-06 12:24:54 PM  

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Just remember to google it first to make sure there isn't a name collision between it and a porn star or mass murderer.

And snag a gmail account name now if possible.
 
2012-12-06 12:24:55 PM  

talulahgosh: came here for twilight comment, leaving satisfied.

/i hear "renesmee" is gaining ground.
//sigh.


I can't figure out how that's even pronounced. I should ask a Twilight fan but I don't think I want to know that bad.

Reness-may
Renee-may
Rens-mee

Ugh they're all horrible.
 
2012-12-06 12:26:42 PM  

selrays: What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?


All the Rorys are boys, yes. There are lots of sci-fi names for both genders, so I guess fans don't try to gender-bend a character's or actor's name. In fact, I only remember one, with shamefully hilarious results. Couple LOVED the name Xavier (big X-Men fans, obviously) and when they found out their baby was a girl, just couldn't let go of the name. So they named her Xaviera.

And I went online and showed them a copy of The Happy Hooker.
 
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