whizbangthedirtfarmer: We briefly considered Havelock for my son's name. I thought it sounded pretty cool.
A Shambling Mound: ClaraEliNaomiCharlieAliceHenryOliveLeoLillianJasperAmeliaEverettNoraSilasAdelineMaxHazelOwenStellaOliverThere. No need to click through seven pages.
StewMcG: We used to take pride in picking unusual names, too. However, our youngest's name, Amelia, showed up on this stupid list. GAH! We always made it a point to pick names that were fairly uncommon. (Given that Mr. StewMcG and I both have pretty common first names.) Imagine our shock when our oldest, Julia (which was pretty uncommon 17+ years ago) started kindergarten... with 3 other Julia's.
theorellior: Oh, and my favorite naming CSB, I had a friend in college whose hippie father wanted a strong, manly name for his son. So he got a pouch of furthic runes (which some people use for divination purposes, natch) and pulled out three stones. They had the "N" "TH" and "O" runes on them, so his son became "Thon".
Tricky Chicken: I wanted to name my sons after the sons of Jacob. I was going to start with the names least likely to get their ass kicked figuring the older ones might help look out for the unfortunately named.DanJosephBenjaminReubenLeviAsherZebulunSimeonJudahNapthaliIssacharand Gad (seriously)
GalFriday: My first child will be a girl. I shall name her Stacy, and I will be Stacy's mom, and I will have it going on.My second child will be boy and I will name him Luke so that my husband can say, "I am your father, Luke."My third child will be named Narnia so that when I purchase something for her, I can shout, "FOR NARNIA!"And my fourth child will be named Sparta so that when I introduce him to people, I can proclaim, "THIS IS SPARTA!"/oblig
Jim_Callahan: 4. Do not intentionally give your child the name for the wrong gender. It's great that you're progressive and are past notions of constrained sexuality and all that, but if you use your kid as a prop to make a point about how superior your politics are to everyone else's you are literally the worst kind of human being on the planet, even the Nazis are more virtuous than you, because at least they weren't treating their ownoffspring as subhuman creatures with no right to make their own political decisions.
Onkel Buck: Im sure the kid would have preferred Thon.
Spiralmonkey: For added extra embarrassment, 'Rafe' is how British aristos pronounce Ralph (as in Ralph Fiennes, look up how posh his family is). So if they're looking to be posh they spelled it wrong too.
KatjaMouse: Despite my swearing to never have kids I actually have a mental list of baby names that I like and mentally scratch them off when I see that they're trendy. Like a few years ago, in the same year, girls were being named Charlotte and Sophie left and right. Waiting for Elizabeth to make a surge in popularity again.
Anne.Uumellmahaye: I know a couple who are pretty sure they're not only the most dedicated religious folk, but the most clever and hip dedicated religious folk so they named their first child Genesis. They plan to name the next one Eden.
Liliac_Hill: Everett, Jasper, and Alice are all Cullens, as in the vampires from Twilight. Think that could have any influence on their recent surge in popularity?
rufus-t-firefly: Sybarite: OliverThe problem with that name is that I can only hear it in Eva Gabor's accent.I hear Richard Hammond screaming it.[25.media.tumblr.com image 750x600]
wambu: So are stripper and slut names becoming less popular? Where will these girls come from in the future? "Clara" will never be thought of as a naughty, naughty girl.
Teknowaffle: Fark Name Thread!La-a. YOU PRONOUNCE THE DASH LADASHA LOL!!My cousin's uncle's sister's proctologist's wife is a teacher and she had twins Orangejello and Lemonjello"I gave my kid a traditional Gaelic name that is completely unpronounceable. Fearghas. It means 'breaks terrible wind'"-aiden/ayden
Warthog: I clicked through that whole stupid slide show just to make sure my two snowflakes' names were NOT there. If I came to find out that I gave them trendy names, I'd have to shoot myself. Fortunately the names Reinhold and Helga seem not to be taking off.
busy chillin': whizbangthedirtfarmer: We briefly considered Havelock for my son's name. I thought it sounded pretty cool.His middle name could be "Willtravel"
Pocket Ninja: That's a fascinating article, and I'm glad they didn't succumb to the temptation of simply posting the names in question on the first page. It was important that they establish the basic situation, set the scene, so to speak. See, so many journalists and writers these days just have this desperate urgency about their writing. They just want to get to the point and provide information andstuff like that. But, see, Parenting knows you don't want that. Sadly, I could tell upon beginning the third paragraph that this article was of too lofty a prose for my feeble mind, that I was not worthy of the secret gems, the knowledge, that would be revealed to me within. I can only hope, though, that as one progressed further into the rich delta of its later sentences, one discovered that, happily, each name was given its very own page. I will trust that such was so.
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