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2014-01-15 01:17:55 PM  
My only real problem with the "common" names is that I know too many people with each of them.  There is nothing wrong with the name Ethan in of itself, but most of the ones I know are kinda dicks.
 
2014-01-15 01:43:34 PM  

SnakeLee: There is nothing wrong with the name Ethan in of itself, but most of the ones I know are kinda dicks.


Everyone seems to have a name associated with people who are dicks. Mine is Todd. I have never known anyone named Todd that wasn't a grotesque mockery of humanity.
 
2014-01-15 01:46:23 PM  
images.huffingtonpost.com

Naming your kid Adolph after WWII? Now that's bold.
 
2014-01-15 01:50:52 PM  
Unlike the writer of that article.
 
2014-01-15 01:54:01 PM  

Cagey B: SnakeLee: There is nothing wrong with the name Ethan in of itself, but most of the ones I know are kinda dicks.

Everyone seems to have a name associated with people who are dicks. Mine is Todd. I have never known anyone named Todd that wasn't a grotesque mockery of humanity.


Lindsay

/apologies to the Lindsays in this thread who will tell me they're perfectly nice people
//anecdotal anyway
 
2014-01-15 01:54:39 PM  

Cagey B: SnakeLee: There is nothing wrong with the name Ethan in of itself, but most of the ones I know are kinda dicks.

Everyone seems to have a name associated with people who are dicks. Mine is Todd. I have never known anyone named Todd that wasn't a grotesque mockery of humanity.


"And I'm getting really sick of guys named Todd. You know? Yeah, it's just a goofy... it's a goofy farking name, okay? Hi, what's your name? "Todd! I'm Todd. And this is Blake and Blair and Blaine and Brent." Where are all these goofy farking boys' names coming from? Taylor, Tyler, Jordan, Flynn. These are not real names!

You want to hear a real name? Eddie. Eddie is a real name. Whatever happened to Eddie? He was here a minute ago. Joey and Jackie and Bobby and Phil. Bobby and Tommy and Danny and Bill. What happened, *Todd*? And Cody, and Dylan, and Cameron, and Tucker. Hi, Tucker. I'm Todd. "Hi, Todd! I'm Tucker." fark Tucker; Tucker sucks.

And fark Tucker's friend, Kyle.

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."

-George Carlin
 
2014-01-15 01:54:46 PM  

SnakeLee: My only real problem with the "common" names is that I know too many people with each of them.  There is nothing wrong with the name Ethan in of itself, but most of the ones I know are kinda dicks.


Every Lori and Amanda I've ever known have been biatches.
 
2014-01-15 01:55:00 PM  
i72.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-15 01:55:31 PM  
How is baby named?
 
2014-01-15 01:56:47 PM  
it's is the inevitable result of a huge slug of Jennifers, Sarahs, and Johns growing up and having kids.
 
2014-01-15 01:57:26 PM  
I have no idea why I clicked on that link, but it was more interesting than I expected.  Being able to plot the popularity of names was pretty cool.
 
2014-01-15 01:59:15 PM  
I'm naming my kid Babby.
 
2014-01-15 02:00:46 PM  

uncleacid: How is baby named?


Oopsie.
 
2014-01-15 02:02:59 PM  
Apparently my name is a fad name.  But I'm on the left side of the fad curve so everyone else can suck it, you god damn band wagoners.

/Dad wanted to name me Tristan.
//WHAT THE HELL, DAD?
 
2014-01-15 02:04:35 PM  
imageshack.com

According to the name voyager thing, my parents were basically the most unoriginal, bandwagon-jumping people around. But at least they didn't go with their original plan; to name me after my grandmother, Cecile.
 
2014-01-15 02:07:56 PM  

tom baker's scarf: it's is the inevitable result of a huge slug of Jennifers, Sarahs, and Johns growing up and having kids.


Interesting. I know a Jennifer from childhood who has named all of her kids ridiculous names.

TheSwizz: Apparently my name is a fad name.  But I'm on the left side of the fad curve so everyone else can suck it, you god damn band wagoners.

/Dad wanted to name me Tristan.
//WHAT THE HELL, DAD?


TRISTAN!!!!!

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2014-01-15 02:10:51 PM  

SnakeLee: My only real problem with the "common" names is that I know too many people with each of them.


In my late teens, I knew so many people with the name "Jason" that I would assign a number to them in my mind.  When I stopped the habit in my early thirties, my count was up to 26.  If I included people with the name that I had just met in passing, the number would probably be triple that.
 
2014-01-15 02:11:00 PM  
I knew twenty-seven Jennifers.

/oblig
 
2014-01-15 02:11:19 PM  
i42.tinypic.com


I hope we can all at least agree that 'Nevaeh' is a horrific name that should have never happened.
 
2014-01-15 02:12:40 PM  

miss diminutive: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 640x418]

Naming your kid Adolph after WWII? Now that's bold.


Family name or possibly German.
 
2014-01-15 02:13:30 PM  
canadianmusichalloffame.ca
 
2014-01-15 02:14:27 PM  
I has a sad...

~~No names 'STONE MEADOW' ranked in the top 1,000 in any time period. Please type backspace and try a new search!
 
2014-01-15 02:15:58 PM  
As a parent, I fall into category 3. I consider it the sweet spot. I have picked not popular and not weird names for my kids.
 
2014-01-15 02:17:40 PM  
First, check through the family tree and see if there are any names that aren't in use right now but were persistent. I need to check among the cousins, but I might be obliged to sire a Robert Bruce.

Second, Google the full name. No serial killers, no nndb, no imdb. Take the initials. No negative slang or homophones? Good.

Finally, check for nominative determinism. This is important when names are verbs.
 
2014-01-15 02:18:44 PM  

cgraves67: As a parent, I fall into category 3. I consider it the sweet spot. I have picked not popular and not weird names for my kids.


Exactly what I did as well.
 
2014-01-15 02:20:42 PM  
Ah-swee-pay.
 
2014-01-15 02:21:21 PM  

miss diminutive: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 640x418]

Naming your kid Adolph after WWII? Now that's bold.


Dolph Lundgren says hai!
 
2014-01-15 02:22:00 PM  

miss diminutive: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 640x418]

Naming your kid Adolph after WWII? Now that's bold.


Not really, there were a lot of 1st and 2nd generation German immigrants in the USA around that time.  Adolph or Adolf is a very common German name, so it was probably in a lot of families already.  Just because a massive villain had the same name as Grandpa Adolf isn't a good reason not to use the name.

/provided Grandpa Adolf wasn't THAT Adolf
//Now if your surname was Hitler, that would be something to change ASAP
 
2014-01-15 02:22:10 PM  
www.babynamewizard.com

Getting 30 Helens to agree to anything is going to be pretty tricky soon.
 
2014-01-15 02:23:24 PM  

Random Internet Persona: Cagey B: SnakeLee: There is nothing wrong with the name Ethan in of itself, but most of the ones I know are kinda dicks.

Everyone seems to have a name associated with people who are dicks. Mine is Todd. I have never known anyone named Todd that wasn't a grotesque mockery of humanity.

Lindsay

/apologies to the Lindsays in this thread who will tell me they're perfectly nice people
//anecdotal anyway


Anything with "kayla" in it.
 
2014-01-15 02:23:26 PM  
5) Give your kids traditional names but stay out of the current top 50 most popular.

That's what the wife and I did with our 3 money pits
 
2014-01-15 02:23:43 PM  

Rev.K: [i42.tinypic.com image 633x421]


I hope we can all at least agree that 'Nevaeh' is a horrific name that should have never happened.


Nevaeah probably takes it up the elohssa.
 
2014-01-15 02:26:51 PM  
I actually know a married couple whose names are Lynn and Lynn. Yes, they're in their 80s, or thereabout.
 
2014-01-15 02:27:03 PM  
How to name a baby:

Step 1) pick a name that at least a small percentage of sane people would recognize as being an actual name you'd give to a human being (difficulty: make sure the name isn't so trendy that half of your child's class will have the same name as he does).

Step 2) spell it using an accepted spelling (I know it's tempting, but adding all those extra y's and k's will only doom your child to a life of spelling/pronouncing their name for everyone and/or explaining that mom and dad were morons).

Done!
 
2014-01-15 02:27:04 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Unlike the writer of that article.


that's my opinion as well.
 
2014-01-15 02:27:21 PM  

Rev.K: cgraves67: As a parent, I fall into category 3. I consider it the sweet spot. I have picked not popular and not weird names for my kids.

Exactly what I did as well.


My brother-in-law did category 2. He named his son Drake. The kid needs to have plentiful self-confidence to pull that one off.
 
2014-01-15 02:29:46 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: miss diminutive: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 640x418]

Naming your kid Adolph after WWII? Now that's bold.

Not really, there were a lot of 1st and 2nd generation German immigrants in the USA around that time.  Adolph or Adolf is a very common German name, so it was probably in a lot of families already.  Just because a massive villain had the same name as Grandpa Adolf isn't a good reason not to use the name.

/provided Grandpa Adolf wasn't THAT Adolf
//Now if your surname was Hitler, that would be something to change ASAP


My great grandpa Adolf wasn't That Adolf, but he was still someone that nobody should name kids after.

/His first wife, while pregnant, "fell out" of the family car.
//His second wife, her sister, who was pregnant at the same time, moved her youngest sister out of the house ASAP after that.
///I was named after the third sister.
 
2014-01-15 02:29:52 PM  
Plenty of girls named Amber when I was growing up - there were 2 in 8th grade home room in 1980.
 
2014-01-15 02:31:38 PM  

FrancoFile: Plenty of girls named Amber when I was growing up - there were 2 in 8th grade home room in 1980.


Ambers are, in my experience....interesting and sexually adventurous.
 
2014-01-15 02:32:04 PM  

Rev.K: [i42.tinypic.com image 633x421]


I hope we can all at least agree that 'Nevaeh' is a horrific name that should have never happened.


I can only assume that it is an alternative spelling for "Neva" which was actually pretty common at the turn of the century.

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Neva

static1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-15 02:32:52 PM  

pxlboy: FrancoFile: Plenty of girls named Amber when I was growing up - there were 2 in 8th grade home room in 1980.

Ambers are, in my experience....interesting and sexually adventurous.


Yes. Or at least they had that reputation in high school.
 
2014-01-15 02:33:34 PM  

cgraves67: Rev.K: cgraves67: As a parent, I fall into category 3. I consider it the sweet spot. I have picked not popular and not weird names for my kids.

Exactly what I did as well.

My brother-in-law did category 2. He named his son Drake. The kid needs to have plentiful self-confidence to pull that one off.


This is awesome. However, if I did this, being a geek myself, I would probably doom him to be a D&D DM.

Wait. Doing that would ensure he has no social life in high school, and would only have school work and video games to be his solace, until college. Even then he would most likely just reinforce those habits, and become a fairly productive member of society.

>XD
 
2014-01-15 02:35:18 PM  

tlars699: This is awesome. However, if I did this, being a geek myself, I would probably doom him to be a D&D DM.


If you really want a dungeon master in the family, you can always go with: David Michael Surname.
 
2014-01-15 02:35:51 PM  
I knew a guy that named his son Trident.  I go, 'like the gum?'  His reply:  No like Poseidon's trident, it's a symbol of power.  My reply to another mutual friend is his kid is gonna have field day nick naming his peener.
 
2014-01-15 02:35:52 PM  

Pangea: I can only assume that it is an alternative spelling for "Neva" which was actually pretty common at the turn of the century.


It's 'Heaven' backwards.
 
2014-01-15 02:36:03 PM  
Oranjello and Lemonjello.
 
2014-01-15 02:36:50 PM  

Random Internet Persona: I actually know a married couple whose names are Lynn and Lynn. Yes, they're in their 80s, or thereabout.


Sounds hot!
 
2014-01-15 02:36:58 PM  

cgraves67: pxlboy: FrancoFile: Plenty of girls named Amber when I was growing up - there were 2 in 8th grade home room in 1980.

Ambers are, in my experience....interesting and sexually adventurous.

Yes. Or at least they had that reputation in high school.


Yeah, I miss the Ambers.
 
2014-01-15 02:37:36 PM  

Rev.K: Pangea: I can only assume that it is an alternative spelling for "Neva" which was actually pretty common at the turn of the century.

It's 'Heaven' backwards.


There are boys named 'Semaj', too.

/study it out
 
2014-01-15 02:38:15 PM  
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