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Posted:I was on a bus today.
Thinking about people getting older and how we'll be later on.
Some people you can just see what they'll be when they'er sixty*, and that led me onto thinking how conversations will go.
[Insert stereotyped old person dialouge here]

"Arrr Becky, pass the sugar will ya,"
"I dunno Sabina, might play with ya kidneys..."
"Shut up or Bozzie'll look funny at you,"

And it struck me. These names, that are now so apparently youthful and contempoary will sound oldfashioned some day.. That means there are going to be a whole new (or more likely recycled) collection of names that kids are gonna have, and many at once if I know anything of fashions in nameing.
So I'm curious, what kindsa names do you all like enough to land someone with for life, and do you have any plans to do so should little twirlers ever emerge? I'd rather like to know what sorts of things we'll be calling those that come after.

For myself I like stylish, dynamic old names like Dorian and Giacomo. Marie and Alexi and Andre and Emiline. Steve's got an oddly energetic ambience too, which is rather more modern sounding than Jaques which I favour too, as is Charlie. Lots of other names I like enough to pass on to someone small in need of one, though oddly enough only three more come to mind. Three people I like well enough and in the right ways to name someone for their influence, and by a happy coincidence they all post here. Yes dearies, our very own Ilsanya who is also called Saan, FSA who is Taya and Raro who is Critt are the only ones in all the world I'd name someone after.

What names would you like to pass on?


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Posted:Actually Dunc your right,, apparently mum had an utterly different name picked out for me,, up until the day i was born i was going to be an Andrew (shudders) but the moment she saw me I was Nick and boy am I glad heh. Now I'm sure Andrew's a nice name for other people,, but me..... Nahhhhh.

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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Posted:ubblol I was meant to be Zoe!! YUCK!! there's NO way I am a zoe! Zoe Rhymes! No it doesnt?!! Jo is me. oh hell yeah biggrin

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maus
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maus

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Posted:My Nan and Dad both used to call me Apple as a nickname when i was a kid, so from a young age i always quite fancied using it as maybe a middle name for a girl if i ever have kids....unfortunately that bleddy Gwyneth beat me to it....grumble...grumble....



I was also going to be called Melita after me gran but apparently Kelly suited me better!


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Neon_Shaolin
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Neon_Shaolin

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Posted:I was named 'David' because it was phonetically similar to 'Dai Wai' which translated means 'big tummy' because weighing 7lbs at birth was considered fat... umm

Parents certainly gave me a good start in the self-esteem stakes... shrug


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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maus
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maus

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Posted:Crikey....i was 9lb7oz.....i wondr what they would've called me! ubblol

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The Tea Fairy
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The Tea Fairy

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Posted:I was going to be Francoise - dad couldn't pronounce it, thank God!

He can't pronounce my mum's name either (Spelt Myrna, pronounced 'Mi-en-na' tho) , and they've been married for over 30 years! He still calls he 'murna'.

I really, really like my mum's name too, but don't think I could name my kids after her, it would seem a bit wierd.


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blu_valley
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blu_valley

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Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 197
Posted:I like Seth of Zeke for a boy, and Bodhi, Adrienne or Joselynn for a girl.

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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Dangerousmind66


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Posted:Hi, Im Jake.


I was born right before Jake became the most popular boys name in the US. My parents thought they were being somewhat original in naming me. When I was little, playgrounds and other areas where there were lots of young boys were always very confusing, as the number of little Jakies was always more than just me. One year in elementary school, we had three jakes in my class, one of them also sharing my middle name, Andrew.


Oh well, such is life.


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Posted:well in the early 90's we had generation X......today i found out about the "play station generation" next will be.........who knows.......the tech generation, babylon abomanaition, commercialisation nation, retoricicle commeresialisation (sp)

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Posted:My brother and sister were determined that I would be a boy so I have cards written to William Edward telling me what a champion boxer I'd be smile

I ended up with Caroline Zoe and have great fun with people not being able to guess my middle name from the initial.

There's a question - would you take into account what the initials spelt out? My sister is A.N.T. now she's married, whilst I'm rather chuffed that though my name will change, my initials won't.

I'd always liked the name Charlotte best, but I gave that name to my little neice two years ago. It suits her very well.

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I quite like Molly




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The Tea Fairy
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The Tea Fairy

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Posted: Written by: ravehead


well in the early 90's we had generation X......today i found out about the "play station generation" next will be.........who knows.......the tech generation, babylon abomanaition, commercialisation nation, retoricicle commeresialisation (sp)



How about 'Generation Asbo'?


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dani_babyboo
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Posted:i have 3 boys 2 have older names michael kevin james and brandon paul

the 3rd son has an old irish name shay joshua now it was going to be spelt chez but because i had told the family what his name was going to be before he was born but not the spelling my nan sent me a card to the hospital spelling it shay and the hospital band had shay written on it si i gave in and spelt it shay. the problem i still have is people asking his name and thinking its shane, now when hes older and the hearing of the older people isnt that good will he still have the same problem??? that makes me worry as i get so annoyed when people call him shane grrrr


oh and people cant ever say my name daniella-marie ppl pronounce it (dan u elle) so thats why dani will just stick biggrin


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Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning



Daughters: Rachel and Sarah







Such a good jew. wink



I like seeing the most popular baby names in New York City by race.



In unrelated news, I'm always a bit torn when one of my students has an uncommon name. Some uncommon names are beautiful and interesting but some kids become traumatized when their names are constantly misprounounced.


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acid_weekend


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Posted:I don't know What i'd name my kids, my Boyfriend wants "Eli" but It doesn't do much for me.

I like my Siblings names:

Boys - Kaelan, Brodie, Luka.
Girls - kiralea, Shaylah, Kahleah.

and mine some people like, its Krystal - I just associate that name with blond Strippers frown

and yeah I know my mum has lots of kiddies.


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acid_weekend


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Posted:oh I do like Aanakin...but as people say the poor boy would get hurt.

Basil is an awesome name too.


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Dangerousmind66


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Posted:Basil like the snake in a clockwork orange, or basil like the herb?

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Flanimal_Lover


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Posted:I've always loved the name Mabel.
My mum (bit wierd this) named her first car when I was a small child Mabel.
She's since had Freddy and Joy (still cars!)


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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Pigeon_Wigeon

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Posted:Woah! My last name (Ellis) Is one of the top 100 boys names in the UK but my first name (Claire) doesn't appear on the girls list! How odd!

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Seb


Seb

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Posted: Written by: Pigeon_Wigeon


Woah! My last name (Ellis) Is one of the top 100 boys names in the UK but my first name (Claire) doesn't appear on the girls list! How odd!



What?! It's rather a commone name over here, I know at least four...


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Triptoe


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Posted:I really love the name Alexis!! And the best thing of it is, that its a boy and girl name, so it doesn't matter if i get a son or a daughter first!! wink
Kane is also a great name and i am thinking of naming my first son, if i get one, Kane Alexis... rolleyes
Nora in the english pronounciation is a nice girlname. Normaly there are not so many nice girlnames.


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Seb


Seb

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Posted:My favourite circus trainer's called Kane! ubbrollsmile
You do indeed have good taste Triptoe.


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Posted:wait....Claire isnt in the top 50...but Freya is?

My dad is half danish, and if i get married ill loose my danish surname (hansen) so my mum gave me a scandanavian forename. she also gave me jane, in case i didnt like Freya.

At the time my name was unusual, and not many people in this country had heard of it before. I have an unusual name because my mum liked having a different name. She is called Coral.

Although she did break the mould with me, most of the women in my family are named after colours, and im not. there were some unhappy relatives when they found out i was a Freya.

I feel sorry for children at school when there are a few of them with the same name. we always had Tom1, Tom2 or Tom 3, Amy T or Amy D. Its a bit harsh really.

as for the spellings. i know a girl who is currently a Gemma. and is trying to get it changed by deed poll to Jeameaux (still pronounced the same).

i think some alternative spellings are fine because of different cultures and the ways that names have developed over time. but....... it can get a bit out of hand.


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Imaginary_Grace
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Imaginary_Grace

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Posted:My mom and dad in their infinite wisdom named me Nichole. Where the h came from is anybody's guess. My mom thinks it's an "old fashioned" name. All I know is, that no one in my family or outside of my family except for my parents ever spell my name correctly. It's even spelled wrong on my marriage liscence!!shrug (It's why I go by Nikki alot)



There were 300 kids in my school between the ages of 12-18 and there were 4 four "Nicole"'s and 1 of me. Bleh.



I shouldn't complain though, my sister got called Dana Joleen! She passed the bad name tradition on to her offspring... two boys - Gabriel Mark and Silas Orion. And two girls - Noelle Farrah Emery and Eden Cyreal. Oh Boy are they going to hate her.... ubblol


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brittle
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brittle

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Location: leicester, uk

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Posted:if it was a boy: Malachi (pronunced mala-kai)

if it were a girl: sakora


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NOn


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Posted:spelling... hmmm... yes that was always fun in school, mis-pronunciation, yes that too... mind you it's got a lot better now, i guess people have heard the name more (Rhiannon), plus there also quite a lot of people about my age or a bit younger with the same or similar name... for which i shall blame the popularity of the band Fleetwood Mac around the time of my birth biggrin

I agree with the names suiting people kind of philosophy, it certainly works with kittens... although given my kitten naming record, it's highly possible that if i have a child that it might end up being called dribbly or something...


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newgabe
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newgabe

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Location: Bali, Australia

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Posted:I think it's cruel to give kids names that noone else in their language group has ever heard of, can't spell or pronounce properly, will find it hard to remember etc.
It's hard enough with the variations on even common names: My daughter is Eleanor or Elly for short. People swap the vowels around but at least it's clear how to pronounce it and it probably doesn;t mean *catshit* in someother language

Glad he Alicia/Elisia/Alyshia/Eleeshya/Elyshiaugh etc craze has died down too.

I called my son David.


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Mynci
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Mynci

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Posted:people can't even spell MY name and it's Lee wink

people will always get spellings wrong the doctor called LMSP and asked for miss llowell (coz she's welsh) in stead of miss howell ubblol


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Perraforde
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Perraforde

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Posted:i've have to spell both my names out. I only know of 4 other Alyce's in the world. Thanks mum!!!!

Oh Slothy. I may have been bad. I may have kept you chained up in that room but it was for your own good

Either I have a monster in my kitchen or I'm completely crazy

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