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post #21 of 26
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Some of the responses here (and in other threads) have been so negative that I completely understand why many people refuse to divulge names online or in person before the child is born.
Agreed. I'm another one that is all for the unusual names and for some reason I'm naturally drawn to 'word' names. I don't think kids get teased for their names nearly as often as people like to think. I mean, I have a pretty old fashioned teasable name, and I don't have any scarring memories of constant teasing because of it. When DD was a baby and I told people her name we got tons of negative reactions. But now that she is 4, she loves her name and speaks it proudly. We don't get the same reaction, and her friends never give her name a second thought. It's usually the older generation that think it's weird or out there. Kids now days all have unique names. I hardly doubt it will be an issue for them. It will just be another name.

With that said, I'm not exactly a fan of the name Anchor but I think it could grow on me. It doesn't matter what I think really, and it looks like you've chosen another one that you both love so that's great!!!
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lucy'sMommy View Post
Seriously.

Thanks all for your input - we probably aren't going to go with this one. Definitely not because of anything negative anyone here has said, but we found another name over the weekend that we both love and agree on. Now we can't really picture him being named anything else.
Looking back over my post, it seems a bit more negative than I wanted it to come across, I hope you didn't take offense. I must live in a very unimaginative area (Washington DC suburbs) because here rarely anyone goes beyond top 20. To find someone who isn't naming their son Aidan, Ethan or Jacob is rare (no offense to those names, I think they're gorgeous, just very popular around here). I still get wide eyed gasps when I introduce my son as Ezra (one man said all snarky "Was he born in the 1800's??") and you should have heard what I was getting over considering the name Felix. My SIL actually said that if she had forseen the amount of negative reactions she still gets with her 7 year old son, she might have seriously considered another name. I do agree with Mama2B that it's mainly the adults that have the problems. Kids don't really care about that stuff.

Anyway, good for you for finding a name you love, no matter what it is
post #23 of 26
Too bad! Anchor is a really awesome name.
post #24 of 26
I like Anchor too!
post #25 of 26

DDCC because I love names!

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Originally Posted by MissMorgan View Post


Some of the responses here (and in other threads) have been so negative that I completely understand why many people refuse to divulge names online or in person before the child is born.
First of all, there is huge difference in not telling family and friends what you've already decided on (we aren't either for that reason) and coming out and ASKing for opinions! Would you have them lie?!

At first glance I seriously considered it (and still might, I mean who says middle names out loud?) as we've been looking for the perfect middle name (and DH is in the Coast Guard! ) but I do agree about it looking great on paper but sounding harsh. You know how sometimes there are just words that you HATE? Well "canker" is mine . It does sort of sound like anger.

I'm not opposed to unique names, actually that's what we prefer. (I named DS Aidan before it was the new 'thing' to do, but I realize its now the new John or Michael. And his middle name is Rayne. People had a fit over that one, it was either love or disgust.)

Good luck in your search! Sometimes I wish they just came out with their names stamped on their butt!
post #26 of 26
would it be really horrible of me to add my opinion even tho this thread seems to have served it's purpose?

taking that risk, i'll say it made me initially think of "wanker."

that said, i'm having a super hard time atm striking a balance between wanting something cool and unique for this baby and not wanting to weigh the poor child down w/ *my* weirdness. i mean, for example, i have an almost 18 yo and he would seriously be pissed if i named him something "out there". it's hard enough just having a *mom* that's "out there", let alone a name. (naming is tough business)
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