Originally Posted by cicely_m
Does anyone else get a little lump of upsetness in your belly whenever you hear someone say that they've picked out the name you chose?
Nope. My oldest shares a name (phonetically, at least), with her slightly-older cousin, and the mama of that
Bobby is about to have a son she plans on naming David, which will make him the third one in this generation of the family (my Bobbie was the fourth in the family at the time, as Becky's XSO was named Bobby as well, & that's the name my husband is still often called by). Becky's nephew David, the first in this generation to have the name, thinks it's the neatest thing imaginable that they'll share a name (likewise Bobbie is tickled by having a same-named cousin). No one has ever complained about the coincidence, and with the added fact that the kids in question aren't bothered...It's a nonissue for me.
|My not-weird name streak might be undone this time though. DH wants this baby to be named Ophelia.
While I'd personally not use a name most famous for a suicide, I don't think you can call anything
That said, there are some names that are totally misunderstood these days, like Portia & Mercedes. I've actually argued with people who think the name Mercedes is from the car, when in actuality it's a reference to the Virgin Mary. (The car was named for Karl Benz's daughter.) And Portia, though a wonderful character in The Merchant of Venice
also sounds a bit too much like a car (though, to be fair, it seems almost no Americans pronounce the final E on Porsche like they should).