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post #81 of 156
Both of my twin girls have very different names and different spellings as well! I love the more unusual names! The one I hear of every so often but not the way I have it spelled, the other one I have never heard anything similar to it yet.
post #82 of 156
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Originally Posted by WhisperV View Post
Ok, I have to know. Does anyone here know a Loki? That's DS2's name.
I know one! it's a very unique and nice name.
post #83 of 156
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Originally Posted by RadUnschooler View Post
I really wanted to name our son Tharren or however you spell it. Does anyone like that name? Mu husband says i can call him that if i want. Does anyone call their kids a name different than on the birth cert.?
Do you mean your DS who is around (I think) 6 years old? I would think only he could decide what he wants to be called.
But to answer your question, I do call my DS a name different than on his birth certificate. Almost everyone does, but we started that from day one.
post #84 of 156
I'm a Kathy (just Kathy, it is not short for Katherine or Kathleen. And yes, I am sure. Leftover childhood issues). This thread made me laugh because dh and I were just discussing this very topic because I told him that Murray was a name that was ripe for a comeback.
post #85 of 156
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Originally Posted by WhisperV View Post
Ok, I have to know. Does anyone here know a Loki? That's DS2's name.

I do! But he's my parents' dog, so I doubt anyone will ever run into him in a kindergarten class. I named the dog that because Loki is in one of my son's favorite stories.

My 12-year-old is Joshua, a name that I wasn't 100% on board with, but that was seemingly at a lull in popularity in 1996 when I named him. Guess everyone else thought the same thing.
post #86 of 156
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I'm a Kathy (just Kathy, it is not short for Katherine or Kathleen. And yes, I am sure. Leftover childhood issues).
I went to high school with Vicki, Cindy, and Laurie-none of them were short for anything. Oh yeah, Kristy, Jessie, I'm sure there were some Kathys too.

My middle name is Beth (not short for Elizabeth, just Beth). Every other Mary Beth I've ever met was christened Mary Elizabeth.
post #87 of 156
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Originally Posted by AbbieB View Post
If DS had been a girl his name would have been Autumn Dawn.
That's beautiful. I love names that make you think of something beautiful.

Like at one of my previous jobs, I saw this beautiful little tanned girl with long straight blond hair, she was strikingly pretty. Her mom kept calling her Summer.

Then she wrote me a check, and their last names were Love. I asked her, if the little girl's name was Summer Love, and she said yes.

It just suited her to a tea. I told her I thought Summer Love was beautiful for her little girl.
post #88 of 156
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I haven't met any Victoria's
there are tons around here, most are Tori rather than Vicky, though. I looked it up, for 2006 it was #28. but that depends on the region, too, I'm sure.
post #89 of 156
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Originally Posted by bri276 View Post
there are tons around here, most are Tori rather than Vicky, though. I looked it up, for 2006 it was #28. but that depends on the region, too, I'm sure.
Victoria's are common here.
post #90 of 156
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Originally Posted by gabysmom617 View Post
That's beautiful. I love names that make you think of something beautiful.

Like at one of my previous jobs, I saw this beautiful little tanned girl with long straight blond hair, she was strikingly pretty. Her mom kept calling her Summer.

Then she wrote me a check, and their last names were Love. I asked her, if the little girl's name was Summer Love, and she said yes.

It just suited her to a tea. I told her I thought Summer Love was beautiful for her little girl.

Summer is a pretty name.

I had a friend named Dusty Dawn. She was always asked 'What is your real name'. She heard, often, that her name sounded like a stripper name.

I also worked with a woman named 'Cookie' - not a nickname. We worked in a professional male dominated field so her name really stood out!
post #91 of 156
I'm a Vanessa, born in the 70's...although I liked my name I always felt shortchanged in that I couldn't ever find pencils or anything with my name on them like the other Jennifers and Michelles I went to school with. My mom felt bad about it and to this day will occasionally pick up things with my name on them to compensate, lol!

My DD is a Georgia and seems to be the only one I've run into so far...I'm sure it won't be the case as she gets older though. We have a Jessica down the street and I think it's still a classic name...we're considering Rachael for our next one if she's a girl.

I went to highschool with a Misty Hill...
post #92 of 156
so is clementine really popular now??? because that is on my short list if this baby turns out to be a girl. baby clem.
post #93 of 156
I would bet money they'll be coming back around in the next 5-10 years.
post #94 of 156
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so is clementine really popular now??? because that is on my short list if this baby turns out to be a girl. baby clem.
I think it is becoming more popular with British upper classes? That's my impression anyway. Check out www.behindthename.com... search Clementine and you can see the popularity. I really like the name.
post #95 of 156
Two of my three boys are Brad and Troy. Definately popular names from the 70's and 80's. I liked the "classic" surfer names and both were influenced by Brad Pitt. Troy was a Brad Pitt movie.

My middle son has a very trendy name and I thought it was unique when we named him...little did I know. (his name rhymes with Aiden)
post #96 of 156
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Originally Posted by nextcommercial View Post
Some names seemed to be regional too.
My firstborn is a Jake, and we were pretty disheartened when we found out it was the #1 boy name that year. I'd never met anyone named Jake before and though it was a pretty unique name. But we have never met another Jake. Not one. Doesn't that seem a bit strange? On the other hand, my daughter's name is Willow, and even though it's something like #2000 on the girl list, we've met two other Willows in our small town.

I love the name Clementine.
post #97 of 156
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Originally Posted by thismama View Post
I think it is becoming more popular with British upper classes? That's my impression anyway. Check out www.behindthename.com... search Clementine and you can see the popularity. I really like the name.
oh thanks. i looked there. i appear to be in the clear. the only akward thing for me is i know someone who has a dd named clementine. but i have loved this name forevvvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr.

i have a strong boy feeling though, so the point is probably moot !
post #98 of 156
I was born in 1966. I had the name Olivia picked out for as long as I could remember! When dd was born in 1994,of course I named her Olivia! The comments I got were, "Gee, that's OLD" or "Hmm..that's unusual"..or my fave.."Well.I guess she can always go by her middle name".

tee-hee..I must have started a trend or something....Now there are Olivias all over the place.
post #99 of 156
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Originally Posted by Needle in the Hay View Post
It's possible our parents didn't realize just how popular those names were when they gave them to us!
That's what my mom said. To a degree, she was right. It became popular a few months after I was born, when Love Story came out, but was already starting to be poplular. However, she had never met anybody with my name.
post #100 of 156
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Originally Posted by delicious View Post
so is clementine really popular now??? because that is on my short list if this baby turns out to be a girl. baby clem.


I know one little girl named Clementine who is about 10 years old and lives in Maine.
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