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Is your kid's name on the list?

 

DS's name is not, but I found this list interesting.


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Nope, not on the list. I agree with a lot (but not all!) of it. redface.gif

 

How do you pronounce Nevaeh? Maybe something like Nuh-VAY? 


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I think Neveah is pronounced Neh-VAY-ah.

 

I think the only names I particularly dislike on that list are Gertrude and Bertha.

 

Tristan would be great if I didn't associate it with "tristis."

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NOpe, not on the list. I was kind of surprised of some of the names on the list. Others not so much. 

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I think Neveah is pronounced Neh-VAY-ah.

 

I think the only names I particularly dislike on that list are Gertrude and Bertha.

 

Tristan would be great if I didn't associate it with "tristis."


That is how I've always heard it pronounced too.

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I saw that posted on twitter the other day. 

 

And I knew before I opened it, my middle DS's name would be on it.  Just so happens it's the #1 hated boy name. 

 

We still love it; no regrets, it's definitely fits him. 

 

The funny thing about these names being the most hated is that they are also some of the most popular if you look at social security's list.  Obviously that rubs people the wrong way and makes the names uber trendy. 


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Nope and I wouldn't use any of them either.  However, my most hated names aren't on that list.  They should be in the top stops though hahaha


 

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Huh...weird. I love some of those names, and a LOT of kids I know have those names.

For instance, I know a McKenna, Kaitlyn, Jayden, Aiden, and Hunter. And I really like most of those names!
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Such a funny list to make! I knew DS's name would not there, but I found it particularly interesting as a teacher. I've encountered many of the "pop" names, with multiples in some classes. How many Cody's can there possibly be? (At least 3 in one class, btw). I've also had a student "Destiny" - and the name did fit her. I've also had two Hunters in the past two years, and they are really different from each other, but both all about "pushing the limits." Brayden - yep. Kaitlyn - yep. Mackenzie - yep.

 

I've been told that being a teacher makes naming your own kids really difficult. Especially if you have a name you love, but then along comes a student who trashes the name for you. Or a student that is so great, you don't want to use the name for fear of setting yourself up to expect kid will be just like them (subconsciously, of course).

 

Such a weird business, this naming of children!


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Heh. I considered Hunter (a family name) and Tristan for this baby. Have no issues with Michael, either (well, other than an obnoxious boy I used to know... but that's not the name's fault!).


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I hhhhhhaaaaaatttteee the name Aiden. Not really the same itself...but the over-use of it. I have never seen a named used MORE than Aiden. Lots of different spellings of it too...and it just gets really really confusing when everyone has the same kids name. I don't care for Jayden, Caden, etc either because it's pretty much the same name with a different beginning sound and they are also overused.

My own family has really overused Michael as well as Joseph.

I also don't care of Destiny, Chastity, Crystal, etc....I associate those with strippers or very trashy women (but that's from personal experience, I realize).

Neither of my kid's names have made any lists for popularity OR dislike: Dani and Oscar.
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I was surprised about Michael and Tristan being on the list. I mean, OK, maybe not someone's cup of tea, but most hated? Seems odd . . .

I did have to agree with a lot of other names, though. (with no disrespect meant to those on this board who have used those names). There are just so many " . .. den" names around + "fake" last names masquerading as first names, that it's tiring. I also really dislike made up spellings. Don't try to be unique with spelling your kid's name! It just makes life harder for your child!
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I don't hate any of those names in themselves, but I agree that most of them are overused or have negative connotations.

 

I can't work out what's wrong with Tristan. headscratch.gif As far as I can tell it's not massively overused, spelled weirdly or considered trashy. Does anyone else get it?


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Not on the list, but when I was pregnant with my first, DH and I decided it was our business, and ours only, what we would name him or her. So when relatives asked what baby names we had planned, to avoid opinions, I always said "Aldolf Vigfus, unless it is a boy."

 

And then I emailed a list like that one, with awful names, to my immediate family, saying these were our choices. Evil, I know. mischievous.gif Everyone got my sense of humor, except my sister, who was very upset by the mail and called me crying....

 

I highly recommend it, it stopped everyone from asking. And then they were so grateful when we named our son; though they probably would have been grateful with almost any name. No one even asked when I was pregnant the second time around. 

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I have on on the list.   Jackson.  aka Jack.    He was named after my grandfather and greatgrand father and great great grandmother (maiden name).   Hated or not we would have stilled used it.  I can think of many more unsuitable names that on than on that list.

OH well.


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I think it's worth pointing out that many on those list are also the most popular and therefore most loved names. winky.gif

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Neither of mine are on that list, but there a few there that I considered. 

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Yep, one. Kaden, though we spell it Kadin. Oh well. I still don't regret it. 

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I have a Jackson. It's a family name for us.

Huh, wouldn't have thought it could be one of the most hated!

I think of it as traditional not trendy.....strange.

 

 


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I've never understood "Nevaeh".  One, I think it's kind of trashy.  Two, spelling a word backwards kind of implies that it's the opposite, and why would you want to name your child the opposite of Heaven?

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Our 3rd childs name isn't on the list (Evelyn), but almost everyone we meet has no problem telling us it's a strange choice.

Now that she's here, most of the comments have stopped, but when I was pregnant it was bad.

Honestly, I dont' get how someone can be that rude!


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Our 3rd childs name isn't on the list (Evelyn), but almost everyone we meet has no problem telling us it's a strange choice.

Now that she's here, most of the comments have stopped, but when I was pregnant it was bad.

Honestly, I dont' get how someone can be that rude!



I have an Evelyn too.  :)  We didn't tell anyone our choice before she was born, except for the grandparents, and IIRC, they didn't really have anything negative to say about it, but they weren't gushing over it either.  We do get a lot of "That's a name you don't hear very often" but it definitely is becoming more popular (which I'm not thrilled about, but I understand, obviously!).  I think it's a lovely, classic name and we call her Evie, pronounced Eevie.

 

I don't get the rudeness either.  Both grandmothers said they didn't like our son's name while I was pregnant with him.  That was pretty harsh, but it didn't change our decision, and I still love his name and think it suits him perfectly!

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One gal in my family named her kids Jayden, Brayden and Cayden.  Her cousin named her son Dayden.  It annoys me.  It's too difficult at a family get together to address the child you need to speak to, because they all answer whenever they here the last part of their name. 


 

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I have a Michael. I can see how people would think its boring, it is honestly not my favorite whatsoever. My oldest two kids named him. They started talking about their brother Michael before I even knew I was pregnant. DD was 2 at the time and she would always ask for "My Michael" and it stuck. I really love how it came to be love.gif

 

 

We don't tell people what we are naming the baby or even what we are thinking about because it seems like people take it as a request to tell you every possible negative thing they can think of about the name! I really really hate when people ask me what we are naming our kids. I don't want to lie and say I don't know, but I also hate saying "we aren't telling" because it makes me think of this

 

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My sons name is on the list. So is my husbands.

 

Considering it was the #1 baby name for four years ...I cant imagine why its so hated. Overuse maybe?

 

 

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I've never understood "Nevaeh".  One, I think it's kind of trashy.  Two, spelling a word backwards kind of implies that it's the opposite, and why would you want to name your child the opposite of Heaven?


I agree, it is awful.
And the Mac thing for little girls drives me nutty. Mac means "son of".
The rhyming Ayden thing is way overdone too.
I agree with the list!
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Yeah, we had so many -den's in school that it made my head spin dizzy.gif I mean...could parents really not get a clue, when 50 other kids in the class had a -den/din/dan with wierd variations in spelling? The Mac- and Madison thing for girls also really bugged me because it was just trendy, and the names themselves aren't that lyrical sounding or nice. Every second girl I met was Madison/Mikayla (+variations) - it now seems so dated, like the Tiffany's and the Jennifer's and the Heather's of the 80's. May I also add Cody to the list? Calling a grown man Cody (this was a big 80s/90s name as well) just doesn't seem right...but I'm anal about names and do the Senator/News Anchor test...'Senator Cody X' just....no.

 

FWIW I like Neveah because it's almost unheard of where I live, so it's refreshing not to hear the above ^

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I agree with everything on that list except Gertrude and Bertha. Yes, they're not very attractive names. But the thing is, those are not names currently being used. They are considered ugly and old (the way Hazel and Mabel once were) and I don't know anyone who ever even considered them. Braden and Mackenzie, on the other hand, are unfortunately very much still with us.
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Im not going to critize a parents naming of thier child however like the PP I did the 'name test' as well.  DR XZY, ATTY XZY, MR XYZ,  I even looked at how the initials would seems tailored onto shirt sleeves etc.  My sons name can have 3 different names come out of it, the formal name, the short name and the playful name (I guess).  kinda like, michael, mike and mikey.  So when he grows up and get a career he can totally choose how he wants to be called.  He also has a long middle name that can again be formal or short and he could use that as well.

 

But sometimes those wierd wonky names are the ones that catch the job recruiters attention, the name that sticks with someone, etc.

 

If I have another child and that child is a girl, I will be picking a solid traditional name. (sadly I think my baby days are over unless mr right comes along in a hurry)


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I like some of those names.   (I like McKenna... I'd even pick that if I had to pick a name)  

 

"Bently", and "Bertha" I had to agree on those.

 

Some names are overdone, or sound too much alike.  

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