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I have always loved the name Jezebel (however it's spelled <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), but I can't wrap my mind around naming a dd that. I also love Lucifer, but sometimes, I think I'd just be asking for it, you know?<br><br>
I have a friend who named her kid Damien and she's told me about all the stupid comments she's gotten as a result. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Maybe if a kid <i>demanded</i> one of those names, it'd be different.
 

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I love boys names like Christian, Gabriel, Julian, Lucien, etc, but I would never use them because they aren't "manly" enough for us. I like names to be obviously boy or girl.
 

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Of "real" names, I don't really have any never ever ever ones, I mean as long as the name's plausible and not something like "Veneral Disease" I could see occasions where I'd end up using the name.<br><br>
However, I do have a long list of "it'd take a *lot* to get me to use that name". They're basically okay names, they're just ones I'd avoid, Ashley tops that list.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/offtopic.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="offtopic"><br>
By the way, did you get a new computer? I've seen a lot more posts by you the last few days. Are your kids going through a play quitely and safely phase? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">By the way, did you get a new computer? I've seen a lot more posts by you the last few days. Are your kids going through a play quitely and safely phase? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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I'm skipping class today and my kids are not home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
I've been staying up too late at night and they've been watching movies from Netflix otherwise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Alexander (not that I don't like the name, it was on my "list" as a kid, but I've since found out that was my mom's stepfather's name and he's an evil, evil man). That's really the only name on my "not in a million years" list.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I mean as long as the name's plausible and not something like "Veneral Disease" I could see occasions where I'd end up using the name.<br>
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Really? That was our 2nd choice when dd was born! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
There are plenty of names that I just don't like, but as for the ones that I do like but still wouldn't use...?<br><br>
Phoebe - because of Friends<br>
Norman - because of Cheers<br><br>
I can't think of any others right now.
 

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My parents' names. Don't like either person (nor my father-in-law, who oddly has the same name as my own father), not gonna name my kids after them. I know you'd think it's kind of a given you're not going to name your child after someone you don't like, but I'm named after my maternal grandmother, whom my mother didn't like.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There are a few names that I love for little boys however they do not work at all with our last name.</div>
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Us too. There are a lot of names that sound ridiculously sing-songy with our last name.
 

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In all honesty, the "princessy" names kids my age had in the 80s...Brittany, Ashley, Tiffany, Heather, Lisa, Brooke...<br><br>
I feel bad that I so strongly dislike these names, as there are sweet children out there with them.
 

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anything from the lists at notwithoutmyhandbag.com <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I also have some pretty strict rules wrt names. no nouns. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: no weird spellings (Y where there should be I, apostrophes, etc.).<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: nothing that will make a word with initials. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Adolf <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I won't use anything that starts with a B because our last name starts with an M, and I don't want my kids' initials to be BM!
 

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My best friend's little boy is Damien, too, although he goes by his middle name, Sage. I think Damien/Damian is adorable. I was kind of disappointed when she used it, because I would have considered it for a son of my own.<br><br>
I wouldn't use anything super-trendy like Mackenzie, Makayla, Madison, etc. (I did name my DS1 something trendy when I was 18, and now I regret it.) I wouldn't use the first and middle initials B.A. or R.A. because our last name starts with a T. I can't use anything ending in -er, -or, or -ar, because our last name ends in -or, and it just sounds silly.
 

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I always felt like it would have been really nice to use a form of "Ronald" in DS's name, as FIL is Ronald and DH's very best friend is Ronnie but I just couldn't do it! Sorry to all the Ron's out there!<br><br>
The other thing I can't stand for some reason is girls' names that have a "ye" at the end. Like Tommye or...I can't think of another right now but I know they're out there!
 

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Now see, if a man named that saved me from a burning building I could totally see naming a son that. Hitler, on the other hand, is on my list of not "real" names (along with Stalin, Mao, Castro... and Smith--Smith obviously being somewhat different from the first 4 mentioned.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also have some pretty strict rules with names. no nouns. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: no weird spellings (Y where there should be I, apostrophes, etc.).<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: nothing that will make a word with initials. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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These are my dh's rules too!<br><br>
I really like old biblical names and my dh does not like them, Ezekhial and Jedadaih (sp? on both) are some of my favorites
 

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There was someone in Sweden fighting to name their kid Metallica. I would avoid anything that was nick namy Jimmy, Timmy etc. I have an aquaintance is named Timmy John. My mom wanted to name me Katie. Not Katherine but Katie. I would not be happy with that.
 
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