Datalounge: What are acceptable names for children?
If you were going to have a boy and a girl, what would you seriously name them?
Because it seems we love to flack the breeders for what they name their kids, probably because we will never have them ourselves.
Boys: Rod, Lance, Wiily, Richard
Girls: Joan, Judy, Cher, Gaga
BOY: Tom, Dick, Harry
GIRL: Cheryl, Susanne, Amy
Boy: Rock, Tom, George, Leo, Kevin.
Boys: Blaze, Wheeler, and Captain
Girls: Sarafina, Meadow Storm, and LaFrattianne
If I ever become a dad, I would like to name my kids one of the following...
Henry James (grandad's middle name + dad's first name)
I already have all the names picked out. If it's a girl, Bookcase... or Sandstorm... or maybe Hat, but that's more of a boy's name.
Brooks for a boy, if it goes with the last name.
OP...I think this thread would have been more entertaining if you asked for unacceptable names. I mean look at the responses. Tom, Kevin etc. Boring! Good idea though.
AnnE, or AnnE.
Boys: Gryphon, Topher or Mann.
Girls: Endora or Catchen.
Boys: Rush, George W, Adolph
Girls: Gia, Milania, Audrianna, Condoleeza
Girls: Jennifer, Anne and Neely
Boys: Tony, Lyon and Mel
[quote]Because it seems we love to flack the breeders for what they name their kids, probably because we will never have them ourselves.
Are you a time traveler from the 70's?
Most of the long-term gay couples I know either have kids already or have seriously considered it.
Girls: Bea, Estelle, Betty, Rue
Boys: Bo, Estes, Bobby, Rowe
Obviously, for a boy, Mussy.
I think we'll call the girl.... Sebastian.
In another thread, I was fellow whose female family members have no middle names. My grandfather opined that naming all of your kids with same initial (Bobby, Betty, Barbara and little Boris) wasn't acceptable.
Martha and Peter
R29 -- does Peapack have a twin called Gladstone?
Earnest if it's a boy, and Borgnine if it's a girl.
Here's a webpage where you may find plenty of ideas:
I never understand why people get SO caught up in naming their children.
If there's someone you want to name them after, that's great.
If there's something "different" than you already had in mind before they were born, go for it.
But, for those who are starting with a blank slate and who agonize over the decision, it's so fucking stupid.
Especially the ones who think that their child will indeed be different and unique if their name is different in unique. It doesn't work that way. I know plenty of incredible, interesting, unique people with plain names, and plenty of predictable, unimaginative and boring people with "different" names.
I prefer the simple classics of Thing 1, Thing 2, and so on.
If your first 2 are a boy and girl, name them Dick and Pussy.
Names that don't sound pretentious and obnoxious. It's also preferable not to give a child a first name that sounds like a last name. And unless you hate children, don't give the child a name that becomes a stigma.
Certainly not the name Madison.
Horrid name. Overused to an extreme and very pretentious.
I'm not real keen on guys spelling Jeremy as "Jerame" instead. I suppose "Cateline" is supposed to be pronounced as "Cathleen" though it just looks illiterate to me.
No, R43, that would be Catelynn or Caitlyn, not Cathleen.
I dislike the name Catelyn/Caitlyn - it is on equal dreck as the name Madison.
I dislike the garbled spelling of names to make them seem more lofty and downright pretentious. Mykaela?
R44 -- I feel that way about Ashley/Ashleigh.
As a parent naming an infant, if you can't figure out how to sprinkle a few extraneous apostrophes in there, you ain't shit.
Certainly not the name Madison. Horrid name.
What kind of freak would arbitrarily pick out a name like Madison and spew such venom at it? What is the root of the seething resentment? What is the REASON for it?
Of course the same freak who feels that way would wet itself in a hissyfit if someone criticized the name LaQueeesha.
r48, I'd love to hear an objective psychiatrist explain the root of r42's issues, but for now, your term "freak" pretty much covers it. For some reason, DL attracts those types.
Caitlin is pronounced KAT-leen.
Ciaran, you'll love what two Irish friends of mine just named their baby: Aisling, pronounced ash-LEEN.
[quote]No, R43, that would be Catelynn or Caitlyn, not Cathleen.
Let's just spell it out: ANY intentional misspelling of a classic name is pure white trash. Kathleen, Brittany, Jeremy, Jackson, etc. (I will not deign to spell out such misspellings, except to note that they're rampant.)
Anne is a perfectly fine name, regardless of what our resident Anne Hathaway haters dislike. Madison is not the "horrific" name some of our resident queens seem to think, and certainly NOT in the same league as intentionally misspelled classic names. Madison seems fine to me; Madyson or Madisson ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT.
I know a girl named Dan'Yale.
I'll have you know it's a deeply personal heartfelt tribute to my birth and heritage.
I love that name, R56. It is very popular in Ireland.
I made a mistake. Caitlin is kat-LEEN. I say it every day, but I can't spell it.
My half-sister's kids (4 at last count) all have names ending in 'lyn', even the boy (Kirklyn), and includes the ubiquitous Caitlyn.
You can take the girl out of the trailer park...
Just kidding. She's still in the trailer park. That said:
Girl: "Subpoena" or maybe "YouThinAsia"
Mallow works for either gender.
Every other drippy insipid middle class white housewife frau names their daughter Madison.
And every other upwardly mobile vacuous materialistic couple names their daughter Madison.
It is vastly overused and ubiquitous.
Caitlyn and all its many spellings is vastly overused these days too and sickening.
r60, Sophia and Emma are the two most common baby names for girls in the US in 2012/2013. In other words, the most "vastly overused and ubiquitous."
Yet, you are not having your hissyfit about those names. You arbitrarily pick one out and trash it.
Of course what's really animating you is not the name at all, it's your ideology and irrational resentments. Otherwise your post wouldn't be full of words like "middle class" and "white" and "houswife frau"
And of those, it's "white" that most gets your pussy in a lather, isn't it?
I kinda like 666.
r61 is a truly beautiful post.
Damon, Raul, Jonas, Nicolas, Fionn
R48, R61, stop insisting that I am black because I cannot stand the name Madison.
I am white.
And I strongly dislike obviously American black names such as LaQueesha and all other black names.
I'm sorry your daughter, niece, sister, or friend's baby is named Madison.
Madison is pretty awful and it's like Robin, you don't know what gender the kid is.
OTOH, at least hooker names have passed for girls (Brandy, Tiffany, etc.), although perhaps not for boys (Jayden, Kayden, Trenton)
I've never heard of a boy named Madison.
For a boy:
For a girl:
As someone stuck with a dreadful name:
--a name with no more than two syllables, ideally that can be shortened to a one syllable nickname
--a name with only one common spelling so they don't have to go through life "it's Kathryn with a K and a Y"
--similarly, no "alternate" spellings: "actually, it's T-Y-P-H-A-K-N-E-E"
--a name that isn't gender neutral, so that when people see the name in print they know whether the child is a boy or a girl
--a name with no strong ethnic association, especially a negative one
--a name that doesn't give your child awful initials
--a name that isn't going to cause mockery should your child have a lisp
--a name that isn't easily mocked with an easy-to-think of rhyme or letter substitution
--a name that isn't strongly associated with a faddish celebrity: Oprah, Cher
--a name that isn't also a last name
--a name that isn't a tourist destination, medication, or household object/product
--a name that goes well with the last name, looks good in print and isn't too long
Unless the child is really willful, the name will follow them for life. Sure, they can change it when they're 18, but by that time the real damage has been done: when they're young and have no power to change it...children can be so mean. Don't get hung up on naming them after some oddly named family member or someone with an old-fashioned sounding name. Don't make your child an outsider; let them make themselves that if that turns out to be their personality.
Unique if it's a boy, Euphonious if it's a girl.
Algernon for a boy. Prunella for a girl.
R28, Sebastian was the third most popular names for girls in Pawnee for a while in the early 1990s. Nothing like a child being named after a very famous mini horse.
Not that it would ever happen, but I'd give them my maternal grandparents names before they changed them--my grandfather was Sebastiano and my grandmother was Hilda.
Jesus H. CHRIST!
Marie - as pronounced on the South Side "Mur-EE"
Boy: Dick or Johnson
Girl: Mulva or Mabia
[quote]I am white.
No one assumed you weren't. You're exactly the type who would blather on with the anti Madison thing. Prissy. You probably even moved to New York.
Oh, that's already taken
Boy- Chef of the Future
I have a neighbor (adult) whose name is pronounced "KATTlynn." not "Katelynn" or Kat-keen," but Cattlynn, with a short A.
[quote] Boy- Chef of the Future
The traditional spelling of this is "Sheffahduh Fyoocha."."
The twin's name is Roxiticus, R32.
Otis & Hortense are currently popular in trendy circles.