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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.

by Anonymousreply 8705/29/2013

Boys: Rod, Lance, Wiily, Richard

Girls: Joan, Judy, Cher, Gaga

by Anonymousreply 105/26/2013

Boy: Gadzooks

Girl: Eureka

by Anonymousreply 305/26/2013

Boy: Rock, Tom, George, Leo, Kevin.

Girl: Mary!

by Anonymousreply 405/26/2013

Boys: Blaze, Wheeler, and Captain

Girls: Sarafina, Meadow Storm, and LaFrattianne

by Anonymousreply 505/26/2013

R3: Jughead

If I ever become a dad, I would like to name my kids one of the following...

Boys:

Milo

Henry James (grandad's middle name + dad's first name)

Ottmar

Girls:

Catherine

Ingrid

Thérèse

by Anonymousreply 605/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 705/26/2013

Brooks for a boy, if it goes with the last name.

by Anonymousreply 805/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 905/26/2013

Moon Unit.

by Anonymousreply 1105/26/2013

Boys: Gryphon, Topher or Mann.

Girls: Endora or Catchen.

by Anonymousreply 1205/26/2013

Boys: Rush, George W, Adolph Girls: Gia, Milania, Audrianna, Condoleeza

by Anonymousreply 1305/26/2013

Girls: Jennifer, Anne and Neely

Boys: Tony, Lyon and Mel

by Anonymousreply 1405/26/2013

Boy: Stacy

Girl: Tricia

by Anonymousreply 1505/26/2013

Girls:

Kaelynne, Madysin, Kayleigh, Kaeitlyn, Maddisin, Maxwell, Addison, Adysin, Addison

Boys:

Jayden, Jaiden, Jaedin, Jaiedin, Jaeden, Jaiedyn, Brayden, Kaiden, Aiden,

by Anonymousreply 1605/26/2013

Check out P. 2 of the link for names like politician L. Flake Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 1705/26/2013

I'll have a child with R3. I like those choices.

by Anonymousreply 1905/26/2013

R18 Shirley Q Liquor is that you?

by Anonymousreply 2005/26/2013

Bedman (boy)

Countessa (girl)

by Anonymousreply 2105/26/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2205/26/2013

SanDeE*

by Anonymousreply 2305/26/2013

Boys: Danger, Flaco, Weisenheimer, Galaxy

Girls: Chacha, Sacagawea, Uvula, Mulva

by Anonymousreply 2405/26/2013

A girl: Durga, after Durga McBroom or Elaine after Elaine Paige.

by Anonymousreply 2505/26/2013

Girls: Bea, Estelle, Betty, Rue Boys: Bo, Estes, Bobby, Rowe

by Anonymousreply 2705/26/2013

Obviously, for a boy, Mussy.

I think we'll call the girl.... Sebastian.

by Anonymousreply 2805/26/2013

Peapack

Jenny Jump

by Anonymousreply 2905/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3005/26/2013

Martha and Peter

by Anonymousreply 3105/26/2013

R29 -- does Peapack have a twin called Gladstone?

by Anonymousreply 3205/26/2013

Earnest if it's a boy, and Borgnine if it's a girl.

by Anonymousreply 3305/26/2013

Here's a webpage where you may find plenty of ideas:

by Anonymousreply 3405/26/2013

Girl: Chaka

Boy: Twiki

by Anonymousreply 3505/26/2013

Girl: Bea Silent

by Anonymousreply 3605/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3705/26/2013

I prefer the simple classics of Thing 1, Thing 2, and so on.

by Anonymousreply 3805/26/2013

If your first 2 are a boy and girl, name them Dick and Pussy.

by Anonymousreply 3905/26/2013

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by Anonymousreply 4005/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4105/26/2013

Certainly not the name Madison.

Horrid name. Overused to an extreme and very pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 4205/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4305/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4405/26/2013

I dislike the garbled spelling of names to make them seem more lofty and downright pretentious. Mykaela?

by Anonymousreply 4505/26/2013

R44 -- I feel that way about Ashley/Ashleigh.

by Anonymousreply 4605/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4705/26/2013

Jack

by Anonymousreply 4905/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5005/26/2013

Guzo

by Anonymousreply 5105/26/2013

Caitlin is pronounced KAT-leen.

by Anonymousreply 5205/26/2013

Ciaran, you'll love what two Irish friends of mine just named their baby: Aisling, pronounced ash-LEEN.

by Anonymousreply 5305/26/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5405/26/2013

I know a girl named Dan'Yale.

by Anonymousreply 5505/26/2013

I'll have you know it's a deeply personal heartfelt tribute to my birth and heritage.

by Anonymousreply 5605/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5705/26/2013

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:

Boy: "Boy"

Girl: "Subpoena" or maybe "YouThinAsia"

by Anonymousreply 5805/26/2013

Mallow works for either gender.

by Anonymousreply 5905/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6005/26/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 6105/26/2013

I kinda like 666.

by Anonymousreply 6205/26/2013

r61 is a truly beautiful post.

by Anonymousreply 6305/26/2013

Damon, Raul, Jonas, Nicolas, Fionn

by Anonymousreply 6405/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6505/26/2013

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)

by Anonymousreply 6605/26/2013

I've never heard of a boy named Madison.

by Anonymousreply 6705/26/2013

For a boy:

Cha'funkie Dofunnie

For a girl:

Iduma Bess

by Anonymousreply 6805/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6905/27/2013

Unique if it's a boy, Euphonious if it's a girl.

by Anonymousreply 7005/27/2013

Algernon for a boy. Prunella for a girl.

by Anonymousreply 7105/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7205/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7305/27/2013

Colby

by Anonymousreply 7405/27/2013

Pyewacket

Jesus H. CHRIST!

Marie - as pronounced on the South Side "Mur-EE"

by Anonymousreply 7505/27/2013

Boy: Dick or Johnson

Girl: Mulva or Mabia

by Anonymousreply 7605/27/2013

Quintana Roo

by Anonymousreply 7705/27/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7805/27/2013

Beau Breedlove

Oh, that's already taken

by Anonymousreply 7905/27/2013

Girl-Madame Sousatzka

Boy- Chef of the Future

by Anonymousreply 8005/27/2013

I have a neighbor (adult) whose name is pronounced "KATTlynn." not "Katelynn" or Kat-keen," but Cattlynn, with a short A.

by Anonymousreply 8105/27/2013

[quote] Boy- Chef of the Future

The traditional spelling of this is "Sheffahduh Fyoocha."."

by Anonymousreply 8205/27/2013

The twin's name is Roxiticus, R32.

by Anonymousreply 8305/27/2013

Otis & Hortense are currently popular in trendy circles.

by Anonymousreply 8405/27/2013

larva, fits any gender

by Anonymousreply 8505/27/2013

Boy: Storm, Zephyr, Captain, Zoltan, Indigo, Anrelio

by Anonymousreply 8605/28/2013

Boy: Nortius Maximus or Biggus Dickus

by Anonymousreply 8705/29/2013
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