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  •  What's in a Name? (0+ / 0-)

    Modern invented names are dumb, and the trendy moment of naming will give way to time, revealing the dumbness.  My son-in-law's neices are Madison and Montana, cute enough names.  I call them Waukesha and Idaho to make a point.  The invented names with invented spellings are even more dumber (yes, I know): Kheshonn or Jermichaell and the like strike the ear with a foreignness that demeans the holder, so I believe. That which we call a rose by any other name would be just plain dumb.  Rant over.

    •  Of course, unique names (2+ / 0-)
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      can make it a lot easier on teachers -- my oldest niece has been faced with classrooms filled with Justins and Jessicas way too many times, needing to find a way to distinguish between students when distributing praise or discipline. I think that entered into her mind when naming her daughters -- Summer and Riley. My other niece named my first great-nephew Brayden -- now that's a name you hopefully don't hear every day.

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      by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:32:13 PM PST

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      •  I remember when every young woman (0+ / 0-)

        seemed to be named either Brooke or Nicole.  Then Britney (various spellings) was everywhere for awhile.  Now Bella, an old, old, old name, is resurgent thanks to the "Twilight" craze.
        Eventually the trendy names all fade.

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        by jazzmaniac on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:08:51 PM PST

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    •  I have a five-year-old first cousin (0+ / 0-)

      named "Rylee".  As my father remarked, "the poor little bitch will have to spell that out for everyone for the rest of her life."

      •  My spouse is Mark (1+ / 0-)
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        and I still have to spell it out, since there are many "Marc"s with a C instead of a K.

        And I still get the "how do you spell that" when I say Roberta -- I simply go "It's Robert with an A at the end" and they usually get it right. (My nickname as a child was Bobbie, but invariably it gets spelled with a Y which is the boy's variant so I dropped it in my 20s finally.)

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:56:11 PM PST

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    •  Aren't ALL names invented? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:19:36 PM PST

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    •  all names were invented (0+ / 0-)

      at some time-- maybe 1,000s of years ago, but at one point, someone was probably grumbling about that dang new-fangled "Mary" name.

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