What kind of names do you prefer?

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What kind of names do you prefer?

Peaches2000 Peaches2000
I have a friend at work who thinks my children's names are really strange and she prefers more traditional names. She also hates when a person's name has a unique spelling. This brings me to the poll. With all the celebrity names that are out there right now (Apple, Blue, Maddox, etc) what are your thoughts about names? What are your favorite names? What names do you hate?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Classic Names, with Classic Spelling (Jacob, Emily)
mpfm , quackbuster , Kissy , BBW Talks Toys , Geogeo , Badass , Llahsram , humblepie , Calla , DustBunny , Sammi , humpday , powerandintent , T&A1987 , OhMy! , ellejay , ejrbrndps , G&L , DreamWolf , Rossie , Allison.Wilder , ghalik , little miss kinky , darthkitt3n , p0larb3ar , Lover of Leather , lexical , dv8 , GONE! , Allstars316
30
Classic Names, with Unique Spelling (Jakob, Emmalee)
Badass , Highmaintenancegirl916 , Kitka , Rossie
4
Trendy Names, with Classic Spelling (Riley, Mason)
ViVix , quackbuster , Kissy , BBW Talks Toys , SaraW0512 , humblepie , Sammi , powerandintent , OhMy! , ellejay , Rossie , ghalik , darthkitt3n , Lover of Leather , lexical , GONE!
16
Trendy Names, with Unique Spelling (Rylee, Maysen)
MissCandyland , Badass , Highmaintenancegirl916 , Kitka , *Camoprincess*
5
Unique, Original Names (Honor, Coco, Harlow)
MissCandyland , Badass , Llahsram , humblepie , Kitka , Owl , - Kira - , Peggi , Sammi , OhMy! , Allison.Wilder , ghalik , lexical , GONE!
14
I don't care about names
CoffeeCup , unfulfilled , Envy , Missmarc , Master DarkWolf , Zombirella , Bullfroggy and Rose , Do emu , Howells
9
Other
cryinglightning86 , js250 , *Camoprincess* , DreamWolf , Allison.Wilder , ghalik , Michele , Deeder
8
Total votes: 86 (52 voters)
Poll is closed
05/25/2012
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unfulfilled unfulfilled
My kids names are traditional as is my name and my husbands, but I honestly don't care what anyone names their kid as long as they are happy with it that's all that matters.
05/25/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches2000
I have a friend at work who thinks my children's names are really strange and she prefers more traditional names. She also hates when a person's name has a unique spelling. This brings me to the poll. With all the celebrity names that are out ...
Mine has a trendy name with classic spelling!
05/25/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
Don't really want kids anytime in the near future (if at all), but I love nature-based names. River, Rosemary, Basil, Ivy, Rose, things like that. Aside from that, I have a soft spot for the name Dulcinea - could call her "Dulce" for short.
05/25/2012
Kissy Kissy
I don't like names after object for the most part (apple?!) but that is about it.
05/25/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I'm with your friend--I hate names with 'unique' spelling. It's not unique, it's just annoying and your kid will probably dislike it too when everyone gets it wrong.

I dislike made up names as well. And anything that rhymes with hayden, jayden, aiden, peyton, layten, dayton....like, get over it already.
05/25/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
My family all has ordinary names but there are several unique names that I like. I don't care what others name their kids but they can't get mad when someone doesn't pronounce it correctly. There was a story on the news that a mom got in a fight with teacher over the pronunciation of her daughters name. Her name is "Le-ya", which you would think is similar to "Leah", the proper pronunciation is Le-dashia. LOL
05/25/2012
Badass Badass
When I have kids, I want to make sure they are the only person in their class with their name... but thats just me.
05/25/2012
Llahsram Llahsram
I like classic names, but my hypothetical kid wouldn't have one.
05/25/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
trendy and/or classic.
05/25/2012
humblepie humblepie
Having grown up with a unique name (it's a foreign name that was popular in its country several decades ago, and I've never met anyone else named the same as me), I can tell you that it's no fun. Most people who want to name their kids uniquely seem to have grown up with normal names themselves, and underestimate the amount of teasing their kid can face. It will set them apart, just keep in mind that can be negative aspects to it. I personally prefer classic names that aren't as common, like Charlotte.
05/25/2012
Kitka Kitka
I like most of the uniquely spelled names and some pretty original ones but classicly spelled classic names can be pretty cool too.
05/25/2012
Envy Envy
I don't care too much. If I like a name, I like a name, doesn't matter the spelling, origin, etc.
05/25/2012
Calla Calla
I prefer classic but uncommon names.
05/25/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches2000
I have a friend at work who thinks my children's names are really strange and she prefers more traditional names. She also hates when a person's name has a unique spelling. This brings me to the poll. With all the celebrity names that are out ...
I don't really care about names all that much.
05/25/2012
Annemarie Annemarie
I like old timey names, names that were popular in the 20s-40s. Names that your grandparents probably have. Unfortunately, it looks like those are becoming trendy now. Sigh...
05/25/2012
lisasharrer lisasharrer
Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches2000
I have a friend at work who thinks my children's names are really strange and she prefers more traditional names. She also hates when a person's name has a unique spelling. This brings me to the poll. With all the celebrity names that are out ...
i like the older name the ones u can say
05/25/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I like somewhat traditional names and I prefer things with more 'classic' spelling, but really it doesn't matter. I just personally wouldn't name a child something hard to pronounce or easily confused.
05/25/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
Quote:
Originally posted by Geogeo
I'm with your friend--I hate names with 'unique' spelling. It's not unique, it's just annoying and your kid will probably dislike it too when everyone gets it wrong.

I dislike made up names as well. And anything that rhymes ...
I wish I could like your second paragraph.
05/25/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
Quote:
Originally posted by humblepie
Having grown up with a unique name (it's a foreign name that was popular in its country several decades ago, and I've never met anyone else named the same as me), I can tell you that it's no fun. Most people who want to name their kids ...
yes, exactly!

While my name isn't uncommon, it is much more common with the opposite gender, so I have an idea of what that's like. I hear a lot of people who act like it's naming a pet, with ridiculous names based on a flight of fancy. I've asked what happens if the kid hates it and one response I've received is that "if they don't like it, they can change it."

One, it takes years before someone is old enough to legally change their name, during which the bulk of the teasing will occur. Two, after a lifetime of being associated with one name, it's not going to be easy to suddenly be associated with another, adding more trauma to their child's life.

I've always thought that the way a person names their child shows their empathy, humanity and intelligence.

also, here's a link of the worst baby names of 2011.

link
05/25/2012
G&L G&L
Classic names because I actually like them better.
05/25/2012
Rossie Rossie
Classic and unique spellings both work for me. My daughter's name is classic with a unique spelling, while my son's is classic with a classic spelling.
05/25/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I like most baby names. When I was naming my son I just wanted him to have a name that was easy to pronounce. My given name was so hard to pronounce that I ended up never using it. Classic is nice, trendy is fine, just make it something that people can say!
05/26/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I wasn't sure what to vote so I voted I don't care. But I have a boy name and a girl name picked out for when I have my first child. They are both a little unique and not overly common but not crazy weird.
05/26/2012
Michele Michele
Traditional and classic names for the most part. I've never understood naming your child with something that can haunt them for life.

Now, I have a classic name with a unique spelling. Just about everyone spells it wrong even when I put the correct spelling on paper for them.
05/27/2012
Lover of Leather Lover of Leather
I'm not into made up names, good for the ones that it works for, but just give me something my kid can spell and not get teased about.
05/28/2012
lexical lexical
I love names and my tastes are ALL over the place. I like everything from Caroline to Finch. I have a massive list of names for future pets and a separate one for future children. I'm a little obsessive about it. I just find names to be so interesting!
05/28/2012
GONE! GONE!
I like all of the above EXCEPT trendy names with unique spellings. Those drive me nuts!
06/26/2012
Deeder Deeder
I like classic names, but not overused ones. Thing like John, David, etc. are just too cliche if you ask me.
06/26/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Traditional for me.
06/26/2012
Total posts: 30
Unique posters: 29