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It's true that Mavis and Sybil 'ave ways that are winning
And Prudence and Gwendolyn set your 'eart spinning
Phoebe's delightful, Maude is disarming
Janice, Felicia, Lydia - charming
Cynthia's dashing, Vivian's sweet
Stephanie's smashing, Priscilla a treat
Veronica, Millicent, Agnes, and Jane
Convival company, time and again
Drocas and Phyllis and Glynis are sorts
I'll agree are three jolly good sports
But cream of the crop, tip of the top
It's Mary Poppins, and there we stop!
Not sure the "Lola" info is accurate...
This is hilarious.
Actually, it is "little Timothy", and don't you dare shorten it!
So at some point I guess it has to switch to Aidan Doe and Sophia Q Public?
I do love Tilda as the nn. We woulda probably gone Tildy or more likely Millie, which would be a nod to my grammum too. Kinda sad that we're done having girls!
My wife LOVES Matilda!
Also, I'd love to go to a potluck where FIVE people are responsible for bringing red wine! How many for white? Five more? Sign me up!
It all depends on whether we're looking for "name of the year" or "name of the year in America".
I'm with you, hungariannamegeek. ALMOST named my kid "Heee-Haww", but really glad I changed his name at the last second. I'm sure he'll be the only "Baaaa" in his class, tho!!
Thanks for the chukles, "otherhungarian"! I'm guessing you're also a teacher-friendly, standard-name fan?
Funny. With each pregnancy, "Guinnevere" has come up as a potential name. It started as a joke, but by the 4th kid, it was a REAL contender in a serious way. At first i though it sounded "too big", but the more we said it, the more we liked it. A beautiful name, and "Guin" or "Gwen" as a NN works. Also, it is a variation on "Jennifer", which would be her mums name. Plus the beautiful CSN song. And by the 4th kid, a big name will help with the building-a-strong-identity-and-not-getting-lost thing. Plus it is kinda tough. Settled on something else, but came damn close...
Still, your next post about the State-by-state top names makes it pretty difficult to ignore how popular a name really looks. I mean, if thats really important to you... I don't think popularity needs to be your number one deterrent for picking a name. I mean, if you like it, enjoy! As you've pointed out before, that way you'll always find that personalized keychain.
Well, the girls list supports what my lady and i say all the time when the kids meet a little girl at the park: "Do you think that's a Sophia, Emma, or Olivia?" Could be a drinking game, if i wanted to drink at the playground, which feels a little creepy. And I guess the reign of the "rhymes with Aidan" names truly is over, and Jayden has won. Kind of surprised to see so many "William"s. I'll bet almost none of them will dare be called "Bill"!
OK, lets have a go...
Shell 1: West ST Paul Jack Dancer
(long version: West St Paul Jack Daniel Chihuahua cross Dancer)
Shell 2: Black-Lipped Educator
And, for good measure:
Soap Name: Alexander Beechwood
Porno Name (because "porno" is waay dirtier-sounding than just "porn"): Mitzi Pendennis
Wow, really interesting article/post. You can't make this stuff up, folks. As for the pole-dancing, I'm not sure which set of names would best fit there. It kind of seems like anything goes nowadays, but that is an interesting suggestion and one that my wife and i talk about. Setting up a kid for certain career choices by picking a name, or spelling of a name. How many future CEOs are going to be named Tyfphanni, for example... There seems to be a clearer view of "dancer" names from my generation (the age of jennifer), or at least most people i know would probably agree. And at the risk of offending people I'll let them make up their minds as to whether Allison, Melissa, or Candi would be the most likely to "work late". But I wonder about now, or the future?
Right. Got it. Thanks. Back to work...
This might be my favourite of your posts so far.
Sad that they had to apply for copyrights just in case, but sadder that they were RIGHT! The things people will do for a quick buck or their 15 minutes, maybe more so.
The fear of other people making a buck off of your own kid or their name of all things, is for most people somewhere between annoying and violating. Yet people still post a scary amount of info about themselves and kids on Social Media sites without a blink. Sure, they'll tell you about how they have their "privacy settings" set high, but that doesn't stop the site itself from taking that super-cute photo of your kid at the beach and selling it to Coppertone or something. If you had sent it to them yourselves, that might start up a nice school fund for kiddo.
In short, I am fully on board with this year's choice. It really reflects the age we are in.
I wonder if this is going to start a rash of people thinking that their "Uber-Unique" kiddo's name is worth an application...
Note to self: copyright the name "Uber-Unique"
Yeah, I gotta go with Mitt. I mean, there are binders full of reasons why it works. We certainly heard enough of it this year. And hopefully that's it.