caseydilla

Name

Casey

About Me

I've been reading the BNW blog, I think since it launched. I bought the first edition of BNW back in 2005, and often send new copies to friends I know are expecting. I appreciate the data analysis behind it and find the whole field fascinating.

My Favorite Names
My Recent Blog Comments
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November 14, 2017 03:22 PM

Probably not the NOTY, but I would like your thoughts on "Ivanka." It's a matrilineal "junior", a diminuative/nick name, and personal name she's turned inot a brand/tried to trademark, three phenomena you've written about in 2017. Plus, I don't think people realize it's not her given name.

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December 16, 2016 03:16 PM

Love it

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November 22, 2016 04:55 PM

I nominate Brock. I wish I had a more positive name choice, but it hasn't been that kind of year. With the Stanford rape case and Brock Turner, no name changed in connotation more dramatically in 2016. You can see the lively discussion in commnets of the "Autum-Inspired Names for Boys." Brock is probably inextricably connected to the image of white male priveledge and rape.

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September 22, 2016 08:50 AM

This site has always been an excellent resource for a modern cultural context of a name. There are plenty of sites that give the historical meaning, but I come here to find how a name will be received today. Please don't ruin that with these poorly researched lists. i understand why you create these themed lists to draw traffic to the site. You owe it to the site to put effort into them. There was a reason only 6 boys were named Birch last year, as this site's Namepedia points out, it is one substituted letter away from a derogatory slur against women. Brock means "rapist" in a modern cultural context. Please be responsible or you will lose your audience.

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September 20, 2016 04:37 PM

yes. what dorit said. It's irresponsible for you to suggest the name Brock. The name is now inextricably linked to rape.

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September 10, 2016 08:59 PM

Are you sure you don't want to give her Winter as a first name? I think it's a lovely name. 

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August 21, 2016 11:22 PM

I love how Casey is staying strong and unisex. when I was born all the children in our community were given unisex names. Mine is the only one that's held up. 

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August 12, 2016 10:26 AM

I was going to say the same thing about names inspired by women scientiest. I know Ada (as in Ada Lovelace) is on the rise. Curie (as in Marie Curie) possibly?

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August 3, 2016 02:44 PM

never mind. I see you have chosen a name. excellent choice.

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August 3, 2016 02:43 PM

My grandmother's name was Charlotte, and it actually has a bunch of nick names. All the names below are listed on this site.

Carrie
Carol
Carlotte
Carlotta
Cat
Cattie
Charl
Charlie
Coco
Carly/Carlie/Carlee
Cha-Cha
Char
Charby (Shar-bee)
Charchi
Charley/Charlie
Charley (Shar-lee)
Chaz
Chez
Cherry
Kitty-Cat
Lola
Lott/Lotte
Lotta
Lottie/Lotte
Shar-Shar
Tottie

11

I'd shy away from Hayden Christopher as it's too close to reviled Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen.

12
January 14, 2016 07:12 PM

Also Rex and Regina

13
January 14, 2016 02:55 PM

I think Khaleesi belongs on that list as well

14
August 11, 2015 06:39 PM

I think you should point out that the name Atlas has become a political statement indicating an adhearance to the objectivist ideas of Ayn Rand.

15

Bodhi is also the name of the bank-robber surfer played by Patrick Swayze in POINT BREAK.

16
February 20, 2015 03:55 PM

Oh, and I agree with nedibes that Errol Flynn is a horrible, or at least questionable, namesake

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February 20, 2015 03:54 PM

You have Gable, but what about Rhett? Personally, I think Rhett has a lot more charm. 

And you have Flynn, but what about Errol? And Orson carries a lot of weight. 

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October 20, 2014 03:49 PM

Benedict springs to mind

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October 2, 2014 06:43 PM

My name is Casey, a relatively unpopular name. YET I attended a very small grammar school, and in the 15 other girls in my class, there was another Casey (The class also had three Jessicas). The other Casey and I became best friends. I agree, it's not traumatizing to be referred to by your name and a last initial. 

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September 22, 2014 03:27 PM

I love it. Zephyr has been cited more than once as a creative choice by Laura in the babynamewizard blog.