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September 24, 2013 05:07 PM

If i met you, I would try not to say, "Oh, like the bread" (Kaiser Rolls - the first thing that came to my mind - sounds almost the same) because i figured you would have heard that enough in your own life. But i am not sure about what the name would mean to Kazakhstanians. If I met someone with that name, I would not think anything of it, except that it was of some unknown origin to me, so I might ask you where you were from. I am an American.

July 10, 2013 03:34 PM
In Response to Changing My Name

What ever you pick make it a name that people can pronounce easily.  Spelling is also important but not as much as pronunciation. I would go with a standard spelling or you will be always having to spell it for people. take it from someone who has a sucky name.  I like Morgan, Margaux, Marissa out of that list you have. I would not use your email as the biggest weight in picking a new name.

June 20, 2013 06:14 PM

Give her a new name. a normal name. I have a name just like you describe. It is the bain of my existence. I hate my name. I am changing my name. It is a pain in the rear end to always have to explain your name to people. Research shows that people with names like this, have a harder time in the world.


February 7, 2013 09:55 PM

It is hard to pronouce and spell.  everytime I introduce myself people look at me funny or ask a bunch of questions.  It makes meeting people hard.  It is a curse.  Some people even think I am from a different country.

January 31, 2013 11:04 AM
In Response to Rabbit name?


January 31, 2013 09:23 AM
In Response to Name Change


Did you decide on a name?

January 31, 2013 09:22 AM
In Response to Name Change

Hi. I never heard the name Elke before. What country do you live in? What are your criteria for picking a name?  My name is unique, difficult to prounouce and spell.  It has been a pain all my life.  I am picking a more common name that is easy to spell and pronounce and that sounds fine to my ear and wont raise a bunch of questions when I introduce myself.

January 30, 2013 07:58 PM
In Response to Name for 4th boy

I think it fits great. In addition if not more importantly, you seem to like it the most and it is a good name.  I have two books, the baby name wizard and the 5 star baby name adviser and they both have great things to say about the name.

 I am a recovering people pleaser allowing people to control me by allowing them to make my decisions for me.  ruined my life thus far and build resentment.  I read "The assertivness workbook" and and "your perfect right" and learned that I have a right to do certain things.  I can't control other people and they can't control me. They make their decisions, and I do not allow them to make my decisions for me anymore. I am slowly learning and finding a balance of being assertive and learning when to compromise as there are consequences to being "too" assertive. haha.

No information you presented would indicate you are doing something that would hurt your family - you may give them a reality check that they do not get their way with you, but I do not see that they have right to influence this decision.  Now, if some guy named Bennett did something really bad to your family, or you were going to name him Flower Peaches Pack, then their objections would be more valid. They do not have a right to control your decision on what you name your baby.

January 30, 2013 07:39 PM
In Response to Name for 4th boy

It could be OCD, but it is probably you being POETIC. Your are being artistic with the n's.


thanks for your replies it is very interesting to here these perspectives.

January 30, 2013 09:07 AM
In Response to Name for 4th boy

I like Bennett much better than Emmett for the reason you mentioned.  I typically prefer names that are distinctly feminie or masculine.  And Bennett is actually a fine name.  It is solid, crisp, and sounds smart and means "little blessed one."

It is very considerate of you to not want to cause contention.  I guess some things to ask yourself is how will you feel if everytime you hear the name Benjamin?  Will it remind you of Bennett, the name you did not give your son because you were worried about pleasing others or having the "better" of the "Ben" names.  She may think Benjamin is the better of the Ben names.  If they both pick up the nickname Ben along the way, then so be it. In fact, your family might be more likely to call him Bennett instead of Ben because Benjamin is more likely to be called Ben because his name is three syllables and Benjamin when he is bad.  So within your family he may never get the nickname which you do not like nicknames anyway.  Focus on how it brings you closer rather than cause contention. If it were the same name, then considering another name would make more sense?  Just a thought.

January 29, 2013 09:12 PM

Nice names.  Least favorites or Alice and Eoin.  If you live in Ireland then Eoin if fine.  If you live in the U.S. spell it Owen, or he will be constantly spelling it for people and will be hasseled for life.  You said you were from Ireland, but I do not know if you live there or not.  

January 29, 2013 08:56 PM
In Response to Name for 4th boy

Names with an N that don't end in N.

Bennett - they might both be called Ben. Something to think about.

 Angel, Ansel, Anthony, Bernard, Blaine, Brant, Brent, Bond, Chance, Chandler, Clint, Conrad, Constantine (3 n's), Cornelius, Daniel, Dante, Dennis, Dominic, Donald, Grant, Jonah, Kenley, Nick, Nigel, Niles, Noel, Neal, Nimrod, Neo, Monty, Quincy, Ranger, Randolph, Raymond, Reynold, Rodney, Roland, Ronald, Shane, Santos, Spencer, Spence, Tanner,  Tony, Trent,  Vance, Vincent, Zane, Zeno