|:) on Jun 12, 2012 @ 07:55 pm|
I think they feel pressured to pick some "unique" name for their kid for the sole reason of at attention. What keeps people talking more then some crazy or original baby name? If they didnt do it we wouldnt be talking about it now right? I personaly love unique names but I would never in a billion years name my kid Mango or Comforter or whatever other crazy stuff people come up with. To each their own but I think they need to think of their child once they go to school. Kids can be mean, you really think they wont get teased for being names after a fruit or a colour/plant?
|Agree on Jun 12, 2012 @ 09:06 pm|
I like the name Blue ivy, my girls are both named after flowers, Daisy Lynn and the other one ppl tease me about but I think it's awesome and that's all that matters, Violet Storm. :-)
|not just celebs... on Jun 15, 2012 @ 10:40 am|
I don't think it's just celebrities that name their children far out names. I just think we are more aware of it because of the media. I remember reading an article a while back of a woman who named her daughter Placenta. She was in her first ultrasound and the doctor had made a comment about the placement of the baby and the placement of the placenta blah, blah and the girl liked hearing that word so much it's what she named her kid! She said it sounded exotic and she wouldn't have to worry about other kids being called the same name!
I get where she's coming from, I didn't wanna name my kids something to common, but even I had my limits.
|What really matters on Jun 15, 2012 @ 11:28 am|
For me it was simple. We would only consider either family names (i.e. naming our kids after a relative), names representing personal significance (like Blue Ivy, though I don't care for the name per se but I do appreciate the sentiment), and "regular" names. We have relatives in several corners of the world and it was important to me to ensure that my kids' names translated well (i.e. didn't mean "dog feces" in another language).
But all of these things considered, it was equally important to me that my children have names that they could be proud of. Being teased in the schoolyard is nothing to scoff at and while I'm all for originality, cooler heads must prevail. If you give your child a stupid name just for the sake of being original, then that's selfish. "Placenta" definitely qualifies. There are so many names out there that are "normal" to choose from.
These days, people are finding originality in spelling names differently - but I think this is tricky too, as sometimes the spellings are so unique that someone reading the name might not be sure of the pronunciation. This is also something that kids will be teased about! Androgynous names are also tricky.
In the end, parents, think about what's best for your child. Are "normal" names REALLY all that bad? If it's important to you to give your child a unique name, then for goodness sake spell it in a pronounceable way and keep it simple. Just my two cents :)
p.s. @Dawnmackie, I think Violet and Daisy are beautiful names! Your friends are just crazy.
|Baby Name on Jun 18, 2012 @ 11:07 pm|
I like Aquaria it is different
|Whats their in Name? on Jun 19, 2012 @ 02:33 am|
Because, they wanna be unique.
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|Mamaluv on Jun 24, 2012 @ 02:24 pm|
They don't tease about Daisy and Violet they tease over Violet Storm.
|Baby Names on Jun 27, 2012 @ 06:09 pm|
When I am choosing a name I would want it to be really important to me as well, even if it is a bit out of the box. Though I once new a woman who named her daughter "Camera Latrine" because those were the prettiest words she could think of xD
Some celebrity baby names I like are Angelina Jolie's children and David and Victoria Beckham's children.
Some of the weirdest celebrity names that I have heard of were: Pilot-Inspektor, Sage Moonblood, and Tu Morrow.
Also I agree, I really don't like the idea of spelling something in such a way that the name is barely recognizable (Kaemryn=Cameron, really?) Right now, one of my favorite names is Kai.
|Who knows? on Jul 04, 2012 @ 03:13 pm|
It could be for attention or publicity, I have no clue to be honest. I can't stand it though. Really "different" and "unique" names just strike me as being, well, weird. I don't have much appreciation for them & often times I find it annoying as well as embarassing.
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