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#1 rains

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

1. Girls names with "belle" or "bella" at the end, especially if used as a nickname- they make me think the parents want to announce to the world how beautiful their child is.

2. Flower names- Rose, Lily, Ivy etc. Too girly for me.

3. Anything made up or deliberately misspelt. I could go on forever with a list here! I cringe when I see these names! And the misspelling thing is also a practical issue- people will be getting the name wrong throughout their life.

Ok, so maybe I have weird taste, but I want to see what other people think. Maybe someone hates my favourite names for reasons I've never thought of!



#2 baddmammajamma

Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

These types of threads never end well.

Welcome to EB, by the way!

To answer your question, I don't like urban myth names (Le-a, ABCD, Orangejello & Lemonjello for twins, Female).

#3 Cranky Kitten

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

I have the Scrabbleboard rule. No child of mine will be named anything that can be legitimately played in a game of scrabble.

#4 suline

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

This is going to end in tears.

#5 Guest_Amy Ramekin_*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

I hate surname-first names: MacKenzie, Jackson etc.

And I hate the name Wendy.

#6 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

QUOTE (rains @ 03/01/2013, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Girls names with "belle" or "bella" at the end, especially if used as a nickname- they make me think the parents want to announce to the world how beautiful their child is.



How awful of the parents to think / want the world to know their child is beautiful! unsure.gif

#7 happening

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

I don't like Bruce.

I don't like Grace.

I don't like Tracey.


I just realised I don't like names that have r as the second letter and a c in them.

There is no reason for this.

Of all my brother's friends, my favourite is Bruce, I was always half in love with him.   My friend has a lovely daughter named Grace.  I have a close friend named Tracey.  Like the people.  Intensely dislike the names.



#8 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (suline @ 03/01/2013, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is going to end in tears.

Ha it will, but I'll play:

Adolf - self explanatory
Cecil
Trevor
Brian
Keith
Barry
Gary
Larry

...for the simple reason that to me they are old men names, I just simply couldn't imagine looking at a little baby boy and calling them these names.....

Gertrude
Ethel
Mavis
beryl
Pam
...same reason I guess...?

To anyone who I have offended, I am sorry! I'm sure your children are lovely, and I am sure you would hate the names of my kids!

#9 Guest_divineM_*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Sienna- sorry to all the Siennas out there. Don't know why I dislike it so much. Foreign names that Australians will have no idea how to pronounce- why do that to your kid?

#10 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Yeah, these don't end well that often. Suppose we may be okay if we stick to classes of names rather than individual names themselves.

I don't like names that I've had a bad experience with - two names in particular, I swear I have actively disliked every person I've ever met with those names.

I don't like names that date easily and let people know exactly which half of which decade the person was born in. Probably from having a combined bad experience of having my own name be trend two decades before I was born, and having a number of friends growing up with the exact same FN and MN, most of whom disliked being known by their surname initial.

I don't like misspelled names as a rule, particularly when the spelling is not intuitive to the pronunciation.

And personal preference but I don't like names that have been made up recently, nor name smooshes unless they happen to make a legitimate name.

Forgot to add that I don't like names that I consider pretentious, especially on boys - and no, I'm not going to give an example, as one person's pretentious is another person's perfect.

Edited by Dabri, 03 January 2013 - 08:14 PM.


#11 LookMumNoHands

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Oh good! I'm all up for some entertainment tonight  biggrin.gif .



#12 happening

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:14 PM



Oh yes!  Trevor.   Truly awful name.  In my opinion.




#13 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Any name that can be shortened to  something with 'azza' on the end... Shazza, Bazza, Dazza. I find them intensely annoying for some reason. There are also many, many names I dislike because they make me remember particular students...  wwhistle.gif

My brother's name is Trevor and I am now offended on his behalf. What, people don't like this stellar name of the 1960s???

Gawd, my brothers and sisters and I all copped names that stamp on us the time period in which we were born.

Edited by Jemstar, 03 January 2013 - 07:18 PM.


#14 twinboys

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Male names with a V in them

Gavin
Kevin
Trevor
Calvin
Kelvin
Bevan
Ivor
Melvin
Evan

And so on!



#15 laura7

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I don't like really common names like Isabella, Grace, Ava atm.  I liked these names before they were so popular.  I guess I want my child to stand out a little.  However, having said that people have criticised me on the choice of my children's names.  My two daughters are called Danica (pronounced Dah-nitz-a- the slavic pronounciation) and my youngest daughter is called Daniela.  My eldest child a boy is called Dominic.  So I have 3 D's and yes if I was to have another they would probably be called something starting with D too!!  Naming is very personal!

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (happening @ 03/01/2013, 07:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh yes!  Trevor.   Truly awful name.  In my opinion.


Naw. I like Trevor, it's my grandfather's name and I would consider it in the MN position if we had two boys.

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 03/01/2013, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any name that can be shortened to
Something with 'azza' on the end... Shazza, Bazza, Dazza. I find them intensely annoying for some reason. There are also many, many names I dislike because they make me remember particular students...  wwhistle.gif


Like Warren  tongue.gif  (I still love it though, even though I know it will end up ocker, and DP and most people here think I have two heads for suggesting it)

#17 Guest_Amy Ramekin_*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (divineM @ 03/01/2013, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sienna- sorry to all the Siennas out there.


I dislike Sienna too. It soundish faddish to me.

And why should this thread end in tears? The OP stated that she hates my number one favourite girl's name in the world (my DD's middle name) but I couldn't give a rat's bottom what she thinks of it. I can't see the point of being offended just because a stranger on the internet dislikes my child's name.

#18 gemgirl

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I don't like top 10 names, but obviously theyre popular for a reason. I do like surnames, unisex and place names, which are on a lot of people's hate lists.

#19 ComradeBob

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Gobnat has never been a favourite of mine. Or Blodwin.

#20 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (laura7 @ 03/01/2013, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Naming is very personal!

Exactly! I just realised the irony of posting that I don't like "old men names" when on my signature it's freely advertised that I named my second son "Charles" ...! Prince Charles anyone...? He's getting on a bit ..... tongue.gif

...we call him Charlie if that's any better...!

#21 Mozzie1

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

This is never going to end well. Names and naming style is such a personal thing!

I am not a fan of super traditional, commonly used names - such as David, Matthew, Michael, Ben. If I can type a name into our office intranet and find 5 pages of people with the same name, I'm not interested. This seems to before of an issue for boys names than girls.

On the other end of the spectrum, I'm not a fan of words used as names, or made up names (like Shade, Blade etc...).

My favorites are names that are easily recognisable but that you don't hear 20 times a day. I'm ok with recognized but lesser used spelling. I've never understood the argument about the child having to spell their name for life - I have an extremely common name and I have to spell it all the time.

Examples of names I like - Josephine, Amelia, Natalie, Julian, Nathaniel, Lachlan.

#22 Bunsen the feral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Thought I'd play along and see how quickly one of  my kids names would crop up - double whammy post #7 DS2 is a unisex tree!  biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 03/01/2013, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surnames

Unisex names

Places names

Types of trees

Made up names

Misspelt names




#23 Chelli

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I dislike names that remind me of people I dislike. I won't name them here in case a relative recognises themselves tongue.gif

#24 ubermum

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I don't like uneek names made up by some parents, or common names given uneek spelling.

Car, car enthusiast/ inspired or car like name- Porsha (spelled that way in dd's class), Mercedes, Holden, Bentley, Brock.

Surnames as first names- MacKenzie, Maclaren (ooh that one fits the previous category)

Place names, and in particular US states.

Animal names- Tiger, or names given to animals- Rex, Fifi

And, then a bunch of I just don't like them names- Boys names ending in aiden, Taj, Kai, Tristan and any girls names that featured in the biatch crowd at my highschool.

I don't like most names except the ones I have chosen. biggrin.gif

#25 ~~HappyMummy~~

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (rains @ 03/01/2013, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. Girls names with "belle" or "bella" at the end, especially if used as a nickname- they make me think the parents want to announce to the world how beautiful their child is.


My daughter is Isabella (nn Bella) - I love it.  FWIW, she's named after my grandmother not the chick in Twilight.

I'm with you on made up names though and surnames as first names.
I have both in my mothers group - why why why??




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