Jump to content

Need the most American names
tell me what they are *fluff*


  • Please log in to reply
100 replies to this topic

#1 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

To annoy my husband - yes, this is like a hobby - and for general reference, I need the most American names there are.

I don't recognize them. I think of them as, you know, names. This first came up over Wyatt. I love Wyatt, but am not allowed to put it on the list as it is "excessively American."

I'm also always intrigued by what gets panned as "too American" - I must say, some of them are "just ugly" or completely unknown to me until I moved out here. Do not put Taylah on my list - we name girls just Taylor.

So far my Yankeelicious list includes:

Boys
Wyatt
Chip, Chuck
Levi
DaShawn
Tyrone, Tyriq, Tyrese, Tyrell, and Tyson.
Jedidiah, Jeremiah.
Cannon, Maverick

Girls
Liberty
Betsy
Shaniqua
Summer
Keisha and assorted Kesha/Ikesha/Lakeisha

Note: I only actually personally like some of these names, but its good to have for reference purposes, and also I am deeply, deeply bored and being idle, and it's now officially Saturday FLUFF.

EDIT: Dang it, my strikethrough didn't work and now I look dumb. Fine, Fairfax, it's Saturday fluff. Friday was not literal. FFFF.

Edited by la di dah, 12 January 2013 - 12:24 AM.


#2 Expelliarmus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Randy

So American it hurts Tounge1.gif

#3 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

DH volunteers Buddy, as well. Forgot it on the original list.

Is that Randy for the boy's side or the girl's?

Edited by la di dah, 12 January 2013 - 12:26 AM.


#4 little lion

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Todd and Hank would stand out for me. As for girls, I'm not sure maybe Charity or Faith.

#5 MooGuru

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Don't forget all the place names!
Tennessee, Houston, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, Phoenix, Virginia, Columbus, etc etc!


#6 Jaffacakes

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Hank
Trey

Dakota, Montana etc.
Cheyenne


#7 Poughkeepsie

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

Buck
Biff
DJ
Bobby Joe

#8 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Not Hank! *wails*

I love Henry NN Hank and DH insists its really really American to do this, even though Henry is not exclusively American? Or something.

Hank.  wub.gif

Edited by la di dah, 12 January 2013 - 12:32 AM.


#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

feminine versions of males names

Earlene



Gracen
Lake
Kennedy
Scout
Sheridan


Memphis
Dallas
Arizona
Montana
Phoenix

#10 PopsiclePeach

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

Brittany
Cindy
Destiny
Lateisha
Crystal
Peyton
Kayleee
Parker
Unnecessary hyphenations e.g. Brittany-Lee, Cindy-Jade etc


Junior
TJ/AJ/CJ etc etc
Jason
Buck
Drake
Bubba
Anfernee
Cole
Connor




#11 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

I know I've seen Dakotas and Phoenixes out here. Tounge1.gif

I meant more "I would guess at least one parent was American and allowed to name a helpless infant" than "places in America names" which is a lot more fluid and a lot of them seem pretty popular out here, too.

#12 Beltie

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

Boys:
anything followed by "Jnr" or "the third" eg Thurston Howell III.

Girls:
a boys name hyphen girls name eg Bobby-Sue, any of the daughters from Petticoat Juntion.



#13 little lion

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 12/01/2013, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not Hank! *wails*

I love Henry NN Hank and DH insists its really really American to do this, even though Henry is not exclusively American? Or something.

Hank.  wub.gif


Sorry, it's Hank the Yank! I've never met a Hank. Most Henrys in Australia are just Henry or Harry.

#14 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

QUOTE (PopsiclePeach @ 12/01/2013, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brittany
Cindy
Destiny
Lateisha
Crystal
[...]
Junior
TJ/AJ/CJ etc etc
Jason
[...]
Drake
Cole


I know all these so I guess so!

Like, I don't just know OF them, these are assorted friends and relations and ex-neighbours of mine.

QUOTE (PopsiclePeach @ 12/01/2013, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anfernee

But what fresh hell is this? Never seen that before in my life.

Edited by la di dah, 12 January 2013 - 12:43 AM.


#15 Jeck

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

Gretchen

#16 Poughkeepsie

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

Thought of some more...
Heather
Erica
Donna


#17 wombatwoman

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

Hi La di dah,

May I suggest many double-barreled names such as John-Boy, Ellie-Mae or Billy-Bob?

Also names that end in Jr. such as Ray Parker Jr.  Or maybe just stand-alone Junior.  Bubba perhaps?  Or Trey?

Then of course you have your Conrads and Carmichaels?

And who can forget Honey Boo Boo?

Ww

#18 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Is naming the son after the father really all that uncommon out here? I was always told growing up that's just what "regular people" (i.e. not Jewish people) do in a lot of traditional families.

I know so many juniors - not literally named Junior, but y'know - and thirds, even one IV. But I thought surely England and associated Commonwealths did that too? I've known Canadian jr's....?

Lots to think about, lol.

#19 Magnus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:00 AM

Misty
Missy
Dawn
Candy
Tiffany
Lurleen

Hank
Seth
Junior
Corey
Aaron
Todd
Brandon

ETA: Starla, Marla, Pamela

Edited by Magnus, 12 January 2013 - 01:11 AM.


#20 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

QUOTE (Magnus @ 12/01/2013, 02:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seth


I was, once, completely shocked when someone on EB thought Seth was strange, but it's actually a pretty Jewish name and has no traction out here.

#21 Magnus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

I think there was one Seth at my school, but apart from that I haven't met any.

#22 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

Lebron tongue.gif
Most "-andon" names, Brandon, Landon etc...


I think a few that have been mentioned are quite English actually (ie. Hank, Conrad).

Edit: Also any -lyn names! Amberlyn, Danni-lyn, Jamie-lyn etc

Edited by SCARFACE CLAW, 12 January 2013 - 01:23 AM.


#23 Magnus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:25 AM

Don't know if you saw this blog entry on American names vs. British names?

http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/201...by-names-part-2

#24 la di dah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE (Magnus @ 12/01/2013, 02:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't know if you saw this blog entry on American names vs. British names?

http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/201...by-names-part-2


Awesome, didn't see this, thank you.

Fascinating.

I have to say I feel slightly reassured - at least in my corner of the US (which is, admittedly, highly suspicious/contemptuous of anything that could be construed as "hillbilly") I don't know a single hyphenated-name person.

And then there's my needing a formal name, not just a nickname thing.

The surname thing I don't get into that much, but yeah that sounds about right, at least for white kids?

#25 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

Ok, I had some fun with this:

Barbie
Braydon
Bronx
Buster
Bubba
Bunny
Cherry
Dana
Coco
Diedre
Dolly
Dru
Ever
Fanny
Honey
Huck
Ike
Jace
Jeb
Jed
Jimbo
Keisha
Kit
Latisha
Leroy
Lonnie
Mickey
Misty
Mitt
Nash
Precious
Regan
Rumor
Sailor
Scout
Shana
Shayla
Sherry
Sissy
Skip
Sky
Star
Sugar
Teal
Tennille
Tiger
Tripp
Van
Walt
Woody
Zane




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Why are there so few sexy maternity bras?

Rather than feeling ashamed of their post-baby bodies, women should be free to buy lingerie that makes them look attractive and pretty - no matter what stage of life they're in.

Toddler Alliyah one step closer to first trip home

She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.

'Put people before IVF profits': IVF pioneer Alan Trounson

IVF could be done for hundreds of dollars in Australia instead of $8500 if clinics stopped charging what ''the market will handle'', a pioneer of the technology says.

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Nutella supplies threatened by bad weather

There's bad news for fans of Nutella, the gooey, chocolatey hazelnut spread.

The cost of growing your own vegies

Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother?s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

The #loveyourlines Instagram account taking on body issues

A new Instagram account, LoveYourLines, has put the call out for to change the way we view stretch marks.

Mum gets diploma 51 years after being thrown out of school over pregnancy

Sandra Lantz was about six months pregnant and four months from graduation when she was forced to leave high school. Now, more than half a century later, she has finally graduated.

The lowdown on male midwives

How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Bomb threat at daycare centre

Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Unusual celebrity baby names

Celebrities love to use their imaginations when it comes to naming their kids! Here's a gallery of some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

5 fears I've overcome since becoming a mum

Motherhood has a way of putting any phobias you had pre-parenthood into perspective: you either realise they?re a pointless waste of energy or they simply vanish in a sleep-deprived haze.

Mums review the Dymples range from Big W

The Big W Dymples range offers parents a vast selection of quality products to keep their little ones happy and healthy. We asked the Real Mums Test Drive team to review some items - here's what they said.

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

The truth about breastfeeding and weightloss

Celebrities often state that their post-baby weight loss is down to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding alone. But that's not the reality for all women.

10 weird things little kids do

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, ?Really? Is that really a thing??

The app that helps detect signs of autism

Parents can assess their children's progress at critical developmental stages, thanks to this new app.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

She went to a doctor complaining of stomach pains, then had an unexpected operation to remove a decades-old fetus.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.