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tell me what they are *fluff*


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#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




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