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#1 Lainskii

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:24 PM


I do feel sorry for Batman, Justus and Ever
At least one of the kids can walk around saying

'I'm batman' and actually mean it

Edited by Lainskii, 12 January 2013 - 01:25 PM.

#2 liveworkplay

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I'm just wondering on some of the pronunciations after a discussion with some relatives. When questioned by MIL on the spelling of Tayla, MKIL said she would have thought it was -lor and the mum pipes up and says that " no, thats silly as -la is how Taylor is pronounced after all" huh.gif

I'm thinking Ever is pronounced "Eve-a" and Porch is pronounced "poor-sh.

I shuddered reading the names though.......

#3 kristylee21

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Ever is pronounced just like the word.. as in ever after and ever ready. its my cousins daughters name

#4 Duck-o-lah

Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

I think Annecy is quite pretty, especially reading the meaning behind it. I don't think Ace is all that bad either (except being a Red Dwarf fan I could never do it!).

But 'Notorious'?! Hideous!

#5 vanessa71

Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Fremantle Dockers coach, Ross Lyon has a daughter called Annecy, she would be about 6.

Can't say I am a fan of any of the names.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

As always with these lists it depends on who puts them together.  How was the list arrived at?   What does unusual mean?

I haven't seen an actual list but from what I've read here I would delete these as to me there is nothing unusual about them whatsoever:

Justus (been around for absolute ever)

I accept Batman, Porch, Notorious, Lychee, Bandit, Tibet...

Edited by Gudrun, 12 January 2013 - 04:43 PM.

#7 Imaginary friend

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

I didn't think Ever was that unusual? Unusual,yes, but not unheard of newsworthy original.
Haven't heard of Annecy but seems no worse than other Ann extensions like Anneli or Annaliese

Ace isn't that bad, Kingston isn't bad , is similar to Kingsley which has been around forever.

I know a lady in her late 30's called Charisma, no different to similar names like Felicity  (similar in that they are a word for an intangible noun of a positive connotation)

Have met children called Blaze and London before, not my style but not objectionable to me.

Haven't heard of Justus, not unsimilar to Justin though which has been around forever. Unless it is misspelling of Justice, which I don't mind either, is just one of many virtue names.

Must admit it is hard to defend Batman or Bandit unsure.gif

#8 FiveAus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Ace isn't all that unusual, nor is Cash. Where are they getting their data from?
I work with newborn baby data and these are names that would not have been "out there" last year.

#9 Magnus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Well, there's a Justus Liebig University in Germany, so I think maybe it's not unusual in Europe. A friend of a friend was a backpacker called Justus, pronounced Yoos-toos.

#10 Imaginary friend

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 12/01/2013, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I accept Batman, Porch, Notorious, Lychee, Bandit, Tibet...

Yes, Notorious and Porch are hard to defend too, maybe Lychee's parents were inspired by a baby called Apple?
And I guess Tibet is just a place name so I can accept that one .

Edited by 4kidlets, 12 January 2013 - 05:13 PM.

#11 Magnus

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

I was thinking Notorious Cash Bandit would go together well for parents who liked that style of naming.

#12 Imaginary friend

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Or Ever Notorious biggrin.gif

(Although I don't mind the name Ever but one would have to be careful of name combos)

#13 Mpjp is feral

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

We have an Ever at school and it actually really suits her...

#14 caninestorm

Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

I love Ever for a girl, heh. I don't care what people call their kids as long as it doesn't have a horrible meaning. My name is common and people still managed to find a way to tease me about it Tounge1.gif

#15 Party of 5

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

[quote name='vanessa71' date='12/01/2013, 03:02 PM' post='15231444'

Can't say I am a fan of any of the names.

Same here  ph34r.gif

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I know that
Are all legit non-English names.

Are they even that strange?

I think Tibet and Boston are cute names and might have great stories behind them.

#17 MinkyMonkey

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

I like the name Ever original.gif

#18 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I have an English Justus in my ancestry - way back in the 1600s. It gets around. wink.gif

#19 Feral_Pooks

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (*Spikey* @ 12/01/2013, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have an English Justus in my ancestry - way back in the 1600s. It gets around. wink.gif

Well there ya go.

Not that impressive a list, actually.

Notorious was the only one that made me eyeroll.

Bandit would be cute for a cat, me thinks... Rubs chin...

#20 somila

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

Batman and Bandit are surnames used as first names aren't they?

Still ...

#21 Feralina

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (Magnus @ 12/01/2013, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was thinking Notorious Cash Bandit would go together well for parents who liked that style of naming.

biggrin.gif Lol!

I actually somewhat like Bandit... I would never use it, but it did make me stop and think, 'Yeah, it's kinda cool!'

#22 Elemenopee

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 12/01/2013, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Haven't heard of Justus, not unsimilar to Justin though which has been around forever. Unless it is misspelling of Justice, which I don't mind either, is just one of many virtue names.

I have also seen it as a word play on 'Just us'.

John Batman played  a part in the founding of the site of Melbourne.

I like Ever. I don't mind Ace, I'm ok with Bear, but not so keen on them together.

#23 QueenIanthe

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 12/01/2013, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Tibet and Boston are cute names and might have great stories behind them.

Sure they might. I wouldn't count on it though wink.gif

#24 Funnington

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Cash and Ever are the only names on the list that I can wrap my head around.  I work with an 'Eva' and it is pronounced 'Ever' - she's in her early 50's so it's obviously not a made up name.

The rest .... I think my head is spinning like something out of the exorcist.  Surely our current government can force name standards and if you choose Seven, Cool  or Justus you'll be arrested for cruelty. biggrin.gif  NEVER TO BE RELEASED.  

Crap - 'Justus', who does that?

Edited by Funnington, 12 January 2013 - 08:17 PM.

#25 Feral_Pooks

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 12/01/2013, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sure they might. I wouldn't count on it though wink.gif

Oh you know me, the eternal optimist wink.gif

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