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#76 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 09 March 2019 - 02:47 PM

View PostRMackintosh, on 09 March 2019 - 12:49 PM, said:

Wow, didn't expect this many responses.

This isn't a joke lol.. I made this account  specifically to ask this question. I didn't even know one of Trumps sons was named Baron. The name is inspired by my favourite basketball player Baron Davis and I think the name just sounds cool (my opinion).

Thanks for the few serious replies. And sorry to cause a little stir in this thread haha.

Don’t be sorry!  We thrive ona good stir

#77 Gudrun

Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:27 PM

There were always things you weren't allowed to do but after the amendments in 2017 to the 1996 Act there were more things you couldn't do.

Just normal old Anglo surnames are included. Titles are vocational names where we (across cultures) get many of our names from. Many surnames came from the given names.  And of course we have vice versa now*.

Titles are just vocational names.  People with surnames listed in the new no-no list of amendments weren't asked to abandon their title names nor were people who already have them as given names!


* by that I mean since we have had surnames.

Edited by Gudrun, 09 March 2019 - 03:33 PM.


#78 MooGuru

Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:35 PM

I know of a Ba-Rone. I wouldn't personally recommend the name but it's a way to get around it if it is banned and sounds less barren than Barron.

What about Byron?

#79 BadCat

Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:45 PM

So it's just me and the OP that kinda like Baron?

I wouldn't use it because Trump, but as a name I like the sound of it a whole lot better than most of what is regularly recommended on here.    :lol:

Mind you, I also wouldn't use it because I feel like it's a bit "delusions of grandeur" which is probably why Trump used it.

#80 casime

Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:48 PM

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The name is inspired by my favourite basketball player Baron Davis and I think the name just sounds cool (my opinion).


I've taught quite a few kids named after footballers and basketball players and the names are pretty dated by the time they hit school and their names often don't suit when it is a really unusual name.  The small scrawny gaming obsessed kid that would put his hands over his head if anyone threw a ball near him who was saddled with the name LeBron is one that sticks in my head.

#81 RMackintosh

Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:28 PM

View Postfancie shmancie, on 09 March 2019 - 02:01 PM, said:



What does your wife think?
Read the first post I made and it says "My wife (38 weeks pregnant) and I were all set on the name Baron".

She loves it, thinks it sounds like a strong name.

#82 Treasure Island

Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:45 PM

I like it with 2 R's. I'd be tempted to just go with that. If they don't like it change it to Arron/Aaron and use Barron as the "preferred" name on all paperwork. People use different names to their official name all the time. Alternatively use it as a middle name and then just use that as the preferred name.

#83 eilca

Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:05 PM

View PostRMackintosh, on 09 March 2019 - 12:49 PM, said:

Wow, didn't expect this many responses.

This isn't a joke lol.. I made this account  specifically to ask this question. I didn't even know one of Trumps sons was named Baron. The name is inspired by my favourite basketball player Baron Davis and I think the name just sounds cool (my opinion).

Thanks for the few serious replies. And sorry to cause a little stir in this thread haha.

You were gracious.

But it would have been much better if you would let people make awful assumptions about you and your wife, and mock you.

Any opportunity for smug is welcome here.

#84 Imaginary friend

Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:15 PM

Byron is a good alternative as is the previously suggested Aaron.
Someone mentioned Darren - perfectly good name too, although somewhat out of fashion
Bit like Barry.

But I get that sometimes similar names to X just don't cut it if you are set on name X - and looking afresh is sometimes better.

I hadn't heard of Baron Davis - so I googled and found he is a NBL player.
As was said, Baron seems a known and established name in US.

But I think is one of those names that doesn't translate well to use in Australia.

#85 Bam1

Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

View PostBadCat, on 09 March 2019 - 03:45 PM, said:

So it's just me and the OP that kinda like Baron?

I wouldn't use it because Trump, but as a name I like the sound of it a whole lot better than most of what is regularly recommended on here.    :lol:

Mind you, I also wouldn't use it because I feel like it's a bit "delusions of grandeur" which is probably why Trump used it.

Always thought Barron was the best named of all the Trump children, so I would guess it waa Melania who chose the name.

#86 RMackintosh

Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:51 PM

View Postcasime, on 09 March 2019 - 03:48 PM, said:



I've taught quite a few kids named after footballers and basketball players and the names are pretty dated by the time they hit school and their names often don't suit when it is a really unusual name.  The small scrawny gaming obsessed kid that would put his hands over his head if anyone threw a ball near him who was saddled with the name LeBron is one that sticks in my head.
LeBron has been the face of basketball for the last 10 years. Baron isn't anywhere near the same and wouldn't be recognised as a basketball player to around 95% of Australians.

Very different.

#87 nup

Posted 09 March 2019 - 09:02 PM

View Postfancie shmancie, on 09 March 2019 - 02:01 PM, said:



What does your wife think?

She doesn't get a say.

#88 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 09 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

Call him Barry Aaron.

#89 Mollycoddle

Posted 09 March 2019 - 10:23 PM

View PostSummerStar, on 09 March 2019 - 10:15 AM, said:



I would be in the minority, my first thought was Barron Hilton.


Meh. Birds of a feather.

#90 RMackintosh

Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:54 PM

Hey everyone,

Not sure if anyone cares anymore, but I ended up calling BDM Victoria this morning..

Baron is definitely banned. The person I spoke to said he wasn't sure if adding an extra "R" would be allowed or not.. Suggested I emailed BDM to get a definite answer (which I did on Friday, still no email back of course)..

I'm starting to feel it's not even worth the risk of going with the name Barron and am now completely stuck on names.

#91 Gudrun

Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:39 PM

Hope you get an answer to your email quickly OP and hope it is positive.
There's a chance.

Sounds like there isn't enough time to go interstate for the birth.

Other names:

Byron

Tyrone

#92 MsLaurie

Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:21 PM

Did you particularly like the sound- in which case perhaps Aaron or Darren are similar
Or did you like honouring a particular player- is there another player you admire?

What are some of the other names that you’ve liked but that have been rejected for whatever reason? Perhaps EB can help you brainstorm

#93 Bam1

Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:23 PM

Eric, Don Jr, maybe Ivanka or Tiffany, gender is so passe now

#94 Gudrun

Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:50 PM

Maybe Leroy, give them a king instead.  There are heaps of title names they didn't think of.

#95 little lion

Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

For a similar sound, I really like Oren.

#96 kerilyntaryn

Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:12 PM

I think Aaron, Bryon, Cameron, Bronson, Aubron, Jaron, Kieran, Ronan, Taron, Tyron, Tyrone, Kyron, Auberon, Efron, Garon, Darron, Darren, Kieron, Lawron, Ronel, Theron, Abarron, Oberyn, Obaran,

Barrett, Barton, Barwon, Finbar, Barnard, Barclay, Barlow, Barton, Dunbar, Jabar

Bryson, Bronson, Brenton, Bransen, Brycen

Corbin, Emerson, Greyson, Jordan, Griffin, Marlon, Orion, Rohan, Tristan, Preston, Ryan, Trevin, Trevon, Adrian, Braxton, Roman, Rylan, Grant, Anderson, Harrison, Jamison, Carson, Roland, Nolan, Soren, Tarquin. Toren, Orin

#97 RMackintosh

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

Baron in particular is special to me. I'm not sure if a similar sounding name would cut it for me.

The only other name I had on my list was Axel (which my wife hates) and she likes Osaze (which I don't like)..

Roman & Roland sound nice, I'll mention them to my wife.

Appreciate the suggestions!

#98 little lion

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:22 PM

Would BDM allow Baron as a middle name? Could be a way to get around it?

Davis would be rather nice as a first name too.

Edited by little lion, 13 March 2019 - 08:23 PM.


#99 MooGuru

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:44 PM

I was going to say Davis could work if you want to name him after him. Or does he have a middle name?

#100 Gudrun

Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

Hope you can get Barron.  Axel is cool.

Otto
Raoul
Ezra
Ira
Milo
Ronan
Reuben
Roscoe
Rufus
Royce
Silas
August
Torkel
Rolf
Magnus
Abel
Linus
Bruno

Edited by Gudrun, 13 March 2019 - 08:49 PM.





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