The New Baby Name Index : LUSENET : Xeney : One Thread

Xeney isn't the only online diarist to be immortalised and hyperlinked in the New Baby Name Index. Kymm (the Mighty of that ilk) is there too.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 1999


We have the perfect name for a boy: Chase Wesley. Though, I just noticed there is a credit card called the Chase Manhattan Visa or something. Oh well, every name has some kind of stigma, right? Oh, and I suppose the, "Chase me, CHASE!" will become old, too, but it's a small price to pay for such a cool name.

Girl names? Hmm. Get back to us on that... wait until after the ultrasound when we realize we should not have been calling the fetus a "he." Heh.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 1999

Don't get me started. Jake won't talk about 'em until we know what we're having (maybe Wednesday, whoo!). I told him (some months ago) if he didn't talk about it soon, that I would just torment him with names for eternity.

Jean-Luc Picard Baldwin!

Wil Riker Baldwin! We could call him "Number One" for short! C'mon... you don't like it?

He was not amused.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 1999

will anyone spcualte on the horror of naming a child Vonda, Wanda, Tyrone, Tiffani, or Merle?

-- Anonymous, November 22, 1999

My daughter's name will be Jaxana Lynn. She may get the Ajax thing or even someone saying Jackass...but it's a very cool name.

It comes from Hindu, Jyotsana which means moonlight. It also has shadows of Lwachsana Troi and Judssia Dax from Star Trek. And no, I don't guarantee those spellings. I just happen to think it's a very cool name.

So, nyah.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 1999

Oh dear god, my boyfriend wants to call our first born child (if it's of the son persuasion) - Quambatook. I hope he's kidding. It's the name of a little outback town in Victoria, Australia, and he enjoys saying it in a very low basso - "Come to me, Quam - ba - took".

We got him back though - when my sister was in hospital with her pregnancy, the woman in the next bed had a little boy and we kept my boyfriend going for about ten minutes - she was all primed and kept saying, "My little Quamby is so cute" and the like. heh.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 1999

I do believe that Dreama is immortalised in said register, but I don't know if I got the link. (Dreamalynn may be mine as well.)

My kids all have unique names, but quasi-normal unique names. My brothers and sisters and I were all given quasi-normal unique names as well. It's a good thing.

But please, not Jean-Luc Picard or Wil Riker anything!

-- Anonymous, November 22, 1999

My wife's first choice for a name for our daughter was Losira, which was the name of the character Meredith Baxter played in the classic Trek episode ("I am for you, Sulu"; "Aarrgh!"). Losira was the first female starship captain in Star Trek.

My mother didn't think highly of this choice, so we chose a different name.

My son is named after a D&D character. We didn't tell my mom about that, we just told her what it meant.

-- Anonymous, November 23, 1999

Ok, the Star Trek thread drew me in. I love the name Ezri (from Deep Space 9). Doesn't hurt that the actress playing her is quite good (and cute, too).

Ok, ok, Willow, Lily, Aliena, Aurora, Elizabeth Katherine, Nathanial William, Leaf, Leif - all those rank among my favorites.

-- Anonymous, November 23, 1999

Check out this site for some *really* unusual names

Utah Baby Namer

-- Anonymous, November 24, 1999

Ooops. I hit submit too early. Has anybody encountered my name before? It's Irish (same as me!) and it's pronounced "EE-fa". It caused me a *lot* of hassle when I was in the States and I was working somewhere I had to wear a name tag. I got called "AY-oh-fee" a lot. Very common/popular in Ireland though. Aoife

-- Anonymous, November 24, 1999

Hanna and Simon

-- Anonymous, November 25, 1999

The writers Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne named their daughter Quintana Roo, after a state in Mexico. It's nice.

I think it's nice when names seem kind of classic, rather than tied to a particular era or book or TV show. That's one reason I love my name (which started out as my middle name: I was Ellen Elizabeth, but Ellen just wasn't me, and I dropped it.)

If I had childern I'd name them Michael and Laura, if anyone cares.

-- Anonymous, November 26, 1999

What is general opinion on the really bizarre names? You know, the hippie names that aren't necessarily hung on the kids by hippie parents? Odyssey... Dream... um... Nose... Tenderloin... Flyhead... Voice... Ruby Tuesday? The names that will earn the kid an eon of teasing, but are certainly unique. Good idea? Bad idea? Heard any good ones?

-- Anonymous, November 26, 1999

I've been told that a few years ago, before I moved to Alabama, a woman gave birth to twins and named them Lemonjello and Oranjello -- pronounced "luh-MON-juh-lo" and "o-RON-juh-lo". My husband swears it's true.

Before I even moved in with my husband, we decided on Samantha Jayne for a girl, and Seth Forrest for a boy. I still like them, but he doesn't care for them so much anymore.

-- Anonymous, November 26, 1999

my mother wanted to name my sister and me susquehanna and shenandoah, after the illustrious rivers, but my father laid the smack down. agatha is unusual enough, and what would they have nicknamed either of us?

-- Anonymous, November 27, 1999

Alexandra or Alejandra... Alexandra Christiane, Alexandra Tatiana...

Those are the names I'd envision for a daughter...

-- Anonymous, November 27, 1999

People with unusual names hate them. People with plain names hate them. Other kids can think of ways to tease no matter what name you give your child.

I think those really unusual names usually denote either flakiness or trailer trashhood, but they probably aren't going to scar children for life. If nothing else, there are so many other people naming their children weird things that they won't be the only one.

-- Anonymous, November 27, 1999

I never got teased about my name, not seriously. One guy tried calling me 'semi-colin' and I just stared at him. Other than that, no teasing, no nicknames, nothing.

This in spite of the fact that I never met another Colin until 3 years ago. I guess familiarity really does breed contempt.

As for other people with hippie names, there were these two girls I went to college with, Lotus and Jasmine Goldstein.

Anybody out there know what happened to the kid that got named Equal Rights Amendment? Don't want to open any old wounds here, but it's kinda pertinent.

-- Anonymous, November 29, 1999

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