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Why do people dislike unique names

I thought you were supposed to teach kids that its ok to be different?

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rockabell.2009

Asked by rockabell.2009 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 28, 2012 in Baby Names

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  • But a name is not unique just because it's spelled differently IMO. I must admit I have two very unique named children for their time.... (now, one is pretty popular, but the other is still not... ) I like that.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 6:12 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • I'm not talking abOut messed up spelling names or names that are literally made up. Just names that are different then the top 100 names
    rockabell.2009

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 6:12 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

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    My phone is annoying lol
    rockabell.2009

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 6:13 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • I like unique names but if they are too unique I feel the kid will spend their whole life spelling and explaining their name to everyone. I would never say anything to the parents or the child. They might not like my kids names either. Also I feel a name is only a name it doesn't say anything about the person.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:14 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • Like for example I had a friend named maeve. It's not made up or misspelled just not common I don't see anything wrong with it
    rockabell.2009

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 6:14 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • Unique names aren't "Different" anymore. Most just sound like the parents were drunk or high when filling out the paperwork.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:15 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • Because they reek of parents who want attention.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 6:15 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • Hmm. My sons name is Holden. I liked it based on a favorite book not on a need for attention and too me any name not in the top two hundred is still unique because it's not ears on a daily basis. I only know one Holden (in real life not fiction)
    rockabell.2009

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 6:16 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • I have no problem with offbeat names. What I do have a problem with is the attitude that I get from parents and students when the name is mispronounced or misspelled. I typically ask if I don't know and I still get eye rolls and loud sighs.

    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:18 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

  • Yeah. If I name my kid something less known or with an alternate spelling I don't hold it against someone or he irritates if someone asks how it's spelled. So I see your poor there.
    rockabell.2009

    Comment by rockabell.2009 (original poster) at 6:20 PM on Nov. 28, 2012

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