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American Baby Names Getting Worse

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Find the original article here:  http://deadspin.com/5924827/american-baby-names-are-somehow-getting-even-worse

by on Jul. 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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SevysMomma
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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I actually like most of those names. I prefer to give my child a unique name, that little to no other children are named. I am not trying to raise another Matthew or Katie - thanks - I'll keep it original.

alissailly
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 12:52 AM

People get really offended if your trying to help them too.

staffordmommy
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I have a Kagan, Paisley, and Reid.

They're not everyday names I guess but, they're not crazy nutjob names either!!
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HeartsCombined
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Hilarious! But it's definitely missing my most hated, most ridiculous (IMO) name!
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Jennifer508
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:00 AM
My oldest son is Mark my youngest son is Lance and my daughter is Kara and they are the only ones in their whole school.
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SevysMomma
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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That's really not the point. I didn't birth a child to give him/her a name (which IS really important and one of the biggest decisions you make, IMO) copycat-ing every other child in the world. I want my child to be his own self. And yes, this starts with a name. I can't deny there are powerful people with common names - but that is simply because most people stick with common names. I'm not afraid to push boundaries, I have many unique/uncommon names I love and many I have made up myself. I grew up a Brittani. It's always been an odd spelling but the name itself has always bothered me. I'm just one of 500 million Brittany's. Yay.

Quoting i.heart.nerds:

Quoting SevysMomma:

I actually like most of those names. I prefer to give my child a unique name, that little to no other children are named. I am not trying to raise another Matthew or Katie - thanks - I'll keep it original.



A name doesn't make a child original, only his personality and presence can do that. Some of the most dynamic people have the most common names.
I would take a Katie Couric or Matthew Broderic over a Pilot Inspector any day of the week.


mommaofive
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:06 AM
My sister named her daughter Emotion Savion....I cannot help but call her Emo or start singing Aerosmith whenever I see her 🎤Sweeeeeeeet emooooootioooon🎤
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twicethemomjess
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:09 AM
what's everyone think about "Nash"?
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bhmomma
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:11 AM
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This is hilarious! My most hated isn't on there though. I feel so bad for all the poor Nevaeh's.
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AMR320
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:13 AM
Glad I named my girls normal, average names!
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