Topic: boys' names ending with the letter n
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| Posted: 9:14 PM, April 9th (Wednesday), 2014|
I hope this is light enough for this forum.
So this is weird. http://io9.com/america-why-are-you-all-naming-all-your-boys-like-this-1561328070
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| Posted: 7:35 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
I knew someone who did this...they all started with D, were 2 syllables and ended in N.
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| Posted: 8:10 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
So many parents name their kids only so they look "cool." But they don't seem to realize that then there are 40 million Aidens. Ya know what would be cool and unique? If you named your kid Optimus Prime.
I named my daughters very classic names (they all are queens). They are normal but not too old fashioned like Ethel. But then I realized I have the most pretentiously named children. SMH.
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| Posted: 8:25 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
I say, to each there own. If that's they way they want to name their kids, fine, but don't wonder why they come home crying because they are getting teased because of it. Just my opinion.
When I was naming my children I looked at the list of popular names for their year so I knew what names to avoid. Then we went with ethnic names. My husband is part German so my son's name is German (ends in K). We are history buffs so his middle name is after a Scottish patriot. I LOVE my son's name and in my neck of the woods there is a 100% guarantee he will not run into another boy with his name. Not like being in a class with four Brian's.
My daughter's first name (it ends in N - sorry) is French (I'm part French) and her middle name is Italian (I'm part Italian).
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| Posted: 9:39 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
I have three that end in N. *shuffle*
My other two are Ashleigh and Lucas.
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| Posted: 9:49 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
Named my daughter a common but not popular name...now it's suuper popular. Named my son and people would say, "What? how do you spell that?" Now it's the number one name. My middle daughter has a more unusual name...I've heard it a few times now. I wanted to name her Taylor (family name) but it was number one when she was born.
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| Posted: 10:26 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
My son's name ends with an n, but it's an old family name, so...for what that's worth, and my daughter has an Irish name that ends in g. I was worried that she would hate it because no one pronounces it right, but she is very proud of it. And while it is unusual for an American name, it is quite common in Ireland. (We are irish)
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| Posted: 10:27 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
My daughter's name ends in "l". It was/is a very popular one. Didn't realize it till after we named her. Oh well.
We had DS's name picked out when we were engaged 11.5 - 12 years ago. His first name is QS's. Ends with an "r". His middle name is what he goes by. Ends in "b". Wicked popular these days. Oops. In my defense, we'd settled on his name before it was cool.
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| Posted: 12:35 PM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
My daughters are twins and I have 2 older sisters that are twins with rhyming names.
They told me to name my girls totally different names that don't rhyme. My sister's names are only different by one vowel.
My girls were named different but when you shorten their names they rhyme.
This happened all because my ex in laws could not seem to pronounce one DD's first name (it's a form of Helen so they were assuming it was Helen when the actual name starts with an E )
It's cute now and when they started going to school they are used to hearing their full first names.
I do regret replacing the I in one DD's name with a Y.
She is sad that she can't buy a key chain or a fridge magnet with her actual name on it. It has to be custom.
Sigh, you can't win.
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| Posted: 12:42 PM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
I always wanted to name my daughter Isabella.....then twilight came out
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| Posted: 7:05 PM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014|
My son's name is two family names... my father's middle name and my deceased brother's middle name. Neither of them end with an "N" and only one is remotely popular at the moment because it's a classic.
No one in his class has either of his names at the moment.
But if he choose a high profile career, like astronaut or president, his name would be perfect.
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Posts: 25954 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
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| Posted: 5:32 AM, April 11th (Friday), 2014|
My former neighbors parents were Joan and Joe. They had 4 DDs all named with names beginning with the letter J. One daughter married a guy with a J name and went on to name their kids J names. The interesting part: no two names are repeated.
I've known 5 or 6 families that have done this. It was suggested to XH and I to do this, both have D names. Our twin girls have names ending In N, and the don't rhyme. Other DDs end in E and A. Angel baby boy is Jonathon.
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| Posted: 6:20 AM, April 11th (Friday), 2014|
What I wonder is how someone gets paid for compiling all that info. I mean seriously, all the crap in the world that should be solved and this is what someone's time and research dollars went to?
I always say I was good with names until the summer I taught in the kindergarten class in daycare. There were four Britannys. Various spellings. Can't keep names straight now.
I see the same thing with a twist in this area with the name Jared. Seems like every few boys are Jared, Jarrod, Jarrett, Jareth, Garrett, Gareth...they all tend to blend after awhile. And some of their parents get pissy if the spellings aren't exact.
I chose to add an extra N to my daughter's name. I felt it lent to making a nickname better and kind of balanced the look of it. I get when people don't spell it right. I knew that the even slightly alternative spelling would mean a misspelled name. We just shrug and know it was our choice.
When I had kids I also had nearly a decade of working and volunteering with kids under my belt. I tried to name "normal" names that I hadn't heard. At the time, I knew nobody with those names. Now each kid has one or two "duplicates" in their school...and it's a small K-12 school.
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| Posted: 9:36 AM, April 11th (Friday), 2014|
My first son's name ends in n. When naming my kids, I needed their names to all sound different so all of them have different beginning letters and ending letters. My second son ends in s. My daughter ends in y. If she'd been a boy, it would have ended in er.
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| Posted: 9:54 AM, April 11th (Friday), 2014|
That was an interesting read. Now that I think about it, the majority of the boys in my neighborhood have names that end with "n". Neither of my boys do, and none of my children have names that start or end with the same letter. However, all of them have three syllables in their first name. I just like the way those names sound, and that they can shorten them for nicknames.
I know a family that has 8 children and all of them have names that start with "M". Luckily they picked a letter that has plenty of names to choose from!
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| Posted: 10:00 AM, April 11th (Friday), 2014|
My son's name is Ryan. I wanted a name somebody couldn't butcher into a nickname. Plus, my ex loved Nolan Ryan, so it worked.
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| Posted: 10:13 AM, April 11th (Friday), 2014|
The distribution results on the top two charts (1880 and 1963) do not appear to consistently match the results shown on the third (1880 - 2012) greenish tinted chart.
Posts: 4173 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: FL
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| Posted: 12:59 PM, April 12th (Saturday), 2014|
My son's name is Sebastian. So, it does have that terminal 'N', but not even close to that rhyme family.
Posts: 5171 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: North of Chicago, Illinois
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| Posted: 1:30 PM, April 22nd (Tuesday), 2014|
My boys have names that end in T and I. The names they go by, however, end in O and T. (DS10 uses the shortened version of his first name. DS8 uses his middle name.)
Hubs and I both have names ending in Y. And, I get to include myself, because I have a boy name. Again though, he goes by the short version of his name, which ends in a D.
And I'm stuck with the stupid name that is the wrong gender and can't even be shortened. I'm changing my name when I grow up.
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Posts: 4711 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: Georgia
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| Posted: 9:00 AM, April 23rd (Wednesday), 2014|
The special spellings of names bother the hell out of me. I hate seeing "normal" names spelled all wacky. "Jason" becomes "Jayscin" Or Emily becomes "Emmahleigh".
I think those things may look "cute" on an elementary school test, but they look ridiculous 25 yrs later on a business card.
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