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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    Oh wow, some of those are hilarious! OK, a lot of them. :)
    I don’t know if any are usable today … at least, not on that gender. ;) (Josephine and Lillian for boys?)

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
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    Jack is on there – that is my son’s name!
    I worked at a nursing home for awhile and I came across several of those names.
    I had to lol at “Son”…. very original ;)


    embra
    Participant

    Wow! Some of those are crazy! I kind of like Geo as a nn for George, and for girls, Ivory and Arizona aren’t awful. Merry is a not-infrequent nn for Meredith, so I can kind of see that one too. And I think Dimple is actually normal girls’ name in some parts of India, so maybe the parents were of Indian descent. Sadly, many of those names were almost certainly dreamed up by parents who were barely literate and their kids had to pay the price.

    peachy93
    peachy93
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    Lol oh my. Lemon? That’s classic.

    Some of those are just awful hahaha. Squire? Leafy?? Sister??? Boss????

    Yeesh XD


    hitherandthither
    Participant

    LOL!! So many of those are hilarious, especially the ones applied to the sex that they really don’t suit. Omg. Many of them are simply pointless misspellings or variations of perfectly fine names; others are pretty fabulous (and by fabulous, I do mean bad…by modern standards, anyhow.) Chestina, Ova, Flem, Mayo, Dimple, JOESPH, Son (man, that’s some Berenstain Bears creativity there! “Brother,” “Sister,” “Mama,” “Papa”…)—heeheehee!! And those Lillian/Lilyans of 1908. Hmm, 1913 might wanna reverse. Aha, Berry & Merry!!

    The one I love: IVORY!

    Ones I like: Ferne (drop the e), Reno, Icy, Texie (sounds like a cool nickname…but for what? Texas? Well heck, they’ve got Arizona, Bama, and Indiana in there! xD Seriously, states that could best be used as given names…Alabama, Alaska, Colorado?, Florida, GEORGIA, Iowa?, Kansas?, Louisiana, Maine?, Maryland?, Michigan—like the frog, Montana, Nebraska?, Nevada, York?, Jersey?, CAROLINA, Dakota, Tennessee, Utah?, Vermont?, VIRGINIA, Washington…okay, I guess most of them COULD be used if you wanted to be really quirky and “different.”)

    Ones I kiiiinda like or that *might* be okay to use (on the sex for which they’re listed): Parthenia, Erie, Dove, Odell (Odette+Adelle?), Hildred (Hilde/Hildegard +Mildred?), Almeta, Vella, Gregoria, Golden (well, Golda/Goldie), Louvenia, Glendora, Mardell, Wardell, Gust (nickname for Gustave or something?), Jettie, Vester (prefer Hester, Vesper for girls), Charlsie, Jack (nn for a Jacqueline/Jackie), Otho, Willodean (some just seem like combinations of other names…)

    Sterling>Starling. Rollo>Rolla. I love Electra (not so much Electa.) Pearl>Pearly. Virgil>Virgle (which I assume is pronounced the same way, & thus just another dumb misspelling?) Love Elsa/Elza for a girl.

    Funny…I just assigned the name Okey (spelled Okie) yesterday…to a goby (fish)!
    As for those contemporary ones…yeesh. I can’t stand “Jaidyn,” especially with such a “y00n33k” spelling. The other boy ones aren’t too bad, I guess—but not ones I’d choose. I like Catalina and Carly spelled thusly, and Meadow is nice. HAYLEY is all right. I can’t decide on Sloan. I guess it’s another “interesting, but not really something I’d strongly consider.”

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Yeah, Ova and Flem are some of my favorites. :)

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