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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    have been discouraged from using based on too many negative reactions? (Not necessarily from your SO but just that when you’ve asked or done polls on it, reactions are pretty mixed or too negative.)

    Some for me (that I love anyway but might not use b/c they got too many negative reactions):

    * Gloria
    * Evangeline (seems like people either love it or hate it. I’m really leaning toward it as a MN though if I ever do get to have a little girl!)
    * Valerie
    * Susanna
    * Desmond

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  • kimiha
    Participant

    this is so frustrating. i wish i would just use a name that i love but if everyone doesnt like it or has a bad association with it i feel hesitant.

    damien
    mirabelle
    althea
    reeve

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Does Mirabelle get negative reactions? I think it’s gorgeous!


    kimiha
    Participant

    idk. i heard its a fruit. and it kind of sounds like mira! in spanish.

    i love althea. some people have said it sounds old. i think it sounds feminine and exotic.

    damien obviously the omen association. which is so stupid.

    reeve. its rare and its last namey.

    also lucian i think would be great with modern common boys names. ive heard it reminds people of lucifer..

    what do people say about your list? they sound good to me

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    @twosapphires: What was the reason for people not liking Valerie and Susanna? I think both of those names are pretty.

    @kimiha: I have met a few kids named Damien and I never think of the boy from the Omen. It is a perfectly acceptable name.

    I only discussed the names I liked with my fiance, so I haven’t gotten any negative reactions from anyone about the names. Except for the fact that my family doesn’t like what we are giving my daughter for her middle name, which is Xochitl. My dad and 16 year old brother are especially against the name.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    I can’t think of anything with Susanna or Reeve!?
    Mine:
    Skylar – I’ve been told it sounds like a stripper :(
    Camryn/Emerson/Averie – all too unisex
    Declan
    Pierce
    Trevor

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I love Primrose and Katniss. Too Hunger Games though. I LOVE HG but the association would just be too strong. :(

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Susanna has gotten mixed reactions. Some people love it but some have said it sounds super boring or plain or that it just makes them think of the song, “Oh Susanna!” so it sounds too old-fashioned or country in a negative way.

    I think Valerie is really pretty too and to me it has a vintage charm. I forget why people didn’t like it but I think to some it seemed more “dated” than charming. I did a poll on it on here several months back. Responses weren’t all negative but they were mixed.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I’m surprised you got so many negative reactions from some of these! I have a coworker/friend named Susan/Sue, and I sing Oh, Susanna to her all the time, haha. She just laughs. I think it’s cute. I was never a huge Susannah fan (in fact, I quite hate it), but I’ve grown to really like Susanna! And I love the nns Sosie and Annie.

    And Desmond and Evangeline are great, too.

    I’m sure there are tons on my list, but these are the only ones I can think of right now:

    Agnes (people just think it’s too old-fashioned. I love it!)
    Ariella (I guess it’s too close to areola for some, but I don’t see it at all!)
    Bella (I think it’s just too trendy and overdone for most–same with Ella–but I still love it)
    Kaia (people keep saying it’s too trendy, but it seems really timeless to me)
    Pax (idk why people dislike it–I love it!)
    Brody (I think most people think it’s too trendy, but I love it!)

    And that’s all I’ve got for now…

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I am with you on Kaia!!
    And I’m glad Susanna has grown on you. :)

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    I don’t mind Pax or Brody. Agnes hasn’t come back from the dead for me yet lol

    Tara
    Tara
    Participant

    Clementine
    Amity
    Olivia (This is from working in Early Childhood!)

    Ethan (Again, Early Childhood!)
    Preston
    Paxton

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Too many Olivias and Ethans in your life, Tara? :)
    What kind of negative reactions do you get to Amity? I had a college friend with that name.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    The only negative thing I see with Amity is that it’s a bit uncommon and might be pronounced wrong. It kinda seems incomplete too but it’s cute because I know of a little girl with the name.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I just thought of another. I love Daria, but I’ve heard people say that she’d get “diarrhea” jokes.

    I also love Anneliese but hear that she would get “anal” jokes.

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