JCC Names they don't call kids any more.

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Felix is actually quite popular in the German-speaking world. My wife suggested it back when we were thinking of names, I vetoed, too closely associated with Felix Unger.

    Of those, how many have the full name "Adelheid", for which Heidi is merely a nickname?
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  3. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    Hmm, that explains why my friend Heidi was teased by calling her "Adelheid." Never connected that one.

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  4. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    On a related note, Oscar seems to have vanished from use.
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  6. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    Jacob is popular, Isabella is very popular although they may call them "Bella" for short.

    Edward, not as far as I can tell.
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  8. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    I went to high school with both a Nathaniel and a Thaddeus (though he went by Thad) and I know quite a few Ronald's, though most of them go by Ron.

    I'm happy to have a name that isn't used anymore. I can be pretty sure when I hear my name in a crowd the person is actually looking for me (unless my mother is around).

    A name I don't see much is Dorothy.
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  13. solojones Chosen One

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    I have a friend my age named Eunice, which always seemed weird to me.
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Mav, are you named after your mom?

    I don't see Agnes anymore (at least, with the younger set).
  15. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    I've actually known quite a few Erics of various ages. And my aunt is named Shirley, but that doesn't count obviously since she's a baby boomer.

    I've known a couple of Franks my age as well. Jacob is pretty popular. And I know an Oscar.

    What about Gertrude? No one names their daughter Gertrude anymore (thank goodness).
  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I think Julia Roberts named her daughter Gertrude.

    Edit: Meet a couple of guys named Luther.
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  17. Platelet Jedi Master

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    Helen isn't too popular nowadays, but it's one of my top picks if I ever have a daughter, after one of my great-grandparents.

    Also, the names of my other great-grandparents: Foster and Francis.

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    Lavinia

    Edit:
    Her twins are Hazel and Phinneas. Still not too common.
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  18. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I wouldn't say Helen's popular, per se, but I don't think it's uncommon. I have a friend named Helen.
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  19. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Guys, maybe we're looking at this incorrectly? It's not a matter of if our peers have these names but whether newborns are currently being named them. Right? I mean, most of us are in our twenties at least so it's not really quite the same.
  20. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    My sister the midwife helped deliver a baby named Agatha the other day.

    I hope that one doesn't catch on.

    Also, for bonus points, my sister's name is Helen.
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    That's funny, because my paternal grandmother, who was a nurse, was named Helen.
  25. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    I'm actually surprised this isn't around as much. It's a good sounding name.

    Music Man?

    Dorothy? Really?

    You know I don't think I have met anyone named Dorothy...Doris, but not Dorothy...You would think with the Wizard of Oz it would be popular...weird..