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JCC Names they don't call kids any more.

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

  1. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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?
     
  2. Arwen Sith

    Arwen Sith Jedi Master star 4

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    Dick
    Fanny
    Randy
     
  3. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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

    Eunice
    Mabel
    Marcella
    Cynthia
     
  4. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    On a related note, Oscar seems to have vanished from use.
     
  5. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  6. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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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.
     
  7. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    Gerald/Geraldine.
     
  8. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member 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.
     
  9. -G-O-A-T-

    -G-O-A-T- Jedi Master star 3

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    Queequeg
     
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  10. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    Gary Indiana
     
  11. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  12. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  13. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    I think Julia Roberts named her daughter Gertrude.

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

    Platelet Jedi Knight star 2

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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.

    Drusilla

    Minerva

    Luther

    Thurston

    Lavinia

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

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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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. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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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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  21. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    Svetlana

    Athanasius
     
  22. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Keenan
    Marlon
    Zechariah/Zachariah
     
  23. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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  24. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    That's funny, because my paternal grandmother, who was a nurse, was named Helen.
     
  25. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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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..