Talk:1011: Baby Names

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"Old lady" names like Edith or Margaret are also pretty awful for a girl. She's gonna have to live her early years with a name that makes her sound like she's 50. Davidy22[talk] 13:13, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

There's a young Margaret in A Wrinkle in Time. Also, I know a young woman named Margaret. However, I can hardly imagine a worse name than Bertha. Dfeuer (talk) 16:09, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Remember that they are only "Old Lady" names because they were popular baby names 50 years ago! In 50 years time people will say don't name your child Hunter! That's a grandpa name! (Yes people actually call their sons that!) --LostFire (talk) 09:54, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm from Brazil and I find interesting that the concept of names that makes children feel much older exists in other languages. 108.162.254.119 03:47, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

It's common to pretty much all cultures, name fads come and go. In Brazil, for example, you don't see many girls named "Lourdes", or old men named "Felipe". --108.162.210.241 15:18, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Interestingly this problem seems (to me) to be relatively unexistant in Poland. This seems to be helped by our attitude to name variants (i.e. considering them same name in most cases). 141.101.89.216 21:06, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

I suspect "friendly" is so it would play out in introductions as such: "Nice to meet you. I'm friendly." --108.162.225.148 14:05, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Still can't think of a name dumber than 'Renesmee'. 'North West' comes close. 108.162.221.53 02:07, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

My friend married a man named "Durr." First child was named Kathy. I suggested Corianne for the second 173.245.63.146 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I have a friend who was briefly called Parsley. When she was born, her Grandfather got the call instead of her Grandmother, and reported that her name as "Parsley". He then went straight back to sleep, leaving the Grandmother quite frustrated. After reading this comic, she felt sort of famous. 108.162.221.77 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

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