Just wondering what everyone thinks of children's names like : Ireland, London, and most recently North for kids? I sort of like the names like Ireland, London, Georgia but not North!!! North West how original?!
My daughter's name is Dallas. I love it Nothing to do with Texas or the Cowboys lol. But North West is definitely out there. I just can't believe anyone in their right mind would name their kid North West. Seems like the movie stars/famous people are in a competition who can come up with the most ridiculous names. There was one woman, ahhh I can't remember her name Shannon something or something Shannon, anyway named her kid Radio Science! She's Heath Ledger's love interest on A Knight's Tale
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I love place names as names. My two boys have surnames for first names, and I'm pretty sure they are town names as well. I know that there is a Cash, Arkansas.
My sister's last name can be made into silly combos like North West. She used to joke about naming her kids some of those names (she actually considered Harrison for her son, but Harry _______ would have been a tough one for him as he got holder and would inevitable be called that. So to me it is a bit of a ridiculous name because it is just like all of the ones we joked about for her kids.
I agree that some place names are cute, and some really shouldn't be used. And some I think it does depend on the last name and how they go together.
Like a commentator said in an article on the subject, at least they didn't name the baby Knorth.
Some names aren't after places per se; they're simply names. (The places, in fact, may be named after people) But picking something totally wacky for the sake of being wacky? I wouldn't get someone naming their kid Springfield or Peoria.
I'm not a fan, but I'm all about naming after someone I feel is important.
I guess some are OK, but overall - not a fan
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Not a huge fan of most but I do like Charlotte. But it does depend on the last name. A few I loved before my DH are out the door because it's too much with our name....it's an Sch last name and a strong shh sound that makes an otherwise good name into a tongue twister. We too like longer traditional names.
We named Madison after Madison, WI...a fun place to visit. But she was NOT conceived there...we just have lots of good memories of leisurely weekends in that city. Ali's real name is Alexandria, for the Alexandria in Egypt and particularly the Royal Library of Alexandria. We haven't decided on a name for baby boy yet, and I'm not sure if we'll keep the city theme going or not. I really like Austin but DH isn't so keen on it.
I think it depends on the specific name, but overall I'm into more traditional names. Semi related, but my dad used to have a coworker whose last name was Potter, and they named their son Harrison...so he's Harry Potter, yeah...lol. However, he was born like 6 or 7 years before the first book even came out so it was totally unrelated. Poor kid.
I saw in regards to North West--we should just be glad Brad Pitt didn't name his child Arm
That's the thing, in my eyes there are names that started out as name-names, then there just happen to be cities/states/countries named after them/similarly/whatever... then there are the names that are quite obviously after places that weren't ever really people-names before, KWIM? I'm fine with Savannah, but I don't think of Savannah Georgia when I hear that name - I think of the wild African safari type actually Austin and Georgia (both the state and the country) also are names I just see as names, not as place-names. Dallas is a little iffy, but to each their own, and I know of a few people named that... but if someone wanted to name their kid Sacramento or something... I dunno, it's just not for me in that case.
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We kind of fell into this. With DD I picked Sydney. THat is what my mom wanted to name me. With my son, I let DH pick and he went with Austin. We met in Austin and attended university there. So if we have a 3rd, I don't know if we will stick with the city name trend. I agree with traditional spelling.