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    I don't think there's anything wrong with "unusual" names so to speak. I'm fine with names from other cultures, words that aren't names etc. but not a fan of completely made up names. A pretty sound is not a name in my opinion.

    Neekie I remember the thread about your daughters name. In the spinoff thread I said that Addison has the same issue. The only difference is that Addison is a popular name. I'm glad you went with what you loved
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post


    I can't believe someone would call their kid zero? Zero?!?
    Yep Zero. I still can't believe she did it. She is pregnant again so we are guessing he will be called Ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    I don't think there's anything wrong with "unusual" names so to speak. I'm fine with names from other cultures, words that aren't names etc. but not a fan of completely made up names. A pretty sound is not a name in my opinion.

    Neekie I remember the thread about your daughters name. In the spinoff thread I said that Addison has the same issue. The only difference is that Addison is a popular name. I'm glad you went with what you loved
    Now I'm very intrigued because we like Addison! What's wrong with it??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Here Kitty View Post
    Now I'm very intrigued because we like Addison! What's wrong with it??!
    Nothing at all. I think it's a lovely name, I like all the "Addy" names actually

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    Addison is a disease. As is harlequin. But Addison's isn't terminal and with treatment sufferers usually live a normal life.

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    I don't think unusual names are cruel but parents should definitely consider what a child may think of the name later in life.

    Pet hate- people who name kids after cars or alcohol.

    I personally like names people know but aren't in the top 100 of common names
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    In all honesty I have looked after at day care identical twins called Big Dragon and Little Dragon. Seriously.

    I've given my children boring common names because I hate how I have to constantly spell mine. People assume it's spelt the same way as a famous actor and I have to correct them every time. Dam mum wanting to be a little bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shhhsleeping View Post
    Yep Zero. I still can't believe she did it. She is pregnant again so we are guessing he will be called Ten
    Perhaps Seven, like Seinfeld

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Addison is a disease. As is harlequin. But Addison's isn't terminal and with treatment sufferers usually live a normal life.
    Oh wow I had no idea. Thank you for sharing

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    My name is not unusual, but being born outside Aus, it is spelled the traditional way for my country of birth.

    I have to spell it every single time, and my married surname is also a toughie so I just spell both names out now automatically. And often multiple times just because it is different and I think people's fingers automatically jump to the PH and the IE key stroke combos. The number of times I have to send back applications for banks/insurance etc and prove my name is spelled that way (because the person over the phone simply mis-interpretted my spelling it out), at school having certificates re-printed because someone assumed someone else filled the forms out wrong, so many things argh!!

    And then I get the "oh yes, you were just trying to be different" comments. Actually I was only just born, I had no say, it's traditional for where I came from.

    While it's lovely to be named after my great grandfather (female version of) and would have worked in country of birth easy peasy, it drives me bonkers. I can only imagine what an even more unique name would be like. I would not wish it on anyone, a unique name is totally fine in my mind as long as it's the normal obvious spelling. I cant wait to give our kid a traditional name with straight up obvious spelling.


 

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