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06 Dec 2012 11:38 AM   |   4617 clicks   |   The Atlantic
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Millennium     
I can't help but wonder: does the poll only count the literal "Mary", or does it include derivatives and roots (Marie, Maria, Miriam, etc.) as well?

06 Dec 2012 09:51 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
If Mary had been the name of the girl in Twilight it would have shot right back to the top just like Isabella did.

06 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
FishyFred     
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Approves

06 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
talulahgosh    [TotalFark]  
came here for twilight comment, leaving satisfied.

/i hear "renesmee" is gaining ground.
//sigh.

06 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  
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Todays little whores just can't live up to that name.


/Relax, it was a joke

06 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
Rapmaster2000     
Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.

06 Dec 2012 11:41 AM
Gnu Mutant     
I heard Mary goes down and Emma gives it up.

06 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
doczoidberg     
I've noticed that most chicks named Marianne are hot.

What's that mean?

06 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
Shirley Ujest     
Try being a Joan in this day and age.

06 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
lohphat    [TotalFark]  
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/oblig

06 Dec 2012 11:45 AM
Lollipop165     

Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.


It's an Italian thing.

Most of my older relatives are named Tom, Peter, or Marie/Maria. Even my generation has a few.

That being said I know 3 Mary's under the age of 3. All Irish-American with at least one immigrant parent. Mary Grace, Mary Elizabeth, and Mary Alice.

06 Dec 2012 11:45 AM
stonelotus     
Vatican II, you farking Marys

06 Dec 2012 11:46 AM
Wellon Dowd     
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06 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
pkellmey     
John Wayne was the first rebel?

06 Dec 2012 11:47 AM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  
According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

06 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
tricycleracer     
You know? Yeah. There's another soft name for a boy. Kyle. Soft names make soft people. I'll bet you anything that ten times out of ten, Nicky, Vinny and Tony will beat the shiat out of Todd, Kyle, and Tucker.

06 Dec 2012 11:49 AM
StrandedInAZ    [TotalFark]  
My partner named her now two-year-old daughter Mary. We were at Toys R Us, and my partner mentioned that she can't ever find anything personalized with the name "Mary" on it. There was quite a bit of stuff under the name Neveah, however.

Her daughter is the only person I know of under the age of 50 who is named "Mary".

06 Dec 2012 11:50 AM
DiosDiablo     
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06 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
FishyFred     

tricycleracer: There's another soft name for a boy. Kyle.


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The hell you say!

06 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Antimatter     

brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?


Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

06 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
verbaltoxin     
There were tons of Amys, Melissas and Ambers where I grew up in the Midwest.

06 Dec 2012 11:54 AM
tricycleracer     

verbaltoxin: There were tons of Amys, Melissas and Ambers where I grew up in the Midwest.


I went to high school with like 30 Nicoles.

06 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
funk_soul_bubby     
I don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, but it's a funny thing... Ten years ago I scribbled down four names that I thought I would like for my children, two for boys and two for girls. One of the girl names was Danica. Over the decade since then, a certain underachieving but marketable racing celebrity has totally blown that idea all to hell.

06 Dec 2012 11:56 AM
mesmer242     
I imagine most parents don't want their daughter to grow up to be quite contrary. Growing a garden is ok though.

06 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
RobertBruce    [TotalFark]  
Nevaeh? Really? Stop this crap, people!


all I can think of is
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06 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
Burr     

DiosDiablo: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 270x406]


First thing I thought of too

/damn that show has me hooked

06 Dec 2012 11:58 AM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.


Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.

06 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
Ebenator     
Seems everyone is naming their boys Gavin or Aidan these days.

06 Dec 2012 12:02 PM
GentDirkly     
This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

06 Dec 2012 12:03 PM
Lollipop165     

funk_soul_bubby: I don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, but it's a funny thing... Ten years ago I scribbled down four names that I thought I would like for my children, two for boys and two for girls. One of the girl names was Danica. Over the decade since then, a certain underachieving but marketable racing celebrity has totally blown that idea all to hell.


I always liked Danica too. Maybe Erica? Or Monica?

That being said I don't think Danica is that popular as a baby name, even with the celebrity.

My favorite name since childhood was "Ella". It's super popular now too. So I went to my 2nd favorite baby name "Arden". Now there's a million "Braden"s, "Jaden"s, "Kaden"s, etc etc. Admittedly its not the same, but a bit too close for comfort for me.

All I can do is hope when I have a kid its a boy. My husband and I decided on his granddad's name and its Filipino. No one has it.

06 Dec 2012 12:04 PM
LDM90     
There's Something About LaDre'Shontavia

06 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
mesmer242     

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


How about Mirabelle? Similar to the other names you've got, but more uncommon.

06 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

RobertBruce: Nevaeh? Really? Stop this crap, people!


all I can think of is [pics1.ds-static.com image 300x300]


It's Heaven spelled backwards. Still stupid, yes.

06 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
selrays     

brigid_fitch: Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.



What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?

06 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
The Singing Bush     

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


If you like French names (it appears you do), how about Juliette or Genevieve

06 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
funk_soul_bubby     

Lollipop165: funk_soul_bubby: I don't know if we're having a boy or girl yet, but it's a funny thing... Ten years ago I scribbled down four names that I thought I would like for my children, two for boys and two for girls. One of the girl names was Danica. Over the decade since then, a certain underachieving but marketable racing celebrity has totally blown that idea all to hell.

I always liked Danica too. Maybe Erica? Or Monica?

That being said I don't think Danica is that popular as a baby name, even with the celebrity.

My favorite name since childhood was "Ella". It's super popular now too. So I went to my 2nd favorite baby name "Arden". Now there's a million "Braden"s, "Jaden"s, "Kaden"s, etc etc. Admittedly its not the same, but a bit too close for comfort for me.

All I can do is hope when I have a kid its a boy. My husband and I decided on his granddad's name and its Filipino. No one has it.


I suppose I could alter the spelling. Or go all Michael Bolton. (She's the one who sucks!) But you do have a point. My problem though is I'm an Indiana native son and the 500 is a big deal in Indiana, so all my friends will just think that's where it came from. But we got like seven months to decide!

Should definitely look into other language names, though.

/Baby name thread

06 Dec 2012 12:12 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.


06 Dec 2012 12:13 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

blatz514: Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.


Let's try this again...

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06 Dec 2012 12:14 PM
It's a Lazer Beam     

selrays: brigid_fitch: Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.


What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?


It means "red king" so technically it's a boy's name, then Bobby Kennedy went and named his daughter Rory and now it's both I guess. My nephew is named Rory, and he's eleven months old now.

I always thought if I had a boy I'd name him after my grandfather, Leo. Simple and it would be quite unique these days. For a girl... probably Eleanor - my grandmother's name.

06 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
GentDirkly     

The Singing Bush: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

If you like French names (it appears you do), how about Juliette or Genevieve


The French is an accident due to my wife's preference for Italian/Spanish names and my preference for 3 syllables instead of 4. Good suggestions, thanks!

06 Dec 2012 12:16 PM
Lollipop165     

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Lillian, Francesca, Eva, Elena, Isadora, Priscilla, Lenora, Elizabeth, Camille or Camilla, Cecilia, Jacqueline, Josephine, Leila.

/just some ideas... Camille, Cecilia, are on my personal short list

06 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
kobrakai     

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x1256]


Emma Stone makes Emma Watson look downright ugly.

06 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
ThighsofGlory     

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Stanley Ann

06 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

GentDirkly


This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Memphis Belle?

Ringmabelle?

Dorabelle?

Chanterelle?

Sociabelle?

06 Dec 2012 12:18 PM
Madame Ovary     

talulahgosh: came here for twilight comment, leaving satisfied.

/i hear "renesmee" is gaining ground.
//sigh.


My GSD is registered as Renesmee but we call her Mimi. Never heard Renesmee before. Hate that name.

06 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

mesmer242: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

How about Mirabelle? Similar to the other names you've got, but more uncommon.


Danica's actually a Danish name. One of my salespeople is named Danica and she's easily mid-30s, so couldn't have come from the Danica Patrick's popularity. It's also going to depend on your last name. I was a HS teacher for a few years and saw not only my share of weird names (Paris Frantz certainly stood out) but clunky ones that just didn't work. I remember a Dominic Kirkpatrick--too many hard consonants and sounded weird.

I've always been partial to Delaney & Dierdre but they don't work unless you're Irish. I also like Kate--nice, strong, no-nonsense name that seems to have fallen out of favor, so will be uncommon without being odd.

06 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
Vlad_the_Inaner     
I know a kid who was named Logan in honor of the X-Men character Wolverine.

I wonder if they will tell him when he grows up.

06 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Vlad_the_Inaner     

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Just remember to google it first to make sure there isn't a name collision between it and a porn star or mass murderer.

And snag a gmail account name now if possible.

06 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
LDM90     

talulahgosh: came here for twilight comment, leaving satisfied.

/i hear "renesmee" is gaining ground.
//sigh.


I can't figure out how that's even pronounced. I should ask a Twilight fan but I don't think I want to know that bad.

Reness-may
Renee-may
Rens-mee

Ugh they're all horrible.

06 Dec 2012 12:24 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

selrays: What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?


All the Rorys are boys, yes. There are lots of sci-fi names for both genders, so I guess fans don't try to gender-bend a character's or actor's name. In fact, I only remember one, with shamefully hilarious results. Couple LOVED the name Xavier (big X-Men fans, obviously) and when they found out their baby was a girl, just couldn't let go of the name. So they named her Xaviera.

And I went online and showed them a copy of The Happy Hooker.

06 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
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