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2010's Hot Boy Baby Name Trend
thedailybeast.com ^ | November 9, 2010 | 10:40pm | Pamela Redmond Satran

Posted on 11/10/2010 6:06:04 PM PST by ransomnote

Rejecting the top names of the past century, more and more parents are choosing gender-neutral boys' names. SNIP

When sportswriter Peter Richmond, author of Badasses, was expecting his first son 25 years ago, he didn’t want to name him Tom, after his father, or Burgess, after his grandfather, and he certainly didn’t want to name the poor kid after himself.

Instead, Richmond and his wife wanted to give their son a name that was unmistakably male yet broke rank with all the masculine names that came before it. Robert, William, and John have dominated boy-baby naming since statisticians began keeping track. SNIP

“Naming your kid Hunter or Breaker is like saying *expletive* you to the world that invented feminism,” said Richmond. “It’s a desperate cry to hold onto an archaic and useless form of masculinity, whereas naming your kid Robert III after your grandfather who invented the flyswatter and bought the house in Newport is a very different kind of holding onto an outmoded form of masculinity.”

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1 posted on 11/10/2010 6:06:06 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

“Our nontraditional boys’ names reflect our own desire to raise sons who will be as comfortable pushing dolls in strollers as pushing trucks.”


2 posted on 11/10/2010 6:07:12 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

I’m fine with my oldschool “John Richard”.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 6:09:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ransomnote

By not naming you son a “man’s” name you turn him into faggot fodder.


4 posted on 11/10/2010 6:11:52 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: ransomnote

If we had one, his name would have been James after my grandfather and her father.

But I’ve always thought “Lance” was a cool name for a boy...


5 posted on 11/10/2010 6:12:13 PM PST by Felis_irritable
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To: ransomnote
Rejecting the top names of the past century, more and more parents are choosing gender-neutral boys' names. SNIP

Ouch! Don't put "SNIP" in right after mentioning "gender-neutral". It makes the boys want to crawl up into my abdomen to hide. :-)

6 posted on 11/10/2010 6:12:13 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Dems' response to 11/2: Do not go gentle into that new day,Rage,rage against the coming of the dawn!)
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To: ransomnote

My son has a classmate whose sibling was named Wolfgang Obama. Initials: WOW

Vomitous.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 6:12:47 PM PST by tunedin
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To: ransomnote

Beowulf and Gunnar are on my list if my wife and I decide to have a third child.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 6:12:47 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: ransomnote

Any solid Christian name works for me.

Heck, even “Christian”. That would sure piss off a lot of secular schoolteachers, to have to say the word “Christian” all day.


9 posted on 11/10/2010 6:12:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ransomnote

30 years ago when I named my son Jordan it was a boys name. NOW it’s been co-opted as a girls name.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 6:14:23 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ransomnote

That is one of the stupidest articles I’ve ever read.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 6:14:38 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: ransomnote

This is one of the stupidist naming articles I’ve ever read.

She makes no mention of going back to the bible for many of the names - I mean, Elijah (for anyone who knows the story) is far from feminine. Why would you name a boy a feminine name anyway? It’s like saying, ‘I want my child to be confused and picked on”.

However, looking at the picture of the author, she does look a little confused to me. I was trying to figure out if she was a feminine man or a butch woman.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 6:15:07 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: tunedin

Ok I am shocked. But, was the child named when Obama was on the ascent? Will he be renamed ‘Clinton’ on the descent?


13 posted on 11/10/2010 6:15:49 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Dead Corpse

Beowulf Corpse? That better be one tough kid!


14 posted on 11/10/2010 6:16:11 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: tunedin
I work with a woman whose name begins with a "T". Her husband's name is Doug.

So they named their son "Tug".

No joke.

15 posted on 11/10/2010 6:16:42 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Felis_irritable

“Angus”.


16 posted on 11/10/2010 6:17:45 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ransomnote
More suburban faggotization of the American male. I am quite happy with the given name Eric, thank you very damned much........and I'll pound it into your soft ass if you don't like it.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

17 posted on 11/10/2010 6:18:42 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: I still care

I think there is a segment of the population out there who secretly want their boys to be gay because it’s a little cool in their circle.


18 posted on 11/10/2010 6:18:44 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

“Beowulf Corpse? That better be one tough kid!”

Must you type such things when I have a mouth full of coffee????


19 posted on 11/10/2010 6:18:49 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Why excerpt the key fact?!

Their choice: Maxfield.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 6:19:42 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Nobody tell Barack Obama what number comes after a trillion" --S.P.)
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To: ransomnote
“I wanted to imbue my sons with feminist values.."

And their father has what to say about that exactly?
21 posted on 11/10/2010 6:20:05 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: cripplecreek

“1. Cullen
2. Jax
3. King
4. Emmett
5. Colt
6. Braylen
7. Jett
8. Kason
9. Jasper
10. Brooks”

At a guess, I bet a lot of single moms are behind these. Take ‘Cullen’ for example. Is anyone who names their kid ‘Cullen’ even out of their teens yet?


22 posted on 11/10/2010 6:20:33 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ransomnote

;)


23 posted on 11/10/2010 6:20:34 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I think Chlamydia is a beautiful name for a girl.

All my girlfriends leave me.


24 posted on 11/10/2010 6:21:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BradyLS

All great golden retriever names! I need to save that list for my next litter! :)


25 posted on 11/10/2010 6:22:01 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: BradyLS

Bizarre.


26 posted on 11/10/2010 6:22:32 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL


27 posted on 11/10/2010 6:23:10 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ransomnote

Achmed, shmooee, chico, chooch..............


28 posted on 11/10/2010 6:23:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Why is it when I hear compromise I hear crickets)
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To: ransomnote

Decades ago we had a few popular names that crossed genders, always felt bad for the guys:

Dana, Terry, Kim etc.


29 posted on 11/10/2010 6:23:56 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Beelzebubba

“Why excerpt the key fact?!

Their choice: Maxfield.”

Because it sounds like the name of a grocery store?

You know, for all their strenuous beliefs about men, I don’t think the name they chose really does all they want it to do. I assume that by the time he’s 5 he’ll answer to Max. In 4th grade when he is found to be clumsy, the other kids will call him Maxwell Smart after the recent movie remake of a dufus. In high school, he’ll start a garage band an name it Max-I-AM after himself (and Will_I_AM). He’ll have a screen name online like ‘Maximum Damage’.


30 posted on 11/10/2010 6:25:18 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Pumpernickel.

Only you spelled “stupidest” correctly... :)


31 posted on 11/10/2010 6:25:33 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: cripplecreek

I vote for “Ignatia: after Saint Ignatius.


32 posted on 11/10/2010 6:26:01 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ransomnote
“Naming your kid Hunter or Breaker is like saying *expletive* you to the world that invented feminism I'd really like my child to be regularly beaten up on the playground,”

Needed fixin'.

33 posted on 11/10/2010 6:26:32 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: mrmeyer

“I wanted to imbue my sons with feminist values..”

And their father has what to say about that exactly?

****************************************************

Oh he’s not allowed to say anything unless I tell him to.


34 posted on 11/10/2010 6:27:17 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

I was always partial to Be-Bop and Bo-Bo.


35 posted on 11/10/2010 6:27:49 PM PST by old school
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To: ransomnote

The cause of this trend is clear. More women are bearing children without benefit of a formal husband. There is no check on the self-indulgences that take place with those who use idiotic “alternate spellings” for their daughters so she can be “one of a kind” (with a name nobody can spell).

Normally, it is the husbands who will say no son of mine is gonna be called “Jayden.” Regarding the oddball Palin naming conventions, that has much (I believe) to do with Native culture being broader in their selection of names from time immemorial, so they get a waiver.


36 posted on 11/10/2010 6:27:50 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: ransomnote

I want Hannibal or Damion, my wife doesn’t seem to pleased.


37 posted on 11/10/2010 6:28:32 PM PST by mnehring
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To: ransomnote

Schuyler and Kenton....you’re just asking for your kid to get tormented.


38 posted on 11/10/2010 6:29:42 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: ransomnote
"Why did you name your son Payne?"

"I was in labor for 23 hours."

39 posted on 11/10/2010 6:30:45 PM PST by sportutegrl (Why are they called Musketeers if they fight with swords?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Name him Glans.


40 posted on 11/10/2010 6:31:13 PM PST by csmusaret (Tax revenue increased 39% from2002 to 2007 as a result of the Bush tax cuts.)
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To: csmusaret

Okay, that made me snort.


41 posted on 11/10/2010 6:31:50 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: BradyLS

“At a guess, I bet a lot of single moms are behind these. Take ‘Cullen’ for example. Is anyone who names their kid ‘Cullen’ even out of their teens yet?”

Unfortunately, women in their late 30’s have been photographed screaming alongside the teenagers waiting in fan lines to catch a glimpse of a Twilight actor.


42 posted on 11/10/2010 6:32:27 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: brytlea

My son is named after my father and other men in my family going back over 150 years. Now his name, first and middle, are predominately given to girls. I asked him if it bothered him when he was younger he says nope. He knew who he was named for and is proud of the family history. He and his wife are expecting their first child. They recently found out their baby is a boy and the family name, first anyway, will carry on.


43 posted on 11/10/2010 6:32:41 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Beelzebubba

Maxfield, wasn’t that a cassette tape maker in the 80s?


44 posted on 11/10/2010 6:32:44 PM PST by mnehring
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To: BunnySlippers

I always liked Singent after St. John.


45 posted on 11/10/2010 6:34:43 PM PST by mnehring
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To: ransomnote

I wasn’t too happy when my brother named my nephews Cameron and Peyton. I think he let his wife pic the names.


46 posted on 11/10/2010 6:35:03 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: ransomnote

I wonder if there isn’t an analogous boy version of the “President or stripper?” test for girls. That test, if you’ve never heard of it, has you taking your preferred Girl Name and inserting it into the following formulae:

“...the president of the United States, _____ _____!”

“...and now on the center pole, _____ ______!”

Thus naming your girl Champagne Brandy Lexxxus fails miserably, unless you have really warped ideals.

We haven’t, as a society, had a habit of giving some boys “stripper names” (whatever those would be for a boy), but if there’s something similarly frivolous in the air for boys—and this article suggests a possibility or two—I wonder what a good specific test would be.

Also, I also consider many baby names overthought. It’s an important decision, to be sure, but I wonder just how much Communication of Your Values occurs thereby.

In any case, if he uses his own birth first name from here on out, poor gentle-chief Calum (from the linked article) will have to endure “can you spell that again?” for the rest of his life. If I were Calum, my main lesson would probably be that Mommy didn’t really think ahead to that part.


47 posted on 11/10/2010 6:35:03 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: ransomnote

What a lunatic.


48 posted on 11/10/2010 6:35:14 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: BunnySlippers

My great grandmother’s name was Zella.

I also knew a guy named Tandy.


49 posted on 11/10/2010 6:35:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ransomnote

It’s not too late, America! Give your kids a respectable cowboy or cowgirl name!

http://www.cowboycrew.com/cowboy_club_072.htm


50 posted on 11/10/2010 6:36:07 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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