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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

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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."

I pity any baby boys born to sick scumbags like these parents.

101 posted on 11/10/2010 8:14:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ExGeeEye

I like Gunner myself.

I call my son “Da Vinci”. Is that wrong? : )


102 posted on 11/10/2010 8:21:55 PM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: Celtic Cross

Megan is a well used girls name. Reagan is not a male first name. It fits my daughter perfectly and now everytime she hears Ronald Reagan’s name on the tube she gets excited. If I wanted to name my son after Reagan I would name him Ronald, but aside from Ron himself I dont particularly like that name.


103 posted on 11/10/2010 8:28:38 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Tainan
Oops! Sorry, should have put my glasses back on. Thought I was responding to the Maxfield name.

Maxell... yeah, I've still got a carton of new unopened cassettes. Strange name for a boy! Then again, the current generation would probably never get the connection.

104 posted on 11/10/2010 8:44:11 PM PST by sjmjax
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To: Secret Agent Man

My eldest son is named Christian.


105 posted on 11/10/2010 9:00:00 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Celtic Cross

How ‘bout I say “yes”—

—though as we approach a childless 50, my wife and I have basically given up.


106 posted on 11/10/2010 9:19:53 PM PST by ExGeeEye (Freedom: to say "No!" fearlessly to the Feds, and get away with it.)
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To: ransomnote

The whole discussion sounds like the “boy named sue”...

well, it could be worse.

When I adopted my oldest boy, his “original” name was Ovideo (a common name in Colombia). But I didn’t think he would survive seventh grade, so we changed his first name at adoption to my father’s name, and kept it as his middle name.

And yes, his new name is a biblical name.


107 posted on 11/10/2010 9:56:01 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Bud Krieger; OldPossum
Firstly, I didn't say anything was wrong with the name itself....although frankly, I'd never give it to my child. It was the process I found absurd: like if Tom and Lisa have a girl and name her "Tisa".

It's self-centered and lame.

Secondly, "Tug" was McGraw's nickname. His given name was "Frank".

108 posted on 11/10/2010 10:43:51 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Great minds ...


109 posted on 11/11/2010 12:02:21 AM PST by DWar (The perfect is the enemy of the excellent!!)
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To: quantim

You mean like Taylor?


110 posted on 11/11/2010 1:22:01 AM PST by VADoc1980
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To: ransomnote

During my residency, on the ob rotation, there was a baby born on the night shift and promptly named Daquan-Demetrius (two-part first name). What prompts people to do this?


111 posted on 11/11/2010 1:30:20 AM PST by VADoc1980
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Well Psycho, I am glad you cleared that up for us. I’m sure we will all have a better day for it. I guess that child should be happy his mothers wasn’t named Theresa. :)


112 posted on 11/11/2010 4:58:02 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: ExGeeEye
Interesting list. Mostly good, though I must say, I know some people whose dog is named Gunner.

But hey, at least that shows it IS a name!

=)

113 posted on 11/11/2010 5:09:40 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: hifidelity

George Carlin: “Soft names make soft people.”

I’d say the parents of Brock Lesnar really took that advice to heart, and look at the result.


114 posted on 11/11/2010 5:10:11 AM PST by Carlucci (Don't care what religion my president is, as long as he worships -- THE CONSTITUTION!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I feel sorry for any child born to parents who think the child is simply an extension of themselves. One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is to take the responsibility and still realize that that little person is a complete and separate individual, not a pet, not a toy, and not something to be made into what you wished you had been, or into something to entertain or impress your friends. I wonder if someone has done some sort of psychological profile of parents based on how they name their children. Might be interesting (if it was more than just a quick and agenda driven thing).


115 posted on 11/11/2010 6:03:35 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: quantim
Decades ago we had a few popular names that crossed genders, always felt bad for the guys:

Dana, Terry, Kim etc.


Speaking of feeling bad, years ago I worked with a guy named Lacey. Another guy called him Lacey panties. I'm sure he got this his entire life.
116 posted on 11/11/2010 6:10:00 AM PST by weef
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To: brytlea

Hahahahahaha!


117 posted on 11/11/2010 6:20:41 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: csmusaret

No, don’t!


118 posted on 11/11/2010 6:30:49 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: ransomnote

I’ve taught two Hunters, both all boy.


119 posted on 11/11/2010 6:37:52 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

My son’s middle name is Hunter.


120 posted on 11/11/2010 6:38:48 AM PST by riri
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To: riri
Both of the boys were avid hunters, took at least one day off during hunting season to be with their dads during deer season.

I never begrudged the boys that time with their dads. They are learning lessons that can not be taught in a classroom.

121 posted on 11/11/2010 6:43:43 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Felis_irritable
My mom dated a genuine range working cowboy named “Lance”.

Hated him (9 years old) until he gave my brother and I pocket knives. Then he was the greatest ever and we were glad to see him around.

Still works the ranges down in Argentina last I heard.

Lance is about as manly as it gets, named for a long spear used from horseback.

I like Norman names.

122 posted on 11/11/2010 6:47:10 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Felis_irritable
My mom dated a genuine range working cowboy named “Lance”.

Hated him (9 years old) until he gave my brother and I pocket knives. Then he was the greatest ever and we were glad to see him around.

Still works the ranges down in Argentina last I heard.

Lance is about as manly as it gets, named for a long spear used from horseback.

I like Norman names.

123 posted on 11/11/2010 6:47:10 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

Sometimes perfectly good names fall out of favor for one reason or another. At one time Agnes and Ethel were very popular and perfectly acceptable names. Nowadays? Not so much.


124 posted on 11/11/2010 6:59:44 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: rintense

I didn’t think anyone would get that one.


125 posted on 11/11/2010 7:01:26 AM PST by sportutegrl (Why are they called Musketeers if they fight with swords?)
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To: BradyLS
We named our son Travis and he named his son Austin, both are on the cowboy list.

Travis was one of the heroes of the Alamo and Austin is a family name.

126 posted on 11/11/2010 7:13:39 AM PST by Ditter (/)
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To: brytlea
My Grandma is named “Gertrude” i.e. Trudy.

That is archaic these days.

127 posted on 11/11/2010 7:35:22 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: brytlea

I just talked to a Dallas K-9 cop. His service dog is named Kenny....I got a chuckle out of that one, but I liked the name....


128 posted on 11/11/2010 8:01:37 AM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: allmendream

It’s funny how names can be so popular for awhile and fall out. My name was pretty popular for a time, but I don’t think it cracks the top 100 anymore. One day it may come back as a *vintage* name. LOL


129 posted on 11/11/2010 8:22:13 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Kimmers

Southpark may have ruined that name. ;)


130 posted on 11/11/2010 8:22:52 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: DLfromthedesert
As Rush calls these pu$$y whipped guys: the new castrati

This is where that came from:

The Voice of the Neuter is Heard Throughout the Land

131 posted on 11/11/2010 8:36:15 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: brytlea

I remember my mother always getting annoyed when we would talk about her grandchildren in terms of, “Heh, doesn’t ____ look just like his mother/father?” My mother would always reply, “He’s his own person and he looks like himself.”


132 posted on 11/11/2010 9:05:10 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Yes, I knew that it wasn’t Tug’s real name (didn’t know his real name—thanks for the information).

Some folks may not know that Tug’s son is Tim McGraw, the country-and-western singer.


133 posted on 11/11/2010 10:17:31 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: brytlea

And other names, such as Sarah and Elizabeth, never go out of style. If you heard of someone named “Ethel,” you’d think, “old lady.” If you heard of someone named “Britnee,” you’d think, “young girl.” But a Sarah or Elizabeth could be 12 years old...or 90.


134 posted on 11/11/2010 11:40:10 AM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Nea Wood

Mine is one of those old standbys, but I have not heard it used in ages. However, I don’t think anyone thinks OLD when they hear it. Yet. :)


135 posted on 11/11/2010 11:50:30 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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I feel sorry for any child born to parents who think the child is simply an extension of themselves...

That's why I hate to see people names "Jr." Didn't the parents want to give this boy his own, separate identity? I've never been a parent but I had, the last thought for a given name would be mine.

136 posted on 11/11/2010 5:01:02 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Dr. Sivana
Normally, it is the husbands who will say no son of mine is gonna be called “Jayden.”

My 29 year old son named his first boy (and my first grandson) Jaylen. Broke my reality into a thousand pieces.

137 posted on 11/11/2010 9:48:03 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Vision
Reagan for a girl is pretty good.

I've heard that one, and it turns me off.

138 posted on 11/11/2010 9:54:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: OldPossum
When I was in my 20s (1960s) I dated a girl named Dianette.

In high school, I dated a girl named Ronette. No joke.

139 posted on 11/11/2010 9:57:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: OldPossum
That's why I hate to see people names "Jr." Didn't the parents want to give this boy his own, separate identity?

Thankfully, my mom vetoed any juniors when she first married my dad. His name is Crittenden.

140 posted on 11/11/2010 10:03:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: OldPossum

I guess. Jr is pretty traditional. We didn’t do it altho there are Jrs on both sides of our family. I think they are confusing sometimes, altho I know jrs who are quite proud to have their dad’s name. It might depend entirely on the family dynamics. I think naming your child Apple or something made up or really trendy might be a worse thing. If you name them after a beloved family member it says they are part of something bigger than themselves instead of a possession like your dog.
All I can tell you is that we agonized over naming our sons. Didn’t want names that lent themselves to stupid nicknames. Didn’t want names that were cute for kids but awful for adults. Etc. And we did want to give them one name that had a family connection, but not a junior (because of the confusion and because we didn’t want one child to be a junior and the subsequent children not to be able to have that).
None of them have complained about their names.
My dogs, I have fun naming. My kids I worked hard on. :)


141 posted on 11/12/2010 5:36:12 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

You mentioned “confusing” in conjunction with the “Jr.” issue. When I was a young man I had a part-time job with Sears in their collection department and many was the time that I thought that I was speaking to the customer and I was instead talking to his son or his father. Such are the delights in the stupid Jr. and Sr. bit.

And I was told by people who worked in the granting of credit that they encountered similar problems when trying to get a credit history from various organizations.

All because men who had such a lack of imagination in naming their sons, or, more likely, the heightened sense of their own star status that they conferred upon their son their own name, believing, I guess, that the glory would be reflected on their progeny.

Which reminds me. I once attended some single A baseball games (single A is a lowly form of professional baseball, men who want to be major league players start there) and on one team was Mickey Mantle, Jr. Well, of course, those genes come together very infrequently and Jr. was a big disappointment. He lacked the talent.

But he was Mickey Mantle Jr. and there were high expectations...not to be realized. He must have felt a failure.


142 posted on 11/12/2010 5:00:53 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Wow, you have a really strong opinion about this issue. All I can say is I don’t agree with you across the board, but I’m sorry if this has caused some problems in your own life. Most of the Juniors I know don’t seem to have any sort of issues with their fathers based on their having been given the family name. Perhaps you should talk it out with someone.


143 posted on 11/12/2010 5:13:42 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: VADoc1980
During my residency, on the ob rotation, there was a baby born on the night shift and promptly named Daquan-Demetrius (two-part first name). What prompts people to do this?

The same people who name their sons Precious and SirRoderick.

I'm in HR and both of these young men have applied for roles within our company.

And Precious? He's HUGE. 6'4"ish, 300 lbs, if he's an ounce.

Nice guy though.

144 posted on 11/12/2010 5:19:07 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: brytlea
Oh the Jrs aren't too bad, it's when you get into the IVs that things get interesting.

In my extended family we have 4 Felix Fenton (last name redacted) and 4 Felix Fenton (other last name redacted)

Each of the IVs decided NOT to do a V.

One of my cousins (several times removed) was an astronaut. This was back in 1983, before he was going up on a mission, we had 7 of the 8 Felix Fenton's in one room, I called out to my 1st cousin Felix IV and I had all 7 turn to look at me. OY, it was funny! :-)

145 posted on 11/12/2010 5:27:24 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: RikaStrom

LOL
The Juniors I’ve known have all been fine with it. Im sure there are people who dislike their names no matter what they are, and if someone has a real issue, they can legally change it.


146 posted on 11/12/2010 5:35:20 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Well, indeed I do have a strong opinion on the issue. Naming someone after yourself strikes me as the action of someone quite “struck upon” himself and I’ve never been an admirer of those types of people. It is further evidence of men’s being far more conceited than women. Have you ever heard of a woman naming one of her daughters the same name as herself? It may happen but I would bet that it is very, very rare.

And the matter has never been a problem for me (aside from those occasions when I had to explain that I wanted to speak to Joe Smith Jr., not Joe Smith Sr., about his delinquent bill). Thankfully, I was never a Jr. If I had been, at age 21, you would have found me in the courthouse petitioning the court to have my name changed to something, say, more “individualistic”.

And no, ma’am, I feel no need to “talk it out with someone.” It was never a “family issue” with me because I never had children. I never wanted children. Those are other people’s problems.

I am 70 years of age, and my opinions are quite well-formed and I see no need to modify them at this point.


147 posted on 11/12/2010 6:53:48 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Doesn’t seem like any point in taking this conversation any further.


148 posted on 11/12/2010 7:03:32 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

No, there is no point in doing so. We just don’t agree.


149 posted on 11/12/2010 7:53:34 PM PST by OldPossum
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