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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: Felis_irritable

I have known two Lances in my life, both gay.


51 posted on 11/10/2010 6:36:35 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: ransomnote

My first boy will be named Rush. Ronald will probably be next.


52 posted on 11/10/2010 6:37:12 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: kalee

That’s cool. All of my boys have one of their names after someone in the family, and then one of their names that is not. I opted not to do a junior mostly because my husband wasn’t a junior so one of my sons has his first name as first name and another has his middle name as a middle name. The youngest has my father’s name as his middle name. I think it’s nice when people pass down family names but I also understand when people don’t want to, naming kids is a very personal and somewhat difficult thing.
On the other hand I totally don’t understand people who give their kids really odd names like Apple, and don’t understand people who just make up names like they are naming a pet. I went thru that stage when I was in Jr High. Glad I didn’t have kids when I was 13! LOL


53 posted on 11/10/2010 6:37:58 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Forgot to add that I think family names are more customary here in the South.


54 posted on 11/10/2010 6:39:13 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: Lonely Bull

Good point. I think there are male stripper names - they appear in soap operas. I remember a movie with Sallie Field in it portraying a soap actress and she was forever exasperated with her male model co-star, who’s soap opera name was ‘Bolt’. I think Fabio used to fall into that category. As for Calum, well kids generally hate being different from the others for awhile so he’ll shorten his name to Cal or use a middle name or do SOMETHING to try to pass for normal.


55 posted on 11/10/2010 6:41:29 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: brytlea

I dated a girl named Johnene. Her father’s name was John, one brother was Keith John, and the other was John Raymond.

John Raymond went by Ray but Keith John went by John. Since my name was John it was a real treat around that house.


56 posted on 11/10/2010 6:41:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ransomnote

I named my son Curtiss after the famous P-40 manufacturer.It didnt take long for the teachers to spell him name correctly either.


57 posted on 11/10/2010 6:42:25 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Lonely Bull

When I was teaching, I had kids (usually girls) who would get irritated with me because I could not immediately pronounce oddly spelled first names. I know their Moms wanted their names to be unique, by adding vowels etc, or using a y instead of an i or whatever, but it really just made them more difficult to decipher at times. I always bit my tongue and didn’t say, “Look if you’re Mom could spell, I could pronounce you’re name.” Something most parents probably don’t think of, but their kids will live with the consequences of their cuteness.


58 posted on 11/10/2010 6:42:42 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Viking2002

LMAO


59 posted on 11/10/2010 6:44:18 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: kalee

I am, more or less, a southern girl myself, altho I have lived all over. It probably is more of a southern thing.


60 posted on 11/10/2010 6:47:02 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ransomnote

I have few concerns for my Joseph, Michael, Charles, and Andrew.


61 posted on 11/10/2010 6:47:29 PM PST by seton89 (Mit der NY Dummheit, kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.)
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To: ransomnote

I’m surprised nobody has mentioned Beaver or Gilligan yet let alone Opie.


62 posted on 11/10/2010 6:48:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

LOL


63 posted on 11/10/2010 6:48:50 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: sportutegrl

Classic Designing Women quote.


64 posted on 11/10/2010 6:53:41 PM PST by rintense
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To: mnehring

I always favored Leroy Tyrone myself.


65 posted on 11/10/2010 6:56:33 PM PST by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: ransomnote

As Rush calls these pu$$y whipped guys: the new castrati


66 posted on 11/10/2010 6:58:48 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: ransomnote
A teacher friend of mine had a student named Le-ah. The mom got mad and came up to school complaining that everyone called her daugher "Leah" and that was NOT her name.

Her name, said an irate mom, "is LA DASH A"!!!

67 posted on 11/10/2010 7:00:29 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: ransomnote

“My name is ‘Sue!’ How do you do! Now your gonna die!!”

God Bless Johnny Cash!

My daddy left home when I was three
And he didn’t leave much to ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don’t blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me “Sue.”

Well, he must o’ thought that is quite a joke
And it got a lot of laughs from a’ lots of folk,
It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
Some gal would giggle and I’d get red
And some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named “Sue.”

Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
My fist got hard and my wits got keen,
I’d roam from town to town to hide my shame.
But I made a vow to the moon and stars
That I’d search the honky-tonks and bars
And kill that man who gave me that awful name.

Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
I thought I’d stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me “Sue.”

Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad
From a worn-out picture that my mother’d had,
And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye.
He was big and bent and gray and old,
And I looked at him and my blood ran cold
And I said: “My name is ‘Sue!’ How do you do!
Now your gonna die!!”

Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
And he went down, but to my surprise,
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
Kicking and a’ gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.

I tell ya, I’ve fought tougher men
But I really can’t remember when,
He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile.
I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
He went for his gun and I pulled mine first,
He stood there lookin’ at me and I saw him smile.

And he said: “Son, this world is rough
And if a man’s gonna make it, he’s gotta be tough
And I knew I wouldn’t be there to help ya along.
So I give ya that name and I said goodbye
I knew you’d have to get tough or die
And it’s the name that helped to make you strong.”

He said: “Now you just fought one hell of a fight
And I know you hate me, and you got the right
To kill me now, and I wouldn’t blame you if you do.
But ya ought to thank me, before I die,
For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
Cause I’m the son-of-a-bitch that named you “Sue.’”

I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
And I came away with a different point of view.
And I think about him, now and then,
Every time I try and every time I win,
And if I ever have a son, I think I’m gonna name him
Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!


68 posted on 11/10/2010 7:02:57 PM PST by DWar (The perfect is the enemy of the excellent!!)
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To: ransomnote
This is ridiculous and a little sad. I wonder what they'd think if they knew that many of the names they think are so unique and “now” are actually biblical names or names of items mentioned in the bible? I expect it wouldn't square with their with-it opinion of themselves.
69 posted on 11/10/2010 7:09:09 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Vision

Two sons and one daughter. Zachary Patton and Matthew Douglas and the daughter...Reagan Alexandra


70 posted on 11/10/2010 7:12:23 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ransomnote

My daddy left home when I was three
And he didn’t leave much to Ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don’t blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me ‘Sue.’

Well, he must o’ thought that is was quite a joke
And it got a lot of laughs from a’ lots of folk,
It seems I had to fight my whole life through.
Some gal would giggle and I’d get red
And some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named ‘Sue.’

Well, I grew up quick and I grew up mean,
My fist got hard and my wits got keen,
I’d roam from town to town to hide my shame.
But I made me a vow to the moon and stars
That I’d search the honky-tonks and bars
And kill that man that give me that awful name.

Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
I thought I’d stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me ‘Sue.’

Well, I knew that snake was my own sweet dad
From a worn-out picture that my mother’d had,
And I knew that scar on his cheek and his evil eye.
He was big and bent and gray and old,
And I looked at him and my blood ran cold
And I said: “My name is ‘Sue!’ how do you do! Now you gonna die!”

Well, I hit him hard right between the eyes
And he went down but, to my surprise,
He come up with a knife and cut off a piece of my ear.
But I busted a chair right across his teeth
And we crashed through the wall and into the street
Kicking and a’ gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer.

I tell ya, I’ve fought tougher men
But I really can’t remember when,
He kicked like a mule and he bit like a crocodile.
I heard him laugh and then I heard him cuss,
He went for his gun and I pulled mine first,
He stood there lookin’ at me and I saw him smile.

And he said: “’Son, this world is rough
And if a man’s gonna make it, he’s gotta be tough
And I know I wouldn’t be there to help ya along.
So I give ya that name and I said good-bye
I knew you’d have to get tough or die
And it’s that name that helped to make you strong.“

He said: ‘Now you just fought one hell of a fight
And I know you hate me, and you got the right
To kill me now, and I wouldn’t blame you if you do.
But ya ought to thank me, before I die,
For the gravel in ya guts and the spit in ya eye
Cause I’m the son-of-a-bitch that named you ‘Sue’.’

I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
And I come away with a different point of view.
And I think about him, now and then,
Every time I try and every time I win,
And if I ever have a son, I think I’m gonna name him
Bill or George! Anything but sue! I still hate that name


71 posted on 11/10/2010 7:12:30 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: DWar

Beat me by 10 minutes!

:-(


72 posted on 11/10/2010 7:15:59 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: normy

Reagan for a girl is pretty good.


73 posted on 11/10/2010 7:16:49 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: Psycho_Bunny

What`s wrong with Tug? There is one famous Tug I know of: Tug Mcgraw. Ever heard of him?


74 posted on 11/10/2010 7:17:37 PM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: ransomnote

My son was born in early ‘60’s. Named him Michael. He played 3-2 baseball in high school on a team that had 8 Michaels out of 12 players. In our part of the world during our generation the first name of the first son was often the mother’s maiden name. Proved to be pretty interesting sometimes.


75 posted on 11/10/2010 7:21:12 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ransomnote; All
“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..."

First sentence conflicts with second.

I see parents that name their son "Hunter" to be desparate, alright. What a faggotty name... you mark my words, 85% of all "Hunters" will be voting Democrat when they turn 18... and of that 85%, 85% will be queer/bisexual by the time they are 14...

Then again if you name your kid Hunter, you probably want him to turn out queer in the first place.</rant>

76 posted on 11/10/2010 7:21:12 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Bud Krieger
Gunner

Winston

Patton

Richard

Wallace

(does anyone remember TIm Robbins (ptoo!) on SNL several years ago as Asswipe Johnson ("That's pronounced 'Oz-Wee-Pay.'")

77 posted on 11/10/2010 7:23:53 PM PST by ExGeeEye (Freedom: to say "No!" fearlessly to the Feds, and get away with it.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Why Ignatia? Why not Ignatius? The -ius is the masculine ending and -ia is the feminine ending.


78 posted on 11/10/2010 7:26:51 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: brytlea

My real last name is Ukranian. It’d confuse the snot out of the Diversity Bullies.


79 posted on 11/10/2010 7:28:40 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: BradyLS

My son and his wife just had a baby 2 weeks ago. They named him Heston after Charlton Heston.


80 posted on 11/10/2010 7:29:05 PM PST by junkyarddawg
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To: cripplecreek
I think Chlamydia is a beautiful name for a girl.

For a heavy-set girl, the name "Flotilla" works very well. Call her "Flo" for short.

81 posted on 11/10/2010 7:29:31 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: tunedin

I don’t know, man, “Wolfgang” is pretty cool! LOL


82 posted on 11/10/2010 7:30:29 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
So they named their son "Tug".

No joke.

Perhaps you are not familiar with the star pitcher for the New York Giants named "Tug McGraw"?

P.S. I may have the wrong team here, but I remember the 1969 World Series and Tug pitched in that series.

83 posted on 11/10/2010 7:31:29 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Dead Corpse

They really do deserve to be confused! :)


84 posted on 11/10/2010 7:31:34 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: mnehring
Actually, I think he was an artist. One who had a strong passion for the color blue....

Maxfield Parrish

85 posted on 11/10/2010 7:33:51 PM PST by sjmjax
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To: pepperdog

Actualy, the names they think are so unique will be the top ten names for the year. I know so many Jaydens. I had never heard of the name until 2 years ago, now everyone is naming their kids Jayden. I thought at first it was made up, and maybe it is, but it’s certainly not unique. I don’t quite know how that works tho.


86 posted on 11/10/2010 7:36:00 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m surprised nobody has mentioned Beaver or Gilligan yet let alone Opie.

Aw...shucks! You forgot little old Enos!


87 posted on 11/10/2010 7:40:15 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: OldPossum

One more thing. When I was in my 20s (1960s) I dated a girl named Dianette. The “a” was silent. Never saw that name again. Has anyone?


88 posted on 11/10/2010 7:41:24 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Regarding my post #83, it was the New York Mets, not the Giants.


89 posted on 11/10/2010 7:42:50 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: ransomnote

Tonto Goldberg


90 posted on 11/10/2010 7:48:17 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: ladyjane

My dad [deceased] was Paul Ignatius ... I just put forward “Ignatia” to honor him. :)


91 posted on 11/10/2010 7:50:08 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ransomnote
I prefer ethnic celtic names.

I think 'Malcolm Wrathmoore' has a nice ring to it.

92 posted on 11/10/2010 7:50:48 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
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).

Interesting but valid point. My wife is due with our second child now and like our first, I'll let her pick the name but I reserve veto power.

I believe that a child's name should let them blend in, not stand out and our first son has a very generic male name. If as he gets older, he'd like a nickname (as I took for myself) that'll be up to him.

93 posted on 11/10/2010 7:50:52 PM PST by Drew68
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To: ransomnote

Not surprising.

The second most widely spoken language in America after English is “LISP”.

And sadly, I ain’t talking some archaic programming language...


94 posted on 11/10/2010 7:54:28 PM PST by djf (The word "concise" is too big!)
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To: Lonely Bull
We haven’t, as a society, had a habit of giving some boys “stripper names” (whatever those would be for a boy)... If I were Calum, my main lesson would probably be that Mommy didn’t really think ahead to that part.

Oh, what a Calum-ny! Given the rise of gays, the "stripper names" test is entirely appropriate. Lance, Rod, Randy, Harry, and Jayden are all obvious stripper names. Dunno about Calum...

95 posted on 11/10/2010 7:56:41 PM PST by mrreaganaut (When can the Martian Republic declare independence from Earth?)
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To: Vision

Sorry, buts it s pretty awful for a girl. It is a distinctly male name. Wouldn’t use Reagan for a girl any more than I would use Megan for a boy.


96 posted on 11/10/2010 7:58:54 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Are those names you would use?


97 posted on 11/10/2010 8:00:14 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: mnehring

Maxell...pretty high quality tape. One of the first to get that ‘chrome’ thing right for good cassette sound reproduction. Also, they used screws to hold their cassettes together. I used it a lot in the ‘70s.

geez this is old time trivia.


98 posted on 11/10/2010 8:06:06 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: sjmjax

Maxell...see post #98.


99 posted on 11/10/2010 8:07:38 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: ransomnote

Classic Carlin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8CrY_ZfFk


100 posted on 11/10/2010 8:09:13 PM PST by hifidelity
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