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July 27th, 2014, 07:30 AM
ReaganorDean's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I found this article and thought it was interesting. We've chosen unisex names for both our children, and this hits it head on with us.

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July 27th, 2014, 08:51 AM
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Haha! If all that is true then we're all over the map. Our first (daughter) has a made up name, our second (son) has a family name (same as daddy, grandfather, and great grandfather). This baby is I guess getting a classic name...
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July 27th, 2014, 10:10 AM
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Yeah, I am all over the map too. LOL
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July 27th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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Classic name.Think: Emily, William, Elizabeth, Jacob.

You don't want to rock the boat too much.

False. Has nothing to do with my name choices.

You have no need for attention, or calling attention to your baby or their name.

The former is true, but the latter, they actually get attention for their names because they aren't common.

You are content with your life, who you are, and who your baby is.


You probably won't be signing up your toddler for hip-hop classes.

False. I'd have no problem signing them up for such classes, especially since I was a trained dancer and hip-hip was a style I trained in.

You are fond of traditional values.

Absolutely, unequivocally not fond of "traditional" values. :shudder:

You think saddling your kid with an usual name is ridiculous.

Very true.

Grandma or Grandpa names such as Beulah, Amos, Gertrude, Eugene.
You can be old-fashioned,

With respect to extremely little, in which case children's names fall in this category. Otherwise, I/we are not at all old fashioned. We are very progressive, Humanists, spiritually eclectic (I am an agnostic pantheist/panentheist with Buddhist, Taoist and Pagan leanings), with all sorts of interests/hobbies spanning from hard core nerd/geek (I'm a gamer, love all things fantasy, sci-fi, action, comic book, swords and sandals, cosplay), to extremely crunchy (homebirth, extended breastfeeding, bedshare, baby-wear, use herbs, attachment parenting, etc.) My husband was an engineering major at university, and is now a black belt BJJ instructor who draws comics, paints, writes, sings, and plays the guitar. I'm an "alt-girl" by appearances. Half my hair is hot pink, and I have two dozen tattoos and counting, many are plainly visible, and many piercings. So, no, we are definitely not "traditional" or "old fashioned."

and you have a sturdy morality and values system.

I have my own ethical code, which aligns with the Silver Rule (or Golden Rule), but outside that, if "sturdy" is synonymous with "religious," then absolutely not.

You are not stuffy,


but you do follow the rules.

But I don't. Which "rules" are we talking about. Myself, nor my current or ex-husband are conformists.

You believe in sticking things through and not turning and running when the going gets tough.

True. But it depends on the situation.

You have had friends you've known for eons,

I have far more acquaintances than "friends." I am an introvert. My group of "friends" is rather small.

and your relationships are built to last.

The select few, yes, at least I would hope so.

You're a hard worker and believe in helping others out.

I am a *huge* procrastinator, but I am dedicated to my studies and work, and I am very empathetic and intuitive -- the INFP in me.

You want to pass these values on to your kids.

I want to model certain behaviors, choices, and ideologies, sure. I want to pass on knowledge, tolerance, compassion, understanding, etc., in the hopes they develop perspective and great critical thinking skills, as well as understanding and empathy for others.

Part of why I love classic and "old fashioned" names stems from my study of the medieval and later eras (Victorian and Edwardian). I love the literature (I study comparative literature/religion), poetry, their dress/attire, classical music, and generally things from antiquity. I am also into onomastics, the study of names and their trends. There is tremendous history and meaning to certain names. Some of my kids' names simply honor a relative, which is the case for at least one of their names. I also like professional sounding names, and know that what children are named influences many aspects of their personality and could impact their future. I also *adore* names from ancient literature, like the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, but most don't quite mesh well with the names of the kids I already have.
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