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January 5th, 2011, 11:37 AM
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do you like names of countries as baby names? which ones do you like?

here are some that i have heard used:
Ireland
Britain
Israel
Georgia
America
China
Argentina
Cuba
Dominica
Egypt
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Holland


here are some that might be kinda cool:
Norway
Peru
Brazil
Syria
Zambia
Mexico
Russia
Korea
Belize
Sweden
Estonia
Germany
Indonesia
Italy
Latvia
Malaysia
Samoa
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January 5th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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I'm not a big fan, but I think Israel is a fabulous boys' name. I like Georgia for a girl. I think India and Indonesia both sound nice, but I'd rather have a name like Indira used than either of those.

Estonia sounds like it should be a girls name, lol. Reminds me of Antonia and Estefania.

I don't know why, but I really dislike Ireland as a name more thank I dislike most of the country names. I know it is in style now, but Ireland is NMSAA.

I wouldn't like Malaysia as a name. Sounds too much like malaise.

I know a mom who considered Libya until someone pointed out that it reminded them of the word labia. Her little one was named Liberty instead.



ETA:

Just saw your little girl's name in your siggy, Phaedra is a gorgeous name! I love it .
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January 5th, 2011, 01:28 PM
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thank you!
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January 5th, 2011, 01:52 PM
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I like a few place names..London, Georgia, Isreal

But overall NMSAA
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January 5th, 2011, 03:37 PM
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I like quite a few...London is one of my absolute favorites and I would probably consider using it if it weren't so popular.
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January 5th, 2011, 05:47 PM
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I love Georgia, I think some of the others could be nice but on someone else's child.... I wouldn't use more than one of these names in a sibset. Unless they were used as a middle name which could be kind of cool ( for example Nicolette Ireland for where you went for your honeymoon and Joseph Israel for where you took your first vacation together).
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January 5th, 2011, 06:01 PM
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None are really my style
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January 5th, 2011, 10:08 PM
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I like Holland & Ireland, but I wouldn't use them myself.
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January 6th, 2011, 05:40 AM
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I like Ireland & London but I wouldn't use them.
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January 6th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Just thought I'd drop by because this topic is interesting.

My husband has had the nickname London for years and I suggested recently that if we have another baby we should name it London (boy or girl).
I personally don't like the country baby names and would probably never use one (my husband exnayed London because he doesn't want to share his nickname lol).
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January 6th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Love Irelyn for a girl, spelled like this only though. It is my niece's name. I like Holland for a boy.
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January 6th, 2011, 09:57 PM
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I like Ireland but spelled Irelynn
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January 7th, 2011, 02:49 AM
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I'm not a fan of using vocabulary words and altering the spelling for names.
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January 7th, 2011, 05:56 AM
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My great-aunt had a friend named Argentina. I can't say I like it much.

I like Georgia. I think that's about it.
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January 7th, 2011, 06:25 AM
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Wait, London is a country now!?

I like Georgia as a name. Jordan and Israel are also fine. The rest are a bit silly, I mean, can you really imagine a person named Iceland or Zimbabwe or Sudan, or anything like that?

I also don't think it's a good idea to name a child after a country unless you know quite a bit about it or have some connection to it. Country names represent actual countries, they aren't just pretty words that don't mean anything.
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January 7th, 2011, 07:37 AM
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I'm not a fan of using vocabulary words and altering the spelling for names.
^This.
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