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  #1  
June 29th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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You know sometimes when you hear a name you get a certain feeling about it, or it rubs you in a certain way. I'd love to know what you think of these names. Give me the good and bad! Strong, geeky, weird, nice, anything!

Blake
Eliot
Gavin
Cohan
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling)
Cooper
Spencer
Adam
Kai
Cason

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June 29th, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Blake - sort of 80s.
Eliot - okay.
Gavin - nice enough.
Cohan - not a fan.
Briar/Bryar - Briar is okay. Bryar looks wrong.
Cooper - I really dislike this, it rhymes with too many things. Blooper, Pooper, etc. Also makes me think of chicken coops.
Spencer - meh. Dated.
Adam - Nice! I like it.
Kai - also like it.
Cason - sounds like a word.
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June 29th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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I like all of them except Blake & Adam.

Cooper - I really dislike this, it rhymes with too many things. Blooper, Pooper, etc. Also makes me think of chicken coops.

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June 29th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Blake - not really my style.

Eliot - I really like it but prefer the spelling Elliot though.

Gavin - It's a nice name.

Cohan - Not really my style.

Briar/Bryar - Prefer the spelling Briar but I've always thought of this as a female name.

Cooper - It's an okay name but it was the name of a childhood dog, so it has that association for me.

Spencer - Not my style at all, for some reason I've never met anyone I actually liked with this name.

Adam - Very nice and classic, seems athletic in a way too.

Kai - Not my style at all.

Cason - Seems kind of made up, I prefer Carson.
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June 29th, 2011, 08:15 PM
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Blake- ehh it's ok
Eliot- Love but with 2 L's
Gavin- Love but it's popular
Cohan- makes me think of Kohen faucets lol
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) LOVE!
Cooper- Love boys with last names as first names
Spencer- it's only ok bc it reminds me of Spencer Pratt
Adam- Depends this one does not really go with the rest of your list, maybe for a mn
Kai- nms
Cason- LOVEEEEE! I like it as Kacen too
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June 29th, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Blake - yeah, a little too '80's
Eliot - Love it! Strong, smart guy. A writer or maybe even a doctor.
Gavin - The guy next door (for his generation). Kind of like the name Sam for our generation.
Cohan - I'm guessing this is pronounced the same as Cohen? I like Cohen. I think smart, witty guy. He's probably a columnist or maybe even an athlete.
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) - I don't care for this name and no attributes or professions come to mind.
Cooper - The one little boy I knew with this name was always teased with "Pooper Cooper." The idea had never entered my mind until I met him and since then, it's all I think of when I hear/see the name.
Spencer - I like this name. He's smart, funny, and dependable.
Adam - This name is just kind of boring, in my opinion; but I see a man with this name as a strong, dependable kind of guy.
Kai - I only like this name as a nn for something longer. I have a cousin named Malachi who goes by Chi (pronounced like Kai).
Cason - I'm not a fan of the name. It reminds me of the popular name Jason from the '80s that I like better.

Eliott (this spelling), Cohen (this spelling), and Spencer are my favorite. Gavin is okay too.
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June 30th, 2011, 06:00 AM
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I love these, and they go well with your daughters name imo

Eliot - prefer the spelling Elliot
Cohan - prefer the spelling Cohen
Bryar
Cooper
Adam
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June 30th, 2011, 06:29 AM
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Blake - I like it. Strong and handsome.
Eliot - I prefer Elliot. I used to think it was nerdy, but then there was Elliot Stabler and it revamped the name for me.
Gavin - I have nothing against it, but I think it sounds very harsh and guttural.
Cohan - I prefer the spelling Cohen, and I sort of like it, but I think the religious connotation makes it unusable. A lot like Deacon.
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) - Girl's name through and through. I would be inclined to laugh and shake my head at a boy with this name.
Cooper - It's okay, though I tend to think of chicken coops.
Spencer - I don't care for it, but there's nothing wrong with it. It's just not my style.
Adam - Love it. Classic, Timeless, Masculine.
Kai - Only as a short form of something else - Malachi or Caius.
Cason - Ingredient in baby formula.
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June 30th, 2011, 03:00 PM
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my first instinct / image of these are:

Blake - pretty boy

Eliot - prefer Elliot or Elliott, Eliot looks like its missing something. Makes me think of smart, considerate man.

Gavin - cowboy (but there's nothing wrong with a cowboy!)

Cohan - religious connotation ruins it.

Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) - girl's name

Cooper - athlete

Spencer - nerd

Adam - strong man, good family man, handsome, kind

Kai - tan surfer dude

Cason - nerdy with lots of zits
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July 1st, 2011, 05:28 PM
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Blake - I personally don't like it. Jerkish dude from high school. Nothing like a roided our meathead picking on you every day.

Eliot - I don't like it spelled this way, it look awkward. I much prefer Elliott. It reminds me of someone uber smart. Like Elliott Ness the detective.

Gavin - My nephews name is Gavin and he's a total brat, lmao. But otherwise I think it's an adorable name.

Cohan - Meh. I don't like the 'H', yet again, feels awkward.

Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) - This is more of a girls name for me, but only because I taught a dance class with a little girl named Briar in it, plus a friend of mines GF is named Briar.

Cooper - I like this one! Just don't shorten it to Coop because then I'll think of chickens.

Spencer - Adore this name, IMO it's very gender neutral.

Adam - A classic. Never gets old.

Kai - I'm not even sure how to say this name, why is it so popular?!

Cason - This name incites and automatic 'EW!" response from me. It looks so made up, fake and preppy. If it's a real name sorry it just throws off the 'I'm trying to be original vibe'.
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July 2nd, 2011, 06:16 AM
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Blake - Knew a rich kid with the I'm better than all of you attitude with this name - it ruined it for me.
Eliot - Ok Classic name. But only spelled as Elliot. I don't get into the original spellings.
Gavin - Makes me think of Gavin McGraw (rockstar name.)
Cohan - NMS too out their and sounds made up.
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) - I like it spelled as Briar and around here it is primarily a boy name.
Cooper - Sounds like a pet's name to me, but I do like it.
Spencer - Love this name.
Adam - Love this name. I don't think this name will ever get old.
Kai -Again don't like it. It sounds made up and more like a nickname.
Cason - Sorry but I just don't like it. Again sounds too made up.
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July 2nd, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Blake - Eh... I have a bad association with this name... so not a fan!
Eliot - I like it spelt Elliot... but I think I like it better on a girl.
Gavin - Eck, not a fan!
Cohan - I like Cohen...
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling) Love Briar!!
Cooper - It's okay
Spencer - Love, Love it!
Adam - Don't like it, reminds me of Adam and Eve!!!
Kai - Love it!
Cason - NMS
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July 2nd, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Blake: Not a fan of 1 syllable boy names, this one doesn't do anything for me.
Eliot: I always think "idiot" when I hear this name since the two words kind of rhyme, and the Elliot's I have known IRL have not been very nice. Prefer it spelled with a double L.
Gavin: Always liked this name, I think of somebody fairly quiet, but smart and personable.
Cohan: Prefer Cohen spelling. I visualize somebody kind of snobby, country club type.
Briar/Bryar (or any other spelling): Briar sounds like the child with kind of hippie, environmental parents, Bryar looks mispelled IMO.
Cooper: I think of somebody sweet who gets along with almost everyone. I like the name well enough.
Spencer: Not a huge fan of this as a first name...I can't really visualize any particular qualities with this name.
Adam: Somebody gentle, smart, fairly easy going. It is a name I am neutral about... don't love it, don't hate it.
Kai: LOVE this name. I think of a fun loving, high energy person who is also grounded and personable.
Cason: dislike... it feels made up to me.
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July 2nd, 2011, 12:29 PM
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I love these two names:
Eliot (except I only like it spelled Elliot or Elliott... I think the two Ls are vital)
Kai
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July 4th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Blake: reminds me of people who I'm not fond of. Don't like it.

Eliot: too unisex for me

Gavin: love it! the little boy I know is adorable and really suits the name!

Briar: reminds me of Briar bear. Please...dont.

Cooper: really reminds me of a dog

Spencer: okay...

Adam: nice, very traditional

Kai: love. very nice.

Cason: different. I prefer Carson.
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