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I can't imagine being an 80-year old named "Brittany." :/

Other names I don't think age well: Whitney, Jessica, Chelsea, Maddox, Jaime...

Am I the only one who thinks about this ****? 

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I dislike people names that are 'conventional' dog names... no offense to anyone. I just can't help when I hear certain names to automatically think of a dog.

Original Post by rosieii:

Wasn't Natasha Boris's sidekick. A long elegant cartoon villain. I think it will age well.

Yes, she was!  I have her as my facebook headshot.  People still ask me to say "moose and squirrel" or want to know "where's Boris." 

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I've always liked the name Natasha, despite it's connection to a rather mean little girl I went to grade school with.

Hmm. I wonder if the mean little Natasha that I went to school with for a year moved out your way. She thought she was a horse.

I can't really picture myself being called "Erica" at 80. To me, it feels so juvenile. My kids are Emma Grace and John Henry, both named after others. It seems like those two, more traditional names will suit them well through all phases of their life.

Also, I have an uncle named Chip. Actually, he shares a name with my grandfather. My mom always told me that they called him Chip because he was a chip off the ol' block. That way, nobody would get confused calling out for Raymond.

Original Post by santonacci:

One of my good friends in high school was named Merry.  Everyone always thought it was just "Mary" when she said it, but nope - it's Merry.  She got really tired of the "Merry Christmas" joke, but she faired only slightly better than her older sister, who was named "Joy."  Yeah, she loved Christmas time too...

Had a coworker born on Christmas whose name was Merry as well

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Original Post by amethystgirl:

I've always liked the name Natasha, despite it's connection to a rather mean little girl I went to grade school with.

Hmm. I wonder if the mean little Natasha that I went to school with for a year moved out your way. She thought she was a horse.

Uh, oh!  I was quite terrible in grade school.  A bit of a bully and I always did like horses. Sealed

My name has been kickin' since over 2000 years ago, so I doubt it's gonna be unfashionable any time soon, at whatever age.

Original Post by roxysparkles:

I dislike people names that are 'conventional' dog names... no offense to anyone. I just can't help when I hear certain names to automatically think of a dog.

true story - my dad's name is Duke their dog's name was Jake - it was time for Jake to get neutered - vet office calls mom " this is just a reminder that Duke has his appointment for neutering tomorrow"  - my mom laughing hysterically - "Duke doesn't need it he's in his 70's but my dog Jake will be there"

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Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I've always liked the name Natasha, despite it's connection to a rather mean little girl I went to grade school with.

Hmm. I wonder if the mean little Natasha that I went to school with for a year moved out your way. She thought she was a horse.

Uh, oh!  I was quite terrible in grade school.  A bit of a bully and I always did like horses.

No, no. She didn't like horses. She actually thought she was a horse. Surprised

Original Post by dbackerfan:

Original Post by roxysparkles:

I dislike people names that are 'conventional' dog names... no offense to anyone. I just can't help when I hear certain names to automatically think of a dog.

true story - my dad's name is Duke their dog's name was Jake - it was time for Jake to get neutered - vet office calls mom " this is just a reminder that Duke has his appointment for neutering tomorrow"  - my mom laughing hysterically - "Duke doesn't need it he's in his 70's but my dog Jake will be there"

hahaha. too funny!

I don't think MOST names age well...some that do...(in my opinion)

Catherine

Elizabeth

Anne

Maggie (horrible name for a kid though)

Amanda

Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by crazineko:

Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I've always liked the name Natasha, despite it's connection to a rather mean little girl I went to grade school with.

Hmm. I wonder if the mean little Natasha that I went to school with for a year moved out your way. She thought she was a horse.

Uh, oh!  I was quite terrible in grade school.  A bit of a bully and I always did like horses.

No, no. She didn't like horses. She actually thought she was a horse.

Was she mean or crazy?

Mine was more of a "pretty rich girl" mean. No equine issues that I knew of.

My name's Jennifer Nicole. Both names are very common, so I'm guessing they will age well.

I went to high school with 2 sisters and their cousin named Special, Precious, and Unique. That had to be tough...

Also, if I was named after my mom's cravings, me and my sister would probably be named Corndog and Corndogg.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by crazineko:

Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I've always liked the name Natasha, despite it's connection to a rather mean little girl I went to grade school with.

Hmm. I wonder if the mean little Natasha that I went to school with for a year moved out your way. She thought she was a horse.

Uh, oh!  I was quite terrible in grade school.  A bit of a bully and I always did like horses.

No, no. She didn't like horses. She actually thought she was a horse.

Was she mean or crazy?

Mine was more of a "pretty rich girl" mean. No equine issues that I knew of.

Both. And I grew up in a wealthy area.

Original Post by chrissy1988:

I don't think MOST names age well...some that do...(in my opinion)

Catherine

Elizabeth

Anne

Maggie (horrible name for a kid though)

Amanda

Did I mention I love you? :)

I decided, at about the age of 42 or so, that 'Kathy' just sounded too bubble-gum. I tried and failed to be called Katherine, because I was never a Kate.

Now I just sign my emails Kath, which is kind of lame.

grrrr.

I've known some people who tried to undo a nickname (Cassie to Cassandra, Ali to Alexandria) - it seldom works.

I actually go by two very different nicknames (both based on my first name) - one used by my family, the other by everyone else. I read somewhere that allowing a kid to do that can lead to multiple personalities.

Explains a lot, no?

Well my nickname as a kid was B'doll. It had nothing to do with my real name. It was short for baby doll. I had several relatives that called me that all the way through my adulthood.

I was called that solely as a very young child. The summer before I was to start Kindergarten my mother started calling me by my first name so that I would learn it and know to answer to it.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I've known some people who tried to undo a nickname (Cassie to Cassandra, Ali to Alexandria) - it seldom works.

I actually go by two very different nicknames (both based on my first name) - one used by my family, the other by everyone else. I read somewhere that allowing a kid to do that can lead to multiple personalities.

Explains a lot, no?

 I do this too, but I go by 3 similar names. And it weirds me out when someone from one group tries to use the other nickname. My recent ex was actually offended when I told him he couldn't call me "Jenny" because only my imediate family and some old friends could call me that. I'm so used to "Jen" with everyone else. And only coworkers and older people can call me "Jennifer".

When I say "very different" I mean it. My nicknames are Liz and Beth. Both have a number of variations that I don't count (Bethie, Lizzy, E-beth, E-liz, and several that involve my maiden name). There are a few people who call me by both root nicknames, most people chose one, and then edit it as they like.

I only get called Elizabeth if I'm in trouble. Or my uncle wants me to think that I'm in trouble (which doesn't really work now that I'm an adult).

Original Post by bierorama:

I can't really picture myself being called "Erica" at 80. To me, it feels so juvenile.

I've always thought Erica to be a sophisticated, adult name.  One of my mom's cousin has a longtime partner (they've been together for like 30 years); her name is Erica and she is one cool woman. I think her name fits her and will transition well into old age.

My name is Meagan.  People have a tough time with the spelling sometimes, but other than that I think it's a pretty vanilla name.  I like my middle name a little better (Rose).

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