Can we have a name thread?

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by deet, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Arlo is a good name for boys.

     
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  2. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @Kimmers I love Maren.

    I can’t convince N on Maya, Penelope, or my favorite, Norah.
     
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  3. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Arlo is a girl name? :tmyk:
     
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  4. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I would name a girl Rosalind in a second but Z is not into it.

    He will accept Eleanor and Evangeline tho so.
     
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  5. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Ooo I like Rosalind!

    @scotchbutter what does it say about my uncultured swine self that Franklin makes me think of the turtle before the president?
     
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  6. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    @whatchyagonnado I see Eleanor and Theodore and see Chipmunks. You’re not alone!

    (For the record, Theodore was in our top two list for boys names. Eleanor is a great name, but I happen to know someone with it who wasn’t the nicest person, which is the only reason why it wasn’t a contender.)
     
  7. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    @RoryGilmore Look, by the end, she deserved to be in the Good Place.
     
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  8. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    HMMMM, maybe I can use Arlo for a boy and Olivia for a girl thus squeezing in both top girl names...
     
  9. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    I only know one Arlo, it's a guy, I hadn't heard it used for a girl before.
     
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  10. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    @Kimmers if it helps, I also definitely thought Arlo was more common for boys!
     
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  11. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    How I came across the name is that I saw an article about Leighton Meester expecting baby #2 and it said she named her first daughter Arlo. I just immediately really liked the name. Didn’t realize it’s typically a boys name!
     
  12. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Arlo makes me think of The Good Dinosaur, and Arlo Guthrie, both male.
     
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  13. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    She’s just copying Blake. I love gender-flipped names.
     
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  14. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Save me.

    Me: Arlo for a boy
    N: No
    Me: You don’t like it for a boy?
    N: I don’t like it at all
    Me: ?? You literally just said you loved it, like a week ago??
    N: No. There’s one boys name we do like. Someone famous we both like named their kid something...
    Me: YES, Leighton Meester, it was Arlo.
    N: Oh yeah. Actually yeah it’s not bad.
    Me: :bored:
     
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  15. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

  16. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Just smother him with a pillow now
     
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  17. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    RIP, N. You had a good run.
     
  18. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Sometimes I swear they just choose to be difficult for no reason
     
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  19. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Wow N. :lol:
     
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  20. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    We are the exact opposite. We have a girl name picked out and several back up girl names.

    Boy names though. I feel like I dislike everything and even the few that I think are okay they just don't feel right.
     
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  21. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    give me girl name ideas! Boys we really like Elliott or Benjamin/Adam as backups.
     
  22. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    What sort of girl names do you like and does he like?
     
  23. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I like Maya, Norah, Penelope. He hasn’t found a girl name he likes yet aside from Ella, which we can’t use for obvious reasons.
     
  24. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    Our girl name is Ruth. Fingers crossed it is still first choice for both of us when/if we have a daughter.

    We also both like Margaret and Anne

    For boys though, either what we like is too popular so do won't want to use it or one of our close friends or family have already named a child it. For your boy names - Elliott is my best friends sons name, Benjamin is too popular for me to want to use it and Adam is TG's name :) The few boys names that I like TG turns his nose up at.
     
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  25. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    I also love Gloria but I can't sell TG on it