Can we have a name thread?

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by user217, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Rude.

    Our top boy name is (almost) my last name, his middle, and his family name for boys. Perfect. And then if we have two boys, I can name them like the Georgian earls of my dreams.
     
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  2. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I will forever be stuck on girl names. We have started discussing names for a second and it’s always N that shoots them down.
     
  3. user63

    user63 Chicken

    Idk, as someone who casually researches my family tree but quickly gets all mixed up, I'm extra glad that my kids have names that weren't in the family instead of trying to figure out which Alice, Michael, Mary, or Margaret I'm trying to connect the dots to.
     
  4. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    There are so many Thomases, Elizabeths, Marys, and Henrys, man
     
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  5. OhFFS

    OhFFS Chicken

    Love both these names!
     
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  6. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    Voting for Arlo! Arlo & Olivia are our top two names for girl #2. We have zero boys names that we both like. Just absolutely hate each other’s picks for boys haha.
     
  7. calicat

    calicat Queen of the Eggs

    J hates 99% of boy names. He was on board with the majority of girl names I threw out but boys was a different story entirely.
     
  8. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    I liked Maren for a girl too but N is a hard no on M names because of our last name. And in general there aren’t many boys names I love. I like Arthur but N really hates it. It’s tough.... there are like 6 girls names I really love but we’ve only got max one more girl so I need to start falling in love with boy’s names.
     
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Arlo is a good name for boys.

     
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  10. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @Kimmers I love Maren.

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

    Comet Instigator

    Arlo is a girl name? :tmyk:
     
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  12. 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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  13. user3695

    user3695 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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  14. user5076

    user5076 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.)
     
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  15. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    @RoryGilmore Look, by the end, she deserved to be in the Good Place.
     
  16. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    HMMMM, maybe I can use Arlo for a boy and Olivia for a girl thus squeezing in both top girl names...
     
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  17. 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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  18. user4092

    user4092 Chicken

    @Kimmers if it helps, I also definitely thought Arlo was more common for boys!
     
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  19. user4917

    user4917 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!
     
  20. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    She’s just copying Blake. I love gender-flipped names.
     
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  21. user4917

    user4917 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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  22. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Just smother him with a pillow now
     
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  23. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    RIP, N. You had a good run.
     
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  24. user63

    user63 Chicken

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

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Wow N. :lol:
     
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