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I've always loved Indian/Sanskrit names, like Kalpana and Krishna(n), but you can't just pick a name like that with a regular last name.<br><br>
Oh, and I can't use Ben, because my last name is Hirs (rhymes with "hers"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">. I love to joke about that one <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Same thing with Hallie---always liked that, but Hallie Hirs?
 

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It would feel like cultural appropriation, I think. Maybe I'm just weird.<br><br>
(Husband wouldn't go for it, anyways)
 

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I agree that there are cool names that a ****** like me doesn't feel comfortable using. I have no ethnicity or interesting heritage. I am a floridian mutt <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br><br>
well, I'm just kidding, kinda....<br><br>
I do like the name Ara Mae, but it's not a hit with the hubby.<br><br>
I like Cora Lee, Clifton Lee, Nathaniel August, Nicholas Christian--- but all those have meaning.
 

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My last name used to be Farber and we joked about a lot of names that could never go with that: Fiona Farber, Phoebe Farber, Finbar Farber, etc. Just sounds funny to me.<br><br>
Also, I would never name a child Cathy because all the Cathys that I know have had wicked difficult childhoods; John b/c of an old boyfriend; Bonnie because I knew a Bonnie in grade school who was really mean to me. I also prefer names that are easy to spell and don't like names with unusual apostrophes such as Asi'ah.<br><br>
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I love the name "Benjamin" but it was ruled out for us. No way would Mark let me name one of his boys "Ben Benson"<br><br>
BTW, the names we chose were Hebrew and Eastern European, we don't have any Hebrew or Eastern European heritage, but we didn't let that stop us. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Simon. MrsT vetoed it. Jacob. Too popular. Emily & Emma. The same. Loreli. Would be shortened to Lori! <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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I love the name Frances. Does not work at all with our last name. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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There are names that family/friends have so I'd feel uncomfortable using those...<br><br>
Zara, I like, but I already have a girl's name picked out and I don't think DH would go for it.<br><br>
DH has nixed all names starting with B to avoid the initials BS. I liked Brandon and Brant.
 

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We did too, but most of the names we liked were in the top 20! <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> If you look at the nos. a name that lands above the top 10 equals a fairly small no. of names.
 

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Oh, I like Zara! I'm putting that on my list since you aren't using it <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
As I told Quix last night, I'm naming my first son Elias. I don't think many will copy me, though Eli is getting popular.
 

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I had Elijah and Elias on my list for T3 with the intent of calling him Eli until MrsT figured out what Elijah meant. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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My ex was wanting to name our son Bond, James Bond. We settled for a nice firm name. Alexander West. He always liked Alexander and West is a family name- Grandpa & great grandpa's middle name. Everyone named their firstborne son that for their middle name. And it is a pretty large family on Dad's side, so there are a lot of boys named West.
 

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Any named "James?"<br><br><img alt="" src="http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/M/2M/DN/5E/DN/wY/TZ/tF/kX/nB/na/B5/lM/B5/1M/1g/DO/zE/TO/zY/DO/B5/VM._SY400_SX600_.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/M/3M/zN/0E/jM/wY/TZ/tF/kX/nB/na/B5/lM/B5/lM/3I/TM/1I/zM/1I/jN/B5/VM._SY400_SX600_.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 
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