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Turd Fergusen

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For parents-to-be, picking a name for their newborn is serious business, but some people take the task far more seriously than others.

A woman recently shared an awkward encounter she had with her pregnant friend, who revealed the “unique” name she’s chosen for her daughter.

“My friend is expecting her first baby later this year. As I’m massively interested in baby names I asked her if she had anything in mind. She said she wanted something unique and is planning on using Aurora,” the friend wrote on Mumsnet.

However, the friend’s reaction to the expectant mother’s choice likely isn’t what she was hoping for.

“I said that Aurora is a gorgeous name, but has risen hugely in popularity over the last few years and is now in the top hundred,” the woman wrote.

The mom was apparently not happy with her friend’s input, and refused to believe her choice was as common as the woman suggested.

“My friend seemed annoyed with this and told me that it is a very uncommon name with only a few born each year, so I just changed the subject,” the woman wrote.

The woman then asked if she was being “unreasonable” for pointing out the name’s popularity.

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https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/expectant-mother-upset-after-friend-tells-her-babys-unique-name-is-actually-common
 

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BuffettGirl

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I was just reading this story! All I can hear is 'Ahwowah"... And new Moms, if you want "unique", LISTEN to your friends with children already. They've known personally, or know of, the nightmare of thinking you have the only baby named Remington in the whole wide world and then dropping the child off at daycare for the first time only to discover eight other Remingtons... :yawn:
 
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cubby

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I have a friend with the lovely name Delores, my other friend's 5yo grandson calls her DaWalrus, or something very close to that, so now we all call her DaWalrus. Fortunately she has a sense of humor, not like the woman in this story.
 

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Fellofftheporch

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Give your kid a name that you don't mind writing 10 million times and isn't next to impossible for a Kindergartner to learn and write. Isn't the fact that your baby is uniquely perfect in your eyes... the name shouldn't matter.
 

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LFODBiker

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...not happy with her friend’s input, and refused to believe her choice was as common as the woman suggested.

That right there told me all I needed to know about her.
The sad part is that attitudes like this are becoming more and more mainstream.

We're fucking doomed...
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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I met a neighbor with three young sons. Named Cody, Justin, Danny.
I said "you named your sons after western boots!"
She gave me a dirty look. I guess it was just a coincidence.
 

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Satanica

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I can understand someone not knowing boot brands, but Aurora? She must not get out much.

My stupid sister-in-law got pregnant before I did and decided to name her son after her brother, my husband. Who the fuck does that?
 

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BuffettGirl

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I can understand someone not knowing boot brands, but Aurora? She must not get out much.

My stupid sister-in-law got pregnant before I did and decided to name her son after her brother, my husband. Who the fuck does that?
Bish should have check with you and your hubby first at least. :shifty:
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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I can understand someone not knowing boot brands,
She must have known boot brands, they are cattle ranchers!

My stupid sister-in-law got pregnant before I did and decided to name her son after her brother, my husband. Who the fuck does that?
Bitches do that.

My mother was going to name after her favorite opera: Melisande. But she figured everyone would just call me Sandy. It would have been a nice middle name.
 

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Satanica

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Cattle ranchers, lol. Did she somehow forget they chose them intentionally for just that reason? Maybe it was subliminal and she never realized it. Weird.
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My youngest girl is Javia...Jay-Vee-Ah.
Haven't heard of another kid with that name.
You just might be right, Beignet! I like it, too. (And now I'm also craving a beignet!) Welcome to DD!
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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From Javia, I would never guess Jay vee ah. I would think something soft like Zhah-vyuh

Aurora is a very nice old fashioned name, I didn't know it was also a disney princess, so definitely out.

Cattle ranchers, lol. Did she somehow forget they chose them intentionally for just that reason? Maybe it was subliminal and she never realized it. Weird.
Naah! Not subliminal, just cliche Western names. Parents probably didn't think of boot brands. I'm sure I wasn't the first to joke about it. I could have said "what handsome boys!" All I said was "Named after boots!"
Of course she was annoyed.
 
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notchback

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My name is somewhat unique. According to the Social Security web site (https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/), my first name ranked 180th. Since 1900, my name was most popular in 1953, when 1932 people were named that. In 2017, there were only 419. My middle name has not been in the top 1000 names for any year from 1900 on. Another site said that there were only 4 people with my middle name in 2017. Three of them would be my dad, myself and my son.
 

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BuffettGirl

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My name is somewhat unique. According to the Social Security web site (https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/), my first name ranked 180th. Since 1900, my name was most popular in 1953, when 1932 people were named that. In 2017, there were only 419. My middle name has not been in the top 1000 names for any year from 1900 on. Another site said that there were only 4 people with my middle name in 2017. Three of them would be my dad, myself and my son.
I know I am the only person on the planet with my name. I like knowing it too! My surname is unique to my nuclear family. Everyone that spells it the way we do is related to me. :joyful:
 

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SimplySpaztastic

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How is this even news?

When I was pregnant with my mini one of my best friends was pregnant too. I told her my unique name choice and she fucking named her son MY BABY NAME.

Sooooo yeah. My next baby's name noone will know until I've named my child.
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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I had a friend who got pregnant on a whim at 40 and turned into that monster known as The Only Pregnant Woman On Earth! Pregnazilla.
She discussed a list of potential names and one of her top choices was Ginger.
I said, I once had a mare named Ginger! Then I suggested "Bridie" She said she liked that too, where did it come from? I replied, we'd also had a mare named Bridie. It was both an old fashioned celtic nickname for a girl, and a classic name for a mare.
Then I suggested the name "Jingles". She asked "was that a pony?" Yup!
She called the baby Ginger. She's grown into a nice young lady.
 

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OMNI

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If one doesn't want their daughter's destiny to be a stripper, start by not naming her Destiny. But there's more.

Geophysical phenomena is a whole category to avoid; Lightning, Aurora, Sunset, Winter....all stripper-fate-amplifers.

Plain geography is asking for it, too. Dakota, Colorado, Sierra...these are not ladies, but trucks. Or strippers.
 
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My name is somewhat unique. According to the Social Security web site (https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/), my first name ranked 180th. Since 1900, my name was most popular in 1953, when 1932 people were named that. In 2017, there were only 419. My middle name has not been in the top 1000 names for any year from 1900 on. Another site said that there were only 4 people with my middle name in 2017. Three of them would be my dad, myself and my son.
Is it Fester?
 

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CentreAussie

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I just checked out my name. Apparently there are over 12,000 people in the US with my name including a NASCAR driver, 2 professional football players (AFL and NFL) and a past Grand Dragon of the KKK...

I guess that comes with territory when you have one of the most generic monikers in the western world. At least no one can find me by googling my name....
 

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Satanica

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Both my first and last names are common except for the spelling, so I'm in the first few search results. I'm the fly under the radar type and do not like that. Even my ex will appear in the search results due to the last name. There is one person with my exact first and last name, but that person is dead.
 

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BuffettGirl

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I just checked out my name. Apparently there are over 12,000 people in the US with my name including a NASCAR driver, 2 professional football players (AFL and NFL) and a past Grand Dragon of the KKK...

I guess that comes with territory when you have one of the most generic monikers in the western world. At least no one can find me by googling my name....
Are you John J. Smith? ;)
 

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Pandorama

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Aurore is a very common name in France.
My youngest is Hector after the Greek legend. One of the Nine Worthies.
Only a few very old men might have it here. But I totally forgot it's a very popular name in South America lol
 

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