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VaBluebirdVaBluebird 20 replies4 discussions Forum Champion
Years ago we carpooled a child name Alisara....Alice-Sara maybe? I still like it and have never heard it before or since.
We had acquaintences whose son was named Proben. Never heard it before or since.
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  • windbehindwingswindbehindwings 5 replies0 discussions
    Expecting my third child, my DS (aged 5) and my DD (aged 2) pleaded to name the new baby girl Rainbow Rose. I told them that that wasn't a real name, only one in a story. When we attended an art show years later, there was a painting by a student in elementary school signed Rainbow Rose. A real girl with the name they had chosen. Boy, did I hear about that!
    (They both admitted to preferring their younger sister's real name to their earlier preference!)
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  • mamabear1234mamabear1234 10 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    I googled Proben for you - apparently it is popular in Germany. My family is from Ireland and uses a lot of Irish names. People often remark that they are made up or spelled wrong. It is quite offensive! I had a salesman once ask me if my parents couldn't spell when I spelled my first name for him.
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  • downtoearthdowntoearth 3 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    A friend of mine had a dream, that when she gave birth her H said the baby was Magnificent, guess what they named her? yup!
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  • WellspringWellspring 6 replies0 discussions
    A little boy in my daughter's kindergarten class was Iralee. Love that name.
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  • Sdgal2Sdgal2 11 replies0 discussions
    Mamabear, growing up I had an Irish neighbor named Shivon (Phonetic)...imagine my surprise when I saw her name spelled Shiobhan - I thought there must have been a mistake!
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  • LergnomLergnom 23 replies1 discussions Junior Member
    There are no weird names anymore.

    I may have mentioned this before but I once dealt with a Sequoia Woodlands.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 295 replies1 discussions Junior Member
    "Adolf" was once a common name in Germany until the 1940s, but is now rare (for what are probably obvious reasons).

    Vorname Adolf * Statistik und Bedeutung
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  • sally305sally305 71 replies1 discussions Junior Member
    Proben sounds like some kind of pharmaceutical product.

    "Ask your doctor if Proben is right for you."
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  • boomtingboomting 15 replies1 discussions
    I've come across a child named Ocean (honestly, the parents seemed quite normal!) and another named Storm :S
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  • boomtingboomting 15 replies1 discussions
    I almost forgot about Saffron!
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  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 54 replies3 discussions Junior Member
    I'm just mad about Saffron,
    A-Saffron's mad about me.
    I'm a-just mad about Saffron,
    She's just mad about me.
    They call me mellow yellow.

    ;)
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  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 54 replies3 discussions Junior Member
    I've come across a child named Ocean (honestly, the parents seemed quite normal!) and another named Storm

    Do they have a brother named Stone? ;)

    Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard
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  • garlandgarland 65 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    We have a sampler made by an ancestor of ours in the early 1800s. One of her sisters was "Wealthy Ann." Odd names are not really a new phenomenon!
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  • emilybeeemilybee 62 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    "I almost forgot about Saffron!"

    Wasn't that the name of the daughter in Ab Fab?

    I knew a Sequoia, too.
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  • SikorskySikorsky 133 replies4 discussions Junior Member
    Growing up, I was never able to find pencils or key chains with my name on them in gift shops, or a license plate with my name on it to put on my bike. I didn't like that.

    As an adult, I have to spell my name all the time. And people, even people who have known me for years, misspell it. I don't like that.

    I was probably thirty by the time I realized that when I go to a restaurant and they ask for my name so they can call me when my table is ready, I don't have to tell them my name. I just have to tell them a name. I tell them my name is Alex.
    Proben sounds like some kind of pharmaceutical product.

    "Ask your doctor if Proben is right for you."

    Funny. But I'm glad my unusual name doesn't sound like a drug name.
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