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    I think naming children after cars is pretty common these days, Shelby, Mercedes (which the car was named after his daughter, but...), I could think of tons more, but my brain is tired. lol
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    I think any more it is not unusual to hear names that are not common...when i went to school there were 5 courtney's in my class...i think people want their child to be different than anyone else...I considered Mumford as a boy name for this new baby but I know DH wouldn't go for it...and we invented a name to register with the U.S. social security office for DD...Ivybeth was not on any list and everyone thinks it is pretty...I like picking names from movies or song lyrics...

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    I think you are very right there. I hate that every time I call a doctors office I have to make sure they have the right file, because my last name is very common also, and often they will argue with me about when I was last in, etc. I have to constantly verify address and dob to make sure, for that reason I tried for less common names for my children. Unfortunately I did not realize how common Wyatt is, and I hate hearing it at the playground or other public places because I rarely hear my other children's names while out.

    My 3rd grader has a paper to do this week (year round school) about names, her name, why she has it, her siblings names, if she had a twin what would their name be, etc. It also has a section for 5 famous people with her name, I was kind of proud that she could say no one. lol. Her name is Brilee, pronounced Bry-lee (after her daddy, Brian Lee ____). I know there are other Brilee's, but not a ton yet, and her's still has special meaning, so we love it. Thankfully she answered that she likes her name, and she doesn't know what she would change it to, if she could. lol
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    Agreed. I don't like common name. When I was young, there was like 5 Melanie's in my class.... I was the only Vicky and I liked it.
    That's why I love Hunter. I don't know any other little boy in my town named Hunter (we live in a 6000 person town, mostly french too).
    That's why if I have another baby I want a non common name too....
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    I think names are very regional sometimes. I like the name Hunter a lot, but I do know a good little handful around here. It has been in the top 100 in the states for the last 10 years. http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/babyname.cgi

    I am also surprised you knew so many Melanie's, because I maybe know 1 or 2 total, through all my years. I think Jennifer was the super common one for me.
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    I don't know about that article. I say that because, 1. the pope comes from Germany where they are very strict about naming babies. and he is catholic, catholics also tend to do biblical names, not "weird" names, so that is what he knows.
    2. I don't know much about the other countries, but I know about Germany and its rules. What they say about Germany is half truth. They gave the example Miatt. Ok, it is a weird name. I have never heard of it, it makes me think of Mazda Miata But not terrible in itself. They turn down much more "regular" names because of it not being gender specific. For example a friend wanted to name her kid Alex Skye. This was not allowed due to it being gneder free. She changed it to Alex Skye Ann and the name was allowed. I was more shocked at a simple regular name being denied than Miatt. That is what should have been cited rather than random name.
    3. In the article they say
    Regulation-loving Deutschland has an entire department (the Standesamt) which decides if names are suitable
    This implies the main purpose of the SA is just not to regulate names. It is simply a registry office/town hall type thing. You go there for birth certif or marriage licenses or to get married. I am sure the birth certifs pass through a registry office somewhere and if a name catches the eye of someone then of course it gets looked over and possibly denied.
    So anyway, I think that yea the list is weird, but it is put out there as a shock value. The ones that are names or close to names aren't too bad to me, well they don't offend me. But the kid whose name sounds like "Albin" that was just dumb.

    Sorry for my little rant, I'll blame my pregnancy hormones

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