5 Names Rules to Ignore

I think this is a very useful post, so again I’m reblogging for those of you who don’t follow TulipByAnyName but might be interested. 😀
And what do you guys think about those naming rules Meagan writes about? Let me (or her) know in the comments. 🙂
As for me, I mostly agree that all of them we can happily ignore, although, probably because I live in Poland, I’m generally much more cautious with unisex/gender bending names. Not that I’m against them, as many names indeed do work for both genders well and interestingly can even have a completely different vibe on either gender in my opinion, but I always just prefer to be cautious with this thing.
Also if it was me naming my own baby, I would definitely try to avoid naming my child the same as someone else whom I’m close to did. But it’s more because I just like to be different than because I think it’s inapropriate or others shouldn’t do it or something. Though maybe if someone stole my most favourite name I could consider breaking this rule, hard to say.

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Have you been obsessing about names since you were a child naming your dolls like me? Or are you expecting and just dipping your toes into the name world waters? It seems that everyone, enthusiast or not, has an opinion about how to name a baby. I’ve read and heard unofficial “name rules” for years. Some rules, like don’t name your baby after a dictator are common sense, but here are a few rules I think are made to be broken…

1 Same letter names for siblings
I’m sure you’ve met siblings who’s names were so similar that you have to wonder how their parents managed to call for them. I went to school with siblings Stephanie and Stephan. I’m definitely not suggesting matchy-matchy sibsets nor would I recommend Duggar-sized families continue a letter theme. I do think siblings names beginning in the same letter work when the letter make…

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2 thoughts on “5 Names Rules to Ignore”

  1. Huh. Speaking of Stephanie and Stephen, when I was in high school, I knew two sisters named Megan and Margaret. They went by Megan and Margot. But I always wondered, what if they’d chosen to go by Meg and Meg? The thought always made me smile, though. Or, like, what if you named your daughters Jennifer and Virginia, and they went by Jenny and Ginny? 😀

    I don’t care for gender-neutral names. I prefer a name where you can tell with certainty the person’s gender by the name. But on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, she gets the job by sending her resume to Colorado Springs, and they think she’s a man. (Her first name’s Michaela.) So they ask Horace how he could’ve made such a mistake (because they wanted a male doctor), and he said, “I just ignored the initial,” I guess thinking her name was Michael A. Quinn.

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