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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    why do people keep giving the same name over and over again to their children?

    those names are boring.
     
  2. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    Better than being named after a cat. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Tom Johnson

    Tom Johnson Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm a junior, my son is the third. I could not think of a better way to honor my father.
     
  4. John Spencer

    John Spencer Supporting Actor

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    As opposed to naming your children after an onomatopoiea?
     
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    and felix is somehow more "exciting" than those [​IMG]
     
  6. KyleS

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    Felix,

    They are popular names that a lot of people like. Hopefully all of the people on this board named "john, paul, rick, melissa, tom" will not take too much offense to your comment. I know that you were only trying to ask a questions but it came out quite rude. I think that naming your children something that will not cause them grief later in life is the best choice. Sure we would all love to give unique names to our children but that is not always a good idea. Children can be quite cruel to unusual names that they may not understand yet and it is hard to tell your child that it doesn’t matter what they say. My wife and I named our son Gabriel both because we liked the name, it can be shortened to Gabe when he is in school, and because it has significance in the Catholic religion for my wife and her family who are from Chile.

    KyleS
     
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  8. Ricky Hustle

    Ricky Hustle Supporting Actor

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    What about George and Ringo?
    Rick is a good name - although I named my son Anthony and we call him Tino. Go figure. [​IMG]
    People can call their children whatever they want.
     
  9. BrianB

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    Seven!
     
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    As in "Gary Seven" or as in "Seven of Nine"--both are Trek of course!
     
  11. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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    Haha, I know a guy by the name of Burpy, yes you read me right. I'd much rather name my kid one of the more common names than BURPY!
     
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    It's a Seinfeld reference, Jack.
     
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    Can there be a more cooler, sexier name than Steve? Naaah![​IMG]
     
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    I like funny names. I once worked with a woman named Dorkus
     
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    I actually think parents are getting more creative (but I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not). Out of the 20 kids in my son's preschool class not a single one has a name the same as any kid I ever went to school with. No Mikes, Johns, or Jims there.
     
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    It's funny how names become trendy. My parents tried to used names that many other people wouldn't have. The only problem we have is with people trying to spell our names.
     
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    Being a Christopher Michael....I can relate to having the generic American guy name. I like my middle name as it is my father's, as his middle name is his father's. I wish to pass this tradition on to my son. I like having a name tie-in to my father without being a "Junior."

    Chris
     
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  20. RossTerry

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    i dont know how many people have switched my name around and called me Terry instead of Ross (when looking at a form or something)...

    i guess both can be a first or last name

    i like Ross, different but not strange
     

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