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linsα Lake Hylia, HY, Czech Republic 30643 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" What is unfortunate is that this World still has people who think everything has to be black or white. ... [snip!] ... personality is what makes a person, not their name. She'll be beautiful no matter what Ugly people have to say about her name."


I never claimed that everything is black and white, nor can anything be out of the norm or eccentric. I adore eccentric classic names, both my children have "out of the norm" names that most people hate, but they are classic and spelled correctly. My next child if a boy will be named Wolfram Marius, a classic German name that doesn't fit the American norm. Unique without being youneek, its not hard.



I don't know what appearance has to do with anything or my comments. :lol:

linsα Lake Hylia, HY, Czech Republic 30643 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" It also sort of amazes me how in my original post I requested POLITE feedback....yes I'm the illiteate one?"


I think you have the answer to your question. :lol: "illiteate"... lmao.




I'm giving you polite feedback. This is a very mellow post. i think most people have giving you polite feedback. I'm sorry its not what you want to hear, but thats life.

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting linsα:" I think you have the answer to your question. :lol: "illiteate"... lmao. I'm giving you polite feedback. ... [snip!] ... very mellow post. i think most people have giving you polite feedback. I'm sorry its not what you want to hear, but thats life."


Oh no darling, you were quite hostile in some of your posts. And I can definitely see why we don't agree on baby names. Since you haven't asked for my opinion, I will keep it to myself. But it is very apparent we will not agree on names for a baby. If I didn't want feedback, I wouldn't have created this. In my original post I even mentioned, some people "HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE" the name, I assumed there would be those few people who have nothing better to do than to be crude, and not just give a nice polite reasoning. I am totally fine with hearing what I don't necessarily like or want to hear. I just don't understand where all the hostility is coming from. By reading some of these posts one would assume I drowned a kitten or something disgusting. Not just someone who had asked for some useful feedback on naming a baby. All is well, no need to be rude or unsavory for no reason. I will continue to take into consideration the way our daughter may feel about her "yooneek" (very clever, seriously though, I did actually LOL when I came across that) name. I hope she will be able to learn to love herself and her name without needing the approval of others though.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Oh no darling, you were quite hostile in some of your posts. And I can definitely see why we don't agree ... [snip!] ... across that) name. I hope she will be able to learn to love herself and her name without needing the approval of others though."


Id have to say that you're handling the critique pretty well. I dont particularly care for some of the names you've picked out, but we're discussing other options. Dont worry about it. Regardless of what the opinions are, you'll name your baby what you want. And chances are, many people her age will have different names growing up, so she probably wont be that out of place.

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Ellie.:" Id have to say that you're handling the critique pretty well. I dont particularly care for some of the ... [snip!] ... you want. And chances are, many people her age will have different names growing up, so she probably wont be that out of place."

Thank you Ellie, I appreciate the constructive criticism. I am fully aware I have extremely different taste, and have my entire life, so I have had many years to brace myself for some of the comments I open myself up to. I appreciate you taking the time to help brainstorm new ideas as well. That is very helpful, obviously my husband and I together are coming up with these names (lol) so we could sure use help!

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Thank you Ellie, I appreciate the constructive criticism. I am fully aware I have extremely different ... [snip!] ... well. That is very helpful, obviously my husband and I together are coming up with these names (lol) so we could sure use help!"


Of course! And it's awesome that you're open to new ideas as well. Picking out names is fun but so stressful at the same time!

linsα Lake Hylia, HY, Czech Republic 30643 posts
status 7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Oh no darling, you were quite hostile in some of your posts. And I can definitely see why we don't agree ... [snip!] ... across that) name. I hope she will be able to learn to love herself and her name without needing the approval of others though."


I gave you postive critique on the names you suggested. I haven't been crude or hostile. I gave you constructive criticism. I didn't tell you the names you picked (other than Swayze) were bad, I just offered advice that it would be in your childs best interest to spell it correctly. And to BG, awful names can be worse then drowning a kitten. :lol: but you are a newb, I suppose you'll learn that in time.

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Ellie.:" Of course! And it's awesome that you're open to new ideas as well. Picking out names is fun but so stressful at the same time!"


Oh boy, you aren't lying! With my first, I had one name. I knew that is what I wanted NO matter what. Middle name was pre-determined way in advance and as soon as I heard my sons name for the first time, I was SOLD. But Girls! They are a different story! There are just so many beautiful names I can't keep my mind set on one! I just want to find that one name that completely POPS out at us and we both just have to have that be our daughters name. We have a few more months so hopefully between now and then, we will have our name! :)

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting linsα:" I gave you postive critique on the names you suggested. I haven't been crude or hostile. I gave you ... [snip!] ... And to BG, awful names can be worse then drowning a kitten. :lol: but you are a newb, I suppose you'll learn that in time. "


Perhaps I mistook the critique as hostility. In any case, I appreciate your input, in all honesty, I didn't realize a differently spelled name could effect someone so negatively. My full name is spelled a little different, but it never bothered me, I actually enjoyed it. But not everyone will be like you or I, so it is wise to take into consideration the other end of the spectrum. Again, I appreciate your feedback.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Perhaps I mistook the critique as hostility. In any case, I appreciate your input, in all honesty, I ... [snip!] ... be like you or I, so it is wise to take into consideration the other end of the spectrum. Again, I appreciate your feedback."

What's your full name, if you dont mind me asking?

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Ellie.:" What's your full name, if you dont mind me asking?"


Caliopy. I only met one other girl in person named Calliope, of course not the same spelling. Crazy spelling must run in our family. :) What can you do? Lol

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Caliopy. I only met one other girl in person named Calliope, of course not the same spelling. Crazy spelling must run in our family. :) What can you do? Lol"

I was totally going to suggest that! I LOVE that name! I had never heard of it until Grey's Anatomy!

LumpySpacePrincess 2 kids; New Zealand 17060 posts
7th Jan '13

If you want a different spelling you could try a different variation of Elizabeth? There's Elisabeth, Elisabet, Elisabette, Ylisabet.



Ellyiot ... NO. NO NO NO. And no to Swayze. Wasn't he in dirty dancing?

Callie L. Due May 18 (girl); 49 kids; Ohio 334 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Ellie.:" I was totally going to suggest that! I LOVE that name! I had never heard of it until Grey's Anatomy!"

Haha, well thank you! I never minded it either, it was definitely rare growing up, but Grey's Anatomy has popularized it a little. My husband would think I needed a nice slice of Humble Pie if I suggest Calliopy for our daughters name lol. I do like family names though!

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Haha, well thank you! I never minded it either, it was definitely rare growing up, but Grey's Anatomy ... [snip!] ... think I needed a nice slice of Humble Pie if I suggest Calliopy for our daughters name lol. I do like family names though!"


Have you thought of going with the whole greek mythology thing? Athena or Rena or something of that sort?