"Brooklyn" the 43rd most popular baby name

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"Brooklyn" the 43rd most popular baby name

Postby Nitro » 20 Jan 2008, 16:28

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/31/3/31_03baby.html

"...in 2005, “Brooklyn” entered the charts at 62 — with a bullet. By 2006, it had jumped to 54th.
Now, at 43rd, it’s ahead of such once-beloved monikers as Katherine (46), Julia (55) and Abby (62)
Brooklyn even topped Rachel (66), Leah (85) and Rebecca (86) — so much for the Bible!"

What ever happened to people in New York naming their children "7"?
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Postby Alja-Markir » 20 Jan 2008, 19:30

Why in the hells would you name your child Brooklyn?

I mean, it's like naming a kid Chinatown. It just paints all sorts of odd assumptions and questions onto the child that they will have to put up with for the rest of their life. Remember the character Fenchurch from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy?

Of course, if you really hate your child you name them Hoboken, or something...

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Postby Sieg Reyu » 20 Jan 2008, 19:45

I know a couple of people named Brooklyn, and it sounds like it would be a weird name, until you actually hear it as a name.
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Postby Allen! » 20 Jan 2008, 19:51

I, uh, I have a cousin named Brooklyn. :(
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Postby Lavos » 20 Jan 2008, 19:54

assclown.
i dont know what's happening anymore
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Postby SamsonWest » 20 Jan 2008, 20:08

the show Gargoyles is really gaining steam in this day and age. Soon Hudson then Goliath

hell if I have a daughter her name will be Elisa Maza or Demona.
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Postby wilson_x1999 » 21 Jan 2008, 07:34

SamsonWest wrote:...hell if I have a daughter her name will be Elisa Maza or Demona.


Demona would be an awesome name for a little girl!

and if Penn Jillete can call her daughter Moxie Crimefighter, then everyone else is allowed to call their children anything else XD
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Postby Corax » 21 Jan 2008, 16:08

Lavos wrote:assclown.


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Postby sweeks » 21 Jan 2008, 16:22

my niece is named Brooklyn
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Postby Android » 21 Jan 2008, 16:40

If you can name your kid after a shitty New York Borough, I'm naming my kid Scarborough....or Etobicoke.
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Postby emma » 21 Jan 2008, 16:50

Mississauga has a nice ring to it.
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 21 Jan 2008, 18:58

I'm naming my kid Pensacola! Or Kissimmee/St. Cloud. Eew. I feel dirty now.

I'm not liking the Brooklyn vibe, really. People name their kids weird stuff. Ha! Fenchurch... oh Douglas Adams! I do love you so. Names are great and all, but I don't know what I'd do if I ever had a kid... I wouldn't be able to pick a name. I have a hard time picking names for characters in stories I write, let alone real people.
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Postby Corax » 21 Jan 2008, 19:42

yeah, biblical names are getting old.
no, its not a good name.
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Postby emma » 21 Jan 2008, 20:02

Biblical names will never get old!

People are always going to be calling their kids Sarah and Rebecca and Jacob and Aaron and stuff like that.

They just might not be naming their kids Ezekiel and Hephzibah and whatnot.
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Postby jtaylor » 21 Jan 2008, 20:17

There are some really amusing names in the Torah/Old Testament. I'd name some, but I'd have to go open a Bible.
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 21 Jan 2008, 20:20

emma wrote:Biblical names will never get old!

People are always going to be calling their kids Sarah and Rebecca and Jacob and Aaron and stuff like that.

They just might not be naming their kids Ezekiel and Hephzibah and whatnot.


The revival of the name Hephzibah was growing until the year 2015, when a freak Hurricane, "Hephzibah" destroyed most of the southeastern United States. Ironically, for the next decade, the instances of the names Katrina and Floyd both went up dramatically. When asked about this trend, statisticians wave their hands, laugh, and take a big swig of bourbon.

If the question is asked multiple times in rapid succession, it is possible to kill the statistician in this way.

I don't think there's anything wrong with "Biblical" names, though the names are hardly Biblical in the strictest sense: they are mostly just words that have a certain meaning in a foreign language, just like "Alexander" means "protector of men." I'm sure there were people named Sarah before the Bible went and wrote about a particular one. I mean, for most names. The massive number of kids named Jesus definitely have a Biblical name.
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Postby NachoManLance » 21 Jan 2008, 20:38

Speaking of Douglas Adams names, Slartibartfast wins out of them all.

But it's not really important.
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Postby TheRocket » 22 Jan 2008, 23:06

I'm goign to have twins and name them Pelican and Peckle. Then I'm naming their brother Duewag Dusseldwarf.
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Postby TheRocket » 22 Jan 2008, 23:07

Also, I think Brooklyn is a beautiful name. I think naming your daughter cuntfactory would be a shitty name.
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Postby Allen! » 23 Jan 2008, 00:55

TheRocketSiobhan wrote:I'm goign to have twins and name them Pelican and Peckle. Then I'm naming their brother Duewag Dusseldwarf.


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Postby Alja-Markir » 23 Jan 2008, 09:04

I'm gonna have twins, and I'm gonna name one Jim, after Jim Bexley Speed, and I'm gonna name the other Bexley, after Jim Bexley Speed.

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Postby Sable » 23 Jan 2008, 09:13

I'm figuring on Hrothgar.

Because really...does anything beat "Hrothgar?"
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Postby Alja-Markir » 23 Jan 2008, 20:03

Mjolnir.

That and Rhadamanthus.

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