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#1 Strawberrygirl21

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

What do you think of state names? Which state name would you use for your child? Also if you have used one let me know which one thanks for your time!

Also, what do you think of the name Iowa for a girl? What middle names go with Iowa? Also can you think of any possible nn?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

I'm not a fan of continent/state/city/place names in general. Names like India/Ireland/China, Dakota/Indiana/Tennessee, London/Memphis/Dallas and Brooklyn just.....I don't know. They get on my nerves for some reason, personally. The only name that comes close to a state name that I can really stand is Caroline and Georgina. Otherwise its just to much.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

Eh... I guess it depends on what it is. I wouldn't name my baby Florida. :-)

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

What are your thoughts on the name Iowa for a girl and what would you do as a middle name? Also would you have a NN for her?

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

Personally I think it sounds very "backwater" and odd and Iowa makes me think of " I owe you one"

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

These are the only ones I could remotely see being used. Asterisks used for the ones I could actually not cringe about.

*Alaska
*Arizona
*Georgia
Indiana
Louisiana
Montana
Nevada
*Carolina
*Dakota
*Virginia

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

Ehh, place names aren't really my thing.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

Actually, now that Lauren pointed it out, it does kinda sound like that......

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

It sounds very Native American. Not my style at all. But if you like it, it could be pretty. I think it would be best as a middle.

Charlotte Iowa
Madeline Iowa
Kamryn Iowa
Katherine Iowa
Elizabeth Iowa
Jocelyn Iowa
Julie Iowa
Eleanor Iowa
Savannah Iowa
Gracie Iowa
Macy Iowa
Darcy Iowa

As a first:
Iowa Louise
Iowa Macy
Iowa Rosalie
Iowa Katherine

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

I love place names, probably because I love travel so much. I'm not as big of fan of State names as much as Country/Continent/City names, but some are nice.

Girls:
Carolina
Indiana (as a middle)
Louisiana (not me personally, but it could be cute on somebody else's kid)
Maine

Boys:
Dakota
Tennessee

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

When it comes to place names I think it depends…
State names I like:
-Arizona (My current favorite, and in my defense it was a very popular girl’s name before it became a state)
-Dakota
-Carolina
-Indiana (I’m on the fence on this one)
-Georgia (Okay)
-Alaska
-Maine (Probably more as a mn)
-Virginia

City names I like:
-Phoenix
-Dallas
-Alexandria
-Brooklyn
-Austin
-Boston
-Chelsea
-Adelaide
-Houstan
-Paris
-London
-Madison
-Trenton

Country names I like:
-Ireland
-Britain
-Holland

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

Not a fan of Iowa.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:48 AM

Hi we are looking for girl and boy names of countries thanks!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

Some of these are more popular than others, some are wacky celeb baby names...

Holland
America
Kenya
China
India
Asia (continent, not country, but still)
Africa (continent)
Croatia
Helena
Ireland
Ethiopia
Georgia
Jordan
Mongolia
Lux (Luxembourg)
Mali (In case you don't know, the country name is pronounced "Molly")
Lucia

Finland "Fin"
Cameroon
Chad
Cyprus
Denmark
Jordan
Laos
Morocco
Britain
Poland
Lucia
Thai [Ty] (Thailand)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

Girls
Andorra
Dominica
Finland
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Ireland
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Latvia
Libya
Lucia
Mali
Malta
Monaco
Mongolia
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra (Sierra Leone)
Syria
Zambia

Boys
Benin
Cameroon
Cyprus
Finland
Iceland
Israel
Jordan
Laos
Marshall (Marshall Islands)
Niger
Oman
Poland
Qatar
Solomon (Solomon Islands)

From the United Kingdom - Britain, Scotland

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

My favourites are (Ones that sound a little more traditional):

Georgia

Sierra (Sierra Leone)

Ireland (This one is a guilty pleasure)

Jordan

Helena (St. Helena)


And then some others:

America

Kenya

India

Marshall

Senegal

Solomon

Africa

Monaco

Sweden

Israel

Romania


You can just find a list of countries in the world and sift through to find one you like.


... :wacko:


I like place names, but tend to sway towards city/towns (Virginia, Charlotte, London etc.) rather than the more unique country names.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:38 AM

I don't like it. Sorry.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Not a fan, but if you like it, I would us it as a middle name as Sierra Eleanor suggested above ^^^
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

I don't really like it persay but I agree with Sierra that it could be an easy flowing middle name. With the right combos matched up with it, of course. ;)
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

Not a fan of place names in general but there are a two that I quite like, both for girls, Dakota and Georgia




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