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Mirage vs. Yes vs. No

Hey, it’s Kristen, and I have posted this poll many times before but never really got good feedback. What do you think of the name Mirage? It is a for a girl, pronounced mah-rahj. I think it is gorgeous. Some people think its tacky.. But I want to know what you guys think. Please don’t suggest other names. Thanks - K

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Poll created: Aug 05, 2013
Total Votes: 6


I hate it
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:48 PM | report
I appreciate your opinion, but could you at least explain why? - K
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:50 PM | report
I think it’s ridiculous and I think she’ll get bullied for it. Something along the lines of ’are you a mirage? Oh, we can touch you/walk through you/ignore you and it won’t make a difference then!’. Some words work as names. This one doesn’t.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:50 PM | report
No, sorry, not horrible, but not my cup of tea.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:51 PM | report
No. It sounds like something a stripper would pick to be her stage name.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:52 PM | report
I do not think your daughter will like the name, especially as she gets older
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:52 PM | report
if you love it use it but beware some kids can be mean.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:53 PM | report
People always say she’ll get made fun of. Do you really think children know what a mirage is? And in highschool kids don’t bully about names, trust me. - K
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:53 PM | report
I LOVE!!!!! Mirage! It is so elegant and beautiful- my daughter Ella’s middle name is Mirage. Absolutely stunning.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 06:59 PM | report
Trust me, kids most definitely do bully in high school, about anything and everything. Even if they don’t know what a Mirage is, they’ll laugh because it’s strange. I really don’t think she’ll appreciate it, as a child, as a teenager, or as an adult. Would you hire someone called Mirage? Because a huge majority of people would be put off by it, consciously or subconsciously.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:00 PM | report
I don’t care for it. I agree that it is tacky, sorry..
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:01 PM | report
Sounds like a member of the x-men, sorry
posted by :) :: Aug 05, 2013 07:02 PM | report
I’m afraid I agree with the people who said it was tacky, and also the poster who said it sounded like a strippers name.

Besides that, I don’t really see anything particularly attractive or feminine about it.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:04 PM | report
Actually thats not true. I have kids that are junior, 8th grade, 4th grade, and kindergarten (plus one now of course). My junior and 8th grader tell me a great deal of the bullying that happens. For instance my 8th grader has a kid named Panayoti who gets calls Pons (abbreviation for a female product, i think you get it) and my junior has a kid named Eatin (like slang for eating). I have heard about Eatin crying about getting bullied by what she gets called (like Eatin eats a lot or Eatin eating d*ck, and worse) than Panayoti getting bullied. Trust me the older the get the more words on that whole subject you know, and those words can be helpful when bullying. Plus i have seen i think about every post you made on this name and not good feedback? You have gotten a tremendous amount of feedback and you should realize that people dont like it and have the same reasons mostly. I do not think its a good name and if you dont want to agree with the facts people are giving you then stop asking. its not going to change anyones opinions the more you ask
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:05 PM | report
Thank you poster 9! I agree it is gorgeous. - k
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:05 PM | report
Okay, by the sounds of it you would like honest feedback. I think that there is a reason that some names are names and others or common nouns for objects and the like. Mirage is a common noun and not a persons name. I would not go for it, but I also don’t know you from a bar of soap and therefore cannot comment based on your lifestyle or otherwise. Would I go for it, Not a chance, would I advise my friends to avoid it, for sure. But if you love it go for it. As a teacher thought I would say that the people who are commenting are correct about bullying at school. However, this has more to do with your personality rather than your name per say. If your daughter is popular at school, and don’t we all think that our kid will be, then she’d be fine, but if not then it opens the door for all kids on grief for her.
posted by swimmingotta :: Aug 05, 2013 07:06 PM | report
Definitely sounds like a name one of the girls at the bunny house ranch would come up with.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:07 PM | report
Okay, I don’t particularly care for the word as a name, but it isn’t terrible. As for kids picking on her about it--she will be growing up with kids named River, Storm, Moon, Ever, Nevaeh, Ryder. I don’t think Mirage is really that different than a lot of those, and I really think she could get through without as much bullying as everyone thinks. That said, I still wouldn’t use it, but she is your child and you seem to really like the name. Good luck!
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:11 PM | report
I think you’ve actually had a great deal of feedback on this name, and it seems fairly obvious to me that the vast majority of people not only dislike it on a level of personal taste, but think it is a terrible idea on every level. What you mean is ’not many people have agreed with me’. So, OP, I ask you this: if you are just going to argue against our opinions and advice, then why did you even bother to post? The only conclusion I can draw is that you posted is because you KNOW that naming your child Mirage is not a good idea, yet you hoped that people would be too soft and polite to agree with you, and instead tell you what an awesome name it is. Well, I’m afraid you’ll be sorely disappointed.
posted by guest :: Aug 05, 2013 07:25 PM | report

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