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Salem Grace vs. Wdyt??

This name won by a landslide last night and unless something changes this is what we’re using for our daughter due close to Halloween. She will be joining Adalyn Faith(2). Our other option is Salem Marie. Salem is going to be her first name. Thanks, Abby

The Top Baby Name is...

Salem Grace




Poll created: Oct 11, 2013
Total Votes: 3


Salem.... as in Salem witch?
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:07 PM | report
Can anyone look past that? I don’t even know what a Salem witch is but apparently it’s a big deal. No not like Salem witch.
posted by Poll Creator :: Oct 11, 2013 03:09 PM | report
The Salem Witch Trials occurred in Salem, Massachusetts in the 17th century. 20+ people were hanged for being "witches" and over a hundred people were arrested for Witchcraft. It was a terrible, barbaric event in American History. I know you love the name but I think the Salem Witch Trials are an awful thing to be tied to.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:13 PM | report
Salem Massachusetts is best known for the Salem witch trials. That is why the name Salem would be associated with Halloween.
posted by Jm8214 :: Oct 11, 2013 03:14 PM | report
I think Salem is pretty and unique. Yes I think Salem witch trails but its also just a pretty name.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:18 PM | report
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:19 PM | report
One of my ancestors was hanged as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials. It makes me sad just thinking of what she went through. So obviously my reaction to Salem would be a negative one.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:19 PM | report
Salem Grace!
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:20 PM | report
I don’t live in the States, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw Salem was the witch trials. This coming from someone who doesn’t really know what the trials were all about. Point is, its not a good name, negative conotations
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:22 PM | report
I know the name Salem appeals to you because it is unique and different and it definitely has a ring to it. However, there is unimaginable cruelty and death attached to the name Salem. I know it seems like a cool name but please consider what this name represents in American History. Do you really want to name your sweet, innocent baby something with so much sorrow attached to it?
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:31 PM | report
I always think of Salem, Oregon. It’s a cute name!
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:44 PM | report
I would assume this was a boy if I just heard the first name and the negative associations are well known world wide so I really would not choose it for her sake.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:48 PM | report
I love Salem, but for a boy. People name their children Shiloh, and that always reminds me of the Civil War, which was the bloodiest conflict in American history and cost at least 620,000 lives. Every name will have a negative connotation, it’s just some are more apparent than others. Like I said, I love Salem for a boy, but it isn’t terrible on girls either. I’d use it, Salem Grace sounds nice.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:55 PM | report
Salem which trials are more widely known, it would be just cruel to name a girl that.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 03:59 PM | report
posted by last poster :: Oct 11, 2013 03:59 PM | report
Really? I always thought Shiloh was more widely known *shrugs* But either way, I really don’t see a problem, and I really don’t see the cruelty. It was the people who did it,not the place.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 04:04 PM | report
Salem is definitely more known as a negative association, I’m from UK and I and everyone know has heard of it but never heard of the Shiloh thing though only connection well known Angelina Jolies daughter.

So close to Halloween is even worse and is that she is a girl and Salem if anything is a very masculine name.
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 04:11 PM | report
I agree with all above concerns :( .... Yucky name.... Its like naming your child a witch..... Poor baby
posted by guest :: Oct 11, 2013 04:33 PM | report

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