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Atem (Prn A-Tem) vs. Yes vs. No

I just went to check on my poll I made last night only to find its gone, I’m rather upset by this as I really wanted some help with my sons name. Why can’t some people understand that not all of use like popular or trendy names for our children? There is a fine line between common sense and crazy when it comes to name choices, I for one like uncommon first names and common middle names. What do you think of the name Atem for our son? Atem is prn A-Tem or A-Ten only with an M instead of an N. we would also love some middle names as we are having trouble finding ones that flow well that we like. Please help.

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
Atem (prn a-tem) 0% (0 votes)
Yes 0% (0 votes)
No 100% (10 votes)

Comments

I’d go with Aiden or Adrian.

Atem is trendy is it’s own sense. The trend right now is to either go with super-popular old names, OR come up with a weird name that no one has in an effort to be unique. This name fits in with the rest of that second group’s crowd.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:18:29 | report
If your voting no please give a reason why? It helps give us a better understanding.
posted by guest: Poll Poster :: 2014-07-05 16:19:40 | report
I second what the first poster said. It’s unique, but it looks made up. Everyone these days is doing that. I’d try to find an uncommon name that’s not super rare.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:21:36 | report
Not a fan. I’m all for uncommon but I think that sometimes uncommon can also be unusable. And personally I think it is unusable. Sounds like ate em to me.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:22:26 | report
It sounds like Ate ’em. Are you open to suggestions? No trendy or super popular names, I promise.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:22:38 | report
It sounds like your saying ate him. That’s why I’m voting no.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:23:44 | report
I think if you are going to use it you should use the original spelling Atum. That way it has its roots in ancient Egypt.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:23:46 | report
Just go with Adam. Atem is trying too hard to be unique. Adam is lovely.
posted by Madi <3 :: 2014-07-05 16:26:20 | report
Feel free to suggest other names, but if we can’t find a name we like more than Atem we will stick with it as its hard to let go of the names you love.
posted by guest: Poll Poster :: 2014-07-05 16:27:27 | report
Atem is nice, but I think I prefer the original spelling of Atum. I’ll be back in a few minutes to give middle names, when I have time!
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:29:18 | report
I’d use it as a middle name if you love it so much. He’s the one who has to live with it.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:29:45 | report
I do think it’s wrong that your poll was taken down though. There was a poll on here yesterday where someone was pretending to want to name their child Firefly and that poll was never removed. Your poll is obviously legit and they take it down... it’s crazy!
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:30:07 | report
Sorry your poll got removed... Aiden is extremely popular right now, and names with -ayden endings as well. Some people just like other types of names besides your everyday Wyatts, and Masons, and Olivers. I think it’s cool to come up with a name, if it doesn’t sound too ridiculous, and Atem is just fine in my opinion. If society didn’t frown upon it, I would make up names, too. Suggestions:

Atem Clark
Atem Louis
Atem Charles
Atem Matthew
Atem Derek
Atem John
Atem Joel
Atem Alexander
Atem Elliott
Atem James
Atem Beckett
Atem Donovan
Atem Frederick
Atem Malachi
Atem Colby
Atem William
Atem Gentry
Atem Maxwell
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:30:42 | report
@ poster 7, we didn’t think of that. We will consider using Atum as Egypt is very close to our hearts (I won’t go into it). If we do use Atum what would be some good middle names?
posted by guest: Poll Poster :: 2014-07-05 16:32:29 | report
Tristan
Aiden
Abram
Angus
Alfonzo
Almanzo
Anakin
Ansel
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:33:41 | report
Seth
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:35:10 | report
Atum Oliver
Atum Dylan
Atum Cole
Atum Josiah
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:36:27 | report
Jared
Simon
Evan
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:36:32 | report
We like

Atem Clark
Atem Louis
Atem Charles
Atem Matthew
Atem John
Atem Elliott
Atem Donovan
Atem Maxwell

From the suggestions

Anakin is interesting
posted by guest: Poll Poster :: 2014-07-05 16:38:56 | report
Here are some other names you might like:

Kieran
Dexter
Archer
Maverick
Avery
Lysander or Leander (Lee-ander)
Asa
Beau/Bo
Dashiell (Dash-uhl)
Noe
Gentry
Stephan
Caspian
Malcolm
Ellian
Davis
Jett
Cyrus
Ezekiel (Zeke)
Lucien
Mosby
Ember
Kai
Iago

Like any?
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 16:40:42 | report
We are also liking
Atum Oliver
Atum Dylan
Atum Cole
posted by guest: Poll Poster :: 2014-07-05 16:41:12 | report
Atum Tobias
Atum Zachary
Atum Scott
Atum Paul
Atum Jeremiah
Atum Lincoln
Atum Francis
Atum Jerome
Atum Simeon
Atum Cameron

Maybe you’d also like Set, another Egyptian figure (I think it’s very handsome!)
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 17:40:30 | report
I’m all for unique names, but I don’t find Atem attractive, and I feel like a lot of people would say it like the word atom.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 17:41:27 | report
Atum was the name of the Egyptian creator god. I wouldn’t use the name because I don’t believe in Egyptian mythology. Here are some uncommon names to consider:
Soren - "stern"
Bertram - "eagle power"
Andreas - German form of Andrew
Anselm - "god" + "helmet, protection"
Detlef - "people heritage"
Florian
Gerard/Gerhard ("spear" + "strong, brave")
Isidore
Marius
Lorenz
Otto
posted by SeaMichelle :: 2014-07-05 18:27:05 | report
Tatum
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 18:28:10 | report
Andre
posted by guest :: 2014-07-05 18:34:29 | report
Oooh, I know! Name that poor Lil guy A-Team. Then his name will have a rad connection to Mr. T. I pity the fool
posted by guest :: 2014-07-06 20:07:40 | report

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