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    I don't love Olive myself, but I would much rather that than be any one of a hundred thousand Brittanys, Chelseas, Courtneys or Madisons littering the natal wards and kindergardens these days.
    THANK YOU!! Agree 100%. You can add Emma and Isabella to that for girls. Boys are even worse. My kids are Kate and George (family name - not my favorite but not terrible). Normal sounding and easy for both of them to spell!! And something that, 40 years from now when they are adults, they won't come back and say "why did you do that to me."!!?
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    I don't love Olive myself, but I would much rather that than be any one of a hundred thousand Brittanys, Chelseas, Courtneys or Madisons littering the natal wards and kindergardens these days.
    Agreed. I think "Olive" is kind of sweet.
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    I prefer Olive to so many of the names out there where parents are trying way to hard to be different or cool, or SOMETHING. We know folks who have multiple kids and all of their names are just odd. We actually find ourselves commenting on the names chosen that are on the more normal side of life because so many think they have to be so different. While I do see the benefit of not choosing the "names of the decade" whatever they may be, I think too many people just try so hard to make a statement of some kind with their kids' names.

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    I don't love Olive myself, but I would much rather that than be any one of a hundred thousand Brittanys, Chelseas, Courtneys or Madisons littering the natal wards and kindergardens these days.
    Don't forget Connor, Dylan, Nathan, and Taylor. I was looking at my older daughter's Facebook friends list and there are multiples of all those names. None of those names are bad...there's just so many.

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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Can't forget Ethan, Jacob or Aiden, either!

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    I used to really like the names Connor and Aiden. Now, not so much. Give me an Olive (not Olivia - again, used to really like it) or a James. And I apparently stand alone in liking the name Edith. To some people it's middle-aged woman, to me it's the middle-ages.
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    My thinking is a little different. My name is Judith and when I was a kid, there were so many Judy's, Barbaras, and Lindas around, many of us with the middle name Ann. I so wanted a more unique name, and admittedly I still do. In my culture, tradition says that a baby should be name for a relative no longer living. I was named after one of my father's brothers and would have been Julius if I had been a boy. I had four cousins name Julius. So, I guess I think that parents should be able to name their babies what they want. It's become easy enough for anyone legally change his/her name, anyway.

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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

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    Congratulations to Drew Barrymore and her husband on the birth of their first child, daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman!
    Drew Barrymore Welcomes Daughter Olive Moms & Babies Moms & Babies - People.com
    Makes me think of that animated movie she did a while back playing a dog named Olive who misheard "All of the other reindeer" as referring to her, Olive, the "other" reindeer. Maybe she really liked the movie?
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    I knew a guy named Junius, in my stepson's class was a girl named Marijuana, and one girl named Timothy.
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    I have a relative --- a woman --- whose legal first name actually IS:

    MANOLA.

    Needless to say (but I'm GOING to, ANYWAY), SHE DOES NOT USE IT AND NEVER HAS.

    Matter of fact, most people that know her THINK her first name is the middle name she uses, and always has!

    Olive, or Manola?

    Hell, I think I'll go with OLIVE!!!!!!

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