I'm not going to bother trying to list names that "aren't loved" here on these boards. Inevitably there's a name nerd out there that will come to my rescue and say, "Me! I love that name too!" Bless you all.
So I'll confine myself to names that don't go well out in the real world. I listed Elsa
in the title because she's my biggest puzzle and poster child. With the popularity of old fashioned names and "-el-" names in general I would have thought that Elsa
would catch on like a house afire. But no. Could it be that the Borden cow mascot is still reeking havoc even now? Oh, the humanity!
Anyway, when my friend Elizabeth
) became pregnant I suggested Elsa
to her. She is part German
and the baby's surname is very German
. I know Liz
' style and it seemed to fit. But she laughed in my face. I was kind of hurt. (By the way, she was considering Eleanor
(sp?) but ended up naming her dd Julia Frances
Other, seemingly innocuous names that elicit crickets from those I run them past: Valerie
(m or f), Richard
. Blank. Stares.