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Aside from looking deeper into the meaning of "Modesty" and thinking it's a bit controlling/misogynistic, the name itself is brilliantly funny. I can't think of a more ironic name off the top of my head than "Modesty".

Of course funny shouldn't really be the idea when naming someone.
Feron  12/18/2016
Modesty Barebone is a character in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' (2016).
― Anonymous User  12/4/2016
In my honest opinion, I don't like Modesty as a name.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2015
Oh, please. This name strikes me as just a little misogynistic and sexist. It's like saying only girls have to be modest. Why don't boys have names like Honour and Modesty?

Besides that, can you imagine introducing yourself to people as 'Modesty'?
ListenToAsuka  10/15/2011
Wow, the comments and ratings for this name are harsh. I think that this name might be a little heavy, especially considering modern naming sensibilities, but its meaning is richly meaningful. Modesty is a virtue that seems widely neglected in the western world today. To be free from vanity and hubris and have a regard for decency are attitudes that parents should be instilling in their children, and these are exactly what this name means. This name is also probably easier to extrapolate nicknames from (Dusty comes to mind. A case could be made for Molly as well.) than many other virtue names.
Tiktok  3/8/2010
This is overly pompous, while Chastity is overly trashy. Virtues are valuable, but not for naming people!
― Anonymous User  4/30/2009
While unusual, I feel that this is a lovely name for a girl. In today's age of bearing it all and reducing a woman's worth to her body alone, we could do with a bit of modest dress. Girls should be taught that they are beautiful for who they are, and that they don't have to degrade themselves for the sake of popularity. While they are becoming harder and harder to find, it is possible to find modest clothing that is well made, beautiful, and flattering.

Also, there is Modesty's second meaning: that one is humble. To be modest means that we do not have an over-inflated opinion of ourselves, and that we do not hold ourselves above others. What parent doesn't want their child to be humble and love others?

I highly recommend this beautiful name, and I hope to meet many little Modesty's in the future.
ningyorose  3/30/2009
Yuck. This name is mostly used by snobs who want their daughter to remain a virgin or she'll ruin the family name. These parents are way too concerned about their daughter's sexuality to give a name that will age well and sound professional. The Victorian era is over, people!
bananarama  8/28/2008
Ugh, this strikes me as a name religious nuts who want their daughters to dress ''modestly'', that is, wear huge and loose-fitting, dreadfully ugly and impractical clothes, would use on their poor daughter. The name sounds weird, pompous (despite the meaning), and far from pretty. It also signals that the parents aren't all that modest.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
One of those "virtue" names that I don't care for much (not that I don't like the virtues themselves, just that I don't think they sound good as people's names).
Pippin  3/16/2008
It doesn't even sound like a first name, to me.
CharlieRob  10/5/2007

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