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I think naming a child Precious is very brave, in a really good way. I love how it’s a word & what it means. I think it’s a beautiful thing, someone should carry it for their name.
ItsDeleceNotDallas  12/17/2017
Name of African American country blues, gospel, and folk singer and guitarist Precious Bryant (1942-2013).
Nifty_Name_Nerd  10/25/2017
My name is Precious & I was born premature 24 weeks, with one heart chamber, 1 lb and 10 oz. I was always called a Miracle Baby.
stargirl_xo  9/11/2017
Precious is a wonderful name. I am an African, Precious by name. My mom gave that name to me and she knows the reasons why, and I have not been bullied.
Precious Daniel  8/16/2017
How can anyone think that the name Precious is stupid? My name is Precious and I am an African and people love my name. Precious is a unique name and so is Princess and Queen and anyone who thinks it's not just has to live with it, and did I mention that I have never been bullied because of my name?
Precious ag  4/13/2017
Like one commenter on here said, after telling people her name was Precious they asked her what her real name was and then had to constantly prove that was her real name. That has to be annoying and embarrassing. Don't name your child this. It's arrogant and juvenile.
Luvbug86  12/5/2016
My name is Precious and I don't get bullied at all... Everyone actually loves my name but they think it strange that I'm white with an "African American" name.
A Random Person  11/11/2016
The name Precious was given to 129 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
This name does seem extremely pretentious. It is a word, but what makes it worse is that it's an adjective. Naming your child any adjective just seems like you're trying to show the world what they're like, even though they'll most likely be the complete opposite.
actingfun  11/18/2015
Definitely ghetto, and reminds me of that movie about the fat girl.
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/4/2015
"Precious" as a given first name Dates back at least, to 1942. I only searched this because my friend Nicole just adopted a 5-year-old sweet doggy already named Precious. I was looking for roots, origins and nicknames. I wanted to call the dog something else; Cious, Shush, Shoosh, Sia, Sissy? After reading all the IGNORANT NARROW MINDED SELF-centered comments on here:) I'm glad to call her "Precious"... loudly and lovingly across the neighborhood and universe:) peace.
MikeMayne  9/21/2015
The "name" Precious sounds ridiculous & weird on a human...
― Anonymous User  7/19/2015
I find some of the comments weird. And the some of the reasons to hate the name even more weird.

A name does not make a character..

I love the name "Precious." It doesn't have to be a materialistic meaning, it is emotional and I love how it sounds.

I will name my daughter Precious-Maria. If she grows up and doesn't like "Precious" she could go by Maria. But to me and to all those who love her she will be "Precious" and no matter what I name her, she will have people who will not love her and criticize her and her name. It's a fact we cannot change, the name has nothing to do with it.
Pinkish  10/13/2014
There are three different associations people are going to have with the name Precious - Gollum obsessing over the Ring, the serial killer's dog in "Silence of the Lambs", and the impoverished, obese, abused title character in the movie "Precious." None of them are positive. I don't know why anyone would actually want to inflict this name on their child, because even if you discount the pop-culture associations, it's still one of those "our little darling is so very special" names that people make fun of. Even if you decide to nickname your child Precious, please, PLEASE put something else on the actual birth certificate.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2014
I dislike this name. For the same reason I dislike my own name (a gemstone), and the same reason I dislike names like "Royal" or "Beautiful" or "Special", if anyone's even named that, or names like "Roi" and "Rex" and "King" and "König" and "Czar" or any name CLEARLY is meant to convey some sort of royal or exalted status (when you and your child are, you know, NOT. And not even royals and aristocrats name themselves like that). And I say "clearly", because yes, many names originally came from words but they have long since been commonly known as names, but to choose a word (that is, until recently, not even a name) like that from a MODERN, COMMONLY SPOKEN language is not remotely the same concept.

"Hunter, Asher, Harper, Willow, Joy, Crystal, Lily, Rose, Robin, Scarlett, and a zillion more names are "words"."

Sure names can be words. Some words make better names than some other words. For instance, I can tell you that as a Crystal, many people think (and I agree) that my name is tacky, likewise with Willow (I don't know how much that has to do with bad fanfiction). Soon people are going to argue that words like "Awesome" make perfectly good names, or "Powerful", "Pretty", "Smart", "Superior", or even "Serendipity" (I swear there must be people named this already). "Integrity". Could be a girl's name. I don't see them as any better or worse than "Precious" for a name. I find them all pretty tacky. If you like these words, sure. All power to you.
Antares  4/4/2014
The 'name' Precious was given to 154 poor little girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Definitely not a name I'd want uo use. It sounds extremely tacky, and makes me think of that really scary movie Precious - the one about the obese black girl whose evil mother beats her up and throws a TV at her. That ruins the name completely.
zaki95  9/15/2012
I think this "name" is awful. It sounds like a dog's name, especially for the kind of dog that tends to belong to rich women. But what really ruins this is the movie Precious. Because of this, I can't help but relive the horrors of seeing Precious being cruelly abused by her mother and impregnated by her father. Definitely a name to avoid.
Bonquiqui  6/1/2012
Oh my god. I was using the Random Name Generator for a story, (first and last names) and I got Precious Jewel. I swear to god I'm telling the truth. This thing is weeeiirrdd.
rooball  1/20/2012
Not really a "famous bearer," but I think that Precious was the name of Buffalo Bill's dog in the movie "The Silence of the Lambs."
― Anonymous User  12/31/2010
In the movie Precious, the character's name is "Precious".
― Anonymous User  9/4/2010
Yes, we know it's a word. All names are words.

But since you're all so convinced that names cannot be "words", here's something to think on: Hunter, Asher, Harper, Willow, Joy, Crystal, Lily, Rose, Robin, Scarlett, and a zillion more names are "words". They were occupations, trees, virtues, plants, birds, and FREAKING COLORS before they were perfectly respectable names.

In my opinion, people's objection to "Precious" has nothing to do with its "word"ness and everything to do with it being a predominantly black name.
Lomesir  8/30/2010
To you, the child may be oh so Precious. But that doesn't mean you should name her that. It's a word, and she'll get teased.
"Hi, I'm Precious."
"Ok. So, what's your name?"
It's a freaking WORD, parents!
Black_X  5/10/2010
Words cannot describe what an AWFUL name this is.

Gollum's probably the only one who likes it, and he's not real.

I would not disgrace a pet fly with this name. Same goes for Unique, Diamond, and misspelled (I'm NOT talking about variants like Sean vs. Shawn) names.

― Anonymous User  10/5/2009
Sorry, but I think this is a stupid name. It goes along with parents who name their kids Princess and Unique.
Bajafresh  8/25/2009
No matter how precious someone thinks their daughter is, naming their kid this contradicts it. It just shows that they were too lazy to pick anything that isn't tacky. It would be 'unique' if there were smarter parents out there, but it's not too uncommon. Putting all tackiness aside, it doesn't help in a job interview or anything serious, nor sound nice ("Presh"). For me, it doesn't help much that I knew a terrible person named this who was the exact opposite of this name.

Seriously, even if the person is precious and compassionate, do they need a cheap adjective stamped on them?
Kerules  8/3/2009
My grandparents' dog (a Lhasa Apso) was named Precious. But yeah, this name doesn't belong on humans.
erb816  4/16/2009
This name is ugly and makes me think of Gollum from Lord of the Rings saying "My Precious".
number1212  1/6/2009
Yuck. Precious isn't even a name. It's tacky, trashy, and ridiculous. Your daughter may be "Precious" to you, but she will grow up and most likely will not want to be called that. This sounds like a name that a 12-year-old girl would name her baby.
bananarama  11/15/2008
This is the name of the creepy little poodle-dog owned by psychotic serial killer Buffalo Bill in the book and movie Silence of the Lambs. Eek. Not a good association.
MisquotedWarrior  10/14/2008
It's a word! To every parent their child is "Precious" but at least they take the time to actually give their child a "real" name. Please people, spare your children.
mary26  7/23/2008
OK, I'll agree that the name is a bit too, what's the word, childish for a girl. But think about it for a minute. It would make a GREAT middle name or second first name.
DeeDee153  6/4/2008
This name was used as the pseudonym for the murdered child Precious Doe in Kansas City. The name was chosen by activists in the Kansas City African-American community to point out their belief that Black children are just as Precious as those of other races, and that missing and murdered Black children deserve as much publicity about their cases as White children get.
clevelandkentevans  5/31/2008
There is a girl in my little brother's kindergarten class named "Precious". When my parents read the list for Valentine's Day, they broke out into laughter. That is the same effect that will probably have on any Precious named out there. You will get laughed at. I don't care how beautiful you think it is, you will be teased by your peers. And for me, it's not beautiful at all; It's trashy and stupid.
It honestly sounds like lazy parenting to me.

What has this world come to? What SMART parent would name their kid Precious? Or Princess? Or Queen? Or Nevaeh? Or "Very-Uniq"?!
I don't care how "Precious" or "Very Unique" your child is, you're setting your child up for a life of torment and you're basically showing that you're a stupid, lazy, ditzy parent.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2008
It's been said before, and I'm just going to say it again: this name is ridiculous! It's tacky, trashy, silly, infantile, and anyone with this name will eventually be laughed at. The name has no maturity, class, or dignity to it, and I can imagine that people won't expect a woman named Precious to be very intelligent or educated. There will be job discrimination, there will be bullying, and there will be prejudice, and people will think the parents were insane or complete idiots. This name isn't any good as a middle name either. It's only good as an affectionate term, not as a name.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
With all due respect, I find slight night shiver's post on this and many other predominantly African-American names to be extremely rude, classist, ignorant, and showing no understanding of a culture she is not part of. They reflect much more poorly on her that they do on any parents who have chosen the names.
clevelandkentevans  7/16/2008
I would name my daughter Nevaeh Isabella Grace before I name her Precious. I wonder why random words are becoming names.
jasmineenimsaj  3/3/2008
My mom is a doctor, and she once had a patient named Precious (male). He was probably made fun of a lot! Don't use for a person, except as a nickname.
survivor_fan  1/31/2008
All I can think of when I hear this name is "My Precious". Thanks to Gollum. But I'd never name a child Precious. I wouldn't even name a cat or a dog Precious. It's way too cutesy.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2007
I think this name is WAY too cutesy for a child, much less an adult. Take my advice: Give your kid a classic name (Elizabeth, Katherine), and give them a cute nickname (Lizzie, Kitty). I like the name, but not for an actual person. I actually named my build-a-bear `Precious`. See? I told you I like it.
Anonymous Blogger  11/5/2007
Precious McKenzie was a famous South African Olympic weightlifter. (And male.)
Pie  10/22/2007
I am a high school teacher and I have come across several girls by the name of "Precious" in recent years. Only one fit the name. Like a previous comment, giving your child a name like "Precious" or "Princess" or "Queen" or anything along those lines almost guarantees the child will turn out the OPPOSITE. Wow. And if you think "Precious" is an odd choice, try "Very-Uniqu."
― Anonymous User  9/23/2007
Eek, it's like naming your kid Princess or Queen. All I'm saying is that even if the girl (or boy?) is not snobbish and very kind, when they're in school, they'll automatically be thought of as a brat.

There was a little girl in my little brother's kindergarten class with this name. I mean, I know babies are bundles of joy and stuff like that, but come on. Precious? You could have named her something that's actually pretty; such as Aurora, Bella, etc.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2007
It sounds like the name of a poodle, or a hooker.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2007
Isn't the name Precious the name of a hooker?
― Anonymous User  7/28/2007
I'm sorry, but this name sounds artificial (and I can never hear "precious" again without thinking of Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings".)
gaelruadh19  8/26/2006
― Anonymous User  8/17/2006
Precious is my first name, but I don't go with the nickname 'Precy' because I find that it does not fit me. I like the name 'Precious' because it is quite rare - indeed, I rarely encounter people who have the same name as I have. It kind of gives a sense of originality and uniqueness. I love this name a lot!
Precky  3/17/2006
A famous fictional Precious is Mma Ramotswe, the heroine of the "The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" books by Alexander McCall Smith.
Ylva  3/7/2006
MY name is Precious and I get asked all the time "what is your real name?" That is my real name so now I carry either an ID or my birth certificate with me so I can prove it.
precious_watts  12/1/2005
I have a friend with this name, though she puts it as La'Precious. She's very kind and unspoiled, and exactly unlike what I would think someone with this name would be like.
echo_of_the_past  9/22/2005

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