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What a beautiful name ... for a horse. Honestly though, it'd be like naming someone 'Apple', there's really no sense in it.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2005
Well, I knew someone named Apple. Really weird names like Sunshine and Apple and Heart are fairly common for Filipino children. I never really understood it myself.
-- Belus  1/4/2007
I don't see anything wrong with naming your child after an element of nature. At least your child will have an original name.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2005
I think it's a nice name. I probably wouldn't personally use it though, even though I'm kinda a hippy (of sorts). It was classic, just opening up the popularity graph and just seeing the 70's. Sigh.
-- ezy_lou  12/10/2005
I think it makes a good middle name, maybe for Bethany?
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
It's a cute nickname for a little girl, but not for a real name, that would be very annoying.
-- Anonymous User  3/1/2006
Sunshine was the nickname given to a certain football player in Remember the Titans.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
Sunshine was the nickname of the main character, Homer Wells, in John Irving's novel "The Cider House Rules".

In my opinion, it is a cute nickname but would be an embarassing first name.
-- visitor27  3/14/2006
Save this name for the Hippies.
-- Taydbug112  12/19/2006
In Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Night Embrace" the heroine, Sunshine Runningwolf, is an artist who is part Native American and very forgetful.
-- Missy  2/23/2007
It's so cute - I'd use it as a middle name.
-- Jasmine  3/18/2007
This is kinda creepy name, since it always remands me of that song, you know:
"You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are grey
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my Sunshine away"
-- Yippal  4/8/2007
Sunshine is my first name, and it is a really, really awful name to have as a child. As soon as I was old enough to choose, I started going by my middle name.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2007
I quite like this, a good nickname would be Sunny or Shine.
-- mum2bubba  6/27/2007
What an awful name! If you name your child Sunshine they will not make it through school. Imagine if you named your kid Sunshine and they are in High School. They will be made fun of in High School. Lets say you are 60-years-old with the name Sunshine. That would be crazy. Please your child will be thankful you didn't name him/her Sunshine. Name your pet that or you can give it to your kid as a nickname.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2007
I like this as a nickname for a happy kid, then his parents could sing that song "you are my Sunshine" to him. But as a real name. No.
-- renee06  8/28/2007
Imagine if you named your child Sunshine and they turned out to be manic depressive?
-- Cymry  12/1/2007
Hello! The '60s are OVER! & Guess what- these words are objects. NOT names!
-- SingingDove114  3/20/2008
Well, it's better than Moonshine, bwahahahahaah! But that's not saying much. The name is very much a hippie name, and it's too cutesy for a grown-up who wants be be successful in some ther way than in showbiz. What if Sunshine turns out all grumpy and hostile? And how easy would it be to be taken seriously with this name, at any stage?
-- slight night shiver  5/8/2008
My grandmothers name is Sunshine, and although people hear it and automatically think hippie, they find that even though that's exactly what she is she is also very well respected. She didn't originally have the name she changed when she became 18, so I guess she felt she could pull it off. I'm sure other people might be able to also.
-- Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  7/23/2008
Sunshine is a book by Robin McKinley. The heroine of the book is named Raven, and her nickname became Rae, which then became Sunshine. I love this book, and I think this is a beautiful name! What's wrong with Hippie names? They're better than ugly, overused names like Emily or Sarah. You could go by Sun or Sunny, or just plain Sunshine! It's lovely!
-- harry_sent_me  10/1/2008
I live in a Hippie town, where almost all of the kids have Hippie/Nature names, and I have a friend named Shannon Caroline Raya Sunshine, which I just think is hilarious! "Raya Sunshine"."Ray of Sunshine". Makes me laugh every time! I love the name Sunshine, it's just so beautiful and natural and loving!
-- harry_sent_me  10/1/2008
I suppose this name is cute to some people (to each there own), but honestly, it only works if your kid is a kind, excited, sunshineish person. I know a Sunshine (firstname), and she is mean. She's gothic (oh, the irony!) and an overall not happy person. But, honestly, you can't tell what your kid'll turn out like so don't give them a name they won't like.
-- Anonymous User  1/10/2009
Ahh, man! I saw this and couldn't believe it. It's a bright, cheerful nickname, but not as a first name. Just imagine; a baby girl being named this and she turns goth; that would be ironic. On happier note; my friend calls me this sometimes, he's so sweet!
-- _0TophasNails_1  2/18/2009
I will forever associate this "name" with the prostitute Sunshine on the Eddie Murphy & Richard Pryor movie "Harlem Nights."
-- erb816  3/2/2009
Sunshine Quolye is a character in the novel "The Shipping News".
-- Kerules  4/20/2009
You have got to be kidding me. This sounds stupid as a name. What if "Sunshine" doesn't have a sunny personality?
-- bananarama  6/24/2009
This is such a horrible name. I feel sorry for anyone who has it.
-- number1212  6/24/2009
This is one of the most ridiculous names I've ever heard of.
-- -Julia-  8/18/2009
LOL, wow, I never realized how many people felt so negatively of my name! My middle name is Sunshine, but it's what I've always chosen to go by. It's what I identify best with and it's always been extremely well received. Everyone I've always met always seems to LOVE it and they follow it up with the same comment very often, "And you really ARE a Sunshine too!" I suppose they're referring to my usual Sunshiney disposition. :) They sing the "Sunshine" songs and they ask questions. But I don't mind at all, I know I would too if I met someone with an unusual name. For those of you out there that think so negatively of it, take it from me, it's a delight! I love it and I think it's beautiful and unique. Just like me! :)
-- 1shiner1  12/18/2009
Sunshine Anderson (born 1974), an American R&B singer.
-- CarolinW  3/18/2010
I know some people loathe this name, but I think it would be a nice full name for someone called Sunny.
-- SunnyHoney  4/29/2010
This name just screams hippie.
-- Chrila96  9/26/2010
I feel like this is more of a nickname or something you call someone when you're sweet-talking them, not an actual name.
-- Shannonanon  6/9/2011
I am in the process of legally changing my name. I spent a long time researching names and seeing what felt right. I've spent 25 years with a very common girl's name (Lindsay) that has to be spelled out to people, and always double checking that people mean me when they call out my name (there are always so many other Lindsay's in classes or waiting rooms, ugh). I wanted a unique name, and something that spoke of who I am as a person, and something that resonated with my spirit.

Sunshine is definitely that. I plan on legally changing my first name to Sunshine, and then going by Sunny for short.

I think it's cute, gives an immediate impression of who I am (yes, a bit of a hippy and quite proud), and just might give someone a smile when they come across the name.

I DO have a very sunny personality. ;)
-- SunnyDayle  1/14/2012
My name is Sunshine. I love it now, but when I was young it was hard to live with. The only thing I hate is that I have to go around saying, "Yes this is my real name and no, my parents weren't hippies."

I am a high school teacher and it is a good ice breaker on the first day of school to write my full name out on the board. I love it and never would change it, my parents often call me Sunny, but I prefer to be called by the Sunshine.
-- mendezsunshine  5/13/2012
Sunny is a cute nick name! Sunshine is really weird.
-- SEC908  12/18/2012
The name Sunshine was given to 68 poor little girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
There is a new girl to my high school with this name. When the teacher came around for "roll call" I heard a group of boys snickering about her name. I almost wanted to yell at them! Maybe the name isn't the most original on the planet, but really!? People can be so cruel!
-- Gio123  9/11/2013
This isn't really much of a famous bearer, but in the movie Harold and Maude one of Harold's potential girlfriends (as introduced to him through his overbearing mother) was a budding actress called Sunshine Doré - or, at least that was her in-universe stage name. Because of this, I can't really take this name seriously.
By the way, she was played by Ellen Geer. :)
-- AnastasiaE  12/3/2013

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