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Y'all are all mad that you cant be a Brooklyn. And thank you for the people for standing up for all the Brooklyn's.
BrooklynLessard  11/5/2019
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My name is Brooklyn and us Brooklyn’s always get questions like are you from Brooklyn? Have you ever been to Brooklyn? I have a question for you- why do you ask?
― Anonymous User  11/1/2019
-1
Best name ever!
― Anonymous User  10/24/2019
1
Hottest name around, 100% would recommend for your future children.
LargeMen101  10/22/2019
1
I like this name! Not only do I like the way it looks and sounds (much better than just the short, harsh sounding “Brooke”) but because I love NYC and my father grew up there. We’ve always loved visiting and are very attached to the energy and spirit there. Naming your child Brooklyn will not make them seem trashy or uneducated. As I said my dad grew up in the city and has multiple PhD’s. I also see people saying that the name is “made up” or “trendy” and all I can say is... yeah? You do know that literally every name ever is made up and at one point had been trendy? Now who sounds uneducated? It just means people like the name. I like that Brooklyn has a newer sound. It’s better than the outdated Mary’s and Chester’s. I also see people saying that naming your child after “broken land” is unfair to them, and while I wouldn’t pick this name because of its meaning, I think being named after a place that was once only “broken land” but has grown into an accomplished city with gorgeous architecture is a reminder to yourself that you can make something successful and beautiful out of even the worst situations.
AnnieBanannie  10/14/2019
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I personally love my name.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2019
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Ugliest, trashiest name.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2019
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Brooklyn does NOT mean “broken land”.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2019
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Brooklyn Elise Paine is the daughter of Chad and Erin of the TV show “Bringing Up Bates”.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2019
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Brooklyn Faith Jones is the daughter of Ethan and Casey Jones from the reality show “Quints by surprise”.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2019
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Disgusting name.
― Anonymous User  4/18/2019
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Hey, I just have to say that all of the people who are calling this a stripper name or trashy or that it sounds uneducated or that the place Brooklyn is trashy, I just have to say: There is a lot of things that go behind a name. People don't realize that a name is supposed to mean something. How dare you say that all who are given this name are trash or sluts. Do you realize how uneducated that makes you sound? And why are you looking at it if you don't like it? And for those who think that it does not sound like a name that someone who is educated would have, please think of how biased that sounds. You aren't going to let a person into college because their name is Brooklyn? Remind me who sounds uneducated? And Brooklyn isn't necessarily trashy. It is an important place that contributed to America's history in many essential ways! There is the Battle of Brooklyn in the American revolution, the Brooklyn bridge which brought thousands of working class people here to live and raise their families. And I must say that I find it interesting that many of the people who were so rude left their comments anonymously.
deathbyhockey  1/31/2019
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I'm a boy but my name is Brooklyn. I just think it's funny at church all of these little girls are named Brooklyn and I walk back in the kids area to get my little brother and I just hear all these moms saying "Brooklyn come on, we gotta go".
Brooklynhigh  12/19/2018
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I personally find the name Brooklyn rather silly. Maybe because I was born and raised there. It's a borough for goodness sakes. No need to get offended by the "negative" comments on this name. If you have named your child Brooklyn, then don't be offended- as you chose it and love it. When I hear people calling their child "Brooklyn", I cringe. It's so pretentious and sounds ridiculous. The meaning of Brooklyn in New York? -- Broken Land. Do your research folks before naming your child Brooklyn. Meet the kids 'Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx and Manhattan' come onnnn.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2018
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I think Brooklyn is a great name! I have a cousin named Brooklyn. She's awesome. This name and her really go well together.
Phantom of the Opera  10/27/2018
2
My name is Brooklyn and I'm not just saying nice things about this name because it's my name, but I'm disgusted by these rude comments! Brooklyn is a beautiful name with lots of good nicknames! The name Brooklyn reminds me of the city! Because there's a city in New York called Brooklyn and I would definitely consider it if you're thinking of naming your daughter/son Brooklyn! Some nicknames for girls (sorry I only know girl nicknames because I'm a girl :( ) Brookie Cookie, and Brookie is a cute name! And Brooke, and Brooksie!
Brooklynnn  10/20/2018
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In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Brooklyn who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 851st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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An infectious disease! It’s multiplying!
Curious me  9/29/2018
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It's a shame that it's gotten so trendy. It's treated like a joke. I would've liked the name before because my parents are from Brooklyn and it was the place I lived when I was in my mom's womb. It's special to me but sounds silly now. I would have maybe considered it for a middle name or something like that before it caught on trend. People who aren't from Brooklyn or associated with Brooklyn ruined this name! And I know you can name your kid whatever place you like but you know what I mean.
saffyjune_  9/27/2018
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Brook(e) is fine, Brooklyn not so much.
Luvbug86  9/19/2018
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My name is Brooklyn and I am a girl but I like boys with the name Brooklyn. I was born in 2006 and I do not know everything about my name.
newmbroo354  6/14/2018
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My name is Brooklyn.. I'm a male born in 1952, my father was named Brooklyn born in 1917, his Uncle was named Brooklyn born probably close to 1900, and my young male cousin is named Brooklyn born around 1980. It is not a girls name only. And I know there are other men named Brooklyn way before the 1990 explosion of the girls being named Brooklyn. Try Unisex.
BoBo  3/26/2018
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This is really pretty, and should be used more often. I don't see it as tacky at all, which is strange seeing as I detest names like London, Paris, or Berlin. I also despise trendy made-up '-lyn' names like Raelyn, Shaelyn, Keighlyn, and so on. Better than plain, odd-sounding Brook, and more feminine that Lynn. Just don't spell it with a double 'nn' at the ending. I have seen this name spelled like the place name as Breukelen. See my comment on given name America.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2017
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It's also a masculine name. The eldest son of David and Victoria Beckham is named Brooklyn.
ladyoflaurelandash  10/18/2017
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Dylan, Cheyenne, Paris, London, Marion, Taylor, Leon, and Madison are all city names and people use them plenty, so why don't you use Brooklyn? If you like it, use it. I don't like Brooklyn much though.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2017
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My eldest daughter is named Brooklyn Summer and she and I both love it. Cute nickname in Brookly.
CreelLily  10/6/2017
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Plead insanity and change your daughter's name. Terrible. Awful. Ugly. Bogan. Trendy. Teen mom.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2017
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No, just No. Whenever I hear this name on a kid at the playground I instantly want to roll my eyes and I struggle to avoid being judgemental. It's not cute. It's not beautiful. It is not unique. Maybe 15 years ago before it was a thing but, at this point; it is just awful.
Hforthewin  3/21/2017
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I abhor this name. Some of the reasons this name is intensely intolerable are as follows:
1. The parents who have a child named Brooklyn pretense that the name has special significance to them, instead of owning up to the fact that it's now trendy and they chose it. Look - no one names their child Washington, D.C. We all get it: you've visited Brooklyn; perhaps you've even worked there - however, this does not justify naming your child this;
2. Parents compound the ugliness of Brooklyn by using the nickname "Brookie" - CRINGE;
3. It sounds uneducated and trashy;
4. One day, your child will look up his or her name and discover they've been named after a broken land; and
5. I like steak. I'm not naming my child steak.
STOP making up names! There are millions of existing names to choose from, most of which do not make the social security index. There is no need to further pick a made up name that is now trendy. There's a thing about trends such as crimped hair, scrunchies, boy bands... the name Brooklyn - there's a pattern.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2017
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One of my co-workers just named her baby girl Brooklyn. I feel bad posting this in case she deduces I'm from her workplace, but maybe it would also be helpful for her to know the truth so that the child can go by her middle name which is pretty. Here's the truth: everyone laughed. We could not believe she picked this name. There is so much wrong with this name that I don't know where to start. I feel bad because so often, you don't want to offend people and tell the truth for fear of hurting their feelings, but if you think about it, a child has to have this name her whole life and that's not fair. So, if you're coming to this board thinking of the name "Brooklyn", know that no one likes it and they're scared to tell you it's trashy to your face. Take the time to search for some other names. Your daughter will resent you in the future.
jrbm2  2/21/2017
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I despise this name. This is the trashiest name trend around! I wish it would go away. I was picking my son up at daycare the other day and there were two "Brooklyn's" in his class. They're multiplying. This is surely an infectious disease.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2017
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Honestly surprised that the gender says feminine, but you know what? It doesn't matter. I would feel weird seeing it on a female at first but I'd likely get used to it, which is why it doesn't matter. (I know a boy named Brooklyn and never saw it as a feminine name but really, it's just a name...)
CatlyNat  12/31/2016
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This is my daughter's name and her middle name is Cassidy. Brooklyn Cassidy. I'm so disgusted by all the comments on this name. Brooklyn is a BEAUTIFUL name and it fits my daughter perfectly. I do not see her having any other name. She's not a Beckham, Stripper, City, anything. She's her own person. I love it.
evyyxo  12/17/2016
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Brooke is a nice name and Lynn is a nice middle name, but why smash them together? This name is awful on a girl, and feminine sounding on a boy. It's another celeb kid name like that Jayden, Zuma, King, etc. That sounds awful and won't age. I recommend Brooke Lynn.
ERK  10/25/2016
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This is a dreadful name. It is along the lines of Neveah or Jayden and conjures an image of an uneducated young girl wondering what to name her daughter for about two minutes. I cannot foresee a future for a child being called to a sidebar by a judge saying "Brooklyn" or first year medical student with the name. Trashy. I do not find any redeeming characteristics. It has a harsh sound, it is not pretty spelled out (hate the drop down "y" with the double "o's") the child will be very circa 2015 her entire life. I just do not understand why this is now a name.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2016
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The name Brooklyn was given to 66 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
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Well at least I can say that this spelling is better than "Brooklynn"

Not a very decent name but spelling wise? Brooklyn over Brooklynn. No doubt about that.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2016
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This name is so cool.
namefan5000  5/22/2016
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Strongly, strongly prefer just Brooke. This name sounds tacky and immature, not like the name of someone who will grow up to have a serious career.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
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My name is Brooklyn and I have always gotten comments on my name and I'm 24 now. My parents did not name me after the city. I am from Brazil and I moved here 8 years ago. I have always loved my name and my friends, such as people named Ashley, Reagan, Holly, Sidney, Jayden, and Olivia, have always envied my name and wanted it. As a girl who has gone through a deep depression and self hatred it always made me feel better when someone complimented my name. I think it is a perfect name and it will always get compliments.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2016
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My name is Brooklyn Elizabeth. Elizabeth is my middle name. I only get called Brooklyn. I do not think my name sounds trashy and skanky and personally everyone I know named Brooklyn is not skanky or trashy. I have gotten top grades all the way through my whole entire school career. I am 18 years old and my parents didn't even name me after the city. My parents didn't even know it was a city. So stop calling people unoriginal for using the name Brooklyn because I wasn't named after some trashy New York city. I personally think that my name is very beautiful and I don't understand how it doesn't sound good as Brooklyn not Brook and Lynn because Brooklyn is a name why would you name your daughter Brook Lynn. That would be like naming your daughter Emma Lee when there is an Emily name.
Brooklyn_baby  4/19/2016
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I love this name, even after consideration of the ridiculously rude comments. I'll still be naming my daughter Brooklyn Olivia when she arrives this summer.
Sosha  4/18/2016
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Originally a male name, as seen by Brooklyn Beckham.
LMS  3/25/2016
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"Broken land"? Ugh, I don't understand the adoration for this basic, white trash name.
Morgan1599  2/15/2016
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I take back my harsh comment from 2/15/2016. This name has actually grown on me. It’s not my favorite, nor do I think I’d use it, but it’s quite pretty, actually.
Morgan1599  12/10/2017
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Tacky unsophisticated bogan name.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
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This name is just laughably bad.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2015
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My name is Brooklyn. I'm a girl and I've always loved it. I hate it when people call me Brook though, and I only let my closest friend call me Brookie, even though I still wince at the name.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2015
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I like this name. Sometimes I wish I had this name so I could say, "never to fear, Brooklyn is here!" If you don't know, that's a Newsies quote :). Anyway, my reasoning for liking this name is different, but nonetheless I like it. One of my favorite combos is Francesca Brooklyn.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2015
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One Direction's stylist's daughter's name is Brooklyn.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
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I really like this name on a girl (I don't mind it on a boy either but I think it sounds too girly for a boy)! It sounds awesome, trendy and fun. It reminds me of New York which is one of my favorite places in the world. I definitely recommend this name to people!
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
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Pronounced "Brooke-Lin".
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
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Brooklyn is a unisex name and my son's name, he loves it. We're not white trash (as a previous commenter so eloquently wrote), we're hard working honest people with respect for others. A name is not the making of a person, the way they're brought up and their values is!
NikkiRey  8/27/2015
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In Brazil, Brooklyn is considered a masculine name.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2015
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I like it better for boys. My son's name is Brooklyn and he loves his name.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2015
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I found some of these comments extremely rude. My first name is Brooklyn after the Brooklyn Dodgers. I think it's a beautiful name, although I do go by my middle name which is Ivy.
BaseballBDodgers  8/16/2015
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In the early 1980's I named my DOLL Brooke, after my Dad's colleague's daughter... I later changed it to Brooklyn to be weird... like, I'd name my doll something NO ONE would ever name their kid. Lo and Behold 20 yrs later people are naming their daughters BROOKLYN? Seriously? Please stick to Brooke. And not what I named my DOLL when I was EIGHT!
― Anonymous User  5/25/2015
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Love Brooklyn! Call her Brooke for short. If you're a baseball fan or love the Dodgers the name will suit your daughter well.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
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I'm really surprised at all the negative comments on this board... my name is Brooklyn, and to this day when I tell people my name they tell me it's beautiful. I have even advocated to my husband that choosing a unique beautiful name MATTERS so much to a child's self-esteem because of my experience. I felt like I couldn't say my name without a flow of compliments. Just a little bit of positive for the parents out there that are considering it!
nameobsessed  2/17/2015
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This name is just the worst. Brooklyn actually means "broken land" and, well, it's freaking Brooklyn! I think of the city and I think of meat heads and people are naming their daughters after a meat head city. Gross. Don't do it if you want her to ever get a career in something other than Mary Kay sales.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2014
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My name is Brooklyn and I am extremely proud of my name because of the meaning behind it. My great grandmother was born in Brooklyn Heights. I would never associate myself with people who thought less of me because of my name.
Peace out.
Zonkey Wonkey  12/10/2014
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Naming your children after a place where the great majority of people come from low class families and have nothing better to do but to shoot and murder one another. Lovely...

I'm EMBARRASSED for my own country that this is ranked at #28. :S
Er, it shouldn't even be in the top 1000. Brook\Brooke and Lynn separate are fine but Brooklyn is just utterly tacky and is a name that would attract a teen mom.
Brooklyn, even as a name, is low class. Sorry but it is.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2014
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My daughters' name was not picked after a city (that I personally don't care to visit) or because it was popular (when she was born I did not know anyone or of anyone personally with the name) and we were most certainly not trying to be trendy. We simply just wanted to honor three separate members in both our families with one name "Brooklyn Faith" With the intention of calling her Brooke.

She, however, at the age of two, demanded to go by Brooklyn, and could even spell it. I'm proud of my Brooklyn and she loves her name even 5 years later.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2014
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Ugh...
THIS NAME IS SUCH A TACKY, PLACE NAME. IT'S STEREOTYPICAL TEEN MOM MATERIAL.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
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I really, REALLY like this name! It sounds pretty when it's used for a girl and cool when it's used for a boy (Brooklyn Beckham is an example of a boy who pulls off the name well). I don't mind when this name is used for either gender.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2014
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Terrible, terrible name that tries too hard to be "cool." I'm from NYC so this name just really seems incredibly embarrassing to me - like the parent was trying so hard to be edgy and fell flat on his/her face.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2014
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I personally love this name. However, I can see why some people might be appalled by it. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, so I think it's a cool name and it actually has meaning to me.
Icycoldhot  7/26/2013
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The trend of using 'Brooklyn' as a given name is a recent one, and there is plenty of proof for that. Yes, there are other names that come from place names, but your argument is invalid. And yes, unfortunately, your credibility is judged depending on your name. I know personally it would be harder for me to take a Brooklyn seriously than an Elizabeth or Catherine.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2013
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Anonymous User 7/28/2013
Have you considered that all names were once new? Now's the time for Brooklyn. In some 100 years it'll be a perfectly acceptable traditional name. There will be other new names in its place and no doubt bigots like yourself criticising them for being recent.
On a side note, I love how in America Brooklyn is so strictly feminine and then England just went ahead and decided that it's masculine there.
Chwala  3/14/2014
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Oh god, BROOKLYN? What's next BRITTANY? PARIS? Oh wait..

Yeah, you sound kind of dumb when you complain about names of places and people. Paris has been around for centuries (actually, now that I think about it, millennia, if you count the Trojan), and Brittany for decades. Instead of acting like names need to have street cred in order to be taken seriously, maybe you should think, "Hey maybe these trends are older than I think."

On a side note, I love this name for some reason. I didn't think I would, but it's really grown on me.
EkiAku  6/26/2013
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Too modern sounding. Reminds me of someone with crooked teeth. If your daughter/enemy/friend/anyone ends up having crooked teeth, you can call her "Crooklyn". If she is annoying and mean, then you can call her "HookBin".
MeinNameIstMelissa  6/22/2013
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Well... my name's Brooklyn, and I can only hope when people hear my name they don't think I'm a trashy slut.
booloft  9/10/2012
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I hate this nauseatingly trendy name. What's so great about it? Why not use Brooke Lynn if you like it so much?
Bonquiqui  6/28/2012
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Another name that shot up the charts thanks to an idiot from '16 & Pregnant.' Actually, it probably would have done that regardless, since it lends the nickname Brook/Brooke, and ends in that oh-so-trendy -lynn sound. Personally, I think it's awful. It sounds like something a couple of uneducated parents would choose.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
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Brooklyn Decker is an American model and actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
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Terrible name for a boy and the girl. People do not mind.
Meg_Simpson  9/1/2011
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I just can't help wondering why you would give your son or daughter a name that means "broken".
keepitreal  1/5/2011
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Ughh. I hate this name with the fire of 1000 hells. It's so tacky and annoying.
Chrila96  10/5/2010
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Brooklyn? As in, the burough of New York City?
What's next, Bronx? Manhattan?

I seriously cannot believe that Brooklyn as a name has cracked the Top 50 names for births in 2010. If you seriously want to honor Brooklyn the place (it's where you grew up, something special happened there, etc.), Brooke Lynn is much more subtle. Brooklyn as a full name is just tacky.
erb816  8/30/2010
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Brooklyn Sudano is the name of Donna Summer's daughter. She named her daughter way before Posh and Beck's son was born. I really like it and may name a future daughter that. I think it's edgy yet feminine at the same time.
AfterDark  2/7/2010
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Most people don't have a problem with Marybeth or Annemarie or any other double name, but for some reason this bothers everyone.
Yes, it's trendy, but they are both real names.
AlineHope  2/3/2010
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Really ugly and tacky.
Alora  1/2/2010
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This name is so nauseatingly trendy. I adore the name Brooke, but Brooklyn is downright ridiculous. I've seen it spelt Brookelynn/Brookelyn, Brooklynne etc. Those who want to name their daughter this should consider the less 'trendy' Brooke. She'd be called Brooke most of the time anyway.
McHobbit  10/28/2009
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The Brooklyn I know is a boy. I like it better for boys because Brooke is too pretty to have a Lyn at the end!
italiannames  9/12/2009
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One of this generation's quintessentially white trash names. I have never seen or heard of it used on a child born to parents who are actually from or who have been to Brooklyn. I can see naming your child after a beautiful place, like Vienna or Florence, or after a place that has personal meaning to you, like Virginia or India, but Brooklyn strikes me as a purely faddish name, used only because it's trendy and supposedly sounds cute. What's so wrong with naming your daughter Brook Lynn? At least then she has a chance of being taken seriously in life, unlike a girl named Brooklyn.
Anyechka  8/24/2009
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I either think of a child with a strong New Yawk accent or of David and Victoria Beckham's son; this name is meant for a part of New York city, not as a given name. It's trendy, graceless, unlikely to age well, and sounds unbelievably tacky.
gaelruadh19  1/28/2009
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This sounds better as a boy's name to me.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2008
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Brooklyn is so trendy and nauseating. How about naming your daughter Brooke and giving her Lynn as a middle name instead of smushing the two together? It's an ugly-sounding name, and Brooklyn isn't exactly the best place in the word. It's even worse on a boy, which is why I feel bad for Posh Spice and David Beckham's son.
bananarama  9/22/2008
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Stripper name.
helloklementyn  7/30/2008
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Brooke and Lynn are both feminine names, but that doesn't mean that they should be combined. Come on now, this is the name of a city, and I don't believe Brooklyn, New York is known for being some wonderful safe haven of happiness or some highly glamorous and sophisticated place, sorry. And that's what people will inevitably associate the name with. Don't ge me wrong, New York is a relatively sane area in the US, but come on, have some class. The name sounds trendy and quite ditzy to me.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
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I hate this name for a boy. If someone named their son Brooklyn I would assume they wanted him to be gay. Cool girl's name though.
jasmineenimsaj  3/4/2008
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You've got to be kidding me. What a trashy, celebrity-child name. What next? Bronx? Statenisland?
johann14  9/25/2007
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Apart from being a bourough of New York, Brooklyn is the name of an Italian brand of chewing gum.
lady murasaki  9/16/2007
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I love this on a boy!
Jassie  5/7/2007
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I see this name as unisex, and like it for either gender. However I am considering using this name for a future son.
tigerlilly  3/13/2007
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There's a character in the anime show Beyblade named Brooklyn Masefield. Except that it's a boy and that was the first time I've ever heard of this name so Brooklyn is always a boy name for me.
JungKyungSoon  3/10/2007
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The first time I ever heard Brooklyn used as a name was nearly ten years ago on the cartoon Gargoyles. The bearer of the name was a male gargoyle who took the name from Brooklyn, New York.
Missy  3/9/2007
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I could see it as a boy and girl's name. Lots of names have lyn at the end. Jocelyn, Caitlyn, et cetera. However I think the reason Brooklyn can be a boy's name is because Brooklyn New York is such a strong, vibrant place. Also, people tend to have a "Brooklyn" accent which in my head is manly. My fiance says he would name a kid Brooklyn. But only a boy. But definitely no nickname as in Lynn or Brooke.
roxhai  3/6/2007
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I think it can be a boy or a girl's name, but if it's a boy I can't think of a nickname, as Brooke for a girl would be good but Brook for a boy? Doesn't sound right. I still like it though.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2007
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I think Brooklyn is a girl's name. I didn't even KNOW guys COULD have this name! I'm serious!
― Anonymous User  1/26/2007
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PLEASE, if you are going to name your child Brooklyn, consider this.

When my mother was pregnant with my sister, she wanted to name her Siobahn (Sha-vawn). But it's an awkward name, and she would probably be teased for it. So my grandmother told my mother this, and she agreed, and my parents agreed on a simpler, normal name that was no less beautiful.

My friend is named Destiny. She still hasn't forgiven her parents. Just please, for the sake of your children, consider this.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2007
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I love this name, and while I initially see it for a girl (since most of the Brooklyns/Brooke-Lynne/Brookelynne's I know are girls), I can see it working well for a boy too. My family is from Brooklyn, and there is a certain New Yorker pride that just grows stronger when you're from that borough; and Brooklyn I think sounds most like a first-name out of the five. It's also a very strong-sounding name, in reference to the place and just in pronunciation.
Irish Pearl  12/22/2006
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Brooklyn is the coolest name for a girl! My best friend's name is Brooklyn, and I fell in love with her name the first time I saw her! It's so cool and original!
mileystar  12/13/2006
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I'm not sure whether Brooklyn is better suited for a boy or girl. All I know is that the first thing that comes to mind is Brooklyn, New York.
Missy  12/8/2006
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I love this name for a boy! I can't imagine it for a girl.
JungKyungSoon  11/7/2006
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Brooklyn is a great name for a girl. I don't like it for a boy at all.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2006
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There is not one, but two meanings to the names Brook and Brooke. The first is listed, while the second is to mean 'beautiful pool of tears.'

Long before the medieval times the brook was thought to be a significantly smaller body of water than we do now, comparable to what we now refer to as a puddle.

Because of their size, it was often fabled that tears had caused these water spots to come about. Though, since their size was obviously much too big for mere tears to cause this, it was said that angels brought them about as they watched over the world in the clouds; thus creating their beauty. Henceforth the meaning, 'beautiful pool of tears', was brought about for a brook as well as both names Brook and Brooke.

As time passed brooks were considered to be larger bodies of water, as we see them today. The names were then used to recognize one who lived next to the stream-like body of water instead of the meaning of the pool itself, though many prefer to use this meaning today.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2006
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Brooklyn, New York?!?
patchworkgirl  3/31/2006
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There is a character on the tv show General Hospital named Brooklynn Ashton, only she spells it Brook Lynn.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2005
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David and Victoria Beckham's oldest son is named Brooklyn.
Groovey943  7/28/2005
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David and Victoria Beckham's son Brooklyn got his name because he was conceived in Brooklyn, New York.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011

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