Originally Posted by Andy H.
Whatever names you consider, please, oh Dear Gawd please for your child's sake, subject the candidate names to the 5th grader test. Ask yourself - if my kid had the name: ____, what kind of taunting would she endure at the hands of other 5th graders on the playground or starting at a new school?
I assume you are telling him to pick a name that WOULD result in taunting...otherwise we may get another self righteous kid running around out there. Those that are made fun of and are different become individuals of character and know that following the crowd is the path to conformity and no creativity and a couple of them with poor parenting become school shooters. No a set rule, but what better thing can you do for a kid than to give them a leg up with an interesting name. With next to no effort Moon Lake will likely be more creative and unique than Mike (my name BTW). Luckily I had other handicaps that made folks make fun of me.
Combine that with kids that think they do everything well, when they do not and here we are, thinking we are all equal.
My vote .... Check out some latin scientific tree names, very much about nature, but no one will have a clue.
Trees - List by Scientific Name
- latin for Maple genus. Picea
- latin for Spruce genus. Abies
- latin for the True Fir genus. Tsuga - Hemlock genus.
The pines and the oaks might take even my point too far - Pinus and Quercus.
And thanks for getting our opinions. Rarely do I get to have input on the kids that I pay so much to raise.
I would say Please nothing with -ayden in it or we might as well give all boys the same name and I think we still have a decade or so until there are laws restricting allowable names.