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Old 05-29-2006, 02:10 PM   #11
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I agree with everyone else... keep it. I grew up with a common name (there were 4 boys in my class in a small town school that shared my name). Now that I'm out in the 'real world' it's actually somewhat unusual for me to meet someone who shares my name.

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Old 05-29-2006, 02:16 PM   #12
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I love the name AIDEN, and it is wildly spreading in popularity,
but I would stick with calling him Aiden,just my opion:)
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Old 05-29-2006, 05:56 PM   #13
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Whenever we introduce Aidan to someone, that person always says "Oh, I have a ___ (son, niece, my uncle's girlfriend's godson) named Aidan." The other day there were 2 other Aidans at the park besides ours! We are thinking of calling him by his middle name, Reid. What do you think? It feels kinda weird for me. And how do we get him to be Reid to those who already know him as Aidan? Do we introduce him as Aidan Reid and say we call him Reid? I value your thoughts and input!
Aiden is a cool name. Haven't met anyone named Aiden & love the name. Growing up, there were Michelles everywhere, school etc. Only thing that bugged me was, whenever I introduced myself, people would break out in song - Michele My Belle, and smile. UGGGHH. Stay with Aiden, it's what you guys wanted to name your loved one. Besides, whenever I hear Aiden, I think of the cutee on that popular TV series, who also starred in Northern Exposure... and didn't he marry Bo? LOL.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:47 PM   #14
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You named him Aiden because you wanted him to be Aiden. Why change it because of others, you can bet their not going to change their kids name because of you... besides how old is he... won't he want to know why... he's himself, its his personality traits that make him an individual, not his name...
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:53 PM   #15
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I agree with everyone else... keep it. I grew up with a common name (there were 4 boys in my class in a small town school that shared my name). Now that I'm out in the 'real world' it's actually somewhat unusual for me to meet someone who shares my name.

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i donno z. your last name might be tricky, but your first isn't.

"the" is a very common middle name with mascots and historical figures, like smokey "the" bear, and suleiman "the" magnificent...

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Old 05-30-2006, 12:14 AM   #16
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Bucky.. you're too funny!


Corazon, keep his name. It's cool!
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:31 AM   #17
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It's his name, let him use it. If others have the same name, let THEM change.

We selected family names (grandmother and aunt) for our daughters. Conicidently, they were both the most popular names for girls in the years they were born. Consider it an endorsement of the name choice.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:48 AM   #18
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I know when I was growing up I wished my name was more popular. There was only one other boy who shared my name and I always wished there were more. I wanted a name like Mike or John or something super common. I am happy with my name now, but as a kid I would have liked to known others kids my age with the same name.
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I agree with the group on this, Cora. Aidan is that name that you bestowed upon your little angel after you had carried him for nine months and then gazed down upon his darling face. It's special and dear to you and your family, no matter how many people share it. Treasure the name that you gave your child, and remember that uniqueness comes from within, not from a person's name.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:57 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone! What a boost of confidence you all gave! You're right, he is an Aidan, it fits him in a way that Reid doesn't. We picked the name Aidan because it was so uncommon. It might be wierd in school for him but like you guys said, it will pass.

I'm really happy with Callum's name. The name was suggested from my Scottish grandparents and I found out yesterday it's the 8th most popular boy's name there. Still uncommon here though. We like the Scottish names and I like to stay close to my roots.

My name has created it's share of problems over the years. Brooke- no, not like a stream Brook but it is prononouced like Bruke, rhymes with puke. It's the Scottish pronunciation. I answer to both names, even some of my family calls me Brook. I used to just let it slide when I'd introduce myself but now I make a point to ensure they get it right.

Here comes my Aidan now, with a bunch of raspberries in his hands.
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