Would you name your child this?

@LeaPea2417 (16883)
Toccoa, Georgia
August 22, 2017 11:39am CST
I should have known that I would see an online news article yesterday about a Mom who gave birth yesterday on Eclipse Day and decided to name her baby girl "Eclipse". I am not sure what State she lived in. It was probably one of the States that was in the direct path of the Eclipse. I would never name my child after a big event whether it be an event of nature or a world event, or a world leader. I remember reading that some one over in Iraq named their kid, George Bush, because they were happy when we helped liberate Iraq. What do you think of the name "Eclipse" for a girl? I just think there are too many real girl names out there that could have been used. But, then, I am not the parent and the parent gets to choose the name.
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@marguicha (83802)
• Chile
22 Aug
I have seen lately too many children named in curious ways. I was shocked when my best friend told me about the names of 2 of her grandchildren (by her hippie son).
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
I am sure, it surprised you!
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@marguicha (83802)
• Chile
22 Aug
@LeaPea2417 I had never heard those names and sounded more like a way to name a puppy
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@sallypup (24334)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Aug
Oh glory, names. My husband is a social worker. The names that he records!! One family's last name was Queen. They named their baby BOY Roman. So the boy is going to go through life being a Roman Queen. Hee hee. Except for him.
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
Oh my goodness, what a name!
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@sallypup (24334)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Aug
@LeaPea2417 Some folks are nuts or just don't have a clue.
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@sabtraversa (10033)
• Italy
22 Aug
@sallypup Your husband will see him some years later, asking to change his last name from Queen to Emperor. Not the best childhood for him, but he'll fix that later. Unless he plans to change gender, then that would be perfect.
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• United States
22 Aug
I guess it is not a terrible name. I am not sure if I would name my child that or not.
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@sabtraversa (10033)
• Italy
22 Aug
@TiarasOceanView Yeah, it ain't bad. But we got our priorities.
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• United States
22 Aug
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@rebelann (35701)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug
I wouldn't but it beats being named blackout, right? If Iraq was liberated why are our forces still over there?
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
I agree. I think I remember hearing that in 2003 when we first were there.
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@Corbin5 (88683)
• United States
22 Aug
Oh, I would not give a child a name that would perhaps end up causing a child to be teased by others, and I think Eclipse just may. However, in this day and age, folks may be more open to unique names.
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
I agree, it cause the child to be teased.
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@Kandae11 (30731)
22 Aug
Sounds okay, but personally I prefer traditional names .
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Aug
I agree, I prefer traditional names too.
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@HazySue (18489)
• United States
22 Aug
I wouldn't name my child Eclipse but, like you said, the parent gets to choose the name.
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
True
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@Hate2Iron (7299)
• Canada
22 Aug
And what are the chances that every other little girl in her grade one class will have the same name?? I tried so hard to pick a name that would be unique for my daughter and about 2 months later her name appeared on a soap opera. She grew up with zillions of them!
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
You know, I didn't think about that. It is true, other Mothers who gave birth yesterday could name their kid the same name whether it be a boy or girl.
• United States
22 Aug
Names don't surprise me anymore and it seems as if we've gone from traditional baby names to unique ones. I certainly wouldn't name my baby Eclipse
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
It seems many actors name their kids odd names. Only a few of them name them a traditional name.
@BelleStarr (34826)
• Portland, Connecticut
22 Aug
I think it is rather odd but then there are so many odd names these days, I am a bit of a traditionalist I am afraid.
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@LeaPea2417 (16883)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 Aug
Yes, I am a traditionalist too.
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@sabtraversa (10033)
• Italy
22 Aug
I like the name Eclipse! It's somehow odd, but it's a feminine noun here and can fit a baby girl. George Bush is kind of weird instead. I don't care much about events, a name has to sound well and mean something deep. Well, Summer and Winter are common names, but they also mean seasons. Again, I think Eclipse is fine. Not a word we say everyday, so why not? Way better than some of the names coming from Christian countries. I would never call my daughter Dolores (pains) or Soledad (solitude).
@amadeo (53791)
• United States
22 Aug
I for one do not like any of the weird name they chose.But that is their child. No I do not like Eclipse nothing femine about it.
• United States
22 Aug
I think it's a far better option that names some of the 'stars' name their kids.