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Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:31 AM

ZOID



'kay... So I'm watching the show that -- like a changeling of legend -- replaced the formerly excellent ScreenSavers. Same name, but not the same show.

Anyhoo, Sarah Lane (every geek's poster girl) does a piece on this baby name website. I go there, do the bit of putting in all my family's names. Of course, my wife's name is Kayley; but as I get to 'Kayle...' the site's graph is culling the results down to 'Kaylee', 'Kayleigh' and 'Kayley'. The variant 'Kaylee' was not in the top 1000 baby names in 1970, was 583 in the 80's, 142nd in the 90's and was #54 with a bullet in 2003.

So here's the question begged by this data: Are you guys all naming your girlchild 'Kaylee', or what?!

For a really kinda silly 5 - 10 minutes of wasted lifespan, go to http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html and join the fun.


Nominally,

zoid

P.S.
Zoe was the only other high-scoring BDH name (#58), but I reckon it's relatively more traditional than the specific 'Kaylee'. Surprisingly, nobody's ever named a boy 'Jayne' or 'zoid'... Could've knocked me over with a feather.

P.P.S.
If y'all are naming your baby girls after our favorite mechanic, why not go with the most correct 'Kaywinnit Lee', and nickname 'Kaylee'? Personally, zoid really digs the idea of guerilla marketing from the womb. Now that's fandom!
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"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity


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Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:42 AM

MALLORY


River is number 580 in 2003...for boys.

"...Somebody should organize a picnic where they barbecue and play that game with a parachute and a giant World Ball and then we should go to that picnic and take all their stuff and make fun of them..." --Drew Goddard

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:51 AM

ZOID


Mallory wrote:
Quote:

River is number 580 in 2003...for boys.

Yup. I think it's winding down from River Phoenix's heyday. If he'd lived longer (or died a little less tragically) it would be a bigger number today. But, I predict that 'River' for girls will be a big mover for 2006...


v/r,
-zed

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 9:25 AM

JADEHAND


Well,
I actually had planned on naming my first female child "Kayleigh" since around '89. More based on the Marillion song of the same name. I think it hit #7 on the charts here in the states in '85. Guess I should probably look to dating and such before I really plan too much on kids names, but I just don't think that's like to happen.

Kayleigh

Lyrics: Dick
Music: Dick/Kelly/Mosley/Rothery/Trewavas

Do you remember chalk hearts melting on a playground wall
Do you remember dawn escapes from moon washed college halls
Do you remember the cherry blossom in the market square
Do you remember I thought it was confetti in our hair
By the way didn't I break your heart?
Please excuse me, I never meant to break your heart
So sorry, I never meant to break your heart
But you broke mine
Kayleigh is it too late to say I'm sorry?
And Kayleigh could we get it together again?
I just can't go on pretending that it came to a natural end
Kayleigh, oh I never thought I'd miss you
And Kayleigh I thought that we'd always be friends
We said our love would last forever
So how did it come to this bitter end?

Do you remember barefoot on the lawn with shooting stars
Do you remember loving on the floor in Belsize Park
Do you remember dancing in stilettoes in the snow
Do you remember you never understood I had to go
By the way, didn't I break your heart
Please excuse me, I never meant to break your heart
So sorry, I never meant to break your heart
But you broke mine

Kayleigh I just wanna say I'm sorry
But Kayleigh I'm too scared to pick up the phone
To hear you've found another lover to patch up our broken home
Kayleigh I'm still trying to write that love song
Kayleigh it's more important to me now you're gone
Maybe it will prove that we were right
Or it will prove that I was wrong




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Thursday, February 10, 2005 10:16 AM

ZOID


Jadehand wrote:
Quote:

Well,
I actually had planned on naming my first female child "Kayleigh" since around '89. More based on the Marillion song of the same name. I think it hit #7 on the charts here in the states in '85. Guess I should probably look to dating and such before I really plan too much on kids names, but I just don't think that's like to happen...


I liked that song, too. And "Ceilidh" (Scots) or "Céilí" (reformed Irish) -- both pronounced 'kaylee', give or take a glottal stop -- is a traditional social dance held "in most town and village halls on Friday or Saturday nights and even now they are not uncommon." Before I met my wife of 17 years, I had been enamored of a little film, titled "Local Hero", particularly since it was filmed in part in my hometown of Houston. They hold a ceilidh in the movie; then I, too, went to Britain and married my very own Kayley. There are no coincidences...

The point is that folks are naming their girls 'Kaylee' in record numbers, not 'Kayley' or 'Kayleigh'. That's very specific and thought-provoking, IMO...


Respectfully,

zoid

P.S.
My wife was actually intended to be named 'Keeley', after one of her father's favorite singers of the era, Keeley Smith (of duets with Louis Prima in the 40's - 50's); but they got it misspelled on the birth cert (those crazy Brits), so she's 'Kayley', instead. Again, there are no coincidences: How could I have relocated from Houston to East Anglia without there being a 'Kayley' to marry and save me?

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"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me." The Ballad of Serenity

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:08 PM

TOMANTA


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:

P.S.
Zoe was the only other high-scoring BDH name (#58), but I reckon it's relatively more traditional than the specific 'Kaylee'. Surprisingly, nobody's ever named a boy 'Jayne' or 'zoid'... Could've knocked me over with a feather.




I was going to comment on Malcolm... but he's in the 500's and surpassed by Malik. wow.

I'm not sure I'd label Zoe as traditional looking at the graph... (although more traditional than Kaylee, maybe)

EDIT: disturbing. Harold (my father's first name) is ranked #841 as a GIRLS NAME in the 1920's. Who would name a girl Harold?

"FOX! Where the shit hits the fans." - Tim Minear

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:05 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by zoid:

'kay... So I'm watching the show that -- like a changeling of legend -- replaced the formerly excellent ScreenSavers. Same name, but not the same show.

Anyhoo, Sarah Lane (every geek's poster girl)



Hey! I thought I was every geek's poster girl?

I still tivo TSS, but I don't necessarily watch it. So sad. So very sad.

I've always liked Lorelei and Celia. Kaylee's nice. I would consider doing the Kaywinnit thing or maybe Serra, but the SO is not so into our BDHs as I am. My goal is to have my child be the only one in class or on the soccer team with that name. It bugs me when there's five Jennifers, three Jessicas, and seven Michaels in one room---comes from having a less common name.

www.thatweirdgirl.com

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:24 PM

ANNIK


Quote:

Originally posted by thatweirdgirl:
My goal is to have my child be the only one in class or on the soccer team with that name. It bugs me when there's five Jennifers, three Jessicas, and seven Michaels in one room---comes from having a less common name.



A worthy goal. Have you considered Nimrod or Jezebel? They're two good ol' names that haven't been used overmuch lately.

Cheers,
Annik
... my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood.

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 11:29 PM

BARNEYT


Funny that this conversation should be happening now - this is my first time walking the world for several months, and my absence was due to pregnancy and birth (baby girl, two months old and doing fabulously! Pictures? I thought you'd never ask... )

Didn't name her Kaylee though, but I agree with the idea of giving your child a name that will mean she's the only one in the class with it. But it's a fine line though, because you really don't want her to have a name that everyone's going to mispronounce or just look askance at...

This naming business... it's difficult! I ended up reading a name dictionary from cover to cover!


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"I think the right place to start is to say, fair is fair. This is who we are. These are our numbers." Mr Willis of Ohio - The West Wing

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Friday, February 11, 2005 12:29 AM

SAFFY


I've always loved the name "Saffron," ever since I saw "Ab Fab" back in college. Of course, now that my married name is Fennell, I can't name my daughter that or she'd sound like a spice rack! ;)

"Ginger" and "Rosemary" are right out, too.

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Friday, February 11, 2005 1:56 AM

BARNEYT


Quote:

Originally posted by Saffy:
I've always loved the name "Saffron," ever since I saw "Ab Fab" back in college. Of course, now that my married name is Fennell, I can't name my daughter that or she'd sound like a spice rack! ;)

"Ginger" and "Rosemary" are right out, too.



(((((((((((LOL))))))))))

that's my shoulders shaking from laughing so hard!

You have to watch out for what the initials might stand for too! (Something the parents of Barrie Osbourne - exec producer on LOTR - obviously didn't bother with... )

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"I think the right place to start is to say, fair is fair. This is who we are. These are our numbers." Mr Willis of Ohio - The West Wing

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Friday, February 11, 2005 5:08 AM

ANNIK


Quote:

Originally posted by BarneyT:
Quote:

Originally posted by Saffy:
I've always loved the name "Saffron," ever since I saw "Ab Fab" back in college. Of course, now that my married name is Fennell, I can't name my daughter that or she'd sound like a spice rack! ;)

"Ginger" and "Rosemary" are right out, too.



(((((((((((LOL))))))))))

that's my shoulders shaking from laughing so hard!

You have to watch out for what the initials might stand for too! (Something the parents of Barrie Osbourne - exec producer on LOTR - obviously didn't bother with... )



First, a huge CONGRATS on the baby girl, BarneyT! :-) Woo woo!

Second, Saffy: the spice rack name -- I'm snickering pretty hard, too.

Third: yes, initials can be dangerous. My maths teacher from back in the day had the initials "BS" so he was quite consistent in using his middle initials to be BFPS. Of course, these days, that probably turns out to be some sort of computer acronym, LOL!

Speaking of which, there is a type of card that many laptops use, known as a PCMCIA card. It stands for some insanely long sentence ending in something like "Association" regarding the group it gets its standard from (I think). ANYHOW ... :-) ... the only reason I can remember the correct arrangement of letters is because I ran across this great 'fake' meaning for it: People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acroynms.

LOL!

Cheers,
Annik
... my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 10:20 PM

BENIGNBULLET


It's nice to see that someone else thinks as highly of this song, Kayleigh, such that they'd make it a point to name their first daughter after it.
Here in the land of icebergs and woodchippers, Fargo, all they seem to play on radio is new rock or country (good stuff, but I miss Kayleigh)

Tim
Fargo, ND

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 10:51 PM

JADEHAND


Wow, that post is more than 2 years old. You did some digging. Welcome aboard BenignBullet.
Hope you're enjoying their new stuff too. I just got the 3 versions of the new single "thankyou whoever you are." Which you can see here:






"I will stare from the window
At the shapes in the rain." -Beyond You - Afraid of Sunlight -Marillion
visit WWW.Marillion.com for a better way of life.



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