Posted: May 7, 2011 7:42 am
I named my kid Fitz Dotson but his full name is William Fitzgerald Dotson. I figured if he's embarrassed by his unique name he can go by Will or William in school. I like the name Alice for a girl or something Irish like Erin or Colleen. My family is part Irish and fresh off the boat Slovak but Czechoslovakian names are too harsh. My 2 aunts who are nuns have the names Domatilla and Eupherzine (pronounced you-fur-zine) which would be unacceptable to do to a child in the U.S. My grandmother was Dorotea Matijevic but went by Dorothy Mattey here and I really like that name. The names I really hate are the ones that suburbanites give their kids: Grayson, Carson, Gibson (for a girl), Olivia Kate, Mary Grace, Sloan, Madison, Leigh Taylor, Conrad, Brayson, Chandler and the name Parker has become an epidemic.