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Nevada for a boy...

(50 Posts)
Thoughtfulduck Tue 20-Oct-15 19:49:44

I met a little baby boy today called Nevada. I just wondered what everyone's opinion of it was?

Bishboshbash Tue 20-Oct-15 19:51:06

Not keen, people shouldn't have place names!

LucyInTheSkyWithDonuts Tue 20-Oct-15 19:52:33

Of all the US States to name a child after, I wouldn't choose Nevada....

vestandknickers Tue 20-Oct-15 19:52:53

It's a no from me!

Thoughtfulduck Tue 20-Oct-15 19:55:33

I have to admit I am not keen! It sounds feminine to me, but I don't like it for a girl either.

NoArmaniNoPunani Tue 20-Oct-15 19:56:10

Famous for it's prostitution

Arfarfanarf Tue 20-Oct-15 19:59:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Tue 20-Oct-15 20:00:23

I am not keen on place name names. But of those names at least some are funky or aspirational places.

Nevada, not so much...

florascotianew Tue 20-Oct-15 20:11:41

Nevada is a Spanish word meaning 'snowfall' or 'snowy' (as in Sierra Nevada = Snowy Mountain Range) - and the origin of the name of the US state.

Very odd name for a person, male or female.

IjonTichy Tue 20-Oct-15 20:56:29

Makes me think of Nevada Smith, I wonder if that was the inspiration...

lachattequirit Tue 20-Oct-15 21:48:49

I don't really like it but I prefer it to a lot of the names that are really popular. At least it's not boring.

scatterthenuns Tue 20-Oct-15 22:03:01

I've heard worse. Tennessee Williams is a very cool name, so I kinda get it. Wouldn't give such overtly American monikers to my kids though.

helentheheron Tue 20-Oct-15 22:07:05

It's better than Harlow.

PatrickPolarBear Tue 20-Oct-15 22:11:12

Would definitely be looked at oddly if they ever moved to a Spanish-speaking country. 'This is my son - his name is Snowy' hmm

mrsschu Tue 20-Oct-15 22:25:58

Dreadful. When did it become "cool" to name your child after an American state/town etc?

HackerFucker22 Tue 20-Oct-15 22:27:18

Not the most awful name in the world, but sounds quite masculine. It's not at all to my taste though!!

BertrandRussell Tue 20-Oct-15 22:30:59

Tennessee Williams was a nickname,

BreeVDKamp Tue 20-Oct-15 22:34:05

Reese Witherspoon's son really is called Tennessee.

In my dreams I have a son called California (obviously would never actually use that in a million years, but would love to be bohemian enough to have a little surfer Cal)

Allalonenow Tue 20-Oct-15 22:34:11

I'm not keen on it, especially for a boy, as the A ending gives it a female ending.

(I think Rickmansworth is a good strong male name} smile

BreeVDKamp Tue 20-Oct-15 22:36:48

Future DD is called Adelaide, but I guess that's different as it is a real name to start with, like Charlotte and Victoria. Was Florence a place or a name first?

Anyway, Nevada. I'd never use it but don't find it offensive! Little Nev. Hmm. Reminds me of Neville.

mummymafia Tue 20-Oct-15 23:02:19

Nope not good. My friend was at a play group with her twins the other day & she met an Anakin! I begged her to call her two Luke & Leai whilst she was there but she wouldn't. grin

AllOfTheCoffee Tue 20-Oct-15 23:14:26

I was in a waiting room once and a woman called to a child standing by a water thingy "Alabama, would you fetch Georgia a water too, Montana knocked hers over"

No one ever believes me but I swear it's true, I just hope they were playing some kind of game or they were nicknames.

Borninthe60s Tue 20-Oct-15 23:26:01


timelytess Tue 20-Oct-15 23:28:31

Nevada? For heaven's sake...

reuset Wed 21-Oct-15 01:03:14


Though I know of a Dakota (girl in this case) which I think is also very silly name.

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