Am I the only person why was put off by the facebook post?
I can’t honestly say I haven’t seen a problem like what happened coming in regards to posting the names of others. Some of us have questioned this problem in the past when full name rosters have been listed and this is why. I agree those names were “special” and I judged the names as well but what happened was horrible. Nameberry is a great community that deserves it’s reputation for being a friendly welcoming place but I imagine to some parents on Facebook it looks like we go around seeking out names to bash.
[name]IMO[/name] There should have been a list and not a link that violated the privacy of those parents since by including a link not only could you then find out a child’s first and last name, you could also visit the parents facebook. [name]One[/name] could reason that they post on that page revealing their own identity but they post there with the pretense that they’re sharing their information with like minded individuals and not a website post that’s sending others to mock them because of a poor naming choice.
Not that long ago I went to my OBGYN and made a list of all the stunning new baby names, as much as it killed me to do so I broke them into separate fn and mn lists so the children could not be identified as some of the combos were very stunning but unique (in a good way). I didn’t want to take the risk of anyone putting two and two together and saying something to the parents even if it was a compliment or worse yet, the parent seeing this on nameberry because they deserve privacy and I would have been mortified if they had called me out on it.
Right or wrong I’m all for weighing in on names like that and enjoy when some posters make lists that have no revealing information. I just feel very sad for the parents of those youneekly named children because I can’t imagine how it feels to find out people are laughing behind your back and could possibly continue to taunt you, not that I think anyone here would do that but they have no way of knowing that. I also recommend that the link be removed from the locked thread so it doesn’t lead to more views.
Sorry to rant, I’m not trying to personally attack anyone and please excuse any glaring errors it’s late and I’m a bit tired.