Q1 : What do you think of the BOYS name Peyton Alexander?
I'm not a fan. I love Alexander, but Peyton is doomed in my Aussie accent. We hate T's, so it turns into Pay'n.
Q2 : What do you think of the sib-set : Aidan Leander and Alanna Maelle?
I'm not a fan of alliterative names for siblings, but at least Aidan and Alanna are less matchy than some other possibilities. Individually, I'm not a huge fan of each name, but Alanna Maelle does flow well.
Q3 : What are your 3 biggest pet peeves, in the Baby Name Section?
1. People who ask for opinions and then get all pissy when people don't like their names. And then proceed to give BA to the only person who likes them, even when it's the least helpful, most suck-uppy answer ever, like "OMG so cute XOX", whilst the other (long and detailed) answers give constrctive criticism.
2. People who include real-world tragedies in baby name games. Games are meant to be fun. They are an escape. There's nothing fun about miscarriages and car-crashes. It's just not appropriate.
3. People who make assumptions. They might assume that you're from a different country than the origin of a name you like, and then tell you off for being ignorant or disrespectful. They might assume that no-one will be able to pronounce a name where you live, even though you can perfectly fine. Similarly, they might assume that just because you have explained the pronunciation of a name you like in a question, then it must be necessary to, and therefore you'd be cruel to actually use it. They might also assume that you care about the same things you do, like with popularity. I absolutely hate it when I ask for people's opinions on a name, and all they tell me is that it's too popular. That's not an opinion. That's empty statistics. Plus, why would I even care about a name's popularity in the first place?!
Q4 : Do you have any siblings? How many? What are their names?
Yes. I have one older sister called Tara Jade. My name is Caitlyn Emma.
Q5 : Do you like these types of questions?
Of course! Surveys are great for getting and giving opinions on a whole bunch of things at once.
Q7 : Do you consider -Elliot and Spencer- to be unisex, or strictly masculine?
Definitely masculine. I think using Elliot and Spencer for girls would probably be frowned upon where I live, or at least stared at wide-eyed.
Q8 : Do you tend to take the opinions of others seriously/personally, or do you look at them as they are...just opinions?
I take them as opinions. Personal insults make me raise my eyebrows and roll my eyes at them, but if an opinion is given maturely and politely, then I will look at it with consideration, no matter whether it matches my own or not. I love constructive criticism. I much prefer getting detailed answers stating why someone hates my favourite names than half-sentence agreements along the lines of "great names".
Q9 : Do you like the girls name, Lilia May?
It flows well, and I do love May (glad to see that spelling, by the way), but I've never been a fan of Lilia. It just seems overly frilly to me, yet somehow incomplete. I'd prefer either Lily, Lilian, or Liliana.
Q10 : Do you get upset with other users who are only trying to help, but tend to give their opinion when you don't ask for it?
Nope! I love getting opinions on my favourite names. So much so that usually when I ask a question, if the question itself doesn't ask for opinions, then I'll include a bonus question asking for them, or at the very least, people's favourite and least favourite names of those I listed.