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Ok, am I missing something here? I googled 'ethnic baby names' and couldn't find these. ;)
Are these legit names that we just don't use in our culture, or have these folks gone over to the dark side? The girls name being a variant of the boys name seemed to make it even more weird.

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edit: I replaced the link with a screen shot. All the news articles are being scrubbed of the kids names, for some reason.
 

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Apple, Coco, North, Huckleberry, Saint, Cosimo, Chicago, Zoltan, Galaxy........................
 

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Apple, Coco, North, Huckleberry, Saint, Cosimo, Chicago
 

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Apple, Coco, North, Huckleberry, Saint, Cosimo, Chicago, Zoltan, Galaxy........................
I think zoltan and cosimo aren’t meant to be weird, they’re just from another language/country.

It’s funny, I grew up in the west end of the city, so in my school names like Roman, and Wojtek (pronounced Voy-Tek) and Bogdan were pretty common as they came from Europe. To my wife, who grew up in rural Ontario, they’re weird. Meanwhile, in her family they all have last names for first names (to me)...like Jackson, Tyson, MacKenzie....which seems weird to me, as I didn’t know a single one of those growing up, at least not as first names. They were surnames. Thank god the ppl where I grew up didn’t pick up on that trend, or there’d be kids with names like Kowalski Petrovich.
Yes, it’s just that stupid to me.
 

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I think zoltan and cosimo aren’t meant to be weird, they’re just from another language/country.
Thing is they are names given by American celebrities to their kids.
 

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I like names that aren't too common but aren't way out there.
I know people with unique names that stand out, but don't sound unusual-including ones the parents made up
 

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I think zoltan and cosimo aren’t meant to be weird, they’re just from another language/country.

It’s funny, I grew up in the west end of the city, so in my school names like Roman, and Wojtek (pronounced Voy-Tek) and Bogdan were pretty common as they came from Europe. To my wife, who grew up in rural Ontario, they’re weird. Meanwhile, in her family they all have last names for first names (to me)...like Jackson, Tyson, MacKenzie....which seems weird to me, as I didn’t know a single one of those growing up, at least not as first names. They were surnames. Thank god the ppl where I grew up didn’t pick up on that trend, or there’d be kids with names like Kowalski Petrovich.
Yes, it’s just that stupid to me.
Just out for a walk and saw a For Sale sign of a realtor with the first name Jaxon. Is that a "real" name or a cute contraction from Jackson?

As for Zoltan, my father was born in Hungary. There are more than a dozen Zoltans in my family, but no celebrities! And my older brother was nearly named Attila.
 

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My neighbor in back of me is named Pavel and his son Bogdan. These were new to me, great neighbors , always have a beer with them when we are both in our yards.

Most of my customers names these days I don' t even know how to prononce. Some names just don' translate well in English or French.
 

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Just out for a walk and saw a For Sale sign of a realtor with the first name Jaxon. Is that a "real" name or a cute contraction from Jackson?

As for Zoltan, my father was born in Hungary. There are more than a dozen Zoltans in my family, but no celebrities! And my older brother was nearly named Attila.
I knew a guy in school named Atilla-seriously...
I worked with a guy named Attila also. He had a larger than life personality, so it kind of worked. Good drummer actually.

Ya, I think "Jaxon" is a smartalec way to spell Jackson. If I was a pornstar, or in an 80's hair metal band id spell my name like that...maybe more X's.
My cousins kid is named "Kaylee" but they spelt it...Ceilidh...its like they intentionally dug up the most obscure Gaelic way to write the name and went with it. If she met someone and they spelt it right the first time, it would be like winning the lottery.
 

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I worked with a guy named Attila also. He had a larger than life personality, so it kind of worked. Good drummer actually.

Ya, I think "Jaxon" is a smartalec way to spell Jackson. If I was a pornstar, or in an 80's hair metal band id spell my name like that...maybe more X's.
My cousins kid is named "Kaylee" but they spelt it...Ceilidh...its like they intentionally dug up the most obscure Gaelic way to write the name and went with it. If she met someone and they spelt it right the first time, it would be like winning the lottery.
Obscure Gaelic spellings for names are commonplace in Nova Scotia
 

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Hungarian here as well.
I have an uncle by that name and a grandfather who was Adolf.
My father still doesn't get that there is a certain stigma to being called Atilla, in the west. As far as he's concerned, it's a fine name, and maybe it is, but Satan?!
 

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Older English names like Gertrude and Hortense would be weird now. Sow would my great great great great grandfather's name. Obadiah. I think it has been used by some fringe alt-hippy back to the earth types, but definitely NOT mainstream.
 

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My father still doesn't get that there is a certain stigma to being called Attila, in the west. As far as he's concerned, it's a fine name, and maybe it is, but Satan?!
I worked with person named Attila. He had a mild intellectual disability. Gentlest soul you ever met. Totally 180 from the historical Attila. His parents hat to literally drag him across the Hungarian border in 1956.
 

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I worked with person named Attila. He had a mild intellectual disability. Gentlest soul you ever met. Totally 180 from the historical Attila. His parents hat to literally drag him across the Hungarian border in 1956.
BTW, Hungarians generally feel Atilla got bad press.
 
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