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Do names also go out of fashion?

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Asked by rajneesh Rediff, 04 Mar '08 12:25 am
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yes, names also go out of fashion.....with the passage of time....; u must have noted the difference between the ancient and modern names....; now a days the names are as short as possible...and most of them carry no meaning at all unlike the old names, which were usually kept after gods and goddesses, like satyanarain, jainarain, ramcharan, vasudev, satyadev, gadadhar, lakhsmibai,saraswati, etc..etc...., people don't prefer long names now a days and most names are westernised in nature, like rockie, julie, kareena, katrina, ronnie, ruby...etc..etc......
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 04 Mar '08 10:32 pm

 
  
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Where I live the answer is Yes, most definitely. In fact when you see a person's first name written down you can almost always say in which decade they were born. Names do follow fashion, whether it be a popular TV programme, a singer or actor then children will be named after them. They will even be named after other things - a popular girls name 3 years ago was Chardonnay - named after a grape used in the making of white wine!!!!!
Answered by Janis, 04 Mar '08 12:33 am

 
  
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Please don't say that it goes out of fashion. It changes in a cyclic order. Globalisation has a great influence in it. Go back to pre steam-engine era, from the 1st name itself you could mostly make out to which region the person belong, rarely possible now a days. A gentleman from Maharastra ( Vidarbh ) once asked me what does Piyali mean -- he learned the name from a Bengali gentleman and christened his daughter with it. He asked me if I knew the meaning of the word. I could not find the word in my 2-vol Bangiya Shabdakosh and had to visit the National Library of Calcutta to find the meaning ,name of a very small river in 24 parganas.
Names possess the ability of ringing romantic 'ghanti' -- youngsters with adequate flow of specific hormone understand it.
In the film 'Tytanic' the noble-ones would be happier to relate the Dawson-boy with the noble Dawson family . You will find christians retain their brahmin surname, eg Mukherjee, Banerjee etc; and muslims retain brahmin ...more
Answered by anup roy, 13 Mar '08 02:48 pm

 
  
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yes, names also go out of fashion.....with the passage of time....; u must have noted the difference between the ancient and modern names. A name is used to create a psychological image of an entity.Some present names have no meanings even like
Anvesh,Anam etc
Answered by mandeep sinha, 13 Mar '08 04:22 pm

 
  
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Ya!! As it seem to be , human being as a specie is never satisfied with a constant approach, Shakespears once said " What is in a Name", however, a name is used to create a psychological image of an entity
Answered by rajeev agarwal, 13 Mar '08 11:14 am

 
  
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i believe that names never get out of fashion" but yes people get bored of a few common names like shanti,seema,neha,pooja etc . there was a time when parents use to name their newborn any of these and obviously now you dont even want to hear these names but there are a few old names which are very beautiful. I believe name of a person is important as it is the only thing that stays with you from birth till deathbed and....... even after that
Answered by sampada, 13 Mar '08 11:11 pm

 
  
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Pkl. Afternoon, 3.15pm, 13th March , 2008.
Yes it is a matter of some Names like Ramkumar , or Krisna Chandra getting too stereotyped as Sita /Savitri. Then very obviously young Parents start consulting new Directories for culture or ethnic background speciific names.. like Ritwik, Reya/Reva or Mayuri depending the infant is a lad or lass.even film-artists lead in this naming game, as Priyanka and Kajol become highly popular like Sanjeev or Hirthik
Taste has its strange quirks.Now Shahid that sounds islamic like Tahira/Shabnam are known ito be shared by fanatical hindu Parents as Veena or Parveen are chosen by Islamic families, too., these have their own ambience D. Goel
Answered by D goel, 13 Mar '08 03:25 pm

 
  
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It is cyclic.
Answered by rani sadasivamurty, 13 Mar '08 12:44 am

 
  
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Yes, It does ! Like "Rajneesh" is very old name and has become out of date and obsolete :-)
Answered by chirkut, 13 Mar '08 03:00 pm

 
  
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yes
Answered by mohd yousuf, 12 Mar '08 05:17 pm

 
  
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