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OK I need opinions

DH is really set on naming our girl Brandy Summer. It flows nicely with our last name (starts with B and ends with man). We'd like to keep the name a secret from family and friends, but I need some advice. 

I like the name and I like the flow, but something's just wrong for me. I think I'm fixated on the fact that it literally means liquor. We do not want anything mainstream or remotely popular and this name definitely fits that criteria, particularly in our area.

I've known at least one other Brandy in my life. She was a childhood friend and I liked her so that's not it. Something's just off.

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  • Honestly, Brandy is NMS.  However, to me the names sound odd together.  It does seem like an advertisement for a liquor.  I think if you like Brandy, then I think the mn should be more "namey" like Anne, Taylor, etc. 
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  • The only Brandy I know is very smart and accomplished.  That said, I still think it is a stripper name.
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    The only Brandy I know is very smart and accomplished.  That said, I still think it is a stripper name.

    I was actually thinking this also, especially when paired with Summer.  I actually love the name Summer though.

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  • It`s not really my style.
  • Honestly, Brandy is an extremely 70's/80's name to me. I grew up with a lot of them and haven't heard the name since.
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    Honestly, Brandy is an extremely 70's/80's name to me. I grew up with a lot of them and haven't heard the name since.

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  • I like the name Brandy.  I have a friend named BRANDA.  Her last name used to be Alewine so they didnt want to name her Brandy Ale- Wine.  Too many liquors.  You may like the name Branda.  I love it!
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  • I'm sorry but I hate Brandy. Really hate it.

    Summer is pretty though....

     

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  • Brandy is just really NMS anyway, but beyond that "Brandy" and "Summer" just sound weird to me when put together.  They don't flow well at all.
  • I'm not sure what's off to you, but I don't like the two names together. Is it the first name, middle name, or both together that it's sitting right with you?

    Either way, I think you should talk to your DH about it. If it's not sitting right with you, it's not the right name.

  • I like Summer.  Not a fan of Brandy.

    And together...well, its pretty bad.   

  • I like Brandy and I like Summer-just not a fan of them together! That being said, if you think there is something weird about the names, explore other options. There are too many names out there to settle!
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    The only Brandy I know is very smart and accomplished.  That said, I still think it is a stripper name.

    I was actually thinking this also, especially when paired with Summer.  I actually love the name Summer though.

    Agree. IMO Brandy Summer sounds like a stripper name 100%

  • Oh dear god. Brandy is beyond horrible. Honestly, it's either a stripper or low class name. And Brandy Summer? No. I do love Summer though. But, please, anything but Brandy.
  • it sounds like new competition for arbor mist! both are nms but i would definitely change one of them so you aren't mixing two word names.

    fun fact: my mom is from a small town and one of the girls she went to high school with named her daughter brandy gin. klass act.

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  • Brandy is so dated. I'm 26, and it would be like meeting someone my age named Linda. 

    I also associate it with trashy girls I knew in Georgia. I'm sorry! 

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  • if you feel something is off, then don't do it. i'm not a fan of the name, but that's only because it was one of those names wreck by people that i've known.  hmmm.....what about ayla...that's not too popular, and definatly not dated.
  • Um. No. Stripper name, trashy, 80s, etc. Summer is nice.
  • I was going to say that I'm sorry it sounds like a stripper name...but some others beat me to it.
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    Stripper or porn star name. Sorry.
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  • I just do not have high hopes for anyone named Brandy Summer.  I do see a stripper pole and possibly a double wide somewhere in her life though.  Sorry Cool
  • I don't like the name Brandy.  I like the name Summer a lot though, but if you switched the two and did Summer Brandy.  I don't think that would work either.
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  • I am personally not a huge fan. I love Summer. But Brandy is really just NMS at all. It's not a bad name, per say, it's just a very young sounding name and I feel like the trend has been long over.
  • Sorry but the name Brandy is likely to be associated with a low socioeconomic status.
  • Brandy is fine, and Summer is fine, but the two together sound like an OPI nail polish color or a seasonal Bartles & Jaymes flavor.
  • Both Brandy and Summer are NMS. At all.
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    Brandy is just really NMS anyway, but beyond that "Brandy" and "Summer" just sound weird to me when put together.  They don't flow well at all.

    This.  I hate to flame a name, but this makes me think of drunk hippies.  I think one or the other, but not both together.  Sorry :)

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  • I don't like the name Brandy...but there's bad blood between us so that's probably the main reason!
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