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Southern people do not necessarily give their children stupid names. There are some southerners who have pretty, nice, and normal names.
Plus I don't think Geneva is a stupid name and it is also a name of a city somewhere in Europe; and naming your child after a place can work out for the best: Asia, Virginia, Brooklyn, Dallas, one of my best friends is named after Guadalupe, etc.
Plus other people not from the south have given their children dumb names, Gwyneth Paltrow anybody?
Glad you said STUPID because I did not.
A lot of Southern names are family surnames. They are Southern after all.
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I found something which I think is interesting. A few statistics about the use of the name "Wallis" in the USA. The highest usage is in those people who are in the 70 year age group. Wallis Simpson and her notoriety would have been at a height 70 + years ago. Did her fame lead a lot of American parents to call their children after her. ?

Spokeo People Search | Find People Named Wallis

Today we seem to be highly influenced by celebrities with many people naming their children after them. Maybe W.E. will bring the name "Wallis" to a new generation with people finding her a romantic figure and subsequently call their daughters after her. ??
God I hope not. Wallis is an atrocious name for a girl and Bessie is hardly any better. I have no idea where some of you live that you think cutesy names for girls are the norm; I have never met a Bambi, Barbie, Bunny or Flower in my life. The only problems I have been told about is from the older generation warning me not to give my children ethnic sounding names.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:55 AM
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Need.to.see.the.movie. Buy the way anyone know when it comes out here in the US and if it's an independent of worldwide premier movie?

I saw the trailer for this just last week; it looks so intriguing.

The only thing that gives me pause is that it's a Madonna project; she isn't exactly known for her skill in movies. Hope it isn't a lot of schlock!
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God I hope not. Wallis is an atrocious name for a girl and Bessie is hardly any better. I have no idea where some of you live that you think cutesy names for girls are the norm; I have never met a Bambi, Barbie, Bunny or Flower in my life. The only problems I have been told about is from the older generation warning me not to give my children ethnic sounding names.
Am not mad about Bessie either. Don't know about cutsey names but certainly many young kids with whom I have come into contact with through work have been named after celebrities, i.e. Kylie, Beyonce, Shania etc. We also had loads of Crystals and Alexis's after Dynasty became huge over here.
While these names may have been common in other parts of the world they would not have been in use here in Ireland until these celebrities appeared on the scene.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:43 AM
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I saw the trailer for this just last week; it looks so intriguing.

The only thing that gives me pause is that it's a Madonna project; she isn't exactly known for her skill in movies. Hope it isn't a lot of schlock!
The film has been getting a lot of trailer coverage here in the past few weeks.
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I haven't seen one trailer or any kind of advert for the film.
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I've seen several trailers on TV. If I remember correctly the voiceover says 'one of the greatest love stories of all time' or something to that effect.
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Official release date is 3 February 2012.

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February 3rd is the release date for the USA.
It hits the cinemas in Ireland and the UK on January 20th.
Some other European countries won't receive it until March and April.
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W.E. review: Cartier jewels and Dior dresses are the real stars of Madonna's movie | Mail Online
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I'll probably end up seeing it, I've always found this "love story" off-the-charts fascinating. It's just anything attached to Madonna's name-*shudder*.
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The mere fact that it has Natalie Dormer is great; she looks perfect in the role as the Duchess of York and I adore how her hairstyle is so accurate for the time period.
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The mere fact that it has Natalie Dormer is great; she looks perfect in the role as the Duchess of York and I adore how her hairstyle is so accurate for the time period.
Well, it has secured one Golden Globe Award for -

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Masterpiece" - W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry
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Well, it has secured one Golden Globe Award for -

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Masterpiece" - W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry
I saw that Breffney Girl,I was glad she beat Elton John after her made those comments about her

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I heard about those comments Elton made just yesterday on a radio program. I have to smile at the idea that she did beat his rude butt! When you out diva Madonna you have definitely gone too far.
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A review of the movie from an Irish perspective. Source = RTE Television & Film Guide

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I'll probably end up seeing it, I've always found this "love story" off-the-charts fascinating. It's just anything attached to Madonna's name-*shudder*.

That's what I said!

Just the fact that it's a Madonna project...her other ventures into film have been horrendous.

(That Best Song award might have a second meaning- like, stick to music?!)
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She was nominated for Best Actress (Golden Globes) in "Evita".
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A review of the movie from an Irish perspective. Source = RTE Television & Film Guide

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3 stars out of 5,not bad Breffney!
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