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Parents giving kids rediculous names

Old 09-28-16, 08:58 PM
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You seem to have a French name fetish, so...
Ahem, Saoirse is an Irish name.
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Old 09-28-16, 09:11 PM
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Ahem, Saoirse is an Irish name.
If you saoirse so!
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Old 09-28-16, 10:14 PM
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for a girl, I did enjoy Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii
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It must be different being an elementary school teacher today. When I was a kid, "Nick" was an unusual name in a sea of Peters, Davids, and Chrises.
I have some interesting ones this year. It's a good mix. Kelvin, Rudy, Augustus to go along with the standards like Joel, Alex, Jacob, Richard, Samuel and John.
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Old 09-28-16, 10:42 PM
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Augustus? Can Caligula or Nero be far behind? Let's bring back the classics!
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Probably the best one. Kid flips if you call him his legal name.
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I shall name my son... Spartacus!
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Old 09-28-16, 10:57 PM
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A new thing I'm seeing a lot is not only Aiden or Ayden, but lots of names that rhyme with Aiden like Jaden, Kaden, Zayden and of course the famous Mortal Kombatant Rayden. I had one parent name her kid Laden which means "heavily loaded or weighed down". Not a great varient in my opinion.
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I had one parent name her kid Laden which means "heavily loaded or weighed down".
Wow, I'd hate to be...laden with that name! Amirite?
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Old 09-28-16, 11:09 PM
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One other thing I just don't get: Why are there so many unisex names now? Do parents not want you to be able to tell whether their offspring are boys or girls?Names like Jayden, Aiden, Taylor, Mica, Alex, etc are being given boys and girls. Why? Austin and Madison sound like they should be girl names but it seems like the ratio is about half and half.

And the 'new' trend in giving old boys' names to girls. Ashley being paramount among those, though the name Ashley for a girl has thankfully seemed to have run its course...
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Here's just a few...

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Old 09-29-16, 05:20 AM
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Old 09-29-16, 06:04 AM
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Augustus? Can Caligula or Nero be far behind? Let's bring back the classics!
Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
The great big greedy nincompoop!


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"todd!" :d
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There's a boy named Edgar who goes to my son's school.
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Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
The great big greedy nincompoop!
I'd name his sister Veruca.
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Old 09-29-16, 08:58 AM
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I wonder if Giant pitcher Madison Bumgarner was name after the mermaid in the movie Splash.
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Old 09-29-16, 10:41 AM
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A new thing I'm seeing a lot is not only Aiden or Ayden, but lots of names that rhyme with Aiden like Jaden, Kaden, Zayden and of course the famous Mortal Kombatant Rayden. I had one parent name her kid Laden which means "heavily loaded or weighed down". Not a great varient in my opinion.
No Mayden?
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Old 09-29-16, 10:43 AM
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Ahem, Saoirse is an Irish name.
So, how do you pronounce that? Sores? Say-o-erse? Shorsie?
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Old 09-29-16, 10:57 AM
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I believe it is pronounced sear-sha.
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Old 09-29-16, 11:55 AM
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Growing up, it was rare when I would be the only Dave in a class. Sometimes there would be a couple other Daves so one would be Dave, one David and one, usually me, Davey.
now i know of only one David in my kids schools. this is about 9 grades worth of kids.

The 2nd and 3rd of my kids have nerdy middle names (Laurelin, Elessar) but normal first names. We all have 4 letters in our first names; some how it just worked out that way. it allows my friends to make jokes like "your family is a bunch of 4 letter words"
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Old 09-29-16, 12:13 PM
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I feel an urge to edge away from families who have named all their children so that their initials match.

Meet John and Jessica Jones, and their kids, Julie, Josh, James and Janelle!

um... that's nice... I have go now...
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Old 09-29-16, 12:15 PM
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So, how do you pronounce that? Sores? Say-o-erse? Shorsie?
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Old 09-29-16, 12:19 PM
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There's a boy in my daughter's class/grade named Elvis. Thought that was pretty kick ass.
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Old 09-29-16, 12:35 PM
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nope, it became popular as a girls name, and long before he debuted in 2015.

Maybe it will be popular as a Chicago boys name now.
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