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Parents giving kids rediculous names

Old 09-29-16, 12:44 PM
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Re: Parents giving kids rediculous names

I could have sworn many many years ago I member of this board named his baby Shakobe (at the height of the Shaq & Kobe Lakers popularity).

There's also a trend now of naming babies after places:
Sydney
Brooklyn
Dakota
Chelsea
Paris
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Old 09-29-16, 12:56 PM
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The Shakobe thing was a joke
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Old 09-29-16, 01:58 PM
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My wife and I are right in the middle of this conversation now. It seems that I, at 45, am about to have a daughter. She and I are having a very difficult time agreeing on a name. So far, her rules on a name appear to be as follows:

1. Nothing that is really popular right now. She wants it to be very unlikely that she has a classmate with the same name. No Emma, no Charlotte, no Sophie, etc.

2. Nothing that people would possibly pronounce wrong when the saw the spelling. That put the kibosh on my suggestion of "Saoirse".

3. Nothing that I like or suggest.

The only name that we have kind of agreed on as a possibility is "Sylvie".
The real test of a good name is to first try using it in the following phrase:
"First name, middle name, GET YOUR BUTT OVER HERE RIGHT NOW!"

If it fits well, there's your choice.
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Old 09-29-16, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
The Shakobe thing was a joke
I really thought that was true. You would not believe how many times I've told that story to friends naming their kids.

I feel slighted.



Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
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...
We did that... all five of our kids have names that start with A.

It wasn't until after my youngest was born that we realized they were in alphabetical order too.
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Old 09-29-16, 02:32 PM
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I really thought that was true. You would not believe how many times I've told that story to friends naming their kids.

I feel slighted.



We did that... all five of our kids have names that start with A.

It wasn't until after my youngest was born that we realized they were in alphabetical order too.
That's amazing! How did you know what order they would be born in?
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Old 09-29-16, 02:51 PM
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Those fucking Irish names are rediculous.
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Old 09-29-16, 02:59 PM
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The real test of a good name is to first try using it in the following phrase:
"First name, middle name, GET YOUR BUTT OVER HERE RIGHT NOW!"

If it fits well, there's your choice.


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Old 09-29-16, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
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...
There are a lot of interesting sociological trends in our society that can be gleaned from this practice.

The increased feminization seen in men and the growing masculinization of women in society.

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Old 09-29-16, 03:21 PM
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Mentioned that jokingly, see rule #3. She also knows about my prior Jennifers, so the unwritten rule #4 also probably kicks in.
The way we did it was we went to the Social Security website and looked at the most common names for the year, then jumped to further down in the list to find our names. So not as common but not super weird. Worked well for us!
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We did that... all five of our kids have names that start with A.

It wasn't until after my youngest was born that we realized they were in alphabetical order too.
*Gives Goldberg a sidelong look, and edges away*
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*Gives Goldberg a sidelong look, and edges away*
Oh, I would've thought that the alphabetical thing would've made you simply turn and run.
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Old 09-29-16, 09:09 PM
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When my then-wife and I were mulling over names for our daughter, she chose the first name and I was allowed to suggest middle names. The list included, among others: Kitten, Rory, and Boots. The name she chose from my list was Daria (from Dario Argento's wife, Daria Nicolodi). My daughter didn't like that middle name until the "Daria" TV series came on MTV and then, suddenly, she realized it was cool.
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Old 09-29-16, 09:12 PM
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Those fucking Irish names are rediculous.
The most absurd one is Caoimhe.
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Oh, I would've thought that the alphabetical thing would've made you simply turn and run.
That would involve a) turning my back on you and b) making a sudden movement.

*oozes around a corner and bolts*
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
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...
And even worse--rhyming names.

There's a family in my town wherein the four kids have these names: Ron, Don, Jon, and Lon. Jon and Don are twins; I graduated with them.
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And even worse--rhyming names.

There's a family in my town wherein the four kids have these names: Ron, Don, Jon, and Lon. Jon and Don are twins; I graduated with them.
I'll see you and raise you all the families who give their four sons the names Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

And they're not imaginative about it, either. There are other names, after all. I've known a lot of Christian families with three sons, but I never recall running across a Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego. or a Jacob and Esau for two sons, or Rachel and Leah for two daughters ....
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Old 09-30-16, 04:57 PM
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I'll see you and raise you all the families who give their four sons the names Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

And they're not imaginative about it, either. There are other names, after all. I've known a lot of Christian families with three sons, but I never recall running across a Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego. or a Jacob and Esau for two sons, or Rachel and Leah for two daughters ....
I know two brothers named Aaron and Moses. If Moses was a girl the name was going to be Miriam.
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Old 10-01-16, 12:49 PM
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It does weird me out when religious people name their kids off of religious figures.. but don't choose the actual name. Just the more western form, if possible.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike View Post
In my freshman year there were 14 (14!) guys named Michael on my dorm floor. We all got saddled with nicknames.

I was BFM (for Big Fat Mike). At least mine had Mike in it.

Hmm, should I request a handle change to ABigFatGuyNamedMike?


Huh, it appears that if you were a boy born from about the mid-50s through the late naughts you were most likely named Michael. Yikes.
I like FatFuckMike for you.
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Update: Irie is no longer in the class. No word yet on what the reason was. Maybe bad behavior, maybe just moved. He was only enrolled for 5 days.
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Old 10-02-16, 10:52 PM
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A few new names from my buddy earlier today:

Angelissica
Teela (Admittedly kind of cool... parents were MOTU fans I guess?)
Brace
Airrecka
Twilight

And my favorite: Lil'Queen.
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Update: Irie is no longer in the class. No word yet on what the reason was. Maybe bad behavior, maybe just moved. He was only enrolled for 5 days.
Maybe he heard that you hated his name and asked to be transferred to a different school. Poor Irie.
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A few new names from my buddy earlier today:

Angelissica
Teela (Admittedly kind of cool... parents were MOTU fans I guess?)
Brace
Airrecka
Twilight

And my favorite: Lil'Queen.
Holy crap, it's pretty scary when a MOTU name is the best one in the bunch. Hell, Skeletor or Moss Man would be better than most of these names!
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Originally Posted by Living Dead View Post
A few new names from my buddy earlier today:

Angelissica
Teela (Admittedly kind of cool... parents were MOTU fans I guess?)
Brace
Airrecka
Twilight

And my favorite: Lil'Queen.
Are you fucking kidding me? Any other time, I'd call bullshit on these "names" but not now in today's warped world.

I shake my head in jest and remonstration...
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Maybe he heard that you hated his name and asked to be transferred to a different school. Poor Irie.
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