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(Detroit News)   Thanks to unoriginal parents, the Reno Galena High School girls basketball team used a starting lineup with four Caitlins and one Kaitlin. Volleyball team has six McKenzies (3rd story)   (detnews.com) divider line 576
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2005-01-21 09:33:52 AM  
Suzanne still confused why she's not a starter.
 
2005-01-21 09:48:03 AM  
In my sorority:

6 Katies
4 Laura/Laurens
2 Tarrens
4 Melissas
4 Sarah/Saras
2 Arianes
3 Stephanies
5 Megan/Meagan/Meghan


Parents are horrible at this name thing
 
2005-01-21 10:01:04 AM  
Heather McNamara: It's your turn Heather.
Heather Chandler: No, Heather, it's Heather's turn. Heather?
Heather Duke: Sorry Heather.
 
2005-01-21 10:10:54 AM  
IrishDrunk: 2 Tarrens

What the fark is a Tarren?

Oh..and, This thread is useless without pics
 
2005-01-21 10:17:18 AM  
Parents are farking stupid. All of them.

P.S. - Stop putting extraneous h's in your children's goddamn names. Meghan my ass.
 
2005-01-21 10:23:36 AM  
I dare somebody to name their next kid Philllip. Yes, with three ls.

Or, name your son like Qrtvhg and call him Josh all while he's growning up. That way, when he gets to school, all the teachers won't know what to do, but he can just say "It's Josh you dumbass, don't you know how to spell".

Ok, so maybe I shouldn't have kids anytime soon...
 
2005-01-21 10:52:54 AM  
Parents these days are effing morons. Trying to outname each other.

I know girls named Crosby, McIntyre, Sasha (Russian diminutive of Alexander), Misha (same thing for Mikhael), and a whole host of other names that will make them guaranteed butch-ass lesbos.

I agree, wtf is a Tarren? I know there is Tarren Mill in WoW.

Boy's names are pretty bad too. Parents who don't know mythology name their kids after an ugly ass lion-eagle (Griffin). I'm amazed some don't name their girls Harpy. You can't swing a dead cat in an elementary school without knocking over a Joshua. And, what's with the lame-ass Biblical names: Ezekiel, Jonah, Ephram, etc.

Those of the Jewish faith must be wondering why the WASPs that discriminate against them are trying to out-hebrew 'em in the naming of their kids.

One of my clients is my hero. He's a smart Mofo who named his kids China, Crystal, and Sterling. HA.
 
2005-01-21 10:56:03 AM  
I hate people. This is pathetic. Name your children real f*cking names you farktard!
 
2005-01-21 10:59:13 AM  
And a George Carlin skit rings through my head..
 
2005-01-21 11:12:01 AM  
Parents these days are effing morons. Trying to outname each other.

Worst. Trend. Ever.

On my hate list:
Madison
Dakota
Sierra
Skyler
Carson
Hunter

However, KnumbKnuts, I think the names Sasha and Misha are pretty. I'd never name my kid that, but they're not as offensive to the ears as Crosby.
 
2005-01-21 11:13:06 AM  
Something tells me those parents think names like 'Shaniqua' and 'Latisha' are silly.
 
2005-01-21 11:17:28 AM  
MyrnaMinkoff:

On my hate list:
Madison
Dakota
Sierra
Skyler
Carson
Hunter


Heh, I named my cat Dakota. And an even more annoying spelling of Skyler is 'Schuyler'.
 
2005-01-21 11:21:18 AM  
KnumbKnuts: I agree, wtf is a Tarren? I know there is Tarren Mill in WoW.

Haha, I was going to mention this myself. I BigTuna: And an even more annoying spelling of Skyler is 'Schuyler'.

Reminds me of a Leary bit:

"'Well, my name is Sade, but I pronounce is Shah-day.'
'Oh yeah, well my name is Denis, but I'm going to pronounce it teh-fleh! Prounounce your name the way it's spelled.'"
 
2005-01-21 11:43:20 AM  
I once worked in a school where I had two 'India's and two 'Asia's in the same class of about 25 boys and girls. I always thought that was pretty strange.
 
2005-01-21 12:03:34 PM  
From the movie Mean Girls:

My apologies. I have a nephew named Anfernee, and I know how mad he gets when I call him Anthony. Almost as mad as I get when I think about the fact that my sister named him Anfernee.
 
2005-01-21 12:38:36 PM  
If you name your daughter Dakota, you're pretty much guaranteeing that some day guys will be staring at her ass in a thong.

/recycled
//not mine
 
2005-01-21 12:52:21 PM  
On my hate list:
Madison
Dakota
Sierra
Skyler
Carson
Hunter


Naming your girls that is one way to guarantee they star in a porn or your local strip club.
 
2005-01-21 01:06:08 PM  
Everyone insists on naming their farking kid Madison.

My kid's name will be either original, but probably tried and true. Nothing trend.
 
2005-01-21 01:08:25 PM  
IrishDrunk: I'm guessing tri-sig, maybe tri-delt?
 
2005-01-21 01:08:51 PM  

Well, fark me gently with a chainsaw !


Damn you, speedballtucker [TotalFark].


[image from twinzoftorment.net too old to be available]

 
wib
2005-01-21 01:09:31 PM  
And an even more annoying spelling of Skyler is 'Schuyler "see, it means scholar." GET IT? DON'T YOU FREAKING SEE HOW GENIUS THAT IS!
 
2005-01-21 01:09:35 PM  
A friend of mine is a teacher, and has a kid in her class whose LEGAL NAME is "T-bone."

Awesome.
 
2005-01-21 01:10:54 PM  
WE need more people with powerful names like Smite-a-miss. Yep thats what Ill name my first daughter Smiteamiss.
 
2005-01-21 01:11:04 PM  
Good God - this far down, and no one has brought up Monty Python???

/Bruce, Bruce, and Bruce
//Your name's not Bruce, then?
///Well now, that's just gonna cause confusion...
 
2005-01-21 01:11:19 PM  
I thought that was Coco, john_frink

[image from hem.spray.se too old to be available]
 
2005-01-21 01:11:20 PM  
Heh heh, in my 5th grade class where were 6 Jasons including me. Three of them were Jason B's.
 
2005-01-21 01:11:37 PM  
"Kaitlin," along with all its spelling variants, is at the top of my Most Annoying Trendy Names list. "Madison" is climbing steadily.
 
2005-01-21 01:11:55 PM  
Boy's names are pretty bad too. Parents who don't know mythology name their kids after an ugly ass lion-eagle (Griffin).

Parents who DO know mythology see the Griffin as a creature of great strength and wisdom, who are faithfully on guard for their entire lives.

/Someone named KnumbKnuts shouldn't be throwing stones.
 
2005-01-21 01:12:28 PM  
Jeez, if that doesn't just scream out "Inbred hicks" then I don't know what does.
 
2005-01-21 01:13:44 PM  
Ah, they're catching up to Indian last names. Three years ago I played in a cricket match in California in which seven of our 11 opponents were named Patel.

/Don't get me started on Korea, either
 
2005-01-21 01:13:46 PM  
I thought the Geometry class I took with four Crystals was bad.

Oh well. I wonder how the 128 Katies are doing, particularly Katie 80.
 
2005-01-21 01:13:48 PM  
I hate people.
 
2005-01-21 01:14:05 PM  
Every sorority girl at my school (FSU) was named Jennifer, or Jen, or Jenny. Yes, EVERY one. Luckily, most of them were hot. Unluckily, most of them would not talk to me.

I swear I didn't meet another Jason til I was 10. Now every 2nd guy I meet is a Jason. At least it's better than Jayson. Out of 11 guys on my soccer team, 3 are Jasons.

I vote for Sean over Shawn, Shaun or Shawon.
 
2005-01-21 01:14:12 PM  
2005-01-21 01:09:35 PM john_frink


A friend of mine is a teacher, and has a kid in her class whose LEGAL NAME is "T-bone."

Awesome.

[image from personal.psu.edu too old to be available]


T-bone?
 
2005-01-21 01:14:22 PM  
Sheesh, I've already got mine planned out. The boys will be named James, Raymond, and John in than order. Three kids, no daughters.

/half-kidding
 
2005-01-21 01:14:56 PM  
At my college, you couldn't throw food without hitting a Matt or a Josh--but then it was an engineering college filled with children of engineers who tend to be more traditional. And, well, at least you knew how to say and spell their names. The "ordinary" named kids will never have trouble with government forms while those of us with "unique" names are screwed for life because no form ever created has a spot for a hyphen.

As for those complaining that the parents were unoriginal, at least they spelled Caitlin right. Not Chaytlynn or some other nonsense. Of course, my bets are that not one of those girls has any Irish blood in them.
 
2005-01-21 01:15:32 PM  
Nothing wrong with choosing a non-traditional, creative name.

But come on, is it that hard to pick one that isn't the name of your favourite TV character or singer or whatever? "This is my son Chandler and my daughter SpongeBob Rabinowitz".

Worse still, Caitlin/Kaitlin/Katelyn has got to be one of the worst of those uncreative names. First of all, it's two names: Kate and Lynn. Second, it just sounds funny. It's one of those words that can never ever roll off the tongue. Frankly, it gives me the creeps.
 
2005-01-21 01:15:33 PM  
Heh, I was one of 5 Jennifer's in my high school graduating class of 60-ish. I think there was always at least one other Jennifer on my cheerleading squad
 
2005-01-21 01:15:47 PM  
add to you hate list:

Beau
Gabriel
 
2005-01-21 01:16:17 PM  
The thing that kills me about this is that parents think they are being original with names like Kaitlin and McKenzie and then their kid starts school and finds out how unoriginal their name is.
 
2005-01-21 01:16:27 PM  
People give no thought to their kid running for office someday.

Are you gonna vote a president Dakota Smith?

and to me, there's nothing worse than a normal named spelled a strange way:

Mykal = Michael or Genapher = Jennifer

The #1 name I hate is Lyndsey, bc you could spell it Linsey, Lindsi, Lynsey, Lynsy, Lindsey, etc, etc ...

/gave my daughter a timeless name, Maria
 
2005-01-21 01:16:32 PM  
I'm naming my son 'Turbo'.
 
2005-01-21 01:16:36 PM  
Just make sure not to name your kid anything that rhymes poorly while singing the name game song. I speak from experience.

/Chuck Chuck bo buck. . . . . . . . .
//Junior High School was hell
 
2005-01-21 01:16:40 PM  
In 2003 the 27th most popular girls name was Jasmine
In 2003 the 37th most popular girls name was Destiny
In 2003 the 42th most popular boys name was Angel

To be fair though, I'm sure there were plenty of morans who thought they'd be orinigal and change it to "Jasmynn" or "Destynee" or "Ayngyyl". By 2012, the most popular name in America will consist of nothing but Y's and H's.

http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/babynames.cgi


/Yyhyhyyhhhy Garcia, right?
 
2005-01-21 01:16:58 PM  
HerculesRockefeller:

I swear I didn't meet another Jason til I was 10. Now every 2nd guy I meet is a Jason. At least it's better than Jayson. Out of 11 guys on my soccer team, 3 are Jasons.


Lemme guess, you were born during or close to the first half of the 70s?

My mother said she named me Jason because she is a teacher, and it was the only name she liked that didn't remind her of some crappy kid she taught and didn't like. Bet that's not true anymore!
 
2005-01-21 01:17:04 PM  
Woman I know named her boys Bobby and Brady.

My friend taught a girl named Beth, short for Bethlehem. Worse, though, was that they named her younger sister Jerusalem. I also knew a girl named November.

WTF are parents thinking when they name their kids?

My new hate list (not exhaustive):
-Emerson (for girls, no less) - stop giving girls boys' names
-Trinity
-Anything that is a state, country, continent, or colour (Sienna? Like, burnt?), or could conceivably be cheese.
-Anything that is deliberately misspelled to be "different"
-The baffling trend toward old-fashioned names that till recently were considered awful: Henry and Avery for boys, for instance.

Anybody remember Aswipe from SNL?
 
2005-01-21 01:17:10 PM  
120 hot Katies?
 
2005-01-21 01:17:11 PM  
P.S. - Stop putting extraneous h's in your children's goddamn names. Meghan my ass.

No shiat. I know someone named Khande. It's pronounced "candy." wtf?
 
2005-01-21 01:17:52 PM  

"Stop naming all your kids Paul or Marie !"


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2005-01-21 01:18:36 PM  
Wake up blue state people, red state people fail to see the satire in the Simpsons Cletus: Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermott, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumer, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Chloe, Max, Hunter, Kendal, Katlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kira, Ian, Lauren, Q-bert, Phil
 
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