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2009-12-22 09:35:59 PM  

sararenne: We had rules when we named our child...

No biblical names
no family names
no city/state/region names
no friends names
no ex's names
no names that could be shortened
no names that are cute baby names but you could never imagine an adult named it
name can't be in the 10 most popular list (at the time he was born)

We got down to 2 names...
Eric and Natalie... and Natalie got thrown out because it could be shortened...
our childs name is Eric
Thank god it was a boy

We said we can't have another baby, there are no names left


Ric Okasek?
 
2009-12-22 09:36:46 PM  

sararenne: We had rules when we named our child...

No biblical names
no family names
no city/state/region names
no friends names
no ex's names
no names that could be shortened
no names that are cute baby names but you could never imagine an adult named it
name can't be in the 10 most popular list (at the time he was born)

We got down to 2 names...
Eric and Natalie... and Natalie got thrown out because it could be shortened...
our childs name is Eric
Thank god it was a boy

We said we can't have another baby, there are no names left


How is little Ricky doing?
 
2009-12-22 09:39:14 PM  
When I taught high school, I came across the most amazing names:

Nasser Nasser
George (pronounced Gee-org)
Paris Frantz
Latrina (she preferred Trina)
Andre (a girl)
Joena (a girl)

And my sister-in-law's name on her birth certificate is Mari. But she's been called Maggie since she was brought home from the hospital. Nobody in my husband's family can explain this...
 
2009-12-22 09:41:35 PM  

Baldanders: EvilToni: girljen: I would like to proudly announce that I'm bucking the trend because I have named my child....a real name.

/Elizabeth

My 3 year old son is John. In all of his dayschool of 50-75 kids, he is the only one.

Really? Damn. My name is John. Actually, John [my surname] the fourth, which is sort of interesting. But I always got pissed off because, no matter where I went, there were always at least three or four other dudes named John. I really, really hated the name John. I mean, it means "God is generous," which was a real biatch when I turned atheist.

I suppose if it's becoming a more common name, it might be a bit better. If I have a son, my father has pretty much commanded me to name him John. If it's still uncommon by the time I do, I just might, now. But if it becomes popular again...do you know what it's like to be a John nowadays in a crowd? If I hear someone yell "John!" I pretty much assume they mean someone else.


I know of only one John (surname) the fourth. Does your surname mean "hen" in German???
 
2009-12-22 09:59:07 PM  

sararenne: We had rules when we named our child...

No biblical names
no family names
no city/state/region names
no friends names
no ex's names
no names that could be shortened
no names that are cute baby names but you could never imagine an adult named it
name can't be in the 10 most popular list (at the time he was born)

We got down to 2 names...
Eric and Natalie... and Natalie got thrown out because it could be shortened...
our childs name is Eric
Thank god it was a boy

We said we can't have another baby, there are no names left


my regards to baby ric
 
2009-12-22 10:01:15 PM  
The first person on Fark who names their children "Drew Curtis" and "Ric Romero" deserves a Coke.
 
2009-12-22 10:20:47 PM  

DrMcNinja: Major Major Major Major?


Well played. Don't forget to close the window on your way out :)
 
2009-12-22 10:21:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The first person on Fark who names their children "Drew Curtis" and "Ric Romero" deserves a Coke.


"GorGor Rugbyjock *last name*"
 
2009-12-22 10:29:05 PM  

FarkinFarker: FirstNationalBastard: The first person on Fark who names their children "Drew Curtis" and "Ric Romero" deserves a Coke.

"GorGor Rugbyjock *last name*"


No, you'd need a name that would cause some type of cognitive dissonance...

"Gorgor Bevets"
 
2009-12-22 10:29:09 PM  
And then, there are the rest of us.

Who grew up with non English names!
 
2009-12-22 10:31:09 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The first person on Fark who names their children "Drew Curtis" and "Ric Romero" deserves a Coke.


Technically speaking, I believe you owe DrewsMom (new window) a coke
 
2009-12-22 10:32:24 PM  
I've lived with an unusual name my entire life. I hate it, I'm tired of spelling it, and telling people that no my name is not or that it's my legal name and not a nickname. Please, name your kids something normal, I'm an adult who has to deal with having a weird name, I can tell you it sucks.
 
2009-12-22 10:33:15 PM  

EvilToni: FirstNationalBastard: The first person on Fark who names their children "Drew Curtis" and "Ric Romero" deserves a Coke.

Technically speaking, I believe you owe DrewsMom (new window) a coke


Fine. She can have a Coke, but no smile goddamnit!
 
2009-12-22 10:34:42 PM  

brigid_fitch: Baldanders: EvilToni: girljen: I would like to proudly announce that I'm bucking the trend because I have named my child....a real name.

/Elizabeth

My 3 year old son is John. In all of his dayschool of 50-75 kids, he is the only one.

Really? Damn. My name is John. Actually, John [my surname] the fourth, which is sort of interesting. But I always got pissed off because, no matter where I went, there were always at least three or four other dudes named John. I really, really hated the name John. I mean, it means "God is generous," which was a real biatch when I turned atheist.

I suppose if it's becoming a more common name, it might be a bit better. If I have a son, my father has pretty much commanded me to name him John. If it's still uncommon by the time I do, I just might, now. But if it becomes popular again...do you know what it's like to be a John nowadays in a crowd? If I hear someone yell "John!" I pretty much assume they mean someone else.

I know of only one John (surname) the fourth. Does your surname mean "hen" in German???


Nah. It's German, but it means thief, or possibly spearman (old German, I guess). I've actually met another John [blank] the fourth, with the same last name as myself. He's from Germany, too, which is odd, as my great-grandfather came from Italy. We have no idea where the German name came from. Also, having seen your picture, I'm afraid I don't know you.

Still, John is a very common name, so I imagine there are at least a few hundred, if not thousand, John [blank] the fourths in the US alone.
 
2009-12-22 10:36:09 PM  
I've always liked Lucifer (seriously). Obviously not an option for obvious reasons. Sucks because the rest of the biblical names are way too plain and common.
 
2009-12-22 10:36:24 PM  

bullwinkl: So I found out that a former classmate of mine had a kid and named it Bladen.

Bladen. Seriously. farking BLADEN.

As if Jaden, Kayden, and Haydens weren't everywhere. This chick has gone and not only just made a shiatty name up, but has tried as hard as she could to make it as close to Bin Laden as possible.

He's bound to have a happy childhood, especially at recess in grade school where I'm sure the rest of the kids will love having him around to kick in the head while he lays bleeding in the dirt.farking Bladen. Jesus.


Aiden, Braden, Cayden, Draden, Fayden, Gayden, Hayden, Jayden, Kayden...ad nauseum. Trendy child names suck, and yes, I've heard of every one of these. Well, except for Gayden. I made that up. But my having done that should show you the seriousness of this plague.
 
2009-12-22 11:10:19 PM  

Foxxinnia: One of my friends has a nephew named "Raiden." 780th most popular name in 2008 it turns out.


Can the child call down lightning bolts with his mind?
 
2009-12-22 11:19:54 PM  

itazurakko: Names go in roughly a 100-year cycle. Basically, once grandma's generation is has died off, wait 20 years or so for people to lose the "ew, that name sounds like MY grandmother's name" association to go away, and all of a sudden the names sound wonderfully classy.


Yeah...right, whatever.
How old do you really think names like Matthew, Mark Luke and John are?
I'll bet they aren't any more than 2-300 years old.
 
2009-12-22 11:20:16 PM  

sararenne: We had rules when we named our child...

No biblical names
no family names
no city/state/region names
no friends names
no ex's names
no names that could be shortened
no names that are cute baby names but you could never imagine an adult named it
name can't be in the 10 most popular list (at the time he was born)

We got down to 2 names...
Eric and Natalie... and Natalie got thrown out because it could be shortened...
our childs name is Eric
Thank god it was a boy

We said we can't have another baby, there are no names left


elvis-pelt.com

Film at eleven.
 
2009-12-22 11:26:17 PM  
My name is an uncommon. For men. Or women who aren't strippers.

/why yes, I do have gravel in my guts and spit in my eye
 
2009-12-22 11:26:58 PM  
sararenne
Would Jack be a good name?
 
2009-12-22 11:27:46 PM  

exempli gratis: My name is an uncommon. For men. Or women who aren't strippers.

/why yes, I do have gravel in my guts and spit in my eye


Lauren?
 
2009-12-22 11:48:16 PM  
I have a pretty unusual name - traditional Celtic. I like it.

There's a difference between "Unusual" and "Apeshiat insane," people. Learn it. Mykkaynze, Mucayla, Shatawniqua, Bracaidyn and Dayzunique are not names, they're epileptic seizures.

/Dayzunique is shorthand for "That is unique," apparently.
//Google it. Yes, there are real people named this.
///I made up the others. I hope that they're not real.
 
2009-12-22 11:49:44 PM  

Erom: I didn't think there was a such thing as a popular baby name anymore. It just seems like people just make up random words that make their kids sound like rednecks, hippies, or black.


I think you're reading from the "How to Name Corporations" manual...
 
2009-12-23 12:04:37 AM  

brigid_fitch: dletter: Scarier with this is that Madyson is 388th last year, and Madisyn was 366th.

Yeah, the fact that there were only 4 occurrences of "Madison" (correct spelling) in 2008 is downright scary. What the fark is WRONG with people??



Um, you do realize the 4 on that site means it was the 4th MOST POPULAR name? Or are you that dense?
 
2009-12-23 12:20:24 AM  

infie: FARK YEAH!! I don't know why we need all these new fangled made up names, we have perfectly good names that already work just fine!!

Cute names for girl: Midge, Edna, Phyllis, Mildred, Henrietta, Esther

MANLY names for boys: August, Clyde, Ralph, Webster, Ulysses


Using REAL names like this will make certain your precious snowflake won't get made fun of. uh huh

/your grandad


I have a one year old cousin named Esther. Her two year old brother is Henry.

/Old names be coming back.
 
2009-12-23 12:24:46 AM  

sararenne: We had rules when we named our child...

No biblical names
no family names
no city/state/region names
no friends names
no ex's names
no names that could be shortened
no names that are cute baby names but you could never imagine an adult named it
name can't be in the 10 most popular list (at the time he was born)

We got down to 2 names...
Eric and Natalie... and Natalie got thrown out because it could be shortened...
our childs name is Eric
Thank god it was a boy

We said we can't have another baby, there are no names left


Eric can be shortened to Rick...

NAME FAIL!

You'd have you name your child a single letter in order for no possibility of it being shortened.

///Like my boy A, my girl B, and my other son R...
 
2009-12-23 12:33:33 AM  

weiner dog: My sister is due in February. She and her husband know the sex and have opted for the name William Robert.

Yep. The family's gettin' a BILLY BOB!


www.yodawgyo.com
 
2009-12-23 12:37:17 AM  

dletter: brigid_fitch: dletter: Scarier with this is that Madyson is 388th last year, and Madisyn was 366th.

Yeah, the fact that there were only 4 occurrences of "Madison" (correct spelling) in 2008 is downright scary. What the fark is WRONG with people??

Um, you do realize the 4 on that site means it was the 4th MOST POPULAR name? Or are you that dense?


Dude. She hangs out with Gaius Balter. I know the dude is sort of a douchebag, but he's the most brilliant man on Caprica, so give the lady a break.
 
2009-12-23 12:38:32 AM  
I'm dis.. where are the pics of Rihanna?
 
2009-12-23 12:45:06 AM  

EvilToni: girljen: I would like to proudly announce that I'm bucking the trend because I have named my child....a real name.

/Elizabeth

My 3 year old son is John. In all of his dayschool of 50-75 kids, he is the only one.


My high school (mid to late 80s) had a lot of John and Jennys.

I like the name Jack (for a boy) and Alice (for a girl).
 
2009-12-23 12:45:28 AM  

exempli gratis: My name is an uncommon. For men. Or women who aren't strippers.


Is that you Skye?
 
2009-12-23 12:45:31 AM  
I'm still rather young myself and I'm so pleased to have an old fashioned name-- Ruth Elizabeth. My parents were considering naming me Madeleine and I'm glad they didn't. There were two or three in my kindergarten class.

When I have kids they're getting old fashioned names too, for a girl I'm thinking either Emma Jane or Portia Anne, and for a boy Lewis (insert dad's first name here unless it's a travesty).
 
2009-12-23 01:04:56 AM  
What about Sven and Fiona? I don't think these names were mentioned yet.

/ My sister's name is Anna, and I am getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-12-23 01:21:43 AM  
My friend just named her newborn boy Jett. I wanted to fark her, but after 6 kids in 6 years I don't think she feels anything down there anyway.

Wel...maybe when she's sleeping over one night.
 
2009-12-23 02:09:58 AM  
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2009-12-23 02:26:43 AM  
I remember back when the movie "The Crow" came out that for the next three years there wasn't a single white trash baby born that wasn't named "Brandon."

So now you know who these unfortunate girls will be dating fifteen years from now ...
 
2009-12-23 02:47:29 AM  
when tweens have babies.
 
2009-12-23 03:28:06 AM  

AlgaeRancher: A couple years back it seemed every other baby was being named Aden, Braden, Kaden, or Jayden. This is just the new flavor of stupid this year.

/give your kid a cool name like Max, Steve, or Algaerancher.
When in doubt name them after a family member you admire and respect, thats what I did for my son.

they will thank you for it


What if the person you most admire is a guy who saves orphans from fires all day...but just happens to have been named "Pedobear"?
 
2009-12-23 05:26:27 AM  
I researched every name my wife and I liked on the social security website and we dismissed any in the top 250. We selected the perfect name for our daughter (born 2 DEC 09) and now I find out that one of the Gosselin kids has her name. WTF? It's off the air now, right? Maybe we're safe and there will be no Gosselin imitation in the white trash community.
 
2009-12-23 05:54:35 AM  
Hovercraft Eelsfree *Lastname*
 
2009-12-23 08:09:02 AM  

Mnemia: Foxxinnia: One of my friends has a nephew named "Raiden." 780th most popular name in 2008 it turns out.

Can the child call down lightning bolts with his mind?


He does like playing with cardboard boxes, I can imagine.
 
2009-12-23 08:10:07 AM  

cryinoutloud: I work in the schools, and I swear I'm going to start writing down the names of the kids I run across. The younger they are, the weirder the names are. I had a kid with Down Syndrome whose name was "Kyaden"

Why would you have a kid with disabilities, and give him a name like that on top of it?


A friend who is a teacher gets together with his co-workers before the start of the school year to go over the roll to try to figure out how to pronounce the odder names. He says every year it gets weirder and weirder, and he thinks there should be a law against naming any kid with a name that contains the letter 'q', 'z', 'x' and sometimes 'u'.

I also know a nurse who works in the baby department in a hospital. Recently, a woman wanted to name her daughter "&a", pronounced "ampersanda". They talked her out of it.
 
2009-12-23 08:29:37 AM  

Dick Schittlippz: bullwinkl:

Aiden, Braden, Cayden, Draden, Fayden, Gayden, Hayden, Jayden, Kayden...ad nauseum.


reminded me about god's sons:
aysus, besus, cesus, desus, esus, effsus, gesus,...
 
2009-12-23 08:44:48 AM  
Telegram Deliverer: Hi, how you doing? I've got a telegram here for a Mr. & Mrs. Asswipe Johnson. I'm supposed to read it. "Dear Asswipe & Emily: Congratulations on your upcoming blessed event. All our love, Bob & Diane." Here you go, Sir.

Husband: Uh.. listen.. that's "Os-wee-pay".
 
2009-12-23 09:14:38 AM  

UncleStumpy: My friend just named her newborn boy Jett. I wanted to fark her, but after 6 kids in 6 years I don't think she feels anything down there anyway.


Time that one started taking it in the afterburner.

I've said it before, I'll say it again. My firstborn will be Celebrity Babyname.

/Brit for short
 
2009-12-23 09:41:22 AM  

bmb_789: I've always liked Lucifer (seriously). Obviously not an option for obvious reasons. Sucks because the rest of the biblical names are way too plain and common.


That's a hell of a name.
 
2009-12-23 11:02:31 AM  
Cunning Linguist Jones
Phellatio Hornblower Jones
 
2009-12-23 12:49:44 PM  

UncleStumpy: My friend just named her newborn boy Jett. I wanted to fark her, but after 6 kids in 6 years I don't think she feels anything down there anyway.

Wel...maybe when she's sleeping over one night.


Who cares what she feels?
 
2009-12-23 12:52:47 PM  

exempli gratis: My name is an uncommon. For men. Or women who aren't strippers.

/why yes, I do have gravel in my guts and spit in my eye


Same here, but at least mine's spelled like the Nation.
 
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