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2011-05-17 08:05:41 PM

Russ1642: My cousin named his daughter Téa. What an asshole.


what's wrong with Téa?

one of the hottest woman I've evar seen.
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2011-05-17 08:06:37 PM
From TFA: "'Everybody is looking for this impossible dream, which is a name that everybody knows, everybody loves and nobody is using,' Wattenberg said. 'As you can imagine, it just doesn't work that way.'"

This is exactly the reason why the trends cycle around 100 years or so (at least among upwardly mobile affluent white people). People want "classy" yet "uncommon" so they go for names that are outdated juuuuust enough so that no living wrinkly old people are using them - names from the slightly-older-than-grandparents generation.
 
Slu
2011-05-17 08:07:34 PM

Doc Daneeka: BTW, my wife and I just had a baby a few weeks ago.

We tried to choose a name that was not super common and bland, but on the other hand, was a legitimate name that was not made-up or trendy. It's a difficult balance.

We chose the name Liam Walter. "Liam" because my wife is Irish-American so we decided to go for an Irish name, and "Walter" was my grandfather's name, which has gone out of style, but who the hell cares, I wanted to honor my grandfather.


Nice. Also two names from "The Big Lebowski"
 
2011-05-17 08:10:33 PM
Oh addendum to stupid.

My best friend in high school named her daughter KIRBY.

WTF? It's a vacuum!!!

why yes, she did smoke too much dope.....
 
2011-05-17 08:11:45 PM

Gato Negro: All of the pathetic 'african' names (shakitra, or whatever) or the worst of all...


Meh, no worse than the Wal-Mart set shoehorning "Y" into every slot possible for vowels and making up fake Gaelic crap. Because every name is CLASSIER if it ends in "yn"!
 
2011-05-17 08:14:53 PM
Heh, no love/hate for Kendra? I am one, and while it once was pretty uncommon it seems to be picking up steam as I've met a few younger than me the past few years (was almost named Rhiannon, thank goodness my parents didn't do that to me.) DeNiece is Natalie and DeNephew is Evan, common, but good names. My father in law is named Billy, not William, just Billy. He has two brothers, one named Bobby, not Robert, and the other is Gene, not Eugene. Thank goodness I don't have kids; they'd probably end up with something weird like Achilles or Hecuba, although I admit to liking the "old fashioned" names for girls; Pearl, Hortense, Lucille and for a boy, Alexander.

/loves the Greek names, but only one dog has a Greek name
//husband named the other dog from the Norse pantheon
///one of many reasons why we're not parents I guess, the dogs aren't self conscious about it, they just come when they're called
 
2011-05-17 08:15:02 PM
Bailee, Kaylee, Haylie, Taylor, Hunter, Griffin, Connor, Bella, Sophia, Emma, Jaxson, Berkely, Riley, Emari (Emory. we thought it was I-Mar-EE. Equally bad) Duncan (so literary)Madyson, Montana, Cheyenne, Stetson, London, Austin.

All real children that I know. I love accept them. But hate their parents driving need to be clever and trendy.

Worst offender? The Texan who names the kid Austin. How completely un-inspired.
 
2011-05-17 08:20:02 PM

Iron Chef Scottish: Any suggestions for a decent boys names?


I'm partial to Stuart, John is always a standard. I work with a old guy named Windsor, there's always Steve. Anthony and Edward are classics. Or are you looking more in the Jaymes, Wayne or Elmer sort of line?
 
2011-05-17 08:21:15 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Russ1642: My cousin named his daughter Téa. What an asshole.

what's wrong with Téa?

one of the hottest woman I've evar seen.


Too bad she has such an awful name.
 
2011-05-17 08:21:58 PM
Skylar *Shudder*
 
2011-05-17 08:22:04 PM

Spam Pajamas: I create accounts for developers in China. Those are some weird but kind of cool names. Besides the Sallys, Michaels, Jacks, Freds and other 1950s American names, in the last few weeks I've created accounts for Echo, Spirit, Tiger, and King Kong.

Created one for a guy in Wisconsin. His name is Kyle Hamilton. Windows logon: Khamilto. That would suck.


Ha. User logins provide a whole new opportunity for fail, even if the actual names are more or less normal.

My absolute favorite? Amy Whitehorse, auto-assigned the login "awhiteho@..."

She was not charged the vanity username change fee.
 
2011-05-17 08:23:32 PM
and a few others for boys that I love are Joaquin (pron wa-keen) and Horatio. Have a good buddy named Ernesto, we calls him Ernie, though. But even if I'd had kids, I don't think I could've gotten by with it since AFAIK, I'm not latina at all-but might be, don't know all of my heritage (I "look" pretty white, however). Just like lots of the boys names.

/married a white dude named Chad (not Chadwick, just Chad, per my previous postie toastie)
 
2011-05-17 08:24:11 PM
obligatory (new window)
 
2011-05-17 08:25:19 PM

Momzilla59: Iron Chef Scottish: Any suggestions for a decent boys names?

I'm partial to Stuart, John is always a standard. I work with a old guy named Windsor, there's always Steve. Anthony and Edward are classics. Or are you looking more in the Jaymes, Wayne or Elmer sort of line?


NO to Edward! It's a great name, but sadly it is the name of a particularly sparkly vampire, and therefore off limits for a generation. Jacob is out, too. And Jasper, Isabella, and a few others.

Dammit. Loved Jasper.
 
2011-05-17 08:26:53 PM
Damn, now I can't name my kid Raiden. Even the alternate spelling Rayden is out. Keeeleeaamummaleayeahhuh!
 
2011-05-17 08:27:46 PM

Doc Daneeka: ... We chose the name Liam Walter.


Fark it dude, let's go bowling...
 
2011-05-17 08:29:19 PM
I'm glad to see that the names of my son and daughter, Chutney and Remoulade, did not make the list.
 
Slu
2011-05-17 08:32:09 PM

Gonad the Ballbarian: Slu: Just named my daughter Scarlett. She is awesome.

Frankly, I don't give a damn...


Well played, sir.
 
2011-05-17 08:34:04 PM
I work in childcare and have seen it all - the nevaehs, the million madisons, and variations of -ayden (both male and female). I have had a walker, wrangler, griffon, havana, karleigh, harley, and twin girls named violet and scarlet. Plus the fair amount of families that come from India in the area provides plenty of names I can't even begin to pronounce.
 
2011-05-17 08:35:31 PM
Due with a boy this summer, finding it damn near impossible to come up with a name that isn't horrible. Husband was pretty much dead set on naming him "Boss" until I told him no way in Hell. My job requires me to occasionally interview people and I refuse to name my son anything that could give people negative preconceived notions about him...which is probably why I'm failing to come up with anything usable.

/The -ayden trend annoys the crap out of me. Especially when the parents think they're being original.
 
2011-05-17 08:36:10 PM

namegoeshere: Momzilla59: Iron Chef Scottish: Any suggestions for a decent boys names?

I'm partial to Stuart, John is always a standard. I work with a old guy named Windsor, there's always Steve. Anthony and Edward are classics. Or are you looking more in the Jaymes, Wayne or Elmer sort of line?

NO to Edward! It's a great name, but sadly it is the name of a particularly sparkly vampire, and therefore off limits for a generation. Jacob is out, too. And Jasper, Isabella, and a few others.

Dammit. Loved Jasper.


My mistake, I have been successful in completely blocking that Thing from my life.

How about Harry or Ronald? Oh, wait, there'll probably be a lot of them about in a few years.
 
2011-05-17 08:36:15 PM
How exactly does one pronounce this "Nevaeh?"

It must not be popular in this neck of the woods.
 
2011-05-17 08:37:47 PM

punishmentforshoplifting: Due with a boy this summer, finding it damn near impossible to come up with a name that isn't horrible. Husband was pretty much dead set on naming him "Boss" until I told him no way in Hell. My job requires me to occasionally interview people and I refuse to name my son anything that could give people negative preconceived notions about him...which is probably why I'm failing to come up with anything usable.

/The -ayden trend annoys the crap out of me. Especially when the parents think they're being original.


You can't go wrong with Sam.
 
2011-05-17 08:39:29 PM

namegoeshere: How exactly does one pronounce this "Nevaeh?"

It must not be popular in this neck of the woods.


Stoo' pid Kloo less Par' ents ?
 
2011-05-17 08:40:16 PM

namegoeshere: How exactly does one pronounce this "Nevaeh?"

It must not be popular in this neck of the woods.


Nuh-VAY-uh
 
2011-05-17 08:40:48 PM
Oh and let me not forget carmelo, shaman, chastity, devonde, and lulu. (not that anyone cares)
 
2011-05-17 08:41:16 PM

Starhawk: My firstborn is due on Friday, and I'm so glad my wife isn't insisting on one of these retarded names.


So what retarded name is your wife insisting on?
 
2011-05-17 08:42:25 PM
If you are a hip hop parent, then you should give your baby a hip hop name.

Link (new window, goes to YouTube)
 
2011-05-17 08:44:39 PM
WTF is wrong with Tristan? It's an old name with a great myth, not too cutesy or spelled weird, and masculine without sounding overly macho.

It had an uptick in popularity in the past few years, but I can't see why it would be objectionable.

/named my kid Tristan in 2006
 
2011-05-17 08:46:49 PM

scavenger: My friend's sister is a teacher, and she has a girl in her class whose name is, I swear to god, Analballs Thrusterpenis


I LOL'D!
 
2011-05-17 08:51:50 PM
My favorite "real" teacher story: The young black man named shiathead. "IT'S shiatHEED!!!"

shiatonya (for girls) comes in second.

Anywhere a "y" appears where a vowels should be earns extra dick-points. How about "Jazlyn" for a complete clusterfark?
 
2011-05-17 08:52:44 PM
Argh, those "-aden" names! Those kids are gonna hate their parents.

I read somewhere that people also tend to go for names from the generation that's just died, which is why we suddenly have Olivias and Emmas and Roses running around.

Here's some real stinkers, names I encountered while student-teaching:

Ja'Ar (pronounced "Jay-air"
Titeeana (and her nickname was "Titty")
Dinero
Special
 
2011-05-17 08:53:26 PM
The most commonly cited name that put people's teeth on edge was Nevaeh, or "heaven" spelled backward.

Yes, dear lord yes. I hate that name with a passion. Hate.It.
 
2011-05-17 08:54:07 PM

Slu: Just named my daughter Scarlett. She is awesome.


Awwwwwwwwww!!! Congrats!!
 
2011-05-17 08:54:15 PM
You do not name your daughter Imhee and not anticipate such repercussions.
 
2011-05-17 08:55:06 PM
I also want to stab things when I hear of boys named "Dylan" or "Brandon".

Grrrr.
 
2011-05-17 08:55:21 PM

itazurakko: Gato Negro: All of the pathetic 'african' names (shakitra, or whatever) or the worst of all...

Meh, no worse than the Wal-Mart set shoehorning "Y" into every slot possible for vowels and making up fake Gaelic crap. Because every name is CLASSIER if it ends in "yn"!


Adysen.

/That came from a Macy's mom, not a Walmother.
//America, fark yeah!!
 
2011-05-17 08:56:42 PM

namegoeshere: punishmentforshoplifting: Due with a boy this summer, finding it damn near impossible to come up with a name that isn't horrible. Husband was pretty much dead set on naming him "Boss" until I told him no way in Hell. My job requires me to occasionally interview people and I refuse to name my son anything that could give people negative preconceived notions about him...which is probably why I'm failing to come up with anything usable.

/The -ayden trend annoys the crap out of me. Especially when the parents think they're being original.

You can't go wrong with Sam.


Samayden?
 
2011-05-17 08:57:58 PM

rhcmom: I also want to stab things when I hear of boys named "Dylan" or "Brandon".

Grrrr.


No vested interest here, but why the aversion to Dylan? What about Dylan Thomas? That's a pretty good precedent. Dylan for girls now, that's annoying.

I don't know any historical Brandons, though.
 
2011-05-17 08:57:59 PM

Aarontology: Teknowaffle: I guess I could include parents who give their kid a normal name, but spelled in the Irish Gaelic way, to connect to their heritage, even though their only connection to Ireland is that their mom once blew an Irish setter.

hahahahhaha


No shiat. I know someone who is oh-so-proud of their Welsh heritage and does that. Whatever.
 
2011-05-17 09:00:02 PM
I know the article briefly alluded to this, but when will we see the return of these?

Frank, George, Howard, Harley, Stanley

Agatha, Hilda, Esther, Helen, Joan
 
2011-05-17 09:00:20 PM
There are definitely some over-used names. I currently work with three Katies and two of them have the same last initial, making conversations confusing. There were also a at least 5 of them in a class of 60 in grade school, and 8 in high school in my year alone. I like the names that turn into Katie, but they're over-used with so many alternate spellings.

On the weird name front, a girl at my high school was named Chanel Pillow. Were her parents trying to raise a porn star?
 
2011-05-17 09:00:26 PM
Weirdest name ever from local birth announcements:

Pistol Tuff (last name)


Swear.
 
2011-05-17 09:05:04 PM
Sweetness. My son, Brennan, is neither on the top of the list nor at the bottom. Aside from Will Ferrell's character in "Stepbrothers" and a couple of other tv shows, last names etc, no one else has his name.
 
2011-05-17 09:05:05 PM
Why is it so many white folks feel the same to use surnames as personal names? Aren't these the same people who laugh at blacks use "Shaniqua" and other such coinages, or we Latinos using such as "Jesus"? At least you'll never catch us with monickers like "Gonzales Rodriguez" or some such nonsense.
 
2011-05-17 09:06:08 PM

Spaghettiows: I know the article briefly alluded to this, but when will we see the return of these?

Frank, George, Howard, Harley, Stanley

Agatha, Hilda, Esther, Helen, Joan

, Dorcas, Bethsheba.


And let's not forget Wodewick.

hill-kleerup.org
 
2011-05-17 09:06:53 PM
After about 10 hours of research ive been able to successful i.d. seven other people in the United States who i strongly suspect are still alive who share my first name. Its an old basically "extinct" first name but it was my step-great grandfathers name so it means something. Its also kinda cool being in a crowd of thousands and have someone yell your first name and you know they are calling for you.

We named our daughter after her great-grandmother. We liked the name and it also gave us an out if the name becomes really douchey in the future she can't really blame us.
 
2011-05-17 09:07:53 PM

Cubansaltyballs: When I have a kid, I've got the name already picked out. It's universal.

Coitus.

Coitus Herbert Walker Balls.


Heh. LOL

My middle son went to kindergarten with a girl named "Felicia". At least that's how it was pronounced. We went to the Xmas concert and in the printed program it was spelled "Phallicia".

Now that she's around 21, I wonder if she changed it or became a nun. ;-)

Hubby went to school with a guy named "Randy Finger". eek

Early in life, when I was a receptionist, a co-worker and I were snickering about a caller named "Oklabelle". Turns out she was an old school friend of the boss's.

And best for last---Hubby once had a client named Finance Loane (pronounced "Finn-ance), and another called Shanaa White (spelled China White).

Nothing like naming your kid after Heroin!
 
2011-05-17 09:10:17 PM

MaxSupernova: After about 10 hours of research ive been able to successful i.d. seven other people in the United States who i strongly suspect are still alive who share my first name. Its an old basically "extinct" first name but it was my step-great grandfathers name so it means something. Its also kinda cool being in a crowd of thousands and have someone yell your first name and you know they are calling for you.

We named our daughter after her great-grandmother. We liked the name and it also gave us an out if the name becomes really douchey in the future she can't really blame us.


OK, I'm curious about BOTH names now.
 
2011-05-17 09:10:27 PM

ArkAngel: Todd
Kyle
Tucker


Soft names make soft people
 
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