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(Yahoo)   Boy named Sue, Girl named LaShockqua: Baby-Name regret is on the rise   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 446
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2012-03-22 05:28:49 PM  
I have no regrets on what I named my children .

/they have Irish Surnames
 
2012-03-22 05:30:49 PM  
So Sodomie Analube would be a bad choice?
 
2012-03-22 05:32:58 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So Sodomie Analube would be a bad choice?


I think the school system might have an issue
 
2012-03-22 05:36:38 PM  

autocobra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So Sodomie Analube would be a bad choice?

I think the school system might have an issue


We call 'im "Sod" for short
 
2012-03-22 05:36:46 PM  
Nosmo King
 
2012-03-22 05:39:14 PM  
Both my kids have pretty standard family names. If I were doing it again today, I would do precisely that again, and here's why: Ideally, for privacy reasons, you're tough to google. The best way to remain hidden in plain sight is to have a common name.

"Have you tried googling me? It's impossible"
27.media.tumblr.com


Of course, another strategy to remain private is to have the same name as someone famous, so that you're 100+ returns down on a search. But that can have unintended consequences, as well.

img284.imageshack.us
 
2012-03-22 05:46:10 PM  
And not one example in the whole article. How boring.
 
2012-03-22 05:55:06 PM  
My cousin taught fifth graders in Reading, PA in the 80's.

Ten years after Roots was on TV, she had *five* Kunte Kintes in her class.

Imagine how many Katniss and Peetas there will be a decade from tomorrow night.
 
2012-03-22 05:56:42 PM  
The day my kid was born, there was another father there whose son had been delivered at about the same time as mine. I asked him his son's name and he said, and I quote: "Jedi. 'Cause he gonna be a warrior!"

I often wonder what little Jedi has turned out to be like. He'll be turning 8 next Tuesday.

Also, I really wonder if there is a girl or woman out there named "LaZonya." I'd like to think there is.
 
2012-03-22 06:00:59 PM  
"Why do you ask, Two Dogs Farking?"
 
2012-03-22 06:27:33 PM  
I don't intend to have kids, but I figured out a long time ago what I'd name my daughter. And I know my son isn't going to have the middle name passed down again.
 
2012-03-22 07:08:08 PM  
[theonion_mostpopularbabynames_whiteblackasian.jpg]
 
2012-03-22 10:10:02 PM  

DarthBrooks: My cousin taught fifth graders in Reading, PA in the 80's.

Ten years after Roots was on TV, she had *five* Kunte Kintes in her class.



How many did she accidentally call "Toby"?
 
2012-03-22 11:31:24 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: DarthBrooks: My cousin taught fifth graders in Reading, PA in the 80's.

Ten years after Roots was on TV, she had *five* Kunte Kintes in her class.



How many did she accidentally call "Toby"?


I heard she addressed them all as boy.

/sorta feel bad
//couldn't help it
 
2012-03-22 11:36:29 PM  
How can you be a snowflake if you have a common name?
 
2012-03-23 12:01:06 AM  

unyon: Both my kids have pretty standard family names. If I were doing it again today, I would do precisely that again, and here's why: Ideally, for privacy reasons, you're tough to google. The best way to remain hidden in plain sight is to have a common name.

"Have you tried googling me? It's impossible"
[27.media.tumblr.com image 500x400]


Of course, another strategy to remain private is to have the same name as someone famous, so that you're 100+ returns down on a search. But that can have unintended consequences, as well.

[img284.imageshack.us image 567x339]


I have a unique enough last name that if you googled it there would only be a few hundred hits for the lot of us...
My very common first name will not protect me in any real way.
I worked for a guy 20 odd years ago "Rob Smith", pick him out of the masses famous or not...
 
2012-03-23 12:20:44 AM  

sno man: unyon: Both my kids have pretty standard family names. If I were doing it again today, I would do precisely that again, and here's why: Ideally, for privacy reasons, you're tough to google. The best way to remain hidden in plain sight is to have a common name.

"Have you tried googling me? It's impossible"
[27.media.tumblr.com image 500x400]


Of course, another strategy to remain private is to have the same name as someone famous, so that you're 100+ returns down on a search. But that can have unintended consequences, as well.

[img284.imageshack.us image 567x339]

I have a unique enough last name that if you googled it there would only be a few hundred hits for the lot of us...
My very common first name will not protect me in any real way.
I worked for a guy 20 odd years ago "Rob Smith", pick him out of the masses famous or not...


My name, in quotes, will get you the first full three pages of Google search results, all about yours truly. Not even a little bit famous, I've simply been around the internet forever, with an unusual name, and did a couple of scholarly articles on fairly "sexy" topics that still tend to get a bit of discussion even more than a decade later. It's sort of annoying, because I have to keep track of my online identity on places like Fark to avoid unpleasant discussions regarding my postings on the Politics and Adult Content tabs...
 
2012-03-23 01:18:52 AM  
My children Optimus and Magikarp really got a kick out of this article.
 
2012-03-23 03:13:30 AM  
If I ever do have a kid, boy or girl, I think I'll name it Regret.

Later on we could laugh about it.
 
2012-03-23 03:58:24 AM  
I remember when Wally Szczerbiak was still a MN Timberwolf, he named his kid "Maximus Decimus Meridius Jack Szczerbiak" after Russel Crowe's charcter in the Gladiator movie. So that was good.
 
2012-03-23 04:20:18 AM  
baby-name expert
 
2012-03-23 05:19:16 AM  
My son Slartibartfast is getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-03-23 05:22:04 AM  
www.theimproper.com

/i just like the pic
 
2012-03-23 07:02:01 AM  

TsarTom: If I ever do have a kid, boy or girl, I think I'll name it Regret.

Later on we could laugh about it.


Right before you are murdered, no doubt.
 
2012-03-23 07:04:28 AM  
Knew someone named Le-a. The dash was not silent. Ledasha.
 
2012-03-23 07:07:00 AM  
Yeah yeah. Very funny. Lehyphena is not amused.
 
2012-03-23 07:10:42 AM  
Fark, I am disappoint

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-03-23 07:12:24 AM  

SlothB77: Knew someone named Le-a. The dash was not silent. Ledasha.


No you did not. That urban legend has been around as long as orangejello and lemonjello.
 
2012-03-23 07:14:05 AM  
With all the retards who keep naming their little girls "Madison" I have to say I'm relieved.
 
2012-03-23 07:14:21 AM  

LordOfThePings: My son Slartibartfast is getting a kick out of these replies.


I said it wasn't important...

/I was going to go with Majikthise and Vroomfondel for pretty much the same joke.
 
2012-03-23 07:14:42 AM  
Three women I went to high school with had babies in the last few months. Names chosen were Tucker, Carson, and Brayden. So there's still some work to be done as far as baby name regret goes.
 
2012-03-23 07:20:27 AM  
My kids go to school with an Evan and a Spencer. Both are girls. Why would you do that to your kids?
 
2012-03-23 07:21:52 AM  
It's spelled, "Raymond Luxury Yacht," but it's pronounced, "Throat Warbler Mangrove".
 
2012-03-23 07:22:01 AM  
I'm naming my kid Tyrion. When's he's old enough I'll tell him where whores go.
 
2012-03-23 07:22:16 AM  
"It's pronounced Ah-swee-pay"
 
2012-03-23 07:23:47 AM  

germ78: [theonion_mostpopularbabynames_whiteblackasian.jpg]


As you wish.

o.onionstatic.com

/hot
 
2012-03-23 07:24:03 AM  
Bor-Bor
Cryoborg
Gandorf
Klaus
Valdor
Slagathor (Slaggy for short)
Queeg
Bligh
Nargalzius
Rolo
Vortegur
 
2012-03-23 07:25:09 AM  

SlothB77: Knew someone named Le-a. The dash was not silent. Ledasha.


Me too. Loved 24's on her 1992 Caprice, spent hours every Friday getting her hair "did", loved her booming car stereo system, never seen without her gaudy fake jewelry and inch long fake nails, and always used the word "homey".

We had a great relationship. She was crazy in the sack. Unfortunately, her penchant for drug dealing and gang banging ultimately ended our love affair. I miss her. Her family was wonderful.....well, her grandmother was her family. I loved to listen to her grandmother spin yarns about "popping Le-a upside the head" when she was bad.

/good times
 
2012-03-23 07:25:26 AM  
www.telegraph.co.uk

"It's pronounced Bouquet"
 
2012-03-23 07:26:05 AM  

corridor: LordOfThePings: My son Slartibartfast is getting a kick out of these replies.

I said it wasn't important...

/I was going to go with Majikthise and Vroomfondel for pretty much the same joke.


Joke?
 
2012-03-23 07:26:22 AM  

Osomatic: I often wonder what little Jedi has turned out to be like. He'll be turning 8 next Tuesday.


Oh lord, I hope they sobered up and let him use Jed, which is classic and nice.
 
2012-03-23 07:27:18 AM  
FTA: "For example, boys given feminine names experience more disciplinary problems in school, probably related to teasing and insecurity."

Which is why we named our son "12-inch Thunderdick".
 
2012-03-23 07:27:30 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/meh, too obvious
 
2012-03-23 07:28:47 AM  
My wife and I always went for a stroll through IKEA to pick out baby names.

"We named her Boksel...it's Swedish for coffee table"
 
2012-03-23 07:29:01 AM  
There are some names you cannot name your kids.

Why? Because land of the free, that's why.
 
2012-03-23 07:30:22 AM  

syrynxx: That urban legend has been around as long as orangejello and lemonjello.


I used to think that was an urban legend too. Then a friend that I trust told me when he was a caseworker in Kentucky he did, in fact, have two kids (not twins) that were named just that. I don't know if they were named after the urban legend, but there are two kids running around demanding the emphasis on the "jel."

/what a surprise it happened in Kentucky
//and a case worker was sent to the house.
 
2012-03-23 07:30:38 AM  

SevenizGud: There are some names you cannot name your kids.

Why? Because land of the free, that's why.


There is a line between your freedom to name your kid what you like, and your kid's freedom to live life without being harassed daily because of that name.
 
2012-03-23 07:31:55 AM  
I am still happy with naming my kid Analblaster Sparticus-Dunkmaster the third.
Why should I be the only one with a crappy childhood?
 
2012-03-23 07:32:53 AM  
Y'know, having just a 100 or so names to choose from would be fine, one would think. It's not like what you name the person, unless rtuly sttrange, is going to really shape what they become .. and naming them at birth means you can only name them based on what you hope for, I guess.

Names having meaning is just retarded.
 
2012-03-23 07:33:19 AM  
Pupaq, Shabaz, Tonqeesha etc are rare in my white bread chicken shiat part of the world. But I've seen far too many Harrisons in the last 5 years. Tres gey, non?

Heh heh, I said Pupaq.
 
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