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(Live Science)   Expert says that baby-naming regret is on the rise among parents, and that it damn well should be with all the little Braden Jaden Aidens and Kayeghleighs and Dacrons and Sinutabs out there   (livescience.com) divider line 609
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2012-10-20 11:51:43 AM  
My sons are named after their grandfathers. Easy. One is Zane, the other John. My son, John, is the only John in his entire school. It's the new 'unique' name!!!
 
2012-10-20 11:52:08 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Shyla: AverageAmericanGuy: Shyla: Currently trying to talk my daughter out of naming her daughter Saorise. I have 2 months left and I'm afraid I'm not going to be successful.

How would that be pronounced? Sow-ree-say? Sow-rise? Sow-ree-zee?

From what I understand the pronunciation is 'Seer-sha', it's Irish, wish neither my family or baby daddy's family are.

Doesn't your daughter know that Hawaiian names are what's hot right now?

Pua'a has such a nice ring to it.


I guess I should just be thankful it's not Sinutab. *sigh*
 
2012-10-20 11:52:23 AM  
Sinutab Macarthur Xiao
Sinutab Bobbie-Jo McWillingsford
Sinutab Saorise McMacher
Sinutab Jaeger McMeister
Sinutab Mickey Rourke
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-10-20 11:52:25 AM  
rockhall.com

BILL OR GEORGE.. anything but SUE!
 
2012-10-20 11:52:31 AM  

lohphat: NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.

img69.imageshack.us


Looks like the Asians are the only one's with any sense. Why do stupid people give their children silly names? Are they trying to be unique? Stick it to the name? If you have an IQ below 95 does the name "John" cause your ears to bleed?
 
2012-10-20 11:53:00 AM  
Obligatory.

Sadly, the official hospital announcement has been removed.
 
2012-10-20 11:53:08 AM  
Parents should be ashamed/feel regret. These kids have to go all the way through life with this horrible creations.
Some of personal favorites from school
A'Mircale
Frankeshia
Jamesicia
Daleshawn
Archavia

I also have a Jayden, Kaden, Brannen, and a Kaitlyn.
 
2012-10-20 11:53:48 AM  

cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headline


ohnblog.com
 
2012-10-20 11:54:32 AM  

Arthur Jumbles: lohphat: NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.

[img69.imageshack.us image 479x403]

Looks like the Asians are the only one's with any sense. Why do stupid people give their children silly names? Are they trying to be unique? Stick it to the name? If you have an IQ below 95 does the name "John" cause your ears to bleed?


The thing with Asians is that they have "English names" assigned to them in school. So Ching Chong Lee becomes Amy Lee and Ling Long Kwan becomes Lisa Kwan.

They aren't given those names at birth, much of the time.
 
2012-10-20 11:55:29 AM  
My wife and I can't decide on a name for our daughter due early next year. We've a non-finalised short list of Alison, Julia or Sofia. We already have one daughter called Catherine.
 
2012-10-20 11:55:59 AM  

cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headline


Actually, it's classist.
Money is green and when you don't have enough it doesn't matter what color your skin is.
 
2012-10-20 11:56:12 AM  

Karma Curmudgeon: Shyla: AverageAmericanGuy: Shyla: Currently trying to talk my daughter out of naming her daughter Saorise. I have 2 months left and I'm afraid I'm not going to be successful.

How would that be pronounced? Sow-ree-say? Sow-rise? Sow-ree-zee?

From what I understand the pronunciation is 'Seer-sha', it's Irish, wish neither my family or baby daddy's family are.

Ugh, her name is going to be butchered by every teacher and every job interview she ever has.


I've tried to explain this, but it didn't work. I got a hormonal daughter crying saying "you think I'm going to be a bad mother" so I had to back off. I'm just going to have to think of a nickname for her I guess. Still hoping for that last minute at the hospital where she just pulls out a random normal name and goes with it.
 
2012-10-20 11:56:13 AM  

Swiss Colony: My wife and I can't decide on a name for our daughter due early next year. We've a non-finalised short list of Alison, Julia or Sofia. We already have one daughter called Catherine.


Have you considered 'Sinutab'?
 
2012-10-20 11:56:24 AM  

Shyla: 'Seer-sha'


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-20 11:57:22 AM  

Shyla: Currently trying to talk my daughter out of naming her daughter Saorise. I have 2 months left and I'm afraid I'm not going to be successful.



I WANTED THAT NAME TOO!

I wanted Saoirse, Caiomhe, and a few other Irish ones which I forget. Wife shot them all down for predictable reason. then, a few months after our daughter was born, i ran into an Irish woman at the store and we started talkign (not many Irish in phoenix) and she had a daughter naemd Caiomhe.
 
2012-10-20 11:57:37 AM  
It's pronounced "Ahs-wee-pay".
 
2012-10-20 11:57:37 AM  
Wow, and I felt weird for wanting to name a girl Samara.

Arthur Jumbles: Looks like the Asians are the only one's with any sense. Why do stupid people give their children silly names? Are they trying to be unique? Stick it to the name? If you have an IQ below 95 does the name "John" cause your ears to bleed?


I'd say that would be your answer.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-10-20 11:57:43 AM  
Asians adopting English names...

i.kapook.com

This is Sunny Lin... and I approve.
 
2012-10-20 11:58:09 AM  
Shocking. Maybe parents are starting to realize that these kids with the cutesy, stupid names will one day be adults who have to put that goofy name on a resume?
 
2012-10-20 11:58:20 AM  
You guys crack me up.

/thankful
 
2012-10-20 11:59:51 AM  

rickythepenguin: Shyla: Currently trying to talk my daughter out of naming her daughter Saorise. I have 2 months left and I'm afraid I'm not going to be successful.


I WANTED THAT NAME TOO!

I wanted Saoirse, Caiomhe, and a few other Irish ones which I forget. Wife shot them all down for predictable reason. then, a few months after our daughter was born, i ran into an Irish woman at the store and we started talkign (not many Irish in phoenix) and she had a daughter naemd Caiomhe.


I realized I spelled it wrong when I saw your version. You're right, it's actually Saoirse. Kill me now. And shame on you.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-10-20 12:00:01 PM  

pxlboy: Shocking. Maybe parents are starting to realize that these kids with the cutesy, stupid names will one day be adults who have to put that goofy name on a resume?


Yeah.. encouage the idiots in H.R. to be even more arbitrary. It's a great idea!
 
2012-10-20 12:00:09 PM  
While some of the names these days are terrible, its the "unique" spelling of some of the more traditional names that drives me nuts. E, I, Y, and A are not interchangeable, stop it, stop it right now.
 
2012-10-20 12:00:22 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Swiss Colony: My wife and I can't decide on a name for our daughter due early next year. We've a non-finalised short list of Alison, Julia or Sofia. We already have one daughter called Catherine.

Have you considered 'Sinutab'?


Heh - made me lol, thanks!
 
2012-10-20 12:00:33 PM  
In my family I am the fourth my father is the third, my son damn well will be the fifth.

John

Its a good name, doesn't wear out.
 
2012-10-20 12:00:37 PM  

silo123j: I named one of my daughters Emily... there are a ton of them out there. But I chose the female variation of my father's name. Boy does she act like it.

My other daughters name is Margaret, the regular old damn spelling. She goes by Maggie.

No one has trouble with their names.

\csb
\\screw them for thinking they are so damn clever.


^^^^THIS. My two daughters are Elizabeth and Margaret, although I did want to name them Polly and Esther.
 
2012-10-20 12:00:49 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Brayden, Jayden, Kayden bullcrap.
When my daughter was born, I sent out an email to the family saying that we had named her Placenta Febreze.

/Joke, of course.


LOL when I was pregnant (knew we were gona have a boy) I told anyone who asked about names he was going to be called Ezekiel Milhouse-"Z" for short.
 
2012-10-20 12:01:13 PM  
Budesonide. i'm gonna name mah baby Budesonide

dailymed.nlm.nih.gov
 
2012-10-20 12:01:17 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: lohphat: NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.

[img69.imageshack.us image 479x403]

Looks like the Asians are the only one's with any sense. Why do stupid people give their children silly names? Are they trying to be unique? Stick it to the name? If you have an IQ below 95 does the name "John" cause your ears to bleed?


A kid in my kid's kindergarten class is Asian and named Lily?

I have to bite my tongue when the Asian "asian" parents show up. Plus the kids name is Xiao or some shiat but they chose an "Engrish" name and went with "Riry".
 
2012-10-20 12:02:11 PM  

Ennuipoet: This is why I have named all of my non-existent children after that Master Baby Namer, George Foreman, even the girls grills.

 
2012-10-20 12:02:18 PM  
At my old job we would automatically shiatcan any application with a stupid, stupid name on the grounds that the apple never falls far from the tree. Probably made us racist, but we were just too damn lazy to go thru the paperwork hassle of firing dumbasses.
 
2012-10-20 12:02:47 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Shyla: Currently trying to talk my daughter out of naming her daughter Saorise. I have 2 months left and I'm afraid I'm not going to be successful.

How would that be pronounced? Sow-ree-say? Sow-rise? Sow-ree-zee?


Sore-ass?
 
2012-10-20 12:02:53 PM  

Shyla: I realized I spelled it wrong when I saw your version. You're right, it's actually Saoirse. Kill me now. And shame on you.



JUST FOR THAT I HOPE SHE NAMES YOUR GRANDBABY QUADRUPLE REVERSE SAOIRSE
 
2012-10-20 12:03:06 PM  

Shyla: Karma Curmudgeon: Shyla: AverageAmericanGuy: Shyla: Currently trying to talk my daughter out of naming her daughter Saorise. I have 2 months left and I'm afraid I'm not going to be successful.

How would that be pronounced? Sow-ree-say? Sow-rise? Sow-ree-zee?

From what I understand the pronunciation is 'Seer-sha', it's Irish, wish neither my family or baby daddy's family are.

Ugh, her name is going to be butchered by every teacher and every job interview she ever has.

I've tried to explain this, but it didn't work. I got a hormonal daughter crying saying "you think I'm going to be a bad mother" so I had to back off. I'm just going to have to think of a nickname for her I guess. Still hoping for that last minute at the hospital where she just pulls out a random normal name and goes with it.


Keep trying. No one should have be to be saddled with a bad name. If nothing else, there is always the option of a more rational middle name.
 
2012-10-20 12:03:16 PM  
'Anacin' is a beautiful name. Hardly ever hear that any more.
 
2012-10-20 12:03:27 PM  
Eh, choose something that's going to look good on a CEO nameplate.

And there's always the NPR Host Name Generator.
 
2012-10-20 12:04:08 PM  
The Ex used to refer to the children affectionately as 'Getoff' and 'Stayoff'.
 
2012-10-20 12:04:20 PM  
YO PROPECIA WHATS THE HAPS WITH TEH CRAPS
 
2012-10-20 12:04:42 PM  
My name is fairly "normal", but through some curse of language, nobody can ever spell it correctly.
My last name is the German version of a common English surname. Sounds the same, but has another letter in it (sch vs sh). My first name is the Scottish version of another English name, so everyone defaults to the English spelling.

If I just say my name, it will invariably be spelled incorrectly, so I have to spell it every time.
 
2012-10-20 12:04:57 PM  

Swiss Colony: My wife and I can't decide on a name for our daughter due early next year. We've a non-finalised short list of Alison, Julia or Sofia. We already have one daughter called Catherine.


Sofia is a beautiful name - one of my faves. And there will be at least four others in her class.
 
2012-10-20 12:05:00 PM  
I've been a college prof for eighteen years and there's always some fun the first day of every semester when I go over the rosters. Two best that I can remember:

1. Guy whose first name was "Genghis Khan".
2. Guy whose last name was Dickreiter.
 
2012-10-20 12:05:25 PM  

d23: pxlboy: Shocking. Maybe parents are starting to realize that these kids with the cutesy, stupid names will one day be adults who have to put that goofy name on a resume?

Yeah.. encouage the idiots in H.R. to be even more arbitrary. It's a great idea!


I don't like HR-tards any more than the next person, but I think there is some merit to it. Noble intentions aside, it's hard not to have preconceived notions about someone based on a name. He or she might be smart as a whip with a great work ethic, but that doesn't matter if your resume gets tossed because your parents gave you a stupid name.

For the record, I never liked my name, but at least it's "normal".

/Nathan
//goes by Nate
///that seems to work
 
2012-10-20 12:05:29 PM  
This is actually something I'm concerned with. My fiance and I come from extremely large close knit families, and naturally no one really wants to repeat a name simply to avoid confusion. We're rapidly running our of "normal" names to go with in the future.
 
2012-10-20 12:05:51 PM  
Poor little Candida Albicans.
 
2012-10-20 12:06:12 PM  

Scaevola: 2. Guy whose last name was Dickreiter.



Your mom is a dickreiter.
 
2012-10-20 12:06:30 PM  

Swiss Colony: My wife and I can't decide on a name for our daughter due early next year. We've a non-finalised short list of Alison, Julia or Sofia. We already have one daughter called Catherine.


Sofia is pretty but I know 17 of them under the age of 7. It's replaced Isabella as the prettiest name I never want to hear again.
 
2012-10-20 12:06:35 PM  
My mom works in a hospital in an "urban" area and when black people go to register their newborns, they often admit that they can't spell the name they just gave their newborn kid. So yeah, black people often name their kids goofy shiat. It's not racism to simply notice that. Black people make jokes about it too.
 
2012-10-20 12:07:22 PM  

Mugato: My mom works in a hospital in an "urban" area and when black people go to register their newborns, they often admit that they can't spell the name they just gave their newborn kid. So yeah, black people often name their kids goofy shiat. It's not racism to simply notice that. Black people make jokes about it too.


Yet it continues.
 
2012-10-20 12:07:44 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: mab1823: [images.politico.com image 605x328]

Agrees.

Mitt and Ann Romney, with their sons (left to right): Tagg, Tarp, Shoop, and Whoop.

The oddest thing about that family's names is that "Mitt" actually has a normal name. Yeah, "Willard" is a bit goofy, but you could go by "Will".


My father in law was a Willard. My youngest was *this close* to being another.
Thankfully, I was afraid folks'd call him Willy..bleh.
Instead he's a Jack with Grandpa's middle name. Matthew.
 
2012-10-20 12:07:48 PM  

drewogatory: At my old job we would automatically shiatcan any application with a stupid, stupid name on the grounds that the apple never falls far from the tree. Probably made us racist, but we were just too damn lazy to go thru the paperwork hassle of firing dumbasses.


And now those parents are crying because they cost their children a job in the fast-paced high-prestige world of pizza delivery.
 
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