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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 12:08:00 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.


That's farked up.
 
2012-10-20 12:08:03 PM  
I'm serious with the Hawaiian naming. So many to choose from.

Keilani
Hale'kulani
Kukui
Kahanamoku
Mahimahi
Ono (like the skater!)
Kailuakona
Pua'a

It's a treasure trove of undiscovered names.
 
2012-10-20 12:08:17 PM  
Came for Jackmerius Tacktheritrix and Xmus Jaxon Flaxon-Waxon, leaving disappointed.



/Saggitariutt Jefferspin
 
2012-10-20 12:08:46 PM  

OhLuverly: 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.



Yup. my wife's cousins and uncles on her mom's side all have some variant of "Edward" in their name, as everyone named someone after the patriach.

HOW MANY ED/EDWARDS/EDDIES DO YOU NEED, WHITE PEOPLE?
 
2012-10-20 12:08:59 PM  
My son was just born on Tues. Picked out his name (Atlas) months ago. Now it seems like every other movie coming out this month has Atlas in the title.
 
2012-10-20 12:09:04 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 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.


Geoffry shiatface??
 
2012-10-20 12:09:21 PM  
CSB time: We searched and searched for a name for a girl last year when my wife was pregnant, and eventually settled on the strategy of each of us making a list. Then, we would narrow the list down by those names that matched. None of them did. As my wife went through my list, every single name got vetoed as a first name, but "Jo" hung on as a middle name (It's my mom's middle name). My wife was hell-bent on picking the name "Raelyn", taking it from her dad's middle name of "Rae". She announced that she liked the name "Raelyn Jo", to which my response was, "Oh, that name sounds like it comes from a trailer park!" My wife looked very hurt at that exclamation, so I let it be. Raelyn Jo is sitting next to me in her swing right now while mom is at work.
My dad and sisters have called her Rae-J since birth. My wife hates that.
 
2012-10-20 12:09:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: 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


Just for that, I hope one of your grandkids gets SINUTAB
 
2012-10-20 12:09:27 PM  
Is it worse when Jews do it?

Bagel Luxemberg
Mitzva Brachot
Hannukah Menorah
Israel Palestine
Schmaltz Herring
 
2012-10-20 12:09:41 PM  

rickythepenguin: Scaevola: 2. Guy whose last name was Dickreiter.


Your mom is a dickreiter.


*golf clap*

//which I caught from your Mom.
 
2012-10-20 12:10:03 PM  
Mrs. RevCarter teaches in a Baltimore City school. Her favorite name this year is Cortez's.

I'm just worried about how that kid is going to ascribe posessiveness in writing.

"This is Cortez's's backpack" or "This is Cortez's' backpack"?

At least he's not likely to ever have to indicate plural possessive, with a name that stupid.



\Pissed because that stupid movie ruined my opportunity to name a kid Prometheus
 
2012-10-20 12:10:05 PM  

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.


Seriously, all Americans who claim "Irish" ancestory, be it your mother was run train on by the sons of hibernia, or a guy named Sean was within a block of you at the moment of conception:

Stop giving your kids gaelic names that no one can pronounce, like Siobhan. I know you get a tingle in your genitals every time you get to explain to a perplexed teacher "Its pronounced Shivaaaahn"

It doesn't make you any more Irish, doesn't make your kid any more Irish, and will likely get their asses kicked.

/my plastic Paddy mom tried to name me Padraigh. My dad said that he would name me after the dog before he let her spell it that way.
 
2012-10-20 12:10:31 PM  
What about all the shiatheads?
 
2012-10-20 12:10:33 PM  
resumes with "white" names were more likely to receive callbacks than identical resumes with "black" names.

Well No Shiat...
 
2012-10-20 12:10:37 PM  
Both of my sons have Italian/Catholic/East Coast names. We're German/Atheist/Minnesotans. So far the kids haven't had to share their name with a single classmate


/Vinny
//Dom
///I've been assured by friends in NYC that it would be a different story if we lived there
 
2012-10-20 12:10:37 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Arthur Jumbles: lohphat: NewportBarGuy:

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.


I went to high school with a guy named King Wong and had a co-worker named Hung Lo. Good times. Addressing a more pervasive issue, how many of the wacky names are merely the result of illiteracy of the parents? Famously, "Oprah" was a misspelling of the intended "Orpah" from the Bible, and I wonder how many names spring from the parents intending to call a kid "Antoine" but farking it all up.
 
2012-10-20 12:11:17 PM  

dbax1985: CSB time: We searched and searched for a name for a girl last year when my wife was pregnant, and eventually settled on the strategy of each of us making a list. Then, we would narrow the list down by those names that matched. None of them did. As my wife went through my list, every single name got vetoed as a first name, but "Jo" hung on as a middle name (It's my mom's middle name). My wife was hell-bent on picking the name "Raelyn", taking it from her dad's middle name of "Rae". She announced that she liked the name "Raelyn Jo", to which my response was, "Oh, that name sounds like it comes from a trailer park!" My wife looked very hurt at that exclamation, so I let it be. Raelyn Jo is sitting next to me in her swing right now while mom is at work.
My dad and sisters have called her Rae-J since birth. My wife hates that.


Can we call her Rae? Or can we call her J?
 
2012-10-20 12:11:19 PM  

Teknowaffle: It doesn't make you any more Irish, doesn't make your kid any more Irish, and will likely get their asses kicked.



she was conceived in Ireland. is that good enough for you?
 
2012-10-20 12:11:20 PM  

Shotgun Justice: My son was just born on Tues. Picked out his name (Atlas) months ago. Now it seems like every other movie coming out this month has Atlas in the title.


Well at least it isn't some form of the word "rise" or it would really be a movie title cliche.
 
2012-10-20 12:11:41 PM  
can't wait to see how many girls are named Ermengarde in the future

/ermahgerd!
 
2012-10-20 12:11:56 PM  

Shotgun Justice: My son was just born on Tues. Picked out his name (Atlas) months ago. Now it seems like every other movie coming out this month has Atlas in the title.


Randian names always a good choice? Galt or Gulch always a good one. No one will ever make fun of him, ever. Ayn had a very normal name and a very normal philosophy. No one ever made fun of it, ever.
 
2012-10-20 12:12:04 PM  

Mugato: 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.

That's farked up.


Hey, I haven't delivered a pie in quite a long time. Always did love that job though. College town and we delivered ribs and beer as well. Constant poker game going in the shop and no actual customers, just the phones. I'd go back to that job in a farking heartbeat (if we hadn't drank them out of business anyway)...
 
2012-10-20 12:12:51 PM  
I went to school with Thorin Oakenshield **** (last name reacted).
 
2012-10-20 12:12:57 PM  
Bring back 'Adolf' for the males. Or 'Gevorg' if you're from the Eastern Bloc, 'Diaspora' for the females.
 
2012-10-20 12:13:07 PM  
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dbax1985: My dad and sisters have called her Rae-J since birth. My wife hates that.


wow...your daughter is very......nice looking?
 
2012-10-20 12:13:10 PM  

Teknowaffle: 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.

Seriously, all Americans who claim "Irish" ancestory, be it your mother was run train on by the sons of hibernia, or a guy named Sean was within a block of you at the moment of conception:

Stop giving your kids gaelic names that no one can pronounce, like Siobhan. I know you get a tingle in your genitals every time you get to explain to a perplexed teacher "Its pronounced Shivaaaahn"

It doesn't make you any more Irish, doesn't make your kid any more Irish, and will likely get their asses kicked.

/my plastic Paddy mom tried to name me Padraigh. My dad said that he would name me after the dog before he let her spell it that way.


Nice. Your dad is a good man for standing up to that nonsense.
 
2012-10-20 12:13:21 PM  
Named my boy Edison ... He comes from a long line of engineers and the name has a bit of a family relevance as well. It's unique and nobody should ever have trouble spelling it. Win.

Baby #2 of unknown gender is on the way. I feel like we have our work cut out for us now.
 
2012-10-20 12:13:29 PM  
I think the bigger regrets will come once a few generations of 'empowered' joint last name hyphenations start to pile up.
 
2012-10-20 12:13:59 PM  

dickfreckle: I never got along with my father, but he kept me from being named "Huey," because it was the first object mom saw from the window when I was born on a USAF base overseas.


My dad flew one in Vietnam. (A huey, not your mom)

Still, you dodged a bullet.

Arthur Jumbles: Looks like the Asians are the only one's with any sense.


The chart is a joke... You know this, right? Also [Bob'sGuideToTheApostrophe.jpg]
 
2012-10-20 12:14:08 PM  

Shyla: 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.


I think penicillin stills cure that, right?
 
2012-10-20 12:14:25 PM  

riverwalk barfly: My father-in-law is a physician at a medical school. The training hospital is the county hospital so he sees a lot of indigent patients. He has told stories of seeing patients that were named after the medications given to the mother pre/postpartum. Strange.


A friend of mine is a hospital nurse and told me a woman who had just given birth had decided to name her newborn daughter Meconium, because she'd heard the nurses use the word and thought it sounded pretty. She reluctantly changed her mind when they explained to her the word meconium is the medical term for an infant's first bowel movement.
 
2012-10-20 12:14:27 PM  

acronym: can't wait to see how many girls are named Ermengarde in the future

/ermahgerd!



I saw a "ERMAGAD" license plate just days ago. hah.
 
2012-10-20 12:14:47 PM  
I thought my name was "Hey You !" until I got to school.
 
2012-10-20 12:15:11 PM  

Shotgun Justice: My son was just born on Tues. Picked out his name (Atlas) months ago. Now it seems like every other movie coming out this month has Atlas in the title.


That is interesting because I met a Ulysses and an Achilles at Disneyland last summer. The mythology names are making a comeback. I also met a Leviathan but that doesn't count or something.
 
2012-10-20 12:15:18 PM  
The bottom line is, don't name your kid something weird. Kids have enough shiat to go through without having to carry around a goofy or even unusual name. Get a pet to express your creativity on.
 
2012-10-20 12:15:23 PM  

Ed_Severson: Named my boy Edison ... He comes from a long line of engineers and the name has a bit of a family relevance as well. It's unique and nobody should ever have trouble spelling it. Win.

Baby #2 of unknown gender is on the way. I feel like we have our work cut out for us now.


Nicola is way too obvious.
 
2012-10-20 12:15:27 PM  

wotthefark:
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".


media.nscdn.com
 
2012-10-20 12:15:29 PM  

dbax1985: CSB time: We searched and searched for a name for a girl last year when my wife was pregnant, and eventually settled on the strategy of each of us making a list. Then, we would narrow the list down by those names that matched. None of them did. As my wife went through my list, every single name got vetoed as a first name, but "Jo" hung on as a middle name (It's my mom's middle name). My wife was hell-bent on picking the name "Raelyn", taking it from her dad's middle name of "Rae". She announced that she liked the name "Raelyn Jo", to which my response was, "Oh, that name sounds like it comes from a trailer park!" My wife looked very hurt at that exclamation, so I let it be. Raelyn Jo is sitting next to me in her swing right now while mom is at work.
My dad and sisters have called her Rae-J since birth. My wife hates that.


Oh, and my boy's name list was completely vetoed too. What did I expect with names like "Achilles" and "Atticus" and "Dean"?
/Power Names!
 
2012-10-20 12:15:46 PM  

Shotgun Justice: My son was just born on Tues. Picked out his name (Atlas) months ago. Now it seems like every other movie coming out this month has Atlas in the title.


/shrug
 
2012-10-20 12:15:59 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.


Not sure why you would brag about being intellectually lazy, but I'm sure it makes sense to you.
 
2012-10-20 12:16:04 PM  

Teknowaffle: 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.

Seriously, all Americans who claim "Irish" ancestory, be it your mother was run train on by the sons of hibernia, or a guy named Sean was within a block of you at the moment of conception:

Stop giving your kids gaelic names that no one can pronounce, like Siobhan. I know you get a tingle in your genitals every time you get to explain to a perplexed teacher "Its pronounced Shivaaaahn"

It doesn't make you any more Irish, doesn't make your kid any more Irish, and will likely get their asses kicked.

/my plastic Paddy mom tried to name me Padraigh. My dad said that he would name me after the dog before he let her spell it that way.


Should have gone with seventeen. The number of drinks it took to knock up your mother. Heyoooooo
 
2012-10-20 12:17:07 PM  

rickythepenguin: Teknowaffle: It doesn't make you any more Irish, doesn't make your kid any more Irish, and will likely get their asses kicked.


she was conceived in Ireland. is that good enough for you?


That's why my kid's name is Honda Civic.
 
2012-10-20 12:17:17 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?



I'm guessing J-A-N-E-T.

/of course, teh 'J' is silent, as in Yanet.
 
2012-10-20 12:17:19 PM  

dbax1985: Oh, and my boy's name list was completely vetoed too. What did I expect with names like "Achilles" and "Atticus" and "Dean"?
/Power Names!


What's wrong with Dean? That's a cool, normal name.
 
2012-10-20 12:17:31 PM  

pxlboy:

/my plastic Paddy mom tried to name me Padraigh. My dad said that he would name me after the dog before he let her spell it that way.

Nice. Your dad is a good man for standing up to that nonsense.


Well if she had stuck to her guns, he might have filled out the birth certificate with the dog's name. Not something cool like Indiana.

Petrushka would have been my name. A kid named after a dog named after a ballet.
 
2012-10-20 12:17:43 PM  

rickythepenguin: OhLuverly: 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.


Yup. my wife's cousins and uncles on her mom's side all have some variant of "Edward" in their name, as everyone named someone after the patriach.

HOW MANY ED/EDWARDS/EDDIES DO YOU NEED, WHITE PEOPLE?


My Dad was Edward and my brother is Edward.
I didn't want another Ed and my dad's middle name doesn't sound good with my last name, so we went with my maiden name. Porter. It's an actual name, and it's for my dad.
 
2012-10-20 12:18:02 PM  
To people who think I picked it because it was Randian: you are wrong. Atlas is a bit older than that moron.

/Southern Liberal
 
2012-10-20 12:18:11 PM  

Shotgun Justice: My son was just born on Tues. Picked out his name (Atlas) months ago. Now it seems like every other movie coming out this month has Atlas in the title.


Just shrug it off.
 
2012-10-20 12:18:18 PM  

cig-mkr: I thought my name was "Hey You !" until I got to school.



Flag, 10 yard penalty, rebranding Bill Cosby's "i thought my name was 'jesus christ!' until high school. "Jesus Christ whadja do NOW?" "Jesus Christ, your room is a MESS!""
 
2012-10-20 12:18:37 PM  
Swiss Colony
We've a non-finalised short list of Alison, Julia or Sofia. We already have one daughter called Catherine.

That other Farker's post about all the girls in his daughter's class being named some form of Olivia or Sophie could count against Sofia.

/ with regard to Alison: "Is that with y or i? One L or two?" (no idea if that's a general issue or just me, but I can't remember how to spell actress Al{1,2}[y|i]son Hannigan's name)
// Sofia will probably suffer from "With f or ph?"
/// has a "With or without 'd'?"-name
 
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