Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: NewportBarGuy: cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headlineI intend on naming my kids Oxycontin and Percocet.My two baby girls are named Lexus and Mustang:[farm9.staticflickr.com image 850x409]
TastyEloi: lyanna96: AverageAmericanGuy: Arthur Jumbles: lohphat: NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?... 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.wotthefark: Arthur Jumbles: lohphat: NewportBarGuy: 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"./You sound Southern.I think a lot of Asian immigrants give their kids common American names because, for some strange reason, they care about the welfare and future of their children, and want them to successfully integrate into the culture they're going to be a living in.
Mitt Romneys Tax Return: mcwehrle: Mitt Romneys Tax Return:/ Named daughter AlanaAlana is an awesome name. My calculus teacher in HS was an Alana, we ended up being great friends for years, shot league pool together after I graduated. She rode a motorcycle. I used to borrow books from her and would find pot seeds down in the page bindings. heh.A few years after I graduated she confided in me that the thermos of hot tea she brought to work every day and drank in the classroom was liberally laced with whiskey. She said it was "the only way she could stand the stupid ones".Tragically, she died of pancreatic cancer when I was 25. I still miss her. That woman forgot more about science and math than I'll ever know.RIP Ms. Alana. you were great.Thank you. I shared your story with my daughter (who likes her name).
Mr.Hawk: Saw this Kay & Peele skit last night. Fits for this thread for sure.Link /Very funny show actually.
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Kali-Ma: Named my son Trenton (we're temporarily displaced New Jerseyans). The joke whenever we go back home is "at least he's not Camden."It's always prudent to name your child based on how much of a punchline it is.
AverageAmericanGuy: You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.Bring back Gertrude!
stiletto_the_wise: AverageAmericanGuy: 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 work for a company that's mostly Chinese. Everyone gets to choose an "English name" supposedly to make it easier to interact with their American counterparts. They usually just Anglicize their given names, so Jian becomes John and Xiao becomes Joe, etc. Some of them just pick nonsense words that sound "American". It's pretty fun. One of them chose "Microwave" for her English name, and when asked why, she said, "Well, you laughed, right?"Usually we just call them by their Chinese names anyway, they're not that hard to pronounce. You just have to remember that last name goes first and first name goes last.
Jgok: AverageAmericanGuy: You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.Bring back Gertrude!Actually, a friend of mine has a daughter named Gertrude.
boredofedu: My go-to names when someone asks for suggestions is La-sha or La Shantae Shaniqua. My son and daiughter-in-law are having a baby next spring and want to name it Paisley if it's a girl./I weep for my grandchild...
FizixJunkee: boredofedu: My go-to names when someone asks for suggestions is La-sha or La Shantae Shaniqua. My son and daiughter-in-law are having a baby next spring and want to name it Paisley if it's a girl./I weep for my grandchild...I know a little girl named Paisley. Her brothers have equally weird names.
tekmo: FTFA: one well-known 2003 study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finding that resumes with "white" names were more likely to receive callbacks than identical resumes with "black" names.That is pretty racist. They're not "black" names, they're "ghetto" names.Similarly, the following names, while typically given to white people, aren't likely to inspire the impression of intellectual brilliance and professionalism either:Alexis, Krystal, Britney, Destiny, Tiffany, Misty, Tammy, Tonya, Rhonda, Starlene, Shyla, Skyler, Neveah, Faith, Chastity, Brandi, Bambi, Fawn, Dakota, Cheyenne, Wayne, Harley, Ralph, Darryl, Merle, Earl, Ennis, Luke, Ty, Travis, Chase, Chuck, Buck, Ronny, Duke...
lohphat: Jgok: AverageAmericanGuy: You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.Bring back Gertrude!Actually, a friend of mine has a daughter named Gertrude.German name, pronounced Gehr-tru-duh.My grandmother was named Pearl at birth but apparently changed it herself to Bertha, another German name, pronounced Bear-tuh.She was 100% Chinese, born in Honolulu, before WWI./yes, I mentioned the war.
otto the bull: Today's parents have so many choices for their baby girl. If the baby is white, here are all of them, as far as I can tell:KatelynKatelynnKatelinnKatelinCaitlynnCaitlinCaitlynCaitlinnKaytlynneKaytlinCaytelynnKaytelynKaitelinneCaitlynne
edmo: The wife and I always joked about naming the kids after pairs of city names as seen on interstate road signs:Custer FeldsparThurber Mingus.We used to think we were being weird; now I'd say reasonable.
Mitt Romneys Tax Return: lohphat: Jgok: AverageAmericanGuy: You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.Bring back Gertrude!Actually, a friend of mine has a daughter named Gertrude.German name, pronounced Gehr-tru-duh.(snip)I always assumed that was one name which was never coming back.
tuanortsa: Do people not realize that when they make fun of 'black' names that they sound like intolerant, racist pricks?serious question
la_cyberchicana: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: lohphat: Jgok: AverageAmericanGuy: You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.Bring back Gertrude!Actually, a friend of mine has a daughter named Gertrude.German name, pronounced Gehr-tru-duh.(snip)I always assumed that was one name which was never coming back.I know a number of Gertrudes -- mostly friends from Mexico or South America. The Spanish version, Gertrudis, is pronounced hehr-TROO-dees. And now I live in Minnesota, and I know three Gertrudes, but they're all over 75 years old. It's a lovely name, but very old-fashioned.
palais: My father was born in Denmark, and my mother came from a long line of Anglo-Irish nutters. My mother decided as a teenager that she wanted to name her son Kelly (something about Irishness and blah blah blah).Turns out when my brother was born, Kelly had become a girls name as opposed to a boys name, and she thanked God everyday she married into my father's very very Danish family and she could pass off Kell as an English version of my grandfather Kjeld's name.My other brother was named Kai, which is a name used in Denmark, but is also Hawaiian (apparently) and is now hyper trendy. He had only met one other Kai in his life growing up. Turned out that kid not only had the same first name, but the same last name ( with a slightly different spelling).My own name is common enough, but has so many variants that no one spells or pronounces it right. It was the least popular variation of a very popular name. I hate all Christines, Christinas, Christys, Kristys, Kristins, Kristens, Christas, Kristas, Kristines, Kristinas... This week I was buying a cell phone for my 15 year old's birthday present and I had to spell my first name well over a dozen times while the guy had my I.D. right in front of his face./Kirstens rock. Both Kur-stens and Keer-stens. I'm a Keer-sten.//own daughters are Gwendolyn, Aislinn and Emma. Oddly enough I regret the Emma. So. Many. Emmas.
TastyEloi: I met a guy not long ago named John Thomas. When I said to him, "So, I'm guessing your parents aren't from England?" he just stared blankly at me.I hope for his sake he never travels across the pond.
gumpy: I still want to change my name to Benedict Cumberbatch because frankly that is the most awesome name ever made.
namegoeshere: tuanortsa: Do people not realize that when they make fun of 'black' names that they sound like intolerant, racist pricks?serious questionBut you're fine with us busting on the stupid white names, right? And the Irish ones? Asian? As long as we don't say anything about stupid black names?/just checking//would hate to offend McKennesey Eymylee Aidenne Q'anishia
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.I was 8 or 9 when Huey Lewis and the News were a big deal. That would have been untold 'nad punches. No kid in my generation was named Huey. At least none at my schools.Thanks Dad, for talking sense to her.
Cyno01: What does Fark think of (wee baby) Seamus? I'm of Irish descent and my fiancée loves Irish culture but she's not sold on Seamus. I don't think pronunciation will be a problem since people who aren't idiots dot have a problem with Sean. I don't think it's too weird and worst case we call him Sam, which is my name. That's almost a family tradition, my dad is Jonathan and my grandpa was Johnathan, so my dads not a Jr.../she still needs some convincing about Danger for a middle name too
mcwehrle: Kjeld is an awesome name! I'd have gone with that. :)One of my closest friends is a Kristin. She gets Kirsten alot. They both rock as names however./yes, I'm a year older than my besties mom.//she's 27 going on 55.......has more going on professionally than I did at 40
rogue_L_chick: My kid is almost 13, Logan Xavier. I thought it nice and solid-sounding. I didn't think that many people would immediately think X Men (yeah, I was a fan...his dad wanted Bosephus, which was close, but I liked Logan better). By the time he hit kindergarten, there were always 3 Logans...the movies were in full swing and I was afraid I had the next Brayden-type name.At least the kid seems to like his name...I just asked him and he shrugged and said "It works for me".
Mr.Hawk: Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: NewportBarGuy: cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headlineI intend on naming my kids Oxycontin and Percocet.My two baby girls are named Lexus and Mustang:[farm9.staticflickr.com image 850x409]You are very late for the gym!
Cyno01: What does Fark think of (wee baby) Seamus?
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?
lohphat: How about the name Cyd Charisse?
Mitt Romneys Tax Return: she was daning dancing in
mcwehrle: Boyd is still a great name.
BumpInTheNight: That's nothing, just wait until the 4chan era geeks get to the breeding
palais: And truthfully, Kristin is awesome as a name, and I don't mind it so much when people call me that. It's when they get into the more Christina territory I get annoyed. Do you SEE an "A" at the end of that name?
Herb Utsmelz: mcwehrle: Boyd is still a great name.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x330]
kc278: Not to break up the circlejerk, but I gave my daughter a "non-traditional" name.It's a real word, has deep personal meaning for me, is beautful sounding, isn't especially difficult to spell or pronounce phonetically, and is readily shortened to a "normal" sounding (but still uncomon) name.Eikasia (Εικασία: archaic Greek for "imagination"). Kasey for short.My point is that stunt naming can be pulled off, but it requires a little more thought than many people seem to be able to muster.
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