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2012-10-20 03:39:33 PM
Dick Trickle's parents are laughing at these posts
 
2012-10-20 03:39:46 PM

SundaesChild: 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.


I hindsight, I'm glad we didn't go with Sophia/Sofia/Sonia for our newbie. Seems every other new baby on Facebook is one of those.

/Emma isn't that much rarer
 
2012-10-20 03:40:20 PM
My girlfriend works as an OB at a hospital and this girl a couple weeks back named her baby Douchee. She said is it pronounced Doo-chay, see it has the extra e!
No way that kid isn't going to be picked on her whole life.

www.mediabistro.com
 
2012-10-20 03:40:37 PM

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.


Ike-Asia? Yikes
 
2012-10-20 03:52:46 PM

mcwehrle: I can see the challenge with Arvid. But I still wouldn't mind it as a male middle name. My maternal grandfather was a Marion, and that is my oldest brother's name. He's not a fan, he goes by his middle name, our father's first name, Edward. My second ex had his grandfather's surname for his middle name, Aylward. That threw many a registrar for a loop. It's Welsh in origin. My friend Kristin doesn't at all mind the Kirstens, but like you, she abhors when it goes into Christine or such. Christine is my middle name, so I don't see the problem. :) I keed. It sucks when people can't be bothered to at least TRY to get your name right, barring the outlier examples from this thread.

My maternal grandmother was Lila Opal. I'd have been ok with that as my name. I got something completely different.


Wow, I am in love with your grandmother's name. Wish I thought of it before poor Emma Isabelle Karenna ( the names of my great grandmothers, but God. What was I thinking?)

Lila is a favourite of my first daughter. She frequently uses it in her creative writing assignments. She often comments that she might use it if she has a daughter. I wouldn't argue with her on that.
 
2012-10-20 04:02:26 PM

palais:

Wow, I am in love with your grandmother's name. Wish I thought of it before poor Emma Isabelle Karenna ( the names of my great grandmothers, but God. What was I thinking?)

Lila is a favourite of my first daughter. She frequently uses it in her creative writing assignments. She often comments that she might use it if she has a daughter. I wouldn't argue with her on that.


I love it too. If I had had children, and a girl, she'd have definitely gotten at least one of them, if not both. It would be fantastic if your daughter named a girl Lila.

Funny css:

Although gramma's name was Lila, her second husband (my maternal grandfather died when my mother was 9) was named Claude (also kinda a cool name, but not with his middle name, Leslie....who would name their kid Claude Leslie? but then, we are talking people born in 1907/1910...), but his pet name for gramma was Maude. So over the years, they became Claude and Maude. meh, it was cute to my family.......

/css
 
2012-10-20 04:09:51 PM
Working at a health insurance company, I saw a few horrid ones.

Agent Orange Jones
Fantasia Pickle
Foxx Jenn Starr

Not to mention a whole family, including mom and dad, with names starting with Char---. Like Charmonte, Charmaine, Charmika, Charmonte jr, and Charmelia. *facepalm*
 
2012-10-20 04:11:08 PM

EZ Writer: CaptArmond: Some of my the more out there and stupid names I've seen lately:
Flavious
Kyan
Cyncire (pronounced sincere)
T (that's not a typo)
Tree
Tequila
Chevyell
Emilea (pronounced Emily according to her whack job mom)
Margarita (non Hispanic)
A'marie
Jax

All good examples of names you'll never see on a business card...


Unless the person is an entrepreneur in the music business with a studio in his auntie's basement.
 
2012-10-20 04:12:23 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.


Not win. Fail. Last names as first names are equally as pants-on-head stupid. Many many last names (surnames) were created to denote something specific. Edison means "son of Edward". Surnames were handy with older populations when it came who placing a face to a given name (first name). There would be, say, 3 Johns and you'd have to tell them apart. So you'd have something like "John, Son of Edward (John Edison)", "John, of the family of blacksmiths (John Smith)", And "John, from the hill (John Gorski).

So your kid's first name is "son of Edward". If you have a "son of" last name, then double congrats, your kid is a walking gay joke.
 
2012-10-20 04:13:55 PM

99.998er: EZ Writer:
T (that's not a typo).


What do you even DO with a name like that?
 
2012-10-20 04:17:25 PM

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


Seamus?

Sounds like he'll grow up to be a great fella, fella.

www.mylatestdistraction.com
 
2012-10-20 04:18:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: otto the bull: Pete Punchbeef
Pack Blowfist
Slab Bulkhead
Butch Deadlift
Slake Fistcrunch
Punt Speedchunk
Duke Rockhard Vaginblaster
Count Magnus von Beaverpounder
Dr. Flint Butthrust, American
Lord Beef Swellington
Prince Bolt Poonpounder
Lex von Vagmaster, Earl of Queef
Count Ludvig von Boxstuphin
Sir Meat Van Der Throb
Lady Grindetta von Thrust
Countesss Lubetrina von Takeitoffen
Duchess Standinline Pullatrain
Czarina Ivana Threevayovich
Countess Phistina O'swallow
Miss Sluttina Jaminfist
Punch Rockgroin
Crud Bonemeat
Buff Hardback
Splint Chesthair
Blast Hardcheese
Dirk Vanderhuge

Bob Johnson?


Art Vandelay.
 
2012-10-20 04:19:56 PM

mcwehrle: 99.998er: EZ Writer:
T (that's not a typo).

What do you even DO with a name like that?


Pitty foos.
 
2012-10-20 04:21:19 PM

BumpInTheNight: mcwehrle: 99.998er: EZ Writer:
T (that's not a typo).

What do you even DO with a name like that?

Pitty foos.


OK, I larfed. :)
 
2012-10-20 04:22:10 PM

Ed_Severson: AverageAmericanGuy: Nicola is way too obvious.

Family ties to Edison. While I willingly concede that Tesla was a genius, I just can't go there.


So, you're siding with one of American history's biggest assholes? Naming the kid Nicola would be a mini tribute to Tesla and an acknowledgement of the horrible person that Edison was. Trying to postmortem make it up to Tesla by keeping his name alive would be classy.
 
2012-10-20 04:23:46 PM
I always have to spell my first and last name, which can get annoying. I have an old lady name too, most of the women with my name are in their 60's or older. But come on people - it's CaroLYN not CaroLINE! I'm sooo sick of everyone always spelling and pronouncing it as Caroline. Unfortunately, so many people mispronounce it, I just ignore it. And lately, I just try to go by Lyn anyway...
 
2012-10-20 04:27:47 PM

RadicalEd: I always have to spell my first and last name, which can get annoying.


awe muffin :P
 
2012-10-20 04:29:14 PM

RadicalEd: I always have to spell my first and last name, which can get annoying. I have an old lady name too, most of the women with my name are in their 60's or older. But come on people - it's CaroLYN not CaroLINE! I'm sooo sick of everyone always spelling and pronouncing it as Caroline. Unfortunately, so many people mispronounce it, I just ignore it. And lately, I just try to go by Lyn anyway...


Caroline is "CaroLINE". Carolyn is "CaroLYN".

...Unless you're, like, British or something. They fark up plenty of simple pronunciations.
 
2012-10-20 04:36:38 PM
People are laughing at them behind their back.
 
2012-10-20 04:37:47 PM
Had to step away from this thread, thanks for all the feedback. I like the idea or paternal grandmother's middle name. Problem is my nan didn't have one, and my maternal gran's name was Maud, which I don't like.

My wife's Spanish and we'd decided to give our kids English names so having a Nuria or Rocio next to Catherine (or firstborn) doesn't fit.

Sofia is currently third choice, my wife likes Alison and I prefer Georgina :/ not on in the top three. Julia is good me.
 
2012-10-20 04:38:33 PM

pxlboy: wraith95: I work in a library, and the worst by far are weird spellings for common names. I've seen Kloey, Alysun, Aden (for Aiden), and countless others I can't recall at the moment. What's the point, other than to be annoying?

Worst name I ever heard was "Chopper." That kid is probably doomed.

I knew a guy named "Thunder" -- no sh*t. Oddly, he was born in the early 70s.


I have distant cousins named Thunder Bolt and Lightning Rod.
 
2012-10-20 04:44:58 PM

Eccentric Fixation: pxlboy: wraith95: I work in a library, and the worst by far are weird spellings for common names. I've seen Kloey, Alysun, Aden (for Aiden), and countless others I can't recall at the moment. What's the point, other than to be annoying?

Worst name I ever heard was "Chopper." That kid is probably doomed.

I knew a guy named "Thunder" -- no sh*t. Oddly, he was born in the early 70s.

I have distant cousins named Thunder Bolt and Lightning Rod.


This is......sort of awesome in a twisted way....I blame the sinus meds/alcohol combination I'm rockin right now....do they have nicknames like "T-Bolt and L-Rod"?
 
2012-10-20 04:45:58 PM
Yes what is the deal with the Irish crap? My gal was saying she liked them. I told her I will not have a kid named after some farking potato suck head. Also most of the people I know with comman Jack or Tom names are lacking in the fun area and the older granny female names are only setting your kid up to be fat.
 
2012-10-20 04:51:49 PM
I have two 'normal' names, but my mother changed the spelling to my first name which ended in ....'yl' to ....'yal', she said the y and l didn't 'look' right stuck together and needed 'something' to separate them. At least she went with vowels...

Not a good idea to give your kid a name no one call spell or pronounce correctly. I spent my early school years thinking to myself how dumb my teachers were, {I could spell my name right!} not realizing at first that my spelling was unusual even though the name was not.

I've always liked my middle name, Darlene, my Mother, not so much. She swears it was an ex-girlfriend of my Dad's, he said no he just thought it was pretty.
 
2012-10-20 04:57:50 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: WhippingBoy: The thing I hate the worst is people with a "Celtic" background giving their children some sort of hard-core, uncommon (in North America) "Celtic" name (Bronwyn, Ciaran, etc.).
The closest experience most of these people have with the "old country" is buying a Shamrock shake from McDonalds.

IME, the claim of "Celtic" ancestry usually means "hillbilly." They want to get in touch with their roots, they should name the kids Cletus or Bobbie Sue.


You've never lived in the North East, have you? No hillbillies, but lots of people 4-6 generations removed from family in Ireland who act like their parents stepped off the boat. I laugh at a lot of them, even going so far as to tell some of them what their children's names actually mean in Gaelic. I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.
 
2012-10-20 05:00:52 PM

kiwimoogle84: Working at a health insurance company, I saw a few horrid ones.

Agent Orange Jones
Fantasia Pickle
Foxx Jenn Starr

Not to mention a whole family, including mom and dad, with names starting with Char---. Like Charmonte, Charmaine, Charmika, Charmonte jr, and Charmelia. *facepalm*


I'vepersonally seem sets of twins whose names are one LETTER off.
Like Christine, amd Christina.
Note to parents, if you want your insurance companies to hate you, do this.
 
2012-10-20 05:02:47 PM

rugby-n-beers: I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.


WARNING: minor threadjack


How does getting a passport from another country work? The really short version, please. But I've always been curious about that, but too lazy to actually investigate it.

thank you

/end minor threadjack
 
2012-10-20 05:05:48 PM

SilentStrider: kiwimoogle84: Working at a health insurance company, I saw a few horrid ones.

Agent Orange Jones
Fantasia Pickle
Foxx Jenn Starr

Not to mention a whole family, including mom and dad, with names starting with Char---. Like Charmonte, Charmaine, Charmika, Charmonte jr, and Charmelia. *facepalm*

I'vepersonally seem sets of twins whose names are one LETTER off.
Like Christine, amd Christina.
Note to parents, if you want your insurance companies to hate you, do this.


Or Kayla, Kaylene, and Kaylay.

True story. Friend of the famdamly did that.
 
2012-10-20 05:06:58 PM

TotesCrayCray: 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.

Not win. Fail. Last names as first names are equally as pants-on-head stupid. Many many last names (surnames) were created to denote something specific. Edison means "son of Edward". Surnames were handy with older populations when it came who placing a face to a given name (first name). There would be, say, 3 Johns and you'd have to tell them apart. So you'd have something like "John, Son of Edward (John Edison)", "John, of the family of blacksmiths (John Smith)", And "John, from the hill (John Gorski).

So your kid's first name is "son of Edward". If you have a "son of" last name, then double congrats, your kid is a walking gay joke.


Who's failing?
 
2012-10-20 05:10:23 PM

sno man: TotesCrayCray: 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.

Not win. Fail. Last names as first names are equally as pants-on-head stupid. Many many last names (surnames) were created to denote something specific. Edison means "son of Edward". Surnames were handy with older populations when it came who placing a face to a given name (first name). There would be, say, 3 Johns and you'd have to tell them apart. So you'd have something like "John, Son of Edward (John Edison)", "John, of the family of blacksmiths (John Smith)", And "John, from the hill (John Gorski).

So your kid's first name is "son of Edward". If you have a "son of" last name, then double congrats, your kid is a walking gay joke.

Who's failing?


lulz.
 
2012-10-20 05:12:26 PM

sno man: TotesCrayCray: 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.

Not win. Fail. Last names as first names are equally as pants-on-head stupid. Many many last names (surnames) were created to denote something specific. Edison means "son of Edward". Surnames were handy with older populations when it came who placing a face to a given name (first name). There would be, say, 3 Johns and you'd have to tell them apart. So you'd have something like "John, Son of Edward (John Edison)", "John, of the family of blacksmiths (John Smith)", And "John, from the hill (John Gorski).

So your kid's first name is "son of Edward". If you have a "son of" last name, then double congrats, your kid is a walking gay joke.

Who's failing?


ohsnap.jpg
 
2012-10-20 05:19:19 PM
I wanted to name my son Royce but due to EXTREME pressure from everybody and their dog I went with Matthew + hubs middle name, which was his Dads first name...

Never could figure out all the 'Royce' hate, *Shrug*... I still like the name.

Royce was the Bass player in a band Called "Ray Pack and the Rhythm Rebels" they were regular guest artists an the place my Mom tended bar, and yes, he was my first crush when I was ten. Black hair, deep blue eyes, easy smile and was sweet to a crushing ten years old.
 
2012-10-20 05:19:47 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: TastyEloi: 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.

You named your son Atlas?

As a name choice, that's really...Promethean.

Atlas?? I hope he's good with directions...


In a previous generation he wd have been nicknamed Charles before he got out of the hospital
 
2012-10-20 05:20:51 PM

shiattynick: Neighbor named her kid Mia Piper. Tried to discourage her before the birth, but no luck. If I included her last name, you'd know even more how stupid this choice was.


or Mia Culpa
 
2012-10-20 05:21:18 PM

mcwehrle: rugby-n-beers: I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.

WARNING: minor threadjack


How does getting a passport from another country work? The really short version, please. But I've always been curious about that, but too lazy to actually investigate it.

thank you

/end minor threadjack


Offer to marry an EU au pair looking for a green card.
 
2012-10-20 05:23:48 PM

NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.

I was always partial to Nosmo King... You know... After a No Smoking sign in the waiting room.


How about Sofa King Dumm?

Or Female Jones (pronounced Feh-mah-lay) buecasue it was a choice on the form.
 
2012-10-20 05:27:08 PM

sno man: Who's failing?


The derpy parent that gave someone a surname as a given name. I didn't say that it wasn't appropriate as a surname. I never questioned whether or not it fit. I said that surnames are not given names.

So, your reading comprehension is also what fails.
 
2012-10-20 05:27:29 PM

lohphat: mcwehrle: rugby-n-beers: I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.

WARNING: minor threadjack


How does getting a passport from another country work? The really short version, please. But I've always been curious about that, but too lazy to actually investigate it.

thank you

/end minor threadjack

Offer to marry an EU au pair looking for a green card.


LOL. But I really was wondering. Several peeps where I work are from the UK and France. Some of them have dual passports. I could ask them too, but I never remember when I'm at work...cause, well, I'm working. All but one are not naturalized citizens. One of the French just got his citizenship this year. Well, he and his wife both did. I should ask them. But again as stated, I'm lazy too. Hence I'm farking when I should be cleaning.
 
2012-10-20 05:38:20 PM

Malacon: Shyla: digitalrain: 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?

Isn't it pronounced Sor-sha?

It's 'Seer-sha'. I don't get it either. *shrugs*

Irish Gaelic has a lot of weird rules. Tuam, for example is pronounced "Choom"

But it's definately Seer-Sha. ao makes the Long-E sound. Caoimhin is pronounced KEE-veen, but has been Anglicized to Kevin, just like Aodhan to Aiden.

I'm of irish decent and I'd love to name my (someday) kids something Irish as well, but anglicized. It's painful to see how many of the names have been co-opted by the ridiculously spelled name movement, expecially when they didn't even bother to do a lick of research.

CSB time: I met a girl whose name was Ceili (pronounced Kaylee). I mentioned it was an interesting name, and she explained how it's the "real" irish spelling of Kaylee. I didn't have the heart to tell her that Ceili was a kind of dance party, not a name. I did ask her if her brothers were named Jig and Reel though. She gave me that "Huh?" look, so I said it was a bad joke, and walked away before I got myself in trouble.


So you know many Saoirses?
 
2012-10-20 05:43:11 PM

TotesCrayCray: sno man: Who's failing?

The derpy parent that gave someone a surname as a given name. I didn't say that it wasn't appropriate as a surname. I never questioned whether or not it fit. I said that surnames are not given names.


Like "Clark Kent"?
 
2012-10-20 05:43:58 PM

mcwehrle: rugby-n-beers: I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.

WARNING: minor threadjack


How does getting a passport from another country work? The really short version, please. But I've always been curious about that, but too lazy to actually investigate it.

thank you

/end minor threadjack


I can only speak for Ireland since that is the process I went through, no idea about other countries, but here it goes:

You have to prove that either a parent or grandparent was a citizen of Ireland and fill out a LOT of paperwork as well as pay a good amount of money. I was born in the US, but my father was born in Ireland and emigrated when he was 10. I did it so I can work in Europe a lot easier if I ever want to. Because of the field I work in I figured that it might come in handy at some point and took advantage of it. My girlfriend also has hers (we both did it before we met), she got it through her two maternal grandparents and did it for similar reasons.
 
2012-10-20 05:49:02 PM

rugby-n-beers:

I can only speak for Ireland since that is the process I went through, no idea about other countries, but here it goes:

You have to prove that either a parent or grandparent was a citizen of Ireland and fill out a LOT of paperwork as well as pay a good amount of money. I was born in the US, but my father was born in Ireland and emigrated when he was 10. I did it so I can work in Europe a lot easier if I ever want to. Because of the field I work in I figured that it might come in handy at some point and took advantage of it. My girlfriend also has hers (we both did it before we met), she got it through her two maternal grandparents and did it for similar reasons.


Cool! Thank you very much!!

I'll not be getting a passport from another country, but is good to know!
 
2012-10-20 05:56:50 PM

mcwehrle: I'll not be getting a passport from another country, but is good to know!


You too?

No au pairs return my calls either.

/forever alone

//although not really, a 25 year old Swiss citizen proposed we should marry as her last BF was 45 (I'm 47)
///no thanks. I don't need your daddy issues.
 
2012-10-20 06:02:34 PM

SundaesChild: /parent of a Maia




i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-20 06:05:59 PM

lohphat: mcwehrle: I'll not be getting a passport from another country, but is good to know!

You too?

No au pairs return my calls either.

/forever alone

//although not really, a 25 year old Swiss citizen proposed we should marry as her last BF was 45 (I'm 47)
///no thanks. I don't need your daddy issues.


heh.
 
2012-10-20 06:11:48 PM

tuanortsa: namegoeshere: tuanortsa: Do people not realize that when they make fun of 'black' names that they sound like intolerant, racist pricks?
serious question

But 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

No, I think that's farking annoying too


Then what the fark are you doing in this thread?

Like saying you hate second hand cigarette smoke, then spending every break hanging out with the smokers.
 
2012-10-20 06:30:25 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: YO PROPECIA WHATS THE HAPS WITH TEH CRAPS


Oh god, there's Coke everywhere.
 
2012-10-20 06:32:01 PM

rugby-n-beers: i upped my meds-up yours: WhippingBoy: The thing I hate the worst is people with a "Celtic" background giving their children some sort of hard-core, uncommon (in North America) "Celtic" name (Bronwyn, Ciaran, etc.).
The closest experience most of these people have with the "old country" is buying a Shamrock shake from McDonalds.

IME, the claim of "Celtic" ancestry usually means "hillbilly." They want to get in touch with their roots, they should name the kids Cletus or Bobbie Sue.

You've never lived in the North East, have you? No hillbillies, but lots of people 4-6 generations removed from family in Ireland who act like their parents stepped off the boat. I laugh at a lot of them, even going so far as to tell some of them what their children's names actually mean in Gaelic. I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.


Yabbut I thought those folks went right ahead and called themselves "Irish." ICBW.
 
2012-10-20 06:39:15 PM
A great name for a troublemaker in school would be D'Merritt.
 
2012-10-20 06:47:39 PM

mcwehrle: lohphat: mcwehrle: rugby-n-beers: I was born in the US but also have an Irish passport, but that one only gets used on trips to places that don't really like Americans.

WARNING: minor threadjack


How does getting a passport from another country work? The really short version, please. But I've always been curious about that, but too lazy to actually investigate it.

thank you

/end minor threadjack

Offer to marry an EU au pair looking for a green card.

LOL. But I really was wondering. Several peeps where I work are from the UK and France. Some of them have dual passports. I could ask them too, but I never remember when I'm at work...cause, well, I'm working. All but one are not naturalized citizens. One of the French just got his citizenship this year. Well, he and his wife both did. I should ask them. But again as stated, I'm lazy too. Hence I'm farking when I should be cleaning.


It depends on the country. Some places, if your parents or grandparents are from there, they give you one on the basis of ancestry. Some places, you can become a naturalised citizen and get a passport that way. Generally, English speaking places are quite happy to give out citizenship to people who have lived there for a number of years (about 3-5), but in some countries it's next to impossible. Some countries are not too hot on dual citizenship and want you to drop one nationality before giving you another. Having any EU passport is as good as having any other EU passport (at least within the EU), so one of those is good to have.
 
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