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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 81
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2012-10-20 12:02:18 PM  
3 votes:
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 11:44:11 AM  
3 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.


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2012-10-20 09:04:53 AM  
3 votes:
Good. I hope they continue to have regrets.
2012-10-20 08:56:39 AM  
3 votes:
The wife and I always joked about naming the kids after pairs of city names as seen on interstate road signs:

Custer Feldspar
Thurber Mingus.

We used to think we were being weird; now I'd say reasonable.
2012-10-20 06:48:50 PM  
2 votes:

TotesCrayCray: 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.


A couple points ...

1. I have nothing to "make up" to Tesla, so that's a pointless idea to consider.
2. Nobody cares about your nerdrage grudge boner for a guy you never met, least of all me.

Thanks for your concern, though. Now that we've given him a solid name, we just have to teach him not to be a loudmouthed douchenozzle. Since he'll probably never meet you, I think we're safe.
2012-10-20 12:31:36 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-20 12:28:46 PM  
2 votes:
The more unique the name, the more mundane the child.
2012-10-20 12:15:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:15:18 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:13:21 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:10:05 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:10:03 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:06:30 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:00:09 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:49:56 AM  
2 votes:
Jackie and Johnny and Tommy and Bill. Danny, Larry, Johnny, and Phil. What happened? Todd. And Cody, and Dillon, and Cameron, and Tucker. Hi Tucker, i'm Todd. Hi Todd, i'm Tucker. fark Tucker, Tucker sucks. And fark Tuckers friend Kyle. Thats another soft name for a boy. Kyle. Soft names make soft people. I'll bet you ten times out of ten, Nicky, Vinnie, and Tony would beat the shiat out of Todd, Kyle, and Tucker
2012-10-20 09:18:19 AM  
2 votes:
Nursing homes are going to be weird in a few decades.

"Can someone please change Dykkotah Jayde's sheets?"
"Wow, D'Yl*an's pants are nipple high today."
"You don't want to play Bingo with KatnissaBella - she cheats worse than Chl@mydeea"
2012-10-20 09:17:53 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-20 08:27:44 AM  
2 votes:
Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.

I was always partial to Nosmo King... You know... After a No Smoking sign in the waiting room.
2012-10-21 08:17:15 PM  
1 votes:
I can't believe I read all these damn comments the past 2days. I'm team Ed, there were other people who deserved a bigger hassle naming their kids. Totally crazy should have gone after them.
2012-10-21 09:51:26 AM  
1 votes:

TotesCrayCray: Ed_Severson: TotesCrayCray: But you've said over and over and over again that you don't care.

I don't. I'm fascinated by the arrogance that drives your self-appointed role as the name police, and totally mystified as to why you think I or anyone else should give a fark about your views on a historical figure you never met or should clamor for your approval when naming our children. Even for the internet, you've embarked on an amazingly ridiculous, utterly moronic, and pathetically desperate and fruitless crusade to impose your viewpoint on somebody else. What a sad existence.

Have fun with that, skippy.

You keep saying that. Do you believe it yet? I sure don't. For someone who says he doesn't want my approval you seem determined to see me stop giving disapproval. Or maybe you're just one of those "last word" type of people. As if that'll make you "win" or something.

More personal attacks, while avoiding the reality of the situation, and ending it with a belittling gesture. It's really unfortunate to see someone crumble and resort to such actions.

/Oh noes! He called me skippy! I feel so little and weak now!!1!
//What ever shall I do?


How about just farking drop it.
It's getting tired for the rest of us.
2012-10-21 08:30:53 AM  
1 votes:

kc278:
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.


Maybe stunt naming can be pulled off, but you certainly didn't pull it off. You gave your kid a crappy name because it had special meaning for you. Did it ever occur to you that the name wasn't yours? That maybe you should name your kid for them? Eeeek-asia is a dumb name. And Kasey is neither the correct spelling nor "short" for eek asia.

/Your naming abilities are bad and you should feel bad.
//But it'll be your child that's forced to feel bad instead.
2012-10-20 10:08:02 PM  
1 votes:

TotesCrayCray: I just want to let you know that you idolize a raging asshole of epic proportions.


Remember earlier when we talked about you making numerous faulty assumptions?

You don't like Thomas Edison. We get it. Like I said a long time ago -- nobody gives a shiat. It's a discussion about baby names, not a historical soapbox. Nobody cares. You've wasted a half day of your life preaching to me about a subject I literally have no interest in as if I've built a shrine to the guy and pray to him three times a day. It's just a name we like that has historical significance to the family.

My family, by the way, not yours. So fark off and go cry some more.
2012-10-20 08:42:46 PM  
1 votes:

OpieTaylor: A good friend of mine named his daughter Michael. He heard of some actress once that had that name, and he thought it was cool. She's about 20 now and still hasn't forgiven him.


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2012-10-20 08:41:28 PM  
1 votes:

RicosRoughnecks: The guy that runs the place at my work is named Ashley. Doesn't even call himself Ash or anything. Always wondered why some parents give their son girl names, I'll tell ya life ain't easy being a boy named Sue.


... Because Ashley is a boy's name.

And Aiden is the feminine of Aidan. Or was, until Americans got hold of it. People, please, do your research.

/Since it came up last time, this is not my real name, so no worries for me
2012-10-20 08:37:38 PM  
1 votes:

RicosRoughnecks: The guy that runs the place at my work is named Ashley. Doesn't even call himself Ash or anything. Always wondered why some parents give their son girl names, I'll tell ya life ain't easy being a boy named Sue.


Ashley wasn't a girls' name until this century. It used to be exclusively a man's name. Remember Ashley Wilkes from Gone With The Wind? Aubrey, Carol (with spelling variations), Leslie, Marion, Evelyn, and Stacy are in the same boat. They started out for men but became popular for girls as well, and now are hardly ever used for boys anymore.
2012-10-20 08:34:14 PM  
1 votes:

croesius: So, I've got twins on the way, and we are just starting to get into the name debate...I'm torn between finding something literary or slightly geekish, a family historical name, or maybe of a favorite musician. My problem is convincing the wife. I doubt she'd be in line with the first two, but I'm working on her with regards to Sascha.

/rip the system!


Just don't make their names rhyme. And don't dress them alike. Why do people do that?
2012-10-20 08:33:11 PM  
1 votes:
A good friend of mine named his daughter Michael. He heard of some actress once that had that name, and he thought it was cool. She's about 20 now and still hasn't forgiven him.
2012-10-20 08:26:48 PM  
1 votes:
My students once asked me what I would name my child, should I ever have one.

I looked at them with all seriousness and said
"If it is a girl I will name her Hepzebah Jemimah. And if it is a boy Jochaim Misobeseth." (not sure about the spelling, too lazy to look them up) Anyway they are old testament Bible names. The kids freaked.

Alas, we cannot have any children, so they were spared.
2012-10-20 07:37:38 PM  
1 votes:

TotesCrayCray: You're glorifying one of the greatest assholes to ever taint this great nation.


I think you're confused ... we didn't name him after you.

We picked a name we liked that had historical significance to the family and happened to be uncommon. The end.

You'll get over it.
2012-10-20 07:33:59 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: 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


It's closer to "ah-Kasia." The first syllable is soft and unaccented.

In any event, it's been thirteen years and I haven't heard any complaints.
2012-10-20 06:02:34 PM  
1 votes:

SundaesChild: /parent of a Maia




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2012-10-20 05:06:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:37:36 PM  
1 votes:

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.


See, that's NOT a made up name. Or a stupid one. It's lovely, and I wouldn't class it as a stunt name at all. But Tam'ikyanishequa.....not so much.
2012-10-20 03:34:21 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-20 02:56:43 PM  
1 votes:
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
2012-10-20 02:27:32 PM  
1 votes:

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?


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.


By that logic, the name "Rectum" would be best of all.
2012-10-20 02:18:25 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-20 01:40:40 PM  
1 votes:
Named my son Trenton (we're temporarily displaced New Jerseyans). The joke whenever we go back home is "at least he's not Camden."
2012-10-20 01:39:25 PM  
1 votes:

Ed_Severson: Named my boy Edison ... He comes from a long line of engineers


A pity you didn't name him after one, then. Instead you went for a self-promoting businessman best known for re-marketing Joseph Swan's lightbulb, electrocuting elephants, and inventing movie piracy.
2012-10-20 01:38:40 PM  
1 votes:

5monkeys: The only name regret i have is my 3rd daughter cailin gets called kaitlyn all the time. I live her name and it suits her, but i would have named her something else to save her the no t thing she has to explain over and over. I have seen her just ignore the fact that other kids are saying her name wrong and just play. She gives them one it's cailin not kaitlyn. The she just answers to whatever.

My kids all have Irish names. They have a really Irish last name so it fits. Taylor,Brianna,cailin,reilly, and liam


The names are nice, but apart from Liam, I'd dispute their being Irish, per se. "Brianna" is definitely Celtic in some sense, but I've never met one in Ireland (not conclusive, of course). "Cailín" means "girl" in Irish, so nobody's actually called that (ditto the anglicised version, "Colleen"). "Reilly" is an (anglicised) surname, not a first name. And "Taylor" has no Irish connection whatsoever that I can think of.

Ok, now I feel like an assh**e.
2012-10-20 01:37:39 PM  
1 votes:

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...
2012-10-20 01:23:53 PM  
1 votes:

silo123j: But I chose the female variation [...]


There are no variations on name spelling. There are just wrong ways to spell them. To all the parents that think they're being cool, unique, or otherwise clever, you done farked up your kids name. Good job.

/I'll pronounce your name the way it's spelled.
//Don't biatch at me if you spell it wrong.
2012-10-20 01:17:22 PM  
1 votes:

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Shyla: 'Seer-sha'


At least She-ra's name was pronounced as it was spelled. I think the pronunciation of the celtic and gaelic names are lovely indeed, it's the spelling that kills me.
2012-10-20 01:16:55 PM  
1 votes:

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
2012-10-20 01:10:08 PM  
1 votes:

mcwehrle: Back in grade school, the names were all very boring/solid/normal (pick which you like)...Jeff, Gary, Jessica, Susan, etc etc. For one year in 6th grade, there was a young man named Slade. We all thought it was the most awesome name, and he owned it. Wore black t-shirts with rock bands on them (think Sex Pistols, Ramones, the really great ones) and spiked leather wrist bands, etc. Lived in what was considered "the poor part" of town, which was hilarious because it was a tiny dirt farming town, we ALL were poor. They were just a lower level of poor. His dad worked as a mechanic at the gas station, no one ever really saw his mom. His older sister's name was Winter, but even though she seemed like high school age, she never came to school. (remember, I'm in 6th grade, I didn't really think about that kind of stuff)

He was very nice, really smart and a blast to be around. His parents, which I never met, seemed like they were pretty hands off though, he was out and about way past what our parents would let us run the streets. Then they left.

There's no point to this post, just all the different names brought that memory up.


As soon as you described Slade, I instantly knew he was cooler than I will ever be.

Great name!
2012-10-20 01:06:57 PM  
1 votes:
Can anyone explain why Olivia is so popular?
2012-10-20 01:02:53 PM  
1 votes:
Current English obsessions where I live:

Harry
Charlie
Lilly
Ruby
Archie
Evie

Basically anything old school with a Y sound on the end.

I of course bucked the trend with Laurie and Jemima which I still think are awesome. But then I would, I am a dad.

I still want to change my name to Benedict Cumberbatch because frankly that is the most awesome name ever made.
2012-10-20 01:00:14 PM  
1 votes:
what about the name Koyaanisqatsi
2012-10-20 12:59:06 PM  
1 votes:

beany:

I'm from Ireland, and I quite like the names Saoirse and Caoimhe, but I agree, it's insane giving them to a child outside Ireland. Write down your choices on a piece of paper; hand it to your friends and family; ask them to read the names back to you, without any verbal hints. If more then a third of them get it wrong, cross it off the list.


That is an excellent idea for a baby shower game! You might have just solved the problem - thank you!
2012-10-20 12:56:23 PM  
1 votes:

Teknowaffle: wotthefark: Shotgun Justice: To people who think I picked it because it was Randian: you are wrong. Atlas is a bit older than that moron.

/Southern Liberal

I realize that but names take on new meanings over time.

You name your kid Julian now a days people will have certain thoughts on that name.

I definately regreted naming my son born in 1998 Osama.


I've got an Osama in my class who is probably 15.

I feel bad for him.
2012-10-20 12:44:30 PM  
1 votes:
BeerGraduate 2012-10-20 11:52:23 AM

Sinutab Macarthur Xiao
Sinutab Bobbie-Jo


Insult my ma all ya like, but don't be dissin' Bobbie Jo, pal.

Bobbie Jo in ''Little Women'' was an awesome young lady.
2012-10-20 12:40:47 PM  
1 votes:

pxlboy: 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.

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.


I'm from Ireland, and I quite like the names Saoirse and Caoimhe, but I agree, it's insane giving them to a child outside Ireland. Write down your choices on a piece of paper; hand it to your friends and family; ask them to read the names back to you, without any verbal hints. If more then a third of them get it wrong, cross it off the list.
2012-10-20 12:35:38 PM  
1 votes:
Do people not realize that when they make fun of 'black' names that they sound like intolerant, racist pricks?
serious question
2012-10-20 12:29:39 PM  
1 votes:

mcwehrle: My in laws were the Smiths



Morrissey is a dick, isn't he?
2012-10-20 12:27:09 PM  
1 votes:
If you've named your kid __aden, you've relegated them to the bargain basement of life...
2012-10-20 12:25:02 PM  
1 votes:

Ed_Severson: AverageAmericanGuy: Nicola is way too obvious.

Family ties to Edison.


Sorry about your misfortune. Hope you have been able to rise above it.
2012-10-20 12:22:03 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: 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.


It was going to be our middle name. It's going to be recycled. My wife's grandpa is "Berdeane" and mine was "Valdean". Apparently it's "too old fashioned". I think it's cool.
2012-10-20 12:18:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:17:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:10:33 PM  
1 votes:
resumes with "white" names were more likely to receive callbacks than identical resumes with "black" names.

Well No Shiat...
2012-10-20 12:04:08 PM  
1 votes:
The Ex used to refer to the children affectionately as 'Getoff' and 'Stayoff'.
2012-10-20 12:03:06 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:59:51 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-10-20 11:58:09 AM  
1 votes:
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?
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-10-20 11:57:43 AM  
1 votes:
Asians adopting English names...

i.kapook.com

This is Sunny Lin... and I approve.
2012-10-20 11:57:37 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-20 11:56:12 AM  
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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 11:52:31 AM  
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lohphat: NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?

Hahahahaha...

Nice.

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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?
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-10-20 11:48:33 AM  
1 votes:
If you are going to name them weird.. go all out.

He did:

graphics8.nytimes.com
2012-10-20 11:46:35 AM  
1 votes:
One of the profs that runs a lab in my microbiology grad program supposedly names his kids Serine and Alanine
2012-10-20 11:45:00 AM  
1 votes:
I'm almost certain some of those are Pokemon names...
2012-10-20 11:41:33 AM  
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images.politico.com

Agrees.
2012-10-20 11:41:12 AM  
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dugitman: There are 2 Nevaeh's, and 3 different spellings of Olivia in my daughter's(2nd grade) class of 22 students.
 
/7 kids have either an apostrophe or hyphen in their name (including O'Lyvia)


And we wonder why kids can't spell...
2012-10-20 11:41:11 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-20 11:36:58 AM  
1 votes:
You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.

Bring back Gertrude!
2012-10-20 10:38:45 AM  
1 votes:

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.


This story is more interesting when you assume that your dad convinced her to name you dickfreckle instead
2012-10-20 10:37:38 AM  
1 votes:
Looking for an archive of the Miasnthropic Biatch's rant on "Bad Baby Names" but can't find one. Ah well. I guess we'll have to settle for the best of Harris County (Texas) arrest records...Complete with bonus links to all sorts of hilarious names.
2012-10-20 09:31:37 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-20 09:21:39 AM  
1 votes:
In my daughter's kindergarten class, it's nothing but Olivias and Sophies as far as the eye can see. Oh, and plenty of Dylans.
2012-10-20 08:46:07 AM  
1 votes:
This is why I have named all of my non-existent children after that Master Baby Namer, George Foreman, even the girls.
2012-10-20 08:33:05 AM  
1 votes:
There are 2 Nevaeh's, and 3 different spellings of Olivia in my daughter's(2nd grade) class of 22 students.
 
/7 kids have either an apostrophe or hyphen in their name (including O'Lyvia)
 
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