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.
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?
mcwehrle: My in laws were the Smiths
dickfreckle: I was 8 or 9 when Huey Lewis and the News were a big deal.
mcwehrle: 99.998er: EZ Writer:T (that's not a typo).What do you even DO with a name like that?
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.
Ennuipoet: This is why I have named all of my non-existent children after that Master Baby Namer, George Foreman, even the girls grills.
cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headline
Mugato: cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headlineWhat's racist about it?/not subby
ScottRiqui: So, has anyone ever known someone named "Judas"?
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.
dickfreckle: I'm naming my baby Mitochondria.
buckler: Once, at an amusement park, I ran into an attractive and successful employee whose name badge read "Latrina". I couldn't decide between pity and amusement.
FizixJunkee: At my daughter's school, there is a Micaela and a Michaela, the only acceptable variations of the name, if you ask me. McKayla is just W.R.O.N.G. wrong!
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".
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.
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.
SundaesChild: /parent of a Maia
BumpInTheNight: That's nothing, just wait until the 4chan era geeks get to the breeding
mcwehrle: Boyd is still a great name.
Ivo Shandor: Ed_Severson: Named my boy Edison ... He comes from a long line of engineersA 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.
namegoeshere: 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.
rickythepenguin: mcwehrle: My in laws were the SmithsMorrissey is a dick, isn't he?
Ed_Severson: AverageAmericanGuy: Nicola is way too obvious.Family ties to Edison.
namegoeshere: That's why my kid's name is Honda Civic.
dbax1985: My dad and sisters have called her Rae-J since birth. My wife hates that.
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.
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.
AverageAmericanGuy: You hardly ever see any Gertrudes anymore.Bring back Gertrude!
rickythepenguin: namegoeshere: That's why my kid's name is Honda Civic.my youngest is named "Burger King Bathroom"
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?
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.
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.
kiwimoogle84: Working at a health insurance company, I saw a few horrid ones.Agent Orange JonesFantasia PickleFoxx Jenn StarrNot to mention a whole family, including mom and dad, with names starting with Char---. Like Charmonte, Charmaine, Charmika, Charmonte jr, and Charmelia. *facepalm*
FirstNationalBastard: otto the bull: Pete PunchbeefPack BlowfistSlab BulkheadButch DeadliftSlake FistcrunchPunt SpeedchunkDuke Rockhard VaginblasterCount Magnus von BeaverpounderDr. Flint Butthrust, AmericanLord Beef SwellingtonPrince Bolt PoonpounderLex von Vagmaster, Earl of QueefCount Ludvig von BoxstuphinSir Meat Van Der ThrobLady Grindetta von ThrustCountesss Lubetrina von TakeitoffenDuchess Standinline PullatrainCzarina Ivana ThreevayovichCountess Phistina O'swallowMiss Sluttina JaminfistPunch RockgroinCrud BonemeatBuff HardbackSplint ChesthairBlast HardcheeseDirk VanderhugeBob Johnson?
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.
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?
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.
otto the bull: Pete PunchbeefPack BlowfistSlab BulkheadButch DeadliftSlake FistcrunchPunt SpeedchunkDuke Rockhard VaginblasterCount Magnus von BeaverpounderDr. Flint Butthrust, AmericanLord Beef SwellingtonPrince Bolt PoonpounderLex von Vagmaster, Earl of QueefCount Ludvig von BoxstuphinSir Meat Van Der ThrobLady Grindetta von ThrustCountesss Lubetrina von TakeitoffenDuchess Standinline PullatrainCzarina Ivana ThreevayovichCountess Phistina O'swallowMiss Sluttina JaminfistPunch RockgroinCrud BonemeatBuff HardbackSplint ChesthairBlast HardcheeseDirk Vanderhuge
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.
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...
sporkme: [i1156.photobucket.com image 500x375]/Dave, Charlotte and Lily
NewportBarGuy: cretinbob: Well that's an incredibly racist headlineI intend on naming my kids Oxycontin and Percocet.
Ed_Severson: Named my boy Edison ... He comes from a long line of engineers
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
CaptArmond: Some of my the more out there and stupid names I've seen lately:FlaviousKyanCyncire (pronounced sincere)T (that's not a typo)TreeTequilaChevyellEmilea (pronounced Emily according to her whack job mom)Margarita (non Hispanic)A'marieJax
Heamer: The school where I work has an Aiden, Brayden, and Caiden all in the same class. That class also has four Nicholases, so go figure.I've also noticed a spate of kids named after occupations and other nouns: Baker, Parker, Archer, Cooper, Hunter, Spencer, Fletcher, etc.
TastyEloi: LiberalEastCoastElitist://What's so wrong with a normal name with no ambiguous spelling or pronunciation?Because some people aren't interested in having a human being as a child--they want to create a product they can market to the world.A pretty sizable percentage of parents don't really care about the well-being of their children.
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.
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.
Queen Amy: I suppose by now everybody's heard that you pronounce La-a as "LaDasha - the dash don't be silent!"Anybody come up with names for her siblings? So far we have . (pronounced Dot) and #atha (pronounced hash-tag-atha).
Donau: In my family I am the fourth my father is the third, my son damn well will be the fifth.JohnIts a good name, doesn't wear out.
leevis: I was at either Mammoth Cave or Lost River Cave in Kentucky a few years ago and wanted to buy some souvenir mugs for my nephews. On the racks they had spots for three different spellings of Caitlin, but didn't have any for the one I needed: Charles.
Shyla: 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.
AverageAmericanGuy: 'Anacin' is a beautiful name. Hardly ever hear that any more.
snake_beater: 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.
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.
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.
rickythepenguin: Scaevola: 2. Guy whose last name was Dickreiter.Your mom is a dickreiter.
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.
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.
silo123j: I named one of my daughters Emily... there are a ton of them out there. But I chose the female variation of my father's name. Boy does she act like it.My other daughters name is Margaret, the regular old damn spelling. She goes by Maggie.No one has trouble with their names.\csb\\screw them for thinking they are so damn clever.
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.
lohphat: NewportBarGuy: Sinutab?Hahahahaha...Nice.[img69.imageshack.us image 479x403]
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