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(Uproxx)   A couple named their child "Hashtag." Junior High is going to be AWESOME for that kid   (uproxx.com) divider line 46
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2012-11-26 08:29:06 PM
At least she weys a healthy 8pounds
 
2012-11-26 09:23:51 PM
By Junior High Hashtag will be as relevant as naming her 'Ethyl'.
 
2012-11-26 09:30:09 PM
This will not end well. Just ask my poor nephew Zipdrive Obscure.
 
2012-11-26 09:30:53 PM
I knew a guy in high school nicknamed "Hash". He was pretty popular.
 
2012-11-26 09:35:16 PM

Steve Zodiac: By Junior High Hashtag will be as relevant as naming her 'Ethyl'.


She'll be hooked on ethyl by then.
 
2012-11-26 09:41:03 PM
Her name will be shortened to "Hash" and her friends will be envious.
 
2012-11-26 10:28:05 PM
The actual game of hashtag involves a lot of running into trees and forgetting what you are doing.
 
2012-11-26 10:35:12 PM
God do I hate websites that hit the "prt-scr" key and add a watermark as if they're creative genius needed protecting. It's almost as bad as 9fags watermarking their shiatty rage comics and forced memes w/ their 9fag profile url
 
2012-11-26 10:36:01 PM
batman bin suparman.jpg
 
2012-11-26 10:38:08 PM
And that kid will grow up to be a secret agent.
 
2012-11-26 10:39:56 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Her name will be shortened to "Hash" and her friends will be envious.


Nah. She'll probably get "Shtag".
 
2012-11-26 10:45:35 PM
I'm naming my kid Derp-Libtard von Ragecomic. Pretty sure it's gonna be timeless.
 
2012-11-26 10:48:27 PM
He can go on play-dates with little Bobby Tables.
 
2012-11-26 10:48:56 PM
Apparently Hashtag was the only thing those parents and theyre frends could grammer.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:44 PM
It's also possible that the mom was using speech to text and the kid is really named "Ashley".

I'm not going to criticize someone that just gave birth for not double checking a post.
 
2012-11-26 10:52:00 PM

Steve Zodiac: By Junior High Hashtag will be as relevant as naming her 'Ethyl'.


The chemical prefix? I don't follow.
 
2012-11-26 11:11:14 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-11-26 11:12:21 PM

JasonOfOrillia: He can go on play-dates with little Bobby Tables.


Curse you!
 
2012-11-26 11:13:55 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: [imgs.xkcd.com image 666x205]


I came here to post this, you beat me to it. congratulations.
 
2012-11-26 11:30:51 PM
My friend said there was a woman in one of his classes whose name was "L-a". Apparently pronounced L'dasha. He isn't the type of person to make up stories but I have a hard time believing somebody would name their child / them self that.
 
2012-11-26 11:31:23 PM
Are you people seriously getting your collective panties in a knot over this? Peter Abelard named his kid Astrolabe. Go look at English Dissenters of the 1600s - or virtually the entirety of Victorian Britain. Outside of the early 1700s, the idea that the only acceptable names were John, Edward, Henry, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, and Anne, and that any deviation from The List leads to complete societal implosion is complete hogwash. Hell, one of the leading lights of the British Empire at its height was a farker called Mountstuart Elphinstone. Evidence suggests that when your power is at its peak, your census looks like a mad-lib, and when you are stagnant and weak, it looks like The List.
 
2012-11-26 11:39:59 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: JasonOfOrillia: He can go on play-dates with little Bobby Tables.

Curse you!


Yeah, it's one of my favorite XKCD strips.

JustMatt: My friend said there was a woman in one of his classes whose name was "L-a". Apparently pronounced L'dasha. He isn't the type of person to make up stories but I have a hard time believing somebody would name their child / them self that.


Is it like meeting a girl named SanDeE*?
 
2012-11-26 11:45:47 PM
 
2012-11-26 11:50:45 PM

JasonOfOrillia: He can go on play-dates with little Bobby Tables.


I knew I couldn't be fast enough to make a Bobby Tables reference
 
2012-11-27 12:21:49 AM
That name deserves a pounding.
 
2012-11-27 12:53:59 AM
IIRC there's a European country where baby names have to go through some kind of court approval process. There was an article posted to Fark ages ago about a judge ordering that some parents rename their kid because he felt the name they chose would ultimately be harmful.

We need some laws like that here. Also laws banning superfluous Ys.

/In fact, "sounds like" substitutions all need to go.
//And get off my lawn while you're at it
 
2012-11-27 01:25:59 AM

timswar: /In fact, "sounds like" substitutions all need to go.


I knew a woman who got upset because she couldn't find a novelty license plate for her granddaughter's bicycle with the correct spelling of her name, a sound-a-like that was intentionally misspelled by her parents when she was born. This girl has gone through her entire life having to correct people on the spelling of her name, getting pissy with them because they keep getting it wrong.

(*sigh*) (*shakes head*) WTF?
 
2012-11-27 01:28:05 AM
Still not the worst name a parent could give their child.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-27 01:35:13 AM

croesius: That name deserves a pounding.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-11-27 01:51:34 AM
As soon as I Google Hashtag I'm to laugh and point at the poor kid.
 
2012-11-27 01:54:28 AM

timswar: IIRC there's a European country where baby names have to go through some kind of court approval process. There was an article posted to Fark ages ago about a judge ordering that some parents rename their kid because he felt the name they chose would ultimately be harmful.

We need some laws like that here. Also laws banning superfluous Ys.

/In fact, "sounds like" substitutions all need to go.
//And get off my lawn while you're at it


There are like 8, mainly Scandinavia that have some sort of regulations. The Scandinavian countries seem to all have naming lists you have to chose from and Germany has rules on naming non gender specific names. Oh and china of course has restrictions so that names are scannable on their identification cards

Also New Zealand (another one of the 8) seems to have the approved name "number 16 bus shelter" for a child...
 
2012-11-27 04:10:01 AM
Jackmerius Tacktheritrix laughs at this name, as does Hingle Mccringleberry.

\That vid makes me laugh every time I see it.
 
2012-11-27 05:40:33 AM
For some reason, Mrs. Un was opposed to "Conquistador Instant Leprosy Unobtanium"
 
2012-11-27 06:47:45 AM

Darth Macho: Still not the worst name a parent could give their child.


I give. Who is it?
 
2012-11-27 07:32:31 AM
i49.tinypic.com

approves
 
2012-11-27 08:00:50 AM
Like likes this.
 
2012-11-27 08:03:42 AM

timswar: IIRC there's a European country where baby names have to go through some kind of court approval process. There was an article posted to Fark ages ago about a judge ordering that some parents rename their kid because he felt the name they chose would ultimately be harmful.

We need some laws like that here. Also laws banning superfluous Ys.

/In fact, "sounds like" substitutions all need to go.
//And get off my lawn while you're at it


I would imagine that getting court approval for every name for every baby born would require a lot of resources, but a former colleage who lived in Norway for a few years told me that the Norwegian government has two approved lists of baby names - one for boys and one for girls. Parents who give their kid a name not on the list can't register the kid for school.

I don't know what happens with immigrant families. Are they required to give their kids born outside Norway local names?
 
2012-11-27 08:05:59 AM
Filipinos have the market cornered on wacky, funny names. 40 Years ago, everyone was still naming their kids things like Crucifixcion Maria Juanita Gomez and Juan Carlo Gerardo Robles. Of course, these people ended up being called things like Chi-Chi, Dolly, Boy, Leng-Leng, Mayo and Bong-Bong. I'd bet money that if you ask any Filipino you meet if they have an uncle (Tito) Boy, they'll say yes.

These days people seem to be skipping the whole formal name/lighthearted nickname thing, and just straight-up naming their kids things like, "Michael-Jordan", "Cola-pop", "Precious", "Baby", "Shaquille", "Hercules", "Princess", "Adele", "Junior", "Harddisk", "Lord", and "Cherie-Amor" on a regular basis. (I'm not shiatting you- I really know people with all of these names, and they're NOT nicknames. In fact, I know at least three girls named Princess.)
 
2012-11-27 08:11:29 AM
Farking people are such idiots.
 
2012-11-27 08:19:55 AM
Parents these days want their kids to be unique snowflakes, that is why they give them retarded ass names.
 
2012-11-27 08:57:22 AM

styckx: God do I hate websites that hit the "prt-scr" key and add a watermark as if they're creative genius needed protecting. It's almost as bad as 9fags watermarking their shiatty rage comics and forced memes w/ their 9fag profile url


you'll get over it. Drink a bottle of isopropyl alcohol in the meantime to speed up the process

/nerd rage is weird
 
2012-11-27 11:21:16 AM

Shirley Ujest: Darth Macho: Still not the worst name a parent could give their child.

I give. Who is it?


States Right Gist, a Confederate general killed in the Civil War.

Yes, that was his birth name.
 
2012-11-27 11:26:00 AM

untaken_name: JustMatt: "L-a"

Link


I don't have a Facebook account and the mobile version of the page doesn't have much besides the icon saying the dash don't be silent, or wherever. Am I correct in assuming this it's the person's Facebook page, or is it a group for others with this name?

Not sure what class my buddy was in with her (or somebody with the same ridiculous name), but I know he's in law school. Sure hope this wasn't a law school exclusive class...
 
2012-11-27 03:23:12 PM
Hey, as someone with a "fad" name that half my classes had, I can see the appeal of finding a name that isn't common. The parents can be certain that nobody else in the classes this poor kid is in will have the same name, and it's a word people know, so no substitute is going to have trouble pronouncing it.

My friends xJOEx, and [FTW]Billy both had trouble with that.
 
2012-11-27 09:07:28 PM

abhorrent1: Farking people are such idiots.


That explains us. What about them?
 
2012-11-27 10:32:03 PM

JustMatt: untaken_name: JustMatt: "L-a"

Link

I don't have a Facebook account and the mobile version of the page doesn't have much besides the icon saying the dash don't be silent, or wherever. Am I correct in assuming this it's the person's Facebook page, or is it a group for others with this name?

Not sure what class my buddy was in with her (or somebody with the same ridiculous name), but I know he's in law school. Sure hope this wasn't a law school exclusive class...


I assume it is but I don't have a FB account either. I linked it just for the "that dash don't be silent" part.
 
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