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2012-12-06 12:27:29 PM
www.celebrityvalues.com
 
2012-12-06 12:28:14 PM
My girlfriend's name is Rori. She's 43 and a Jew-Rican. I've known her all these years and I still don't know how she got her name.

/CSF
 
2012-12-06 12:30:13 PM

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


My friend named her daughter Kendall. I love that name.
 
2012-12-06 12:31:02 PM

kobrakai: Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x1256]

Emma Stone makes Emma Watson look downright ugly.


static.wetpaint.me

cdn.theweek.co.uk

Um, no.
 
2012-12-06 12:31:27 PM

Lollipop165: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

Lillian, Francesca, Eva, Elena, Isadora, Priscilla, Lenora, Elizabeth, Camille or Camilla, Cecilia, Jacqueline, Josephine, Leila.

/just some ideas... Camille, Cecilia, are on my personal short list


just please, please don't pronounce Camille (cam-ee) as the american cam-ill - it's like nails-on-chalkboard for anyone who grew up with french
 
2012-12-06 12:32:10 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

Well I certainly wouldn't complain if I got to be the meat in between a Mary and Emma sandwich...


/hot...
// and some Ruby for dessert...
 
2012-12-06 12:33:25 PM

Madame Ovary: My GSD is registered as Renesmee but we call her Mimi. Never heard Renesmee before. Hate that name.


it's from twilight. i apologize if you didn't know that before.

GentDirkly: Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


isobelle is a fantastic name. or isobel if you like. it's not "bella" related at all.
and (drum roll, please!) you may steal my best name idea ever:
Penny Lane

also it's time we took back the name lolita! you should start the trend!!
 
2012-12-06 12:34:31 PM

The only young, famous Mary I can think of:

i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-06 12:35:57 PM

LDM90: I can't figure out how that's even pronounced. I should ask a Twilight fan but I don't think I want to know that bad.

Reness-may
Renee-may
Rens-mee

Ugh they're all horrible.


it's more like
renez-may

/i can tell you all about those movies due to the rifftrax. hilarious shiat, right there.
 
2012-12-06 12:36:38 PM

sn0wblind: just please, please don't pronounce Camille (cam-ee) as the american cam-ill - it's like nails-on-chalkboard for anyone who grew up with french


I'm of a difference of opinion. I MUCH prefer the Anglo Saxon way.
 
2012-12-06 12:36:55 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: I know a kid who was named Logan in honor of the X-Men character Wolverine.

I wonder if they will tell him when he grows up.


My friends named their son Lucien after the Underworld character. If the parents are geeky enough to name a kid after a character, they'll still be geeky when the kids grow up. The kids will figure it out on their own. At least Logan & Lucien are normal enough that the kids at school probably won't figure it out. That's when the kids' lives become miserable.

/See previous post about kids named Anakin or Willow.
//When friends first told me son's name, I thought it was from Neil Gaiman's Sandman.
 
2012-12-06 12:38:10 PM

Richard_The_Clown: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

Well I certainly wouldn't complain if I got to be the meat in between a Mary and Emma sandwich...


/hot...
// and some Ruby for dessert...


Nothing like hitting a girl and her mother at the same time
 
2012-12-06 12:39:49 PM
Go with truly interesting names for the win.

\\CSB - I went to school with a Vagina - who always went by the nickname Vajay - her extremely young mother had never heard the word before giving birth and thought it sounded beautiful. There was also Female - pronounced Fee Malee because her mother was still on heavy pain meds directly after the birth and thought the band on the babies wrist meant that someone had already named her. She decided to just change the pronounciation rather than mess with paperwork after she realized what she had done. There was also Sterling Silver, he was named after his uncle with the exact same name. Carpenter found out in high school that he was named after the job of the man his married mother had a crush on at the time, but she insists that his father was actually his father. Those were just the really interesting names. The completely invented names and spellings were more annoying than interesting.
 
2012-12-06 12:40:31 PM

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Just add gh to every syllable.

Ighzaughbeghllaugh

Now it's unique!
 
2012-12-06 12:41:50 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: GentDirkly

This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

Chanterelle?


I always liked the simple floral girl's names: Violet, Lily, Rose - not a huge fan of Ivy, but the real nerds of the world are going to get into naming their children after mushrooms... Oh my little darling baby Agaracis! Polyporus! Russela,Amanita, Ganoderma, Psathyrella - the options are endless!
 
2012-12-06 12:45:55 PM

brigid_fitch: Vlad_the_Inaner: I know a kid who was named Logan in honor of the X-Men character Wolverine.

I wonder if they will tell him when he grows up.

My friends named their son Lucien after the Underworld character. If the parents are geeky enough to name a kid after a character, they'll still be geeky when the kids grow up. The kids will figure it out on their own. At least Logan & Lucien are normal enough that the kids at school probably won't figure it out. That's when the kids' lives become miserable.

/See previous post about kids named Anakin or Willow.
//When friends first told me son's name, I thought it was from Neil Gaiman's Sandman.


If you want to name your kid after a character, use the middle name. Then he/she can choose whether to publicize that or not. Use the first name and they're stuck with it.
 
2012-12-06 12:47:28 PM
GentDIrkly

In seriousness, I always liked Ramona
 
2012-12-06 12:48:35 PM
i'm gonna name mine McFirst McMiddle

for short he can go by McGriddle
 
2012-12-06 12:49:21 PM

pkellmey: Carpenter found out in high school that he was named after the job of the man his married mother had a crush on at the time, but she insists that his father was actually his father.


His little brother Poolboy also has some questions.
 
2012-12-06 12:50:24 PM
Just remember that for boys, the higher the consonant to vowel ratio the more masculine the name. And God forbid the name has more vowel than consonants. So Aiden is definitely out. If you're Slavic you can give your child the manliest of names. Tvrtko.
 
2012-12-06 12:50:36 PM

Rapmaster2000: Paulie and his brothers had lots of sons and nephews. And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus, they were all married to girls named Marie. And they named all their daughters Marie.


d.yimg.com
 
2012-12-06 12:51:29 PM

sadbad: Oh my little darling baby Agaracis! Polyporus! Russela,Amanita, Ganoderma, Psathyrella - the options are endless!


Only if she's cute as a button
 
2012-12-06 12:53:07 PM

Foxxinnia: Just remember that for boys, the higher the consonant to vowel ratio the more masculine the name. And God forbid the name has more vowel than consonants. So Aiden is definitely out. If you're Slavic you can give your child the manliest of names. Tvrtko.


Why not just Ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff?
 
2012-12-06 12:53:58 PM

Foxxinnia: Just remember that for boys, the higher the consonant to vowel ratio the more masculine the name. And God forbid the name has more vowel than consonants. So Aiden is definitely out. If you're Slavic you can give your child the manliest of names. Tvrtko.


what about a simple name like Gay. where there is 1 consonant, 1 vowel, and 1 questionable letter
 
2012-12-06 12:54:20 PM

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Go with Sarah. Nice simple, classical name that's not seeing as much use nowadays. Means Princess.

/named my eldest (20 now) Breanna because i liked it and it sounded unique, two years later the world was inundated with Brianna, Bryannah and a million other stupid spellings which could be found on items, but the way i spelled it was never available.
//second girl is Sarah Catherine, just glad she doesn't have a lisp, her last name has s and th in it as well
 
2012-12-06 12:55:16 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: pkellmey: Carpenter found out in high school that he was named after the job of the man his married mother had a crush on at the time, but she insists that his father was actually his father.

His little brother Poolboy also has some questions.


I'm just happy I didn't know anyone with an STD name - "Oh, little Syphilis is so cute!"
 
2012-12-06 12:56:50 PM

selrays: brigid_fitch: Antimatter: brigid_fitch: According to Wiki, Emma was popular in the UK in the mid-60s/early 70s because of Emma Peel. Maybe it took a bit for Americans to catch onto the trend? Sort of how names "migrate" from upper class to middle class?

Also a famous actress many kids grew up with this time: Emma Watson.

All those potterheads grew up on her, and it's not surprising a few kids were named after her.

Oh, I totally get that, but, according to TFA, the trend seemed to start in the mid-80s. Just trying to figure out what happened then to make that name jump. It's not an easy one like Madison, which came directly from Splash.

/I go to sci-fi cons--LOTS of Emmas.
//Along with 20-something Xanders, Willows, Brents, Jean-Lucs, Marinas, Anakins, Amidalas.
///Starting to see toddlers named Amy & Rory now.


What is it with the name Rory anyway? I grew up with a male cousin named Rory and never thought anything of it until I was in high school and started watching Rory Gilmore grow up. Before the eleventh Doctor, I had no idea if it was a boy's or girl's name. So tell me: at the conventions, are the Rory toddlers boys?


The Gilmore girls was an anomaly. Rory is a boy's name
 
2012-12-06 12:58:28 PM

dopekitty74: The Gilmore girls was an anomaly. Rory is a boy's name


I never realized that. The only two I knew were both girls.
 
2012-12-06 01:00:22 PM
I would name my daughter Daenerys, nothing else!

Well her full name would be : Daenerys Targaryen called Stormborn, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi of the Dothraki, Trueborn Queen of the Andals, Rhoynar, and the First Men, and Lady of the Seven Kingdoms, but we would generally just call her Daenerys (or sometime just Dany if we're in a hurry).
 
2012-12-06 01:01:02 PM

pkellmey: Go with truly interesting names for the win.

\\CSB - I went to school with a Vagina - who always went by the nickname Vajay - her extremely young mother had never heard the word before giving birth and thought it sounded beautiful. There was also Female - pronounced Fee Malee because her mother was still on heavy pain meds directly after the birth and thought the band on the babies wrist meant that someone had already named her. She decided to just change the pronounciation rather than mess with paperwork after she realized what she had done. There was also Sterling Silver, he was named after his uncle with the exact same name. Carpenter found out in high school that he was named after the job of the man his married mother had a crush on at the time, but she insists that his father was actually his father. Those were just the really interesting names. The completely invented names and spellings were more annoying than interesting.


Was there also a La-a?

www.gsmnation.com
 
2012-12-06 01:02:39 PM
I kind of like "Last; Middle; First" with the semicolons. See how many databases you can screw up.
 
2012-12-06 01:04:13 PM

brigid_fitch: Vlad_the_Inaner: I know a kid who was named Logan in honor of the X-Men character Wolverine.

My friends named their son Lucien after the Underworld character.

/See previous post about kids named Anakin or Willow.
//When friends first told me son's name, I thought it was from Neil Gaiman's Sandman.


Merlin. What the fark. There's no disguising that one.
 
2012-12-06 01:04:34 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I kind of like "Last; Middle; First" with the semicolons. See how many databases you can screw up.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-12-06 01:09:55 PM

sn0wblind: Lollipop165: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

Lillian, Francesca, Eva, Elena, Isadora, Priscilla, Lenora, Elizabeth, Camille or Camilla, Cecilia, Jacqueline, Josephine, Leila.

/just some ideas... Camille, Cecilia, are on my personal short list

just please, please don't pronounce Camille (cam-ee) as the american cam-ill - it's like nails-on-chalkboard for anyone who grew up with french


I pronounce it Ka-meel
 
2012-12-06 01:13:12 PM

The Singing Bush: pkellmey: Go with truly interesting names for the win.

\\CSB - I went to school with a Vagina - who always went by the nickname Vajay - her extremely young mother had never heard the word before giving birth and thought it sounded beautiful. There was also Female - pronounced Fee Malee because her mother was still on heavy pain meds directly after the birth and thought the band on the babies wrist meant that someone had already named her. She decided to just change the pronounciation rather than mess with paperwork after she realized what she had done. There was also Sterling Silver, he was named after his uncle with the exact same name. Carpenter found out in high school that he was named after the job of the man his married mother had a crush on at the time, but she insists that his father was actually his father. Those were just the really interesting names. The completely invented names and spellings were more annoying than interesting.

Was there also a La-a?

[www.gsmnation.com image 480x360]


You can look at the name statistics - the data is easy to get a hold of and lo and behold, between 100-200 girls are named Female each year. Same with boys being named Male.
 
2012-12-06 01:14:14 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: brigid_fitch: Vlad_the_Inaner: I know a kid who was named Logan in honor of the X-Men character Wolverine.

My friends named their son Lucien after the Underworld character.

/See previous post about kids named Anakin or Willow.
//When friends first told me son's name, I thought it was from Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

Merlin. What the fark. There's no disguising that one.


The best part are her 'siblings' names -- because who knows if they're boys or girls
 
2012-12-06 01:14:48 PM
Madison / Maddy is big right now too for some reason.
 
2012-12-06 01:18:44 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-06 01:19:55 PM

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


Estelle
 
2012-12-06 01:23:59 PM

brigid_fitch: mesmer242: GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.

How about Mirabelle? Similar to the other names you've got, but more uncommon.

Danica's actually a Danish name. One of my salespeople is named Danica and she's easily mid-30s, so couldn't have come from the Danica Patrick's popularity. It's also going to depend on your last name. I was a HS teacher for a few years and saw not only my share of weird names (Paris Frantz certainly stood out) but clunky ones that just didn't work. I remember a Dominic Kirkpatrick--too many hard consonants and sounded weird.

I've always been partial to Delaney & Dierdre but they don't work unless you're Irish. I also like Kate--nice, strong, no-nonsense name that seems to have fallen out of favor, so will be uncommon without being odd.


Kira and Kaia are two I love. Not super popular, but not annoyingly obscure. If I ever have a daughter, one of those names is going to her. you may have the other.
 
2012-12-06 01:24:46 PM
You shouldn't give your kid a name, or a spelling of a name, that isn't available on one of those tiny license plates available in the souvenir shop of any major tourist trap.
 
2012-12-06 01:25:37 PM

Donnchadha: The best part are her 'siblings' names -- because who knows if they're boys or girls


Even more what the fark. Needs more Kelly/Franc(?)s/Terry/Pat/Rory/Madison.
 
2012-12-06 01:25:42 PM

sadbad: You can look at the name statistics - the data is easy to get a hold of and lo and behold, between 100-200 girls are named Female each year. Same with boys being named Male.


Yes - and you can also read his account almost word-for-word on chain emails.
 
2012-12-06 01:26:53 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: kobrakai: Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 850x1256]

Emma Stone makes Emma Watson look downright ugly.

[static.wetpaint.me image 460x340]

[cdn.theweek.co.uk image 440x248]

Um, no.


Here Here! Emma Stone already looks like an old broad.....
 
2012-12-06 01:39:27 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-06 01:43:15 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-06 01:43:40 PM

pkellmey: Go with truly interesting names for the win.

\\CSB - I went to school with a Vagina - who always went by the nickname Vajay - her extremely young mother had never heard the word before giving birth and thought it sounded beautiful. There was also Female - pronounced Fee Malee because her mother was still on heavy pain meds directly after the birth and thought the band on the babies wrist meant that someone had already named her. She decided to just change the pronounciation rather than mess with paperwork after she realized what she had done. There was also Sterling Silver, he was named after his uncle with the exact same name. Carpenter found out in high school that he was named after the job of the man his married mother had a crush on at the time, but she insists that his father was actually his father. Those were just the really interesting names. The completely invented names and spellings were more annoying than interesting.


Link
 
2012-12-06 01:49:41 PM
I kid you not, I saw this in writing, that my sister-in-law had a girl named shiathead in her class.
 
2012-12-06 01:56:19 PM

The Singing Bush: sadbad: You can look at the name statistics - the data is easy to get a hold of and lo and behold, between 100-200 girls are named Female each year. Same with boys being named Male.

Yes - and you can also read his account almost word-for-word on chain emails.


Ah. I'd never seen it.

Still hope that one of the poor girls named Female meets a nice boy named Male at some point. And they give their children not-awful names.
 
2012-12-06 02:06:06 PM

GentDirkly: This farker is the father to be of an unnamed girl. Wife hates basically every name I suggest. She liked Isabella, but then I told her it was trendy due to a vampire book and now she doesn't like it. We're maybe thinking about Isabelle or Danielle or Gabrielle too. But she doesn't like these as much.

Please suggest names for us. We're stumped. All I know is I don't like -son names like Madison and I'd prefer 3 syllables or less.


My nieces name is Isabelle but we call her Izzy which is an absolutely adorable name. I love the name Eloise but a lot needs to happen (or 1 thing but I'd prefer the whole package.) before I ever have a daughter to name that.
 
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