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(WorldNetDaily)   The problem with today's baby names isn't that they're being saddled with unfortunate things like Bella, Brayden, Jayden, Katniss, and Grayden, it's that they're not biblical names   (wnd.com) divider line 271
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2012-12-29 11:31:21 PM
Another BS war on christianity - oh noes folks aren't using biblical names anymore...

/ My son is named after a heathen god
// fark Christians
 
2012-12-29 11:39:37 PM

Elzar: Another BS war on christianity - oh noes folks aren't using biblical names anymore...

/ My son is named after a heathen god
// fark Christians


And good look to little Cthulhu Elzar
 
2012-12-29 11:40:40 PM
I think I'm having a stroke

/I meant LUCK
//WTF am I typing?
 
2012-12-29 11:41:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I think I'm having a stroke

/I meant LUCK
//WTF am I typing?


Was it a Scottish stroke?
 
2012-12-29 11:48:15 PM

Shostie: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I think I'm having a stroke

/I meant LUCK
//WTF am I typing?

Was it a Scottish stroke?


Scotch, actually
 
2012-12-29 11:58:02 PM
I love shiatbag articles like this where the passive-aggresive writer never makes a point. Are biblical names fading from popularity? Yes. And? Your point is, numbnuts?
 
2012-12-29 11:59:45 PM
Is this an appropriate thread to post that "Help, we're being repressed!" pie chart?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-12-30 12:02:25 AM
Sorry, girls cant go dancing on the pole with names like Esther or Martha.

/no one tips those girls
 
2012-12-30 12:03:03 AM
Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.
 
2012-12-30 12:03:52 AM

Millennium: Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.


Or names from a different bible.
 
2012-12-30 12:08:29 AM
I have a biblical name and so does my boyfriend, but neither of us are Christians, so I don't think we count to the Wing Nut Daily crowd.
 
2012-12-30 12:09:26 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I love shiatbag articles like this where the passive-aggresive writer never makes a point. Are biblical names fading from popularity? Yes. And? Your point is, numbnuts?


Pretty sure Dec 21st came and went without incident and somehow World Nut needs to convince us that things are worser then ever and what is the world coming to? Repent and turn to Jeebus.
 
2012-12-30 12:25:49 AM
How about "Le-a" pronounced "Ledasha". I kid you not. Actual legal name.
 
2012-12-30 12:28:01 AM

Millennium: Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.


what a horrible name.
 
2012-12-30 12:30:58 AM
My sister was looking for baby names (twins and they decided not know gender so they have to pick out 8 names) and was joking about some of her least favorites, one of which was Shirtney. Now the twins have been nicknamed Shirtyney and Pantsney before birth.
 
2012-12-30 12:32:34 AM

SilentStrider: Millennium: Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.

what a horrible name.


If you really want to stick to Biblical tradition, it's actually feminine.

/but yes, I do in fact see what you did there
 
2012-12-30 12:39:20 AM
o.onionstatic.com

/oblig
 
2012-12-30 12:58:28 AM
I'll help reverse this trend.  I'm naming my kids Pilate and Nebuchadnezzar.
 
2012-12-30 01:12:07 AM
Morever.

/Obscure, even with being Disney
 
2012-12-30 01:12:43 AM
There really is a lack of good Christian Bible names like Ronald, Mitt, Newt and Rush today.
 
2012-12-30 01:13:09 AM
Moreover

/Less obscure when it's spelled correctly
//still way too obscure, even with being Disney, and I'll bet nobody remembers it, and I've already gone to far, far too much effort for something so obscure.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 01:16:16 AM
I for one will be happy when the writers of the Wing Nut Daily are forcibly fitted with shock collars that can be activated via internet.  Then are forced to be on webcam 24/7.  With every stupid comment, every ridiculous conspiracy spew, the sane people of the world can give them the shock therapy they desperately need.
 
2012-12-30 01:30:19 AM

Carotid: How about "Le-a" pronounced "Ledasha". I kid you not. Actual legal name.


That's my sister-in-law's name.

But she pronounces it "Lehyphena"
 
2012-12-30 01:43:22 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Carotid: How about "Le-a" pronounced "Ledasha". I kid you not. Actual legal name.

That's my sister-in-law's name.

But she pronounces it "Lehyphena"


*snert*
 
2012-12-30 01:45:52 AM
Oddly enough, my mixed blood tochis has HUGE Biblical connotations. An Archangel and a fairly important Biblical king. Then it gets mucked up with the Ellis Island mistake of transforming our German name into something vaguely Dutch or oddly transliteral in English. Not a big deal. My mother is Japanese, but somehow the genetics worked out to me only coming out only a bit Nihonjin looking, so maybe it's a good thing that I wasn't saddled with an Archangel's name, and then Toshiro or Hironori.

Rather than look for cool sounding names for our daughter, my then wife and I decided that we wanted to name our girl after people we care about. Thus she got named for my wife's best friend, my Aunt who raised me and is as close to a mother as I have, and my then wife's grandmother, who we were afraid wasn't going to live to see our girl, and we wanted her to know that she had a namesake, and maybe it worked, because the gal pulled through to see her namesake. It does mean that our daughter hates us around standardized testing time, because she NEVER has enough room to write out her full name. When she was a baby, we joked that her name was longer than she was. And it kind of is, but it is chock full of meaning. If the girl critter and I have a son, then he will be named after folks who are important to us again. As a namesake. As a way of remembrance and honoring those folks.

That my daughter's name has some Biblical elements isn't because we honor the People of the Book--neither of us are Christian. I'm a Buddhist, and my ex wife is a pagan. OK, she's sort of Newage--and yes, that's pronounced like it rhymes with "sewage" but her's is a mix and match sort of thing, and it's sort of hard to respect a faith tradition that picks and chooses what elements it will follow like a pu pu platter. It wound up that way, because the people we were closest to had fairly common names, and their folks chose some good sized Christian ones.

We chose to honor the folks who are closest to us. The girlcritter likes the idea, and I'm glad that she's on board, because it made the process of naming my daughter fairly easy. It isn't the path that everyone takes. I know that some folks want cool names. Something that sets their kids from the others. I hold less with that, because I think names help root us. Names have power, and if your name is ripped from fiction, and not even terribly established fiction, it sort of drains that power away. It lacks a certain...anchoring in the culture. It shows a kid that his or her folks were moved by a fad, and that is maybe a lesson can go down hard. But that's my take on it, and they're not my kids, and it's not my decision. I don't hold with it, I don't agree with it, but it's not my place to judge--well, maybe a little, but it has less to do about the child than the parents, and I WILL judge the f*ck out of other parents around my wee girl. And I can see folks who will judge others for what they name their kids. I can understand it, if it is sort of this faddish sort of thing. Mind you, it is sort of sad, that Christians forget Matthew 7:1, but it is understandable.

But it's none of my business, and while internally I may roll my eyes, if someone introduces their baby Katniss to me, I'm going to answer the phone when the bairn hands me their plastic phone and get to know the kid. Kids can't help what we name them, so maybe it's a good idea to make that name means something, but it's not my business if they decide to do so with a fad, because we all have our idiosyncrasies. It's, at best, a venial sin against good taste.
 
2012-12-30 02:30:59 AM
We should be giving kids good biblical names like Herod or Pontius Pilate.
 
2012-12-30 02:31:15 AM
Is that so? Then I presume the WND acolytes have terrific things to say Adam Lanza, James Holmes and John Hinkley. Right? Right?

/Imbecilic rationale
 
2012-12-30 02:32:47 AM

Apos: Is that so? Then I presume the WND acolytes have terrific things to say about Adam Lanza, James Holmes and John Hinkley. Right? Right?

/Imbecilic rationale

 
2012-12-30 02:35:54 AM

NFA: I for one will be happy when the writers of the Wing Nut Daily are forcibly fitted with shock collars that can be activated via internet.  Then are forced to be on webcam 24/7.  With every stupid comment, every ridiculous conspiracy spew, the sane people of the world can give them the shock therapy they desperately need.


That would require sane people to actually read what they write.
 
2012-12-30 02:42:57 AM

Millennium: Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.


Hagar? That's a horrible name.
 
2012-12-30 03:29:17 AM
I think I should take a bit of a Gospel and put it in the proper English forms of the names and send it to the author, I figure the first time he sees Joshua instead of Jesus his head would asplode.
 
2012-12-30 03:31:10 AM

Millennium: Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.


I went with Kang and Kodos. But that's just me.

/doesn't actually have kids
 
2012-12-30 04:20:23 AM
Jesus Christ!
 
2012-12-30 04:22:28 AM

Carotid: How about "Le-a" pronounced "Ledasha". I kid you not. Actual legal name.


Find the evidence. Someone posting it on FB doesn't mean its real.
 
2012-12-30 04:25:17 AM
If you put 10 men in a room odds are 2 of them are named Dave. We're in good company even if we tend to stay out of the public eye
 
2012-12-30 04:27:27 AM
I'm not a Christian, but Abraham is way the fark cooler than Gaydenhomosex.
 
2012-12-30 04:28:39 AM
I'm naming my kids Cain and Abel. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2012-12-30 04:31:00 AM
If we're going with religious names, I'm using Greek ones.

basemetal: Sorry, girls cant go dancing on the pole with names like Esther or Martha.

/no one tips those girls


You think those girls are all really called Roxy?
 
2012-12-30 04:35:42 AM
CONFORM!
 
2012-12-30 04:36:27 AM
My name is biblical and my husband is named for an archangel. Turns out my son's name is biblical and I had no idea, he's just named after his great grandfather. Hell, I want to name our next hypothetical son that will probably never happen Samael, not because he's the angel of death, but because a guy by that name has always been very kind to me. Turns out my culture swerves towards biblical names. Others don't. There's nothing wrong with either.
 
2012-12-30 04:39:42 AM
Cain
 
2012-12-30 04:39:55 AM
Nimrod.
 
2012-12-30 04:40:52 AM

moothemagiccow: If we're going with religious names, I'm using Greek ones.

basemetal: Sorry, girls cant go dancing on the pole with names like Esther or Martha.

/no one tips those girls

You think those girls are all really called Roxy?


It's still real to me, dammit!
 
2012-12-30 04:43:22 AM
God.
 
2012-12-30 04:46:05 AM

Smeggy Smurf: If you put 10 men in a room odds are 2 of them are named Dave. We're in good company even if we tend to stay out of the public eye


Go Daves.
 
2012-12-30 04:46:20 AM
Judas, Cain, Amram, Jockabed, Lucifer, Pat, Robertson, Jerry, Fallwell...
 
2012-12-30 04:46:23 AM
Even World Nut Daily has a slow news day.
 
2012-12-30 04:46:48 AM
Rather than use pretend names from a book of stories we decided to honor some real people. Our moms are Tina and Mary, so we put them together and got Martina. Lovely name.
 
2012-12-30 04:47:11 AM
I want to call my kids: Nephilim; Methuselah; Ezekiel and Mohammered.

Mohammered I'll name my adopted baby. It'll be interesting to see how he does with that name in life.
 
2012-12-30 04:47:36 AM
As long as you don't name your kid something that's an English, and preferably go for something that's recognizably a name and not something else, I don't care. Zyzyzyx is fine, I can pretty much tell that's a name and not something else so whatever. Same with David or Jeremiah or Antwaine.

Archaisms and really obscure English words are a bit of a grey area, I haven't yet decided on whether to assume the parents of anyone named Katniss are necessarily idiots, for instance. But I do feel I can validly make that assumption about anyone with a daughter named Summer, for sure.
 
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