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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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2012-12-30 04:51:37 AM
I was accused of naming my kid after the mail character from A Clockwork Orange.
 
2012-12-30 04:53:08 AM
Did you catch the quiz at the end asking readers why this trend is taking place?

Two multiple choice selections:

"Native-born Americans have fewer children than some immigrant groups -- I suspect that's skewing the results"

Because you've never heard of a guy from Mexico named Jésus.

"Americans have become biblically illiterate and don't even know the names of characters found in Scripture"

Freudian slip?

/I'm gonna name my kid God to make them happy. He's one of the best-known characters from the Bible afterall.
 
2012-12-30 04:53:47 AM
Akk main character that is...
 
2012-12-30 04:53:53 AM
You think those girls are all really called Roxy?

It's still real to me, dammit!


Next thing you'll be telling us that those strippers aren't really working to pay for med school!

/The world needs another Savannah like Savannah needs another hole in her head
 
2012-12-30 04:56:26 AM
Yawhay Jones (misspelling oblig)
 
2012-12-30 04:59:14 AM
I'll take these people's complaints seriously when they start naming their boys Methuselah and their girls Zipporah. Until then, you're not Biblical enough, asshats.
 
2012-12-30 05:04:10 AM
These guys will be really pissed off if I name my son Lion-O or daughter Cheetara.
 
2012-12-30 05:05:42 AM

Jim_Callahan: 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.


I don't get this. Names mean something in their original language. What's the big deal if someone's called Stone instead of Pierre? Why do our names need semi-secret meanings?

Grace
Violet
Prudence
Dale
Heather
Joy
Brook
 
2012-12-30 05:07:15 AM

flamingboar: These guys will be really pissed off if I name my son Lion-O or daughter Cheetara.


they'll probably just assume they're black

/sorry if you're black
///not sorry that you're black
////you know
//nothing wrong with being black
//they're racist I'm saying
//name racist
//goddammit
 
2012-12-30 05:08:32 AM

flamingboar: These guys will be really pissed off if I name my son Lion-O or daughter Cheetara.


If you really want to cause head explosions, go with Mum-Ra.
 
2012-12-30 05:09:06 AM
1. Aiden
2. Jackson
3. Ethan
4. Liam
5. Mason
6. Noah
7. Lucas
8. Jacob
9. Jayden
10. Jack

Good to see Jack making a comeback. If this was a horse race, I know who I'd bet on.
 
2012-12-30 05:10:22 AM

Pronoun: 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.


Obligatory
 
2012-12-30 05:11:06 AM
I'm kind of surprised that my name, Philip, is so unpopular nowadays. It was 68th place in 1979 when I was born, but it's down to 378th in 2011. Good biblical name and all.
 
2012-12-30 05:11:31 AM

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


Good point, if we had only named more kids Zebulun or better yet Zebulon maybe we'd have flying cars by now.
 
2012-12-30 05:13:14 AM

moothemagiccow: flamingboar: These guys will be really pissed off if I name my son Lion-O or daughter Cheetara.

they'll probably just assume they're black

/sorry if you're black
///not sorry that you're black
////you know
//nothing wrong with being black
//they're racist I'm saying
//name racist
//goddammit


The strange part is, when my black friends come over, they want to watch my Thunder Cats DVDs.

/white guy
//reboot Cheetara is hawt
 
2012-12-30 05:14:35 AM

pjc51: I'm kind of surprised that my name, Philip, is so unpopular nowadays. It was 68th place in 1979 when I was born, but it's down to 378th in 2011. Good biblical name and all.


between then and now, this happened

theseconddisc.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-30 05:17:50 AM
malialitman.files.wordpress.com

"Oh, Twitter is going to hear about this!"
 
2012-12-30 05:19:15 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?


Eh. Just a "solution" looking for a problem to get worked up over.
 
2012-12-30 05:21:23 AM

Lionel Mandrake: I'll help reverse this trend.  I'm naming my kids Pilate and Nebuchadnezzar.


Why not Caligula?
 
2012-12-30 05:26:35 AM

Apos: flamingboar: These guys will be really pissed off if I name my son Lion-O or daughter Cheetara.

If you really want to cause head explosions, go with Mum-Ra.


That would be awesome. And I would give him a kitten named Snarf!
 
2012-12-30 05:26:40 AM
So, when did black people start giving their children such ridiculous names? Really, I'm curious. When did the random apostrophe/name out of thin air thing start happening?
 
2012-12-30 05:29:12 AM
I am so going to name my kid Satan. You can't say it's not a biblical name, can you?
 
2012-12-30 05:29:18 AM
I met a Unique Burger once. They were not black either
 
2012-12-30 05:31:13 AM

robohobo: So, when did black people start giving their children such ridiculous names? Really, I'm curious. When did the random apostrophe/name out of thin air thing start happening?



Not an expert but I think it dates back to 1960s with the whole "dump your slave names, find your african roots" thingy.
http://www.salon.com/2008/08/25/creative_black_names/
 
2012-12-30 05:35:48 AM
My name is Matthew. I am a athiest and a bit of a boozer, so who the hell knows.

I am also getting a kick out these responses.
 
2012-12-30 05:35:50 AM

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


Why do people propagate stupid urban legends when honest-to-God real names like Dayzunique are infinitely worse?
 
2012-12-30 05:40:45 AM

Jim_Callahan: I haven't yet decided on whether to assume the parents of anyone named Katniss are necessarily idiots


It'd be a great cat name.
 
2012-12-30 05:42:26 AM

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


FTFY

I've heard too many different variations of the story ("Girl at my nephew's school", "girl at my coworker's babysitter's son's community pool" etc.) to believe this is anything more than fabricated thinly veiled racism.
 
2012-12-30 05:43:42 AM

robohobo: So, when did black people start giving their children such ridiculous names? Really, I'm curious. When did the random apostrophe/name out of thin air thing start happening?


This guy says 60s. Nothing about apostrophes.
 
2012-12-30 05:46:21 AM

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


Looking at the article, I get the impression that it's more about kids being given biblical names by their parents becoming less popular that about some idiot alarmist crying "war on Christianity"

Me, I was raised a Christian, my birth name includes Benjamin and James and I'm not at all bothered by the idea of Biblical names being less common these days. Some might say it's a reflection of Christianity becoming less common in our modern society, I think it's just a coincidence.
 
2012-12-30 05:46:58 AM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: robohobo: So, when did black people start giving their children such ridiculous names? Really, I'm curious. When did the random apostrophe/name out of thin air thing start happening?


Not an expert but I think it dates back to 1960s with the whole "dump your slave names, find your african roots" thingy.
http://www.salon.com/2008/08/25/creative_black_names/


Thanks, was a good read.

/lol, firefox gives the red squigglies if you don't capitalize african
 
2012-12-30 05:47:14 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: I met a Unique Burger once. They were not black either


Utahn?
 
2012-12-30 05:52:20 AM
My next child will be named Biggus Dickus.

/even if its a boy
 
2012-12-30 05:55:45 AM

robohobo: So, when did black people start giving their children such ridiculous names? Really, I'm curious. When did the random apostrophe/name out of thin air thing start happening?


I think it's the younger American black females that come up with that shiat. My name is Adrian my daughter's mother name is Joanna, so it was made sense to name our daughter Arianna. Now I do have one dipshiat cousin name her kids TaShawn and Za-kia
/My daughter's mother is from St. Thomas BTW
//Back in the days ever black woman had either Anne or Mae for their middle name if they came from the south
 
2012-12-30 05:57:33 AM
I've been flipping through the Bible and I just don't see the names Tagg, Track, Trig or Ronald-Ann *anywhere*
 
2012-12-30 06:00:22 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: //Back in the days ever black woman had either Anne or Mae for their middle name if they came from the south


Lee was a big one also
 
2012-12-30 06:02:31 AM
Bella is okay... as a nickname for Isabella.


Snapper Carr: Carotid: How about "Le-a" pronounced "Ledasha". I kid you not. Actual legal name bullshiat urban legend.

FTFY

I've heard too many different variations of the story ("Girl at my nephew's school", "girl at my coworker's babysitter's son's community pool" etc.) to believe this is anything more than fabricated thinly veiled racism.



ilikeracecars: 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.



That one is so well-known to be an urban legend that it's kind of a running joke -- people post it in every Fark thread on this subject. (Although perhaps some who post it are trolling, curious to see if such a worn story can still get either credulous or outraged replies.) Either way, it's likely the poster wasn't serious. (Whatever the motivation, it's still irresponsible to post it, I'll grant you.)
 
2012-12-30 06:05:40 AM
My cousins' sons - Eli, Sam, Josh, Jonah, and Zeev - beg to differ. The girls don't have biblical first names but were all given Hebrew names, as per Jewish tradition.
 
2012-12-30 06:06:26 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I've been flipping through the Bible and I just don't see the names Tagg, Track, Trig or Ronald-Ann *anywhere*


You're not looking in the right book. Those names all come from the Book of Reagan.
 
2012-12-30 06:08:00 AM
I know someone born in 11/63 named Rotunda.
Looks like her name now too.
or how about Satania? There's a good stripper name for you. they're both black--why do black folks name their kids such wild ass names?
 
2012-12-30 06:08:06 AM

Draken_26301: I was accused of naming my kid after the mail character from A Clockwork Orange.


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-30 06:08:41 AM
Well Muhammad is still a popular name in the world. I think I remember reading that it's the most widely used name ever. But hey Islam doesn't count right!
 
2012-12-30 06:10:11 AM

Jim_Callahan: 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.


At least Katniss is an actual plant name, so it fits right in with Daisy, Lily, Rose, Heather, etc. Aside from the obvious movie tie-in, there's nothing especially bad about it.
 
2012-12-30 06:10:29 AM
My last name is Knob.
I named my son Richard, but you can call him Dick!
 
2012-12-30 06:18:03 AM
I lived in Georgia for a short period a little over 10 years ago, and I still remember a black girl working the counter at a Taco Bell whose name was Kimchee. I mentioned how it was a Korean food and she refused to believe me. I lol'd.
 
2012-12-30 06:22:49 AM

robohobo: So, when did black people start giving their children such ridiculous names? Really, I'm curious. When did the random apostrophe/name out of thin air thing start happening?


At about the same time white folks started in with the alternate spellings of Caitlin for their daughters.

Somewhere in the suburbs there's a Katelynne bringing home an An'twa'an to meet her parents...who had better not biatch one damn bit about how tough it is to spell that guy's name.

Fark should establish a name consultancy for misguided moms-to-be who think stripper names like Destinee will work just fine for their daughters. Seriously. We at Fark know the pornosity of every female name down to the sixth decimal point. Enid? Dowdy, but you may proceed. Claire? Very nice. Alexis? Erm...try again. Sapphira? OVER THE LINE. Check with us before you get that birth certificate filled out and you'll save yourself a world of trouble down the road.
 
2012-12-30 06:24:01 AM

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

Why do people propagate stupid urban legends when honest-to-God real names like Dayzunique are infinitely worse?


Saw a woman that had been saddled with the name "Queentasia". Oddly enough, she was on "The People's Court".
 
2012-12-30 06:25:00 AM

Gulper Eel: Fark should establish a name consultancy for misguided moms-to-be who think stripper names like Destinee will work just fine for their daughters. Seriously. We at Fark know the pornosity of every female name down to the sixth decimal point. Enid? Dowdy, but you may proceed. Claire? Very nice. Alexis? Erm...try again. Sapphira? OVER THE LINE. Check with us before you get that birth certificate filled out and you'll save yourself a world of trouble down the road.


Rule #1: If her name is a place, she'll end up on the pole.
 
2012-12-30 06:27:41 AM

robohobo: I lived in Georgia for a short period a little over 10 years ago, and I still remember a black girl working the counter at a Taco Bell whose name was Kimchee. I mentioned how it was a Korean food and she refused to believe me. I lol'd.


Please tell me you tried to pay with a two dollar bill.
 
2012-12-30 06:30:53 AM

Gulper Eel: Fark should establish a name consultancy for misguided moms-to-be who think stripper names like Destinee will work just fine for their daughters. Seriously. We at Fark know the pornosity of every female name down to the sixth decimal point. Enid? Dowdy, but you may proceed. Claire? Very nice. Alexis? Erm...try again. Sapphira? OVER THE LINE. Check with us before you get that birth certificate filled out and you'll save yourself a world of trouble down the road.


All the porn models are called Natasha anyway

//hooray human trafficking
 
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