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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 12:17:41 PM  

mat catastrophe: My first son's name is Sanskrit and Greek.

Second's is Latin and Old English.

Mine is straight up two farking disciples.

Time. Marches. On. Sort of.

Maybe their children will have 21st Century names like Galaxy and Ethernet.



So your kids are named "Sanskrit and Greek Catastrophe", and "Latin and Old English Catastrophe"? Damn. And I thought I had trouble finding "Wulfman" on souvenir key chains and coffee mugs.
 
2012-12-30 12:26:23 PM  
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Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K
 
2012-12-30 12:43:26 PM  
For the love of god parents, please remember your baby isn't a toy or a pet. Remember it's going to grow into an adult person 18 years down the line and will need to find a job, etc.

If you want to name your kid something weird get a dog or a cat and name it that. FFS.

Don't stress over giving your kid a unique name, why don't you raise them to be a unique an interesting person instead.
 
2012-12-30 12:51:04 PM  
I knew a guy whose first name was Sukhdeep.
 
2012-12-30 12:54:31 PM  

2and4: 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.


I'm waiting for someone to name their little lad Mayden.

You know, to make him "different" from the Ayden Brayden Cayden Layden Jayden Kayden crowd.
 
2012-12-30 12:55:00 PM  
a cousin named her kids Christian Purity Virgin, and Faith Chastiy Rightousness

I'm going to suggest if these parents (divorced) get back together they could name a son

Atad, a thorn[635][636]
Avim, wicked or perverse men[663][664]
Avith, wicked, perverse[665][666]

Atad Avim Avith.

Christian Purity Virgin has had 5 husbands, and Faith Chastity Rightousness came out to the family

I believe both parents have had more than one spouce.
 
2012-12-30 12:58:08 PM  

dragon927: The trend I hate lately are what I call "job" names.

Fisher
Hunter
Walker
Rider
Parker
etc.

It's like the parents are expecting what the kid is going to be doing all his/her life.


Someone suggested Mason and Hunter for my twins. I said that since I'm a High Expectation Asian Mother, if I were to name my sons with job descriptions, they'll be Surgeon and Lawyer.
 
2012-12-30 01:07:59 PM  

Serious Black: 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.


I know two Zipporahs. Both cute. Zippi tends to be the de facto nickname.

\Jewish
 
2012-12-30 01:08:31 PM  

2and4: 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.


I am Jack's medulla oblungata
 
2012-12-30 01:18:25 PM  
Only one of my siblings has a biblical name, and my parents are fairly conservative Catholics. Point is, most people are drawing names from other sources. I was named after a country, my sister (only one with a biblical name) after a relative, and my little brother because my mom has a thing for Irish names. And the names I'm considering for any future little mad scientists are either from books/movies that had a big impact on me,or are family names. (if I have any male offspring, my brothers are getting a namesake)

Besides, not all the biblical names are good, and using one doesn't necessarily indicate piety. Just ask Von Zinzer here: Link
 
2012-12-30 01:18:55 PM  
Potential names for children you like:

1. Steven

2. Robert

3. William

Potential names for children you hate:

1. Cornelius

2. Williburforth

3. wilhelmina

Potential names for children you want to never have a date ever:

1. Jermagesty

2. Honey-poppy

3. Suri

Good pet names you can saddle a child with and screw up their lives

1. Katniss

2. Hopper

3. Anything from a sci fi book
 
2012-12-30 01:22:53 PM  

Mouser:
I was thinking Obadiah, myself. Can't go wrong with a name like that.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Begs to differ....

/ may be obscure
 
2012-12-30 01:26:39 PM  

justinsmith354:

Interesting note...they found people with those crazy names looked for jobs on average 15 days longer than "normal" sounding names. Due to call backs and what not. They also discovered over 200 versions of the name "unique".


True.

My sister has an old Czech name as her given name. However, most Americans upon hearing it think it's a "black" name.

She always had trouble securing job interviews, etc., even though she has a stellar employment history, and she blames her name. She's shared several anecdotes over the yeas of interviewers and other near-strangers being very [pleasantly?] surprised to meet her in person and find out that she's white.

At some point, my sister started putting a picture of herself on her résumé. Once she started doing that, she had no trouble getting a job interview ever again.
 
2012-12-30 01:31:13 PM  

Great_Milenko: What about all our "visitors" from south of the border named Jesus?


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-12-30 01:36:41 PM  
I befriended someone on Facebook just because of his name. It's Phuc D. Huang. Brilliant name, if you ask me.

\totes true
 
2012-12-30 02:00:22 PM  
Uhm, just a basic logic fail here, but if the scriptural names are supposedly holier, where did the people in scripture get them from? Surely this would ahve come up back then, "you want to name him what? No, he's gotta be this so he can be better" etc.

/bible believer
//constantly pray for the strength to deal with my fellow believers
 
2012-12-30 02:04:08 PM  
My kids are named Paul and Michael, but that's just a coincidence. Paul is named after my wife's dad, and Michael is named after Michael Knight (with his middle name being Bruce for Bruce Campbell and Bruce Wayne).

/atheist
//but likes normal names.
 
2012-12-30 02:12:11 PM  

Enitria: 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.


yeah, that's an idea we also have. my mother's middle name was Susan, and my wife's mother's middle name is Anna, so if we have a girl, we'll likely go with Susanna.
 
2012-12-30 02:13:47 PM  

Greek: Enitria: 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.

yeah, that's an idea we also have. my mother's middle name was Susan, and my wife's mother's middle name is Anna, so if we have a girl, we'll likely go with Susanna.


i would have probably gone with Charity
 
2012-12-30 02:16:38 PM  

fusillade762: [o.onionstatic.com image 850x714]

/oblig


Propecia? That's a NAME? Next thing, someone with bald-faced cheek will name their child Alopecia!
 
2012-12-30 02:18:30 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: fusillade762: [o.onionstatic.com image 850x714]

/oblig

Propecia? That's a NAME? Next thing, someone with bald-faced cheek will name their child Alopecia!


what about prozac or minoxidil
 
2012-12-30 02:26:46 PM  
We had our first daughter this year and named her Maxine.
 
2012-12-30 02:32:14 PM  

hubiestubert: 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 u ...


TL;DR
 
2012-12-30 02:36:24 PM  
My son is Alexander, from 'the great' as well as Delarge'. I wanted Hannibal, but his mom said no way...
 
2012-12-30 02:37:09 PM  

Wulfman: mat catastrophe: My first son's name is Sanskrit and Greek.

Second's is Latin and Old English.

Mine is straight up two farking disciples.

Time. Marches. On. Sort of.

Maybe their children will have 21st Century names like Galaxy and Ethernet.


So your kids are named "Sanskrit and Greek Catastrophe", and "Latin and Old English Catastrophe"? Damn. And I thought I had trouble finding "Wulfman" on souvenir key chains and coffee mugs.


DSYIMTL
 
2012-12-30 02:43:39 PM  

clipperbox: please oh please fark, please skew that silly poll at the end. this could use some more votes:


"The Bible is filled with hate and violence -- who wants to use a book like that to pick a name for a child? (2%, 2 Votes)"


Up to 8 votes, anyway.
 
2012-12-30 03:48:51 PM  
Collectively, amongst our family, friends and neighbors we are known as the Kens. Big Ken, Lil Ken, aka Kenny and Kendra aka Mama Ken. No, we're not inbred or even remotely related, it was just an odd coincidence that occurred about 17 years ago. I still love the looks on stranger's faces when one of us calls out to the other. A lot of folks assume that Lil Ken is my biological child, but he's not-just given his father's first name that I happen to share the feminized version of.
 
2012-12-30 04:00:27 PM  
Christianity previously: "We are fashionable. Hooray the whims of fashion!"
Christianity currently: "We are less fashionable. The whims of fashion suck!"
 
2012-12-30 04:05:38 PM  
It is amusing that English-speaking white people assume there have only been a couple of dozen names used by said English-speaking white people from the dawn of time - and doubly amusing that they are all Jewish names, not even Indo-European. While actually, English (and by extension, American) names have been all ove rthe place. In fact, you can argue that English names default to what the WND crowd sees as the "only real names" only in times of decline and stagnation. During times of increase and power, names tend to flower. To wit, Victorian names:

Link

Go farther back, and you get the Do-Not-Bathe-on-the-Sabbath and Verily-Marching-for-the-Lord set. My wife's research into the early EIC has turned up Tempest Peacock and Dixie Clitherow (both men, btw).

And, if you must insist on "white" names, at least choose real ones like Aethelwulf, Maponus, and Etheswitha.
 
2012-12-30 04:09:25 PM  
Actually, none of those listed names are bad in and of themselves. Before Twilight, I very much liked the name Bella. Jayden has existed as a name for quite a while too, but it has recently become trendy and therefore EEEEEVIIIILLLLLL apparently. Grayden as well, although it used to be spelled Graydon.

As for the "getting baby names from pop culture", thing, that's been going on for centuries. Pamela was invented in the 17th or 18th century. Fiona may have been invented by Sir Walter Scott. And let's not get started on Shakespeare.

Not that some trendy names aren't ridiculous, but getting butthurt over a name because of its source is a waste of time.

/name from the bible
//bad example- always hated it because the character's a biatch
///use middle name instead- that's what it's for
 
2012-12-30 04:32:23 PM  

Nogale: My cousins' sons - Eli, Sam, Josh, Jonah, and Zeev - beg to differ.


Zeev either rhymes with Skeev or is going to by the time he gets to 1st grade.
 
2012-12-30 04:47:04 PM  
OK, fine, WND.  If I have a boy, I'll name him "Satan Judas Wormwood," and if it's a girl, I'll name her "Whore of Babylon."

Happy now?
 
2012-12-30 04:49:59 PM  

fusillade762: [o.onionstatic.com image 850x714]

/oblig


Ashleigh and Madison, eh?

/Pic is probably BS
//WND -> NGTRTFA
 
2012-12-30 04:54:55 PM  

People_are_Idiots: What's funny, if I had a girl I was thinking of Lillith or Morrigan...


How about Delilah or Jezebel?
 
2012-12-30 05:00:01 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Nogale: My cousins' sons - Eli, Sam, Josh, Jonah, and Zeev - beg to differ.

Zeev either rhymes with Skeev or is going to by the time he gets to 1st grade.


No, because the correct pronunciation "Zeh-ev" is shortened to "Zev."
 
2012-12-30 05:21:02 PM  

Rhino_man: The future of American baby names (Video)


Ok, lost it at this guy:

i1091.photobucket.com

The rest were pretty awesome, too.

I will never forget this girl I knew back in grade-school, her name was Isolene(with some other hyphenated ridiculousness). I wont mention the rest of her name for privacy reasons, but I don't think It would be that hard to find her name in a phone book either way.
 
2012-12-30 05:31:29 PM  

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

/no one tips those girls


Esther Wethips?
 
2012-12-30 05:42:00 PM  
Yeah, what about good biblical names like Erick Erickson?!
 
2012-12-30 06:29:54 PM  

Soymilk: dragon927: The trend I hate lately are what I call "job" names.

Fisher
Hunter
Walker
Rider
Parker
etc.

It's like the parents are expecting what the kid is going to be doing all his/her life.

Someone suggested Mason and Hunter for my twins. I said that since I'm a High Expectation Asian Mother, if I were to name my sons with job descriptions, they'll be Surgeon and Lawyer.


Wasn't there an NFL player called Lawyer Malloy?

Respectable job/names

Actuary
Chemist
Cartographer
Patissiere
Financier
 
2012-12-30 06:34:45 PM  

Faddy: Soymilk: dragon927: The trend I hate lately are what I call "job" names.

Fisher
Hunter
Walker
Rider
Parker
etc.

It's like the parents are expecting what the kid is going to be doing all his/her life.

Someone suggested Mason and Hunter for my twins. I said that since I'm a High Expectation Asian Mother, if I were to name my sons with job descriptions, they'll be Surgeon and Lawyer.

Wasn't there an NFL player called Lawyer Malloy?

Respectable job/names

Actuary
Chemist
Cartographer
Patissiere
Financier


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-30 06:43:44 PM  
Are Biblical names supposed to protect them or something? Everyone with a name in the Bible suffered at some point, many times at the whims of God himself.
 
2012-12-30 07:02:41 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Millennium: Start the counter-trend: name your kid Zebulun or Hagar.

Or names from a different bible.



I've known people with both of those names. Weird.

// I was always partial to Shadrak, Nishak, and Abednego
 
2012-12-30 07:03:51 PM  

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


Dave's not here man.
 
2012-12-30 07:22:26 PM  
its been my life's experience that nothing is lamer than a very pollock surname with a very plain first name (thanks mom and dad!). so we named our boy kazimir. at the very least...the mother tongues match.

/plus, his initials are KGB
//if he ever plays sports (dad is 6'3 and mom is 5'10) he's gonna be a monster.
///sportscasters love that shiat!
 
2012-12-30 07:44:27 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: fusillade762: [o.onionstatic.com image 850x714]

/oblig

Propecia? That's a NAME? Next thing, someone with bald-faced cheek will name their child Alopecia!


Lee Jackson Beauregard: fusillade762: [o.onionstatic.com image 850x714]

/oblig

Ashleigh and Madison, eh?

/Pic is probably BS


That infographic is from The Onion. From 1999 or so.
 
2012-12-30 07:45:10 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: People_are_Idiots: What's funny, if I had a girl I was thinking of Lillith or Morrigan...

How about Delilah or Jezebel?


Who are they? Oh, the middle name would be Aensland....
 
2012-12-30 07:53:30 PM  

Greek: yeah, that's an idea we also have. my mother's middle name was Susan, and my wife's mother's middle name is Anna, so if we have a girl, we'll likely go with Susanna.


Well don't you cry for me.
 
2012-12-30 07:53:45 PM  
You know what these names will turn into, don't you? They'll be names synonymous with old people, like "Grace" or "Mabel", these days.

That's what trendy names do.
 
2012-12-30 08:05:01 PM  
For our second kid we were looking for something unique, yet not trendy-kooky. We chose "Ryker", expecting to never see another kid by that name. In the 2 years that have passed, we've met 3 other Rykers, and even found sippy cups pre-stamped with the name at a major retail store.

//There are no more unique names.
 
2012-12-30 08:19:08 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: 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.


How does that require 8 names?
boy, boy
boy, girl
girl, girl
Are they using different names depending on the order the kids are born if it's one of each?
 
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