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2013-02-15 02:17:52 PM  

Sybarite: Oliver

The problem with that name is that I can only hear it in Eva Gabor's accent.


That's a feature, not a bug.
www.photo2013.com
/hot
 
2013-02-15 02:24:48 PM  

powerful katrinka: A fun site for baby names.


Good find! Not a whole lot of returns for "Adolf" after the 1900s...?
 
2013-02-15 02:28:50 PM  

dustygrimp: astroman05: Warthog: I clicked through that whole stupid slide show just to make sure my two snowflakes' names were NOT there.  If I came to find out that I gave them trendy names, I'd have to shoot myself.  Fortunately the names Reinhold and Helga seem not to be taking off.

All my kids' names are on there (as well as several of the finalists we didn't choose), but they were all named 5 years ago or more.  Do I have to shoot myself, or do I get a "I liked them before they got big" exemption?

You get the exemption but then you have to shoot yourself for hipster cliche.


Yes, this is the correct answer.  Please post the news of your demise, so that they can shift your account setting over to "Beyond Fark."
 
2013-02-15 02:32:30 PM  

FloydA: Tucker.


I can see the school kids now...Tucker tucker bo bucker banana fana fo f*cker hahahahahahahah
 
2013-02-15 02:40:55 PM  

Hebalo: StewMcG: We used to take pride in picking unusual names, too.  However, our youngest's name, Amelia, showed up on this stupid list.  GAH!  We always made it a point to pick names that were fairly uncommon.  (Given that Mr. StewMcG and I both have pretty common first names.)  Imagine our shock when our oldest, Julia (which was pretty uncommon 17+ years ago) started kindergarten... with 3 other Julia's.

So... in other words, while you THOUGHT you picked unusual names, you totally didn't. CSB.


Nah, we have 2 more children and both have very ethnic names that aren't all that common the US.  Also, our Amelia is 7 1/2 years old and at the time, all we heard from everyone is that it was an old lady's name.

Who knows, maybe this is just confirming the horrific thought that we're hipsters?  *gah*

/css
 
2013-02-15 02:41:35 PM  

busy chillin': FloydA: Tucker.

I can see the school kids now...Tucker tucker bo bucker banana fana fo f*cker hahahahahahahah


Yep.  You don't turn into this:
i105.photobucket.com
Without years of being mocked.
 
2013-02-15 02:43:09 PM  
Named my son Gabriel...he's the only one in his entire elementary school (making it real tough for him to get out of trouble)

/his class has a Janaiya, Sanaiya, and Kamaiya
//wanted to name him Jeremiah, kinda glad I didn't
 
2013-02-15 02:43:50 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: A couple months ago, I was at a birthday party held in a "Tumble and Cheer" school.

These were some of the names on the wall:

Cambree
Karli
Baylee
Jaslynn
Maccie
Balei
Addison
Izzabelle
Kasey
Jadyn
Abigayle
Kinley
Kinsley

ph'nglui
mglw'nafh
Ryleigh
wgah'nagl
fhtagn 
Kyler
Dravyn
Jacelyn
Jacelynn
Kolie
Khloe (2)
Caryss
Blayse
Karsyn
Jaylynn
Kennadi
Brooklyn
Rylynn


Luckily, most of these girls won't have to worry about people misspelling their names since strip club patrons don't usually tip with checks.

And if you read Deadspin - yes, these names were printed there first...but I wanted to share this sign of civilization's impending collapse with my Fark family.
 
2013-02-15 03:00:03 PM  
Son has a kid in his class named Jaylin. Every time I see that kid, I think "that's not a name, that's a prediction."
 
2013-02-15 03:01:01 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Clara
Eli
Naomi
Charlie
Alice
Henry
Olive
Leo
Lillian
Jasper
Amelia
Everett
Nora
Silas
Adeline
Max
Hazel
Owen
Stella
Oliver

There. No need to click through seven pages.

-=-
Thanks. I didn't.
 
2013-02-15 03:10:18 PM  
Ah, old fashioned names.  My cousin named his kid Linus.  I told him I thought that was a-pauling.
 
2013-02-15 03:17:49 PM  
I really want to name my son Augustus and my other son Marcus.

I think Gus is a cute nickname for a kid and cool nickname for man.

What do you think fark?

/Fark is better than a bunch of 5th graders.
 
2013-02-15 03:19:29 PM  

GalFriday: Where did you go to college? Because I, too, went to college with a guy named Thon.


UT Austin.
 
2013-02-15 03:34:31 PM  
Did the author do all their research at Wolfram Alpha?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-02-15 03:51:07 PM  

theorellior: GalFriday: Where did you go to college? Because I, too, went to college with a guy named Thon.

UT Austin.


Then it is not the same Thon unless he also went to St. Louis University in the early 90's.  Could it be the same Thon, or do you think we are dealing with multiple Thons/Thoni?
 
2013-02-15 03:58:00 PM  
I always win these thread.  My first name is Xaviana.  No one should ever name a child Xaviana.  Every single roll call in my entire life has gone like this:

Teacher: Tommy, Vivian, ZZZ, um um uh.
Me:  You can just call me Thirteen.

That is right, of all things in the world, my grandfather decided he hated my name and began calling me Thirteen shortly after I was born.  He did this because I am the thirteenth child in the family and to keep track of us the parents/grandparents/hitchhikers would make us number off and/or line up in number order.

So, I am Thirteen, it is nice to meet you.
 
2013-02-15 03:59:54 PM  

GalFriday: I always win these thread.  My first name is Xaviana.  No one should ever name a child Xaviana.  Every single roll call in my entire life has gone like this:

Teacher: Tommy, Vivian, ZZZ, um um uh.
Me:  You can just call me Thirteen.

That is right, of all things in the world, my grandfather decided he hated my name and began calling me Thirteen shortly after I was born.  He did this because I am the thirteenth child in the family and to keep track of us the parents/grandparents/hitchhikers would make us number off and/or line up in number order.

So, I am Thirteen, it is nice to meet you.


Huh, it's strange that people would have pronunciation problems with it...my son's middle name is Xavier, so I would assume they would sound the same.

\was one of five Jasons in a class at elementary school
 
2013-02-15 04:04:12 PM  

Button Face: Son has a kid in his class named Jaylin. Every time I see that kid, I think "that's not a name, that's a prediction."


www.shockmansion.com
 
2013-02-15 04:07:46 PM  
GalFriday:

So, I am Thirteen, it is nice to meet you.

Farky updated.
 
2013-02-15 04:11:35 PM  

GalFriday: Then it is not the same Thon unless he also went to St. Louis University in the early 90's. Could it be the same Thon, or do you think we are dealing with multiple Thons/Thoni?


Probably not the same. As for the plural, "Thon" looks kinda Greek, so it could be "Thoa". However, the name was created with runes, so maybe a Norse "Thoner" would work better.
 
2013-02-15 04:11:49 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: GalFriday: I always win these thread.  My first name is Xaviana.  No one should ever name a child Xaviana.  Every single roll call in my entire life has gone like this:

Teacher: Tommy, Vivian, ZZZ, um um uh.
Me:  You can just call me Thirteen.

That is right, of all things in the world, my grandfather decided he hated my name and began calling me Thirteen shortly after I was born.  He did this because I am the thirteenth child in the family and to keep track of us the parents/grandparents/hitchhikers would make us number off and/or line up in number order.

So, I am Thirteen, it is nice to meet you.

Huh, it's strange that people would have pronunciation problems with it...my son's middle name is Xavier, so I would assume they would sound the same.

\was one of five Jasons in a class at elementary school


Mine is pronounced X-A-V-ona.

I think that because it is uncommon, that people had such a problem with it.
I also grew up in a very small town and I would think that by the time I reached first grade, the teachers would have been able to pronounce it.  And they wouldn't need to call my mother or one of my brothers into the office to explain the whole Thirteen thing.
 
2013-02-15 04:24:41 PM  

GRCooper: Have friends with two little kids with the, IMHO, awesome names "Max" and "Stella", so getting a kick, etc. ...

CSB1:  Mom knew a woman whose name was "Pajama" - pronounced "Pay-ja-MAY"

CSB2:  Was designer for an online game that allowed players to create their own in game names.  Since I'm not congenitally stupid, we only allowed them to select from a list of first and last names (no text entry - therein lies madness).  So, I headed to the Census websight and tracked down their lists of all first and last names registered in the U.S.  There are about 13k last names, and roughly 50k first names (I'm going from memory here, but the numbers are approximately correct - maybe it's 13k first and 50k last).  Again, not being stupid, I forced myself to read through both lists, searching for names to delete from the "official" lists as innapropriate for our game.  I had to delete many, many names. (I don't care if it's a 'legit' name, you're not naming your character "Rape Cockburn")

/always wanted a son to be able to name him "Duncan Idaho" (Duncan's a family name, but the Idaho would confuse the rest of the clan), but, alas, no women want to nurture my seed.
//plus, his initials would be "DIC" which would rock.


RE: CSB1.

Whenever I run into a person who pronounces his name in a way that doesn't at all match the spelling, and he immediately says, "But that's how I pronounce it!" I have to resist the urge to pat him on the head and say, "Of course, pumpkin."
 
2013-02-15 04:25:42 PM  

QueenMamaBee: ciberido: QueenMamaBee: blatz514: Strangely this name wasn't on the list

Sadly, a friend of mine dated a guy with a daughter named Six.

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What a daughter named "Six" might look like.

Not even close, wrong ethnicity.


cdn2.mamapop.com upload.wikimedia.org
She might be closer, but she's an Eight, not a Six.
 
2013-02-15 04:27:56 PM  

calm like a bomb: I have twins.  We named them Bweryang and Bob.


I want to have five children: four boys named Bob and a girl named Barbara Ann.
 
2013-02-15 04:28:50 PM  

wambu: So are stripper and slut names becoming less popular? Where will these girls come from in the future? "Clara" will never be thought of as a naughty, naughty girl.


Two words: Hot librarian.
 
2013-02-15 04:29:58 PM  
Can you imagine Ancient Egyptian FARK?

"I am so sick of all those people who think they are cool when they name their kids after the god of the sun. Half the boys in my son's scribe class are called Ra"

"Did you hear about the Nubian woman who named her daughter wavy line wavy line apostrophe cobra hand square?"

"I went to school with a girl named Ankhsunamon, but she spelled it with a plover instead of a bundle of reeds!"
 
2013-02-15 04:30:57 PM  
I have dibs on Victor and Annika.
 
2013-02-15 04:35:41 PM  

Jim_Callahan: 3. If you're going to completely make some shiat up, first type the name, and every variant spelling you can think of, into Google search, to make sure it's not a: Brand name, Proper word of some kind, Common name in another language for the opposite of your child's gender, etc.


3a. ...Or internet slang for some horribly depraved act.
 
2013-02-15 04:44:03 PM  

MikeBoomshadow: calm like a bomb: I have twins.  We named them Bweryang and Bob.

I want to have five children: four boys named Bob and a girl named Barbara Ann.


Twice in one thread with the actual LOL. Because in my head I heard you introduce your kids to me.

"These are my kids Barbera and Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob"
 
2013-02-15 04:44:47 PM  
What a 13 may look like

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-15 04:45:35 PM  

Tricky Chicken: MikeBoomshadow: calm like a bomb: I have twins.  We named them Bweryang and Bob.

I want to have five children: four boys named Bob and a girl named Barbara Ann.

Twice in one thread with the actual LOL. Because in my head I heard you introduce your kids to me.

"These are my kids Barbera and Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob"


Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Barbera Ann, the song? Come on!
 
2013-02-15 05:29:43 PM  
My son has the unfortunate first name of a certain Cullen vampire but he lucked out being born LONG before Twilight hit the scene.

I always advise soon-to-be parents to do a rhyming test (Brock will eventually become Cock) and nursery rhyme test (Peter Horner, etc) on their potential child's name.
 
2013-02-15 08:12:40 PM  

QueenMamaBee: ciberido: QueenMamaBee: blatz514: Strangely this name wasn't on the list

Sadly, a friend of mine dated a guy with a daughter named Six.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x272]
What a daughter named "Six" might look like.

Not even close, wrong ethnicity.


Ok, well as much fun as the "guess the ethnicity of a person I've never met" game has been, I'll just, uh, be over there talking to somebody else now.
 
2013-02-15 09:56:01 PM  
Speaking of names, I've got two boys scheduled to delivery in April, and I've always loved the name Jasper. (Tennessean, think I first saw it as the legit first name of a certain distiller of yore)

My question is, I've just recently found out that the name was used in Twilight, which casts a certain pall over it. Haven't read the books, but is it a major enough character as to stand out? Or just one of those characters who is mentioned in passing?
 
2013-02-16 12:59:26 AM  

dugitman: Isn't Olive just the nick for Olivia-- which every 4th girl under 10 is named? Also, my 2nd grade daughter has an Olivia, Olyvia, and O'livea in her class. YRLY


Of course she does.

This is no sort of new trend at all. Upwardly mobile mainly white parents have been searching for the holy grail of "classic name, but no one else has it yet so my kid will be quirky!!!" forever, a  nd that means they all move as a herd and assign the same names at the same time, all while thinking they have the perfect unique name, until that first day of kindergarten when they find out that their precious snowflake will be Olivia S. because there's already an Olivia M.

The up and coming names are the ones that were popular with the set of old people who died off maybe 10 years ago. So it goes on a roughly 100-year cycle. No one wants to name their kids after grandparents alive NOW or fussy old people they know, but give it ten years or so and wow, hey, those were classy people! let's name the kid after them.

If you really want your kid to be unique in their age cohort, name your kid after the names overused in YOUR generation.

/got a crazy foreign name
//the one in my profile is just the whitebread alias I normally use
 
2013-02-16 10:38:57 AM  
My son's name is in TFA, but is apparently not a popular one and nor is it on its way to becoming one any time soon.  That's fine by me.  When my wife and I were trying to think of names we couldn't think of anything serious.  We'd come up with things like "Keanu" and "Aloysius".
 
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