Sybarite: OliverThe problem with that name is that I can only hear it in Eva Gabor's accent.
powerful katrinka: A fun site for baby names.
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.
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.
busy chillin': FloydA: Tucker.I can see the school kids now...Tucker tucker bo bucker banana fana fo f*cker hahahahahahahah
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:CambreeKarliBayleeJaslynnMaccieBaleiAddisonIzzabelleKaseyJadynAbigayleKinleyKinsley
A Shambling Mound: ClaraEliNaomiCharlieAliceHenryOliveLeoLillianJasperAmeliaEverettNoraSilasAdelineMaxHazelOwenStellaOliverThere. No need to click through seven pages.
GalFriday: Where did you go to college? Because I, too, went to college with a guy named Thon.
theorellior: GalFriday: Where did you go to college? Because I, too, went to college with a guy named Thon.UT Austin.
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.
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."
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?
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
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.
QueenMamaBee: ciberido: QueenMamaBee: blatz514: Strangely this name wasn't on the listSadly, 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.
calm like a bomb: I have twins. We named them Bweryang and Bob.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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
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