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(Gawker)   Your kid is more likely to stay off the pole if her name is Samantha, as opposed to S'imynthah   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Yale University, venn diagrams  
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11492 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Mar 2013 at 7:00 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-04 07:10:40 PM  
2 votes:
I dunno about that, Subby. The idea of the star of Bewitched doing a striptease would have kept me in my bunk for days.
2013-03-04 07:10:37 PM  
2 votes:
Strippers don't have to pay back college loans.
2013-03-04 07:04:36 PM  
2 votes:
Correlation causation etc. This looks to me more like "tradition-minded white parents are more likely to push their kids into Yale".
2013-03-04 09:25:43 PM  
1 vote:

serpent_sky: red5ish: Do you pole dance? Or are you a Yale alumnae?

Neither... Part of me wonders if my life would have been different if I'd had the name I chose all along.  If only because I would have had more self confidence when speaking at job interviews, or with publishing myself (not under various pseudonyms) and not always hiding behind my nickname.  The one success I have to my name, my band, was done under my nickname, Pixie, which is what I had everyone call me until I had a legal name  I liked (and could tolerate.)  Best friends did not know my birth name, it was that deeply hidden, and I think it hindered me.

Who's to say, though? I could just retroactively be making excuses for thinking I should "follow my dreams" of writing instead of realizing how well wired my brain was for law and similar careers,....  and that I failed at my dreams because I didn't want anyone to address me by my name.  Though I know it brought me down a bit any time I ever heard it.

Your therapy bills sound expensive.
2013-03-04 07:19:49 PM  
1 vote:
Yes, what you name your child definitely dictates their entire future. Look at me, I grew up to be a brain in a jar.
2013-03-04 07:11:51 PM  
1 vote:
The people who were taught growing up that high self-esteem was their inalienable right regardless of of how useless they were are now naming their children.  Were you expecting common sense?
2013-03-04 07:04:26 PM  
1 vote:
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S'imynthah is a contraction of an offensive word that takes longer to pronounce than the known age of the universe.
2013-03-04 06:35:00 PM  
1 vote:
According to the article, Samantha wasn't a popular name in Yale. Subby's got the Venn Diagram blues.
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