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(Slate)   This handy map shows the most popular baby names parents gave their children, broken down by state. There will be a lot of Liams and Emmas running around the Midwest, and Florida will have an abundance of Jaydens and Isabellas   (slate.com) divider line 167
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2013-09-22 12:23:51 PM
Listen I can see the two sides of this very much. One side says that if you give the child of you the unique name then they can do the standing out from the crowd. The other side of this says to provide to the child of you the most common names of the others so they can have the sharing in the glory of the name. I do not know which side of this is the correct side and am doing the asking of you the Fark.com members but I can also provide to you the reasons for each of the sides to provide the greater chance of making the decision through the information upon which has been the provision of me. You are welcome.

One side of this says to provide to the child of you the unique name. The reason for this side is the simple one. In the twenty years the child of you can have the LAUGHTERS OLS about the individuals who all have the same names and also play the prankings by doing the drive to Texas and go to the crowd to say JACOBBBBBBB. Or perhaps to Nebraska to say, "LIAMMMMMMMM." Or perhaps to Florida to say, "JAYDENNNNNN." This last one of course is the jokings of me because if the child of you goes to the area of Florida upon which Jayden is said he will be the one who has the shankings provided. Now this side is also saying that perhaps the child of you will stand out on the resume because the person who is doing the hiring will say OH NO NOT THE NEW APPLICANT NAMED SOPHIA! WE HAVE EIGHT OF THOSE ALREADY IN THE OFFICE OF THIS! Then they will wish for hiring the unique named child of you because they will say OH THIS IS THE APPLICANT OF THE NAME DAWNLIZABETH THIS IS THE NAME WHICH IS EASY FOR REMEMBRANCE OF!  Of course there is also the bad parts of this and that is that listen no one cares about the stupid unique name of the child of you. What will you do also continue doing the wiping of this child into the 20s. The unique name does not provide to you the uniqueness because you are not the individual who is that different from the rest of the people who wish for the difference. Do you see this. By trying to be the person upon which is different you are just being the person who is the same. BAM the head of you did the explosion. It is okay I am here for you to do the explanation.

The other side of this is the simple one and that is that if you provide to the child of you the same name as many others then it makes the job of the teacher much easier. The roommate of me is the bigger person and she always is doing the ordering at the Starbucks. She gets the creme frappucino with extra creme and gets three of these at the time and they often say the name of she without ever doing the misspelling of this like they do with many of the names having uniqueness. JESSICA THE ORDER OF YOU IS READY is what is said by they. The other reason for this is that if you provide to the child the name upon which everyone has then they can be the better person of pulling the crime spree because the witness to this will say SHE DID THE ANSWERING TO THE NAME OF EMMA. Well now this does not offer the provision of helping to catch the person because listen to how many of these there are. The problem with choosing the name which is popular is that listen you are being the schmuck. Mason? Really? LAUGHTER OL that is the dumbest name perhaps only rivaled by Liam and Elijah and Noah and Jayden. WT THE F WHO THE F DOES THE NAMING OF THE CHILDS LIKE THESE? Do you wish for the child of you to live with the wedgie by someone else who also mocks the name of these. For the example you are born in Colorado and have the Liam but move to Pennsylvania where suddenly the child of you is being bullied by the boy named Mason. Do they see the irony of this? No they do not. Mason does not realize that he is also the jokings of the person.

So I have given to you one side and then also to you the other side. What is the opinion of you the Fark.com website? If you were to be the judgings of this then who would be provided to you by being the side which has correction?

Also it should be said by me that you are welcome.
 
2013-09-22 12:28:58 PM
Met a girl this week with three small kids. Names were Nirvana, Teegan, and Bronx. No, I'm not kidding.
 
2013-09-22 12:29:07 PM
No Katniss?
 
Zel
2013-09-22 12:32:30 PM
Katnisses should be coming this season. I heard there are a lot of Daenaryses this year too.
 
2013-09-22 12:33:46 PM
Protip to any parents using a list to determine if they should or should not name their kid something.

Don't do it.

There are thousands of other parents trying to come up with a name, looking at the most popular name lists, then going to the middle and choosing one.

Just name your kid what you want (including Messiah, lol).

We didn't use a list other than to try and estimate how many kids might also have the same name.  My youngest did dodge being named "Seamus" (pronounced Shay-mus) though, because one consideration we did make was "How easy is it to combine with my already really, really, REALLY easy to make fun of last name to make something insulting.

//It's insanely easy to make fun of my last name, and some adults still think it's funny.
 
2013-09-22 12:33:51 PM
Dear soon-to-be parents.....please knock if off with the whole Jayden, Braden, Hayden names, okay?
 
2013-09-22 12:34:40 PM

meow said the dog: Listen I can see the two sides of this very much....



Wow. Just...wow. One of your better ones, mate.
 
2013-09-22 12:34:53 PM

meow said the dog: Listen I can see the two sides of this very much. One side says that if you give the child of you the unique name then they can do the standing out from the crowd. The other side of this says to provide to the child of you the most common names of the others so they can have the sharing in the glory of the name. I do not know which side of this is the correct side and am doing the asking of you the Fark.com members but I can also provide to you the reasons for each of the sides to provide the greater chance of making the decision through the information upon which has been the provision of me. You are welcome...


I didn't understand a lick of it, but I am amused nonetheless.
 
2013-09-22 12:35:10 PM
Honestly I'm surprised "Pablo" and "Esperanza" aren't the most popular names in the south what with the way the Spanics are shiatting out little mouths for EBT to feed.
 
2013-09-22 12:35:38 PM
I'll just leave this here....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8CrY_ZfFk

It's George Carlin, so the NSFW language disclaimer should be no surprise....
 
2013-09-22 12:36:16 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Met a girl this week with three small kids. Names were Nirvana, Teegan, and Bronx. No, I'm not kidding.


My kid's name is Tegan..
 
2013-09-22 12:37:11 PM

The_Sponge: Dear soon-to-be parents.....please knock if off with the whole Jayden, Braden, Hayden names, okay?


I think the -aiden / -ayden are finally starting to lose popularity, at least if my daughter's first grade class
is any indication.

Funny thing about her class, though: a full 50% of the class have names that begin with the letter "A".  Way weird.
 
2013-09-22 12:37:33 PM

sirbissel: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Met a girl this week with three small kids. Names were Nirvana, Teegan, and Bronx. No, I'm not kidding.

My kid's name is Tegan..


Is it too old to change it? Does she know her name already?
 
2013-09-22 12:37:54 PM
Obviously no love for DeTangelo, EpiDoral or Sinutab
 
2013-09-22 12:37:59 PM
Enimas will get you running no matter where your at...OH....Emmas...

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-09-22 12:38:47 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Met a girl this week with three small kids. Names were Nirvana, Teegan, and Bronx. No, I'm not kidding.


This mother has already farked her kids lives. With names like that they are already doomed to a life of a hipster. You will never have a boss or CEO of a company named Nirvana, Teegan, or Bronx.

Poor kids.
 
2013-09-22 12:39:40 PM
Rocket Rodriguez chortles, shakes head.
 
2013-09-22 12:40:03 PM
I had three strict rules when it came time to decide names for our kids.
* Nothing so common that some other kid in their classroom is likely to have the same name.
* Nothing so unusual that they have to spend their lives explaining how it's spelled.
* Unambiguous as to the gender, so no Pat or Chris.
 
2013-09-22 12:40:17 PM
fark all the morans using names from movies.

The Irish ones suck, too, unless you're from Ireland.
 
2013-09-22 12:40:44 PM

sirbissel: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Met a girl this week with three small kids. Names were Nirvana, Teegan, and Bronx. No, I'm not kidding.

My kid's name is Tegan..


Umm yea about that...you might want to GIS Tegan Preslay...NSFA
 
2013-09-22 12:40:57 PM
The dash isn't silent
 
2013-09-22 12:41:45 PM
Saul T. Balzac:
Funny thing about her class, though: a full 50% of the class have names that begin with the letter "A".  Way weird.

You start one page one of the "Baby Book" name, and before you know it, you're so over it you say "screw it" and name the stupid kid Amber.
 
2013-09-22 12:42:54 PM
Most of those are actually not the names I would have expected. And that is one serious lack of name diversity in any case.

Hm. I really never would have guessed. Also... Elijah? I'd have figured that to be waaaay lower. Of course, I just got back from Oklahoma last weekend and I could believe that now more than I could have done 3 weeks ago.
 
2013-09-22 12:42:54 PM
screwed that up somehow.
 
2013-09-22 12:43:00 PM
Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.
 
2013-09-22 12:43:27 PM
Ah yes, the parents who name their children as if they were a pet with no awareness that will grow up to be adults. Then again, the way things are now, it's very likely they will be living at home and being supported by their parents for the rest of their lives so I guess it now makes sense.
 
2013-09-22 12:43:58 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Obviously no love for DeTangelo, EpiDoral or Sinutab


Paprika?
 
2013-09-22 12:44:29 PM
My brother's name is Rodford, a made up name is a combination of Rodney and Bradford. It's unique, but doesn't sound unusual.

In contrast, I once saw this name, TawanaLaShandra, and I may have forgotten a syllable or two.
 
2013-09-22 12:44:41 PM

Babbs: Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.


My favorite is when people spell it "Schuyler" and the kid ends up getting called "Shoe-ler"
 
2013-09-22 12:45:51 PM

eas81: you might want to GIS Tegan Preslay...NSFA


Wikipedia: "[Teagan Presley 's] name in part comes from her parents initially wanting to call her 'Teagan'".

YouDontSay.jpg
 
2013-09-22 12:46:34 PM

jaytkay: fark all the morans using names from movies.

The Irish ones suck, too, unless you're from Ireland.


i758.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-22 12:46:56 PM

Saul T. Balzac: Funny thing about her class, though: a full 50% of the class have names that begin with the letter "A". Way weird.


My sons class is like that as well... Arin, Arya, Ayva, Ashim... doesn't help that they're almost all Indian. I think it's a good luck thing in Indian culture to have an 'A' name
 
2013-09-22 12:47:03 PM

Babbs: Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.


I figured she was the daughter of New Age hippies who moved to New Mexico after Woodstock.
 
2013-09-22 12:47:32 PM

bighairyguy: My brother's name is Rodford, a made up name is a combination of Rodney and Bradford. It's unique, but doesn't sound unusual.


I'm not gonna Google, but I'd say odds are 50/50 or better that Rod Ford is a gay porn star.
 
2013-09-22 12:47:33 PM

Babbs: Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.



I'm quite close to forty, and I went to school with a girl my age named Skyler (same spelling and all).  Until very recently, she was the only Skyler I had ever met in my life.   I also went to school with a Mackenzie and a McKenna, two girls from two different families who received surnames as first names.

So, yes, even in the 1970s, parents were doing this to their kids, just not in the same numbers they are doing it now.
 
2013-09-22 12:47:33 PM

Babbs: Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.


Never thought about it before but yeah... yer right. Damn that's gonna irk me now.
 
2013-09-22 12:49:02 PM
I just realized I'd make a lousy parent. I want twins so I can name one Able and the other Zed, just to see if there's anything to the notion of being alphabetically challenged means anything.

And I'm thinking about changing my own last name to something without a -ski ending. I think I've missed a lot of job opportunities because it's hard to spell and makes me sound Polish.
 
2013-09-22 12:49:22 PM
Whenever I hear white people make fun of black people's names I think of Jayden... and Caitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlinn, Kaytlynn, Kaytlin, and Caytliynn.
 
2013-09-22 12:49:55 PM

jaytkay: bighairyguy: My brother's name is Rodford, a made up name is a combination of Rodney and Bradford. It's unique, but doesn't sound unusual.

I'm not gonna Google, but I'd say odds are 50/50 or better that Rod Ford is a gay porn star.


Yeah, Rodford is totally a powerbear moniker.
 
2013-09-22 12:50:39 PM

eas81: Tegan Preslay


That's Teagan-- and by the time that'd make any difference, she'll probably be out of the business anyway. (And really, if you stopped naming kids after porn stars, we'd have to drop Rachel, Kelly, Naomi, Ava, Megan, Angelina, Nina, Sarah, Jenny, Katie, Nicole, Amy, Kimberly, April, etc...)
 
2013-09-22 12:51:13 PM

Saul T. Balzac: Babbs: Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.


I'm quite close to forty, and I went to school with a girl my age named Skyler (same spelling and all).  Until very recently, she was the only Skyler I had ever met in my life.   I also went to school with a Mackenzie and a McKenna, two girls from two different families who received surnames as first names.

So, yes, even in the 1970s, parents were doing this to their kids, just not in the same numbers they are doing it now.


Yeah, you just don't see it as often as you do now. Then there is my parents who went with the typical 60's names for their kids. Barbara. Yuk. You NEVER see a baby or young girl named Barbara anymore.
 
2013-09-22 12:51:47 PM

The_Sponge: Dear soon-to-be parents.....please knock if off with the whole Jayden, Braden, Hayden names, okay?


Fails to have the amusement of this.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-22 12:52:56 PM
A friend of mine and his fiancee recently had a baby boy, so I asked the name. Cayden. (could be Caden, Kaden, Kaydenn, Caidynn, I really don't know.) Took all of my willpower to not respond "Really? How original."
 
2013-09-22 12:53:07 PM

sirbissel: eas81: Tegan Preslay

That's Teagan-- and by the time that'd make any difference, she'll probably be out of the business anyway. (And really, if you stopped naming kids after porn stars, we'd have to drop Rachel, Kelly, Naomi, Ava, Megan, Angelina, Nina, Sarah, Jenny, Katie, Nicole, Amy, Kimberly, April, etc...)


Teagan is a really horrible, trendy name to name your kid. It's not going to age well.
 
2013-09-22 12:55:09 PM
You think these names are weird, but I'd like to see a list of most popular inner-city names.
 
2013-09-22 12:55:28 PM

Babbs: Saul T. Balzac: Babbs: Does anyone else think it's weird that Walt's wife name is Skyler? I mean, she's in her 40's. Nobody in their 40's is named "Skyler". It just doesn't suit the character. It just has bugged me from day one. Oh, and I really need a life.


I'm quite close to forty, and I went to school with a girl my age named Skyler (same spelling and all).  Until very recently, she was the only Skyler I had ever met in my life.   I also went to school with a Mackenzie and a McKenna, two girls from two different families who received surnames as first names.

So, yes, even in the 1970s, parents were doing this to their kids, just not in the same numbers they are doing it now.

Yeah, you just don't see it as often as you do now. Then there is my parents who went with the typical 60's names for their kids. Barbara. Yuk. You NEVER see a baby or young girl named Barbara anymore.


Give it a few years.  It'll make the cycle again as people go through the lists and go "Hmmm, Barbara isn't a commonly used name, I'll give them that".

I wonder though if we'll see "unique" spellings like Burbura
 
2013-09-22 12:56:13 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: sirbissel: eas81: Tegan Preslay

That's Teagan-- and by the time that'd make any difference, she'll probably be out of the business anyway. (And really, if you stopped naming kids after porn stars, we'd have to drop Rachel, Kelly, Naomi, Ava, Megan, Angelina, Nina, Sarah, Jenny, Katie, Nicole, Amy, Kimberly, April, etc...)

Teagan is a really horrible, trendy name to name your kid. It's not going to age well.


At least there are no obvious taunting nicknames.

/ Besides teabag
 
2013-09-22 12:57:44 PM

jcmjx: You think these names are weird, but I'd like to see a list of most popular inner-city names.


Same names, but prefixed with "De" and "Ta" and with random apostrophes thrown in.
 
2013-09-22 12:58:01 PM

jcmjx: You think these names are weird, but I'd like to see a list of most popular inner-city names.


I'd wager that Jacob and Micheal are the most popular inner-city names in Cali and NY, because the most people live in the urban areas and these types of maps are really nothing more than population distribution maps.
 
2013-09-22 01:00:37 PM

meat0918: I wonder though if we'll see "unique" spellings like Burbura


Ba'abaarrau
 
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