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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
 
2013-09-22 01:01:47 PM
I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"
 
2013-09-22 01:02:55 PM

12349876: meat0918: I wonder though if we'll see "unique" spellings like Burbura

Ba'abaarrau


Barbarella too.
 
2013-09-22 01:03:05 PM
Named my snowflake Brendan. Figured it would be a solid boy-only name that was unique enough that he'd be the only one in his class yet easy enough to spell.

I was half right. I get Brendon, Brenden and Brandon a lot. Further confirming my belief that many people are functional retards.
 
2013-09-22 01:03:38 PM

Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"


Ill never understand why people choose such shiatty, trendy names for their kids. Ava, Emma, seriously? I bet you have stainless steel appliances and drive a mid-sized SUV, too.
 
2013-09-22 01:03:53 PM

Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"


But at least Ava and Emma are pretty names. Your nephew's name? WAT. My niece named her kid "Briar". WTF?
 
2013-09-22 01:03:55 PM

Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.



I know a couple in South Carolina with an Ava and an Emma.  Is that you?
 
2013-09-22 01:05:44 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.


It's better than Jovanka ;) And it's Tegan. And I'm not really seeing how it's particularly trendy: The internet says it broke into the top 1,000 names in 1999, and as of 2007 there were a good 400 more popular names, and it's not especially new since there've been "Tegan"s since at least the 1850s.
 
2013-09-22 01:07:44 PM

Babbs: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

But at least Ava and Emma are pretty names. Your nephew's name? WAT. My niece named her kid "Briar". WTF?


There are kids in my sons' classes named "Kairo" and "Israel" for the boys and  "Mystery" and "Charisma" for the girls.
 
2013-09-22 01:08:06 PM
Youngest is Isabella but we chose it because it is an old family name not used in a few generations
 
2013-09-22 01:08:12 PM

Saul T. Balzac: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.


I know a couple in South Carolina with an Ava and an Emma.  Is that you?


No, you're mistaking him for the million other people's kids named Ava and Emma. Honestly, I'm not one to talk. I named my daughter ASHLEY 25 years ago. How original.
 
2013-09-22 01:09:08 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

Ill never understand why people choose such shiatty, trendy names for their kids. Ava, Emma, seriously? I bet you have stainless steel appliances and drive a mid-sized SUV, too.


My kids are 9 and 7. I don't know if we hit the trend or not. Hmm. But I do drive a midsize SUV and my coffee pot and toaster are stainless steel.

Saul T. Balzac: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.


I know a couple in South Carolina with an Ava and an Emma.  Is that you?


Nope.

Babbs: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

But at least Ava and Emma are pretty names. Your nephew's name? WAT. My niece named her kid "Briar". WTF?


I tolod my sister if I have a boy I'm naming him Ninja Copkilla
 
2013-09-22 01:10:01 PM
One of my husband's cousins named their kids. Kobra-Lee, Viper-Ray, Angel-Rue, Diamond-Jubilee, and Christian Jacob. Can you tell when they grew-up and started going all churchy. LOL. As a side note my niece just had a kid early this year and named him Liam, so this map was right! LOL
 
2013-09-22 01:11:10 PM

Tikaralee: One of my husband's cousins named their kids. Kobra-Lee, Viper-Ray, Angel-Rue, Diamond-Jubilee, and Christian Jacob. Can you tell when they grew-up and started going all churchy. LOL. As a side note my niece just had a kid early this year and named him Liam, so this map was right! LOL


You have quite the few LAUGHTERINGS OLINGS in this!
 
2013-09-22 01:11:46 PM

McManus_brothers: 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.


I figured she picked it out herself at around age 18. To me, it makes sense for her character.
 
2013-09-22 01:13:33 PM
When we decided on kids names the one was ranked at 600, 2 years later it was number 4. Then I realized, who the fark cares if there are others with the same name.
 
2013-09-22 01:13:42 PM
I tolod my sister if I have a boy I'm naming him Ninja Copkilla

Now THAT'S funny. My daughter is threatening to name her son that she may or may not have someday Atticus. While it's honorable because it's after the character in the book, I just can't see me yelling to my grandson on the playground "Atticus, stop throwing sand at the other kids!"
 
2013-09-22 01:14:17 PM
Named mine Zackary...  Because fark Zach...   KKKKKKKKKKK  not ch ch ch ch ch ...

A friend has one due soon, went with the name Netta.  I like that one too.
 
2013-09-22 01:18:43 PM
Yeah, and what's up with the Kelley's naming their kid DeForest?
 
2013-09-22 01:18:48 PM

meat0918: 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


No, it'll be spelled "Burberry"
 
2013-09-22 01:19:23 PM
One thing I noticed, its hard to pick a boys name. I'm tempted to test the Freakonomics opinion and let Fark decide.
 
2013-09-22 01:19:28 PM
We named our youngest Liam five years ago and everyone in the family acted like it was the weirdest name they ever heard. They would mispronounce it at the doctor's office as "Ly-am.". Now every third baby boy I see is named Liam. The other child is Connor. We were going for names that were normal but not common enough that there would be four of them in every classroom.
 
2013-09-22 01:20:35 PM
We need to find a way to make Eva, Adolph, Hermann, and Albert popular again.
 
2013-09-22 01:26:24 PM
Two tests people:

1) The president or porn star test
Say, out loud "Now, ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states <name>"  Then say out loud, "Now, Ladies and gentlemen, on pole number 7, <name>!"

2) The Jr High Locker Room test: Take the name and think of all the cruel ways a 7th grade will use that name to mock and insult your child, or make a nickname that rhymes with any common name for genitalia.
 
2013-09-22 01:27:08 PM

eas81: jaytkay: fark all the morans using names from movies.

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

[i758.photobucket.com image 750x600]


If you're so confused, you're a leprechaun speaking Scots, I'd imagine it'd be a good idea to remove your child naming rights altogether.
 
2013-09-22 01:29:15 PM
My sister had twins in June, and the names are Liam and Isabella.  Getting a kick...
 
2013-09-22 01:29:39 PM
We named our oldest son Calvin, partly because Mrs Taylor said that 'Hobbes' was a non-starter.  And nothing rhymes with Calvin, so that'll help get him through jr high.
 
2013-09-22 01:31:46 PM
i105.photobucket.com
"Os-wee-pay"
 
2013-09-22 01:31:47 PM

12349876: meat0918: I wonder though if we'll see "unique" spellings like Burbura

Ba'abaarrau


tanar'ri
 
2013-09-22 01:35:22 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.


Shouldn't that be The Bronx?
 
2013-09-22 01:36:53 PM

OpieTaylor: We named our oldest son Calvin, partly because Mrs Taylor said that 'Hobbes' was a non-starter.  And nothing rhymes with Calvin, so that'll help get him through jr high.


You tried, but failed. The kids will simply change Calvin to Alvin and then tease him mercilessly at Christmas time.
Achievement Get! Your son is now a CHIPMUNK!

/i still want a hula-hoop
 
2013-09-22 01:39:28 PM

Babbs: I tolod my sister if I have a boy I'm naming him Ninja Copkilla

Now THAT'S funny. My daughter is threatening to name her son that she may or may not have someday Atticus. While it's honorable because it's after the character in the book, I just can't see me yelling to my grandson on the playground "Atticus, stop throwing sand at the other kids!"


Atticus is gonna be on the stupid trendy name map soon.
www.thinkbabynames.com
 
2013-09-22 01:39:43 PM
Walker and Texas Ranger frown on these shenanigans:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-22 01:41:09 PM

kim jong-un: One thing I noticed, its hard to pick a boys name. I'm tempted to test the Freakonomics opinion and let Fark decide.


What could possibly go wrong!
 
2013-09-22 01:42:33 PM

Babbs: 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.


In the last 100 years, the name Barbara has never been as unpopular as it is today.  In 2012 it was the 900th most popular baby name.  It was in the top 10 from 1927 to 1958, and the second most popular name during the late 1930s and early 1940s.  It has been on a steady decline ever since.  Still, while it may be an unpopular name, it is not unusual.  I doubt most people react negatively to it.

s10.postimg.org
 
2013-09-22 01:43:29 PM

DigitalCoffee: OpieTaylor: We named our oldest son Calvin, partly because Mrs Taylor said that 'Hobbes' was a non-starter.  And nothing rhymes with Calvin, so that'll help get him through jr high.

You tried, but failed. The kids will simply change Calvin to Alvin and then tease him mercilessly at Christmas time.
Achievement Get! Your son is now a CHIPMUNK!

/i still want a hula-hoop


Well, jr high is almost over for him and it hasn't happened yet.  One Christmas left to go (sweating this one out, though).
 
2013-09-22 01:46:48 PM

meat0918: Babbs: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

But at least Ava and Emma are pretty names. Your nephew's name? WAT. My niece named her kid "Briar". WTF?

There are kids in my sons' classes named "Kairo" and "Israel" for the boys and  "Mystery" and "Charisma" for the girls.


My neighbors have a 3 year old named Israel who they call Izzy for short, which is pretty damn adorable.  They just had another boy named Ryland (Railen, I don't know how it spelled).  Its different, but its a nice enough sounding name.
 
2013-09-22 02:02:11 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Ill never understand why people choose such shiatty, trendy names for their kids. Ava, Emma, seriously? I bet you have stainless steel appliances and drive a mid-sized SUV, too.


You're on a tear today. Someone got pissy Cheerios this morning.
 
2013-09-22 02:09:14 PM
Our daughter is Teagan. She loves her
name in a wasteland of Madison's, Emma's, Emily's and Kaitlyns.
 
2013-09-22 02:09:26 PM
My friend named their kid Cormack, but its pronounced Corimick.  Or maybe its the other way around.  I can never remember, all I know is it is supposed to be spelled the opposite of how it sounds.  WTF would you do that to a kid?  Make it so they have to correct EVERYONE who sees their name written, then says it.

I just say "hey, bring me a beer, boy" hen I'm over, so I never have to worry about pronouncing it wrong.
 
2013-09-22 02:10:15 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.


Nothing wrong with Tegan (or derivatives thereof)...
 
2013-09-22 02:11:25 PM
Presumably those Florida Jaydens and Isabellas will grow up and have kids together named Jisabella, which would be a FANTASTIC stripper/porn name.
 
2013-09-22 02:11:40 PM

FloydA: "Os-wee-pay"


Word
 
2013-09-22 02:14:13 PM
Just think, in 20 years strippers will have stage names like Nancy, Cathy, Mary, Sheila...
 
2013-09-22 02:14:25 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.

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 d ...


As a Darren, I'll advise against the unique name crap.
 
2013-09-22 02:14:39 PM
I named my daughter Melissa.  What was once popular around the time I was born..now seems very rare.  Strange how names just fall out of favor.  I hope to others Melissa isn't as ugly and old fashioned as Barbara.
 
2013-09-22 02:15:25 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.


1.bp.blogspot.com



She was one of my favorite of the Dr's companions
 
2013-09-22 02:17:04 PM

Rapmaster2000: Whenever I hear white people make fun of black people's names I think of Jayden... and Caitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlinn, Kaytlynn, Kaytlin, and Caytliynn.


How has nobody posted this yet:

http://youtu.be/Dd7FixvoKBw
 
2013-09-22 02:18:18 PM
Baby naming allows people to demonstrate how wonderfully creative they are, just like everybody else.
 
2013-09-22 02:19:16 PM

Vector R: 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

No, it'll be spelled "Burberry"


It's "Brahbrah."
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-22 02:20:41 PM
I remember there was an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the early 1990s where Data was using the assumed name of Jaden. I thought it sounded rather nice for a made up name. The first real use of it I know of was Will Smith's kid. Now they're everywhere.
 
2013-09-22 02:27:27 PM
I'm sticking with names ripped from sci-f movies.

"Meet my daughter, Chewbacca"
 
2013-09-22 02:27:32 PM
I have a seven-week-old son, and I've been attending meetings for a parent support group. In my area, in July/August, the most popular names were Olivia and Dash.

People have reacted overall positively to our son's name, so I think we chose well. It's a "real" name, and while it's very uncommon, most people have heard it because of a popular fictional character. It's also the name of a double Nobel laureate, so it passes the "Doctor ____ / President ____" test with flying colors.
 
2013-09-22 02:32:03 PM

cygnusx13: Named my snowflake Brendan. Figured it would be a solid boy-only name that was unique enough that he'd be the only one in his class yet easy enough to spell.

I was half right. I get Brendon, Brenden and Brandon a lot. Further confirming my belief that many people are functional retards.


Hmmm actually Brandon is quite common as well. Brenden is just retarded.
 
2013-09-22 02:32:29 PM
The goal when naming our daughter was a name that was not very common, but not weird that nobody's ever heard of.  Also, whatever we picked would be spelled properly.  She was very nearly Sara, but we last minute decided on Jamie Lynn, which is perfect, I haven't met another young child with the name, usually an adult here and there will have it.
 
2013-09-22 02:32:40 PM

DrBrownCow: Babbs: 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.
In the last 100 years, the name Barbara has never been as unpopular as it is today.  In 2012 it was the 900th most popular baby name.  It was in the top 10 from 1927 to 1958, and the second most popular name during the late 1930s and early 1940s.  It has been on a steady decline ever since.  Still, while it may be an unpopular name, it is not unusual.  I doubt most people react negatively to it.
[s10.postimg.org image 850x707]


The name Barbara was cursed forever by the Beach Boys, so that girls named Barbara will forever be called "Ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-baran." And guess what will happen if you name your girl Roxanne for about the next 40 years?
 
2013-09-22 02:33:24 PM

freedumb: Rapmaster2000: Whenever I hear white people make fun of black people's names I think of Jayden... and Caitlyn, Kaitlynn, Kaitlinn, Kaytlynn, Kaytlin, and Caytliynn.

How has nobody posted this yet:

http://youtu.be/Dd7FixvoKBw


lol that was good

"A A RON"
 
2013-09-22 02:34:28 PM

Forty-Two: Dash


Is that silent?
 
2013-09-22 02:38:16 PM

FourPetesake: The goal when naming our daughter was a name that was not very common, but not weird that nobody's ever heard of.  Also, whatever we picked would be spelled properly.  She was very nearly Sara, but we last minute decided on Jamie Lynn, which is perfect, I haven't met another young child with the name, usually an adult here and there will have it.


Isn't that Britney Spears Sister?

And Meadow from The Sopranos?
 
2013-09-22 02:39:00 PM

AntonChigger: meat0918: Babbs: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

But at least Ava and Emma are pretty names. Your nephew's name? WAT. My niece named her kid "Briar". WTF?

There are kids in my sons' classes named "Kairo" and "Israel" for the boys and  "Mystery" and "Charisma" for the girls.

My neighbors have a 3 year old named Israel who they call Izzy for short, which is pretty damn adorable.  They just had another boy named Ryland (Railen, I don't know how it spelled).  Its different, but its a nice enough sounding name.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-22 02:40:11 PM
5 years ago when we were expecting our son we contemplated passing mine and my dads name on to him so he'd be the 3rd and we'd call him Trip. Then Sarah Palin's daughter named her kid trip so that was out of the question. We got a baby book and picked out the names we liked and yelled them upstairs, Ethan seemed to sound the most natural so we went with that, calling him now just E or Mister E.
 
2013-09-22 02:45:55 PM
About half the men in a college class I teach go by their middle names. Is that a thing now?

Their first names are not noticeably more or less "normal" than their middle names. Weird.
 
2013-09-22 02:46:35 PM

Forty-Two: I have a seven-week-old son, and I've been attending meetings for a parent support group. In my area, in July/August, the most popular names were Olivia and Dash.

People have reacted overall positively to our son's name, so I think we chose well. It's a "real" name, and while it's very uncommon, most people have heard it because of a popular fictional character. It's also the name of a double Nobel laureate, so it passes the "Doctor ____ / President ____" test with flying colors.


Linus?
 
2013-09-22 02:51:22 PM

ElLoco: Also... Elijah? I'd have figured that to be waaaay lower.


Hey, free booze.
 
2013-09-22 02:55:40 PM

Seacop: FourPetesake: The goal when naming our daughter was a name that was not very common, but not weird that nobody's ever heard of.  Also, whatever we picked would be spelled properly.  She was very nearly Sara, but we last minute decided on Jamie Lynn, which is perfect, I haven't met another young child with the name, usually an adult here and there will have it.

Isn't that Britney Spears Sister?

And Meadow from The Sopranos?


yes and yes.  but who gives a crap about Britney Spears' sister?  And I've got no problem with Meadow Soprano, awesome show.  There will be connotations with any name, I think Jamie is pretty neutral.
 
2013-09-22 02:57:06 PM

Forty-Two: I have a seven-week-old son, and I've been attending meetings for a parent support group. In my area, in July/August, the most popular names were Olivia and Dash.

People have reacted overall positively to our son's name, so I think we chose well. It's a "real" name, and while it's very uncommon, most people have heard it because of a popular fictional character. It's also the name of a double Nobel laureate, so it passes the "Doctor ____ / President ____" test with flying colors.


i1211.photobucket.com

C'mon now, you know it was for him.

/To be fair, the Incredibles was one of the best Pixar movies
 
2013-09-22 03:08:01 PM

Saul T. Balzac: Forty-Two: I have a seven-week-old son, and I've been attending meetings for a parent support group. In my area, in July/August, the most popular names were Olivia and Dash.

People have reacted overall positively to our son's name, so I think we chose well. It's a "real" name, and while it's very uncommon, most people have heard it because of a popular fictional character. It's also the name of a double Nobel laureate, so it passes the "Doctor ____ / President ____" test with flying colors.

Linus?



First thing I thought too.
 
2013-09-22 03:10:39 PM
Giving your child a "unique" name is more likely to get them bullied, leave them jobless, and (according to Cracked) land them in trouble with the law.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20030_5-random-factors-that-determine -w hether-you-succeed-in-life.html

http://www.cracked.com/article/195_7-things-good-parents-do-that-scr ew -up-kids-life/

Names always go in trends, but it seems like a lot of people are resorting to just being "trendy" with naming their kids than having meaning. I wouldn't want to be in a class with 10 people with the same name.
 
2013-09-22 03:13:04 PM
Our kids are named Elizabeth and Jonathan (whom we call Jack).  No one mispronounces their names, and no one misspells their names- two things I had to deal with my whole life.  I don't know what advantage their is to giving your kid a 'unique' name other than to burden them for their entire life with something that no one can pronounce, no one can spell and will be a source of teasing from their classmates.  Your kid will be who they are...their name isn't going to turn them into the person you want them to be.  It can, however, be a detriment to them.
 
2013-09-22 03:15:32 PM
When I was in high school, I once took a french class that had a total of 9 students, and 4 of us were named Jason. I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but if I ever have a son his name will be Hercules. If you're going to name your kid after an ancient Greek hero, you might as well go all the way.

I have recently come around to liking alternate spellings of common names. I recently met a girl named Aarica, and I'm absolutely terrible with names, but I always remember hers. The weird spelling acts as a sort of mnemonic.
 
2013-09-22 03:23:49 PM
My stepdaughter is having a boy. Jonathan Martin.

/I am relieved. No embarrassments
 
2013-09-22 03:27:39 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..


So what's it like being a stripper?
 
2013-09-22 03:30:36 PM

Babbs: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

But at least Ava and Emma are pretty names. Your nephew's name? WAT. My niece named her kid "Briar". WTF?


Middle name "Rose"?
 
2013-09-22 03:32:02 PM
If I meet one more little kid named "Conner" or "Logan", I'll scream.

After farking Highlander and X-Men came out in theaters, I swear you could ONLY find boys with those names. I suppose I should be glad Ororo didn't catch on.

DO NOT name kids after comic book, scifi, fantasy, movie, anime, or video game characters. Avoid oddball celebrity names, too. I don't want my future stepson to come home with a girl named Sookie, Khloe, or Samus, dammit.
 
2013-09-22 03:35:08 PM

FourPetesake: Seacop: FourPetesake: The goal when naming our daughter was a name that was not very common, but not weird that nobody's ever heard of.  Also, whatever we picked would be spelled properly.  She was very nearly Sara, but we last minute decided on Jamie Lynn, which is perfect, I haven't met another young child with the name, usually an adult here and there will have it.

Isn't that Britney Spears Sister?

And Meadow from The Sopranos?

yes and yes.  but who gives a crap about Britney Spears' sister?  And I've got no problem with Meadow Soprano, awesome show.  There will be connotations with any name, I think Jamie is pretty neutral.


I knew a guy named Jamie.
 
2013-09-22 03:48:21 PM

ZeroCorpse: FourPetesake: Seacop: FourPetesake: The goal when naming our daughter was a name that was not very common, but not weird that nobody's ever heard of.  Also, whatever we picked would be spelled properly.  She was very nearly Sara, but we last minute decided on Jamie Lynn, which is perfect, I haven't met another young child with the name, usually an adult here and there will have it.

Isn't that Britney Spears Sister?

And Meadow from The Sopranos?

yes and yes.  but who gives a crap about Britney Spears' sister?  And I've got no problem with Meadow Soprano, awesome show.  There will be connotations with any name, I think Jamie is pretty neutral.

I knew a guy named Jamie.


Jamie was originally a nickname for James. Wikipedia puts the 1950s when it started to be used for girls.  Jaime (pronounce Hi-Mae) is a very masculine name in Spanish and Portuguese language cultures and gets anglicized to a pronunciation of Jamie.

And look at all these alternate spellings for Jamie on Wikipedia.
Jamie, Jaime, Jaimee, Jamee, Ja'mie, Jamey, Jaymie, Jayme, or Jaymee
 
2013-09-22 04:00:16 PM

Zel: Katnisses should be coming this season. I heard there are a lot of Daenaryses this year too.


I already know one Daenarys.
 
2013-09-22 04:03:06 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.

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 d ...


 I needed something like that, thanks. My first child was born yesterday and this is my first quiet moment with him.....
 
2013-09-22 04:08:48 PM

12349876: Jaime (pronounce Hi-Mae) is a very masculine name


duncanfremlin.typepad.com
Yes, it's a strong, solid, dependable name
 
2013-09-22 04:13:46 PM

cryinoutloud: DrBrownCow: Babbs: 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.
In the last 100 years, the name Barbara has never been as unpopular as it is today.  In 2012 it was the 900th most popular baby name.  It was in the top 10 from 1927 to 1958, and the second most popular name during the late 1930s and early 1940s.  It has been on a steady decline ever since.  Still, while it may be an unpopular name, it is not unusual.  I doubt most people react negatively to it.
[s10.postimg.org image 850x707]

The name Barbara was cursed forever by the Beach Boys, so that girls named Barbara will forever be called "Ba-ba-ba, ba-ba-baran." And guess what will happen if you name your girl Roxanne for about the next 40 years?


I think that only might happen with the less popular names. On my generation, there are a ton of women named Jenny, but not many people joke about their phone numbers.

Just imagine if FARK had a moderator named Roxanne doing headline approval.
 
2013-09-22 04:15:51 PM
Sorry, when I hear someone named their daughter Emma, I immediately go here:
marvelitesxmen.files.wordpress.com
Does that make me a bad guy?  Hell no!  Why did you name your kid after a stripper?
 
2013-09-22 04:16:52 PM
New York? Michael?!

I was hoping for Carlos...
 
2013-09-22 04:26:13 PM

Saul T. Balzac: Forty-Two: I have a seven-week-old son, and I've been attending meetings for a parent support group. In my area, in July/August, the most popular names were Olivia and Dash.

People have reacted overall positively to our son's name, so I think we chose well. It's a "real" name, and while it's very uncommon, most people have heard it because of a popular fictional character. It's also the name of a double Nobel laureate, so it passes the "Doctor ____ / President ____" test with flying colors.

Linus?


Yup.
 
GBB
2013-09-22 04:26:36 PM

cygnusx13: Named my snowflake Brendan.


Ya, Fark you.

Well, maybe not really.  When I was growing up, everyone could pronounce it just fine and said, "oh, that's a neat name".  What they DIDN'T say was, "...and I'm going to steal it and look original.  My parents weren't being original; it's a quite common Irish name.   But, for some reason, people can't ever spell it right from pronunciation.  I always get "Brandon".  To which I say, "oh, is that how you represent the 'eh' sound in your language?"

The other thing I hate was back when I had a nametag, parents would come up and point and say to their kid, "oh look, he spells it like you!".  "No, you spell it like mine, get it right"   And, OMG, parents screaming at their kids with my name has freaked me out the few times it's happened.  My wife has the most popular female movie name ever and she is unfazed when she hears it to the point that I can't get her attention when we're out in public.

OK, rant over.  Don't take it personally.
 
2013-09-22 04:32:51 PM
What.. Renesmee isn't the new favorite girl baby name??
 
2013-09-22 04:51:22 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... but Skyler's sister's name is Marie... WTH?
 
2013-09-22 05:04:20 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: 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.


It's just math.   FF 18 years to when they can vote, and watch your back, whitey.
 
2013-09-22 05:08:36 PM

sirbissel: 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.

It's better than Jovanka ;) And it's Tegan. And I'm not really seeing how it's particularly trendy: The internet says it broke into the top 1,000 names in 1999, and as of 2007 there were a good 400 more popular names, and it's not especially new since there've been "Tegan"s since at least the 1850s.


Tegan is a trailer trash name.  It's trying to be cool and original and failing.   Christ, what's wrong with Sally or Mary or Jane ?
 
2013-09-22 05:18:09 PM

semiotix: About half the men in a college class I teach go by their middle names. Is that a thing now?

Their first names are not noticeably more or less "normal" than their middle names. Weird.


Some families do that and it drives me nuts. People swear its (insert ethnicity here) tradition but no one does it on a large scale.

You got some weird statisical anomly there, most of the time its only one or two kids in a class.
 
2013-09-22 05:23:08 PM
My 10 year old son has a friend named Kale. Seriously.
There's also an Indigo, a Raven, and 2 kids named Odin.
 
2013-09-22 05:25:54 PM

Forty-Two: Saul T. Balzac: Forty-Two: I have a seven-week-old son, and I've been attending meetings for a parent support group. In my area, in July/August, the most popular names were Olivia and Dash.

People have reacted overall positively to our son's name, so I think we chose well. It's a "real" name, and while it's very uncommon, most people have heard it because of a popular fictional character. It's also the name of a double Nobel laureate, so it passes the "Doctor ____ / President ____" test with flying colors.

Linus?

Yup.


We nerds think alike.
 
2013-09-22 05:31:54 PM
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Should not have named her TooMuchTequila, then?...
 
2013-09-22 05:41:36 PM

penthesilea: My 10 year old son has a friend named Kale. Seriously.
There's also an Indigo, a Raven, and 2 kids named Odin.


If wish i had the time to troll mommy blogs. I bet I could sell them on the beauty of the strong ancient name "Onan" for their baby boys.
 
2013-09-22 06:43:55 PM

bborchar: Our kids are named Elizabeth and Jonathan (whom we call Jack).  No one mispronounces their names, and no one misspells their names- two things I had to deal with my whole life.  I don't know what advantage their is to giving your kid a 'unique' name other than to burden them for their entire life with something that no one can pronounce, no one can spell and will be a source of teasing from their classmates.  Your kid will be who they are...their name isn't going to turn them into the person you want them to be.  It can, however, be a detriment to them.


That would explain why the boy's name Thare never took off, it would've been the most misspelled name ever.
 
2013-09-22 07:00:54 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Seacop: I've got an Ava and an Emma. Unoriginal I guess. I don't really care.

I have a nephew named "Bradock Outlaw"

Ill never understand why people choose such shiatty, trendy names for their kids. Ava, Emma, seriously? I bet you have stainless steel appliances and drive a mid-sized SUV, too.


My badass, one legged, great grandma was named Emma. She drove a tractor on the farm and had stainless steel hardware in her fake leg.

/not shiatting you
 
2013-09-22 07:02:44 PM

kim jong-un: When we decided on kids names the one was ranked at 600, 2 years later it was number 4. Then I realized, who the fark cares if there are others with the same name.


Who would have though the name Kim Jong Deaux would have soared to such popularity.
 
2013-09-22 07:29:03 PM

jaytkay: penthesilea: My 10 year old son has a friend named Kale. Seriously.
There's also an Indigo, a Raven, and 2 kids named Odin.

If wish i had the time to troll mommy blogs. I bet I could sell them on the beauty of the strong ancient name "Onan" for their baby boys.


A great name if you don't want to be a grandparent.
 
2013-09-22 07:41:15 PM
We wanted to stick with the classics, so we went with  Lucifer and Jezebel.
 
2013-09-22 07:41:57 PM
Almost convinced the wife to let me name a son Luthor until she googled what would be his full name. www.warhammeronline.wikia.com/wiki/Luthor_Huss
 
2013-09-22 07:53:11 PM

semiotix: About half the men in a college class I teach go by their middle names. Is that a thing now?

Their first names are not noticeably more or less "normal" than their middle names. Weird.


My boyfriend goes by his middle name.  He said it's very common for people in the South to do it.  A lot of the time it seems to be because they're named after their fathers, and either they hate them or they want to assert their own identity.
 
2013-09-22 08:41:54 PM
I'm the first?
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2013-09-22 09:11:12 PM

This text is now purple: 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..

So what's it like being a stripper?


I'm not really sure why I'd know; I think women (and men, really) would pay me more to keep my clothes on.

MemeSlave: sirbissel: 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.

It's better than Jovanka ;) And it's Tegan. And I'm not really seeing how it's particularly trendy: The internet says it broke into the top 1,000 names in 1999, and as of 2007 there were a good 400 more popular names, and it's not especially new since there've been "Tegan"s since at least the 1850s.

Tegan is a trailer trash name.  It's trying to be cool and original and failing.   Christ, what's wrong with Sally or Mary or Jane ?


I think my wife would object to naming our kid after ex-girlfriends, for one...
 
2013-09-22 09:24:31 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.


Agreed. It does not sit well with me.
 
2013-09-22 10:18:09 PM

ZeroCorpse: If I meet one more little kid named "Conner" or "Logan", I'll scream.

After farking Highlander and X-Men came out in theaters, I swear you could ONLY find boys with those names. I suppose I should be glad Ororo didn't catch on.

DO NOT name kids after comic book, scifi, fantasy, movie, anime, or video game characters. Avoid oddball celebrity names, too. I don't want my future stepson to come home with a girl named Sookie, Khloe, or Samus, dammit.


My brat's (13y/o now) name is Logan Xavier.

He likes it...thank goodness, but I freely admit that I had him at 19 and I was a huge X Men fan when I was in high school. He's lucky he wasn't a girl, it would have been Rogue. :/
 
2013-09-22 10:24:14 PM
Babbs:

Now THAT'S funny. My daughter is threatening to name her son that she may or may not have someday Atticus. While it's honorable because it's after the character in the book, I just can't see me yelling to my grandson on the playground "Atticus, stop throwing sand at the other kids!"

One of my kids was preschool buddies with a boy named Atticus. There was also a Seamus, Zion and Elisha. It seemed like all the girls were named MacKenzie, Madison, Addison, Teagan & Emma.

There was one girl was named Emmaline. My youngest had a hearing issue in preschool and thought the girl's named was LemonLime. The poor girl's parents heard my daughter calling their daughter that and thought it so hilarious that they starting calling her LemonLime.
 
2013-09-22 10:27:40 PM
Jayden in Florida? Oh yeah, because they're black.
 
2013-09-22 10:34:55 PM
Almost forgot.... youngest went to preschool with a girl named Darwin.
 
2013-09-22 11:07:05 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.


She'd be in her 40s.

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If, you know, she wasn't a fictional character.
 
2013-09-22 11:38:02 PM
Thank you, ^^^^^^^^PC LOAD LETTER^^^^^^^^^

The thread is now complete.
 
2013-09-23 12:07:02 AM

Astra: I remember there was an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the early 1990s where Data was using the assumed name of Jaden. I thought it sounded rather nice for a made up name. The first real use of it I know of was Will Smith's kid. Now they're everywhere.


First time I met a kid named Jaden was some urban hillbilly's kid down the street.  First thing I thought was, "Wow- are the parents Star Trek fans?"
 
2013-09-23 12:09:31 AM
Now, I'll admit that my sons are named Thom (after a character in a somewhat obscure fantasy series) and Jacob (no, not THAT Jacob). But my brother's twins are named Braden and Kendall.

Of course our sister, she married into an Irish family and has an Erin, Ryan, Megan and Dillon.
 
2013-09-23 11:18:02 AM
The little woman wanted to name our daughter Sofia but I vetoed that so we settled on Rebecca.

So glad I didn't give in with Sofia.

The kid likes her name and there aren't 2 or 3 other girls in her class with the same name every year.
 
2013-09-23 12:17:21 PM

zepher: The little woman wanted to name our daughter Sofia but I vetoed that so we settled on Rebecca.

So glad I didn't give in with Sofia.

The kid likes her name and there aren't 2 or 3 other girls in her class with the same name every year.


I swear everyone is naming their girls Sophia these days, I know like 5 families with a Sophia. It's going to be the "Ashley" for the 2000's.
 
2013-09-23 02:51:20 PM
The little woman wanted to name our daughter Sofia but I vetoed that so we settled on Rebecca.

Love, love, love Rebecca.  It's a classic name.  Unique but familiar.  We named our girls Cecelia and Penelope.  The worst you could accuse us of is giving them grandma names.  :)
 
2013-09-23 03:21:44 PM
I know 2 kids named maverick. They agree from completely incorrect families, one is a boy and the other a girl. I thought I was being unique naming my daughter Aria. guess I was wrong.
 
2013-09-23 03:24:16 PM

never trust a bunny: I know 2 kids named maverick. They agree from completely incorrect families, one is a boy and the other a girl. I thought I was being unique naming my daughter Aria. guess I was wrong.


wow autocorrect fail. They come from completely different families.
 
2013-09-23 05:15:30 PM
Wait wait WAIT!


You mean to tell me that Jayden is a BOY'S name?!?

Oh boy am I out of the loop!
 
2013-09-23 08:27:11 PM
I am surprised Brooklyn/Brooklin/Brookelynne is not on the list. I know 3 babies under 3 mos of age with that name. I wouldn't be surprised to see it on next years list.

/I like the name Tegan
//what do I know, my girls are Cassidy and Cricket
 
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