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2017-01-11 02:45:06 PM  
So, Krystalen would be bad then?

/Better call the babby-momma.
 
2017-01-11 03:03:52 PM  
Oh, gag. I just realized there's likely to be a spate of Hamilton's over the next year or two.

I can see it now: Hi, Hammy! How's it hanging, Ham? Looking good, Hamster.
 
2017-01-11 03:10:19 PM  
I hate "unique" baby names.  I feel that if parents want their kids to be special they need to encourage the child to do it through their words and actions.  I would rather my son be Mike that carries out groceries for old ladies in his free time instead of the weird kid in class with the name the teacher can't spell correctly.
 
2017-01-11 03:14:38 PM  

Oreminer: I hate "unique" baby names.


I hate common names with unique spellings. I just dealt with a lady whose name is pronounced "Jennifer", but it's spelled "Genyfur".
 
2017-01-11 03:20:29 PM  
Ash, Astrid

Yeah, 'cause naming your kid something with "ass" in it won't backfire
 
2017-01-11 03:29:58 PM  
I knew a guy in college whose first name was Luther but went by Bill for some reason.  We thought Bill might be his middle name because his middle was B, but B was his full middle name.
 
2017-01-11 03:55:03 PM  
La-a
 
2017-01-11 04:18:01 PM  
Archer: Fresher than Hunter, cooler than Arthur

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2017-01-11 04:22:48 PM  
Just wait until Donnie moves from the number two spot to number one.
 
2017-01-11 04:22:49 PM  
Many years ago in my teens I met a girl whose name was 'Araminta'.

Beautiful and unique name, easy to spell.  Never met anyone else with that name.
 
2017-01-11 04:24:03 PM  
-en names are out?

Turduck it is, honey.
 
2017-01-11 04:24:18 PM  
Those are lame.  I named my sons Turbo, Ace, Zone, Dice, Blade, and Oliver.
 
2017-01-11 04:25:25 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Oreminer: I hate "unique" baby names.

I hate common names with unique spellings. I just dealt with a lady whose name is pronounced "Jennifer", but it's spelled "Genyfur".


that's right up there with the asshats that like to pronounce a common name differently.  I met a guy named David the other day.  I asked if he preferred Dave or David - he said, "it's pronounced Dah-veed".  Before I could stop myself, I said "go fark yourself".  I really wish I hadn't because now it's awkward since we work together.
 
2017-01-11 04:25:34 PM  
TIL there are actually "baby names experts".

/ that's gotta require a very special set of skills
 
2017-01-11 04:25:50 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Many years ago in my teens I met a girl whose name was 'Araminta'.

Beautiful and unique name, easy to spell.  Never met anyone else with that name.


Sounds like a breath mint.
 
2017-01-11 04:26:07 PM  
Runners up:
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2017-01-11 04:27:01 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Archer: Fresher than Hunter, cooler than Arthur

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Where does Duchess rank?
 
2017-01-11 04:27:37 PM  
My rule for naming my kids was "at least somewhat traditional, not too common, common spelling".

'Unique' spellings are for pretentious parents.  Weird names are for celebrities and 'artists', essentially a variety of pretentious parent.  Completely made up names are just stupid.    Saddling your kid with that crap is just wrong.

It's not a bad idea to choose a name that isn't in the top 10 for previous years, though.  It's nice when you can interact with a group of people and it's clear who is being addressed, so why not give that gift to your child?

If you want to choose a name that reflects upon your heritage or the culture in which you currently reside, those are both good reasons for choosing a name.

And whatever you do, if you must give your kid a weird name, give them a second name that is dead boring so they can switch when they're older without having to wait until they're old enough to get a legal name change.
 
2017-01-11 04:27:39 PM  
It's pronounced sha-THEED.
 
2017-01-11 04:28:17 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Sin_City_Superhero: Oreminer: I hate "unique" baby names.

I hate common names with unique spellings. I just dealt with a lady whose name is pronounced "Jennifer", but it's spelled "Genyfur".

that's right up there with the asshats that like to pronounce a common name differently.  I met a guy named David the other day.  I asked if he preferred Dave or David - he said, "it's pronounced Dah-veed".  Before I could stop myself, I said "go fark yourself".  I really wish I hadn't because now it's awkward since we work together.


I've met my fair share of "Dah-veeds" in my day.

shiat you not.
 
2017-01-11 04:28:27 PM  
Any name is a stripper name when you say it correctly.

AAaannd on the center stage is Aaaabagaaiiill.  Get ready to make it rain for this stoically feminine boooty.
 
2017-01-11 04:28:34 PM  
Some good cat names in there.
 
2017-01-11 04:29:26 PM  
Are these "baby names of the future" predictions ever remotely accurate? I recall ten or fifteen years ago when people were predicting Clementine and Aviva were going to be huge. To my knowledge that hasn't come to pass, and now I see the latter is still being predicted in this article.
 
2017-01-11 04:30:07 PM  

Super Chronic: It's pronounced sha-THEED.


It's pronounced Du-MAS.

/But, it's spelled Dumbass.
 
2017-01-11 04:30:31 PM  
I see Otto, Pearl, and Ruth are olde names back in vouge.  No love for Fanny?
 
2017-01-11 04:30:47 PM  
i just learned a distantish family member named her newborn son "Remington"......and yes, Daddy really, really loves his guns.

hey, maybe there will be a Mossberg, Sig Sauer, or Glock in a few years....
 
2017-01-11 04:32:32 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Sin_City_Superhero: Oreminer: I hate "unique" baby names.

I hate common names with unique spellings. I just dealt with a lady whose name is pronounced "Jennifer", but it's spelled "Genyfur".

that's right up there with the asshats that like to pronounce a common name differently.  I met a guy named David the other day.  I asked if he preferred Dave or David - he said, "it's pronounced Dah-veed".  Before I could stop myself, I said "go fark yourself".  I really wish I hadn't because now it's awkward since we work together.


Who knew Eric Cartman was a farker?

 
2017-01-11 04:32:41 PM  
And I get shiat for the name Barnold.
 
2017-01-11 04:33:00 PM  
Baxter: Could Bax be the new Max?

Gus: Friendly, informal Gus is the new Max

Reuben: Sandwich favored by Maxes around the globe

Thor: Max's favorite Avenger

Zelda: Character from Max's video game obsession

Ozzie: Lead singer from a metal band Max likes

Lionel: Brand of toy train that Max puts under the Christmas tree
 
2017-01-11 04:33:02 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Many years ago in my teens I met a girl whose name was 'Araminta'.

Beautiful and unique name, easy to spell.  Never met anyone else with that name.


That was my grandmother's name. She hated it, so went by... wait for it... Edna.
 
2017-01-11 04:34:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Those are lame.  I named my sons Turbo, Ace, Zone, Dice, Blade, and Oliver.


Oh hi, Mrs. Palin. Fancy meeting you here.
 
2017-01-11 04:35:54 PM  

Unsung_Hero: My rule for naming my kids was "at least somewhat traditional, not too common, common spelling".

'Unique' spellings are for pretentious parents.  Weird names are for celebrities and 'artists', essentially a variety of pretentious parent.  Completely made up names are just stupid.    Saddling your kid with that crap is just wrong.

It's not a bad idea to choose a name that isn't in the top 10 for previous years, though.  It's nice when you can interact with a group of people and it's clear who is being addressed, so why not give that gift to your child?

If you want to choose a name that reflects upon your heritage or the culture in which you currently reside, those are both good reasons for choosing a name.

And whatever you do, if you must give your kid a weird name, give them a second name that is dead boring so they can switch when they're older without having to wait until they're old enough to get a legal name change.


We are having our 1st kid in April, and that is pretty much our rule too. The only exception being considered right now is my wife likes the boy's name 'Beric', after the GoT character. She just likes the way the name sounds, not because she is that massive of a fan of the series. I'm leaning against it.
 
2017-01-11 04:36:55 PM  
The missus and I have been entertaining Vera if we ever have a girl. My absolutely hates it and thinks it ranks right up there with Beatrix as a dusty ass old name. I'm going to send her this article just to piss her off lol
 
2017-01-11 04:39:08 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Many years ago in my teens I met a girl whose name was 'Araminta'.

Beautiful and unique name, easy to spell.  Never met anyone else with that name.


Only time I've encountered it was in a biography of Harriet Tubman - it was her birth name.
 
2017-01-11 04:39:12 PM  
What....Lemongello and Orangello didn't make the list?
I am disappoint.
 
2017-01-11 04:39:53 PM  
 
2017-01-11 04:40:23 PM  

KiefKommando: absolutely hates it and thinks it ranks right up there with Beatrix as a dusty ass old name


Vera is a 'dusty ass old name'... but it doesn't sound like one.  Besides, old names for girls are more acceptable for some reason than old names for boys.  Girls don't have old names, they have classic names.
 
2017-01-11 04:41:39 PM  
Rule of thumb should always be the "call you home for dinner" test.  If you can yell the child's name across the neighborhood and not get weird looks or just feel stupid inside, then that's a good name.  If not, try again.
The "presidential" test can also be used.  If you can't say "Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States, (your kid's name)" with a straight face, then you're just begging to have that kid picked on in school.
 
2017-01-11 04:41:46 PM  

iron_city_ap: . The only exception being considered right now is my wife likes the boy's name 'Beric', after the GoT character. She just likes the way the name sounds, not because she is that massive of a fan of the series. I'm leaning against it.



"Beric....Der Bericinator....Berrrrrrric....rhymes with 'Derek' and 'Eric'......B-Dogg....Big B......B-Money!  Kickin' with the 'B' Man......Watch out ladies here comes Big B......Beric the Bruiser....Big Daddy B.....Beric but from Game Of Thrones.....Berrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccc....."
 
2017-01-11 04:41:58 PM  
Don't overthink the names. Stick to kings and queens of England. There'll never be a President Ashton or Dr. Katniss or non-sexually confused Lorne.

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2017-01-11 04:42:53 PM  
My wife and I let our 5 year old daughter name her brothers when they were born. That's how our twins became Cheeto and Funyun.
 
2017-01-11 04:43:44 PM  

KiefKommando: The missus and I have been entertaining Vera if we ever have a girl. My absolutely hates it and thinks it ranks right up there with Beatrix as a dusty ass old name. I'm going to send her this article just to piss her off lol


Vera, what has become of you,
Does anybody else here, feel the way I do?
 
2017-01-11 04:44:46 PM  
Dear Fark:

Please help. I named my son Brendan. Can you tell me how much of an asshole that makes me?  Thank you.
 
2017-01-11 04:44:47 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Those are lame.  I named my sons Turbo, Ace, Zone, Dice, Blade, and Oliver.


One of those names is not like the others.  And you had such a nice line up for American Gladiators too.
 
2017-01-11 04:45:03 PM  

Super Chronic: It's pronounced sha-THEED.


There was actually a kid in my high school whose name was pronounced "Shi-they-ad," spelled (of course) "shiathead." His parents must have been total assholes.

/name will probably get filterpwned
 
2017-01-11 04:45:59 PM  
Amos: A Biblical boy that could follow the newly successful Abel

Yo!.  Here Comes Amos!

 
2017-01-11 04:46:24 PM  
From TFA:
Indigo- Bright blue unisex baby name.

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2017-01-11 04:46:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Those are lame.  I named my sons Turbo, Ace, Zone, Dice, Blade, and Oliver.


Are you a Palin?
 
2017-01-11 04:47:10 PM  

Super Chronic: Rapmaster2000: Those are lame.  I named my sons Turbo, Ace, Zone, Dice, Blade, and Oliver.

Oh hi, Mrs. Palin. Fancy meeting you here.


Shakes fist
 
2017-01-11 04:47:30 PM  

Oreminer: I hate "unique" baby names.  I feel that if parents want their kids to be special they need to encourage the child to do it through their words and actions.  I would rather my son be Mike that carries out groceries for old ladies in his free time instead of the weird kid in class with the name the teacher can't spell correctly.


So long as the kid's last name isn't Hunt.

/Yes, I have met a Michael Hunt.
 
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