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5 days ago  
So, Krystalen would be bad then?

/Better call the babby-momma.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  

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".
 
5 days ago  
Ash, Astrid

Yeah, 'cause naming your kid something with "ass" in it won't backfire
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
La-a
 
5 days ago  
Archer: Fresher than Hunter, cooler than Arthur

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5 days ago  
Just wait until Donnie moves from the number two spot to number one.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
-en names are out?

Turduck it is, honey.
 
5 days ago  
Those are lame.  I named my sons Turbo, Ace, Zone, Dice, Blade, and Oliver.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
TIL there are actually "baby names experts".

/ that's gotta require a very special set of skills
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
Runners up:
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5 days ago  

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

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Where does Duchess rank?
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
It's pronounced sha-THEED.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  
Some good cat names in there.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  

Super Chronic: It's pronounced sha-THEED.


It's pronounced Du-MAS.

/But, it's spelled Dumbass.
 
5 days ago  
I see Otto, Pearl, and Ruth are olde names back in vouge.  No love for Fanny?
 
5 days ago  
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....
 
5 days ago  

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?

 
5 days ago  
And I get shiat for the name Barnold.
 
5 days ago  
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
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  

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


Oh hi, Mrs. Palin. Fancy meeting you here.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
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
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
What....Lemongello and Orangello didn't make the list?
I am disappoint.
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  

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....."
 
5 days ago  
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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5 days ago  
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.
 
5 days ago  

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?
 
5 days ago  
Dear Fark:

Please help. I named my son Brendan. Can you tell me how much of an asshole that makes me?  Thank you.
 
5 days ago  

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.
 
5 days ago  

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
 
5 days ago  
Amos: A Biblical boy that could follow the newly successful Abel

Yo!.  Here Comes Amos!

 
5 days ago  
From TFA:
Indigo- Bright blue unisex baby name.

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5 days ago  

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


Are you a Palin?
 
5 days ago  

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
 
5 days ago  

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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