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2017-09-13 08:54:44 AM  
Spoiler alert, girls named Edna or Bertha aren't too thrilled either.
 
2017-09-13 09:14:40 AM  
Roger isn't too popular with the older Brits, you say? Bit of rogering is what got them grandkids in the first place.
 
2017-09-13 09:16:26 AM  
Dick?

Deloris?
 
2017-09-13 09:24:11 AM  

AirForceVet: Dick?

Deloris?


Mulva
 
2017-09-13 09:51:17 AM  
Don't be so passive-aggressive with your parental issues. Change your number and move.
 
2017-09-13 09:52:43 AM  
"A new survey from Mumsnet"

stopped reading right there.
 
2017-09-13 10:12:20 AM  
Still a little miffed that my wife would not relent on William Robert
 
2017-09-13 10:13:18 AM  
Wonder how her grandparents feel about her name?
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I'd just call her Ms Jackson.
 
2017-09-13 10:15:25 AM  
Maxston
 
2017-09-13 10:22:14 AM  
Name your kid Asshole shiatstain. That'll surely annoy your parents.
 
2017-09-13 10:23:35 AM  
How about Hitler Christ?
 
2017-09-13 10:25:35 AM  
I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.
 
2017-09-13 10:39:31 AM  
I thought Weedlord Bonerhitler was the go to name for stuff like this.
 
2017-09-13 10:47:36 AM  
My first grandbaby, born last March?

Soren Zyphello Minske. I kinda like it. I think it's what you get when dad's a heavy metal guy and mom's a Bouncy House/Happy Hardcore kandi raver.
 
2017-09-13 11:11:01 AM  
Donald.
 
2017-09-13 11:17:09 AM  

cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.


My team right now only have  two prophet names.  Eli and Zeke, neither are religious families.  Now Kaison, Keegan, Kadeon, Keaton. and Landon, Weston, and Ashton.  You can garble one name and get 6 boys looking at you.  First team I have had where I just call them by their last.
 
2017-09-13 11:20:44 AM  
The survey found that grandparents have ways to get around their hatred for their grandchild's name. 9% just avoid using the names at all ('you there' always works), while 9% use a shorter version of the child's actual name.

How do you shorten "Ian"... or "Noah" for that matter?
 
2017-09-13 12:01:12 PM  
Adolf?
 
2017-09-13 12:11:17 PM  

Saiga410: cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.

My team right now only have  two prophet names.  Eli and Zeke, neither are religious families.  Now Kaison, Keegan, Kadeon, Keaton. and Landon, Weston, and Ashton.  You can garble one name and get 6 boys looking at you.  First team I have had where I just call them by their last.


I knew a family a few years ago who had 6 kids and named them all starting with "J". Some people are just weird.
 
2017-09-13 12:11:49 PM  

cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.


About 10 years ago we had some neighbors in the rental property behind us who had triplet sons.  They would have been around 3 or 4 years old back then.  I have no idea what religion the parents were (they kept pretty much to themselves) but I knew the kids names from her calling them to come in from the backyard.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendigo.  I shiat you not.
 
2017-09-13 12:13:37 PM  
Sootikin.
 
2017-09-13 12:15:12 PM  

cfreak: Saiga410: cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.

My team right now only have  two prophet names.  Eli and Zeke, neither are religious families.  Now Kaison, Keegan, Kadeon, Keaton. and Landon, Weston, and Ashton.  You can garble one name and get 6 boys looking at you.  First team I have had where I just call them by their last.

I knew a family a few years ago who had 6 kids and named them all starting with "J". Some people are just weird.


In our family there are 4 kids, all starting with the same letter.

Oftentimes when mom got mad and started to yell at one of us she would get the names confused and have to run through the list.

"JASON...JIMMY...JANE...GODAMMIT, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!  GET OVER HERE!"
 
2017-09-13 12:18:42 PM  
Look up Groovy Nipples and Freakus Polikus.
My friend's mom had them in her elementary school class.
Go hippie nor Cal!
 
2017-09-13 12:18:47 PM  

Skyd1v: cfreak: Saiga410: cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.

My team right now only have  two prophet names.  Eli and Zeke, neither are religious families.  Now Kaison, Keegan, Kadeon, Keaton. and Landon, Weston, and Ashton.  You can garble one name and get 6 boys looking at you.  First team I have had where I just call them by their last.

I knew a family a few years ago who had 6 kids and named them all starting with "J". Some people are just weird.

In our family there are 4 kids, all starting with the same letter.

Oftentimes when mom got mad and started to yell at one of us she would get the names confused and have to run through the list.

"JASON...JIMMY...JANE...GODAMMIT, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!  GET OVER HERE!"


LOL yeah. That happened in my Dad's family and they weren't all the same letter either.
 
2017-09-13 12:38:03 PM  
All of those names were once popular. They are just on hiatus. They make a girl sound old and uglier than she is. Back when my Grandmother was a girl, Chorus girls and biddies in Arno cartoons were named Gladys or the like. But many of these popular old names wouldn't be given to a dairy cow nowadays.

What is really annoying is fake names, mispellings of common names, commercial or ridiculous names, and ethnic names connected to no ethnicity.

Biddy. Now there is a name that is out of fashion.

My name is easy to spell, but has a lot of other spellings. It is often misheard. I get 42 varieties of misspelling or mishearing. It is not a popular name, although it has been rising though the ranks in the 2000s and might be a popular name by midcentury.

Many WASP names are family names. This comes from using the Mother's maiden name as a middle name to identify your distaff side relations. Even State names such as Montana and Wyoming have seen some use nowadays.

I have four family or surnames, three of which have become first names. I am not directly or closely related to three of them. But I do have massive numbers of ancestors and cousins named variants of Brant, Bryant, Brent, Biandt, Bryandt, Brand, etc. So I guess some of my family surnames are coincidentally still surnames in my my family, although my parents never knew of the relationships they represent to many old Continental and British families. My name is a little family tree in itself and that is good. As a genealogist I approve strongly of dropping family names into your children's personal names. It makes genealogy so much easier. You can guess at maiden names if at least one child carries them as middle names or first names even.
 
2017-09-13 12:42:19 PM  
My Mother said that if she had a do over, she would give my siblings easier names to spell. A hard to spell name hampers you in life. A weird name is a curse or a burden, as Tristram Shandy's (fictional) Father theorized.

Tristram is a sad and unlucky name. It sounds like trust, or sad. It is odd and old-fashioned, medieval actually.

Elizabeth is a great name. It has many friendly nicknames yet is regal and dignified for use when business or social formality is required. Unusual names have their uses and abuses. There should probably be at least one brother or sister with a sort of original or rare name, possibly a surname. That makes genealogists happy and adds a bit of colour and verve to lists of common names. Use anything really stupid or ridiculous as a middle name. Your children and grandchildren can make friends while sharing their horrible middle names with friends at school or work.
 
2017-09-13 12:42:54 PM  
Triste. Not Trust. French for sad.
 
2017-09-13 12:46:06 PM  
Girls were (and are) often named for virtues such as Hope, Faith, Charity, Mercy and so forth. Boys are NOT named for vices, except by their friends and on Discworld, where literalism and "common sense" or nonsense is not just a vice, it is often a law of Nature. Vide the unfortunate name Bestiality (Og).

Mind you, his Mother is Nanny Og, and she has a certain flair for naughtiness
 
2017-09-13 01:25:30 PM  
Were I to have a son it would both annoy and secretly gratify my dad to name the kid after him. Best of both worlds. Point is moot for me though; unless my life changes drastically there ate no children in the offing.
 
2017-09-13 01:46:29 PM  
Gonna name our kids after monster movies. The first will be called "Them." That should really mess with people.
 
2017-09-13 03:03:52 PM  

cfreak: Saiga410: cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.

My team right now only have  two prophet names.  Eli and Zeke, neither are religious families.  Now Kaison, Keegan, Kadeon, Keaton. and Landon, Weston, and Ashton.  You can garble one name and get 6 boys looking at you.  First team I have had where I just call them by their last.

I knew a family a few years ago who had 6 kids and named them all starting with "J". Some people are just weird.


Woah. That's my family (plus the 2 parents are "J"s as well)
 
2017-09-13 03:59:57 PM  
I wonder how many names aren't chosen because they have bad associations for parents. Ones that I can think of are:

  Adolph: a friends grandfather born before WWII became called Dolph
  Ethel:  became unpopular because it was short for the gasoline additive Tetraethyllead. With that dropped it might revive.
  Eric: most semi-autistic sys admins are named this.
  Toby: most people with this name are hippies though hippies don't name their children this.
 
2017-09-13 05:31:00 PM  
Iʻm old enough to be a grandma, and I like most of those names. Just donʻt give the kid a name that will be a burden their whole life (weird creative spellings, a boy named Sue, etc).
 
2017-09-13 06:49:49 PM  
My boy has a "wierd" name that one of the grandparents didnt like at first but my brother in law gave all 3 of his kids wierd names so now they just accept the odd names.

Most peoples reaction to my boys name is really?? Cool!
We gave him a normal middle name so he can go by that if he hates his first name.
 
2017-09-13 07:40:47 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: We gave him a normal middle name so he can go by that if he hates his first name.


We always said if we had kids we'd give them an unusual name that nicknames very easily into something common (Ben/Benidict, Jerry/Jericho, etc...).  That way, they can decide how much they want to stand out in a given situation.  I have what is seen by some as an old lady name, but I've also always gone by a very common nickname.  Best of both worlds, really.

Mr. Winston looked at me like I was a witch when I called him out for casually trying to build up the name Marius in conversation, as if anyone casually talks about what a great name Marius is.

/yes, for a boy
 
2017-09-13 08:54:33 PM  

cfreak: Saiga410: cfreak: I know some people in ultra-conservative/religious circles. Lots of Elijahs and Noahs.  Their fundie parents love it.

My team right now only have  two prophet names.  Eli and Zeke, neither are religious families.  Now Kaison, Keegan, Kadeon, Keaton. and Landon, Weston, and Ashton.  You can garble one name and get 6 boys looking at you.  First team I have had where I just call them by their last.

I knew a family a few years ago who had 6 kids and named them all starting with "J". Some people are just weird.


Only 6? Hold mah beer...

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2017-09-13 09:45:43 PM  
What, no Kayden/Aiden/Breyden/Jayden or other permutations of that damned Sex and the City plague upon society?
 
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