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735 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 26 May 2022 at 10:16 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-26 9:00:10 AM  
moof?
 
2022-05-26 9:36:26 AM  
I tell you what do. Lern moar grammer.
 
2022-05-26 9:46:14 AM  
Elsie?
 
2022-05-26 10:21:55 AM  
Who knows? She may grow up to look like a dying cow.
 
2022-05-26 10:30:09 AM  
Oumuamua?
 
2022-05-26 10:31:07 AM  
Maaaargh.

/Perhaps the cow was dictating it
 
2022-05-26 10:38:22 AM  
Guybrush?
 
2022-05-26 10:40:33 AM  
The name she's going to use is "Lagertha", like in the Vikings series.

Sounds like she should mind her own business.
 
2022-05-26 10:50:46 AM  
"Lager. Tha best beer."
 
2022-05-26 10:53:58 AM  
As someone who has an uncommon name, let me say that unless it has significance to your family/culture/religion, please reconsider. You are not the one who has to, for their entire lives, go "no, it's pronounced ____," and answer "how do you spell that?"

At the very least make it simple and phonetic.
 
2022-05-26 10:59:04 AM  
Mulva?
 
2022-05-26 11:00:05 AM  
Stop giving your kid weird names because you have a weak ego and need to "make a mark" on the world.  That's why the synchronized swimming team is full of suicidal girls named "Lahaji" and "Briancus" and "Lelakesha."
 
2022-05-26 11:01:17 AM  
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'My name is "Lagertha".
If someone asks "Lager?" I go "Ta!" but I develop a lisp with my "T"s when I'm rat-arsed.
Thspeakin' of which - whereth that thilly barkeep with my nexth pinth?'
 
2022-05-26 11:15:44 AM  
MYOB?
 
2022-05-26 11:18:43 AM  
"only 35 people have been named it since 2016- none since mid 1800's"

Apparently this person thinks 2016 was before the mid-1800s.
 
2022-05-26 11:53:13 AM  
Dying cow?

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2022-05-26 12:01:32 PM  
You'll get over it.
 
2022-05-26 12:04:16 PM  
man this reddit thread was over a month ago, i remember my wife telling me about it.
is this the news now? reposting some potentially true advice column from reddit?
 
2022-05-26 12:06:25 PM  
"22 year olds make terrible choices, including getting pregnant and dumb lists of baby names. Stay tuned, for more news at 11"
 
2022-05-26 12:28:34 PM  
So you are going to tell your sister that she's an idiot? That should go splendidly and not make her dig in her heels at all. You're the aunt, call the kid by a nickname that you like.

/Reading the thread and not TFA, she really named her kid after that woman in Vikings?
//Call your niece by the name of the actress who played her...tadaa. That should both annoy your sister and give the kid a more 'normal' name to go by
 
2022-05-26 12:35:35 PM  

nmrsnr: As someone who has an uncommon name, let me say that unless it has significance to your family/culture/religion, please reconsider. You are not the one who has to, for their entire lives, go "no, it's pronounced ____," and answer "how do you spell that?"

At the very least make it simple and phonetic.


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2022-05-26 12:35:40 PM  

Monty_Zoncolan: moof?


Only if its born with a hair lip.
 
2022-05-26 12:41:59 PM  
"Hey sis? You see how you started crying when I made fun of that stupid name? The other kids at school are going to do that to your daughter all the time."
 
2022-05-26 12:51:17 PM  
I hope the kid doesn't end up fat.  She'll be known as Gerthy in no time.
 
2022-05-26 1:04:06 PM  
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2022-05-26 1:37:30 PM  
Sounds moar like a herpes medication.
 
2022-05-26 2:03:13 PM  
Nothing. It's not your farking kid, now is it? It is nowhere in your list of responsibilities to tell other people what they can and can't name their children, even if those names sound dumb.
 
2022-05-26 2:28:22 PM  

Mikey1969: Nothing. It's not your farking kid, now is it? It is nowhere in your list of responsibilities to tell other people what they can and can't name their children, even if those names sound dumb.


This.

On the other hand, she doesn't get to be upset if you can't say little Chlamydia's name without snickering.
 
2022-05-26 3:14:11 PM  

wage0048: Mikey1969: Nothing. It's not your farking kid, now is it? It is nowhere in your list of responsibilities to tell other people what they can and can't name their children, even if those names sound dumb.

This.

On the other hand, she doesn't get to be upset if you can't say little Chlamydia's name without snickering.


Agreed on that as well. You can think it's stupid all you want, and sometimes that sneaks out. :-)
 
2022-05-26 4:33:19 PM  

mononymous: [i.redd.it image 540x810]


Male cattle don't have udders. How difficult is this concept?
 
2022-05-26 5:34:59 PM  

Russ1642: mononymous: [i.redd.it image 540x810]

Male cattle don't have udders. How difficult is this concept?


Those cows have no gender identifying traits, other than the udders. There aren't cow dicks in that picture, and they don't have horns. How difficult is THAT concept?
 
2022-05-26 5:48:39 PM  

Mikey1969: Russ1642: mononymous: [i.redd.it image 540x810]

Male cattle don't have udders. How difficult is this concept?

Those cows have no gender identifying traits, other than the udders. There aren't cow dicks in that picture, and they don't have horns. How difficult is THAT concept?


They're copied from images of people that do. Hell, they even have human male bodies except for the udders.
 
2022-05-26 6:03:23 PM  

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image 468x311]
'My name is "Lagertha".
If someone asks "Lager?" I go "Ta!" but I develop a lisp with my "T"s when I'm rat-arsed.
Thspeakin' of which - whereth that thilly barkeep with my nexth pinth?'


I haven't watched yet but my dad gave me a bunch of old super8 movies from my childhood... definitely the one showing me passed out while Jerry Jeff plays to an unsuspecting crowd at the Naval open mic hootenanny.

BUT, it MAY also include my first steps... on the beach at the Pier House, wearing a leopard print speedo and carrying a St. Pauli Girl beer.
 
2022-05-26 6:06:13 PM  
You could mooooo every time you see your sister.  Not her child, that would be a shiat thing to do, but your sister, oh yes, moooooooo!
 
2022-05-26 6:52:14 PM  

moothemagiccow: man this reddit thread was over a month ago, i remember my wife telling me about it.
is this the news now? reposting some potentially true advice column from reddit?


It's not farking news, it's farking FARK
 
2022-05-26 6:53:52 PM  
Also, if you're going to raise kids that make fun of and bully kids with different names, maybe you shouldn't.
 
2022-05-26 8:16:07 PM  
'Don't give your baby that name. If you do she'll be bullied.'

'What makes you say that?'

'Well, I personally will be utterly relentless with it. I've already thought of ten different forms of verbal abuse, each one more vicious than the last.'
 
2022-05-27 12:45:49 AM  
My last name is long and uncommon where we live, so I made sure that both my kids have short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce and impossible to mistake common first and middle names.

"creative" names blow chunks

/Also consider to make sure that first initial+lastname doesn't spell something stupid, since that's the username  many people will get saddled with for decades while working in an office somewhere
 
2022-05-27 7:55:49 AM  

nmrsnr: As someone who has an uncommon name, let me say that unless it has significance to your family/culture/religion, please reconsider. You are not the one who has to, for their entire lives, go "no, it's pronounced ____," and answer "how do you spell that?"

At the very least make it simple and phonetic.


I'm happy my parents gave me a unisex name (Shannon), which works with resumes, and not having to worry about discrimination (I'm female) until I get to the interview.

My last name is a pain in the ass, though. For some reason people often have issues simply because it starts with an O, but isn't an Irish name like "O'-something".
 
2022-05-27 8:00:16 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: oldfarthenry: [Fark user image 468x311]


BUT, it MAY also include my first steps... on the beach at the Pier House, wearing a leopard print speedo and carrying a St. Pauli Girl beer.


Aww. What month in the last year was it? ;)
 
2022-05-27 1:04:02 PM  
As someone who grew up with a normal name that was given an alternate spelling, I can tell you that it made me doubt my teacher's intelligence because they couldn't spell or pronounce my name correctly. I didn't realize until I was around ten that it was different from the normal spelling. I could also never find any 'personalized' items EVER!  I still have people misspelling and mispronouncing my name.
 
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