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Stop giving your kids stupid names!

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posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

The first thing I do with any potential name, when naming a child, is think of every way possible to find a nickname or make fun of the name, because that's what other kids will do.

I agree with you on this, there are too many daft names out there.




posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

...went to school with a Steven Stevenson, a Robert Robertson and a Johnny Johnson



Egotistic parents?

Or simply parents with no imagination?



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: eletheia
Probably a bit of both

We gave our son two traditional names, his second being my second given name.
Our surname is quite uncommon so if you google just my first and family name then I'm the only one in the world. I've worked hard to keep my name off the internet, I use my first two given names on social media and never use my family name.
My son does the same.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: Thecakeisalie

There should be a common rule of thumb when it comes to naming babies that makes it illegal to name your kid anything that is going to sound absolutely ridiculous when they reach their golden years. Before I laid that philosophy on my eldest she was ready to name my oldest grandkid "Onyx".


The problem with that one is that a lot of names we use today that aren't all that bad sounding will sound ridiculous by the time those kids are old just because they are old fashioned and considered outdated by then.

Our son is a Taylor because it's a family name. We settled on this long before Taylor Swift was even a thing, and we figured it would work for either a boy or a girl, but now it's far more common for girls to be named Taylor and our kid gets called "Taylor Swift" at school, thanks to the celebrity.

I figured when I was making names for potential future kids that I'd stay fairly safe with the first name and if I wanted to stick a stranger one in there, I'd do it for the middle name. I also aimed to have two names the kid could decide between, so the "strange" name couldn't get too off the wall as to be utterly unusable. I also watched the initials -- my own would have spelled A.S.S. until my parents caught it at the 11th hour and changed my middle name to something else.

But as it is, our son has a double family name -- one from my side, one from my husband's side.
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posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 04:08 PM
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The people who name there kids smiley Longbottom or what ever, the 3 rd THEY DON,T think that one through as it will get changed to turd

Or sit and watch the credits after a American movie for some crazy far out names and you might even notice when someone is having a lol moment
with the names

All my kids would have been called Hey You



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 04:47 PM
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I am pretty sure almost no one unless they are actually Japanese would imagine an actually carrot from the name kakarot.


Root vegetable?yes

Kick ass morally sound super fighting space man? Also yes

a reply to: Thecakeisalie



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie



This thread has just triggered a long time memory for me. One of my daughters

was born the year this was in the then hit parade and I was very near to naming

her *Sayonara*





Thecakeisalie
Thanks for the memory.



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posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac

Naming your child something assinine should be considered child abuse.



Yeah, I feel sorry for these peeps:

60 funny names that are so unfortunate they are actually genius.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 05:28 PM
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A friend of mine named his first son Doctor and his second son lawyer. When I asked why he said...and I quote..

Well, when they get paged at the airport it will sound impressive" Unquote...

Seriously...WTF!



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 05:37 PM
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originally posted by: nerbot

originally posted by: lordcomac

Naming your child something assinine should be considered child abuse.



Yeah, I feel sorry for these peeps:

60 funny names that are so unfortunate they are actually genius.





That is what i was talking about about hidden in the credits of movies , needed that laugh



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

This brings back memories when I was a high school teacher, lol.

-A girl in my class was named "Tyranny"... A cruel and oppressive government.

-Had a boy whose name was "Cadillac". ... Lol

-Russian names were very difficult to pronounce.

-One of my first day of classes I was calling-out names on my attendance sheet and had to abruptly stop when I came to the name of an Asian boy whose last name was FUK. I stopped in mid sentence and said "ahhh...i have a last name here that I want to make sure I pronounce correctly!" A boy immediately knew I was talking about him and started laughing hysterically. He than told me it was pronounced "fook". The class all had a good laugh.

-During class one day, two boys jokingly came up to me in class. The one said Mr. ____, Scott is making fun of my name saying my parents named me after something people clean their feet on (Mat). I looked at Mat and said, don't feel bad he was named after toilet paper, lol.

Just had to share some of the funny names and conversations high school teachers have with their students.



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 10:13 PM
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Even my own brother gave his girls names that are normal.. on their own. One is Kylie and the other is Kaitlyn. Neither name, to me, is a “real” name. They’re just cutesy made up crap. To make matters worse, they are waaaay too similar. The older of the two, who just turned 9, didn’t even recognize her own initials on a gift she received at Christmas. Kids today are so immature in their learning they act like toddlers, even if they have the raw intellect in there somewhere. Overprotective parents. At any rate that’s another rant entirely...



posted on Jan, 12 2019 @ 11:09 PM
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i always wonder if any " backwards " thinking was going on with people who name a child " lana "



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
Wiki - Lana, Given name
What is backwards about that? See the link above, it is a recognised girls name.
A close friend of mine is called Alana, we call her Lana.
edit on 13-1-2019 by CornishCeltGuy because: fix link



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Read his post again, carefully...


"backwards" = anaL



posted on Jan, 13 2019 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Hahaha! I missed that!

He gets a star for me for the clever joke...the quotation signs should have given it away to me with emphasis, actually laughed out loud then.



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 12:57 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Tanith Lee??

There's always Apple.

Of course, how is that worse than Violet?? Or Rose??

Stupid names are very much in the eye of the beholder.

Some Japanese names are strange, even somewhat bazaar to our ears, yet are quite lovely when translated.



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape



One would hope not...



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

A Kentish couple, decades ago, named their child "Depressed Cupboard Cheesecake".

The habit of naming children in non-standard ways, is ages older than most people imagine, and it is FAR too late to start complaining about it now. The cat is out of the bag, the typical naming patterns of children and the common methods of retaining family history are no longer necessary as we move into an age where who is related to whom is far more a matter of genetic fingerprints and paperwork, than it ever is about names which echo the generations past.

For example, if I had known that my boy would turn into such a mountain of a child, I would have argued for his name to be Monolith, rather than what it turned out being, and he would LOVE that now, at the age of thirteen.



posted on Jan, 14 2019 @ 05:57 AM
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originally posted by: oriondc
Even my own brother gave his girls names that are normal.. on their own. One is Kylie and the other is Kaitlyn. Neither name, to me, is a “real” name. They’re just cutesy made up crap.


Uh, ignorant much? Kaitlyn/Caitlin/etc is not a made up name, nor is it new by ANY means. Caitlin is a version of Caitriona, the Gaelic form of Catherine/Katherine. It means "pure, unsullied". It's been around for hundreds of years.

Kylie also isn't "made up", it's the feminine version of Kyle. It's also argued that its Australian Aboriginal in origin, meaning "boomerang". Both are equally plausible origins leading to the same name in different regions, and both have been around a lot longer than you have.



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