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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:44 pm 
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My step-grandfather is named after the baseball player "Tristram Speaker" and his brothers are also named after baseball players (Ty Cobb and Bill something). So their names are Tristram Speaker LastName and Ty Cobb LastName. For Ty and Bill it's not a huge deal, but my step-gpa goes by "Tris" which occasionally gets misread/misunderstood as being "Trish." Being a large and fairly serious dude of some esteem being called Trish is sort of, well, awkward.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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I went to school with a kid whose mom's name was Therma Staats, but she married into that one.
My parents wanted to name my youngest sister "Chase" had she been a boy. I think verb names invite ridicule. Tori is much nicer.

But my name is Alanna and one of my sisters is named "Mehli" so I feel kinship to those with weird names, but "non name" names and mean names are another story.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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My step-grandfather is named after the baseball player "Tristram Speaker" and his brothers are also named after baseball players (Ty Cobb and Bill something). So their names are Tristram Speaker LastName and Ty Cobb LastName. For Ty and Bill it's not a huge deal, but my step-gpa goes by "Tris" which occasionally gets misread/misunderstood as being "Trish." Being a large and fairly serious dude of some esteem being called Trish is sort of, well, awkward.


But Tris is what the ballplayer went by. I never even knew his name was Tristram.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tris_Speaker

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Tee Hee. One middle name (and both first names) is from the Jeeves & Wooster series, the other is from Tales of St. Austin's. (I actually don't care if y'all know my kids names, I just don't want certain people nosy/annoying relatives who will remain unnamed googling their names and finding my PPK posts.) ;p
I honestly think we are going to have to go the Wodehouse way for naming all our kids because that's the only stuff my husband and I agree on. He actually seriously wants to use the name Bassington-Bassington as a middle name if we have a girl. Not Bassington. Bassington-Bassington.


I like imagining that your kids' names actually are Beetroot and Raygold. And that they really call you Crabby. :D

Well, my husband likes to call me crabby, but that's because I am a bit cantankerous (I like to think it's in a funny way, but not everybody agrees.). Beetroot & Raygold are what I call them sometimes -- that's how Beety used to say their names.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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My step-grandfather is named after the baseball player "Tristram Speaker" and his brothers are also named after baseball players (Ty Cobb and Bill something). So their names are Tristram Speaker LastName and Ty Cobb LastName. For Ty and Bill it's not a huge deal, but my step-gpa goes by "Tris" which occasionally gets misread/misunderstood as being "Trish." Being a large and fairly serious dude of some esteem being called Trish is sort of, well, awkward.


But Tris is what the ballplayer went by. I never even knew his name was Tristram.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tris_Speaker

I guess that makes sense, "Tristram" is sort of, well, heavy. I wonder if HE ever got called Trish?

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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I've never heard of the baseball player, but I would've assumed it was after Tristram Shandy.


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I've never heard of the baseball player, but I would've assumed it was after Tristram Shandy.

That's why his middle name was "Speaker," to prevent such misunderstandings, ha.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Chlamydia.

I always thought it would be fun to have twins named Chlamydia & Clamato.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Nah, I just like to brag about how people think my kids' names are crazy. (They are PG Wodehouse-inspired.)
I so long to find out your children are called Corky Pirbright and Gussie Finknottle...
Please, please, please let this be true. (If you have a pig named the Empress of Blandings, you are the nonpareil!)

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Nah, I just like to brag about how people think my kids' names are crazy. (They are PG Wodehouse-inspired.)
I so long to find out your children are called Corky Pirbright and Gussie Finknottle...
Please, please, please let this be true. (If you have a pig named the Empress of Blandings, you are the nonpareil!)


that would be so awesome. Wodehouse makes the best names EVER in the whole world.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Oh I saw a horrible one yesterday on someone's car on one of those baseball sticker. Carofyn? Cartowin? Dammit. Hopefully I'll see it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Desdemona wrote:
Ruby Rose wrote:
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Nah, I just like to brag about how people think my kids' names are crazy. (They are PG Wodehouse-inspired.)
I so long to find out your children are called Corky Pirbright and Gussie Finknottle...
Please, please, please let this be true. (If you have a pig named the Empress of Blandings, you are the nonpareil!)

Wait wait wait... pig called the Empress of Blandings? What is that a reference to? My friend has a pig called Mrs Bland.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Mrs Bland is more likely to be a reference to Beatrix Potter's Pigling Bland? The Empress of Blandings is in Wodehouse's Blandings Castle series. And magnificent she is too.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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I met two sisters on Thursday called Summer and Autumn.

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<- My son went to school with sisters named Summer and Autumn. Same kids or a trend? Is the land of Druids and Moonrakers in BC?


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I think naming a child a popular name is a bit tragic. Who wants to be the 5th Madison in a class? I actually love classic names like Prudence, which I think someone disliked. Ethel is also kind of great, I think. Something poetic about older names, for me at least.


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My kids both have dictionary names. Don't know guys, it just happens sometimes! I think giving all your kids season names is a little cutesy but yeah, I can't really talk.

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this week i was told of a client, by a person who is normally as serious as death and i have no reason to distrust..... this client is from an old german family, whose name is usually Fuchs in the US but in Brazil has turned into the F word.
His first name? It's pronounced nee-say-to. Spelt Niceto. Niceto fork. I kid you not.
(i am not googling that because, well, you know what's going to come up. but i've met a lot of F's here and Niceto is not an unusual name, so i think it's definitely possible.)

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My partner has a cousin who named his kid Texas. I don't know if that's more or less weird given that we're Australian.

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My kids both have dictionary names. Don't know guys, it just happens sometimes!


And your kids have adorable names, so...


I spent time with my niece's 2nd grade class yesterday (well all of the second grade classes) and I was dying over the horrible names. So many named after pop stars, just so wrong. And random countries. Made me appreciate my niece's boring, common name- Hailey.

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I think naming a child a popular name is a bit tragic. Who wants to be the 5th Madison in a class? I actually love classic names like Prudence, which I think someone disliked. Ethel is also kind of great, I think. Something poetic about older names, for me at least.


I love older names like that! If I ever have kids, my boy name is Moses and girl might be Elsie (after my great grandparents). Hubby says no and we don't know if we're going to have kids, so maybe these future possible kids are dodging a bullet?

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<- My son went to school with sisters named Summer and Autumn. Same kids or a trend? Is the land of Druids and Moonrakers in BC?


Wiltshire, England - just near Stonehenge.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonrakers

It must be a trend. Poor things.

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