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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:03 pm 
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I hear a lot of kids names everyday! Well, I used to do neonate reports a lot and that way I could keep on top of the current trend for baby names and basically, the trend for female babies was whatever female star was topping the chart, there would be a wave of new babies with that name to follow, i.e., I remember well the Mariah and Shania years. I'm still waiting to hear about a baby named Lady Gaga. I'm sure she's somewhere out there...

You'd think I'd have more to offer to this thread but the only one I can think of is the first name "Heaven" and that's not even that big a deal to me. That's also the name of a VC Andrews book so I'm already acclimated.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:04 pm 
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my sister teaches 7th grade in Alabama... and she encounters a lot of strange names, including this one: Shithead..... seriously. But it's pronounced as Sh-Theed

Poor kid. She also had a student last year named Diamondz

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:06 pm 
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One that's quite popular lately is "Tanner". But I know it as a pubertal staging scale so...not sure about that as a namesake, although I think the intention must lay elsewhere for that one...

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Our hospital used to have an online nursery where you could see the newborns and, more entertainingly, their names. My favorites were Knives Bailin' Joe (a boy) and India Seven Jet (a girl).

ETA: Oh! And there was also a baby born at a gas station here and her parents named her Jaz'Murray.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:18 pm 
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austin has the best doctor names.

we have a Urologist named Richard (goes by Dick) Chop.

We have a dentist named Chip Silvertooth

AND we have an OB/GYN named Dr. Love.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Some of the English names adopted by our Chinese vendors at work:

Vamco
Kannus
Pekkle

Way to blend, guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:26 pm 
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One that's quite popular lately is "Tanner". But I know it as a pubertal staging scale so...not sure about that as a namesake, although I think the intention must lay elsewhere for that one...


I think Tanner is up their with Hunter! What a gross name. (Apologies to any Tanners of parents of Tanners. But... You tan hides of dead animals.)

Next up: Butcher, Clubber, and Furrier!

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Great, now we're going to have the "Is naming your kid Apiarist vegan?" fight.

Again.

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I worked with a kid called D-Jon. I kept resisting the urge to describe him as "keen as mustard".

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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just mumbles wrote:
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(and never, ever end a sentence with a preposition)!

What are you talking about?

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"Why?" I asked.

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I am never going to stop laughing at this!

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Giselle. Especially the alternate spelling in one of the name books I borrowed from the library: Jizelle.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Our practice has a pediatrician named Penny Lane. (I'm only jealous because I wanted to steal this one.)

I met a Pixie Apple.

My mom had a friend who named his kid Justin, last name Case.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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I went to school with a John Jonathan Johnson

Did anyone mention that Brendan means "smelly hair"? I'm too lazy to look.


Courtney means short nose.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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There was a child in our YMCA Daycare program named "Shithead". The mother insisted that it was pronounced "Shi-theade". Lousy spelling, lady! You boy is going to hate you for all of eternity! Speaking of eternity, there was also a child named "Satan", pronounced "Sah-tahn". Wowie, those kids were mighty unlucky...

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Megan My Dear wrote:
austin has the best doctor names.

we have a Urologist named Richard (goes by Dick) Chop.

We have a dentist named Chip Silvertooth

AND we have an OB/GYN named Dr. Love.

"Like"

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Speaking of eternity, there was also a child named "Satan", pronounced "Sah-tahn". Wowie, those kids were mighty unlucky...

So, when are one of you guys gonna name your kid Seitan? Any takers?

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Sometimes, I send letters to a doctor named Dr. Doctor.

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I filed records for a Flossie, a Chelby, and both Bailei AND Balee. *shudder*
I thought Gypsy (last name: X) was a fantastic name, but it turned out he'd had it legally changed to that. He was a biker.
My friend is Jerry Perry..
My brother named his girl Mary Jane, middle name Elizabeth. (Last name: ten letters and a hyphen.) They're pro-marijuana legalization and my SIL likes Pride and Prejudice. Poor kid will need a line and a half to sign her name.
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(and never, ever end a sentence with a preposition)!

What are you talking about?

This is something up with which I will not put!

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Hapax Legomenon wrote:
just mumbles wrote:
Desdemona wrote:
(and never, ever end a sentence with a preposition)!

What are you talking about?

This is something up with which I will not put!

Exactly what I was thinking!

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Megan My Dear wrote:
austin has the best doctor names.
we have a Urologist named Richard (goes by Dick) Chop.
We have a dentist named Chip Silvertooth
AND we have an OB/GYN named Dr. Love.

My ex grew up with a neighbor who was a urologist called Dr. Dickman; the situation was bettered by the fact that he lived on Dick Drive!
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Sometimes, I send letters to a doctor named Dr. Doctor.

My son was once seen by a Dr. Doctor on an ER visit; we were musing about whether it would have been awkward if he'd chosen to be a lawyer, or a plumber, since all the men in his family were Doctors.

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I went to kindergarten with a girl named Barbie Q. Grill. That was pretty crummy of her parents.



NUH-UH!

i went to high school with aquanetta mggee.
i went to college with turquoise green.
one of my student's parents worked with a woman named velveeta knox--SERIOUSLY. i think velveeta knox would make a great drag queen name.

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And *secret alert* Mr Torque and I almost separated when he expressed his desire to name one of our babies "Valkyria". Even worse, his dead sister had had this name so it was a really, really bad fight when i put my foot down. But can you imagine?


One of my best friends in middle school was Valkyrie. Her middle name was Freya.

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One of my best friends in middle school was Valkyrie. Her middle name was Freya.

That is hardcore. I wonder if she had a pesky little brother named Loki?
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i went to high school with aquanetta mggee.
i went to college with turquoise green.

I went to high school with Arlette Grubbs.
I went to college with Jim Timminy; go ahead - sing it! There was also a girl in my dorm named Starletta, which she claimed her father had "invented."
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i think velveeta knox would make a great drag queen name.

A drag queen in a Roald Dahl story!

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Megan My Dear wrote:
austin has the best doctor names.

we have a Urologist named Richard (goes by Dick) Chop.

We have a dentist named Chip Silvertooth

AND we have an OB/GYN named Dr. Love.


The pediatrist who operated on my heel was named Dr. Heeley.

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Back to the point:

Rickles would be a bad name for a baby.

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