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post #1 of 29
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oh my. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/...arre-Names.php

What is wrong with people? honestly??!!
post #2 of 29
Why do people give their kids horrible names
post #3 of 29
Not clear on the legal aspects, but sheesh. Parents give their kids absurd names all the time, and not just in New Zealand. I never ask anyone what they're naming their children anymore. It's too hard to keep a straight face.
post #4 of 29
I seriously think some parents are just cruel. I work in a call center and some of the names just crack me up! Some of them are just combination of letters that look like the parents just shook up a bunch of scrabble letters and picked the least pronouncable name. Others are just down right weird. I have literally spoken to a "Brick Wall". I've also talked to a woman named "Vengence" (yeah, like SHE gets a lot of dates! ) I have also talked to someone who's first name was a constallation...and his middle name was "Starship".

Sometimes parents just don't think how this can affect the children as they get older. I'm glad the courts stepped in and said that her name was rediculous. I wish the US would do the same thing. The only thing I can say is he parents have to stop taking drugs!
post #5 of 29
There was actually a girl that wanted her name tattooed on her, pronounced shy-theed but was spelled Sh*thead. I bet her teachers loved that.
post #6 of 29
I knew a girl named Mary Christmas. I thought her parents were mean. There's an MLB player named Milton Bradley. I thought it was a good thing he was so good at sports because otherwise he'd have gotten beat up a lot.

The names listed in this article and others mentioned here were are horrid. I don't get it. A name is something that is part of a person's identity. It shouldn't be a joke or something ridiculous.
post #7 of 29
The names get more bizarre every year!

I graduated high school in 1980, and back then most names were pretty "normal" and the weird ones really stuck out. There were sisters who were named after the weather outside the day they were born; Rain and Sunshine. Both have lived up to their names and the last I heard a few years ago both were living in cult-like communes.

Then there was a girl who's parent's didn't seem to believe in birth control. The last kid they gave birth to before I lost track of the girl in my class was named "Cocac." Odd on it's own, but combine it with their last name of "Ola" and so far as I'm concerned you get a breach of copyright!

Those are the only strange names that I can recall from in school. Now it seems the norm to give kids the most bizarre names that you possibly can. Again I blame it on Hollywood. So many people try to copy the trends that are born there, and IMHO should also die there. For example remember that sports figure who named his son ESPN? Then remember when Prince changed his name to a symbol? Why is that even allowed?! Everyone just called him "The Artist" or "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince". Now he's changed it back again.
post #8 of 29
ROTFLMAO This gave me such a laugh. I've never even heard of this before... my favorite was "Sex Fruit." What the heck! lol I'm still cracking up over here.
post #9 of 29
Names are really stranger and stranger. My daughter teaches high school and has a girl in one of her classes named "Feminine Success." She has more but that one stuck in my mind.

There's another interesting fact in this article though. In New Zealand there are actually laws about names. Some names are actually illegal. That surprised me. We don't have any laws that I know of.

When I was teaching there was a Vietnamese girl named Suk Dick in one teacher's class and he held a meeting with her parents. He said it was hard to explain what was wrong with her name to her parents, but once he did they allowed her to use an American name.
post #10 of 29
Can someone tell me why it's a bad thing to name your child 16 bus shelter? I mean come on! That's such a fantastic name!

The kid will: 1. Know where it was conceived.
2. How to use public transit at an early age.
3. Know directions home at all times.

Anyone with me? Anyone? Why do I hear chirping crickets?
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
I I have literally spoken to a "Brick Wall". I've also talked to a woman named "Vengence" (yeah, like SHE gets a lot of dates! ) I have also talked to someone who's first name was a constallation...and his middle name was "Starship".

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Originally Posted by katie=^..^= View Post
Names are really stranger and stranger. My daughter teaches high school and has a girl in one of her classes named "Feminine Success." She has more but that one stuck in my mind.

When I was teaching there was a Vietnamese girl named Suk Dick in one teacher's class and he held a meeting with her parents. He said it was hard to explain what was wrong with her name to her parents, but once he did they allowed her to use an American name.


Are you guys serious? brick wall?? starship?? Feminine Success??

Dear Lord.

I thought this was really bizarre and off the wall, I didn't realize it happens commonly and in the states!
It's so cruel! I had a hard enough time because my name "Lise" pronounced Lease, was hard to pronounse and I got "Lie-se" and stuff all the time, and I mean generally I like my name!!!! I can't image these poor kids......
post #12 of 29
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Are you guys serious? brick wall?? starship?? Feminine Success??

Dear Lord.

I thought this was really bizarre and off the wall, I didn't realize it happens commonly and in the states!
It's so cruel! I had a hard enough time because my name "Lise" pronounced Lease, was hard to pronounse and I got "Lie-se" and stuff all the time, and I mean generally I like my name!!!! I can't image these poor kids......
I know what you mean. Why not name the kid, Beat Me Up After School, or Throw the Soccer Ball at My Head?

I have to say I live with this on a daily basis. My niece is named Scarlett And Gray. Wanna know why? Her father thought it would be cute to name her after The Ohio State University's school colors. I nearly slapped my SIL for going along with it.

He went to the University of Toledo by the way.
post #13 of 29
A friend of mine works with a woman (in California, of course) who is named "Sunshine Cannabis". This woman was born in 1968, to a couple of San Francisco hippies.
post #14 of 29
My dad used to talk about a couple people he knew of...Ima Pigg and Harvey Crapper

Did anyone watch "Punky Brewster" back in the 80s? Her name is Soleil Moon Frye.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
My dad used to talk about a couple people he knew of...Ima Pigg and Harvey Crapper

Did anyone watch "Punky Brewster" back in the 80s? Her name is Soleil Moon Frye.
I loved that show. She still shows up from time to time in B movies and such.

I remember how it blew my mind finding out that Frank Zappa had named his first two children "Moon Unit" and "Dweezil".
post #16 of 29
I think it is the star of My Name is Earl that named his son Pilot Inspecktor

I like unusual names, not weird obnoxious names
post #17 of 29
I actually met a guy named Duct Tape. I didn't believe him, so he showed me his driver's license.
post #18 of 29
I once had a student in a lab with the name Randy Wang. :/

What's worse, Purdue tends to give out email aliases of last name, first intial. For example, mine WOULD be casej@.... (it's not now, because it's still my maiden name). I had a student who had unfortunate name: Kristina Chin. Do the formula and you'll see why I was horrified. Don't they check for these things????
post #19 of 29
Im going to name my first child Throatwarblermangrove, though its pronaunced Luxery Yacht. (that shoud weed out some of the Monty Python fans here, lol) (And of course, Im kidding!)
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Can someone tell me why it's a bad thing to name your child 16 bus shelter? I mean come on! That's such a fantastic name!

The kid will: 1. Know where it was conceived.
2. How to use public transit at an early age.
3. Know directions home at all times.

Anyone with me? Anyone? Why do I hear chirping crickets?


My mother went to school with twins who were the last of 13 kids. The parents named them Hotel and Motel.
In high school there was a girl named Elizabeth Taylor.
Parents can be mean with names and I think it is unfair to the child to be named something really stupid.
How about the girl in my cousin's class named Vagina. Pronounced Va-geena. Now come on.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post


My mother went to school with twins who were the last of 13 kids. The parents named them Hotel and Motel.
In high school there was a girl named Elizabeth Taylor.
Parents can be mean with names and I think it is unfair to the child to be named something really stupid.
How about the girl in my cousin's class named Vagina. Pronounced Va-geena. Now come on.
Thats just mean, why not name you next child penis, proaunaunced Penn,of course.
On a similar body part deal, my former MIL OBGYN's last name was Upehdeyaya. (Up-eh-de-yaya) I did not believe them till I saw one of her presctiption bottles.
post #22 of 29
I was born in 80 and I can't say I really remember anyone with really weird names when I was in school. The weirdest I remember (then) was 2 girls named Summer. But with names out now like Apple And Coco that does not seem so bad.

i was named after my grandma sorta. Her names is Joanita and I got named Neta (pronouced Needa). People still can't get my name right saying or spelling it. I named my kids more normal names albeit kinda long depending on who you talk to:
Christian
Andrew
Jeremiah

Now I friend of mine named her son Chrischen but pronouced Christian.
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post


My mother went to school with twins who were the last of 13 kids. The parents named them Hotel and Motel.
In high school there was a girl named Elizabeth Taylor.
Parents can be mean with names and I think it is unfair to the child to be named something really stupid.
How about the girl in my cousin's class named Vagina. Pronounced Va-geena. Now come on.
LMAO That's great! Va geeeena. Love it.

You know, I would be the one to do something crazy like this. Of course I'd make it so that the kids think my kid is cool. If someone with a weird name like Vagina was in my classes, I'd want to be their best friend! Come on, that's just awesome!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post


My mother went to school with twins who were the last of 13 kids. The parents named them Hotel and Motel.
In high school there was a girl named Elizabeth Taylor.
Parents can be mean with names and I think it is unfair to the child to be named something really stupid.
How about the girl in my cousin's class named Vagina. Pronounced Va-geena. Now come on.
I feel kinda bad because my post isn't so much IMO as "Laugh at the Stupidity", but I have a very similar story!

Not at my school, but at one near by, a lady sent her twin girls to school. She wanted similar names, and one of them had to be Virginia, since that was the lady's favorite name. Well, the elementary school kicked them out because the other twin's name was Vagina. Pronounced "Vagina". The principal said "I will not have a Vagina running around my kindergarten"!

I don't remember what actually happened- if they went to a different school or she went by a different name, but come ON!
post #25 of 29
My mom had a co-worker whose daughter was named Female (pronounced like tamale). My mom asked her how she came up with the name, and she said the hospital named the baby.

No, I'm not kidding.

I had a student here named Gurke, which is German for cucumber. I was surprised, because there are laws in Germany restricting what you can name kids, but apparently the girl was born in Holland.
post #26 of 29
Oh you guys are funny.

I don't know how to quote several people in one reply. But those answers were funny.
post #27 of 29
Oh and I felt sorry for Candy Kane It could be a whole lot worse
post #28 of 29
I got a cousin named Sunshine, one person I know is Valinda, and another one is Balinda, weird... and I have a friend named 6 pak, isn't that cruel??
post #29 of 29
Thread Starter 
You guys are hilarious!
This response actually made me double over with laughter
Mainly because it's what went through my head!!!

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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Can someone tell me why it's a bad thing to name your child 16 bus shelter? I mean come on! That's such a fantastic name!

The kid will: 1. Know where it was conceived.
2. How to use public transit at an early age.
3. Know directions home at all times.

Anyone with me? Anyone? Why do I hear chirping crickets?
Anyways excellent thread, a little lighter then most IMO!
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