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post #1 of 25
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So, if you had to choose from one of these names, which one would it be??

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,121025,00.html

At least one person in Britain isn't happy movie star Gwyneth Paltrow (search) and her rock-star husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin (search), decided to name their newborn daughter "Apple."

Peaches Geldof (search), daughter of a rock star herself, lamented the practice of goofy celebrity-offspring names in the Daily Telegraph of London Wednesday.

"I am named, as you may have noticed, after a fruit," wrote the 14-year-old daughter of Boomtown Rats singer Bob "Live Aid" Geldof (search). "I'm not Jane or Sarah or Samantha: I am Peaches. This doesn't make sense to me at all."

Young Geldof said Apple Martin has a lot of teasing to look forward to thanks to her name, and she has plenty of first-hand experience.

"I've never announced my name to anyone without being asked to repeat it at least twice," she wrote. "I also get a lot of lascivious comments: 'Ooh, you're a juicy piece of fruit, aren't you, young lady?' 'I'd like to take a bite out of that peach ...' 'Look at those peaches.'"

While Geldof says life hasn't always been "peaches and cream" for her, she does see an upside to an untraditional moniker, according to the Daily Telegraph. "It's unusual, it's exotic, it's not boring. It also gives me [or so I like to think] an air of mystery."

And she lists some other unusual children-of-celebrity names that make her feel Peaches isn't the worst thing one could be branded, such as David Bowie's son Zowie and Prince Jackson, son or the Gloved One.

Her own sisters make the list: Fifi Trixibelle, Little Pixie and Heavenly Hiraani Tigerlily. And despite the teasing she's endured, Geldof writes that she plans to continue the tradition when she has kids.

"I'll probably end up calling it Grape."
post #2 of 25
There was a programme on tv here in the UK a couple of months ago about the stupid names the stars had given their kids.

David Bowie's son Zowie has now changed his name himself to something normal(can't remember what it is now?).

Lets not forget the late Marc Bolan son, "Rolan"?!.

Poor kids
post #3 of 25
i havent voted on this one because i would never call one of my kids(if i had any) any of these names. i think it is wrong of these stars for calling their kids stupid names, another example is victoria beckham, calling her youngest son "Romeo", they mist forget that these children have to grow up with these names.
post #4 of 25
I know a woman who named her daughter SECRET WISH. She was an accidental pregnancy...or Was she?? With that name, its your guess.


Sandy
post #5 of 25
I thought you were talking about cats names. That's why I voted for Peaches. But no, I would never call a child any of those names either.
post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweets
I know a woman who named her daughter SECRET WISH. She was an accidental pregnancy...or Was she?? With that name, its your guess.

Parents should also remember to look at the initials the child's name makes.

Sandy
I doubt that parents don't notice what initials spell. My Grandparent actually made a effort to spell words with some of their kids. My Dad and one of his brother's initals both spell. O.D.D and one of my other uncle's initials spell D.A.D.
post #7 of 25
I wouldn't name a child any of those names but wouldn't say it's wrong to do so. To each's own! However, that said, I am partial to Peaches.
post #8 of 25
I bet many people like myself have names an orange cat peaches-she many little fruit of her own too!!
post #9 of 25
Just a reminder, this is a family site. Please be careful of language, no matter how it is spelled it does sound the same.


Thanks
post #10 of 25
Heh, I misread the topic. I was going to say that I had a teacher named Buford, but never mind...
post #11 of 25
I, personally, wouldn't name any of my human children anything that way out...Imagine all the teasing that would go on throughout the childs life...kids can be pretty cruel!!!
Saying that, my friend named her son Thunder. It was very weird to us all at first, but we got used to it....and it suited him
But the teasing started in pre-school!!! Three and four year olds were already making fun of his name! He had a lot of trouble in school too....
He is now 13 years old and has started high school this year and has opted to use his middle name - Paul, instead. With family and close friends he is still Thunder but otherwise he cant handle all the embarrasment and teasing that come with his name.....
So, I think parents should REALLY think about their decision in naming a child..maybe use these new-aged names as a middle name instead ???
Anyway...thats just my opinion....
post #12 of 25
Don't forget Frank Zappa's kids.... Dweezil, Moon Unit, and Ahmed. (I think that's the youngest's name....)

I actually read an article about people naming their kids with non-traditional names, like Heaven, Rain, stuff like that. Some kids like it as they get older, some don't. But it is more and more common to have an uncommon name, so maybe these kids won't get teased any more than those of us with regular names (when everyone had regular names) did growing up...
post #13 of 25
I know of a little gal who when she was born, mom and dad went brain dead. Their last name is Brown- they named the baby Polly middle name Esther
post #14 of 25
When I was in South Africa, I used to play with a little African girl called Sweetness.
post #15 of 25
Actually, I think the worst name I ever knew was a girl I knew in high school. Her name was Mary, which isn't bad.....except that her last name was Christmas.
post #16 of 25
I wouldn't give a child any of those names, although I think Peaches is the best of the bunch.

I am someone who has been cursed with an unusual or odd name. I know there are other Hope's out there, but still it's not a common name. All of my life I have been teased about my name. (One wonder's why I use it on the message boards). I have been called: Hopeless, Hope the Dope, Hopey Dopey....you name it. I even remember when one kid at school thought my name was Ho (like Santa's Ho Ho Ho). She just couldn't believe my name was Hope. When I corrected her, she said, "Wow! I always thought you're name was Ho Packer, instead of Hope Hacker". Not only that, on the first day of school each year, when he had to stand up and introduce ourselves to the new teacher. The other kids in the class would laugh at my name. Having an odd name can really do alot to tear down a person's self esteem.

My Mother also did that thing where the initials spelled out a word. My name is Hope Ann Hacker HAH! Not only am I a "verb", I'm a joke!
post #17 of 25
You know, I don't think anyone is immune from being made fun of with their name. I was called Heidi Heidi Ho, You're A Little Bit Slow, and when the Dan Fogelberg song Old Man Down the Road came out they had a hey day with that "You got your Heidi Heidi High" part (or whatever the words were). My sister's name is Samantha and she always went by Sam. She was called Sammy the Seal, with the seal clap and bark.
post #18 of 25
When I was growing up I had a friend who's name was Honey; her sister's name was Fancy.
post #19 of 25
I had a friend, who named her daughter "Secrett". Never did find out WHY. Look at all of the hippies in the '60s who gave their kids odd names: Rainbow, Skylark, etc. Who can forget River and Leaf Phoenix?

For some reason, my mom gave my brothers first names and then decided to use middle names. Randy and Mike are actually Duane Randall and James Michael. I'm just as bad: my oldest son is James Richard and has always been Richard or Rich (his father is James "Jim" Robert.)

According to Newsweek, some currently trendy names are: Audi, Perrier, Mercedes (do you see a theme here?).

My great-grandmother was a champ, when it came to giving her kids weird names. I had an Uncle Horace, Aunt Dess (short for Odessa), Aunt Effie and Granny was Myrtice Jewell (she always used Jewell). There were also a set of fraternal twins, named Kotez (boy) and Inez (girl). Granny always said, "No wonder they died, when they were babies." Great-Granny might have just as well named that boy "Beat Me Up". It probably IS a good thing, that he never made to school - he'd have never survived.

I'm still not sure where the kids got the twins' middle names - Sabian and Jabian. One of these days, maybe they'll tell me.
post #20 of 25
I voted for Peaches
post #21 of 25
I picked Peaches as my lovebird is named Peaches
post #22 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopeHacker
I wouldn't give a child any of those names, although I think Peaches is the best of the bunch.

I am someone who has been cursed with an unusual or odd name. I know there are other Hope's out there, but still it's not a common name. All of my life I have been teased about my name. (One wonder's why I use it on the message boards). I have been called: Hopeless, Hope the Dope, Hopey Dopey....you name it. I even remember when one kid at school thought my name was Ho (like Santa's Ho Ho Ho). She just couldn't believe my name was Hope. When I corrected her, she said, "Wow! I always thought you're name was Ho Packer, instead of Hope Hacker". Not only that, on the first day of school each year, when he had to stand up and introduce ourselves to the new teacher. The other kids in the class would laugh at my name. Having an odd name can really do alot to tear down a person's self esteem.

My Mother also did that thing where the initials spelled out a word. My name is Hope Ann Hacker HAH! Not only am I a "verb", I'm a joke!
I love the name Hope! I don't think it's an unusual name at all!

I'm having a hard time imagining myself as an old lady called "Tammie." Tammie just isn't an old lady name.
post #23 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by valanhb
Actually, I think the worst name I ever knew was a girl I knew in high school. Her name was Mary, which isn't bad.....except that her last name was Christmas.
My sister had a friend in high school and her name was "Merry Christmas."
post #24 of 25
I thought it was for cats, so I chose Peaches because we once had a cat called Peachy cheeks. I love the name Blue.... If I ever did have a child(never) I'd love to call her/him Blue for some reason. I love unique names, like Hope.
post #25 of 25
I like the name Hope too.
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