Edited by cata_mint - 12/7/12 at 3:16pm
I read in the online newspaper, the births section, where my mom and dad live that this couple named their child Squirrely Jellybean. Where in the world would they come up with a name like that? Poor kid!
Oh good gracious! poor child is right that's worse than Pilot Inspektor
A lot of people pick more common names to honor relatives like a favorite Aunt or grandmother, just because they pick common names does not make them conformist, that's a ridiculous statement. If I ever have children and I have a girl, her name will be Mary, which is about the most common name in the world, but I will name her that after my grandma, which to me means more than picking a random name that sounds pretty or has an unusual meaning or spelling, even if it is "common"
Mary is not really that common anymore, but its a beautiful traditional name. Its amazing the shifts in popular names from say 1975 to 1995. Now Brittany's and Kaitlyn's are popular over Mary's and Linda's.
I just saw the pig call beneath your siggy... my dad won a pig calling contest at our local city fair years ago... boy was I mortified!!!
I hate it when people gives their kids names or themselves tattoos (particularly chinese ones) when they have no real idea what the name means, and what they are told means peace or beautiful flower (if they even look that much up) when in fact it could mean idiot or something!
My bf's best friend lives in Taipei and his name is (roughly) lou-yan and his brothers name is lou-han (again, roughly). To avoid confusion, when they lived in England they called themselves Louis and Hank.
I don't think my name is odd, but I've never been anything else
You are not wrong. My husband's name is Ariel (which means Lion of God). He was unfortunately named before the stupid Disney film comes out. I will never name any of our sons Ariel if they are constantly associated with an airy redhead half-woman half-fish thingie.
Agreed. I have seen people wearing shirts in Chinese that say "I am stupid"
Makes me laugh everytime.
I am a Cheyenne, and 30 years ago that wasn't a popular name....Lots of stupid jokes and comments, and to this day 95% of the time misspelled, even though it is one of our states capitols, which 99% don't realize . When I found out that my mother wanted to name me Cheyenne or Dallas (born in Texas), I was grateful for Cheyenne!
I love weird names. And i'm sure when I have children- many people are going to look at me like WHAT WERE YOU THINKING. But I love uniqueness and I love the names in general. It'll be my kid, so I say hey- screw anyone who wants to talk smack. It's not YOUR child. :P
Some of the names I contemplate:
Totally open to any positive or negative comments! :) I'm a tough cookie I can handle it lol.
At least when you have a "different" name- there's not a ton of them in your class.
Both of my kids have common names. There's another girl at church with the same name (same nickname) so when I called out her name to tell her we were leaving- both girls looked over and said "Yeah"?
As an aside- my poor MIL. My niece is due with her second in June. Mil just got a facebook account a few months ago. My niece was on there- and her and her brother were coming up with all kinds of silly names for this child. LIke "Sirius Albus Dumbledore". Mil thought that they were all being serious.............