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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17580 on: August 12, 2013, 09:37:31 PM »
Also, the BBC website has an interview with a young man whose parents named him "Messiah": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23626986

He says his name wasn't a big deal when he was growing up, including when he was running a Bible study group at his grandparents' church.

He probably has less trouble getting people to spell his name right than I do with mine (a fairly ordinary given name that has three about-equally-common spellings, and at least one rarer one).
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« Reply #17581 on: August 12, 2013, 10:39:01 PM »
Came across siblings today with the names
Apifany and Apastrefie.  I thought, 'Oh, my! At least they could be spelled correctly.'

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« Reply #17582 on: August 13, 2013, 01:54:32 AM »
Curious - Messias is an old fashioned name here and rather out of fashion but it wouldn't even register as weird on my radar. Cultural differences.

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« Reply #17583 on: August 13, 2013, 06:17:56 AM »
The judge was just interviewed on the news and she said "It is a title"..maybe to her and her beliefs, but she can't force her beliefs on anyone else.

Exactly. Her reasoning is grounded in her personal belief system and religion. That is not how legal rulings are supposed to work in a democracy.

Can he go by "Mess" as a nickname?

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« Reply #17584 on: August 13, 2013, 07:49:19 AM »
I just remembered going to a friend's party and meeting a guy named Nimrod ("Nim" to his friends).
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« Reply #17585 on: August 13, 2013, 09:48:29 AM »
The judge was just interviewed on the news and she said "It is a title"..maybe to her and her beliefs, but she can't force her beliefs on anyone else.

Exactly. Her reasoning is grounded in her personal belief system and religion. That is not how legal rulings are supposed to work in a democracy.

Can he go by "Mess" as a nickname?
I'd go by Si...good old fashion nickname.
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« Reply #17586 on: August 13, 2013, 10:15:02 AM »
I just remembered going to a friend's party and meeting a guy named Nimrod ("Nim" to his friends).

He should claim to be called Nimby and refuse to ever enter anyone's back garden.

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« Reply #17587 on: August 13, 2013, 01:44:44 PM »
I'd go by Hattie, personally.

I second that one.

Dawnfire, I think that is what they went with (at least according to the tabloid article that I read about her - yes, the child made the news). The family doesn't talk to her anymore, and I'm far far away in another country.

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« Reply #17588 on: August 14, 2013, 05:59:19 AM »
I just remembered going to a friend's party and meeting a guy named Nimrod ("Nim" to his friends).

He should claim to be called Nimby and refuse to ever enter anyone's back garden.
I see what you did there!

At a park a couple of days ago, I heard a mom hollering "Ireland, it's time to go home!". Ireland? Ookay.

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« Reply #17589 on: August 14, 2013, 08:08:42 AM »
I just remembered going to a friend's party and meeting a guy named Nimrod ("Nim" to his friends).

He should claim to be called Nimby and refuse to ever enter anyone's back garden.
I see what you did there!

At a park a couple of days ago, I heard a mom hollering "Ireland, it's time to go home!". Ireland? Ookay.

In the UK, there's a woman called Katie Hopkins who was on The Apprentice a few years back. I don't think she won, but she's so out there that the media insists on paying her attention. She's good for a controversial quote, for one thing.

Anyway, her latest gaffe was going on one of the morning TV shows and claiming that she won't allow her daughter to play with any child that she doesn't like (read: looks down on) the name of. One of the items on the "No" list was anyone named after a place.

"Hang on" said one of the hosts. "Your daughter is called India."
"Yes", said KH, but she wasn't named after a place.
The host spoke for everyone watching when she face palmed.

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« Reply #17590 on: August 14, 2013, 09:45:41 AM »
I just remembered going to a friend's party and meeting a guy named Nimrod ("Nim" to his friends).

He should claim to be called Nimby and refuse to ever enter anyone's back garden.
I see what you did there!

At a park a couple of days ago, I heard a mom hollering "Ireland, it's time to go home!". Ireland? Ookay.

In the UK, there's a woman called Katie Hopkins who was on The Apprentice a few years back. I don't think she won, but she's so out there that the media insists on paying her attention. She's good for a controversial quote, for one thing.

Anyway, her latest gaffe was going on one of the morning TV shows and claiming that she won't allow her daughter to play with any child that she doesn't like (read: looks down on) the name of. One of the items on the "No" list was anyone named after a place.

"Hang on" said one of the hosts. "Your daughter is called India."
"Yes", said KH, but she wasn't named after a place.
The host spoke for everyone watching when she face palmed.

It's possible she wasn't.  My first thought wouldn't have been the country but India Wilkes from Gone with the Wind.

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« Reply #17591 on: August 14, 2013, 01:26:48 PM »
I saw that interview and the mom was basically saying that she screens playmates for her kids based on names.

How is anyone to know how you came up with your child's name, anyway? 
India could have several sources.  The mom was going for camera time, nothing more.
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« Reply #17592 on: August 14, 2013, 06:35:32 PM »
F'l'x is apparently pronouced Felice.  I met a little girl named that today.

my try at pronouncing it was Felix and I expected the child to be a boy.

I am not hip, enough to get it I guess.

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« Reply #17593 on: August 14, 2013, 06:51:21 PM »
At a park a couple of days ago, I heard a mom hollering "Ireland, it's time to go home!". Ireland? Ookay.

Alec Baldwin's daughter is named Ireland.  Celebrities like to name their children after places, don't they?

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« Reply #17594 on: August 14, 2013, 06:56:00 PM »
I just remembered going to a friend's party and meeting a guy named Nimrod ("Nim" to his friends).

He should claim to be called Nimby and refuse to ever enter anyone's back garden.
I see what you did there!

At a park a couple of days ago, I heard a mom hollering "Ireland, it's time to go home!". Ireland? Ookay.

Did anyone else's brain go to some horrible political place when reading that? Just me? OK.