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Baby Names - You're kidding Right???

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pwv:
Bride on "Say Yes To The Dress" :

Queen Precious-Jewel Earth (lastname)

Flibbertigibbet:
A lady in the hong kong office of a company i used to work for was called 'chlorophyll'. I did look her up on the website to see if she was in fact green, but alas the photo was in black and white so the result was inconclusive...;)

mime:
My mom used to work in an elementary school (I've volunteered there as well). 'Status' names (as we came to call them) were common: Diamond, Champagne, Platinum...

Then there was Felony.

The police were called to the school more than once for her out-of-control behavior. I guess the name was a bit prophetic.

gramma dishes:

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Then there was Felony.

The police were called to the school more than once for her out-of-control behavior. I guess the name was a bit prophetic.

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Or the opposite.  A name to live up to?

Kimblee:

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--- Quote from: RegionMom on August 24, 2013, 04:03:10 PM ---Oluwatomiwa & Oluwatomisin.
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I find this incredibly offensive. Just because you aren't able to pronounce these names doesn't qualify them as jibberish.



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Correct; they are Yoruban names. So unless you consider the Yoruba language to be gibberish......

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Since you seem to know the language these names come from(and I mean no offense asking this, I just can't seem to work it out myself) could you give the phonetic pronouciation of those names?

It's driving me nuts.

Our school had a policy for 'difficult' ethnic names. They asked the child/teen to say their name slowly to the office secretary, who wrote it out phonetically and sent it with the kid's papers to their teachers. Occasionally the fore mentioned phonetics had to be shared with the fellow students. And once a name so stumped the school (it had nine syllables and some had no vowels.) that the student herself took pity on the school and decided to go by "Min".

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