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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17970 on: January 04, 2014, 06:11:25 PM »
Isn't one of the characters in Hello, Dolly named Cornelius?

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« Reply #17971 on: January 04, 2014, 06:17:23 PM »
I have a friend with a 'quirky' spelling of a common name.  The spelling is weird because her parents had given her a name they made up, but the family patriarch either couldn't remember how to say it or didn't look at it close enough to see that it wasn't actually the name he thought it was.  He kept calling her this unrelated common name, and it stuck.  So for her it's not that she spells her name weird, it's that everyone--including her parents and even herself-- pronounces wrong.

Some friends of mine are emergency foster parents for the state and at very short notice can and do take in young children from unsafe/abusive/etc situations.  One child they received as a newborn infant b/c the mother was a known addict and had illegal drugs in her system when she delivered the baby.  (All of her previous kids have also been taken).  Drug-Mom did manage to give her child the name of her favorite off-brand soda before Kiddo was taken away.  Friend and his wife take to calling their foster kid "Baby Girl" instead.
If it's the off-brand pop name I think you're talking about-- that's an actual, if uncommon, name for people and places.  I know one or two girls with the name.  It's also the name of the (male) protagonist of one of the Chronicles of Narnia, and googling it just now turned up a character in a John Wayne movie with that name.

ETA: Further googling has revealed the soft drink company was named after a body of water. Of course, all of this is moot if the mother acknowledged she named the kid after a brand of pop, but if that's the case at least she accidentally gave the kid an actual name.

I'm intrigued. I'm familiar with the Narnia books but can't think of any of the protagonist who fit this criteria. (I'm not familiar with names off pop..

I can't come up with it either. :(

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17972 on: January 04, 2014, 06:21:06 PM »
I have a friend with a 'quirky' spelling of a common name.  The spelling is weird because her parents had given her a name they made up, but the family patriarch either couldn't remember how to say it or didn't look at it close enough to see that it wasn't actually the name he thought it was.  He kept calling her this unrelated common name, and it stuck.  So for her it's not that she spells her name weird, it's that everyone--including her parents and even herself-- pronounces wrong.

Some friends of mine are emergency foster parents for the state and at very short notice can and do take in young children from unsafe/abusive/etc situations.  One child they received as a newborn infant b/c the mother was a known addict and had illegal drugs in her system when she delivered the baby.  (All of her previous kids have also been taken).  Drug-Mom did manage to give her child the name of her favorite off-brand soda before Kiddo was taken away.  Friend and his wife take to calling their foster kid "Baby Girl" instead.
If it's the off-brand pop name I think you're talking about-- that's an actual, if uncommon, name for people and places.  I know one or two girls with the name.  It's also the name of the (male) protagonist of one of the Chronicles of Narnia, and googling it just now turned up a character in a John Wayne movie with that name.

ETA: Further googling has revealed the soft drink company was named after a body of water. Of course, all of this is moot if the mother acknowledged she named the kid after a brand of pop, but if that's the case at least she accidentally gave the kid an actual name.

I'm intrigued. I'm familiar with the Narnia books but can't think of any of the protagonist who fit this criteria. (I'm not familiar with names off pop..

I can't come up with it either. :(

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17973 on: January 04, 2014, 06:34:09 PM »
That is so much better than Faygo.

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« Reply #17974 on: January 04, 2014, 06:35:01 PM »

My guess whould be Shasta.  I think he was a prince in one of the books.

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« Reply #17975 on: January 04, 2014, 06:57:17 PM »
Apparently a loyal Alabama fan named her new son Krimson Tide. She doesn't understand why there are so many dubious reactions.
I think it's Krimson Tyde. For some odd reason, I think it's kind of cute. It would be better for a girl, though, since Scarlett is already a fairly common name.

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« Reply #17976 on: January 04, 2014, 07:21:29 PM »
Apparently a loyal Alabama fan named her new son Krimson Tide. She doesn't understand why there are so many dubious reactions.
I think it's Krimson Tyde. For some odd reason, I think it's kind of cute. It would be better for a girl, though, since Scarlett is already a fairly common name.

Either gender, the name lends itself way too easily to menstrual jokes for other kids not to make the kid mmiserable.

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« Reply #17977 on: January 04, 2014, 07:34:28 PM »
Apparently a loyal Alabama fan named her new son Krimson Tide. She doesn't understand why there are so many dubious reactions.
I think it's Krimson Tyde. For some odd reason, I think it's kind of cute. It would be better for a girl, though, since Scarlett is already a fairly common name.

Either gender, the name lends itself way too easily to menstrual jokes for other kids not to make the kid mmiserable.

It would remind me of Steely Dan. "They call Alabama the Crimson Tide, call me Deacon Blues."

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« Reply #17978 on: January 04, 2014, 08:17:55 PM »
Apparently a loyal Alabama fan named her new son Krimson Tide. She doesn't understand why there are so many dubious reactions.
I think it's Krimson Tyde. For some odd reason, I think it's kind of cute. It would be better for a girl, though, since Scarlett is already a fairly common name.

Either gender, the name lends itself way too easily to menstrual jokes for other kids not to make the kid mmiserable.
True, I hadn't really thought of that.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17979 on: January 04, 2014, 08:39:58 PM »
Almost two decades of working with secondary kids made me flinch as soon as I found out about the name.

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« Reply #17980 on: January 04, 2014, 09:01:23 PM »
Forgot about him, and I think Rowling was deliberately being old fashioned there.

Cornelia I can kind of understand.

Never heard of Cornelia, though Cordelia is a legitimate enough name. It makes me think of Anne of Green Gables or my Cabbage Patch Kid, though. :)

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« Reply #17981 on: January 04, 2014, 09:08:43 PM »
Forgot about him, and I think Rowling was deliberately being old fashioned there.

Cornelia I can kind of understand.

Never heard of Cornelia, though Cordelia is a legitimate enough name. It makes me think of Anne of Green Gables or my Cabbage Patch Kid, though. :)

It is a Classic Roman name. Cornelia Africana was long held as the very model of the virtuous Roman woman.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17982 on: January 04, 2014, 09:20:35 PM »
Cordelia is from King Lear. Cornelia is also a character in the Anne of Green Gables novels

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« Reply #17983 on: January 04, 2014, 09:50:02 PM »
I have a friend with a 'quirky' spelling of a common name.  The spelling is weird because her parents had given her a name they made up, but the family patriarch either couldn't remember how to say it or didn't look at it close enough to see that it wasn't actually the name he thought it was.  He kept calling her this unrelated common name, and it stuck.  So for her it's not that she spells her name weird, it's that everyone--including her parents and even herself-- pronounces wrong.

Some friends of mine are emergency foster parents for the state and at very short notice can and do take in young children from unsafe/abusive/etc situations.  One child they received as a newborn infant b/c the mother was a known addict and had illegal drugs in her system when she delivered the baby.  (All of her previous kids have also been taken).  Drug-Mom did manage to give her child the name of her favorite off-brand soda before Kiddo was taken away.  Friend and his wife take to calling their foster kid "Baby Girl" instead.
If it's the off-brand pop name I think you're talking about-- that's an actual, if uncommon, name for people and places.  I know one or two girls with the name.  It's also the name of the (male) protagonist of one of the Chronicles of Narnia, and googling it just now turned up a character in a John Wayne movie with that name.

ETA: Further googling has revealed the soft drink company was named after a body of water. Of course, all of this is moot if the mother acknowledged she named the kid after a brand of pop, but if that's the case at least she accidentally gave the kid an actual name.

I'm intrigued. I'm familiar with the Narnia books but can't think of any of the protagonist who fit this criteria. (I'm not familiar with names off pop..

My guess whould be Shasta.  I think he was a prince in one of the books.
The Shasta I"m most familiar with is a mountain.  A dormant volcano, as a matter of fact.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17984 on: January 04, 2014, 09:56:51 PM »
The mountain is also what came to mind for me.