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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17985 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 #17986 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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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17987 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 #17988 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 #17989 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 #17990 on: January 04, 2014, 09:56:51 PM »
The mountain is also what came to mind for me.

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« Reply #17991 on: January 04, 2014, 10:49:14 PM »
Came across a baby in a video that had been named Cornelius by his parents. There's two things I know called Cornelius, one is an elephant and the other is on a box of corn flakes.

I was thinking the character Cornelius Fudge from Harry Potter.

Cornelius is a very popular name in my area among a certain subset of the population. The usual nickname is Cornie.
Only rarely does the name morph into Neil.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17992 on: January 05, 2014, 12:31:58 AM »
I was hoping Cornelius would take off a bit after the Disney cartoon "Meet the Robinsons" came out.

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« Reply #17993 on: January 05, 2014, 01:33:48 AM »
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. :)

My mom's long time best friend is named Cornelia and so is my friend's stepmother. Both women go by "Cornie" for short.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17994 on: January 05, 2014, 08:33:48 AM »
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. :)

My mom's long time best friend is named Cornelia and so is my friend's stepmother. Both women go by "Cornie" for short.

I've known two.  One went by Lia (Leah), the other by Nell or Nellie.  It was years before I knew their names were different from what they went by.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17995 on: January 05, 2014, 10:44:08 AM »
I read a news story this week about a baby girl named So'Unique Miracle.........MUCH more "unique" than naming the baby Unique. ;)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17996 on: January 05, 2014, 11:02:12 AM »
Came across a baby in a video that had been named Cornelius by his parents. There's two things I know called Cornelius, one is an elephant and the other is on a box of corn flakes.

Planet of the Apes also comes to mind....

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17997 on: January 05, 2014, 10:00:30 PM »
Came across a baby in a video that had been named Cornelius by his parents. There's two things I know called Cornelius, one is an elephant and the other is on a box of corn flakes.

I know it as a last name, but not a first name. OTOH, one of my aunts named one of her sons her maiden name. As in his name was <MaidenName> <LastName> - think Smith Jones, for example, but neither actual name is quite that common.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17998 on: January 05, 2014, 10:01:02 PM »
That is so much better than Faygo.

Which was my guess.
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« Reply #17999 on: January 05, 2014, 10:16:54 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.
My immediate association with Shasta is Shasta daisy. It could be worse, I suppose, but it could be so much better...