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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18105 on: February 23, 2014, 04:20:47 PM »
There's a guy named Linear where I work. It's pronounced Lin-EAR, but I keep thinking LIN-ee-er when I see it.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18106 on: February 24, 2014, 11:53:08 AM »
These are all young people in their late teens.

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« Reply #18107 on: February 24, 2014, 02:44:43 PM »
These are all young people in their late teens.

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Ouch. I feel the sorriest for Alexadria, who is in for a lifetime of people very casually "correcting" the spelling of her name and not thinking anything of it. Well, I guess Sydnye looks like a transposition of Sydney, but I feel like I've seen a few spelling variations for Sydney and I can see how it still sounds the same--I think I would at least know to ask Sydnye if that spelling was really correct.
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« Reply #18108 on: February 24, 2014, 02:50:39 PM »
I checked to make sure, and those are all correct spellings.

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« Reply #18109 on: February 24, 2014, 02:53:27 PM »
Saw this one at the doctor's office today (baby girl with name embroidered on blanket) - Coye.

It's kind of cute, actually.
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« Reply #18110 on: February 24, 2014, 11:44:53 PM »
In my family we had the 'Jack' problem. 

There were four generations of men with the same first name.  So, we had 'Jack', 'Big Jack', 'Little Jack' and 'Young Jack'.  Oddly enough, nobody ever got any of the 'Jacks' confused.
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hubby had a John problem. him, dad and grandad, a naming tradition that went back generations. he said Christmas was annoying, his name would be called and you'd get 2 replys.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18111 on: February 25, 2014, 09:51:38 AM »
Johnette. I'm guessing her dad's name is John?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18112 on: February 25, 2014, 10:17:47 AM »
This Sunday's NY Times had an article about a woman named 'Truffle'. 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18113 on: February 25, 2014, 10:57:37 AM »
Johnette. I'm guessing her dad's name is John?

Or just the child of parents who really, really wanted a boy?

Nigella Lawson has two sisters called Thomasina and Horatia. I always found that funny.

I should point out that she also has a brother, and two half-siblings (amusingly, the half-sister is called Emily, I guess wife#2 preffered more traditionally feminine names).



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18114 on: February 25, 2014, 11:09:30 AM »
Thomasina and Horatia are all  girls names with long histories as such, though. No different than names such as  Stephanie, Charlotte, Phillipa etc.


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« Reply #18115 on: February 25, 2014, 11:18:54 AM »
Thomasina and Horatia are all  girls names with long histories as such, though. No different than names such as  Stephanie, Charlotte, Phillipa etc.

Oh, I know. (I had a doll called Thomasina when I was little). They're just more unusual than your average 'feminine version' name, so it stands out more (at least to me), than the likes of Olivia or Patricia.



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18116 on: February 26, 2014, 06:51:02 AM »
Johnette. I'm guessing her dad's name is John?

I know a girl named Johnna that that was the case.  At least it sounds better than Johnette (IMO).
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18117 on: February 27, 2014, 03:39:25 PM »
There were a set of brothers on Judge Judy the other day named Jamerson and Chammocka.  Jamerson was suing Chammocka for return of bail money.

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« Reply #18118 on: February 27, 2014, 04:21:30 PM »
There were a set of brothers on Judge Judy the other day named Jamerson and Chammocka.  Jamerson was suing Chammocka for return of bail money.

Okay, Jamerson is kind of like Jameson, James, that kind of thing. The 'R' is kind of fresh and jaunty. In some accents you might even hear an R sound in "Jameson" so why not just spell it that way.

Chammocka, I got nuthin'. Is it pronounced like CHAH-muck-uh? Kind of rhymes with Hanukkah. chuh-MUH-kuh kind of sounds like a dance from the '70s.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18119 on: February 27, 2014, 04:50:46 PM »
I would pronounce it "Joey" because that's how it looked to me...I didn't see "Joy" until you pointed it out.

My coworker's sister is pregnant and coming up with many ...entertaining... names. "Graceful Desire Lastname" is what they are currently trying to talk her into abandoning. But apparently coworker's dad, the soon to be grandpa, is stressed about all this because he had a dream wherein a young girl said "Hi grandpa, it's me, Asparagus!"

Everyone is keeping the dream story away from Pregnant Sister.

It could be worse.  "Hi, Grandpa, it's me, Cauliflower!"