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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18180 on: April 01, 2014, 12:15:44 PM »
I wouldn't have thought that Ian would throw off (Anglophile) people that much.
For me it's such a normal, English name! Ian McKellen (Lord of the ring/X-men actor)) comes to mind.
At least phonetically the French equivalent would be Yann, I've met a Jan - pronounced Yan/Ian and that was from Holland.

Ian pronounced Ee-an is pretty common where I live. But I've also a Eye-an or two. I've only met one Ian who pronounced it Yan and he was European but I don't remember which nationality. It did take me a while to stop calling him Ee-an.

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« Reply #18181 on: April 01, 2014, 01:35:23 PM »
'Brooklyn' is also a maddeningly common name for a girl.

As well as gargoyles.

*snorfle*  love it...

<threadjack> With all the remakes of movies going on, why can't we have a Gargoyles feature film?  </threadjack>

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« Reply #18182 on: April 02, 2014, 10:10:37 PM »
'Brooklyn' is also a maddeningly common name for a girl.

As well as gargoyles.

I call that the Star Trek reunion show with the amount of Star Trek actors doing voice overs.
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« Reply #18183 on: April 02, 2014, 11:19:49 PM »
E
Yo

From an MSN article on "unconventional parenting strategies that work."  Supposedly it's to make them tough, as in "A Boy Named Sue."
You must remember this: a ghoti is still a fish...

Nikko-chan

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« Reply #18184 on: April 03, 2014, 01:03:32 AM »
E
Yo

From an MSN article on "unconventional parenting strategies that work."  Supposedly it's to make them tough, as in "A Boy Named Sue."

Yes. His daughter is E, and his son's full name is: Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles (and that is excluding the last name)

ETA: His stepdaughter's name is: Mister Jamba Djang Ulysess Hope
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18185 on: April 03, 2014, 01:04:59 AM »
E
Yo

From an MSN article on "unconventional parenting strategies that work."  Supposedly it's to make them tough, as in "A Boy Named Sue."

Yes. His daughter is E, and his son's full name is: Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles (and that is excluding the last name)

...The bolded says it all. :o :o
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« Reply #18186 on: April 05, 2014, 09:14:39 PM »
There was a woman in Ladies Home Journal who named her baby George Bailey. And she ended her article with a pun about It's A Wonderful Life, so yep, it was on purpose  ::)

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« Reply #18187 on: April 06, 2014, 11:04:57 AM »
Okay, I only heard it said and have no idea how it's spelled, but on Friday, I swear I heard a mother call her little girl "Mail".
Or "Male" which would be even more puzzling...

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« Reply #18188 on: April 06, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »
Okay, I only heard it said and have no idea how it's spelled, but on Friday, I swear I heard a mother call her little girl "Mail".
Or "Male" which would be even more puzzling...

Could it have been 'Mel' for Melanie or Melissa?  Particularly when spoken with a southern accent it could sound like 'mail'.

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« Reply #18189 on: April 06, 2014, 11:58:13 AM »
Not sure if I've mentioned this one before, but a former coworker named her son "Eyan".  She usually pronounced it eee-ahn, but every so often would pronounce it "ayy-ahn".  Never did figure out how it was supposed to be pronounced. 

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« Reply #18190 on: April 06, 2014, 01:15:34 PM »
I saw an elderly lady with the name 'Riceal" the other day. Just sounds like rice cereal to me.

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« Reply #18191 on: April 07, 2014, 10:10:25 AM »
Scotlyn
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« Reply #18192 on: April 07, 2014, 10:12:10 AM »
Scotlyn

What? That's just... no. No. I refuse to have the name of a place I would love to visit some day be butchered in such a manner. Because to me that's what it sounds like....

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« Reply #18193 on: April 07, 2014, 11:12:30 AM »
I wonder if it is Scott and Lynn, put together. I don't care for it either.
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« Reply #18194 on: April 07, 2014, 12:40:06 PM »
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