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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18315 on: May 19, 2014, 05:22:22 PM »
I work in a school and this past year we had a Justin Case.  I thought it quite clever :)


Is he friends with Jim Shu and Pete Moss? ;) ;D

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« Reply #18316 on: May 23, 2014, 09:25:18 AM »
Just saw this on Imgur: http://imgur.com/gallery/uoMEn1C.  Why would anyone do that to their child?

(It's an ad congratulating Kharringtyn-McKynleigh Khaybryn Sparks on her graduation from preschool.  Sibling Khayleigh-Huntyr didn't get off too easily, either.)

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« Reply #18317 on: May 23, 2014, 09:54:33 AM »
Poor child.
I wonder whether she will change her name to, ooh, Kay, when she grows up?

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« Reply #18318 on: May 23, 2014, 10:38:16 AM »
I dunno, at that point it's almost a character-building name, I think. If you can survive that name you can survive anything. Just the practice you'd get correcting the spelling would probably boost your intellect.

Really once you say them out loud, they're pretty normal. Carrington-McKinley and Kayley-Hunter. I wouldn't have gone with the hyphen personally but probably no one says "Carrington-McKinley, here's your lunch!" on a daily basis. They're Carrie and Kayley, maybe. Or rather, Kharrie and Khayleigh.

Sometimes changing the spelling can add zest to a dull name that has a great sound. Okay, in this case I think they went too far. But for example, Wilhelmina seems very stodgy and old-fashioned to me, whereas... Willamina seems much more modern and romantic. Same sound. I wouldn't begrudge someone changing that spelling. Maybe the Sparks family has a particular affinity for the letters H and Y... ??
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« Reply #18319 on: May 23, 2014, 10:47:01 AM »
Poor child.
I wonder whether she will change her name to, ooh, Kay, when she grows up?

LOL!  Or just "K".   ;D

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18320 on: May 23, 2014, 11:29:32 AM »
Billinda

Pronounced as Belinda.

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« Reply #18321 on: May 23, 2014, 12:58:50 PM »
I dunno, at that point it's almost a character-building name, I think. If you can survive that name you can survive anything. Just the practice you'd get correcting the spelling would probably boost your intellect. ...

A boy named Sue?

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« Reply #18322 on: May 23, 2014, 03:26:46 PM »
Meanie

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« Reply #18323 on: May 23, 2014, 03:38:21 PM »
To go along with the most popular baby names of 2013 (http://www.today.com/moms/top-baby-names-noah-sophia-most-popular-2013-2D79637133), here are the wackiest: http://www.today.com/moms/22-most-outrageous-baby-names-2013-rarity-ransom-subaru-more-2D79669286

Subaru? Kyndle?

Vanellope?  The only Vanellope I've ever heard of is Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck it Ralph.  Has it been used anywhere else?

I kind of like Pemberley!

Pemberley was the name of the estate owned by Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice".  I see names like this and immediately think that mommy wanted to show everyone how literate she is.  ::)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18324 on: May 23, 2014, 03:39:06 PM »
Rohan
D'Artagnan

I like them.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18325 on: May 24, 2014, 02:59:56 AM »
Rohan
D'Artagnan

I like them.

I worked with a guy called Rohan, pronounced Rowan.  He'll be well into his mid-thirties now.
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« Reply #18326 on: May 24, 2014, 11:46:29 AM »
I know a Rohan whose parents are from India.  I assumed it was from their culture.  :)

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« Reply #18327 on: May 24, 2014, 12:26:29 PM »
I know a Rohan whose parents are from India.  I assumed it was from their culture.  :)


The one I knew was as white upper middle-class English as they come!
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« Reply #18328 on: May 24, 2014, 05:55:02 PM »
Rohan is Sanskrit. Tolkien used it for something as well.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18329 on: May 25, 2014, 12:30:32 AM »
Billinda

Pronounced as Belinda.

Old song, (cry/sing)

But...grammar school vowel sounds tell me that bill and Bel(l) sound differently.

"Bill!!".  " marry me!! "
"Bill!! I wanna marry you, Bill!"
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