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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18330 on: May 25, 2014, 11:57:48 AM »
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!

It's a fairly common surname in Ireland aswell.
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« Reply #18331 on: May 25, 2014, 01:30:56 PM »
Okay...here's one I ran across today:

Spelled  "Ta-A".
Pronounced as 'Tadasha".

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« Reply #18332 on: May 25, 2014, 07:07:16 PM »
Okay...here's one I ran across today:

Spelled  "Ta-A".
Pronounced as 'Tadasha".

Is her sister Le-a?  ;) ;D
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« Reply #18333 on: May 25, 2014, 08:06:29 PM »
"Blakei".

I honestly thought I was misreading it, but no. There was an i. What the heck?
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« Reply #18334 on: May 26, 2014, 06:01:51 AM »
"Blakei".

I honestly thought I was misreading it, but no. There was an i. What the heck?

maybe the i is silent

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« Reply #18335 on: May 26, 2014, 07:22:58 AM »
"Blakei".

I honestly thought I was misreading it, but no. There was an i. What the heck?

maybe the i is silent

Blah-kee? Blay-kee? Blahk-eye? Black-eye? Blah-kay? Black-ay? I can't figure out how to pronounce that.
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« Reply #18336 on: May 26, 2014, 11:38:32 AM »
U""Neek (with quotation marks because everyone else used an apostrophe)  She may have changed it to "U"Neek.

Soia (per the parents, pronounced Suh-RYE-uh)

E-Bone (Ebony)

An 8 in the middle of the name.  We were told it was Native American and pronounced  as  ish




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« Reply #18337 on: May 26, 2014, 02:40:10 PM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D

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« Reply #18338 on: May 26, 2014, 02:58:18 PM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D

Yes, sometimes going back to basic, traditional names ends up being more unique than seeking the "latest", "greatest" names.

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« Reply #18339 on: May 26, 2014, 07:23:55 PM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D

I like that. Henry is a wonderful name. :)
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« Reply #18340 on: May 26, 2014, 08:14:39 PM »
Rohan
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I like them.

I worked with a guy called Rohan, pronounced Rowan.  He'll be well into his mid-thirties now.

Makes me think of Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean and Blackadder.

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« Reply #18341 on: May 27, 2014, 03:56:53 AM »
I found a much better way to be unique.  My son's elementary school is full of Braden's and Brandon's, and Dakotas, and Cody's and the like.  But as far as I can tell my son is the only one in the school with his first name.

Henry   >:D

I like that. Henry is a wonderful name. :)

I like it too. My little granddaughter was going to be Henry if she was a boy. Maybe one day I'll have a Henry.

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« Reply #18342 on: May 27, 2014, 04:42:51 AM »
I met a little girl with a name pronounced Ruby (roo-bee) Spelled Rubby.  ???

The mum gets really annoyed if people spell it with only one R, or if people read it and pronounce it ru-bee.

Apparently she was told before she registered the birth, but refused to accept spelling makes a difference to the pronunciation. Stubbornness or illiteracy, I don't know. The grandparents cringe about it.
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« Reply #18343 on: May 27, 2014, 10:27:26 AM »
I met a little girl with a name pronounced Ruby (roo-bee) Spelled Rubby.  ???

The mum gets really annoyed if people spell it with only one R, or if people read it and pronounce it ru-bee.

Apparently she was told before she registered the birth, but refused to accept spelling makes a difference to the pronunciation. Stubbornness or illiteracy, I don't know. The grandparents cringe about it.

.....and she has doomed this child to a lifetime of having to spell her name for everyone and everything!

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« Reply #18344 on: May 27, 2014, 10:38:44 AM »
I met a little girl with a name pronounced Ruby (roo-bee) Spelled Rubby.  ???

The mum gets really annoyed if people spell it with only one R, or if people read it and pronounce it ru-bee.

Apparently she was told before she registered the birth, but refused to accept spelling makes a difference to the pronunciation. Stubbornness or illiteracy, I don't know. The grandparents cringe about it.

.....and she has doomed this child to a lifetime of having to spell her name for everyone and everything!

And plenty of dirty jokes.  :-\