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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18420 on: June 11, 2014, 07:33:57 PM »
As a teacher I see my fair share of names. I want to think that I have a 50/50 chance of being right; however, I think that the new names are reducing my odds! This week: Dasha and DaSean. Two boys different classes and ages. The first one I say: "Duh Shawn" and I'm right! ;D So I go with the same pronunciation for the second child. No!!! It is pronounced: Day Seen!

It is good that the school year is  almost over!

More names:
Doshua (rhymes with Joshua.)

Limetrio (La Me tree-o)

Really great children and I know that their names won't cause me any trouble next year! (Quick learner!) ;)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18421 on: June 11, 2014, 07:42:03 PM »
Ran across one recently -- Mellannise. Is it meant to be a combination of Melanie and Denise, is it some ethnic name I'm not familiar with, or just made up? I just saw it on paper, so I have no idea the age or race or the person involved. I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce it. MEL-uh-nees is my best guess. It makes me think of some kind of sauce -- hollandaise, mayonnaise, mellanise. :)

I didn't even get past the second sentence before I was hitting the "quote" button to say it made me think of mayonnaise!
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18422 on: June 11, 2014, 07:43:31 PM »
As a teacher I see my fair share of names. I want to think that I have a 50/50 chance of being right; however, I think that the new names are reducing my odds! This week: Dasha and DaSean. Two boys different classes and ages. The first one I say: "Duh Shawn" and I'm right! ;D So I go with the same pronunciation for the second child. No!!! It is pronounced: Day Seen!

It is good that the school year is  almost over!

More names:
Doshua (rhymes with Joshua.)

Limetrio (La Me tree-o)

Really great children and I know that their names won't cause me any trouble next year! (Quick learner!) ;)

How do you get "Duh Shawn" from Dasha? I would have said "da-sha"!
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18423 on: June 11, 2014, 08:21:49 PM »
As a teacher I see my fair share of names. I want to think that I have a 50/50 chance of being right; however, I think that the new names are reducing my odds! This week: Dasha and DaSean. Two boys different classes and ages. The first one I say: "Duh Shawn" and I'm right! ;D So I go with the same pronunciation for the second child. No!!! It is pronounced: Day Seen!

It is good that the school year is  almost over!

More names:
Doshua (rhymes with Joshua.)

Limetrio (La Me tree-o)

Really great children and I know that their names won't cause me any trouble next year! (Quick learner!) ;)

How do you get "Duh Shawn" from Dasha? I would have said "da-sha"!

The first name was DaShawn. (I have no idea how that happened...I even used spell-check!)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18424 on: June 11, 2014, 08:35:19 PM »
Cashier at the hardware store yesterday: Qiana. I thought it was quite pretty.

I also used to know a girl called Lironica (pronounced like Veronica with an L).
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18425 on: June 11, 2014, 10:07:38 PM »
Cashier at the hardware store yesterday: Qiana. I thought it was quite pretty.
Isn't Qiana a 70s-era synthetic fabric? I wonder if she has sisters named Dacron and Rayon.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18426 on: June 11, 2014, 10:21:59 PM »
I saw one the other day - Lahree.  Would you pronounce it like Laurie?  Or would it be La-Ree?

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« Reply #18427 on: June 11, 2014, 10:33:43 PM »
Cashier at the hardware store yesterday: Qiana. I thought it was quite pretty.


My junior-year boyfriend wore those fancy designed qiana shirts to school just about every day.  To me, 70s people!

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« Reply #18428 on: June 12, 2014, 12:07:28 AM »
I don't know if I have mentioned this but... a friend of mine has a son with a nice classic name, biblical in nature. We'll call him John. She's pregnant again, another boy. What does she decide to name him? Michael, perhaps? Luke? Mmm no.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18429 on: June 12, 2014, 12:23:43 AM »
I knew several people in high school with some odd names. Raiden reminds me that one of the guys I graduated with was named Folden. It sounds like a last name to me and I've never known anyone else with that name.

Also there was a teacher when I was in high school that eventually became one of the guidance counselors before I graduated. She had two daughters named Reilly and McKenna. ::)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18430 on: June 12, 2014, 03:05:16 AM »
Raiden makes me want to quote from Mortal Kombat .

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18431 on: June 12, 2014, 08:23:37 AM »
Raiden makes me want to quote from Mortal Kombat .

Makes me think of bug spray "I'm a gonna raiden those ants" lol

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18432 on: June 12, 2014, 09:22:46 AM »
I've never quite grasped the rules behind giving children the names of places, and which ones are and aren't acceptable. I mean, I can call my son Devon, but not Cornwall. I can call my daughter India but not Tibet, or Chelsea, but not Bermondsey. Chester but not Wigan. Dakota but not Ohio.

I am now tempted to write The Lovestory of Fivemiletown and Tandragee.

I think there is no "rule" behind it, it's mostly that we find Chelsea not unconventional because we've heard it as a name before but we haven't heard of a little Cornwall yet, maybe in a few years some celebrity will name their kid Bermondsey and it will catch up and we'll end up thinking of it as a normal name.

"Western Expansion" names in the US used to be quite popular in the mid-1800s, on into the early 20th century. It wasn't uncommon to hear first names like Nevada, Utah, Montana, Tennessee, or Louisiana. But at least now we've got two million kids named Dakota! 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18433 on: June 12, 2014, 10:42:30 AM »
I knew several people in high school with some odd names. Raiden reminds me that one of the guys I graduated with was named Folden. It sounds like a last name to me and I've never known anyone else with that name.

Also there was a teacher when I was in high school that eventually became one of the guidance counselors before I graduated. She had two daughters named Reilly and McKenna. ::)

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Not sure why Reilly and McKenna are eye-roll worthy.  Both those names are increasingly more common..especially Reilly.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18434 on: June 13, 2014, 01:13:23 AM »
I knew several people in high school with some odd names. Raiden reminds me that one of the guys I graduated with was named Folden. It sounds like a last name to me and I've never known anyone else with that name.

Also there was a teacher when I was in high school that eventually became one of the guidance counselors before I graduated. She had two daughters named Reilly and McKenna. ::)

Ed.

Got to know when to hold them and when to Folden...Slinking off, hanging my head in shame.