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gramma dishes

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18705 on: September 16, 2014, 11:32:53 AM »
Not one but two guests at a party last weekend had cousins named Chardonay, one a boy, one a girl.

To be followed by their baby brother, Merlot and their sisters Cabernet and Sauvignon.

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« Reply #18706 on: September 16, 2014, 11:54:50 AM »
Not one but two guests at a party last weekend had cousins named Chardonay, one a boy, one a girl.

To be followed by their baby brother, Merlot and their sisters Cabernet and Sauvignon.

Yes, all pretty sounding words that would make lovely names if it weren't for the associations. It reminds me of a name I loved, but didn't use because of the association.

I saw a production of The Count of Monte Cristo when I was 13 and fell in love with the name Mercedes. I didn't use it for my daughter because of the car company. Now there is a character on Glee named Mercedes, so maybe I should have used it. Oh well.

Mal

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« Reply #18707 on: September 17, 2014, 04:12:21 AM »
The car company was named after a young woman of that name, by the way ;)

My favorite comedienne Miranda Hart talked about a girl she went to school with both on her sitcom and in her book. The girl was apparently named Bruschetta. I don't know if that's genuine or if Miss Hart just came up with that, but if the former's the case... oh boy!


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« Reply #18708 on: September 17, 2014, 05:25:52 AM »
^^Evil me says, "Interesting: name the child after the cause of the conception!"

Apparently they get that a lot, to the parents' annoyance. Shocking.

Mal

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« Reply #18709 on: September 17, 2014, 06:57:44 AM »
^^Evil me says, "Interesting: name the child after the cause of the conception!"

Apparently they get that a lot, to the parents' annoyance. Shocking.

In my head, I picture a Mr and Mrs Rubber naming their new-born daughter Leaky.

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« Reply #18710 on: September 17, 2014, 07:37:16 AM »
^^Evil me says, "Interesting: name the child after the cause of the conception!"

Apparently they get that a lot, to the parents' annoyance. Shocking.

In my head, I picture a Mr and Mrs Rubber naming their new-born daughter Leaky.

So we should have named our son "Doctor's office"?  (we had an IUI)

JenJay

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« Reply #18711 on: September 17, 2014, 07:46:24 AM »
A friend of a friend just named their baby boy "Izzayah"

An aquaintance calls her daughter "Sasha", which is a lovely name. On her actual birth certificate her full name is "Sweet Angel Sent (from) Heaven Above". Yep.

TeamBhakta

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18712 on: September 17, 2014, 12:09:54 PM »
A guy named Blue on The Price Is Right (They only put the legal name from your ID on the name tags)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18713 on: September 17, 2014, 09:46:09 PM »
Not one but two guests at a party last weekend had cousins named Chardonay, one a boy, one a girl.

To be followed by their baby brother, Merlot and their sisters Cabernet and Sauvignon.

And the newest, little Ambien.

gramma dishes

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« Reply #18714 on: September 17, 2014, 09:53:04 PM »
Not one but two guests at a party last weekend had cousins named Chardonay, one a boy, one a girl.

To be followed by their baby brother, Merlot and their sisters Cabernet and Sauvignon.

And the newest, little Ambien.

Ambien's nice.  Although I like Aleve too.   :)

Elisabunny

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« Reply #18715 on: September 18, 2014, 09:43:45 AM »
I just read an article yesterday in which the author is talking about her daughter Season.  Which leads me to wondering, were the parents trying to decide between Autumn and Summer?  Or between Rosemary and Ginger?

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18716 on: September 18, 2014, 09:46:22 AM »
A guy named Blue on The Price Is Right (They only put the legal name from your ID on the name tags)

I ... actually like that one. Perhaps because Blue is my favorite colour.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18717 on: September 18, 2014, 10:01:54 AM »
^^Evil me says, "Interesting: name the child after the cause of the conception!"

Apparently they get that a lot, to the parents' annoyance. Shocking.

In my head, I picture a Mr and Mrs Rubber naming their new-born daughter Leaky.

So we should have named our son "Doctor's office"?  (we had an IUI)

No, but Iui,  pronounced Eee-you-eee, is acceptable.

A friend and her siblings all gave exotic-sounding brand names as their middle names (think Ziploc, Windex, Fabreeze). Their first names are all "real" if odd, at least. Their parents thought they would have to be rock stars with names like those. So far, no luck!

gramma dishes

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« Reply #18718 on: September 18, 2014, 10:07:35 AM »
I just read an article yesterday in which the author is talking about her daughter Season.  Which leads me to wondering, were the parents trying to decide between Autumn and Summer?  Or between Rosemary and Ginger?

Made me laugh!   ;D

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18719 on: September 18, 2014, 10:10:40 AM »
I just read an article yesterday in which the author is talking about her daughter Season.  Which leads me to wondering, were the parents trying to decide between Autumn and Summer?  Or between Rosemary and Ginger?

Are you going to Scarborough fair,  Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.

Seasoning names are nothing new :)  and Autumn and Summer were fairly popular once too. Not so much winter. Not in English anyways, except as a surname.