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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16905 on: September 27, 2012, 06:47:28 PM »
Reese Witherspoon just had a baby boy named Tennessee James.  Not the worst celebrity name I have ever heard, but still pretty unusual.  Isn't she from Tennessee?

Yes. She named him that as a connection with/tribute to her roots, apparently.

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« Reply #16906 on: September 27, 2012, 06:55:20 PM »
I would like it better if that was the middle name.  James Tennessee sounds much better. 

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« Reply #16907 on: September 27, 2012, 07:15:40 PM »
It's not that bad to me. The American playwright Tennessee Williams comes to mind so it's not without precedent. At least she spelled it the way it's supposed to be spelled and didn't "u-neek" it up.
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« Reply #16908 on: September 27, 2012, 07:20:20 PM »
It's not that bad to me. The American playwright Tennessee Williams comes to mind so it's not without precedent. At least she spelled it the way it's supposed to be spelled and didn't "u-neek" it up.

That wasn't his birth name, though - his birth name was Thomas Lanier Williams III. So it was a stage name, which makes a lot of difference to me. Interestingly, Mr. Williams was born in Mississippi.  :P
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« Reply #16909 on: September 27, 2012, 07:35:23 PM »
I don't mind it (Tennessee).  It's a lot better than most of the names on this thread.  And, as someone else mentioned, at least it is spelled correctly!
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« Reply #16910 on: September 27, 2012, 08:01:18 PM »
Saw one on Restaurant Stakeout last night that made me want to cry.

A young lady named Camera.

Why do people name their kids after objects?!

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« Reply #16911 on: September 27, 2012, 09:42:43 PM »
I don't mind it (Tennessee).  It's a lot better than most of the names on this thread.  And, as someone else mentioned, at least it is spelled correctly!

At least his middle name isn't Tuxedo.   

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http://www.toontracker.com/totaltv/tennesse.htm
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16912 on: September 27, 2012, 11:55:27 PM »
In the paper today (Births section):

De'Nallee.  A boy, yes, a boy.

Strangely enough, his siblings have more mainstream names:  Michael, Alycia, Bailey, and Kaitlyn.  I tried to figure out where the De'Nallee came from (combos of parent's name?) but couldn't seen anything in the article.

I wonder if it is one of those place of conception name after a trip to Denali National Park in Alaska, USA. But made more Unique with spelling.

I actually thought that too because that is the only pronunciation that I could up with.  But while Denali would be sort of a cool name, De'Nallee just isn't.  Poor kid.


Somehow I don't think that DS #1 would have been happy with any kind of dimunative  of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, either.  His dad always said that it was Newfoundland (way more colourful) but I knew...

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« Reply #16913 on: September 29, 2012, 01:04:26 AM »
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« Reply #16915 on: October 05, 2012, 01:19:40 AM »
we had a kid register for a soccer team with the legal name of DorDor 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16916 on: October 05, 2012, 08:18:14 PM »
There was an obituary in the paper today for someone named Vendetta.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16917 on: October 05, 2012, 08:20:06 PM »
There was an obituary in the paper today for someone named Vendetta.

Was her nickname V? *slinks away*

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16918 on: October 07, 2012, 01:35:51 AM »
I met a lady named Prussia today.  She was no wheres near old enough for even her parents to have been from there.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16919 on: October 07, 2012, 10:56:53 AM »
I met a lady named Prussia today.  She was no wheres near old enough for even her parents to have been from there.
Maybe they were from King of Prussia, in PA?
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