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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16920 on: October 07, 2012, 03:42:57 PM »
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?
More likely her parents just like the way the name looks and sounds.  Or they think the place (city or country) is pretty.

I have a cousin named after a city her parents visited before she was born that her parents thought the city and the name were both pretty.  Funny thing - the name is Spanish but they pronounce it phonetically in English. 

No, I won't post her name.

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« Reply #16921 on: October 07, 2012, 06:20:56 PM »
ShanAnne. Pronounced like Shannon.

So why didn't they just name her Shannon?  ::)
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« Reply #16922 on: October 07, 2012, 06:38:13 PM »
Or Shannan, so they could say, "Shannan, like Shannon, with two a's."
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« Reply #16923 on: October 07, 2012, 08:49:52 PM »
Saw one in today's paper - Princess.
Yeah, because that won't get her sterotyped or teased...

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« Reply #16924 on: October 07, 2012, 08:57:14 PM »
Saw one in today's paper - Princess.
Yeah, because that won't get her sterotyped or teased...

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« Reply #16925 on: October 08, 2012, 07:23:21 AM »
One of my older brothers had a classmate named Lady.
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« Reply #16926 on: October 08, 2012, 07:47:28 AM »
I have seen the name 'twister' somewhere, and 'Brain'.
I don't like in an english-speaking country though, but twister is mostly known because of the game with that name. Brain is a misspelling of Brian. Let me also add that most people here do actually know how to speak english, so they should be aware of the issue.

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« Reply #16927 on: October 09, 2012, 01:39:22 AM »
Met an Erran today.






Nice young gentleman.

It's a biblical name, very popular in modern-day Israel.
I recently went throught the entire Book of Chronicles as my husband is dead set on a biblical name for our daughter. No luck, BTW.

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« Reply #16928 on: October 09, 2012, 02:12:06 AM »
I have met both a Princess and a Precious.
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Are they kidding? Add wine and that is my idea of a perfect day.

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« Reply #16929 on: October 09, 2012, 06:36:09 AM »
Forgot to mention my husband's cousin Earl, and his grandson Baron.

Earl's kids were named for his wife's teen idols.   Fortunately, she chose relatively classic names for them.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16930 on: October 09, 2012, 08:56:53 AM »
I have met both a Princess and a Precious.
...I can only hope the parent(s) wanted to be able to say "My Precioussss...."

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« Reply #16931 on: October 09, 2012, 09:38:27 AM »
Precious is not all that unusual in some communities.

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« Reply #16932 on: October 09, 2012, 08:36:17 PM »
I have a friend named Precious, who indeed does hate her name. She says all the time "After I was born I guess mom was still on the drugs from giving birth and she must have just said 'Oh look how Precious'. Ta da. Instant name."
 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16933 on: October 12, 2012, 03:56:39 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?
As long as it's not short for Prussian Blue (which is a holocaust denial related phrase)

first paragraph of this bit explains the reference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussian_Blue#History
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16934 on: October 12, 2012, 06:00:14 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?
As long as it's not short for Prussian Blue (which is a holocaust denial related phrase)

first paragraph of this bit explains the reference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussian_Blue#History
From the Wiki entry - those kids are named Lynx and Lamb?  ???

Also, at DD's school there is a girl called Czarina.