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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #16995 on: December 03, 2012, 03:18:17 PM »
Finally, there's me: Rachel. Six letters. Nice and simple. Even if you can't read the block capitals on the form, you can at least COUNT them...unless you were the admin team of the University of Salford Acoustics department, who spent two years insisting that my name was RachAel. (More than ten years later and I'm still annoyed by that one...and grateful that I didn't finish my degree because I'd have been even more irritated had my degree certificate been misspelled!)

Likewise, we RachAels are forever trying to correct people who insist our name is Rachel  ::)

My degrees are all right, but any number of other important documents are wrong or had to be corrected. Bah.

Believe me, I sympathise!

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« Reply #16996 on: December 03, 2012, 06:30:39 PM »
The other, the name of the doctor's receptionist:
Mrs Death (pronounced De-ath)

There's a famous fictional detective whose middle name is Death (rhymes with "teeth.") Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey

I read somewhere that names like this are from the Middle Ages when parts in religious plays were highly coveted and passed down the generations. It accounts for names like Death, Virgin, Priest etc.

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« Reply #16997 on: December 03, 2012, 06:35:01 PM »
I always thought it had to do with using a person's occupation as a surname: Cooper, Chandler, Smith, Tailor/Taylor. I can see where Death might have been the name given to grave diggers or executioners etc.
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« Reply #16998 on: December 03, 2012, 08:00:47 PM »
This is something of a teaching urban legend in my area - everyone tells the story but no one seems to actually know the teacher this happened to.

A first grade teacher had a student whose name was spelled L-a.  She called the girl "la-ah," and was not corrected. Mom scheduled a conference and angrily informed the teacher she was calling L-a by the wrong name (who knows why L-a did not correct the teacher).  According to legend, mom said, "Her name is Ledasha.  The dash don't be silent."

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« Reply #16999 on: December 03, 2012, 08:25:28 PM »
This is something of a teaching urban legend in my area - everyone tells the story but no one seems to actually know the teacher this happened to.

A first grade teacher had a student whose name was spelled L-a.  She called the girl "la-ah," and was not corrected. Mom scheduled a conference and angrily informed the teacher she was calling L-a by the wrong name (who knows why L-a did not correct the teacher).  According to legend, mom said, "Her name is Ledasha.  The dash don't be silent."

that one is on snopes.com, along with the twins oranjello and lemonjello :)

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« Reply #17000 on: December 03, 2012, 08:31:54 PM »
Oh man!!!  A little sad but relieved as well.

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« Reply #17001 on: December 03, 2012, 08:52:51 PM »
While not a weird or odd name, like athersgeo, I too have a common name. (Christina) well, growing up I knew two others with my name. Kristina and Khristina respectively. Well we all got shoved into the same eighth grade math class together. Our poor teacher! It got to the point when he said 'Christina' I didn't know who he was talking to. One time he stood in front of my desk and shouted my name three times before I responded.

Then again, this was math class, so I curled into a tiny ball trying to look as small as possible so he didn't see me, hoping that when he said Christina the other two with my name would pick up the slack. It failed... miserably.

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« Reply #17002 on: December 04, 2012, 08:17:13 AM »
Via Facebook, just found out what a very distant relative named her child-
   
           Quartnee

And in my mind, that first part will never be Court, it will always be Quart. I bet her sister, Zauna feels better about her name now.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17003 on: December 04, 2012, 08:31:59 AM »
And just when I was thinking that maybe this thread has hit all the ??!? names, along comes Quartney and Zauna.

oops- Quartnee

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17004 on: December 04, 2012, 10:59:05 AM »
Via Facebook, just found out what a very distant relative named her child-
   
           Quartnee

And in my mind, that first part will never be Court, it will always be Quart. I bet her sister, Zauna feels better about her name now.

She would forever be Quarknee to me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark_(Star_Trek)

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« Reply #17005 on: December 04, 2012, 12:50:48 PM »
Maybe they needed a Quartnee to fill the Zauna with water.

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« Reply #17006 on: December 05, 2012, 04:02:26 AM »
Julissa.

Not sure if that's a preexisting genuine name or a jammed together Julie + Melissa.
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« Reply #17007 on: December 05, 2012, 06:49:57 AM »


I saw a girl at the swimming pool today named Fayth.
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« Reply #17008 on: December 05, 2012, 10:19:19 AM »
http://www.salon.com/2008/08/25/creative_black_names/

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« Reply #17009 on: December 07, 2012, 11:04:11 AM »
Seen today at my daughter's daycare (sign on door):  Kyeshia had her baby!  Welcome Kharter Anthony!.

 
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