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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17025 on: December 13, 2012, 05:15:57 PM »
Good call. I took another look, and their motherís name is Wren.

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« Reply #17026 on: December 14, 2012, 09:53:21 AM »
Good call. I took another look, and their motherís name is Wren.

That isn't too terrible then.  I don't mind Tanager too much but I can think of a lot better bird names for boys!  Crow or Raven perhaps but I guess a lot of people don't like the blackbirds (I do).
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« Reply #17027 on: December 14, 2012, 09:51:27 PM »
Good call. I took another look, and their motherís name is Wren.

That isn't too terrible then.  I don't mind Tanager too much but I can think of a lot better bird names for boys!  Crow or Raven perhaps but I guess a lot of people don't like the blackbirds (I do).

YMMV, but I've only ever seen Raven used for girls. I think the name's fine, but there is that connotation.


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« Reply #17028 on: December 14, 2012, 10:03:04 PM »
Good call. I took another look, and their motherís name is Wren.

That isn't too terrible then.  I don't mind Tanager too much but I can think of a lot better bird names for boys!  Crow or Raven perhaps but I guess a lot of people don't like the blackbirds (I do).

YMMV, but I've only ever seen Raven used for girls. I think the name's fine, but there is that connotation.

I have seen it used for a boy, more than for a girl. 

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17029 on: December 15, 2012, 11:37:13 AM »
I've come across a kid named Tiger.  Well, like Tiger Woods, no problem. But then I see that his brother is named Cougar.  Zoologist parents, perhaps? People who liked big cats? At least they didn't give that name to a daughter.

I also came across Rlee.  I kept an open mind and wondered how you pronounced it.
Then I saw the father's name: R. Lee.  I just rolled my eyes.  (and guessed that it's pronounced are-lee)


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17030 on: December 15, 2012, 08:36:23 PM »
I ran across a student yesterday whose legal first name is:

Lady Jane

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« Reply #17031 on: December 15, 2012, 09:47:49 PM »
I ran across a student yesterday whose legal first name is:

Lady Jane
Maybe she'll marry the Sir John I mentioned earlier in the thread.  :)

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« Reply #17032 on: December 17, 2012, 09:10:22 AM »
There's a kid in my daughter's school that has a name that not even Google or Yahoo has a listing for.  I'm not going to list it for reasons of anonymity, but I feel sorry for the kid.  He's doomed to a lifetime of "I'm sorry, your name is what?" and "Could you spell that again for me please?"  His brother has a "normal" name, so we have no idea where this name came from. 

This thread make me very glad that my daughter has a nice, normal, non-trendy name. 

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« Reply #17033 on: December 17, 2012, 02:01:28 PM »
My niece had her university graduation this past weekend.  some of the more interesting names/spellings:

Brittianey
Bevelon
Prince G. lastname
Vollie Joe lastname III
Jazming
Brittene
Jayk
Bridjette
Orgal
Danyel
Bradly
Shadoe
Jazzmen
Cur-Tiss
Shaughanassee
Princess Ermine lastname
Skeeter
Onrry
Ebony White
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17034 on: December 17, 2012, 03:38:46 PM »
A legal name of Skeeter?
Kewl!

And, I kinda like Ebony White.

Hey, I know a Bevlyn.  :) 
(just not Bevelon)  (I guess if it was a UT graduation, she would get cheers if it was spelled Bevolen--the mascot is named Bevo)

The rest make me think of the future job interviews perusing these names at the top of the resume, and the recruiter's feeling...very...old...
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17035 on: December 17, 2012, 04:22:06 PM »
Most of those just scream "My parents can't spell" but Orgal?

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« Reply #17036 on: December 18, 2012, 02:32:41 PM »
Apparently it's a Hebrew name that means "wave of light"

http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Orgal.html

Perhaps an immigrant from somewhere that would be a "normal" name?
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« Reply #17037 on: December 18, 2012, 03:35:24 PM »
It may have already been on the topic, but Michael Jackson's son's names - isn't one name "Prince Michael"?

Plus I have seen several times women with the first name of "Lady" and "Majesty"

mostly in the obituaries of the San Antonio Express and Houston Chronicles online


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17038 on: December 18, 2012, 06:09:53 PM »
I met a new one today:

Chastine


Looking it up, it is a variation of Chastity. But I can imagine she spends a lot of time in her life correcting spelling and pronunciation as it looks more like Christine.
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« Reply #17039 on: December 18, 2012, 11:49:58 PM »
Apparently it's a Hebrew name that means "wave of light"

http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Orgal.html

Perhaps an immigrant from somewhere that would be a "normal" name?

I live in Israel and speak fluent Hebrew. Or means light and Gal means wave, but I have never heard the word(s) Orgal together to make a word or expression.
The more correct Hebrew usage would be Gal-Or, but even then I've never seen it used as  a first name.
Both Orgal and Galor are used as a surname or as a business name.

I guess this is one of those times that parents like a name, then decide that it has some meaning in another language they do not know or understand (i.e. Suri Cruise - "princess in Hebrew"  ::). The most common usage is "go away")