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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17040 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 #17041 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 #17042 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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« Reply #17043 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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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17044 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")

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« Reply #17045 on: December 19, 2012, 12:38:28 AM »
Is it bad that as soon as I hear a bad name, I now rub my hands gleefully as I prepare my submission for E-Hell?

Heard parents calling their son today at an electronics store. Masonry. I don't know the spelling, but that is what they called him. Masonry.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17046 on: December 19, 2012, 08:18:36 AM »


Awhile ago my DS and I heard someone calling out for Griffyndor (sp?)
My son looked at me like  :o. He still laughs at it today.
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« Reply #17047 on: December 19, 2012, 09:07:28 AM »


Awhile ago my DS and I heard someone calling out for Griffyndor (sp?)
My son looked at me like  :o. He still laughs at it today.

I'm hoping that it is a nickname.  Like the real name is Griffin ...?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17048 on: December 19, 2012, 05:15:46 PM »
I saw the name Sevyn today. Which looks pretty cool, until you say it & realize it's a number.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17049 on: December 19, 2012, 05:23:12 PM »
Guy or girl, they could hang with Six, from the TV show Blossom.
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« Reply #17050 on: December 19, 2012, 05:33:35 PM »
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« Reply #17051 on: December 26, 2012, 03:41:40 PM »
There were quite a few interesting names in this video claiming to be actual legal names of Utahns. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIehCrO4Zs

I'm from Utah and I don't doubt that a single one of those names is real.

I have at least 6 cousins with names beginning with "Mc."

There was a big trend for awhile where people put "Le" or "La" at the beginning of otherwise common names. When I was in school, I knew: LeDawn, LeDale, and LaKaylyn.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17052 on: December 27, 2012, 11:49:31 AM »
one of my DH's friends just had a little boy...Druid Harley

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« Reply #17053 on: December 29, 2012, 12:43:21 PM »
Encountered yesterday while visiting my parents in my small hippie hometown: a little boy called Zenith.


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17054 on: December 29, 2012, 02:20:39 PM »
I just thought I'd share this little story my aunt told me a few years ago:


In 1930 France, my maternal grandparents had their first child, a girl.  They called her Nicole.  Being devout Catholics, they went to see their local priest shortly after her birth to arrange her baptism.  The priest, however, totally refused to baptize her as Nicole because "that's not even a name!"  He accepted to baptize her under her middle name (which was her godmother's name) of Marie-Thérèse. That only concerned the Church, though, and my aunt has always gone by her legal name of Nicole. I would never have thought of Nicole as being a trendy, novelty name that got people's eyes rolling, but it must have been back then.