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« Reply #17040 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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« Reply #17041 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 #17042 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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« Reply #17043 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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« Reply #17044 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 #17045 on: December 19, 2012, 05:33:35 PM »
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« Reply #17046 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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« Reply #17047 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 #17048 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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« Reply #17049 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.

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« Reply #17050 on: December 29, 2012, 03:53:37 PM »
My guess is that it wasn't so much the presence of Nicole but maybe the absence of a saint's name with it?  I know of an elderly woman who was quite recently concerned to find out her great grandchild was getting a name completely devoid of a saint's name.  It wasn't always expected to be the first name but it was usually somewhere in there back in the day.  I have never heard of a priest nowadays urging it, at least around here , but I think some of the crowd who are old school still think that way.

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« Reply #17051 on: December 29, 2012, 04:07:46 PM »
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« Reply #17052 on: December 29, 2012, 04:12:11 PM »
My guess is that it wasn't so much the presence of Nicole but maybe the absence of a saint's name with it?  I know of an elderly woman who was quite recently concerned to find out her great grandchild was getting a name completely devoid of a saint's name.  It wasn't always expected to be the first name but it was usually somewhere in there back in the day.  I have never heard of a priest nowadays urging it, at least around here , but I think some of the crowd who are old school still think that way.
My mother's name is legally Greta Marion, but she was baptized Margaret Mary because the priest insisted on saint's names.

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« Reply #17053 on: December 29, 2012, 05:48:21 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.

This brings back memories...I went to college in Utah and knew a LaDawn and a LaRae. There was even a community theater play called "Happy Valley" (I think...it was a while ago) and one of the main charaters was LaVerl (that I do remember).
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« Reply #17054 on: December 29, 2012, 05:53:24 PM »
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There are no words.

But there are gagging sounds.

That made me laugh out loud!  :D