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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17055 on: December 29, 2012, 06:01:16 PM »
We have sisters who work at the university. LaShawn and LaDonna.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17056 on: December 29, 2012, 08:47:33 PM »
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.

And now, as an after Christmas gift, the pronunciations, and yes the spellings were deliberate.

Quartnee = Cortney and Zauna = Shauna
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17057 on: December 29, 2012, 08:55:33 PM »
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.

And now, as an after Christmas gift, the pronunciations, and yes the spellings were deliberate.

Quartnee = Cortney and Zauna = Shauna

I was "mispronouncing" each name then, Quart-nee and Z-ana.  I would have never gotten "Shauna" from Zauna.  Those are two terrible spellings of relatively normal names.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17058 on: December 29, 2012, 09:08:16 PM »
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.

And now, as an after Christmas gift, the pronunciations, and yes the spellings were deliberate.

Quartnee = Cortney and Zauna = Shauna

I was "mispronouncing" each name then, Quart-nee and Z-ana.  I would have never gotten "Shauna" from Zauna.  Those are two terrible spellings of relatively normal names.
I'm guessing that Quartnee's mother also calls the $.25 American coin a "corter." 
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17059 on: December 29, 2012, 09:26:14 PM »
We have sisters who work at the university. LaShawn and LaDonna.

Reminds me of the James Thurber story where he mentions his housekeeper, Juanemma - whose mother loved the name Juanita so much that Juanemma had one sister named Juanita, as well as one named Juanhelen and one named Juangrace.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17060 on: December 29, 2012, 09:41:44 PM »
My father had a friend named Horace, with a middle name that was even worse, III.  That right, he was the 3rd generation with that horrible name.  He got a lot of pressure to name one of his sons Horace IV.  He had a spine and his sons have much more normal names. 

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Oops.  I just did the math.  Horace III was born in about 1925.  So Horace Jr. was born about 1900, and Horace Senior was born about 1875.  Back then Horace was a very normal, reasonable name. 

Horace III's sons were born in about 1950.  Refusing to name one of them Horace IV makes perfect sense even if his older relatives didn't agree. 
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17061 on: December 30, 2012, 12:04:32 AM »
my introduced me to friends of his named Mootz and Jammie. 
These names were written on the class attendance chart - so they are the kids legal names. Mootz is bad enough  but Jammie is pronounced like the nickname for pajamas - I have to wonder how much teasing this kid takes about his name. 

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« Reply #17062 on: December 30, 2012, 12:23:06 AM »
LaDonna at least makes some sense. It means "the lady" in Italian.


I may have mentioned it before, but my parents had a friend named Vulgis. I don't think I have ever met someone else with that name. It was a family name, I think, but I felt bad for him. His brother had the perfectly nice name of Charles.

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« Reply #17063 on: January 04, 2013, 01:19:30 PM »
List of names from the last 3 months birth records at the local hospital here:

Brayten
Channing
Nyleigha
Kinzlee
Bailah
Brodereck
Blakely
Samariya
Rileen
Rilyn
Trice/Tryce
Manning
Tattum
Tenley
Cannyn
Daijah
Pryiah
Heinrich
Kross
Paygee
Ja'Niyah
Maesyn (female)
Baxton
King
Breah
Syer
Avarey/Avaree
Joebe
Kendryk
K'den
Aneekah
Arayah
Huntleigh
Payson (female)
Avarijana
Briony
Taein
Kien
Charolette (not a typo)
Ja'Mauri
Yuleeiivi
Vayda
Gershom
Anel-Faith
Zarriauna
Syhlis
Emarie
Kyruan
Ta'niya
Cloud

OTOH seeing some lovely classics (Beatrice, Mavis).  Boy names that are trending here are Levi and Bentley.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17064 on: January 04, 2013, 01:50:16 PM »
Maybe it's that I live in a state with a lot of Germans, but Heinrich doesn't seem that strange to me. I've seen listings for at least two boys named Otto in the last year.

Channing & Tattum seem pretty common, too. Maybe I'm just getting used to the craziness.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17065 on: January 04, 2013, 02:02:49 PM »
When my father was a boy, he encountered a couple of odd names. One was the name of a fellow pupil:
[redacted] Goodwilly

I'm catching up on this thread. Do you know if Goodwilly became an M.D.? One of the doctors where I used to work had that last name (and a silly first name nickname to go with it) and it can't be all that common.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17066 on: January 04, 2013, 02:18:45 PM »
Briony

That one is a legitimate older name that is now making a comeback.  It's a variation of the plant name bryony.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17067 on: January 04, 2013, 05:05:44 PM »
Maybe it's that I live in a state with a lot of Germans, but Heinrich doesn't seem that strange to me. I've seen listings for at least two boys named Otto in the last year.

Channing & Tattum seem pretty common, too. Maybe I'm just getting used to the craziness.

I think it depends on how you pronounce them. for instance, I would pronounce Tattum as Tat-tum because of the double T but based on other posts in this thread, the parents are likely to insist that it is pronounced Taytum.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17068 on: January 04, 2013, 05:33:37 PM »
Had a gentleman in the office last week. First and last names perfectly normal, but I don't remember them, so I'll manufacture some....his name was....John Moonstar Smith.   Yep....Moonstar...right there on his ID card. I commented on his unique middle name, and the woman with him piped up...."I'm the one who gave him that name."  All I could say was, "Well, it's certainly unique."  ::)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17069 on: January 04, 2013, 06:15:51 PM »
Amphelady.  ???

That name just turned up in my family tree. It appears that someone just made it up, as just the one person turns up when I do a Google search on the name. Her siblings were Joachim, Elizabeth, Christopher, Mary, and William.
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