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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17130 on: January 15, 2013, 06:37:43 AM »
I stopped off to get petrol and discovered the attendant I got (we're not allowed to pump our own gas where I live) was named (according to his nametag) "Excellent".  ;D
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17131 on: January 15, 2013, 08:58:41 AM »
I know Brandi is a well established name and many people like it (I have nothing against it), but the first time I heard it I was 8 years old and I pondered very hard on the reasons her parents name her after a drink, and an alcoholic one at that.  I wondered why and what were they thinking, and does being named after a drink make you more exotic and exciting?  Because to me such a strange strange choice must make her a very mysterious girl.

Brandy's a fine girl  ;)

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« Reply #17132 on: January 15, 2013, 10:03:49 AM »
I know Brandi is a well established name and many people like it (I have nothing against it), but the first time I heard it I was 8 years old and I pondered very hard on the reasons her parents name her after a drink, and an alcoholic one at that.  I wondered why and what were they thinking, and does being named after a drink make you more exotic and exciting?  Because to me such a strange strange choice must make her a very mysterious girl.

Brandy's a fine girl  ;)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17133 on: January 18, 2013, 11:13:05 AM »
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17134 on: January 18, 2013, 12:44:57 PM »
I know Brandi is a well established name and many people like it (I have nothing against it), but the first time I heard it I was 8 years old and I pondered very hard on the reasons her parents name her after a drink, and an alcoholic one at that.  I wondered why and what were they thinking, and does being named after a drink make you more exotic and exciting?  Because to me such a strange strange choice must make her a very mysterious girl.

Brandy's a fine girl  ;)
Her eyes could steal a sailor from the sea.

Or, she could enter the healing professions, and introduce herself as Medicinal Brandy.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17135 on: January 21, 2013, 12:24:31 AM »
Friend has a coworker named Craven.

And a news report mentions twins named Recant and Recall.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17136 on: January 21, 2013, 03:20:14 PM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)

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« Reply #17137 on: January 21, 2013, 05:32:31 PM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17138 on: January 21, 2013, 05:55:45 PM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

And there's no way that "Limejello" would be "lee-MON-gel-oh." The story is "Lemonjello". "Limejello" would end up "lee-may-gel-oh" or something.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17139 on: January 21, 2013, 06:16:29 PM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

And there's no way that "Limejello" would be "lee-MON-gel-oh." The story is "Lemonjello". "Limejello" would end up "lee-may-gel-oh" or something.

The way things are going it will come out Wiiliam or something like that very soon.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17140 on: January 21, 2013, 09:27:01 PM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

And there's no way that "Limejello" would be "lee-MON-gel-oh." The story is "Lemonjello". "Limejello" would end up "lee-may-gel-oh" or something.

The way things are going it will come out Wiiliam or something like that very soon.

Or maybe "Splunge".   >:D
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17141 on: January 21, 2013, 09:39:45 PM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

I'm a member of snopes since 01, but thank you.  ;).  Hence the "former ULs" in the title.

I don't think she's pulling my leg.  She's not that kind of person, but I suppose it's possible.  According to her, she's actually had patients with those names.  As a librarian, I've actually some pretty bad names as well.

And I have no idea why Limejello was pronounced that way, but she actually had to clarify the spelling and pronounciation with the patient.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17142 on: January 22, 2013, 02:19:04 AM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

I'm a member of snopes since 01, but thank you.  ;).  Hence the "former ULs" in the title.

I don't think she's pulling my leg.  She's not that kind of person, but I suppose it's possible.  According to her, she's actually had patients with those names.  As a librarian, I've actually some pretty bad names as well.

And I have no idea why Limejello was pronounced that way, but she actually had to clarify the spelling and pronounciation with the patient.

What does "former ULs" mean?  ???
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17143 on: January 22, 2013, 02:23:15 AM »
SIL works in a hospital and has seen these names (former UL's!)

L-a (also went to school with her son)
Orangejello (or-ANG-gel-oh)
Limejello (lee-MON-gel-oh)
Placenta
Urine (ur-in-EE)
I think your SIL is pulling your leg.  See http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp. and http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/le-a.asp

I'm a member of snopes since 01, but thank you.  ;).  Hence the "former ULs" in the title.

I don't think she's pulling my leg.  She's not that kind of person, but I suppose it's possible.  According to her, she's actually had patients with those names.  As a librarian, I've actually some pretty bad names as well.

And I have no idea why Limejello was pronounced that way, but she actually had to clarify the spelling and pronounciation with the patient.

What does "former ULs" mean?  ???

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17144 on: January 22, 2013, 02:39:56 AM »
In elementary school I had twin classmates named Timmy and Tommy.

Their full names were Timothy and Tomothy.

That one made me laugh out loud.  Poor Tomothy.