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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17160 on: January 23, 2013, 06:00:41 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.

If she can provide ANY proof for these names, snopes is going to love her! And everyone who is interested in names will love her as well, because each time weird names are discussed the -Jello twins, L-a, Urine, Placenta, Nosmo King, S**thead, Latrine are mentioned.

There have been people looking for the -Jello twins for a long time and each time they have asked for proof it can't be provided. It's an old, persistent and very popular UL and I have a hard time believing, in this day and age, that with all the digital information available to us, no one has been able to find the -Jello twins.

The names may have started out as a UL, but it is highly likely that someone has read about it and purposely given those names to their child, just because they were 'cool'.

That's what I'm thinking is happening, actually.  A lot of ULs are based in fact, like the spiked Halloween candy.

And Urine and Placenta were emmigrants (immigrants?  not from the US, not English speaking).

Her story about Urine was that the baby was very sick and in the NICU.  They had to save all urine, so there was a form that the parents saw that said "save all urine".  They thought the hospital had named the baby already, so they filled out the BC with Urine as the first name.

Unfortunately, getting documentation of all of this is NOT going to happen since it's a hospital and with all the privacy laws & everything, it's impossible.

Sorry, but it really sounds like she's pulling your leg with that story. It's classic UL material with an undertone of racism/xenophobia. Hospital records are obviously confidential, but I'm pretty sure birth registries are public information. It shouldn't be difficult to prove that a baby was registered with a particular name in a particular state and year, but no one has managed to do so for these UL names.

I also don't think there's ever been a case of spiked Halloween candy, except when it was done deliberately by the child's own family.  :(

That's what I was trying to say: we have access to facebook, twitter, google, class lists, on-line nursery lists etc. and still no one has been able to find a trace of the children with those names.
And it's very hard to keep your chlid's name off the internet. When my children were young I was very careful about their on-line presence and their full names still ended up on-line. Once children are playing/competing in sports (even at local level) that can end up in the newspaper, their names are going to be found on-line.

Going back on topic:

The sibling set of Elvis (girl), Rover(boy), Wolf (boy)en Maantje (girl). They are Dutch and Rover is the Dutch word for robber, Maantje is the Dutch word for little moon.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17161 on: January 23, 2013, 10:50:28 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.

If she can provide ANY proof for these names, snopes is going to love her! And everyone who is interested in names will love her as well, because each time weird names are discussed the -Jello twins, L-a, Urine, Placenta, Nosmo King, S**thead, Latrine are mentioned.

There have been people looking for the -Jello twins for a long time and each time they have asked for proof it can't be provided. It's an old, persistent and very popular UL and I have a hard time believing, in this day and age, that with all the digital information available to us, no one has been able to find the -Jello twins.

The names may have started out as a UL, but it is highly likely that someone has read about it and purposely given those names to their child, just because they were 'cool'.

That's what I'm thinking is happening, actually.  A lot of ULs are based in fact, like the spiked Halloween candy.

And Urine and Placenta were emmigrants (immigrants?  not from the US, not English speaking).

Her story about Urine was that the baby was very sick and in the NICU.  They had to save all urine, so there was a form that the parents saw that said "save all urine".  They thought the hospital had named the baby already, so they filled out the BC with Urine as the first name.

Unfortunately, getting documentation of all of this is NOT going to happen since it's a hospital and with all the privacy laws & everything, it's impossible.

Sorry, but it really sounds like she's pulling your leg with that story. It's classic UL material with an undertone of racism/xenophobia. Hospital records are obviously confidential, but I'm pretty sure birth registries are public information. It shouldn't be difficult to prove that a baby was registered with a particular name in a particular state and year, but no one has managed to do so for these UL names.

I also don't think there's ever been a case of spiked Halloween candy, except when it was done deliberately by the child's own family.  :(

Like I've already said, I don't think she is (more about Urine and Placenta), but it's possible.

And, as has already been stated, spiked halloween candy has happened.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17162 on: January 24, 2013, 08:13:58 PM »
I met another baby Jaxon today (pronounced Jackson) I guess the X makes it much cooler. Although I did meet one that was Jaxxon. Because a double X is even cooler than a single.
I actually like the name Jaxon. It looks cool and, more importantly, the spelling makes sense.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17163 on: January 24, 2013, 08:19:18 PM »
I met another baby Jaxon today (pronounced Jackson) I guess the X makes it much cooler. Although I did meet one that was Jaxxon. Because a double X is even cooler than a single.
I actually like the name Jaxon. It looks cool and, more importantly, the spelling makes sense.

At least "Jaxon" is pronounced how you think it should be pronounced.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17164 on: January 26, 2013, 01:50:38 AM »
From this funny pic http://royreid.ca/2013/01/25/evening-procrasturbation-229/royreid-ca-procrasturbation-108-32/:

La'el
Tharold

I wonder if the T in Tharold is silent. Or whether the apostrophe in La'el is purely decorative or a glottal stop.

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« Reply #17165 on: January 26, 2013, 10:39:00 AM »
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17166 on: January 26, 2013, 11:33:56 AM »
I met another baby Jaxon today (pronounced Jackson) I guess the X makes it much cooler. Although I did meet one that was Jaxxon. Because a double X is even cooler than a single.
I actually like the name Jaxon. It looks cool and, more importantly, the spelling makes sense.

At least "Jaxon" is pronounced how you think it should be pronounced.



True. And if it continues to be popular, won't be a spelling hassle either.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17167 on: January 26, 2013, 01:51:21 PM »
I met another baby Jaxon today (pronounced Jackson) I guess the X makes it much cooler. Although I did meet one that was Jaxxon. Because a double X is even cooler than a single.
I actually like the name Jaxon. It looks cool and, more importantly, the spelling makes sense.

At least "Jaxon" is pronounced how you think it should be pronounced.



True. And if it continues to be popular, won't be a spelling hassle either.


It might still be. Think of Bryan/Brian, Stephen/Steven, Catherine/Kathryn, etc.  People with those names always have to spell them out.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17168 on: January 26, 2013, 05:03:03 PM »
I met another baby Jaxon today (pronounced Jackson) I guess the X makes it much cooler. Although I did meet one that was Jaxxon. Because a double X is even cooler than a single.
I actually like the name Jaxon. It looks cool and, more importantly, the spelling makes sense.

At least "Jaxon" is pronounced how you think it should be pronounced.



True. And if it continues to be popular, won't be a spelling hassle either.


It might still be. Think of Bryan/Brian, Stephen/Steven, Catherine/Kathryn, etc.  People with those names always have to spell them out.

And deal with people telling them they don't know what they're talking about. *glowers back at first grade teacher*
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17169 on: January 30, 2013, 11:40:36 AM »
I saw a Danielle Edward Lastname and yes, this is a young lady.

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« Reply #17170 on: January 30, 2013, 11:59:49 AM »

I saw the name Shalaya on a school billboard. I really like it.
Bich, on the other hand, not so much. I am sure it is not pronounced how it looks like it might be, but it is still a heck of a name for a kid in the US to grow up having.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17171 on: January 30, 2013, 12:25:51 PM »
I work with a Bich - she pronounces it "Bick".

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« Reply #17172 on: January 30, 2013, 03:48:07 PM »
I saw a Danielle Edward Lastname and yes, this is a young lady.

I'm acquainted with an Isabella James Lastname - also a young lady. It just works somehow, though.
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« Reply #17173 on: January 30, 2013, 04:07:22 PM »
Stanley Ann Dunham?
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« Reply #17174 on: January 30, 2013, 04:14:20 PM »
Stanley Ann Dunham?

Name like that, you know her kid's never gonna amount to anything.  :D
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