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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17175 on: January 31, 2013, 10:49:35 AM »
From the complete opposite side of the "you're kidding" spectrum:

http://news.msn.com/world/icelandic-girl-wins-right-to-use-her-given-name

Some of the names mentioned in here make me roll my eyes, but "not a proper feminine name?" Seriously?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17176 on: January 31, 2013, 02:34:30 PM »
I assume that Icelandic laws for names are similar to Finnish and one rule is that the name has to be gender-appropriate. It used to be that there were only very few gender-neutral names (two in the name day calendar) but in recent years there have been a lot of new names, similar to the "gentle breeze" that are difficult to categorize. Like Tuisku (a snow flurry), is that male or female?

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17177 on: January 31, 2013, 02:47:57 PM »
But even recognized names can be ODD  I met a toddler today with the first and last name of Henrietta Henry. It just does not seem to be quite "right"

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« Reply #17178 on: February 01, 2013, 12:18:32 AM »
Yeh, I'm a supporter of unusual names, but I have to admit that while a lovely latin name that apparently enjoys some use in the Hispanic community- as a medical person I cringed at the thought of calling a daughter Candida. I saw it on a tv show credits and just thought....no, not for me.
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« Reply #17179 on: February 01, 2013, 09:14:33 AM »
Yeh, I'm a supporter of unusual names, but I have to admit that while a lovely latin name that apparently enjoys some use in the Hispanic community- as a medical person I cringed at the thought of calling a daughter Candida. I saw it on a tv show credits and just thought....no, not for me.

I don't know the history of this name, and truly mean no offense to anyone, but to me it sounds like a brand of dog/cat food.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17180 on: February 01, 2013, 09:20:31 AM »
Yeh, I'm a supporter of unusual names, but I have to admit that while a lovely latin name that apparently enjoys some use in the Hispanic community- as a medical person I cringed at the thought of calling a daughter Candida. I saw it on a tv show credits and just thought....no, not for me.

I don't know the history of this name, and truly mean no offense to anyone, but to me it sounds like a brand of dog/cat food.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17181 on: February 01, 2013, 10:27:33 AM »
Yeh, I'm a supporter of unusual names, but I have to admit that while a lovely latin name that apparently enjoys some use in the Hispanic community- as a medical person I cringed at the thought of calling a daughter Candida. I saw it on a tv show credits and just thought....no, not for me.


I wonder if it hails from the Spanish tradition of naming girls, not Maria because it's too sacred a name, but one of the attributes associated with the Virgin Mary, hence Conception*, Dolores, etc.  I once had a Spanish student whose mother was named Immaculada –nicknamed Cula.  ???






*I don't speak Spanish.  I apologize if I missed an accent somewhere.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17182 on: February 01, 2013, 11:26:05 AM »
It's specifically a yeast that commonly infects ones lady-parts.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17183 on: February 01, 2013, 12:04:16 PM »
But even recognized names can be ODD  I met a toddler today with the first and last name of Henrietta Henry. It just does not seem to be quite "right"

I went to school with a Larry Lawrence.

Yes, from that town in Kansas. He seemed quite pleased with the name.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17184 on: February 01, 2013, 07:18:42 PM »
It's specifically a yeast that commonly infects ones lady-parts.

Or babies mouths.  Candida means "white" or "pure". There were several saints that used Candida as their name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candida_(given_name)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17185 on: February 02, 2013, 01:25:49 AM »
Yeh I know it's very "legit" name, but it still makes me ... Itchy   :o
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17186 on: February 03, 2013, 12:06:27 PM »
I'm not 100% sure this was this kid's name, since I only saw it on the roll sheet, and did not actually call roll: K-Knowledge. But it was followed by a last name.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17187 on: February 03, 2013, 12:47:41 PM »
Did Tony Orlando sing in vain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1cfigorslk



PS.  I felt kind of itchy when this song first came out - and that was a LONG time ago.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17188 on: February 03, 2013, 03:38:26 PM »
Just saw one on facebook.  Chloey.  I love the name, think it is beautiful, and would not be against using it for a daughter.  HOWEVER, what is wrong with spelling it Chloe?  I don't particularly like it spelled with a K, either, but the y is all wrong to me.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17189 on: February 05, 2013, 04:18:33 PM »
I saw one today that made me go hmmmmm. One was a boy named Aksel (Axel I'm assuming).