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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17295 on: March 23, 2013, 12:37:38 PM »
I saw on fbook recently that a friend liked a photo shared by a friend that said "Thanks mom and dad for giving me a name that can't be found on any personalized items in souvenir shops!"

That's not too hard to do though.  I've only once found my name on a personalized sign for a bedroom door and Annie's not that unusual of a name.  Neither is Liam and around Christmas I was trying to find ornaments with my boys names on them.  Edward and Kevin were easy. Couldn't find Liam.

Use Personal Creations (personalcreations.com)  You can order an ornament with just about any theme and get it personalized.
Or check malls the month before Christmas.  Usually there are kiosks that have ornaments intended for personalization.  Kind of far to come for you, but I know that Glen Burnie Mall has had one in the past.  Or buy ornaments that you think your kids will like, and personalize them yourself.  Go to Michael's or AC Moore and get a pen that will write in gold.  That's how I did mine when I was selling them.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17296 on: March 23, 2013, 12:47:16 PM »
I saw on fbook recently that a friend liked a photo shared by a friend that said "Thanks mom and dad for giving me a name that can't be found on any personalized items in souvenir shops!"

That's not too hard to do though.  I've only once found my name on a personalized sign for a bedroom door and Annie's not that unusual of a name.  Neither is Liam and around Christmas I was trying to find ornaments with my boys names on them.  Edward and Kevin were easy. Couldn't find Liam.

Use Personal Creations (personalcreations.com)  You can order an ornament with just about any theme and get it personalized.
Or check malls the month before Christmas.  Usually there are kiosks that have ornaments intended for personalization.  Kind of far to come for you, but I know that Glen Burnie Mall has had one in the past.  Or buy ornaments that you think your kids will like, and personalize them yourself.  Go to Michael's or AC Moore and get a pen that will write in gold.  That's how I did mine when I was selling them.

Well our local mall does have a kiosk that sells ornaments that they will personalize.  We actually got one for Christmas from someone at church that had a family of 5, two parents and 3 boys with each of our names written on each person.

I'm glad for things like that and wish they'd had those back in the 80's and 90's. 
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« Reply #17297 on: March 23, 2013, 11:06:15 PM »
I have a quite unusual name, and while it wasn't on a lot of pre-made gift shop items, even as a child in the 80's there were a few places I got customized ones. I had my name written on a rice grain, a christmas ornament, and a licence plate keychain that was engraved while you waited come to mind.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17298 on: March 24, 2013, 01:46:03 PM »
I was watching a movie and in the credits there was a Mens-Sana.

I hope the middle name was Corpore-Sano.

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« Reply #17299 on: March 24, 2013, 01:58:29 PM »
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« Reply #17300 on: March 24, 2013, 02:08:07 PM »
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2950654/

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That's him, the credits moved so fast that I only had time to notice the awesome first name. I think that he did a pretty awesome stunt involving a tall ship (I finally got to see Cloud Atlas).

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« Reply #17301 on: March 27, 2013, 10:43:45 AM »
Evelyn is a nice, normal name.

Evilyn, however, isn't.  It's a bit too much of the dark side for me.

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« Reply #17302 on: March 27, 2013, 11:05:20 AM »
My BIL just had his 4th kid and they named her... Harley Quinn.

Yes. Like the batman villain. Or the creepy clown doll.

I used to work with a lady who had named her daughter Sophie Kate. Which is cute, until you say it fast when the kid is in trouble and it sounds like you're yelling SUFFOCATE at a small child.
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« Reply #17303 on: March 27, 2013, 11:14:26 AM »
Evelyn is a nice, normal name.

Evilyn, however, isn't.  It's a bit too much of the dark side for me.

Wasn't that one of Skeletor's friends?  :o
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« Reply #17304 on: March 27, 2013, 12:11:32 PM »
My BIL just had his 4th kid and they named her... Harley Quinn.

Yes. Like the batman villain. Or the creepy clown doll.

I used to work with a lady who had named her daughter Sophie Kate. Which is cute, until you say it fast when the kid is in trouble and it sounds like you're yelling SUFFOCATE at a small child.


Or a cheesy romance novel.

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« Reply #17305 on: March 27, 2013, 01:40:23 PM »
Or Agatha Christie's decidedly odd Mr (Harley) Quinn stories.

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« Reply #17306 on: March 27, 2013, 11:49:10 PM »
Steve Wozniak (of Apple) named his daughter Sarah Nadine, because when you said it fast enough, it sounded like Serenading....
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17307 on: March 28, 2013, 10:32:02 PM »
Evelyn is a nice, normal name.

Evilyn, however, isn't.  It's a bit too much of the dark side for me.

Wasn't that one of Skeletor's friends?  :o

He Man and the Masters of the Universe......yep......and she was a minion - Skeletor didn't have friends.....maybe fiends......?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17308 on: March 29, 2013, 04:57:46 AM »
Not so much a baby name disaster but more of a "What?" I just remembered one of my fellow students has a son... we'll say his name is John. John is also his fathers name. She hates her son's father, and so he doesn't get called by John anymore. What does she call him? Mister.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17309 on: March 29, 2013, 06:34:22 AM »
Not so much a baby name disaster but more of a "What?" I just remembered one of my fellow students has a son... we'll say his name is John. John is also his fathers name. She hates her son's father, and so he doesn't get called by John anymore. What does she call him? Mister.

Perhaps she is a fan of the Beany Malone series by Lenora Mattingly Weber.  Beany's son (named James William) was called "Mister" because he was an extremely polite child.
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