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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17370 on: April 17, 2013, 02:24:45 PM »
The name Sean bugs me on Sean Bean. Either you are Seen Bean or you are Shawn Bawn. You can't have it both ways sir.

I went to the Dr on monday, and the girl sitting across the way from me in the waiting room was named... Latrine.

You miss...are named after a toilet.

Reminds me of a House Hunter episode.  One of the ladies was named Latrina.  Maybe not as bad, but poor child!

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« Reply #17371 on: April 17, 2013, 02:28:01 PM »
I can't tell the real name, but a couple I'm aquainted with - German, decidedly caucasian features - gave their kid two names of Manga heroines. Very Japanese names that will never be pronounced correctly in German phonetics. Incidentally, the first of these names, if pronounced as written, is also the name of a well-known brand of laundry detergent, which will make life considerably difficult once the kid goes to school :/

A couple I know gave their two kids Japanese names. The names are beautiful, no objections there, but they get a lot of comments as she's Haitian, he's French Canadian.  I guess the world is getting smaller every day.  Beautiful, gorgeous kids by the way. 

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« Reply #17372 on: April 17, 2013, 03:26:29 PM »
Apparently Finley as a girls name is in the top 40 UK girls names so far this year - definitely not around my area, I come across far more than my fair share of babies and while we have a few male Finley's this year, no girls

That's interesting!  The only Finley I've ever known was male.
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« Reply #17373 on: April 17, 2013, 03:39:19 PM »
Apparently Finley as a girls name is in the top 40 UK girls names so far this year - definitely not around my area, I come across far more than my fair share of babies and while we have a few male Finley's this year, no girls

That's interesting!  The only Finley I've ever known was male.


GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
 
USAGE: Irish, Scottish, English
 
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 Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH
 

VARIANTS: Finlay, Fionnlagh (Irish), Finlay, Fionnlagh (Scottish)
 
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« Reply #17374 on: April 18, 2013, 01:03:46 AM »
Jackson Pietra (boy)--not too bad but sisters are: Ferris and Finley.  Those are two boys names, to me.  And Ferris is barely a name.
Ferris Bueller would object to that.   ;D
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« Reply #17375 on: April 18, 2013, 09:16:54 AM »
Jackson Pietra (boy)--not too bad but sisters are: Ferris and Finley.  Those are two boys names, to me.  And Ferris is barely a name.
Ferris Bueller would object to that.   ;D

If he were a real person, I suppose he would.  But he's not.
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« Reply #17376 on: April 18, 2013, 01:41:07 PM »
Khelanh Devauntey (boy).  How to pronounce?

By violating what we generally believe about American English vowel sounds.   :)  My guess is "CAY-lan De-von-TAY", which actually flows pretty well, IMHO.  If that's not it, then you got me!

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« Reply #17377 on: April 20, 2013, 08:56:08 PM »
"Such an unusual name, Latrine, how did your family come by it?"
"We changed it in the 9th century."
"You changed your name TO Latrine?"
"Yeah! Used to be S***thouse!"
"Good change! That's a good change!"

 ;D  I thought of that too
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17378 on: April 20, 2013, 09:02:14 PM »
"Such an unusual name, Latrine, how did your family come by it?"
"We changed it in the 9th century."
"You changed your name TO Latrine?"
"Yeah! Used to be S***thouse!"
"Good change! That's a good change!"

 ;D  I thought of that too

Although it's not the name of a human being, this reminds me of my childhood when dime stores used to carry a 'perfume' named Blue Waltz (I think) and it said under the name "Toilette Water".   As kids we're like   :o   "EWWWWWW!"

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17379 on: April 21, 2013, 12:25:52 AM »
The name Sean bugs me on Sean Bean. Either you are Seen Bean or you are Shawn Bawn. You can't have it both ways sir.

I went to the Dr on monday, and the girl sitting across the way from me in the waiting room was named... Latrine.

You miss...are named after a toilet.

I guess John is too.  We won't talk about D!ck, Willy or Harry.
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« Reply #17380 on: April 21, 2013, 01:09:38 PM »
I had an experience that I had to share, and it works so well for this thread.

Last week i was visiting a friend, her husband, her husband's parents and her parents. My dear friend is utterly, obscenely pregnant. (seriously, the fact that she walks amazes even her. This has little to do with the story, except it give you a more accurate picture.) She and her husband have decided to name the child Rodrick Ari. Which i think is kinda nice. But her parents want the baby named "Arnold Micheal" and his want it named "Charles Dyke"

But she and her husband are agreed on the name. And so, among the arguements (LOUD arguements.) she suddenly stood up, picking up her husband's cane and waved it at all assembled, announcing. "If you don't all give this up, so help me, I'll name the baby Baelfire!"

Now her husband really does want to name the baby Baelfire.
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« Reply #17381 on: April 21, 2013, 01:11:10 PM »
I had an experience that I had to share, and it works so well for this thread.

Last week i was visiting a friend, her husband, her husband's parents and her parents. My dear friend is utterly, obscenely pregnant. (seriously, the fact that she walks amazes even her. This has little to do with the story, except it give you a more accurate picture.) She and her husband have decided to name the child Rodrick Ari. Which i think is kinda nice. But her parents want the baby named "Arnold Micheal" and his want it named "Charles Dyke"

But she and her husband are agreed on the name. And so, among the arguements (LOUD arguements.) she suddenly stood up, picking up her husband's cane and waved it at all assembled, announcing. "If you don't all give this up, so help me, I'll name the baby Baelfire!"

Now her husband really does want to name the baby Baelfire.

I like Rodrick Baelfire.
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« Reply #17382 on: April 21, 2013, 01:26:40 PM »
I had an experience that I had to share, and it works so well for this thread.

Last week i was visiting a friend, her husband, her husband's parents and her parents. My dear friend is utterly, obscenely pregnant. (seriously, the fact that she walks amazes even her. This has little to do with the story, except it give you a more accurate picture.) She and her husband have decided to name the child Rodrick Ari. Which i think is kinda nice. But her parents want the baby named "Arnold Micheal" and his want it named "Charles Dyke"

But she and her husband are agreed on the name. And so, among the arguements (LOUD arguements.) she suddenly stood up, picking up her husband's cane and waved it at all assembled, announcing. "If you don't all give this up, so help me, I'll name the baby Baelfire!"

Now her husband really does want to name the baby Baelfire.

I like Rodrick Baelfire.

Unfortunatly, so does her husband.  >:D

I say unfortunately, but she is actually coming around to the idea. Once he assured her he was not going to push for the middle name "Rumplestiltskin"
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17383 on: April 21, 2013, 03:26:20 PM »
The name Sean bugs me on Sean Bean. Either you are Seen Bean or you are Shawn Bawn. You can't have it both ways sir.

I went to the Dr on monday, and the girl sitting across the way from me in the waiting room was named... Latrine.

You miss...are named after a toilet.

I guess John is too.  We won't talk about D!ck, Willy or Harry.

A former coworker told me that her hs principal's name was Richard Head.   Coworker was in her late 50's early 60's at the time (2008) so I'm hoping that Richard Head's parents were either naive or that nickname for Richard didn't exist yet.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17384 on: April 22, 2013, 12:20:52 AM »
The name Sean bugs me on Sean Bean. Either you are Seen Bean or you are Shawn Bawn. You can't have it both ways sir.

I went to the Dr on monday, and the girl sitting across the way from me in the waiting room was named... Latrine.

You miss...are named after a toilet.

I guess John is too.  We won't talk about D!ck, Willy or Harry.

A former coworker told me that her hs principal's name was Richard Head.   Coworker was in her late 50's early 60's at the time (2008) so I'm hoping that Richard Head's parents were either naive or that nickname for Richard didn't exist yet.
Fraid not.  That nickname (if you're thinking about the one that the filter translates as 'wingadingdingy') goes back several hundred years.
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