My younger DD went to a day care/pre school for 5 years and some of the names that kids were given just made me shake my head...Imohtep (nothing inspires great things like being names after an evil zombie), numerous Neveah's, Diamoned, Jade, Emerald, a little girl the mother only allowed people to call ButtButt (
) Asia, India, Jaoquain, and some that I could NEVER pronounce. One teacher, after trying 3 times to pronounce a new child's name with no success yelled "Whatever happened to Mary and Bob?
" I have a neighbor whose sone is names YaYa. And when people give their daughters 'stripper' names, I feel bad for the girls because it is hard to overcome people's preconceived notions over a name. My younger DD has an unusual middle name, and I was shocked to come across it in the girls section of a baby name book, but we went with it because she has a normal (old fashioned is what people call it) first name, it was a name we would have used with a slightly different spelling if we were having a boy, and the meaning attached to it was perfect for the reason we wanted to use the name. Oh, and my step niece has a son names Skyler, which I always thought was a girls name.