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snowdragon

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17535 on: August 04, 2013, 02:27:55 PM »
even normal names can be perverted. Spotted at the concert venue Friday:  Ryky. Which I assume is pronounced as Ricky.

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« Reply #17536 on: August 04, 2013, 03:26:35 PM »
The ex of a relative of my husband's named her daughter Hatshepsut. My sister quipped that they could call her 'Hatschi' for short (achoo in German).

I wonder if there's going to be a brother called Rameses the third.

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« Reply #17537 on: August 04, 2013, 03:44:25 PM »
The ex of a relative of my husband's named her daughter Hatshepsut. My sister quipped that they could call her 'Hatschi' for short (achoo in German).

I wonder if there's going to be a brother called Rameses the third.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17538 on: August 04, 2013, 04:27:58 PM »
I'd go by Hattie, personally.
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« Reply #17539 on: August 04, 2013, 04:44:56 PM »
The ex of a relative of my husband's named her daughter Hatshepsut. My sister quipped that they could call her 'Hatschi' for short (achoo in German).

I wonder if there's going to be a brother called Rameses the third.

I might have posted this before but it's worth mentioning again. 

Back in my library days we'd get several people a year who wanted to find an Ancient Egyptian name for the baby on the way.

We had the 'Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt'. This has a huge index of personal names both royal and non-royal.

A lady looked through the index and selected what she thought was the perfect name for her son.  She was saying how nice it sounded when a curator happened by.  Always happy to be of help, the curator told her that the translation of that name was 'Son of the Great Female Pig'. 

She quickly went looking for another.         

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17540 on: August 04, 2013, 05:17:48 PM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17541 on: August 04, 2013, 06:03:33 PM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.
I remember reading somewhere about a woman named Joan, who pronounced it like JoAnn.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17542 on: August 04, 2013, 06:17:15 PM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.
I remember reading somewhere about a woman named Joan, who pronounced it like JoAnn.

According to Christina Crawford's book, Joan Crawford hated her (studio-bestowed) name and pronounced it Jo-Ann for many years.

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« Reply #17543 on: August 04, 2013, 09:25:46 PM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.

That reminds me of my MIL who once talked about a friend of hers name Pemella which she was pronouncing Pe mell' a.

Eventually I saw the name written out (on a Christmas card) and it was, as you might guess, Pamela. (Pam' el a).  I smiled to myself about the obvious mispronunciation.

Oddly, eventually I met Pamela and she said "Oh, Hi!  I'm so happy to meet you.  I've heard so much about you.  I'm Pe mell'a.

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« Reply #17544 on: August 05, 2013, 10:42:30 AM »
Some weirdish ones that are examples of perfectly normal spelled names that the parents decided to pronounce different.

Cheryl pronounced Chair-ul, with the ch like in chair, change, chance

Deborah pronounced Dee-Bore-ah

Each of these ladies are at least 40-50 years old.
I remember reading somewhere about a woman named Joan, who pronounced it like JoAnn.

According to Christina Crawford's book, Joan Crawford hated her (studio-bestowed) name and pronounced it Jo-Ann for many years.

I know a Joan with the Jo-Ann pronunciation.  I always do a double take when I see it written out.
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« Reply #17545 on: August 05, 2013, 12:53:31 PM »
Guy in a class:  Joelle (Joel)  We kept looking for a female, and he didn't want to answer to Joelle.

Woman in an office with a name tag:  Tequila.  Pronounced Ta-QWILL-uh

Kid in son's class:  Juan.  Pronounced Ja-WAN

Is "Peabody" really pronounced "Pibbidy"?  I guess it could be, but that wasn't the obvious pronunciation to me.  The person was quite sharp with me, as though I should have known.

Also knew of a child named U""Neek (she wanted quotation marks).

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« Reply #17546 on: August 05, 2013, 01:10:19 PM »
Guy in a class:  Joelle (Joel)  We kept looking for a female, and he didn't want to answer to Joelle.

Woman in an office with a name tag:  Tequila.  Pronounced Ta-QWILL-uh

Kid in son's class:  Juan.  Pronounced Ja-WAN


Is "Peabody" really pronounced "Pibbidy"?  I guess it could be, but that wasn't the obvious pronunciation to me.  The person was quite sharp with me, as though I should have known.

Also knew of a child named U""Neek (she wanted quotation marks).

Back in the early 1800's, Juan was pronounced, "Joo - AHN." Thus, one of Lord Byron's most famous poems is pronounced, "Dawn Joo - AHN," despite the fact that the Spanish pronunciation is now the generally accepted one.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17547 on: August 05, 2013, 01:59:03 PM »
Seen on cupcake wars: A woman named Anomaly.

Well, that one's certainly out of the ordinary.


This made me laugh! Loud enough that I was asked what was funny and when I told them why, they cracked up too. So very funny!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17548 on: August 05, 2013, 02:08:42 PM »
Guy in a class:  Joelle (Joel)  We kept looking for a female, and he didn't want to answer to Joelle.

Woman in an office with a name tag:  Tequila.  Pronounced Ta-QWILL-uh

Kid in son's class:  Juan.  Pronounced Ja-WAN

Is "Peabody" really pronounced "Pibbidy"?  I guess it could be, but that wasn't the obvious pronunciation to me.  The person was quite sharp with me, as though I should have known.

Also knew of a child named U""Neek (she wanted quotation marks).

Maybe Peabody was named after the town in Massachusetts, which is pronounced PEE-biddy.

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« Reply #17549 on: August 05, 2013, 02:11:49 PM »
Just watched a rerun of "Say Yes To The Dress"

Bride's name was Duvet.

The parents confirmed that yes, she was named after the comforter because they knew she was going to be a great comfort to them.