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exitzero

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17550 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 #17551 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.

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« Reply #17552 on: August 05, 2013, 04:13:38 PM »
I worked with a woman who pronounced her name as Sharon.  Did a double-take when I saw her name badge later and realized it was spelled Charon. 

Always wanted to know if she rowed and/or collected coins, but I never asked. :)

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« Reply #17553 on: August 06, 2013, 12:13:44 AM »
I'd go by Hattie, personally.

I second that one.
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snowdragon

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17554 on: August 07, 2013, 07:47:21 PM »
I kid you not....I met a woman named Winey, today. Pronounced "Wine-ee"  sigh.

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« Reply #17555 on: August 07, 2013, 08:46:12 PM »
I know it's August, but the other day "December" was noticed at my place of employment.

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« Reply #17556 on: August 07, 2013, 09:12:30 PM »
Temple Saint-Clair (Temple is the first name).

Sounds like something out of a romance novel.

gramma dishes

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« Reply #17557 on: August 07, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »
Temple Saint-Clair (Temple is the first name).

Sounds like something out of a romance novel.

Would Temple be a boy or a girl?  Actually I kind of like the whole name all together.   :D

lady_disdain

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« Reply #17558 on: August 07, 2013, 09:28:59 PM »
A woman in her 40s or 50s.

I agree that the name doesn't sound bad but it seems so contrived and Regency Romance-y.

gramma dishes

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« Reply #17559 on: August 07, 2013, 09:37:44 PM »
A woman in her 40s or 50s.

I agree that the name doesn't sound bad but it seems so contrived and Regency Romance-y.

LOL!  Funny you would say that.  After I asked the gender, my next thought was "I think somebody's mother was busy reading Harlequin Romance novels during her pregnancy."   ;D

WolfWay

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« Reply #17560 on: August 07, 2013, 11:36:52 PM »
Oral.

Wonder if he's talkative?
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« Reply #17561 on: August 08, 2013, 11:03:59 AM »
Oral.

Wonder if he's talkative?

LOL!  I know an Orel, but Oral is a first.
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gramma dishes

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« Reply #17562 on: August 08, 2013, 11:15:26 AM »
Oral.

Wonder if he's talkative?

I'll bet he gets very, very quiet when he's sitting in Sex Education class and they start discussing the various forms of possible sexual activity!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17563 on: August 08, 2013, 11:21:18 AM »
Oral.

Wonder if he's talkative?

LOL!  I know an Orel, but Oral is a first.

Oral Roberts was a famous evangelist back in the day. His birth name was Granville, and his mom's name was Claudius Patricia. I really, really hope his mom went by Patricia.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17564 on: August 08, 2013, 12:04:15 PM »
There's a baseball pitcher named Orel Hershiser.

Orel Hershiser IV, so his father presumably had some idea of what he was letting his son in for.
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