A Conversation for How Not to Name Children

What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 1

NPY

Some names I *really* can't get my head around. Why would parents be so cruel and stupid? I know of a man named Earl Gray. smiley - tea?

Then there are those daft parents who go for "John Johnson" etc. Were they *that* unimaginative??

And I know exactly how those kids feel who share their name with half their class. Happened to me at school. While I don't agree with calling your kids Lulu, Fifi, Orange, etc, please try and think of something different, but normal.


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 2

loonycat - run out of fizz

Some names may sound kind of cute on a baby like Fifi, Trixie etc but also more like a pet poodle smiley - erm

My daughter's name isn't that unusual but she was the only one in her year at school. Whereas there were dozens of Kayleys about at that time.


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 3

NPY

yeah, I suppose Fifi or something could be cute for a baby, but it's not so cute when you're 15 and trying to be cool, or when you're 30 at a job interview. If it's a great poodle name, steer clear.


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 4

U168592

For your perusal;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6937327.stm


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 5

U1250369


That's a really lovely baby. Pity about his parents


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Post 6

NPY

Oh dear help that child!!!!! Are the parents insane?


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Post 7

Malabarista - now with added pony

One of the babies in the maternity ward with me was named Bartholomäus Taferzafer. smiley - headhurts

Also, take into account how the name will be abbreviated! We have a Jennifer Tahl at Uni...

And the trend around here to give names that even the *parents* can't pronounce is horrible. smiley - headhurts Usually American names - the same ones they mis-pronounce in dubbed movies.

Anything with a "th", for example. They've even started *spelling* "Catherine" as "Kessryn"! smiley - yikes And "Justin" becomes "Tschuss-TEEN" while "Jaqueline" is "Tschackelineh" smiley - groan


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 8

Malabarista - now with added pony

Oh! And another strange one...

I know a guy named Mario. His sister's name is Annette.

This would be perfectly normal if their parents didn't run one of the biggest puppet theatres in Germany, specialising in marionettes smiley - groan


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 9

loonycat - run out of fizz

Ok, now you've got me looking up babies names smiley - laugh

Under 'S' I've found Silence smiley - shhh and Shep smiley - dog but my favourite is Sixsipita meaning black eagle smiley - ok


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 10

Malabarista - now with added pony

Silliest combination one I saw on a baby name website recently was Mohammed-Attila smiley - laugh


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 11

U168592

Oh, I once knew a child called Matrix.


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 12

NPY

smiley - laughsmiley - erm Help! Those poor kids. It's just so cruel.

Heard of one family that called their three kids Simon, Simeon and Simone. Or people called John Johnson, Adam McAdams or something. Talk about lack of imagination!!


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 13

loonycat - run out of fizz

This one isn't too bad actually as far as celeb babies go smiley - smiley

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20080707/ten-baby-girl-called-sunday-for-kidman-5f8abb3.html


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Post 14

Malabarista - now with added pony

Naming a kid born on Monday "Sunday"?


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Post 15

U168592

Well, I have come across a family (sons, daughters, neices and nephews) that were all named after the members of the Fellowship of the Ring.

But I think celebs top the idiocy meter for child naming. Bob Geldof needs a good spanking.


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Post 16

loonycat - run out of fizz

I hadn't even noticed that Mal! smiley - doh

I've got a feeling it wasn't Bob who chose those smiley - weird names as the theme continued with Tiger Lily smiley - winkeye


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Post 17

NPY

yeah, there was Tiger Lily and Peaches and can't remember the rest, but all equally random.


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Post 18

NPY

And Michael Jackson's poor kids too.....smiley - erm


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Post 19

U168592

oh, there's some names that you just feel for them.

A little lad starting school with my daughter recently, from an asian background I believe, has the name of -

asfuc

Pity the poor little beggar.


What do parents think they're doing!?!?!?

Post 20

NPY

Could be quite a popular name where his family is from, but unfortunate here.


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