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Jul. 14th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
I love this goddamn site. LOL!
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Jul. 14th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
My full name is so long that it goes onto two lines on my driver's license. LOL!
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
If I were to hyphenate my last name when I get hitched...it would take up 2 lines :)

I was very careful when naming my daughter not to giv eher anything that could be made fun of later or have people get a mis-perception about her. Because ya know, there are thousands of Atrophysicists named Bambi, Starchild or Tiffany. ;)
Jul. 15th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Mae is my mother's middle name. I didn't find that out until I was grown because she hated it so much she always used her maiden name as a middle name... including keeping my father's last name after the divorce so she could go on using her last name as a middle name and never be "Martha Mae" again!
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
I could swear there used to be snarkage about me on there somewhere, but it looks like it's gone now.

To my credit, I plan to name my future offspring something very, very simple and easy to spell. :)
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
The only punishment I'm inflicting on my child is that her name will likely stretch over two lines on her driver's license, just like mom's. XD

My parents went seriously overboard with the middle names. I think they didn't want to offend even the most distant of relatives.
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Ha! Better hope the kid never moves to New Hampshire, or her license will be a real mess -- they don't spell out middle names on licenses. Just initials for everything but the first and last names. Which is annoying, since I use my middle name as my last name, professionally.
Jul. 15th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
heh I've been there. I was so happy when I got married...I dropped names left and right. You can still tell my heritage AND childhood religion...but at least it doesn't wrap around anymore. LOL
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I LOVE that site. I had a stitch from laughing so hard the first time I saw it.
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'm actually hurting myself from laughing so hard. How the hell did I not know this site existed?!?!
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Hilarious! My own mom went nuts and almost named me Damatilla after some obscure saint, but came to her senses thank god.

Mariah Carey JONES or whatever made me weep with the funny.
Jul. 14th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
When I was young I was pissed that I wasn't given a middle name and I temporarily hated Alicia when I learned that I was originally going to be an Elizabeth. For some reason my six-year-old self thought that one sounded better. Either way, I am SO GLAD that my parents weren't trying to be all creative and shit when they named me. The site cracks me the fuck up!! LOL!!

Timmy Tinkletop and Jesus Joseph Dewey had me rolling.

Real-life people I have known:

Twins named Karma and Kandi...Apple.
Raven Dawn.
Arizona Rain.

The guy who was in charge of tracking down the high school kids that were sluffing was named Marshall Sheriff. I SHIT YOU NOT. He was one mean mo' fo'; I'd quake in fear whenever he spotted me uptown on a school day.

Jul. 14th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Painful, but oh so entertaining!

I was in the cake decorating business for many years, made thousands of birthday cakes. I was routinely horrified at the names people saddled their offspring with. I'm all for 'unique' but there are LIMITS.

Jul. 14th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
I read with some trepidation and, lo, I did find my daughter's name there -- but only listed with a twin list. Alas, poor Bryn, we thought we named you well...

Her middle name is damned odd. I blame the hormones: Arie (marie with the m. put her name together and she sounds like a nunnery. brynarie. *smacks forehead* It is pretty, though)

I also found my name as a nickname for Mattea... how do you get Thea (th???) from tea? Although I suppose calling your kid tea is kinda strange.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
My first real hearty laugh of the day.
But fuck- what is wrong with some parents?
"Rodana" LOL!

And I thought LUCILLE ANN was horrible... that's my name.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)

We got a lot of grief when we named our daughter Agnes Katherine. Almost every person we told felt it was their place to tell us what a horribly ugly name it is for a little girl. Of course, now that she is 3 everyone loves it. LOL
Jul. 15th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
i like it- i think it sounds both old fashioned & witchy.

my neice is named venice and i can't tell you how much crap her parents got for that name- all from the older relatives of course. my mom would only call her "vinnie" (a boys name- WTF?) and one great grannie would only call her by her middle name (angelique).
Jul. 14th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Best name ever, as seen by my husband when the guy came through military recruiting:

Mars Millennium Falcon Starcruiser.

You can actually Google this guy. Many people have posted about meeting him, and checking his ID to see if that name is real. :)
Jul. 15th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
I think new parent hormones may stress an already flimsy grasp of euphony and justice in some people. My own mother told me she considered "April Sunshine" for my own name (I got picked on plenty without THAT, thanks), but she's excused on the grounds of smoking pot for several years. My aunt, her sister, has no such excuse and yet still insists that "Summer" would have been a fine name for my younger cousin, never mind that her last name was "Camp". o_O
Jul. 15th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Those people should all be banned from ever procreating!

I grew up with a difficult (if classical) first name and a nickname that is not much better. Consequently, I chose to give my girls so-called 'common' names (Elizabeth and Emily in case you're wondering). There have been no instances of having another child with the same name in any class yet... although MacKinzies, Ashleys and Megans abound.

Moral: You want your child to have a unique name? Go with something classical because no one uses them any more. When was the last time you met a 'Theodore'?
Jul. 15th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
That site is full of classic WTF-ery, thanks for sharing!

My coworker showed me this one:
Utah Baby Namer.

(and how much different would a Pagan Baby Namer be, I have to wonder. I am pretty sure my own spiritual group would be just as full of WTF-ery, so I won't poke fun considering all the SilverHawkMoonShadowRainbowWolfShines there are out there.)

True Story:
My siblings went to school with brothers named Cotton and Cactus and I went to school with a girl who went by her middle name: Candy. Her first name was Cotton. (I asked when we were in High School, her parents really named her that, Cotton Candy. She assured me she thought they were crazy.)

My sister works in a hospital where a woman named her twins... Orangejello (Oh-Ron-Jhell-Oh) and Lemonjello (Le-Mohn-Jhell-Oh). I can't actually do the pronunciation key right, but I hope the point is there anyway.
Jul. 15th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
When I was about 12 and going to summer camp one of my friends was ....Twinkle star.Imagine look on Mom's face when I came home and declared,"I have a new friend, and her name is Twinkle STAR,and I want to go visit her. My mother expressed the hope that she would have the opportunity to change her name through marriage later on!

as far as I knew, he liked her name BTW
Jul. 15th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
Holy vegemite on shit, why do these people keep breeding?!!!

I worked for a health insurance company & had to add new bub's name onto Mummy & Daddy's membership cards & was horrified at the names, but these take the cake!

I was actually sold on having McKenzie as a middle name for my 2nd son Angus (long story but I'm having 4 kids - 2 of each, father to be determined, defrosted & loaded into the turkey baster..but anywho).. as McKenzie is my Grandmother's maiden name but after seeing that site I'm not so sure about that...


2 girls down the street that I went to school with were called Morgana & Elvira - this is in suburban Melbourne, Australia in the late 70's & early 80's. How much shit do you reckon they copped?!

so says the woman who the other day gave consideration to "Boudicea" as a girl's middle name... I want to give my girls strong powerful names but think that was going a tad too far... it's up there with Roxana.

Jul. 15th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
i dated a guy who had a sister and two brothers named athena, apollo, and bronco, respectively. how he got away with the normal name of brandon i'll never know.

oh, and i saw a girl who worked at kaiser with the name of "indica" on her nametag. i had to bit my lip to keep from laughing.

Edited at 2008-07-15 01:08 pm (UTC)
Jul. 15th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
ok I don't feel so bad about my kids names anymore(male/female interchangeable) but at least they're spelled normal.
Jul. 15th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
OMG, I've been obsessed with that site since I was pregnant w/"the baby," who's now 6. And yes, I did torture both of my boys with two middle names *facepalm*. But in my defense, I'm married to a VERY traditionally southern man, and it's apparently a requirement that boys born of sperm originating from south of the Mason-Dixon line be named after every living relative w/a remotely "normal" name.

The scary part came when we realized how many surnames names our family trees share. I'm fully prepared to face the reality that our families share a branch somewhere, but I pray it's WAAAYYYYYY on back in the olden days. (I take comfort in the fact that our firstborn is off-the-charts smart. And not at all inclined towards learning the banjo.)

Like you, tempest, both my children have unisex names, and people never know whether I have two boys, two girls or one of each. But also like you, at least they are spelled normally! (Riley and Campbell. Yes, our families are Irish and Scottish, by way of Tennessee and Alabama. Don't ask.)

Beth, remind yourself that this is the one of the best parts of being pregnant - the opportunity to scare the shit out of the grandparents by feigning love for an utterly craptastic name!

Although if you ask my mother, "Campbell" is still a name that should only be associated with soup.
Jul. 17th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
I *love* that site :D :D :D

Not that I can talk, Kira's full name is Akkhira Miriam S___ . . . but at least I picked something that shortens well, and she could always go by "Miriam" if she hadn't liked "Kira"!

-- A :)
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