AngryCorvair SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 12:31 p.m.
Lesley wrote:
AngryCorvair wrote:
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote: True story: I had a phone call here at work from a nice man named "Bandana Garg" about 8 months ago.

was he a berkeleying pirate?

Bwaahaaaaaaa, I snorted.

and there's one i can scratch off my bucket list. "made lesley snort."

Duke SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 1:25 p.m.
mtn wrote: Friend is a social worker. Teen mom in an urban area named her twins Orangejello and lemonjello. Yeup.

EVERYBODY knows a social worker, elementary teacher, or daycare giver that had the Jello twins in their class

That being said, we named our younger daughter "Allegheny".

Feb. 26, 2011 1:38 p.m.
poopshovel wrote: She categorizes the girls with the funky names as "DFP" ...Destined For the Pole.

The boys too!

Duke SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 1:53 p.m.

Oh, and my elder daughter went to school with a kid named (I E36 M3 you not) "Malachai Champion".

93EXCivic SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 1:59 p.m.

There was a guy at a school near mine had the nickname "Buster" (it was in the yearbook) and the last name Hyman.

gamby SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 2:19 p.m.

Right about now is when people who worked with Richard Head and the Vietnamese folks like Phat Phuc and Phuc Can pipe in.

Never fails...

triumph5
triumph5 Dork
Feb. 26, 2011 2:42 p.m.

Fads and trends. There were lots of kids with my first name in grade school. I know of none being named that now. Yet there are three trevors on this short block... Thankfully my first name is short, 'cause the last name is 10 letters. I have to spell it for everyone, and hope forms have enough room....

carguy123 SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 2:49 p.m.

What I see is illiterate parents misspelling names. They think they have spelled it legitimately, but instead have spelled it phonetically.

Salanis SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 3:01 p.m.

"What shall we name our son so that he does not get the E36 M3 kicked out of him at school?"

"We shall call him 'Engelbert'."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckGmMO0zbJo

Zomby woof Dork
Feb. 26, 2011 3:04 p.m.
gamby wrote: Right about now is when people who worked with Richard Head and the Vietnamese folks like Phat Phuc and Phuc Can pipe in. Never fails...

Too late.

Happened on the first page.

I don't get the novelty names. My kids have normal ones.

carguy123 SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 3:21 p.m.

Anymore a Boy Named Sue seems kinda tame.

Feb. 26, 2011 3:25 p.m.

You could just buy a baby name book, pick one letter, and make sure all your children's names start with that letter.

porksboy SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 6:09 p.m.

My wife has an unusual first name. (Child of the 60's, No I'm not going to tell you what it is) It serves her well, She is in demand in her chosen profession (Nothing to do with poles) and people have found her to hire her based on her first name only. Both my sisters have unusual names also so her name fits right in with my family.

A friend of hers from the first grade was able to find her on facebook based on only the first name. Sometimes a memorable name is an advantage, sometimes not.

When youconsider names for your child stand at the top of the stairs and shout it like you are angry at them, if it doesnt roll off the tounge, reconsider.

ditchdigger HalfDork
Feb. 26, 2011 6:17 p.m.
Salanis wrote: "We shall call him 'Engelbert'."

Wangdybert Slaptyback! Slut Bonwalla!

My Sister in Law's name is one of the terrible misspellings. Her partents wrote down Angalic when they wanted angelique.

SWMBO works at a a treatment center for "psychiatrically challenged" children and it is a minefield of messed up names. Most are DFP. Who names thier kid lyric?

oldtin Dork
Feb. 26, 2011 6:37 p.m.

I remember in the Louisville, KY phone book a few years back - last name Thane - first name - Ura

Duke SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 7:06 p.m.
carguy123 wrote: What I see is illiterate parents misspelling names. They think they have spelled it legitimately, but instead have spelled it phonetically.

I knew a couple eho thought they were naming their daughter "Orion". Too bad they spelled it "Aryan" on the birth certificate...

egnorant Dork
Feb. 26, 2011 7:14 p.m.

Kaopatra Xiocia Brown and Bitch Ann Yale worked with me in a very small town. Had to move to Arkansas to meet LoBertha, DeLaundry and Formica Dinette! I was watching Arsenio Hall one night and he joked that there were no white girls named Laquita....I was sitting next to a very good looking white girl named Laquita.

Will HalfDork
Feb. 26, 2011 8:07 p.m.

I went to school with a Chase Cox.

Feb. 26, 2011 8:22 p.m.

Tom Hanks character from SNL- Mr Asswipe, "No. its pronounced Oz-Weep-A." A one joke skit that never failed to kill me.

Feb. 26, 2011 8:23 p.m.

My wife wants to name a kid Annie.

mndsm SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 8:29 p.m.
Derick Freese wrote: My wife wants to name a kid Annie.

I LOVE IT.

I have one on the way. Girl name is appropriate enough at Julia. Boy name is Gibson, because I REALLY like me some Les Pauls.

1988RedT2 Dork
Feb. 26, 2011 8:39 p.m.

Best one I can recall is a schoolmate of a friend named Anita Peter.

killerkane
killerkane New Reader
Feb. 26, 2011 8:44 p.m.
914Driver wrote: It goes in spurts, when I was in grade school there were at least 5 Stevens in each class. Now you can't swing a cat and not hit a Josh or Justin. My friend Tom Case named his son Justin, poor bastard.

My name's Josh, there's enough of us to start an army...you better hope we don't!

donalson SuperDork
Feb. 26, 2011 9:21 p.m.

I like my kids names :)

daughter is Camber Elise Thomas (before we could get the elise in the US)... guys tend to snicker at the name and women say how pretty it is... lol

and my son goes by Cooper... poor kid is Mark Robert Cooper Thomas...

i'm a Mark... not the most common name but I had another mark in my class prob 1/2 of my school years

Datsun1500 Dork
Feb. 26, 2011 9:51 p.m.
racinginc215 wrote: My wife works for the court system in lovely Flint Michigan. She brought home a copy of the docket so I could see the name she had to call into court. Shetheed spelled S H I T H E A D. My wife called the case by the last name and the woman was upset and yelled at her it's SHETHEED. No no it's not.

I have to call BS on this one. This story was told to me by a teacher in MD that said she was in her class. I also heard it from someone in Arizona when a similar conversation came up. I think it is a legend like orange jello and his brother....

edit: even snopes has it as not true. http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp

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