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C'mon, what are they?
I'll start: Simon.
Girls who shorten their names so they sound like boys, like Frankie or Charlie.
I karate chop people who try to call me lou. (except chintz, who calls me Lu. Toootally different :D)
but i'm having a kid next week, and going against popular dis opinion and giving them a shortened name so what do i know.
I consider it a challenge to far exceed this names potential :P~
...if you're Scotch.
Not all of them, but made up ones like Maisie-Mae. Especially when deliberately spelled wrong.
Suppose it beats a generation where everyone is called Darren or Kevin.
If you name your child Malcolm, they will grow up to possess a wet, bulging out bottom lip and an unhealthy interest in the workings of valve radios.
He's awesome and scary.
I can just imagine a Rupert in his smoking jacket, pipe in hand.
It also makes me think of Rupert bear <3
I mean, honestly, who can call a new-born baby Brian.
At work we get a lot of Britnys and Amiees and stuff. Popular names that have been mispelled on the birth certificate. I would be gutted if I grew up and realised my parents hadn't spelled my name correctly.
I hate double names, just CHOSE ONE..I'm looking at you Ashlee-Maree's Mum :)
Oh no hang on, that's glorious
It was my grandad's name and dad's middle name. A REAL MAN's name.
After all the tattoos and piercings
It's a name for bus drivers and trainspotters. I am neither of these, but I'm growing into my name slowly.
in conversation, it did sound like "crag".
which they inexplicably pronounce as Gram
as 'Gee-off'? You're definitely in the minority, there.
Can't get over the current trend for old lady names, probably because it is similar to their own parents' names. It is like our kids calling their children Brenda, Eileen, Clive and Eric.
Thought it was so pretty all those years I only saw it on paper. Heard it pronounced for the first time and wanted to cry.
...ready made to make this easy for you!
That's a nice name, I don't get it
Surname names: Riley, Bentley, Jackson
Shortened names: Bobby, Jamie, Lexi
I am currently up to my eyeballs in children's names, my missis is up the duff. Any suggestions?
(my name's in your list, cockchops.)
oh that is funny that is yet it is
and was left with the same 2 i had when i started
We have downloaded the stats from the government site. Basically a spreadsheet of every name given to a child last year, rated by popularity (they stop when it gets to 2 or 3 of the same name). Some fucking crazy shit in there.
some swedish couple named their kid -Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116
mines a boy so i'm not gonna be much help
good fun to pass 1/2 hour anyways
Randy and Donnie...ew
:D :D :D
fine on a dog, just not on a person
People referred to him as 'Tobes'. Once I called him Toby and he said "TOBY? THAT'S A FUCKING DOG'S NAME, MATE. THE NAME'S *TOBIAS*", and I said "Erm... Okay".
Stupid thing the Americans started. James, Graham etc.
A "tomboy", but still.
not a real person.
There's a whole generation of Grahams being brought up by today's lesbian parents, you mark my words.
I know a few Ians, and they are all charming, witty and extremely good looking.
ugly ugly name
I remember seeing an article about the demise of Nigel. It was in the top 20 for newborns, but in the latest figures there were only 3 kids called Nigel in a year.
resist the tyranny of names
great name if you plan on raising your child to be a scottish smack bandit
on the plus side it is YOU that suggested it, so its not that bad
*callum* excuse me
has a great bit about names.
All those African-American type names with apostrophes and hyphens took an absolute hammering. They had data that suggested parents were fucking up their kids' lives giving them names like Uneek, Yu'nique and that.
My favourite African-American is d'brickashaw. I think that's just awesome.
I used to be one of those guitar teachers that went into different schools, so I met loads of kids. In Rochdale. Here are some names that stuck with me.
*Honest. He did have some other names and he went by "Janzaib", but his full name was Saddam-Hussein Janzaib Al something something.
He was a super nice lad too. Had a proper mustache at 8.
seemed to be saying that african american parents should conform to white culture so that their kids don't get discriminated against. this is not how it should be.
it doesn't say that african americans are fucking their kids' lives up by giving them particular sorts of names. it says that someone's name is "an indicator - not a cause - of his outcome"
Mixing up causation with effect. Same thing the authors say about books in a household. Studies showed that children got better results the more books were in their household. So some american governor started a books for the ghetto program, but there was no noticeable improvement. Problem is that books are merely an indication that education and literacy are valued in the household, which is the real factor behind the academic success. Giving d'brickashaw's mum the complete works of Shakespeare won't actually improve his educational outcomes.
he hates it.
I used to work at an English language school and came across many of these.
who chose to call herself puddle when she came to study in england,because of the description in the dictionary
I'm friends with a Martha and a Joice, both under 35 and both Chinese Indonesians. There are plenty of Chinese Fannys knocking about, too.
Chinese fannys knocking about...smirk.
mostly just the first English word picked from a dictionary. I used to teach a Gift, a Bank, a Guitar and-my favourite-a Name.
is a BRILLIANT name
He started out as Teddy, then after a few weeks decided that wasn't cool enough, so he changed it to Cash.
Then, after the mid-term break, he returned as Ghost.
Rich kid from Hong Kong, used to wear yellow-tinted wraparound shades indoors and ride a Lazer scooter along the corridors. Got a Porsche for his 18th birthday which he crashed right outside the college one Saturday morning, narrowly missing a couple of fellow students who were hanging around on the footpath. I heard the crash & stuck my head out the window just in time to see Ghost climb out of the car, look around at the petrol that was spraying everywhere, and light a cigarette.
you should be drafting the Hollywood blockbuster action movie that this guy has dropped in your lap
Teddy Cash Ghost
this guy sounds awesome
get Jackie Chan to play his 'embarassing' dad for kung fu comic relief
But after two years of dealing with spoilt rich Hong Kong Chinese teenagers who wore flash clothes/accessories, drove cars worth more than twice my annual salary and gave themselves cool-ass dumb names, they all just merged into this Platonic archetype of the biggest wanker in the entire universe
had a large number of korean exchange students. some of them adopted english names, others didn't. two of the most memorable names adopted, however, were agnes and bob.
whose flat was burned down in the riots then some old woman sent her some money to buy stuff. Because her son had an apostrophe in his name. A FUCKING APOSTROPHE.
And I extrapolate this post to the fact questionmark is A MASSIVE RASCIST
But also I'm a racist.
Can't find the fucking story now.
i might go with .com as a middle name
they do this thing where if they're hoping for a boy but end up with a girl instead, they just call her whatever they were going to call the boy but whack a feminine ending on it.
In the Western Isles you're always running into women called Calumina, Donalda, Angusina etc. These are names that I think are shit.
I pity those fools.
I can confirm the above is true. My mother is scottish, she came across a Kennethina for the same reason.
with the very unfortunate named of saryniti. it was pronounced serenity, but horribly misspelled. just name your kid serenity and get over it. no need to be a special snowflake.
basically posh names.
jemima is the name of a "mammy"-type syrup brand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aunt_Jemima
where the name Wiwi - pronounced Weewee - is pretty common.
Bad enough, you think, until you hear about the woman of his acquaintance who married (and took the surname of) a certain Mr Wragg.
Makes you want to vomit, doesn't it?
Last month I encountered my first non-weird Martin. All the others have been proper cases.
Paul too. Never met a likeable Paul.
the name? 'Jaxon'
This is the utter end.