Stupid Baby Names!!!

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I am so sick of looking at the ridiculous names people pick for their kids, trying to be unique or different. Good GOD!!! People DO judge by names whether you want to believe it or not- thats life and you can't change it. People need to think of a name that when their son/daughter is a grown up and in a different generation- they won't feel stupid going into a job interview or having their name called in public!

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Jacci - posted on 04/08/2009

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my daughter's name is Bergen Rose and absolutely love her name! Every name derives from somewhere. I agree that you should definetly think about the name and the possible nicknames that could come with it, and consider your last name as well. But I feel that a parent has a right to name THEIR child anything that THEY want to! Yes a name does set the path to letting people define who that person is... but if you think about it, if you consider all the names we call "normal" now... what makes them stick out from the rest? NOTHING! Different names catch people's attention, and it may be that they are frowning at the name, but it caught their attention, didnt it?! Names that we consider "normal" now, people once wrinkled their noses at. Everything takes time, including new names to become "normal". So chill out and let people live their lives... you only get to do it once, why blend in?!?!

Adrein - posted on 04/08/2009

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I love my name and the spelling. I have met several other girls and boys with my name. My mom spelled it finetically and yes people always spell my name wrong and pronounce it wrong but I still love my name and love that's it's spelled different.



My son is named after his father, Chad Adolph. HIs first name is normal but yes his middle name is Adolph. It's a family name and we wanted to continue it, whether people reffered to Hitler or not.



But I agree with what other people said, it's the person that makes the name not the name that makes the person.

Deidre - posted on 04/08/2009

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Just to add to the list of odd names. I have a cousin named Cruise On. And you know, the Cruise part doesn't bother me, but the fact that his middle name is On is what gets me. They didn't even try to make it different like Onn or something. His dad is a biker and my aunt is crazy (like, she should be on medication) so I'm not too surprised but still, I feel bad for him having that as his middle name.

My name is Deidre Patience and I LOVE my name. I've always loved my name so those that say everyone doesn't like their own name, that isn't true. I've always loved my name.

Alischa - posted on 04/08/2009

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I, myself, have an unusual spelling to a normal name.. my name is Alischa, just like Alicia, just spelled differently. I used to hate it cause I could never find it on anything like the mugs, the bike plates and so on and so forth.. But as I got older and got pregnant myself I had asked my mom why she named me what she did and she told me, and said that the reason it was spelt the way it was, was because she couldnt decide between Alicia or Alisha so she put it all together.. I know, am in the same kind of boat with my son. I named him Riley Michael and I get people asking me why I would give my kjd such an unusual name. Does anyone else think its so unusual?

Karen - posted on 04/08/2009

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I got made fun of for Karen growing up! It's normal, it's common, and it's spelled in the most common way. Kids will make fun of ANYthing! Yes, some of the names are ridiculous, but that's their burden to bear. I'd worry more about the person you raise your child to be that what their name is. It's not about what we're called, but about what that name comes to mean in the mind of the people you meet. If YOU stand out, your name won't matter.



 



For the record, my kids have fairly normal names, Casey Allen, Aaron Michael, & Melodie Beth. But I think my children stand out for who they are,  not  their names.

Helen - posted on 04/08/2009

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i know a mother who named her first daugher sky and the second one blue ( just about ok on their own but together is just daft). I have also taught a "Raven" who was the blondest boy i'd ever seen.

I must say as a teacher there are some awful names out there - many spelt strangly too

Cheryl- Chris - posted on 04/08/2009

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I mentioned in my first post that I hated my name growing up.....Part of that is because it means Womanly Cascade Son of Harry (because I am married it went from Son of Harry to Son of Ben). I didn't think my name fit me, but now that I am slightly older, I like my name........ZuZu Petals. I always thought that just ZuZu was her name.......

I have nothing against people using unique names---I think I did mention that my husband and I are more tradtitional this way..........In all honesty, it will be siblings that make fun of each others names......more than the playmates.......

Dani, what did you name your children?

Claudia - posted on 04/08/2009

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I Have 3 children and my favourtie name is Beau (pronounced Bo) either for a boy or a girl, and although i love the name our surname is Wright... (say it aloud.. sounds like snow white) so i simply did not call any of my children it for the fact that they would be teased for the rest of their lives!

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I think its rediculous that everyone names thier kids the same exact names over and over.. there are only so many John's and Michael's you can have in this world... blah

Kristeen - posted on 04/08/2009

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I personally like unique names, I have 4 daughters Leila Jayne (Layla), Whitney Bree, Imogen Maree, and Delta Rose, different but we love them, each to their own I say!!!! Some names are just plain silly it all comes back to common sense !!!!!!!

Natasha - posted on 04/08/2009

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well i agree with yall. i mean i understand wanting to give your child a name that is different but people should really look at the fact that their child has that name for life. like i named my son Zander and NO its not short for Alexander. i just liked how Zander sounded.

Colleen - posted on 04/08/2009

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What drives me crazy is people who give their child the same first name as their last name. I know someone named Fernando Fernandez.

Michelle - posted on 04/08/2009

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i knew a girl once who named her daughter spring...not so bad i guess. Just theri last name was Onion
yes she was spring onion

Holly - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Heather:

I went pretty standard with my daughter's name but in my family it is a family thing to have 2 middle names. My brothers and sisters and I all have two middle names and I wanted to keep that going, but people always ask me why I would make my daughter's name so long. Her name is Samantha Kathryn Dawn and I constantly get questioned on two names, but its my mother's name and my mother-in-law's name so I figured it worked perfectly. And it sounds so pretty all together!!


Both of my two boys have two middle names. The first is Lachlan James John and my second is Kalan David Saul. All four middle names are named after family and i didnt think twice about giving them 2 middle names. Didnt see it as a big deal since they only get called by their first!

Sinia - posted on 04/07/2009

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I agree, my name is Sinia....pronounced SIGN UH like sign a paper....it sucks, no one gets the pronunciation right.....so my kids got the names Samantha and Nathaniel.

Dani - posted on 04/07/2009

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Thank you very much i will take these words of yours as a compliment as both my children have very unique names... those of which I am VERY PROUD of!!!!  To each their own but I guess I feel that if the parents carry/raise their children they should have the right to name them whatever they like regardless how others feel.... Besides most of the time people are judgemental of unusual last names also...  Yours doesnt look to easy to pronounce should we just change all our last names to Smith also???? Thats my two cents... :)

Carrie - posted on 04/07/2009

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I'm not trying to be rude or anything, really just point something out. Do you think that someone is going to come up and tell you that they don't like your kid's name? They may say that it's a beautiful name or different or whatever, but that doesn't mean that they mean it. I'm not saying that they don't, but just because someone says that it's an interesting name, doesn't mean it's not a ridiculous one that your child will get made fun of for later on in life...

Bobbi - posted on 04/07/2009

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Well I come from a family where our names were passed down from others. My sister and I both have unisex names and honestly I didn't get made fun of growing up. In my opinion people should have the freedom to name their child(ren) whatever they want!!!! Some people say my son has a girls name, you know what I DON'T CARE!!! He is my son and I picked a name that I liked. If you don't like someones name that is too damn bad!! Other people need to mind their own business and worry about themselves. Cause I know the world would be pretty boring if we were all named, Bob, Sam, Rachel, etc. People choose unique names for their children so they can be their own person and not have to be compared to others. So I say get over it and let people do as they wish!!!!!!

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Growing up my name was a sentence, but it couldn't be helped as my last name was Stutters!! (Funny since I had speech therapy growing up!!) I didn't think I named my kids too oddly, but I did want them to have distictive names. 



For me a big part of naming my kids is what the names mean. Many countries the names they give their children have meaning. For example I have a friend named Sipho (pronounced SEE-poh) which means gift in his first language. To us it might seem strange, but it is a beautiful name. 



My kids are Ellie May, Khaya Gregory, Kenya Dawn and Ethan William. Khaya (pronouned K-eye-ah) is the one we get questions on mostly, though sometimes also Kenya. Khaya is a boy and his name means home. He was born while we lived in Africa and his legal name is Kyle, but he has gone by Khaya for most of his life as Kyle wasn't a common name there and most people called him Khaya anyways. When we moved back to Canada he wanted to go by Khaya. He will probably legally switch it when he is older. Kenya is a girl and her name is pronounced Ken-ya like the country. She loves that she shares a name with a country. No, that is not where we lived in Africa. 

Diana -n Craig - posted on 04/07/2009

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When my husband and I were looking for a name, the meaning was really important to us. We chose Eliana Amaris which means "The Lord answers our prayers and He fulfills his promises". Amaris (Uh-Mare-is) is unique, but it's her middle name. I've seen a few Eliana's now, though most are spelled more strangely.

For me, I never want to intentionally do anything to hold my child back from becoming who God made her to be. Whether that's a dancer, scientist, CEO, soccer player, or the President, time will tell. What I do know, is that I thought long and hard about giving her a name she could live with her whole life and that people would respect her for. Names do matter and unfortunately people do judge. It's about first impressions really. Of course once you know someone, who cares about the name, but the first impression; a crappy name can make or break an interview call back, a record deal, etc.

Caroleanne - posted on 04/07/2009

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stupid is in the eye of the beholder! there is nothing wrong with giving your child an unusual original name, some do take it too far but thats for the parent and child to battle out when they get older and ask y the hell did you call me that! but that is not for anybody else to judge. naming your child is such a big and difficult dissision, i uhmed and ahhed for months wondering if it was a good name or not but now as my son's name Ryder was relativley unherd of when he was born now he's 3 we know 4 other Ryders and have heard the name several times, we can never progress in life if we dont try something new.

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Unique names can be distinctive; I named my son Corwin. As long as your name isn't also a sentence I don't see a problem with it (although I did once know a Crystal Groves). But I agree with several posters that the spelling is what can make a name a little over the edge. Our nurse in the maternity ward had the best examples ever; Mercedes, but spelled phonetically as Mursaydeez, Absidy but spelled (I'm still not sure I believe this) Abcde.

Alyssa - posted on 04/07/2009

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I have an aunt who works with at-risk youth and one of the girls she worked with was named "Shithead" - it sounds like shi - th sound - ayd.

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I just figure if a child's name is that bad when they turn 18 they can go to the courthouse and legally change their name to something else. I threatened to do so all of my teenage years and then when I got to the courthouse I coudn't come up with anything to change my name to! My name is normal (Rebecca Louise), but noone likes their own name.



My two sons have normal names and they absolutely fit them perfectly! My oldest son is named after his dad. But I didn't want to call him junior so he is the second and we call him by his middle name. I think that regardless of what anyone says parents are just gonna their child what they want.

Barbara - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Katherine:

Stupid Baby Names!!!

I am so sick of looking at the ridiculous names people pick for their kids, trying to be unique or different. Good GOD!!! People DO judge by names whether you want to believe it or not- thats life and you can't change it. People need to think of a name that when their son/daughter is a grown up and in a different generation- they won't feel stupid going into a job interview or having their name called in public!


This may come as a shock to you, but some people hope their children can be their own person, not just like everyone else.  I believe that if you're going to be teased you're going to be teased whether your name is John or Jackrabbit or whatever.



I have known lots of people with strange names, including River, Laughter, Sri Devi, Color Television, Davy Crockett (that's my brother actually) and even a Catnip.  They all loved their names.  My son is named Blackbird James Sterlin Wentzel-Fisher.  Maybe people like you will want to make fun of him for that but frankly I doubt he's going to care.

Serina - posted on 04/07/2009

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I was in the grocery store the other day and heard someone calling their daughter cocaine! Like seriously who would name there child after a drug!!! Now thats STUPID! I do like some names that are different, but not ones that ruin social lives! I love it when parents can come up with original names that everyone wants to name there kids! Thats hard to do, and at least they put some thought into it. I am due to have a baby soon and I love the name Braiton, but I dont think names like that are outragious like Apple, Hopper and Bluebell... like GAWD thats rediculious!

Kelly - posted on 04/07/2009

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I actually like some of the "hippy" names, Moonbeam Rainbow Blossom sounds pretty to me, although who knows, the kid probably would hate it. What drives me crazy is the ones you can't pronounce. I mean if you want to do a unique spelling, more power to you, but a person should at least be able to sound it out. Our youngest is Sadie, which I love (actually got it from the sweetest little old lady in her eighties at church), but I know several people with dogs with that name, so maybe we should have thought more about that! I wanted ZuZu Petals (from the little girl in Its a Wonderful Life), but my husband vetoed it. I still love the name. But at least even that, someone could look at it and figure out how to say it!

Cheryl- Chris - posted on 04/07/2009

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I have always hated my name- it has been misspelled my whole life. And I have what is considered a "normal" name. My husband and I are both pretty tradtional when it comes to our children's names. Part of my reasoning behind the names we have picked out are the meanings. Our first son, Seth Michael, was named after my husband's two college roommates. Donovan Lee......(No, he was not named after Donovan McNabb- I know I spelled his last name wrong, and for that I apologize.) He was named after a John Wayne movie: Donovan's Reef. My husband told me he always liked the name Donovan. When I found out why, I was pretty ticked!!!! As we are hoping for a few more children, I will share the rest of the names we have picked out: Mary Anastacia, Victoria Marie, Cassandra Sue, and Ian Domonick. I love the way they all go together, and we were able to incorperate all of our known heritages!

I don't agree with using boys' names for girls, but live with it!!! It is rather funny that I saw a Madyson.....Friends of ours named their daughter Madyson, and couldn't come up with a middle name....I suggested Ryan (pronouced Ry-an- like the boy's name) and they put thier own twist on it......Ryann (more pronouced Ry-Ann). Have to say that for the most part, to each their own, but in response to the "celebrities naming their children..........They really need to reconsider some of those names used!!!!!!!!

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I don't mind unique names, but I can't stand meaningless names or place names. I like to call them Yuppie names. Sorry, they just bother me.

Christy - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Sara:

A coworker of mine said that her aunt is a teacher and once had a boy in class named "Love Candy". Also, when I had my daughter, a nurse at the hospital said that the wierdest name she had ever seen someone name their kid is "Dale Earnhardt Junior"...as in "HI, my name is Dale Earnhardt Junior Smith". To each their own I guess!


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Sara - posted on 04/07/2009

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A coworker of mine said that her aunt is a teacher and once had a boy in class named "Love Candy". Also, when I had my daughter, a nurse at the hospital said that the wierdest name she had ever seen someone name their kid is "Dale Earnhardt Junior"...as in "HI, my name is Dale Earnhardt Junior Smith". To each their own I guess!

Amanda - posted on 04/07/2009

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I refused to name my children after anyone I knew....my oldest is Cameron Aiden and my youngest is Declan Donovan. Someone else mentioned yelling names in a public place to see if they sounded ridiculous, and that is almost exaclty what my husband said about it. Just thought that was funny.



 

Amanda - posted on 04/07/2009

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I refused to name my children after anyone I knew....my oldest is Cameron Aiden and my youngest is Declan Donovan. Someone else mentioned yelling names in a public place to see if they sounded ridiculous, and that is almost exaclty what my husband said about it. Just thought that was funny.



 

Ashley - posted on 04/07/2009

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i UNDERSTAND WHERE U ARE COMING FROM BUT PEOPLE DO WANT TO BE DIFFERENT NOW DAYS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WITH THE SAME NAME SO REGARDLESS ITS UP TO THE PARENTS THE KIDS CANT CHOOSE FOR THEM SELVES

Autumn - posted on 04/07/2009

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I agree to a point. a name does say alot, but poeple see it backwards. its not the name that makes the person, the person gives that name an identity! I named my daughter Fayth Adell Lena. her father picked out her first name and i changed it a little. so wat! her middle names are both from great grandmothers!  sometimes different is perfect, because every child is different!

Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2009

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My husband is an ER nurse and he always tells me the odd first names that people have (he doesn't tell me their last names so we aren't violating any HIPPA laws or anything). He had a girl that came in and her legal name was Ecstasy (go figure she came in because she ODed), then he had another one whose legal name was FEMALE, yes as in I am a woman, I am a female. When asked about it She said her mom thought that the hospital had named her, because that's what was on her bracelet. She pronounced it as Fem-a-ly. 

Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Roxanne:



 



i took what i think is a fairly normal name, "Cadence" and changed the spelling to "Kaydence," I don't regret it because i think my daughter's name is beautiful.






but sometime ago in a USA census, there was a child named Chlamydia! Why would anyone inflict THAT on any child!? Seriously!






 





That lady was in a magazine, I remember reading it. Her mom didn't know what it was and thought that it sounded pretty. She now goes by Lydia. 

Melissa - posted on 04/07/2009

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We gave our son an unusual name (for Australia) Dusan (pronounced Do-Sharn) as his father is Eastern European and we were following a naming tradition. We weighed up the fact he will spend his life telling people how it's pronounced, but when so many people spell their children's "normal" names different these days we didn't really think it'd matter.



Yes some names are very weird and you feel for the children, but there is a difference between unquie and just plan strange.



 



As to Marly's comment. "this post was clear as to what it was about before you opened it, if you don't like the topic don't open it"  What is wrong with expressing an objecting opinion?

Tanya - posted on 04/07/2009

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I personally like unique names, as mine is quite normal.  I think unique..not bizarre!!

Christy - posted on 04/07/2009

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We named our daughter Lyra (pronounced lie - rah). Most people try to pronounce it lear-ah. Kind of like Lyric. I love her name. We got it from the movie the golden compass. Her name isn't that common (like mine and my husbands...He is Michael Jason and I am Christy Leigh). His son's name is Gabriel Michael (also not that common). We wanted to name our children something not as common as our names but not so out there they would have trouble saying it themselves. My cousin named his first son Tru Divine and his second son Talon. Talon isn't so bad...but I didn't understand why he would want to name his oldest Tru Divine. To this day I feel sorry for that child!!

Amber - posted on 04/07/2009

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Apple..come here Apple..good girl---Thats nuts! My kids have normal names with different spellings.

Tee - posted on 04/07/2009

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I agree, some of the silly names that celebs come up with these days are somewhat irresponsible, seeing as how they are in the limelight and so many impressionable people look to them for how to act, what to say, what to do.... then they go and name their children something daft... celebs should think more carefully about how thier actions are going to impact the rest of the world.



Its not just first names that should be thought about carefully either, I used to go to school with a boy called Drew Peacock... !!!  I ask you what were his parents thinking.

Morag - posted on 04/07/2009

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These people named their son ADOLF HITLER http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/200... I mean COME ON!!!! ???? why would you call your kid THAT name??? What are people going to think when he's older!!!??? Can you imagine calling up your credit card company to ask for credit and they ask you what your name is, and you say Adolf Hitler... what they going to say? People are going to think you're taking the pee, everything is going to be a struggle for that child. Honestly!!! I know its judgmental, but calling your child after one of the biggest mass murdering dictators of modern history is a tad juvenile and crazy, even if they are white supremacists. Normally I'm not judgemental, I personally wouldn't call my kids some of the names others do (Apple for example) and I love unusual unique names, both my kids have unusual names, but really... Adolf Hitler, or Aryan Nation, or Hinler... thats pushing it imo.

Debbie - posted on 04/07/2009

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we have 3 kids with uncommon names, well ok, 2 of them are uncommon. My 14 y/o is Collin.....not sounique now, but it was 14 years ago. We also have Gewndolyn and Vaughn. Not very common, but not stupid. why in the world would you call your kid Apple????

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2009

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I think people need to really THINK about more unusual names and spellings of the names they want to give thier children. I have been looking in the labor and delivery groups here on FB and they all have threads about the outlandish names that some people want to give thier children. I think the people that are sick of "stupid" names are talking about the man who got mad because he was not allowed to name his child NEMO ( just that...no middle or last name, and all in caps) or the lady who wanted to name her child Meconium ( it sounded pretty when the nurse said it), or Chlamydia ( sounded pretty), or the boy named Million Dollar Justice Cadillac.

I thought I was being unique when I named my oldest Cody...once he got to kindergarden there were 4 of them in his grade. So far Carole and Clayton have managed to be normal enough to be pronouncible, yet unique enough to be the only one in thier class/grade.

Kari - posted on 04/07/2009

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but on the other hand, if everyone now has odd and "stupid" names, then they'll all be in good company of one another. let's face it, when these kids get into school, they won't be the only ones there with strange names, and if they all band together, then the bullies won't stand a chance. anyone think of that?

Stacey - posted on 04/07/2009

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some names r stupid, every1 hates their own name anyway, but how stupid is it how celebs call their baby silly names an ppl copy. apple, princess....

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a name says alot about a person and its each to their own.. my daughters name is Aydessa Sarah-Marie.. I know shes going to get asked how to pronouce or spell her name but its really a beautiful name and alot of people have said so.I believe there are some real weird names out there but its the name that makes the person and if you dont like it oh well everyone has there own opinion.And if anyone must know her name is pronounced like A-dessa

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