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Konda - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 80 moms have responded )

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I need to go to sleep, but this popped into my mind when I read someone spelling shithead a different way to not look like it and it made me laugh.

I will say that I have an unusal name, my first name is Konda, I was named after an uncle's girlfriend, he then married a Wanda, so it is sort of funny I suppose. And my middle name is Melane, not Melanie, me LANE. So I know a bit about having a different name.

I think sometimes people don't 'think' of long term when naming their kids...I worked with a Candy Graham, up, and went to school with a Sunny Shipp. When I was pregnant it amazed me what some of the pregnant women were going to be naming their children....and the way they were spelling them, poor poor kids. My brother works with a man from another country and his name is pronounced Sha'heed, but it is spelled Shithead, hence the reason I laughed earlier.

I named my boys traditional names, Nicholas James and Benjamin Luke....if I'd had a girl she would have been Elizabeth Rose. So I am pretty plain.

What are you opinions on names that are OUT_THERE.....like the stars kids named Apple or Pilot Inspektor....or one lady when I was pregnant was naming her daughter Raspberry Lilac(sounds like a stripper's name to me). So you think that the parents think about a 30 yo named Raspberry, or Pilot, or even Apple, someone that might be a lawyer or doctor one day? And those that spell name so oddly, I understnad they want different, but it is hard for a kid to learn to spell an name that isn't even spelled like they are taught phonics in school.....like Oseananna or something, I dunno, made that one up. But what are your thoughts?

A step further........ there was a family that named their kids Adolf Hitler Campbel, and their daughters were named Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell and 8-month-old Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell......this all became public when the parents ordered the boy a birthday cake and the store refused to put happy b-day Adolf Hitler on the cake......these kids were taken away from their parents, citing abuse from them naming such things.

So thoughts on all of this.

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Evelyn - posted on 09/12/2009

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Oh that's just wrong. That kid is in in for a world of hurt and embarrassment.

Charlie - posted on 09/12/2009

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Nicole Richies daughter is Harlow .

Someone in America actually called their child Candida !! no joke eewww .

Shannon Cassidy- - posted on 09/12/2009

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My Three nephews names are Trysten Robert which is cute but believe it or not becuse of the way its spelt some of my relatives pronounced it wrong.



Demietrious Decaprio the childs farther wanted it -- Demietrious Leonardo Decaprio-- but my sister and all of us was like no you can't do that to him he has to live with that name



And the last child is Keanu Dennis ( after Keanu Reeves) which isn't to bad concidering the names she was telling us. Thier father Dennis is from Barbados so he likes the strange names.

Sharon - posted on 09/12/2009

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Oh My Lord..... what drugs were her parents on. I hope it was a her....

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okay ladies, top this: i once saw La-a. not kidding... La-a.



give up? it's pronounced "La-dash-a"



that's the worst i've seen... I went with normal names for my kids: Sasha Nickole, Nadia Zara and Elena Anastasia. :)

Sharon - posted on 09/12/2009

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LOL Cathelijn, maybe I'm part dutch and I'll have an excuse as to why I tagged my kids with so many names!!

Cathelijn - posted on 09/12/2009

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I saw that Sparrow thing as well it is cute as a nickname but for real life ??? Oh and 't their daughter is called Willow isnt she?? Willow and Sparrow... might as well call them pear and partridge in my eyes..



I really had trouble finding a name for our daughter we thought of lots of boys names but not really any girls and because we didn't know if she was a boy or a girl until she was born we were not very well prepared..

I liked Beau for a boy or Bo as a girls name but then it becomes B.O = body odour so that was out. I liked Felicity or Arwen but my husband didnt like any names I chose he wanted the call her Khadijatou which is a gambian name.. She is now called Isabelle Cecile ( my mums name and my second name) Khadijatou..



I chose the name because I never knew anyone with the same name now all I hear is Isabelle, isabella or Izzy apparantly I have twilight to blame??

If we have a son next I am calling him Constantijn, Tijn for short or Oliver I still like Beau but my husband HATES it.. If we have a girl next I am calling her Olivia or Dominque... now I even have to think about how it sound with Isabelle and not just the last name..

My name Cathelijn is pretty good not many people have it even in Holland there are people with it spelled differently Katelijn or Cathelijne but not many like mine... my full name is Cathelijn Cecile Esther Petra van Diessen.. Yes us Dutch we do love a long name !!

Kylie - posted on 09/12/2009

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see Nichole Richie had a baby boy and named him Sparrow....it's cute but not a very manly

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Haha it's funny because when my partner and his ex were together, he got to choose their daughters name. He loved the name Evelyn so thats what she was named (or so he thought). He found out when he was able to see her that when Evelyn was born, her name wasn't Evelyn on her birth certificate, it was Evie.

Evelyn - posted on 09/10/2009

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Ok...I think I'm just gonna excuse myself from this conversation now. LOL I will now go as E.

Sharon - posted on 09/10/2009

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um my hated MIL and SIL are Evelyns :x my SIL is nicknamed Evie. She's a wanna be biker biotch and fails at even that loft goal. Oh she soars at the scoring drugs part though (NOT saying bikers are druggies, just her and her friends.)

?? - posted on 09/10/2009

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LOL Sorry Evelyn - I knew Evie the wretched bitch child before I knew anyone else named Evelyn - I just could never name my daughter Evelyn, I would remember that horrid little girl and feel horrible. She really was a horrible little girl - when my sister and her were 5 - she told my sister she was going to hell because she didn't go to church and not because she didn't know what it meant - she knew and she said it on purpose, to be mean. Very classy individuals her family were, as you can tell.


My mom is the lunch time supervisor at an elementary school of about 10-15 kids. There is a little girl starting kindergarten this year and her name is Grey-C.

Sharon - posted on 09/10/2009

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Oh don't worry. Most women i've met named sharon were fat mean bitches. I'm not fat. you guys tell me....

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Quoting Diana:

We chose Colin-it's unusual enough to not have 5 more in his class, but common enough for him not be made fun of.


Sorry, I'n truly not meaning any disrespect by saying this - when I was in school there was a boy named Colin and the kids called him colon. 



I love the name Evelyn too, there was a lil girl my youngest sisters age that lived next door to my parents... she was a wretched little bitch though, so she ruined the name for me :( 

Sharon - posted on 09/10/2009

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OOHHHHH NOOOO Evelyn!! AAWWW hahahahaha... that is going to suck in school.



heck in the third grade kids figured out my initials came close to some words, SLT - just let your imaginatio go - the kids did!



When it came time to name the kids - hubby was clueless. I had this massive list of names and I just couldn't narrow it down. B.A.C.B.T. Those are my sons' initials. My son got my maiden name since hubby was NOT helping. Younger son, M.E.J.A.T. Same deal - hubby stood around saying "I dunno..." So fine, I'll do it. And just to keep things fair.... my daughters initials are K.M.M.C.W. All the names flow nicely together - oh and for the LAST child hubby finally spoke up. So she got HIS last name. But I made sure she had the same number of names as the boys just to keep the jokes even.



I have told the kids that they are free to leave out, change their names once they are older. It hasn't been an issue in school because the teachers have been REALLY concientious about not bringing up all their names. I know its come up a couple of times because they'll come home and ask what all the initials are for.



Social Security had a fit. The full names don't fit on the cards! Just the initials were a bit of a tight fit. Ah well, they have choices.

Evelyn - posted on 09/10/2009

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I went pretty traditional..my daughter's name is Cynthia Grace. I LOVE the name Grace and my mom's name is Cynthia. Plus I'm named after my grandmother, so I'm sort of continuing the tradition. My mom and I are extremely close so it was going to happen anyway lol. My brothers daughter on the other hand....**sigh**. She has a beautiful name...Alexia...but get this...her last name is Smith..and her middle name also starts with an S. So put it all together and her initials are A.S.S. When I realized this..I must have laughed for a week. How did they not see that???? What's more...ANOTHER friend of mine named their daughter with the same frigging initials...LOL. Must be the after labor pain meds or something...

Sarah - posted on 09/10/2009

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I really wanted my kids to have 'unusual' names as my name is about as dull as they come! LOL!
So i have Cadence and Shia (shy-a) i think they're unusual but not 'weird'.
I do get a lot of....'how do you pronounce that?' 'how do you spell that?' which i guess could annoy them in the future!
Before i got married, Cadence had a hyphenated surname....and that was a BIG mistake! Not only did i have to spell and pronounce her first name about 3 times in every conversation.......but then i had to spell out 2 surnames as well!! So the minute (well, not the exact minute! lol!) we were married, we changed her surname to have just my husbands.
I really hope they will like their unusual names when they're older......but who knows!
At the end of the day, you make a name choice based on what you like and hope for the best! :)

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My name is pretty different-I've only met 3 other girls with my name in my life, and there's the plus of having a pop diva, a princess, and a goddess, all with my name. It is too close to my mom's name though-her name is Dianne, and people confuse which of us is which constantly.

When choosing my son's name, we went through a lot of possibilities. We wanted something a little different, but not so different that our son would be made fun of for being named that (Private Inspektor, Everly Bear, Apple, Tekila, etc.). We chose Colin-it's unusual enough to not have 5 more in his class, but common enough for him not be made fun of, or for him to be embarassed about when he gets older and tries to be a professional.

I think not doing so is unkind to your child. Sure, Apple sounds cute when she's a toddler, but when she's in med school it won't be nearly as cool. And, as a former editorial assistant at a newspaper who wrote obituaries, I can promise that, although you don't want to think about it, people's names do get made fun of when people read them on things like obits in the paper, and no one wants that.

Charlie - posted on 09/09/2009

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Australia does not allow numerals in names eg : 4real.( yes someone actually tried to )
Australia also does not allow people to name a child with sir , his majesty , lord ect . ect .or derogatory names Bitch ect .

I think its to protect the child and to also protect the importance of titles .

Jeannette - posted on 09/09/2009

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Oh, she's working for an OBGYN now and one young mother to be wanted Chlamydia as her daughter's name, but she was going to spell it different. They told her what that was and she changed her mind.

Jeannette - posted on 09/09/2009

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My sister worked for a pediatrician and they had a patient named
Abcde Fghi Pronounced Absidy Fi (long i here)
I knew of two brothers that were named Vorest and Forest
How about Valson? Know one of those.

Jeannette - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting Loureen:

I love this , someone wanted to call their child Metallica , AWESOME !!! i love metallica .
But the government wouldnt allow it .
Then there was : Tahllulah does the hula in hawaii
That was in N.Z that one was rejected too !


The govt rejects names parents pick for their kids???  Where?

Charlie - posted on 09/09/2009

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My fiance's middle name is Keirston which i think is different for a guy , i have never heard of a guy with that name .

Johnny - posted on 09/09/2009

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I love the name Molly. Some of the sweetest women I've met are Molly's. In fact, I don't think I've ever met a Molly I didn't really like. And it's not overly common for kids today.

As for weird names, my dad went to school with 3 sisters named April, May, and June Showers. Yeah. And he worked at a mine with a man named Noreen. No kidding. He was apparently quite a tough guy. I imagine he had to be. I would hope his parents were inspired by the "Boy Named Sue" song, but he was born long before that was written. So someone was just being cruel or really really wanted a girl.

When I was working as a social worker, we had a boy enrolled in our day program for new immigrants whose parents had given him the English name, Nimrod (biblical). They had only seen the definition for the name in the name book as "mighty hunter" and did not know that it is commonly used to mean a silly or foolish person. When it was explained to them, they changed it to John before enrolling him in school.

There was also a case of a woman named Chanda Lear who sued her parents in the 70's and won.

So in order to avoid being cruel, we skipped our first choice of girls names, Friga Lesbia, and went with Michaela Rose. My mentor in university was MIchaela, she inspired me a great deal and I lost touch with her. And my husband's father was Michael and he passed away shortly before her conception. My husband is Russian, so he was really Mikhail, and thus we pronounce the name Mi-Kyla, rather than MI-kayla, but everyone gets it wrong. I don't really care all that much though. And Rose is my mother's middle name and I always liked it.

Charlie - posted on 09/09/2009

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i want to call my daughter if i have one, Mahina it's Tongan for Moon and i love it , its part of my heritage .

Mary - posted on 09/09/2009

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Mary, I'm sorta hoping you have another boy...LOVE the name Micha!



Growing up as a Mary Jeanne, I hated my name. My maiden name is Malinowski, so my mother thought she had to give us simple names to go along with that last name - my sister is Susan Marie. First of all, I found Mary pretty boring, but Jeanne is what plagued me the most. She spelled it that way to be different...Jeanne being the French spelling (I'm Polish and Irish!). What this meant in reality is that my name was constantly misspelled!!! Even my freakin grandparents never got it right!! (Baltimore Catholic thing...my family all called me Mary Jeanne, never just Mary) My graduation cake from HS said "Congratulations Mary Jean"...arghhhhh!!!



Therefore, I was determined that I would not do that to my children. I tend to like more unique names, but I never foresaw that I would marry someone who only liked more traditional names, so picking names was a bit of a struggle for us. I was adamant about Kathleen as a middle name for a girl (my mom and her mom are both Kathleen). In the end, I had always loved the name Molly, and it went well with Kathleen. Not exactly unique, but not as bad as Mary, either. I hope she loves it as much as we do, but chances are, she find fault with it the same way I did with mine!

ME - posted on 09/09/2009

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My husband is a mets fan (baseball), and his last name starts with a T...He wanted a whole family of MET's...so our son's name is Miles Ethan...we don't know what the second one is yet, but I like Mya Elizabeth, or Micha Eric...this was ok with me too btw, because they are not only MET's but they also share my initials ;-)

Konda - posted on 09/09/2009

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Ester, as I said my last name was Eusey, I have cousins that spell their name Eusay and from research, my ancestors are from Canada and it should have been Use'.

Esther - posted on 09/09/2009

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I think uncommon names can be nice, but I personally don't like naming your kids something really out there. I read about a "fantasy island" once. That's almost abusive to me. My friend named her son "Treasure". I think that would be a terrible name for a girl, but even worse for a boy. I can only imagine him going in for a job interview at some big law firm or something and having to say "Hi, I'm Treasure!". My guess is he'll be "T" pretty soon. I went with a very normal name for my son: Lucas. My criteria were 1) normal, 2) 2 syllables, 3) could be abbreviated (Luke) & 4) (most important) should be a name that can be pronounced properly in both English & Dutch. His middle name is "Willem". We stuck with the Dutch spelling there because both our grandfathers names were "Willem". And he doesn't really have to use that name here in the US. He can just be Lucas W. (oh no!).



I did not curse him with my last name (Dijkdrenth) though! Although I don't consider it a curse. As a matter of fact, I like my last name so much that I didn't change it when I got married. It's unique. Even in Holland. So to me it has significance. It's part of who I am. I did once have an American I worked for ask me if my last name was just "letters in random order" :))

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Quoting Jo:



Quoting September:
Thanks! Wow really Kazyn? I never thought that would ever hear that name other than in my home LOL. How did you come up with the name Kazyn (rhymes with raisin)?



I thought of Kazyn when I was sittin there repeating Kadyn & Kalyn over and over and over and I really like the name Ezerlee...

I don't know why, but I love ZZZZZZZZ & XXXXXXXXX in names.... Xavier, Ezerlee, Zander, Elizabeth, Eliza - I have a list of probably close to 150 x & z names, I just love the x & z sounds.

Anyways, I was sittin there sayin Kadyn and Kalyn over and over and I thought Ezerlee... Kadyn... Ezerlee... Kalyn... Ederlee... Kazyn and stopped... and went ohhhh Kalyn, Kadyn, Kazyn!!!! Literally that was my thought process lmao



I love it! I also like names that have Z's in them. I think my husband does too...his name is Zach LOL!

Sharon - posted on 09/09/2009

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lmao omg. well good thing tequilas mom wasn't drinking slow screws or pink squirrels.

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Quoting Sharon:



Quoting September:




Quoting Lindsay:

I've posted this in another thread a while back but girl from daycare was named Tequilla! I was speakless when I heard them call her name out. I thought for sure I had heard it wrong but no!








Maybe that's what they were drinking when they conceived her. LOL!










Oh man!!  That means i should have named my oldest "fuzzy navel"!!!





ROTFLMAO!!! Madeline would have been Long Island Iced Tea and Cooper Liquid Cocaine!!!

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Quoting September:

Thanks! Wow really Kazyn? I never thought that would ever hear that name other than in my home LOL. How did you come up with the name Kazyn (rhymes with raisin)?



I thought of Kazyn when I was sittin there repeating Kadyn & Kalyn over and over and over and I really like the name Ezerlee...



I don't know why, but I love ZZZZZZZZ & XXXXXXXXX in names.... Xavier, Ezerlee, Zander, Elizabeth, Eliza - I have a list of probably close to 150 x & z names, I just love the x & z sounds.



Anyways, I was sittin there sayin Kadyn and Kalyn over and over and I thought Ezerlee... Kadyn... Ezerlee... Kalyn... Ederlee... Kazyn and stopped... and went ohhhh Kalyn, Kadyn, Kazyn!!!! Literally that was my thought process lmao

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Quoting Konda:

Yes Sharon, Raspberry Lilac sounds like a stripper to me too....it was a woman on my pregnancy board tht was naming her daughter that...I thought to myself, boy, if she doesn't become a stripper, she missed a good chance.



Ha! Sounds like some sort of tea to me :) Now I feel for that child!

Sharon - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting September:



Quoting Lindsay:

I've posted this in another thread a while back but girl from daycare was named Tequilla! I was speakless when I heard them call her name out. I thought for sure I had heard it wrong but no!






Maybe that's what they were drinking when they conceived her. LOL!






Oh man!!  That means i should have named my oldest "fuzzy navel"!!!

September - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting Konda:

I can understand the "I like it and that is all that matters" thought, but what about the child when they are older. Kazyn is fine, Kaden Kaiden, all those are popular right now, but really who is going to take a judge seriously named Raspberry Lilac? AND YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED.....Clamidia, of course spelled differently, but really, WHY would you name your child after and STD...I worked in the Crime Information Unit of our the B.R. Police, some of the names the officers called in.....REALLY!! My sister went to school with a girl named Miracle...ok, not too bad, but her sister was Amiracle....can people not think of names?





One other thought....I grew up being picked on because my name is September but as an adult it's only made me a stronger person :) and I don't hold it against my Mom at all. I hated my name as a child but I love it now!

Konda - posted on 09/09/2009

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Yes Sharon, Raspberry Lilac sounds like a stripper to me too....it was a woman on my pregnancy board tht was naming her daughter that...I thought to myself, boy, if she doesn't become a stripper, she missed a good chance.

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Quoting Lindsay:

I've posted this in another thread a while back but girl from daycare was named Tequilla! I was speakless when I heard them call her name out. I thought for sure I had heard it wrong but no!



Maybe that's what they were drinking when they conceived her. LOL!

Sharon - posted on 09/09/2009

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rotfl konda - aw man, clamidia huh? Raspberry lilac, ok nature lovers but it sounds like it has stripper potential.

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Quoting Konda:

I can understand the "I like it and that is all that matters" thought, but what about the child when they are older. Kazyn is fine, Kaden Kaiden, all those are popular right now, but really who is going to take a judge seriously named Raspberry Lilac? AND YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED.....Clamidia, of course spelled differently, but really, WHY would you name your child after and STD...I worked in the Crime Information Unit of our the B.R. Police, some of the names the officers called in.....REALLY!! My sister went to school with a girl named Miracle...ok, not too bad, but her sister was Amiracle....can people not think of names?



Have you heard the name Kazyn before? I would have to say that it's not a popular name. Yes Kazyn is fine :) I just love that name :)

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