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Old 02-02-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Normal Bizarre kids names?

Is it fair to give a kid a ridiculous name? If not - or if so, for that matter- how do you define 'ridiculous'?

My friend wants to call his daughter Tinkerbell.

He doesn't want to call her Tinkerbell as a nickname. He wants it to be her actual first name, officially. Poor little thing. Her full name would be Tinkerbell Rachael Gabbana Low. (Low being her surname).

No, unfortunately, I am not kidding. Imagine the taunts at at school... and would she ever be taken seriously in her career with a name like that, unless she was a stripper or fairy impersonator?

Should I slap him? I think it would be a fair thing to do on the poor kid's behalf.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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slap him.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm seriously considering it.
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Well, there are always two parties involved in giving names.

And why use up all the names on the first child? What his left for the next one?
So, why three forenames, one being ridiculous.
Let's take Rachael Tinkerbell Low, so later she can decide whether to go by the name or just take Rachael Low.

Giving names should not just be made up by what the parents think is funny, but they should consider that the kid is going to go by this name for all her/his life.
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This makes me think of the Seinfeld episode where George likes the name "Seven" for a kid.
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My dad wanted to name me Candy surname Kane( Candy Noelle Kane)

My mom slapped him thankfully plus I think he was at a bar during my birth so she got to name me it remained a nickname but thankfully I don't have to sign checks with it
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My elder borthers wanted my mum to call me 'Cecil Cyril' if I was a boy, and 'Gertrude Cyrilla' if I was a girl.

Luckily for me, she had the sense to tell them to shut up.

I did know 3 unfortunates at school called Teresa Green, Ed Butt, and Wayne Kerr. Seriously. One of my close friends has never forgiven her mum for naming her Amy Sunshine Sutherland - the initials just add insult to injury.
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names that are different from the norm are hard enough on kids growing up. names that are just downright bizzare? that's just not right.

as lewis black says, the nurse who fills out the birth certificate should be given the right to refuse to right down the kid's name if it's completely asinine.

like, for example, this former football player for Florida State University...

Craphonso Thorpe

http://seminoles.cstv.com/sports/m-f...aphonso00.html
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Some years back a woman went to court because the registry office told her that she won't be able to give her kid six or seven names.
The judge said that she was crazy and won't be allowed to give here child six to seven names.

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Penn Jillette's daughter is called Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette - I think weird names are alright.
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I remember reading a newspaper back in 1997, to find that some moronic couple here named their daughter after the Teletubbies.

HONESTLY. I kid you not.

They called her LaaLaa TinkyWinky Po Dipsy NooNoo - plus whatever their surname was. Jones, probably!

Who would do something like that to their offspring?!
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I hope the kid slaps its parents all day long once it is old enough to do so.
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Geez thats pretty bad man
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ahhhh yes... tinkywinky jones. of the east hampton jones', i think
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NooNoo isn't a Teletubbie






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