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Old 12-08-2010, 02:28 AM   #46
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Last names as first names.
Anderson Cooper wants to give you a piece of his mind. So does Campbell Brown. And the rest of the double last name universe.

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Yes, "creative" spellings are annoying.
Yeah, that bothers me as well. Ami, or Cris, or stuff like that.

Say though, Aiden as the top name for 2010? I find it hard to believe?
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Honest...my brother's neighbor's kids (boys) are named Steel and Talon.

Originally, I didn't believe him until I heard them shouted in the backyard.
The parents are white trash douchebags, but the kids are mostly okay (for now).
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:32 PM   #49
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Honest...my brother's neighbor's kids (boys) are named Steel and Talon.
Ha, at least they are not named after virtues. When one names a child something like "Honor," it is essentially guaranteed that that child will not live up to the name.
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Ha, at least they are not named after virtues. When one names a child something like "Honor," it is essentially guaranteed that that child will not live up to the name.
You underestimate my brother's neighbor. I think they are named after his virtues.

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Honest...my brother's neighbor's kids (boys) are named Steel and Talon.

Originally, I didn't believe him until I heard them shouted in the backyard.
The parents are white trash douchebags, but the kids are mostly okay (for now).
Talon? Is he a Zelda fan?
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Ha, at least they are not named after virtues. When one names a child something like "Honor," it is essentially guaranteed that that child will not live up to the name.
so true. kinda like how little girls named princess and angel and such are pretty much guaranteed to become spoiled little brats.
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this thread with a reasonably liberal sprinkling of . . . midwives and maternity ward nurses should have a special *what were you thinking* stamp for the foreheads of the parents of some of these poor kids . . . my cousin, love him as I do is, guilty of the bogan name curse despite being a reasonable, rational fabbity individual in every other respect ~ Hunter, Tyler and Harley . . and yes, after the bike



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Then there's all the cutsie names that drive me bonkers. Mackenzie, Mykayla, Skylar, which are just trendy now. Ugh. Don't parents understand that their adorable tots are going to grow up one day and need big-people names? I saw an example just the other day. A woman named Sparrow. Why?
this works in the reverse too . . . a colleague recently had a baby boy and named him Bruce . . . how do you look at a sweet little bundle of beautiful scrawly boyness and call him Bruce . . . and I do send my apologies to any Bruce's out there . . . clearly it is a name you need to grow into.

I have only ever met one other *me* . . . she was a scottish girl I met in an Irish pub I worked in in north London and I hated my name with a passion growing up ~ desperately wanted to be a Jane or Christine or something normal, but now I appreciate it even though it can be a little tiresome having to repeat spelling or pronounciations
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Having a common name blows, my name is Michael/Mike which as you all know was the #1 name for like 4 decades straight. Being in public, you hear your name all the time, and you know the person isn't talking to you, but you turn around anyway... or you finally grow into that and stop turning around, and then it actually is someone calling to you! I can't even go by my middle name since that is Joseph, and almost as common. And initials don't work in this case since that would make people think of say Michael Jordan, or Michael Jackson, or Mary Jane Watson .
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Ha, at least they are not named after virtues. When one names a child something like "Honor," it is essentially guaranteed that that child will not live up to the name.
I can't believe I missed this post, Grade A material my friend .
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I guess it helps being a friggin' immigint with my name and all. But if I were to go home, well, you'd swear that 1/5 males would have my name.
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Finn (that's a nationality, not a name!)
umm Finn is also a common last name, and can also be short for Finnegan, another common last name. my BFF's nickname is Finn.

I met a kid named Shadow. Like, legit. Showed me his driver's license and everything.
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My name (Mark) used to be more common. I learned to like the fact that it is a noun, a proper noun, an adjective, and a verb. (I suppose an adverb, too.)

(My last name is an adjective, too.)
Kind of a boring name.
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Shadow? I hope his last name is Darko.
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Some people.

Fortunately, I don't think I've encountered many bizarre names throughout my life.
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