Skip to comments.Celebrity Baby Names: If Roll Call Wasn’t Hard Enough
Posted on 05/02/2012 5:53:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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You just know the other kids will call her Maxwell Drop - Good to the Last Drop, Maxwell House...when she gets older
LOL! I was named after my grandmother (first name) then, an old girlfriend of my dad’s (middle name).
Oh yeah, I’m known by the old girlfriends name..
After my Grand Father (Sr) an my Father (Jr) so I am the III.
This is yet another (comparatively small) indication of the depravity and narcissism of today’s celebs.If my parents had named me “Dweezil” or “Moon Unit” I would have sued them for everything they had when I hit 18.That kind of thing is genuine child abuse.
” After the first thing they eat after giving birth: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martins daughter, Apple, and Courteney Coxs daughter, Coco. “
Apple Paltrow and Coco Cox?
Apple - Just call me “Alar”.
I’m pretty sure that Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah legally changed it to “Lulu” a couple of years ago.
It doesn’t have to be food. Chanel Coco, a perfume by Chanel. Don’t name the kid for the car like Lexus or Mercedes, just name her for a hot perfume.
What is worse is the co-opting of yet another boy’s name for a girl in an effort to be hip and gender neutral.
Just curious. Does it bother you that you were not given a unique name all your own instead of being named after someone else?
Following a recent vacation to the coast: Forest Whitakers daughter, Ocean.
Because they never went to grammar school: David Duchovny and Tea Leonis son, Kyd.
After listening to the cat cough up a fur ball: Barack.
Talluah is at least a real name if not a common one. But real uncommon names can be as bad as made up names.
I knew a girl named Keren-Happuch. Her parents wanted to pick a Bible name for her. She would lament, "What was wrong with Esther or Anna? But no, they had to be original!"
She changed it to Karen when she got older.
A friend of mine went to graduate school in South Carolina with a girl named Bo-Peep. Honest Injun!
‘___________hip and gender neutral.’
Yeah, and then the parents and often the kid take exception to make us feel stupid when we don’t know - - - pfffttt.
They've moved slightly down the alphabet to Brayden and Kayden.
As for the gender bending names, that got started with feminists wanting to name their girls 'power names', thinking it would help them compete with men, when they started their careers.
I saw this one kid on a skiing trip, his parents put his name on his skis, his name was “Rental.”
Well just think about it, when she goes in for her sex change operation in a few years at least it won’t be necessary to change the name.
My best friend’s name was Gladys after her grandmother. When we were in high school all the guys called her Happy Bottom (Glad Ass). As soon as she turned 18 she changed it to Katy.
Missed it by that much!
Missed it by that much!
Or after a song, like Chelsea Clinton (Chelsea Morning) and Mariah Carey (They Call the Wind Mariah.)
Or after a song, like Chelsea Clinton (Chelsea morning) and Mariah Carey (They Call the Wind Mariah.)
Naming a girl Maxwell is just plain stupid. IT’S A BOY’S NAME!!!
I am a “Jr”, too and do not mind that I was named after my dad. I just wish he had a less unusual first name. I have a very common last name, but with the first name added, I can only find about 12 people with this name when I do an internet search.
When my wife & I were first introduced, her comment was “I hope you have enough sense to let that name die with you!”
So far, we’ve not named any of our 4 kids “III”.
There was a girl in my daughter’s school named Shiphrah. I wonder if she had a sister named Puah.
(The midwives who saved the Hebrew baby boys from the Egyptians - Biblical heroines - but not easy names to carry today. I think Shiphrah’s parents must have been very pro-life.)
I'm lucky I'm from a family of Micks with a history of naming us after family members. I'm luckier that my Great Grandfather had a normal name.
I’m so bored with Jayden, Kaleigh, and Haley. Can’t parents come up with a name that isn’t “trendy”? Maxwell may be unique, but I agree it’s a man’s name.
Well, I am just thankful that my mother resisted my father’s request that I be named after him. It saved me the legal expense of giving myself my own distinct name when I came of legal age to do so.
I suspect that Jr.s go through life always cognizant of their relationship to daddy. And sometimes this can be a bad, bad thing (not withstanding credit problems with two having the same name—never mind the “Jr.” part, stores have a way of leaving that off). I have particular reference to a young baseball player I saw playing for a minor league team back in the 1970s. His name was Micky Mantle Jr. (yep, that Micky Mantle who bestowed his famous name on his progeny).
Of course, he was a failure (those genes only come across each other once in a while). But hey, he was Micky Mantle Jr. and great things were expected!! Well, they may have been expected but the kid could not deliver...naturally.
I think naming someone Jr. is a terrible idea and in line with male pompousness. Have you ever seen a woman with the identical name of her mother? I doubt it. Women have better sense than to do things like that.
One of my favorite actors named his son after the character he played in the movie where he and his wife fell in love, and his daughter after the actor who was responsible for getting him his bog break in Hollywood. The kids’ names?
Steven Humphrey Bogart
Leslie Howard Bogart
Ever notice that twins seem to have names that are almost sound the same? My wife is a twin, her and her sister’s names are Janet and Janice. Two other sets from back in school were Sandra and Susan, and Terri and Cherry.
I knew a Merry Christmas when I was in the military. He was a guy...didn’t use his first name.
Olivia Newton John named her daughter after the perfume she had when attracting her first husband. Chloe.
My guess is that the practice was started to emulate royalty, i.e “King Edward IV”, etc. There appear to be far more “J. Winslow Throckmorton III’s”, usually from affluent lawyer families, around than there are “Billy Bob Stumpkicker IV’s”. Same goes for the First Initial Only monicker. Just a touch of familial pretentiousness.
My problem growing up was we moved a lot from the North to the South. I was not only the New Kid, but I was either a “Redneck” or a “Yankee”, depending on which way we had just moved, with an easily mispronounced first name, to boot. Not as bad as "A Boy Named Sue", but it did teach me to adapt.
So, I always used only my middle name, at least until I went off to college and had to get “official”.
One good reason for skipping a generation with a family name rather than repeating it three times in a row.
Honest to goodness, there was a news story about a mother who was angry at her daughter's school and teachers because they couldn't pronounce her name. They kept calling her (phoneticly) "Lahh" or "Laya" or "Lahh-ahh"
Of course, La-a = "La-dasha"
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee we we we weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Click. Click. Boom. Pig roast!
Never heard of that!
A “John Jones the Third” was invariably called “John Jones the T*rd” in the USAF.
Anyone named “Smith” was called “Smitty”.
Anyone named “Gonzales” was called “Gonzo”.
I am sure there are a dozen others.....
Fortunately, neither of them ate an Egg McMuffin after giving birth.
Some parents are giving their kids names that they will never live up to.
I know a girl named Alexus - she looks like Abuick.
Another friend named Champagne - she looks like a 40.
Saw the ugliest little boy stumbling around, knock kneed, bug eyed, with a big ugly head - his mom says “Get over here Denzel!”.
I predict Trayvon makes the top 10 during 2012.
Shirley that's not right?
Fortunate it wasn't Poison.
How odd that it was a guy. I knew a girl, Merry Christmas, in college and a girl, Crystal Broach, in high school.
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