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Celebrity Baby Names: If Roll Call Wasn’t Hard Enough
CBS) ^ | May 1, 2012 4:14 PM

Posted on 05/02/2012 5:53:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin

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1 posted on 05/02/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
But Tuesday’s birth of Jessica Simpson’s daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson,

You just know the other kids will call her Maxwell Drop - Good to the Last Drop, Maxwell House...when she gets older

2 posted on 05/02/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: BenLurkin

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..


3 posted on 05/02/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: libertarian27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD5hz8EnyaE

Bang bang!


4 posted on 05/02/2012 6:20:20 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: BenLurkin

After my Grand Father (Sr) an my Father (Jr) so I am the III.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 6:25:44 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: BenLurkin
"But Tuesday’s birth of Jessica Simpson’s daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, reminds us of all the celebrities who have come up with some pretty interesting names. "

I'd call that Maxwell Stupid.

7 posted on 05/02/2012 6:37:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: BenLurkin

” After the first thing they eat after giving birth: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple, and Courteney Cox’s daughter, Coco. “

Apple Paltrow and Coco Cox?


8 posted on 05/02/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

Apple - Just call me “Alar”.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 6:52:28 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m pretty sure that Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah legally changed it to “Lulu” a couple of years ago.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 7:00:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: ari-freedom

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.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 7:01:23 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: BenLurkin

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.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 7:03:08 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Red_Devil 232
After my Grand Father (Sr) an my Father (Jr) so I am the III.

Just curious. Does it bother you that you were not given a unique name all your own instead of being named after someone else?

13 posted on 05/02/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: BenLurkin
• After the first thing they eat after giving birth: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple, and Courteney Cox’s daughter, Coco.

• Following a recent vacation to the coast: Forest Whitaker’s daughter, Ocean.

• Because they never went to grammar school: David Duchovny and Tea Leoni’s son, Kyd.

After listening to the cat cough up a fur ball: Barack.

14 posted on 05/02/2012 7:15:11 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Calvin Locke
I’m pretty sure that Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah legally changed it to “Lulu” a couple of years ago.

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.

15 posted on 05/02/2012 7:22:24 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

A friend of mine went to graduate school in South Carolina with a girl named Bo-Peep. Honest Injun!


16 posted on 05/02/2012 7:32:06 PM PDT by Ax
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To: tbw2

‘___________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.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 7:32:57 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: BenLurkin
Jayden and Aiden were nowhere to be found amongst the most popular names in the last 100 years; in 2010 both were in the top 10.

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.

18 posted on 05/02/2012 7:34:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BenLurkin

I saw this one kid on a skiing trip, his parents put his name on his skis, his name was “Rental.”


19 posted on 05/02/2012 7:34:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ari-freedom

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.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 8:04:02 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Ax

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.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 8:07:08 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ari-freedom

Missed it by that much!


22 posted on 05/02/2012 8:20:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ari-freedom

Missed it by that much!


23 posted on 05/02/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: BenLurkin

Or after a song, like Chelsea Clinton (Chelsea Morning) and Mariah Carey (They Call the Wind Mariah.)


24 posted on 05/02/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: BenLurkin

Or after a song, like Chelsea Clinton (Chelsea morning) and Mariah Carey (They Call the Wind Mariah.)


25 posted on 05/02/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: BenLurkin

Naming a girl Maxwell is just plain stupid. IT’S A BOY’S NAME!!!


26 posted on 05/02/2012 8:28:44 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: OldPossum

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”.

;-)


27 posted on 05/02/2012 8:49:03 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

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.)


28 posted on 05/02/2012 9:06:43 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: BenLurkin
Maxwell? That's a dude's name. Why not Maxine if you wanted to name someone Max?

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.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 9:27:17 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: KittenClaws
The fact that Dad once had a GF named "Kitten" is kind of sweet.

≤{B^)

30 posted on 05/02/2012 10:37:34 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: TBP

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.


31 posted on 05/02/2012 10:52:35 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: BwanaNdege

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.


32 posted on 05/03/2012 3:49:19 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: BenLurkin

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.


33 posted on 05/03/2012 4:35:34 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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Don't forget the non-celebrity baby name atrocities like Laquisha or Laquinton. And who can forget Trayvon?????
34 posted on 05/03/2012 4:43:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: BenLurkin

I knew a Merry Christmas when I was in the military. He was a guy...didn’t use his first name.


35 posted on 05/03/2012 5:06:11 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: tbw2

Olivia Newton John named her daughter after the perfume she had when attracting her first husband. Chloe.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 5:15:11 AM PDT by xp38
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To: OldPossum
“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.”

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”.

37 posted on 05/03/2012 6:11:06 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: libertarian27; POWERSBOOTHEFAN; ari-freedom; Darren McCarty

................................."MAXWELL!"
38 posted on 05/03/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Not sure about the Marines - but anyone in the USAF who was a “III’rd” was called “the T*rd”.

One good reason for skipping a generation with a family name rather than repeating it three times in a row.

39 posted on 05/03/2012 8:36:49 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: liberalh8ter
Don't forget about my new favorite Amish name...

La-a

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"

40 posted on 05/03/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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OMGosh!. WTH is wrong with people?
41 posted on 05/03/2012 8:46:01 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: BenLurkin
I hate that commercial.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee we we we weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Click. Click. Boom. Pig roast!

42 posted on 05/03/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: allmendream

Never heard of that!


43 posted on 05/03/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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You got off easy then!

A “John Jones the Third” was invariably called “John Jones the T*rd” in the USAF.

Some others....

Anyone named “Smith” was called “Smitty”.

Anyone named “Gonzales” was called “Gonzo”.

......

I am sure there are a dozen others.....

44 posted on 05/03/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: BenLurkin
After the first thing they eat after giving birth: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple, and Courteney Cox’s daughter, Coco.

Fortunately, neither of them ate an Egg McMuffin after giving birth.

45 posted on 05/03/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Sideshow Bob
Comedian on “Queens of Comedy” had this joke....

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!”.

46 posted on 05/03/2012 10:42:32 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: BenLurkin
Jayden and Aiden were nowhere to be found amongst the most popular names in the last 100 years; in 2010 both were in the top 10.

I predict Trayvon makes the top 10 during 2012.

47 posted on 05/03/2012 10:44:39 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: tbw2
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.

Shirley that's not right?

48 posted on 05/03/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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Olivia Newton John named her daughter after the perfume she had when attracting her first husband. Chloe.

Fortunate it wasn't Poison.

49 posted on 05/03/2012 1:29:30 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: hattend
I knew a Merry Christmas when I was in the military. He was a guy...didn’t use his first name.

How odd that it was a guy. I knew a girl, Merry Christmas, in college and a girl, Crystal Broach, in high school.

50 posted on 05/03/2012 4:15:48 PM PDT by OldPossum
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