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To: workerbee

I was born to two very liberal parents in the sixties. They wanted to give me an obscure name so they picked Jason.

That didn’t work out as planned...

When I was in kindergarten and first grade, I remember people saying “what was that name again? Did you say Justin? Could spell it?”

By the time I was in seventh grade, I never had that problem again. I decided I liked having a common name.

I gave my son a common name that people would know and could spell. My son is not my possession. It’s not right to use him to prove that I’m arty or sophisticated or whatever.


23 posted on 06/07/2013 5:13:20 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Our man in washington

My parents did the name thing with very common names (for me and my seven siblings). I find myself wishing I had a more uncommon name. You can only hear “Joe” so many times before it gets bland.


26 posted on 06/07/2013 5:20:10 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Our man in washington

My son was born in 1972. His name is Seth. It was very uncommon at the time; now I hear that name all the time.


42 posted on 06/07/2013 5:56:30 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Our man in washington
My son is not my possession. It’s not right to use him to prove that I’m arty or sophisticated or whatever.

This is a great point. I definitely think there's a line between "unique" and "what are your parents' trying to prove?"

43 posted on 06/07/2013 5:57:21 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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