Skip to comments.7 Things Your Kid Will Spend Their Life Doing If You Give Them a Weird Name
Posted on 03/28/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
It took me years to like my weird name, which - now that I'm 35 - isn't all that weird anymore. But growing up in a sea of Stephanies, Lauras, Lisas, Jennifers, and Jessicas, I longed for a normal name.
Life with a weird name was rough as a kid. (It's not that much easier as an adult; I've just gotten used to it.)
And while I appreciate the diversity of names, a little part of me cringes inside when I hear a parent call to their daughter, Anais. Her life is going to be tough.
Don't people know this by now? Don't parents know that their desire for uniqueness is going to make their kid's life annoying?
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1. Give a fake name at Starbucks:
2. Answer to any name that sounds remotely like theirs:
3. Live forever frustrated that extended family misspells their name after YEARS:
4. Answer the same questions about their names over and over again:
5. Redo, reapply or resubmit official documents because of a clerical misspelling:
6. Get pathetically excited and immediately fall in love with a total stranger for getting their name right:
7. Succumb to being called the wrong name:
8. A girl I work with gives her name and then automatically spells it when asked for her name. Its routine for her. She has to do it or they’ll just ask again and again.
9. Playing the knockout game
I got 6 out of the 7. Its a pain. Parents: don’t do this to your kids.
Set X's house afire with bacon?
My father, who had an evil streak, named my sister Ingegerd. It’s a medieval Swedish name not even used in Sweden. It’s pronounced Ing-E-Yaird. She spent a lifetime explaining it, spelling it and saying it over and over. (It contains a sound not used in English, so most people can’t “hear” it.) Finally, at age 55 she changed it to Ingrid.
My name is Bern, the capital of Switzerland. I’ve had problems and I feel it isolated me from early grade school companionship because nobody could say it. I’d have been much happier with Dan, or Bill.
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
“And while I appreciate the diversity of names, a little part of me cringes inside when I hear a parent call to their daughter, Anais. Her life is going to be tough. “
But it is the right of Holder’s people to make up weird names.
My name is Gurn Blanston
It doesn’t matter if you have a weird name, mine is fairly common and people still misspell it or say it wrong.
Another reason not to give your kid a weird name? You’ll cripple them financially.
Studies have shown that recruiters, headhunters, HR managers, bosses and so on will look at the name of an applicant and form instant opinions.
Nobody ever said life is fair. And its just harder if your parents give you a weird name.
I wonder how Kenesaw Mountain Landis felt about unusual names ...
Reminds me of an old joke.
A man named Joe butterwhomper applied to the courts to have his name changed.
When asked why, he said...”I got tired of people saying ‘Hi ya Joe! Wat do you know’?
“Seven? Yeah, I guess I could see it. Seven. Seven periods of school, seven beatings a day. Roughly seven stitches a beating, and eventually seven years to life. Yeah, you’re doing that child quite a service.”
- Jerry, in “The Seven”
I’ve done 2, 4, 5, and 7 and my name is perfectly normal. If I went to Starbucks I’d probably do #1 too just for the fun of it.
Have a song written after him.
Yes, but most of them have no intention of working anyway. Whitey owes them a living.
Anais isn’t made up, and probably not used by black people.
Not my point.