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7 Things Your Kid Will Spend Their Life Doing If You Give Them a Weird Name
Yahoo ^ | 03/26/2014 | Someone with 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:

1 posted on 03/28/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

9. Playing the knockout game


3 posted on 03/28/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I got 6 out of the 7. Its a pain. Parents: don’t do this to your kids.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 12:13:53 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Responsibility2nd
Such as *Cameo Adawn Crispi*?

Set X's house afire with bacon?

5 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:29 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:39 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Responsibility2nd

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BJfDvSITY


7 posted on 03/28/2014 12:16:21 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“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.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Responsibility2nd

My name is Gurn Blanston


9 posted on 03/28/2014 12:17:35 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Responsibility2nd

It doesn’t matter if you have a weird name, mine is fairly common and people still misspell it or say it wrong.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 12:19:13 PM PDT by NH Red
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To: Responsibility2nd
My wife wanted our first born to have a hyphenated middle name of her families last names. I said fine but it will guarantee he'll never use it.
11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:19:21 PM PDT by AU72
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:19:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gen.Blather

I wonder how Kenesaw Mountain Landis felt about unusual names ...


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:05 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Gen.Blather

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’?


14 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“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”


15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:29 PM PDT by Harry Pothead (Go Sarah! I still love her...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Have a song written after him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAo-1U7doLk


17 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hulka
But it is the right of Holder’s people to make up weird names.

Yes, but most of them have no intention of working anyway. Whitey owes them a living.

18 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Hulka

Anais isn’t made up, and probably not used by black people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana%C3%AFs_Nin


19 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:01 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: discostu

Not my point.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:25 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: AU72

And his masculinity would be under fire.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:31 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Gen.Blather

Darn, Bern.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:34 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All seven apply to me, though my first name is normal and my family has been in America for almost 400 years, I have a French last name that everyone has trouble with.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Hulka

Not only that talk to text feature doesn’t work too well with a name like Ladashla or Tayshawn.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 12:25:26 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: The Sons of Liberty

My favorite was a few years ago one of Bammy’s girls named her son Shi’thead. Just freaking sad.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:02 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

Then there is the story of Texas Governor JIM HOGG naming his daughters IMA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg


26 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Studies have shown that recruiters, headhunters, HR managers, bosses and so on will look at the name of an applicant and form instant opinions.”

Indeed. The weirder or more unusual and the LSM/MSM will be all over themselves to get that person hired.

Just anecdotal, but a review of LSM/MSM ‘reporters’ names reflect more than their share of non-standard or odd names.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 12:27:27 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I know what your point was, problem is the quote you selected doesn’t match your point, partly because your point is wrong. White people do just as many “odd” names, Anais (which you quoted) is almost definitely a white kid, probably the child of lit nerds, or maybe people with French heritage.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:15 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

When we named our daughter, I wanted a name where there wouldn’t be half a dozen others in her school, but that you could still find on those gift shop racks with all the “personalized” key chains, license plates, etc.. My name you always find on the gift shop racks, my wife’s never.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:44 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

In high school we had a guy named Joe Poe. But my favorite was the insurance salesmen in town named Jack Mule.
And then there was the Chinese guy in the phone book, named Fuk Yu.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:54 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Two rules when we named our children, Elliott and Olivia: 1) Must look good on a College App. 2) Must look presentable on a Resume. ;)


31 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:54 PM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

True. . .and they probably don’t know how to spell their name anyway.

Heard once that a fair amount of weird names that are pronounced like a ‘normal’ name are the result of the baby-mama not knowing how to spell.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 12:29:32 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Inyo-Mono

True story.

I was speaking with a doctor in Dallas. I’m from San Antonio and so he asked me if I knew Dr. So and So in San Antonio. “Oh yes” I said. I knew him and his wife... er, ahh, “Its some funny french name” I said.

He said her name is _______ and she’s my sister.

~~Awkward~~


33 posted on 03/28/2014 12:29:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: outpostinmass2

When I was born there was a battle royale about my name. Irving was the choice. The other side said no and wanted Chaim. My parents chose EQ.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 12:29:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
Nor. . .Lahshay Moneek (no kidding spelling of the name of a little girl in my wife's first grade class a few years ago.
35 posted on 03/28/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

You means like La - a?

(pronounced Ladasha. The Dash don’t be silent.)


36 posted on 03/28/2014 12:31:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Miss Hogg:


37 posted on 03/28/2014 12:32:14 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Inyo-Mono

I have a Sicilian last name that I am often asked how to pronounce. I usually respond with a pokerfaced “Smith”.

I count myself lucky though; my father wanted to follow the tradition of his family and name me after his father. My Scotch-Irish mother put her foot down, else I would have had to deal with growing up in suburban Houston named Salvatore Antonio Gxxxxx. Timothy Paul Gxxxxx was much easier.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My first name isn’t particularly unusual, but the spelling is (it’s Scot, with only one t). It’s gotten to the point that I don’t even bother correcting people when they spell it with two t’s, unless it’s at the bank or something similar.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 12:33:26 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: thackney
Was checking out how accurate "Drunk History" (a helluva fun show while it lasted) was regarding the Scopes Trial (pretty accurate, I learned), and I stumbled into this.
40 posted on 03/28/2014 12:33:49 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: discostu

Over copied the quote.

Who are more likely in America to spell wrong or make-up names or assign odd names?

That IS the point. . but you knew that already.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 12:34:01 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Zippo44

I have a German last name that is rather unusual, and I often respond with “Smith” when people butcher it.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 12:34:01 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Teotwawki

Its been said there are 14 perfectly fine and different ways to spell Catherine.

FWIW.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 12:34:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Hulka

OTOH, there have been a number of odd first names in the political ranks: McGeorge Bundy, Condoleezza Rice, Newton Gingrich, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Rand Paul off the top of my head. Barack Obama doesn’t count, since he was “Barry” until well into adulthood.


44 posted on 03/28/2014 12:34:51 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: NorthMountain

Not Guilty


45 posted on 03/28/2014 12:35:24 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have a real common name and I hated that growing up. There were always five or six other girls with my name in my classrooms. The teachers would resort to calling us “(Name) 1, (Name) 2,” etc.

Once I worked at a company where the women sitting in the desks right next to mine had the same name as me, and several other women in the company also had the name. Someone circulated a joke memo saying please not to hire anyone else with that name.

I always yearned to tell someone my name and have them say, “Oh, what a pretty name!” But it never happened. I felt ordinary and dull.

So there must be a happy medium!


46 posted on 03/28/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: NH Red

My name is not weird!


47 posted on 03/28/2014 12:36:06 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NorthMountain
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought on June 27, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the most significant frontal assault launched by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman against the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, ending in a tactical defeat for the Union forces.

My guess is that growing up in rural Georgia at the time that he did, that name was a definite asset.

48 posted on 03/28/2014 12:36:54 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The studies probably focus on the naming conventions in the black community.

I have a weird name. I’ve only met one other person with it in my life (I’m mid 40s) and have only heard of it on maybe 5 or 6 other people (including a google self search I did that picked up the only other person on the planet who shares my first and last names)

However it IS unmistakably Anglo-Saxon. Overall it was a pain when I was a kid, but it’s definitely paid major dividends as a teenager (dating) and adult (career)


49 posted on 03/28/2014 12:37:00 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Charming lass ... was probably quite shapely even without the corset.


50 posted on 03/28/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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