Everyone here who hates anything other than standard names realizes that there are many countries that have actual laws about baby naming? I know people who were given a list of names at the birth of their child and required to pick one.
I suppose this is one freedom you would all like to see go away? Quite frankly for a bunch of freedom lovers some of you don’t seem to embrace it like you claim.
I suppose this is one freedom you would all like to see go away? Quite frankly for a bunch of freedom lovers some of you dont seem to embrace it like you claim.
Feel free to show us the post where someone on this thread proposed making these unusual names illegal.
Hercule Poirot, of course, was Belgian, not French.
In colonial times and in the 19th century names from the Old Testament were very common. Isaac, Abraham, Ezekiel, Reuben, Hannah, Tamar, Rebecca, and many others. Around 1900 or earlier they went out of fashion. Supposedly the term "rube" comes from the idea of "Reuben" being a typical name a farmer might have.
I had a distant cousin in the 19th century who was called Parshandatha--it's a name from the book of Esther. In the Bible it's a man's name but it was bestowed on a girl. I figure they just opened the Bible at random and took the first name they saw, without reading the context to see that it was a male name.
Oh pish-tosh. It bugs me that EVERY young kid and most younger people have these “unique” names, and basically NO traditional names. Society is throwing out its roots. Wouldn’t be so bad if only a few boys were named Aiden and Jayden rather than every one in the neighborhood and on TV.
I can despise trends if I want. Doesn’t mean I’m interested in regulations.
BTW, I’m Kristin, named after a Nobel-winning novel, no family names at all involved.
“I suppose this is one freedom you would all like to see go away?”
Good question to ask little “Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii”? Remember her?
My own legal name is a nickname for a more formal name. My Mom thought the formal name was too long and they would call me the nickname anyway, so why bother naming me the formal name. The nickname would do. Thanks mom, not. I can tell her why she should have named me the formal name and called me by the nickname. The answer is simple R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That’s why.
“I suppose this is one freedom you would all like to see go away? Quite frankly for a bunch of freedom lovers some of you dont seem to embrace it like you claim.”
I am all for you having the freedom to name your kid anything you wish. You can name your kid “Qwerty-uiop” for all I care.
I also support having the freedom to make fun of you for it.