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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2006, 02:56:47 PM »
I knew of a child who was named Ampersand (&, &, &, &), also commonly called an "and" sign.  :o :P

There was a Saturday Night Live sketch about 15 years ago where Nicholas Cage was the guest host. In it he and his 'wife' were discussing baby names for their soon-to-be-born child. She puts out names like William and Peter and he shoots them down with the taunting rhymes, etc... that the child might be subjected to. It goes on for a while until they are interrupted by a knock on the door. He opens it and it's a guy with a telegram for an 'A**wipe Johnson'. Cage replies haughtily that it's Os-wee-pay. You had to actually see it but it was funny as hell.

You can see the transcript here:

http://www.cagebypage.com/images_art/snl/snl_3.html
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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2006, 04:14:51 PM »
ROFLMAO!  I totally remember that sketch and Reyn and I both roared!  Thanks for reminding me.   :)



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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2006, 01:07:59 AM »
I remember reading about a name on that notwithoutmyhandbag site, where a teenage girl just had a baby and spelled her baby's name as as*hole but it's pronounced as Ashley...  ::)

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2006, 06:46:05 AM »
About fifteen years ago there was a news report about a woman who had given birth to fraternal twins. Using the full capacity of her mental faculties she named the son Male, pronounced Mali as in the country and her daughter Female, pronounced Fem'ali. This was an act of blatant child abuse and a precursor for the future care of the children. The woman should have had the children removed from her care and the mother sent to a prison.

It is obvious from all of our stories on this thread that there is a base and semi-feral human population loose within general society, breeding without supervision or even occaissional oversight. These people need their indiscriminate mating regulated and the naming and rearing of thier spawn supervised.

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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2006, 07:11:53 AM »
Lol, thanks Rachel, she'll be delighted. I think it's a dimunitive of 'Fionnuala'.

I done some work experience in a primary school two years ago, and I found Irish names very popular - Tadge (is that how you spell that??), Rianna, Ailbhe etc. Also, my sister's name (Emma) is apparently hugely popular in the US at the moment.


There's an Irish football player over here--his name is Tadhg(i think!) and now I know of a few people who have named their boys that.


My great-grandparents were named Gladys, Percival, Euphie(Euphemia) and Noam(jewish. i only just found this out!). My grandparents were Elaine-Beryl and James, Eileen and Matthew.


Typical Australian names kinda frustrate me--take Bindi, for example, or DANYLE(not daniel.)

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2006, 11:15:29 AM »
David!  She had twins and that's the bext she came up with?  She needs to be slapped.

GD Kimbo, I like Percival actually.  Reminds me of the headmaster from ther Harry Potter books.  His whole name being Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore... ;D

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2006, 11:52:36 AM »
It is obvious from all of our stories on this thread that there is a base and semi-feral human population loose within general society, breeding without supervision or even occaissional oversight. These people need their indiscriminate mating regulated and the naming and rearing of thier spawn supervised.

David

I could not agree more. 
People need licences for all sorts of inconsequential things - but no one makes sure that a person is actually fit to become a parent. 

A bit o/t but there used to be a rant board called 'Brats' that frequently explored that very topic...

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2006, 10:16:18 PM »
Hopefully they'll realize they can have their name changed. David Bowie's son, birth name Zowie, changed his to Thomas, I believe. David Carradine & Barbara Hershey inflicted a similar punishment on their offspring but I can't remember what it was changed to/from.

Names were always a favorite topic at various baby showers and one person supplied the story (which they swore was true and I don't doubt it) named their daughter Vagina and called her Gina. I think that's definitely grounds for a child abuse claim.
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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2006, 10:38:02 PM »
Hopefully they'll realize they can have their name changed. David Bowie's son, birth name Zowie, changed his to Thomas, I believe. David Carradine & Barbara Hershey inflicted a similar punishment on their offspring but I can't remember what it was changed to/from.

Names were always a favorite topic at various baby showers and one person supplied the story (which they swore was true and I don't doubt it) named their daughter Vagina and called her Gina. I think that's definitely grounds for a child abuse claim.

I looked up the Hershey/Carradine baby up and now I wish I hadn't -his name is Free!  ::) He later changed it to Tom. Zowie changed his name to Duncan Zowie Heywood Jones (Jones is David Bowie's real last name). I think most celebrity baby names are probably some of the best examples of why you shouldn't take drugs.  ;)

There's nothing wrong with giving your child a unique name, but that doesn't mean it should be one that will embarass them when they're older. Lady Helen and Tim Taylor's children come to mind: Cassius, Columbus, Eloise, and Estella. While none of them are names I would choose, they're unique without being ridiculous.

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2006, 08:44:49 AM »
If I remember correctly, Cassius was boxer Mohammed Ali's given name prior to his conversion to Islam.

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2006, 10:08:43 AM »
Yes, Cassius Clay.
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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2006, 12:40:34 PM »
i know that my name leah means weary". Alternatively it might mean "mistress" or "ruler" in Assyrian, Irish Gaelic origin that means "The Light of the Sun".

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2006, 10:17:15 PM »
i know that my name leah means weary". Alternatively it might mean "mistress" or "ruler" in Assyrian, Irish Gaelic origin that means "The Light of the Sun".

But what does your name mean in Klingon?

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2006, 08:45:29 AM »

Mighty batleth-wielding one

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Re: What's in a name? That which we call a rose would smell as sweet...
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2009, 11:06:01 AM »
EE - you have me ROTF LMAO -  and it took me three years to stop and read this thread!

My grandparents:   Eva Alberta and William Herbert

                           Georgiana May and William Joseph

All four were born in the late 1800s.

My parents:           Isabell Hildred  and Burrall William

Not too much there to work with in naming children.  

However my husbands grandparents:   Angelina  ?  and Frank ?
                                                      Margaret  ?  and Nicholas Felix

                                                      

His parents:                                      Carol Marie  and Nicholas (no middle name)

In my husbands family the tradition is very Italian.  The first son is named after his paternal grandfather and the first girl is named after her maternal grandmother.

So our son should be Nicholas William - which he is.  If we had a girl she should have been Isabell Carol - which would not happen.  (Although Isabell - Isabelle and Isabella are beginning to be very popular again.)

And speaking of being careful - we even worried about the initials and what they might spell.  Not a lot of people worry too much about that.

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