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Old 12-27-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Why do people pick the names that they do?

It's not really my business but it still bothers me big time.

I ran into a lot of them when I processed applications for welfare back in the day.

For instance:

One woman had a pair of twins. She named one of them Rail. The other child she named DeRail. How stupid is that? It reminded me of that old joke about Deniece and Denephew.

My pregnant cousin shared a room with another pregnant woman in the hospital. The other woman chose the name for her baby from reading a bag in the room. Yep, she named her Urine. Pronounced your-een.

Then there was that guy who saw the movie "A River Runs Through It" and legally changed his name to "Fly Fishing in America." Heck, if I was going to go that route I would change my name to Brad Pitt. And I'm a girl.

My brother in law's name is Christopher. Nice name. But, it seems that a lot of companies, when sending out mail, limit the first name to 6 digits. So, my BIL gets a lot of mail addressed to Christ. He doesn't like that. I told him he didn't have to go to confession over it because it was not his fault. heeheehee

Anyway, some of the names that are chosen by parents, assigned because of digit numbers or legally adopted by some folks are just outrageous.

Have you ever run across any "interesting" ones?
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:44 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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I had a friend who through marriage, had a relative who wanted to name her baby Brooke if it was a girl. She and the hubby fought over it throughout the pregnancy because he didn't like it. She won out, but only because she agreed to let him pick the middle name of their little bundle of joy. He chose Trout. Brooke Trout. I mean, 'reallyyyyyy people'???? You have to saddle your kids with your weirdness for all eternity??
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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NOT kidding when I tell you, my daughter went to school with a kid whose name is Jack Goff. Seriously!!! lololol
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Plattsburgh NY
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I met a guy this past summer whose last name is Cumm. No lie.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I knew of kids named "Beautiful", "Messiah" and "Rotunga" .... I also knew a lady whose last name was "Butts", a guy with the last name of "Rumph" and "Tortula".
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa,AL
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I know a couple of people with the last name of Butts. I don't know him personally, but there is a guy from my hometown named Ben Dover.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I know a couple of people with the last name of Butts. I don't know him personally, but there is a guy from my hometown named Ben Dover.

Oh that poor guy.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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I can see u have given this name thing allot of thought. And I must confess I hate it when people name their children stupid names, but I respect their right to do so
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: USA
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cousin in law husband is .........Justin Case..........seriously
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Hubby's long-since-deceased neighbor......Harry Ball! Yep, as a kid, it was the joke of the phone book. According to historical legend, the man was constantly harrassed by phone calls from countless youngsters, asking him, "Are your balls hairy?" Ugh.....indeed, why don't parents think before naming their child. LOL
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