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Old Yesterday, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Yeah, the employee was rude and shouldn't have done what he did. But what's going to happen when kid starts elementary school. Mom's fault, kind of

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-46390368

A last name in my family can be made fun of. I asked my second cousin if she had problems growing up with that last name. She said at first. Then she got thick skin and then learned to not take so seriously, even played into the jokes. She is hilarious btw. Also told me about some of the t-shirts worn at family reunion, I'm a Dick. Yes, her last name is Dick. Use your imagination.
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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I couldn't find the article you're referring to, the link just went to the most current political news.

My daughter went to school with a kid named Abcde, who would be 16 or 17 now, so it sounds like the parent in the article isn't the first person to come up with that name. One time they were joking on local radio about the name and my husband was bored, so he called in and said his daughter went to school with someone with that name. They offered him a t-shirt if he could prove it, so he took my daughter's kindergarten class photo with all the names listed at the bottom to the radio station, and they gave him the shirt.
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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Follow the oil exhaust cloud until you run out of gas, then turn left
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That link goes to a political report about Trump's lawyer lying to Congress. Might want to double-check that.
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Old Yesterday, 01:25 PM
 
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Its likely this story

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Old Yesterday, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Plainfield NJ
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Abcde aka "ab-city" is stupid. Its not fair to force your children to carry the burden of a ridiculous name their entire lives. People need to grow up.
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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I'd honestly think it was a fake name unless it was on something official. Like when people type "123-4567" for a phone number to bypass it. I can't believe people name their kid that.


It's not the kids fault, though. A picture of her boarding pass shouldn't have been taken or anything been said.
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Old Yesterday, 03:22 PM
 
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First, the mom is a complete moron for naming her child that. I truly think giving children names like that borders on abusive. That said, the gate agent had absolutely NO business saying ANYTHING about it. NONE. And the gate agent went so far as to take a picture of her boarding pass and post it on social media. IMO, that should be illegal.

But I agree. The parents have something wrong with them for naming their child that in the first place. I think it is just intentionally cruel.
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Old Yesterday, 05:54 PM
 
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There was a couple in my town who gave their child a 31-letter Samoan first name last spring, one with a couple apostrophes in it. The mother was quoted in the newspaper story about it as saying her hand got tired writing it on all the documents you sign when you have a baby. They already had a nickname chosen for the child, but I've never filled in a form that had individual boxes for the letters of the first name that could accommodate a name that long. I don't why parents have to get so weird when they name their kids. At least people could pronounce the 60s hippie names like Stardust and Moonbeam.
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Old Yesterday, 06:26 PM
 
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There was a couple in my town who gave their child a 31-letter Samoan first name last spring, one with a couple apostrophes in it. The mother was quoted in the newspaper story about it as saying her hand got tired writing it on all the documents you sign when you have a baby. They already had a nickname chosen for the child, but I've never filled in a form that had individual boxes for the letters of the first name that could accommodate a name that long. I don't why parents have to get so weird when they name their kids. At least people could pronounce the 60s hippie names like Stardust and Moonbeam.
But at least with the Samoan name, they did it because of tradition. It was part of the mother's culture. I doubt Abcde is a traditional name in anyone's family, and it is definitely not cultural.
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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What a moron. Poor kid.
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