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Old 06-03-2019, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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And please don't give your children ghetto names. I see this all the time among black parents, giving their children names that end in -isha, -rius, naming their kids exotic sounding names that they can't pronounce, but get upset when folks mispronounce their name.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: 60630
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And please don't give your children ghetto names. I see this all the time among black parents, giving their children names that end in -isha, -rius, naming their kids exotic sounding names that they can't pronounce, but get upset when folks mispronounce their name.
I wonder what that comes from.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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I like the name Jessica, OP. Not sure what's wrong with that.


The worst names are the ones that are like super hard to pronounce or just ridiculous (ex ABCDE … this is real, pronounced Ab-sitty) OR if your last name is Davidson, you shouldn't name your kid David
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I knew a woman in Hawaii who named all her kids in honor of the beloved singer Iz. Izabel, Izzac, Izrael, Izaiah...

Neighbors named their child after themselves--Jackissa, for dad Jack and mom Melissa. It was a boy, poor kid. He goes by Jay.

Then there were the famed Texas heiresses Ima Hogg and Ura Hogg.

Sometimes parents fall in love with an idea for a name and don't think about the consequences to the kid.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Then there were the famed Texas heiresses Ima Hogg and Ura Hogg.

Sometimes parents fall in love with an idea for a name and don't think about the consequences to the kid.
Ima Hogg was an actual person. Ura Hogg is an urban legend, Ima Hogg had no sisters.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I knew a woman in Hawaii who named all her kids in honor of the beloved singer Iz. Izabel, Izzac, Izrael, Izaiah...

Neighbors named their child after themselves--Jackissa, for dad Jack and mom Melissa. It was a boy, poor kid. He goes by Jay.
Seems like Melak would have been a better choice than Jackissa -- what a horrible name, especially for a boy.


My oldest is Ethan. I had loved that name for 30 years by the time he was born. I had always known that if I had a son, I wanted to name him Ethan, and the name stayed common enough but not extremely popular. Then, all of a sudden, in the few years before he was born, the name shot up in popularity and I think it even reached #1 the year he was born, and has remained popular since (although I think it's falling now). But I was pissed. Oddly enough, he never had another Ethan in his preschool or elementary school classes, and he's encountered only a few other Ethans in middle school and high school. Nowhere near as many as I would have expected given how popular the name became right around the year he was born.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:31 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Seems like Melak would have been a better choice than Jackissa -- what a horrible name, especially for a boy.


My oldest is Ethan. I had loved that name for 30 years by the time he was born. I had always known that if I had a son, I wanted to name him Ethan, and the name stayed common enough but not extremely popular. Then, all of a sudden, in the few years before he was born, the name shot up in popularity and I think it even reached #1 the year he was born, and has remained popular since (although I think it's falling now). But I was pissed. Oddly enough, he never had another Ethan in his preschool or elementary school classes, and he's encountered only a few other Ethans in middle school and high school. Nowhere near as many as I would have expected given how popular the name became right around the year he was born.
Since 2000, the highest Ethan has ever been in #2 in 2009 and 2010.
https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ethan-1610.htm
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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Some names are attached to certain personality characteristics. Jessica, Brianna, and Kelly sound like spoiled brats. Logan sounds like a stereotypical high school jock. Aidan sounds like a wuss.

I personally like traditional names like Andrew and James, but my spouse liked modern names. Since he disliked every name I suggested, he chose are children's names.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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Jessica is a simple name, it's a nice name to me.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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I wonder what that comes from.
Laziness. Some parents who give their children crazy sounding names do so under the guise of trying to be "creative" or "unique".
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