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Old 12-16-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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This was in the early 1980's. I worked at a computer company and we had a manufacturing plant. The head of manufacturing was named "Gay"

However, her last name rhymed with that and there would be certain people who would use the loudspeaker to find her and use the full name (on purpose, of course).

Her full name: Gay Lay.

She was also the nicest person.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Being bullied about their name

I think parents need to really think today about what they are naming their kids and how it can affect them.

There is just too many bullying and anger out there.

When it starts with a name, I hate to imagine how that child's homelife could be.

Both my parents had very unusual names, however, I swore I would give my children easy to remember type names and ones my husband and I both liked. (They both love their names).
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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True enough. I also work with a man whose name is Erin.
Ehren, pronounced Erin is a commonish boys name in Germany. Its just another version of Aaron.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Gale Sayers, too.
Yes, how could I forget him! He went to my husband's HS, graduated with DH's brother.

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I really thought we had chosen our sons' names carefully. The two older boys never had any questions about their gender. The youngest, named Cameron, ended up with more girls sharing his name in high school than boys. I like the name for either sex, but prefer different spellings, Cameron vs. Camryn.
To me, Camryn just seems like a misspelling, or the correct spelling of a mis-pronunciation.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Parents who call children embarrassing names should be jailed.. what a thing to do to a child who has to go through school with a ridiculous name that gets picked on... poor John Wayne with Marion.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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I work with the public and come across some truly bizarre made up names. Some people actually get pissed at me because I dont have a clue on how to spell it. OR how the name is spelled has no relation to how its pronounced. We refinanced our mortgage a few months ago and the mortgage guy and I were talking about wacky names. He said he had a closing a week before and the couple brought their daughter. He asked her name and she said Dashlandra. He smiled and said oh, how different. On one of the forms you could list dependants and he was shocked when the parents spelled out the name. Im totally serious, it was spelled

-landra (the dash part is literally a dash)
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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I work with the public and come across some truly bizarre made up names. Some people actually get pissed at me because I dont have a clue on how to spell it. OR how the name is spelled has no relation to how its pronounced. We refinanced our mortgage a few months ago and the mortgage guy and I were talking about wacky names. He said he had a closing a week before and the couple brought their daughter. He asked her name and she said Dashlandra. He smiled and said oh, how different. On one of the forms you could list dependants and he was shocked when the parents spelled out the name. Im totally serious, it was spelled

-landra (the dash part is literally a dash)

I believe it, in our office we have a La-A, pronounced "Ladasha."
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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I believe it, in our office we have a La-A, pronounced "Ladasha."
WOW.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: WI
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I believe it, in our office we have a La-A, pronounced "Ladasha."
snopes.com: Le-a
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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WOW.

Before I met La-A the strangest name was a woman named Eliz, and the e was silent. She pronounced it "Liz" and claimed it wasn't short for Elizabeth.
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