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Old 06-26-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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I've two for a ya:

L-ah..pronounced La-dash-ah...no joke. It's a real name and the mom got mad as heck because we didn't know how to pronounce it.

Persuasion My Miracle No-Doubt...yes, that is the girls name..she's about 18 mths old now. Don't know what the mom was smoking that day. Poor kid.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Here's the official history of the name Kayleigh:

Transferred use of the Anglicized Irish surname, which is from the Gaelic Mac Caollaidhe (son of Caollaidhe) and O'Caollaidhe (descendant of Caollaidhe). The name is derived from caol (slender). Var: Kailee, Kaili, Kali, Kaylea,

I actually feel bad for my daughter Caitlin, because she has the correct modern spelling of the name, but because so many people have come up with ways to misspell it the original form is no longer considered the correct way to spell it. Most people assume there should be a K or a y in there and she hates it when people spell her name wrong.
That would be Macauley (or however it gets spelled on this side of the Atlantic; nineteenth century immigration officials weren't really picky and not at all consistent). So yeah, there's a connection to the Ould Sod, but claiming "Kayleigh" is the Real Honest-To-Gosh Official Irish Name With The Official Irish Spelling is at best naive and optimistic. Now if her name were, say, Gormflaith or Proinceas, we'd be talking.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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The "Ledasha" urban legend:

snopes.com: Le-a
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Don't mean to offend, but this should be a list of the most pretentious, vomit inducing names.

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scout
mannon
murchison
sloan
brinsley
edmund
winter
howell
pruitt
crane
corcoran
tapler
tilford
keiton
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:05 AM
 
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The "Ledasha" urban legend:

snopes.com: Le-a

Really??? Considering I saw the same for myself, on medical documents, I"d say it wasn't a fake. You'd be surprised the names we come across in our health system
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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Really??? Considering I saw the same for myself, on medical documents, I"d say it wasn't a fake. You'd be surprised the names we come across in our health system
Okay. Watch out for HIPAA.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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Okay. Watch out for HIPAA.

No kidding!

I had no idea it was on Snopes...maybe that's where she got it? Poor kid.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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One of my neighbors named her little girl Finch.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Romania
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Will list a few of the more specific romanian names. Maybe you like some of them.

Alina
Ilinca
Catinca
Caterina
Madalina
Ionela
Ioana
Mara
Georgiana
Bianca
Ana-Maria
Petronela
Maia
Catalina
Raluca
Ruxandra
Roxana
Violeta
Corina


uhm.

...aand...many more
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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We named our daughter Marilena. It is a combination of my husbands Grandmother Mary and my great grandmother Madlena. Lena is pronounced as Layna.
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