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Old 11-20-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I have one of the most common Polish surnames in existence -- everyone has heard it, there is more than one famous person with that name. Yet when I give someone my name, they ask me to spell it -- and then, invariably, they exclaim: "Oh, just like it sounds!"
Yep, exactly! Mine is shared with a famous author, but we spell it just slightly differently... and as a former English major, almost EVERY one of my professors tried to spell it like the author (and would always comment on that in our first class session).
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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It is comical to see so many naming their kids Jaden (or Jayden). Jaden is the number "one" in the Czech language!
You are close. The number one in Czech is "jedna".
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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I have one of the most common Polish surnames in existence -- everyone has heard it, there is more than one famous person with that name. Yet when I give someone my name, they ask me to spell it -- and then, invariably, they exclaim: "Oh, just like it sounds!"
I feel bad for whoever has the last name Wojciechowski.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: I live wherever I am.
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On the other hand, Kim Kardashian certainly had no trouble attaining or maintaining the spotlight despite being saddled with a generic, overused, textbook 80s/90s moniker like Kim/Kimberly, herself (not to mention despite possessing no discernable talent of any kind).
She was essentially the first in her family, though she wouldn't have been able to capitalize on it had her father not been a sickeningly wealthy blood-sucking lawyer. Sex tapes and amateur sex videos are all over the place and nobody "average" ever makes it big because of them.

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I think I mostly prefer traditional names that aren't currently enjoying a wave of being popular or trendy. It's a good mix of not-super-out-there without being incredibly dull and common (case in point on the "common" front...I had, at one point, NINE Jacob/Jakes in my classroom. It was getting pretty close to half the boys being named Jake or Jacob, and this was even PRE-"Twilight," I'm sure it got even worse for a bit after that) Looking to previous generations for non-oddball, traditional names that aren't big in the current rotation seems like a pretty reasonable way of achieving this.
You ready for this? The name "Jacob" means "deceiver". Despite its Biblical heritage and intense popularity, I doubt many parents are looking at the name's meaning when choosing names. Nobody would name his/her child "deceiver".

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I feel bad for whoever has the last name Wojciechowski.
I can rock with that. I knew of a guy, in a town where I lived, whose last name was Wojcicehowski. Probably pronounced the same - "wi-CHOW-sky". He was a realtor.

I found what I think is one of the ugliest American female first names, in the news recently. Ready for this?

Apollodorus.

No, I'm not kidding.

And she had two kids. I cannot fathom some dude lovingly whispering that name, or shouting it out while in the heat of the moment. Makes me want to puke and laugh at the same time. I can only hope she went by a nickname... "Dori", maybe?
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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I like the name Michael and Nicholas maybe David but as said if you go with trend name when you ask Jennifer oh well!
I aslo do think a long last name a short first name.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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When I see a little girl named "Taylor", I think "Trailer".
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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I have this theory, based on life experience, that all women with double names (who want you to call them by both names) are ba hitches.

So I try to stay away from anyone named Mary Sues, Ruth Ann, Bobbie Jo, and the like.

Also, the nastiest woman I've ever known was named BLANCHE. Physically very beautiful, personally truly awful, with an ugly, ugly name.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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I feel bad for whoever has the last name Wojciechowski.
There was a girl in my 4th grade class with the last name Polychronopolous .... at least it was easy to pronounce!
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Kanye as in Kanye West can some one rep me as to how he is named Kanye & his late mama is named Donda. Surely she was not a rapper or was she that she named hersef DONDA & her son KANYE? WTF?

Then Pornstar Kim is the only one with a real name given their daughter is named North?

What in the hell is up with the names Kanye & Donda?
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