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Old 11-25-2013, 03:48 PM
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This woman has an unfortunate (to us) name :

http://www.nie.edu.sg/profile/chew-sh1t-fun

(replace the 1 by an i after following the link)

She must be taking it in stride because her special name has been an internet meme for years and her page is still out there
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: On the west coast of the east coast
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I realize that now, because I looked up the name for curiosity sake; but this is an example of cultural clash. Unfortunately, the average American that may not be exposed to as much Muslim culture as certain parts of the US will likely think this firsthand:
I find this curious. There are plenty obscure names the average American encounters, but might be stumped by a 4 letter arabic name?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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I find this curious. There are plenty obscure names the average American encounters, but might be stumped by a 4 letter arabic name?
When hearing the name firsthand, they're not going to know it's a four-letter Arabic name; they're going to think about what it sounds like to their ears. Do you really think the average American keeps track of every foreign name they hear and will assume (oh, that's Arabic). Are you aware that parts of the USA don't have sizable Muslim populations and don't come across such a variety of names everyday?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: On the west coast of the east coast
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My point was that it is 4 letters that is actually pronounced just as it is spelled. Nothing more.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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Misspelled names "Lynnaia" instead of Linnea, "Cherrel" rather than Cheryl; bug me a bit. Ghetto names for sure. But one of the worst, for boys, is Biff.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:58 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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My point was that it is 4 letters that is actually pronounced just as it is spelled. Nothing more.
And my point is they're not going to know it's four letters just by hearing it.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: CO
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Just saw an interview on the news with a 20-something guy named Justache. That must be derived from...I don't know what.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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Just saw an interview on the news with a 20-something guy named Justache. That must be derived from...I don't know what.

How does he pronounce his name?? Just-Ash? Just-Ashy? Just-a-chee? Just-Ache??

I don't like any of these; can you tell??

Maybe his parents liked the sound of Jordache, way back when, and adapted it to make it more like the then-trendy "Justin". Doubly bad idea.

Make that triply bad: perhaps his parents wanted it to rhyme with "moustache" for who knows what reason.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: CO
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It was just like Mustache but with a J.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:04 AM
 
Location: California
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It's always only what and who you know. People make the name attractive or unattractive. People also rarely know name trends.

And about trends.....I've seen people on this very thread talk about names that they don't think are popular, but they are. For example; Lillian or Lily (Harry Potter made that famous) and Hazel, an on-trend hipster name. It's a fact that people naming their children usually don't know how popular it is until the kid gets to school. I'm not excluding myself from that either since my daughter was one of many with her name. So was I. So was my mom. The names all sounded fresh to the parents ears at the time though.
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