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Old 02-24-2020, 01:08 PM
 
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The names on that list sounded a whole lot better than some of the 'made up' names I've seen and heard. You can add 'lyn' or 'ly' to just about any girl's name and make it sickeningly sweet. I'm not a fan of 'Amberly', 'Bramberly' or 'Davelyn'.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:09 PM
 
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One of the names I had chosen for our child was Tamerlane until I read that he was a Mogul conqueror and a rather bloody one at that. Then, I saw a name on the credits for a movie: Gaetan. Oops, Patient Zero for AIDS. My inspiration must have been raging maternal hormones.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:22 PM
 
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This bold is nothing new, either. I went to school with a kid named "JoMar". She was named for both parents. I don't remember the parents' names, probably something like John and Mary.
I went to school with a "Karan" whose parents were Karl and Marian. You're right, this is nothing new.
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I think some of the "made up" names are just as difficult and hard to pronounce as the "made up" spellings of more common names.
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Old 02-24-2020, 03:03 PM
 
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I remember how people made fun of Gyneth Paltrow for naming her daughter Apple. I always thought "Apple" had a very pleasant connotation. Apple blossoms, nice-smelling fruit, pretty rosy color...and I thought "One can certainly do worse, than to name their little girl "Apple".
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Old 02-24-2020, 03:09 PM
 
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I went to school with a "Karan" whose parents were Karl and Marian. You're right, this is nothing new.
Remember Marjoe Gortner? His name is a combination of Mary and Joseph.

I've heard a lot worse names than the ones on that list.

Isn't Faelina the girl at Rosa's cantina in the Marty Robbins song El Paso from the 50s?
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Old 02-24-2020, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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We’re having twins... I was thinking perhaps we’d name the happy little accidents “Opps” and “Oh s**t”, but their soon to be grandma objected.
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Old 02-24-2020, 03:46 PM
 
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Well,Oprah was a misspelled name
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Lahaina, Hi.
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Years ago I had a student whose first name was spelled "Kissizzy". On day 1 when I sounded it out, she angrily told me that it is pronounced "Kizzy".

I had another named Latwanda, who the boys called La-twaat. Who thinks up this shyte and then attaches it to a defenseless newborn?

Oh, and a girl named "Phelony". And a boy named "Your Majesty".
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:20 PM
 
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My mother new a of a baby named "Nosmo" King. His mother named him when she saw it on the bus doors. "Nosmo" was on one door and the other door said "King".
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