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Between my wife (works labor and delivery) and my self (teacher), we are exposed to many of the current 'trendy' names. Most of the time these are comprised of different spellings of more common names, but sometimes parents get creative. The problem arises when parents don't realize the consequences that having a modified spelling or uncommon name will have on the child. I will confess, my daughters have less common names but the ones below are off the charts.

Summit Fox S******
Saul Good M*****
M*** Porn
Patty Whack- actually a sub of mine, she married into the name.
La-a G***** (pronounced La Dash A)
Stormy Night and his brother Cyclone D******
Margarita and her sister Daiquiri A*******


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The problem arises when parents don't realize the consequences that having a modified spelling or uncommon name will have on the child.


What consequences? The teacher can't spell the name easily?


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The problem arises when parents don't realize the consequences that having a modified spelling or uncommon name will have on the child.


What consequences? The teacher can't spell the name easily?


A lot of the time they get teased or bullied. Later in life, employment can be an issue.


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Abcde---pronounced absidee. Yes, it is the name of (2) kids (not related) south of San Antonio. They were my gf's 'students'.
 
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La-a. Ladasha 'the dash ain't silent'.
 
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None of those names above would be a subject for bullying IMO. They all sound pretty normal except for the two last names, Porn and Whack, which can not be changed easily.

People hire people on the basis of their ability to fit in with the job requirements, not their names. Otherwise many of the various legal new citizens of the US would never be hired.

I suppose the next thing is you can't name a boy Richard, because he might be called "Dick".

In short, give me a break, there are much more serious issues to be worried about.


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Gato, part of what you say is true/correct. The other part, well ?
We are not discussing baby/cub leopards here !
 
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Abcde---pronounced absidee. Yes, it is the name of (2) kids (not related) south of San Antonio. They were my gf's 'students'.


shocker I think you have me beat. Than one is new to me.


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Just to throw a racial angle into this; the names many American blacks give their children seem to defy reason, or common sense.

They seem to be unable to pronounce everyday English words, but can pronounce with perfect diction some of the more bizarre names they and their cohorts have been given.

It's probably just me.........a lack of cultural diversity growing up, or something. Matter of fact, I apologize for my earlier comments and will gladly pay slave reparations.
 
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It's probably just me.........a lack of cultural diversity growing up, or something. Matter of fact, I apologize for my earlier comments and will gladly pay slave reparations.


Yah, let's pay up and get it over with, it's getting tiresome to keep hearing about it from both left and right...


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I know what you mean Kensco, Trust, Patience, Winner, just a few that come to mind ! Very optimistic names dont you think ? ! Wink
 
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I should have written down many of the names I've come across. Some are:

Asia
China
Chyna

I've never seen a South America, India or Bolivia though. At least one knows how to pronounce Asia and China. In many instances one will never get the pronunciation right just by looking at the spelling.

Then there was Shithead (supposedly pronounced shi teed).
 
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You can change a name but you can't fix stupid!

Parents that needed that amount of clorine and still lives, scares the living pooh out of me!!! But it might be mostly a coloured thing, right?

Then again, if you spent the same amount of effort screening names as you do screening films then this never happened?

GO MURICA!

PS: Given time you'll degenerate your self into oblivion if the current status/rate is to be believed.
 
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I have a chocolate lab called India.....


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ever read freakanomics

Chapter 6: The socioeconomic patterns of naming children (nominative determinism)
 
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reparation and repatriation.
 
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It's called phonetic spelling for dumb people.

Have you seen the roster of LSU and Florida's FB teams from a few seasons ago? All real and you can check......



LSU Tigers:

A’Trey-U Jones
Kwon Alexander
Tre’ Sullivan
Devante Meullion
Tabari Williams
Jerqwinick Sandolph

Kavahra Holmes

Barkevious Mingo

La’el Collins
Jermauria Rasco
Tahj Jones
Kadron Boone
Travin Dural



Florida Gators:

Quinteze Williams
Jessaman Dunker
Sharrif Floyd
Jelani Jenkins
Neiron Ball
Latroy Pittman
Jaylen Watkens
Loucheiz Purifoy
Omarius Hines
De’Ante Saunders
Rhaheim Ledbetter
Lerentee McCray
 
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A’Trey-U Jones


What I want to know, is the dash silent?
 
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When you are staring at a couple of hundred job applications on your desk, those with certain types of names tend to get overlooked. Perhaps not fair, but fact.
 
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A’Trey-U Jones


What I want to know, is the dash silent?


Probably. Looks like a modified, somewhat phonetic spelling of the name of the hero in the kids' movie "Neverending Story."


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What is Jerqwinick a bastardization of? rotflmo
 
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The worst part of this is how people get upset when you do not pronounce their name correctly. When I ask them the correct pronunciation they reply with something that doesn't match the spelling at all.

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Worked with a woman named Yvonne, e-von right? Wrong! She pronounced it Wovenee. Can't make this shit up! My sister ran track with a girl named Chevelle, I always wondered if she was a Malibu or an SS.


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My wife is a teacher she has had a "Lemonjello" ( Leemonjalo ) Tacoria ( takweria ) and a Dunta ( dontay )

It is perplexing.......


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"Female", pronounced fim-uh-lee

When asked why, the mother said ,

"I don' know! The doctah name 'er! Dat what on da cahd when I went looked at 'er thoo da glass!"


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One must confess that the names are not of the Anglo/Saxon persuasion (read-white).Oh so sorry for the intrusion,must be one of those buggers out in the woodpile.


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Do not think that I am "grammar nazi", but is "myself" written in two words?
 
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There was a "Loveertitty" pronounced just like it sounds, in our local school. No joke, she entered the first grade there, the teachers that I knew were already talking about that being a hinderance to a normal upbringing. Funny but sad at the same time.

My friend in Texarkana said they had a "Shithead" pronounced "Shee teed". Not positive on that one as I did not know the child, but it is what he said numerous times


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La-asha. Ladasha 'the dash ain't silent'.


I have run into a L-ia "the dash aint silent" before as well. Freakanomics had a good chapter on baby names.
 
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IN southern Alabama....2 sisters:
"Safeeloos" and "Gonorah" .....named after the 2 cities God smote with fire and brimstone.
"Fahshudah" ... named after the prayer "Fashudah before I wake...."
 
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I guess it's an Alabama thing.

In the news this morning. "The shots killed 14-year-old Kierra'onna Rice". I don't know if the apostrophe is silent or not, but Kierra'onna is, according to the article.
 
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It is not just an Alabama thing. Go to Michigan, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, etc. ,and you find the same inaneness.
I do admit that the more diverse names are in the Deep South.
 
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Back when this roots thing became the vogue, my wife worked for the Memphis school board. Almost every day she'd come home with another "winner". And the folks would try to spell the name phonetically: Jose spelled Hosay, etc.


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Shy thead, spelt with an 'I' and no space.
 
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I knew a white woman named T9C. In Utah and here in San Angelo there were two black kids named Shithead --pronounced she todd.
 
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One of the most common names, Michael, gets misspelled frequently, even by the Michael. The kid uses Mike and when he has to use the Michael, can't remember if Michael or Micheal. Good reason, the parents didn't know either and what's on the birth certificate is often different from what Mike thought. Commonly found both ways on birth certificate. Don't believe it? Try Air Force recruiting for a few years.
 
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I deposed a rather large woman decades ago who had 13 children by a number of different men. The child I was most interested in went by the street name "Sixpack". According to his mother, she could not recall either Sixpack's actual given name or the identity of his father. Unfortunately, I found her testimony to be totally credible in that regard.

A good friend of mine deposed the mother of an individual named Formica Jones (actual official name). She claimed she picked that name because she liked the sound of it.
 
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Like the man said "If I'd known it would come to this,I'd have picked my own cotton."


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There's a local lady in our phone book named Fanny Pillow. I've chuckled every time I've seen the name for the last 20 years or so.
 
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