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- 0% - Wow! How unique! :)
- 76% - Ugh! WHY would you do that to your poor kid??!!
- 18% - Well, I wouldn't do it, but to each their own, I guess.
- 1% - LOVE IT!
- 3% - Other, (please explain)
by kaitybirdJanuary 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM
I think to each their own. Some people are just out to please only themselves when they name their child because they can. When I worked in the school district we had a mother give her 2 daughter's stripper names. One lady was naming all of her daughers after gemstones which some are okay but others not so much. I have never made fun of anyone for what they have named their child as their child has to grow up with the name and the parents will have to deal with all the negativity and questions if and when they arise!
by AnonymousJanuary 11, 2013 at 5:58 PMElizabeth is a beautiful name ...my oldest is named Elizabeth
by AnonymousJanuary 11, 2013 at 6:07 PMI have heard wayyyyyy worse but my cousin named her kids, Lark, Robin and Hawk.
by mp3momJanuary 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM
My choices were based on the fact you could not do anything to them, such as Michael to Mike; I chose Erin, Ryan, & Kelly. Even THEN, people have managed to shorten them, lol.
by NeuroJanuary 11, 2013 at 7:48 PM
Alright that makes sense. It's not like I don't think someone has it coming for insulting another person's name, I was just wondering if it's a philosophy that's taught XD
I tell him that his name is unique like his grandfather and that it isn't common but it is a very nice name from Spain. He naturally has this dry yet sarcastic sense of humor and he is very quick witted so he can come up with things on the spot. He is like my sister in that aspect. When she verbally slaps you lol no one even realizes it until they have to do the double take. So when I told him that his name is unique and all that I think he automatically thought those who have the same name were boring. That boy surprises me every day. And I cannot condone it so I can't just go "Oh way to go!" I did high five him for sticking up for himself and telling him he can only do that when someone is being mean to him and won't let up.
Did... did you actually teach him that parents who give their kids common names don't love their kids and effectively damn them to be boring faces in the crowd? Or is that just a nifty comeback?
I mean, darn.
Kids are going to pick on your kids no matter what. I have a very common name and they still picked on me. And if they pick on a name it is because the parents make a big deal out of it. Actors have "strange" names and even change their names to stranger names to get noticed and boy do they have it nice.
Some days I wish I had a pretty name and not a typical normal name. I gave my son a Spanish name that was his grandfathers and adult's still made a big deal out of it and tried to make fun of it. Until they learned Mommy was meaner than they were and put down their boring names. Pouts all around. People try to make fun of me all the time to this day for stupid reasons and then they start crying about why I have to be so mean. Well everyone told me I had to learn how to deal with the bullies so I can be nice but if you piss me off I can get really mean.
One kid made fun of my son about his name Tomas and told him it was a stupid name. My son just smiled and said, "At least my Mother loved me enough to name me something unique unlike your Mother who wanted you to be boring and fade into the crowd." Score one for bubba bear. I just laughed behind my book.
January 13, 2013 at 1:57 AM
My name was really common when I was younger and I hated it! In my high scchool class of 54 student, three of us were named Amy!
I wanted to give my kids unique name. we named our oldest daughter Brittany Dawn when she was born in 99'. It was a name we kept coming back to. After she was born, the name Brittany started popping up all over the place and I groaned. Brittany has PDD-NOS or autism spectrum disorder. She has very limited social skills and often has trouble fitting in. For her, having a common name gives her a true sense of belonging. She feels like she has something in common with "all of the other Brittany's in the world." It works for her.
My youngest daughter is Amica- pronounced a-me-ca Sophia. She loves having a unique name. Her name works for her because she is one who is meant to stand out. Kids never seem to think her name is strange. It is there parents who do a double take when they first hear her name. Amica use to get upset when people would misprounce her name. Now she just rolls her eyes, shakes her head, and gently corrects them.
January 13, 2013 at 2:08 AM
My friend named her daughter Itsa-Marie and her son Nanito. I could not believe it when i heard her daughter's name.
Another friend of mine, Brenda, has a sister named Alice so she named her first born Brendalice!
by AnonymousJanuary 13, 2013 at 5:40 AMEverything, when many can't even pronounce the names any longer.
what's dumb about giving your child a name that a dozen other kids in their grade don't have.
Yes, but they are both dumb.
Eh, there's a differnce in unique and just stupid.