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gotch
..just having my say...
10:43 AM on 05/28/2012
Some of these kids strangely named will have a hard time in the future.

What were these parents/"adults" thinking?
09:19 PM on 05/28/2012
Hate to point out the obvious ,but they weren't.
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LonelyLiberalinOk
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03:22 PM on 05/30/2012
some of them may not have been adults... lol
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leftneckgirl
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04:13 PM on 05/27/2012
When I was pregnant with my first son, as a joke, I posted on babycenter.com that I wanted a tough name and was going to name him Butcher Machine Gun. That got some interesting responses. :D
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kristiemaureen
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01:29 PM on 05/27/2012
Remembrance, Freedom, and Increase (a girl) - no, not modern "weird names" created by a teen mom as some on this board have possited, but names from within my own family tree that date back to the 1600s in Massachusettes. (Freedom, incidentally, is also an ancestor of two US Presidents and a great film actor). Also in the tree are great names like Mahala, Clementine Tennessee, Missouri, and Pagan Payne (that one from the 1000s).

If you dig into your own family trees you'll probably find some "weird", "odd", or "unusual" names as well. It's not actually icky - it's somewhat of an American tradition. Each child is unique, living in a nation supposedly founded on individuality and breaking down Old World ways - unique names are just a part of that and have historically been so. And the old wisdom of giving your child a name that might look good on a ballot no longer applies either - we have a President named Barack.
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10:44 AM on 05/28/2012
There is a cyclical nature to naming, and yes, some names do just drop off. You have to wonder if that cycle will change given how fast information flows now.

The other odd thing is names that were formerly male becoming girls names: Ashley, Lindsey, Madison, Mackenzie (all girls names that were originally boys names). I don't know of any cases where they go the other way (girls -> boys).
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12:55 AM on 06/03/2012
That's because once a name becomes more of a "girl" name, the boy parents won't use it anymore - they don't want to give their son a name that might be perceived as feminine. I know parents who purposely chose these Anglo-Saxon last names for their daughters in the hope they would grow up strong and independent and their names would not look "girly" on a resume. However, what they don't realize is by the time their girls are grown these names will be considered "girly".
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Jean Anne
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05:56 AM on 05/27/2012
Getting ready to go watch my daughter have my grandson named Bryson! I am so happy! May 27
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douttfire
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02:17 PM on 07/13/2012
Congratulations! I was there for the birth of my granddaughter on March 27! Totally different experience when you're not the one in the driver's seat!
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Jean Anne
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06:00 PM on 07/13/2012
It sure is!
11:56 PM on 05/26/2012
On the liquor names, my son has a friend whose middle name is Tanqueray after the gin. Fortunately, he was given a normal first name.
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01:52 PM on 05/27/2012
He'll marry as Tangerynn
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Kimiko Austin-Rijs
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04:13 AM on 05/30/2012
Tanqueray, is actually a french last name and has been longer than it has been a gin.
11:18 PM on 05/26/2012
The name "Moo" is most likely pronounced,'Moah," like the boy's name , "Noah," " Mow-ah" like in how- ah or, "Moe ah"with a long o sound ...... In Asian languages , the double oo's is not pronounced "ooh" like in the English language.Each o would be pronounced separately , and the first o might be pronounced differently than the second o ....Making the name , " Moo" "Moe -wah" , or "Mow -wah " which may be an unusual name here in the U.S., but really sounds nice as a girl's name ....There are alot of American girls' names that are stranger sounding..., " Moah," like Noah, is a very pretty Asian name for a girl. It is spelled , " Moo," because each vowel is pronounced separately, and it is not the ooh sound as in English. Like the symbol for g in Korean ... there are rules where the first g in the sentence may be pronounced as a half g half k sound , and the second symbol for g in the sentence may be pronounced as the k sound...You might pronounce the beautiful Korean boy's name , " DAESUNG," with the sung at the end , but it's actually pronounced " Daeson" like Jayson...
10:04 AM on 05/28/2012
Without seeing the hangul of the man's name, it's hard to know but Moo would be better made into Mu. And it is pretty damn close to the long U or OO (ㅜ )sound so you are wrong at least on the Korean language part of that. It could be Mu-ah (무아) or something else as given names tend to be two parters in Korean, but the oo sound does exist in at least Korean. And there IS an -ng (ㅇ) sound there, but it is very subtle. Otherwise they'd just use the (ㄴ) letter. The key is where your tongue is when saying the letter.
10:06 AM on 05/28/2012
Also they don't use the same vowel and have it take on different sounds. They use a totally different vowel letter then. So the idea that one of the 0s in Moo will sound different than the other is silly.
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Joni Halvorson
Bonne chance.
10:29 PM on 05/26/2012
Comfort - - actually a name in colonial times.... got it in the tree - but none on this year's vine. I thought I'd be informational this eve.
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01:54 PM on 05/27/2012
Um.. not different than Felicity , Charity, Verity or Prudence. Those are very real names. I come across ppl with those names. I work with a girl named Constance which is also an odd name. some people call Tempérance.
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LonelyLiberalinOk
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03:25 PM on 05/30/2012
A lot of the names you listed are actually very old traditional names... like Constance and Felicity... and Temperance... I wouldn't consider those odd.
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LFox6
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10:27 PM on 05/26/2012
Ran across a girl's name in my work, I could not believe anyone would name their child that:

Latrina

Poor thing...
11:31 PM on 05/26/2012
Isn't that a name in Robin Hood: Men in tights?
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RButler
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12:30 AM on 05/27/2012
It sounds so, so .....French.
05:42 PM on 05/26/2012
My Korean ex-husband had a male friend whose first name was "Moo." And another whose middle name was "Bum." I'm going to assume the poor little girl who ended up with that name was not the child of American-born parents.
11:59 PM on 05/26/2012
Moo is most likely pronounced, " Moah," like the boys name , " Noah, ", or "Mow ah," like in how,. Asian's don't have the double ooh sound. they use symbols , characters... and when these symbols are translated into abc's , each letter, side by side gets its own sound which would make, " Moo," sound like , " Moah," noah, or 'Mow ah," like now , not Moo....Either "Moah," or " Mowah," is a pretty Asian girl's name.... smile...Koreans , Chinese, Japanese, thai all have different languages and would probably still not pronounc it moo... I know the korean symbols which make Moo as you say it , but the different korean symbols that Koreans would pronounce as ,"Moah," or "Mowaa", would probably translate as Moo too..in English..Some Asian boy's names are very cute, and sound like Daeson, Taeson,Tayen, Taychun. Tayshan , but are actually spelled with an ,"ng," ending, Daesung is pronounced , " Daeson."
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Killermolls44
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04:13 AM on 05/27/2012
A kid from China was in a class with me in high school, his name was Way Way (not sure if thats how its spelled, but that's how its pronounced)
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07:10 AM on 05/28/2012
Probably WeiWei. Repeat-syllable names are pretty common here. Usually they are nicknames, variations on the given name. Repeats are a pretty common feature of putonghua (spoken Mandarin) as it is, so you frequently hear things like "kan-kan" (means 'look-look', something a vendor would say to you in the market, as in 'come look what I have on offer') or "ting-ting" (literally means 'listen-listen' but you might say it to a taxi driver to indicate you have reached your destination, like 'hey listen up, we're here.')

There you go, free mini-Mandarin lesson for you today, lol.
05:16 PM on 05/26/2012
We all know that Godswill will be tormented with the nickname God's Swill in school, right?
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03:24 PM on 05/26/2012
I new a guy whose parents named him Dick, the only problem was his last name was the same as a basic color, and so on his reports cards it would read backwards.....
02:50 PM on 05/26/2012
I knew a brother and a sister that were named Rusty (the boy) and Penny (the girl), which, as names are fine, but because their last name was Nichols, it always gave me a chuckle.
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01:55 PM on 05/27/2012
You done "outed" them.. ur not a good friend lol!
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Kimiko Austin-Rijs
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04:21 AM on 05/30/2012
Meany! LOL! Seriously those are not so bad though.
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Namechange
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
01:25 PM on 05/26/2012
There are so many very young girls having babies these days. I don't doubt that half of these babies were named by 15 year old girls. Nothing against teen moms, I was one myself. Married at 18 & had our first child at 19. I didn't name my daughter an absurd name though. I just wish people would think more about their children's future. Especially with how horrible the bullying is these days, kids already have it hard enough in school. Why not add to it & slap a name on them like Dearria & Penisimani?! AND Can you imagine the CORNY pick up lines these little girls will face when they're all grown up?!
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Opus Fideo
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12:15 PM on 05/26/2012
You know how names should work? Your parents give you a temporary name and when you are 13-5 you get the opportunity to decide if you want to stay with it or change it to something else.
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ramp613
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03:01 PM on 05/26/2012
I changed mine at about age 8. Switched to my middle name.
04:23 PM on 05/26/2012
I dunno, at 13 I think I would have picked something I`d now consider weird at 50. I think that`s part of the problem with most of the above names, wonder how many were chosen by young parents.
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Opus Fideo
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08:43 PM on 05/26/2012
so maybe you could change it again at 50. pick a golden years name ;)
WishfulThinkingRulesAll
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12:00 PM on 05/26/2012
Dude, some of these names are AWESOME. I think I am going to name my kid Governor.


On the other hand, someone named their kid 'Moo'? WTH? Has child protective services taken them away?
11:58 PM on 05/26/2012
Even better, Governator