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Old 06-05-2010, 06:38 PM   #16
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I like interesting and unusual names. I think people need to be more creative. At camp this week, there were 5 boys named Alex and one girl -out of 100 kids. So when someone says something about "Alex", instead of immediately being able to picture the person and process the information, you had to ask which one. Two even had the same last name so we had to distinguish by grade.

If you create a new name, I think it's helpful if it's either already a word, or is something that's intuitive to spell, and something that isn't inapproriate like Vagina or Toiletbrush but beyond that, have fun! And maybe kid the kid a more normal middle name they can use if they treally don't like being unique.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #17
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #18
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I suspect you already know that isn't the real names of these folk!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/familyphoto.asp
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #19
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My name isn't all that unusual but my mother has hated it since I was little and refused to write it, even on school forms - especially with the 'h', she calls me "Ree". Most of my friends call me Annie.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:44 PM   #20
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I like Rhianne. Why were you named that if your mother hated it?
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #21
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It was a Grandmother's name, my Dad liked it.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #22
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poor naming protocol there, sorry. But i still like the name.

Both parents should totally love the name, imo ...and don't name a kid after a relative -let them be their own person!
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:07 AM   #23
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I suspect you already know that isn't the real names of these folk!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/familyphoto.asp
That's why the wink emoticon.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:46 PM   #24
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Riiiiiiight.




See, I don't believe you. That's why the eye-rolling emoticon.





And then spudcon fainted.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:12 PM   #25
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Maybe not weird, but...

Am I the only one who finds it annoying when somebody has two first names?

(John Johnson, Ron Paul, William Williamson, etc.)
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:25 PM   #26
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I work in a lumberyard there
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #27
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Hey Chode, is your first name Dave?
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:28 PM   #28
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Hey Chode, is your first name Dave?
No... that's an odd question.

My father's name, however, is "David." Does that help?
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:34 PM   #29
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oh yes, it helps a lot. So was mine. does that scare you?
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:39 PM   #30
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My dad was cursed with a terrible first name. So, his whole life even his parents called him by his nickname. That is what everyone who knows anything about him calls him.

Can you guess the nickname?
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