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Old 10-09-2010, 09:08 PM   #76
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There is a boy called Nemo at my son Thor's birthday party right now. We've known about Nemo for a while -he's a grade below Thor and was his "math buddy" last year and is now in his class. But tonight it got better. Nemo informed me his sister is called Rocket (Rocky) for short -he was the one who named her. I think that's an awesome name (not sure about the abbreviation...)
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:53 AM   #77
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I came across the name Shuwanugha (pronounced Schwanu) this year. It took me a semester to learn how to pronounce it correctly, but now it's one of my favourite names.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:14 PM   #78
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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.
Regarding multiple occurrences of a given name in a group...

When school began this year, SonofV, "E", found that in three of his classes, there were other students also named "E". In one class, there were three of them.

He and his friends have this cute habit. When they're playing HALO on Xbox, and a party starts, when then enter the party, they often say "Marco" as in "Marco!" "Polo!" indicating "I'm here!". In the third class described above, when SonofV was called, he was the third "E", being toward the end of the alphabet for surnames, and he replied "Marco!". The teacher looked up to see which face belonged to *this* "E" and carried on with the roll call.

As he left the class, he looked at the teacher's seating chart and where his name was on the diagram, he saw "E" and (Marco) in parenthesis. Now he's Marco.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:05 PM   #79
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I just learnt this the other day:

Back in the thirties, my g-mother & g-father were sitting at the kitchen table when my g-father said "Quick, give me a pencil!" She did, and he wrote a word across the newspaper he was reading, and announced "This is what we'll name our first son."

The word was 'Cosmorauder'. They didn't name their first son that.

She says she still has the newspaper.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #80
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I just learnt this the other day:

Back in the thirties, my g-mother & g-father were sitting at the kitchen table when my g-father said "Quick, give me a pencil!" She did, and he wrote a word across the newspaper he was reading, and announced "This is what we'll name our first son."

The word was 'Cosmorauder'. They didn't name their first son that.

She says she still has the newspaper.
Did they have a dog named g-spot?
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #81
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Did they have a dog named g-spot?
No, he was always pissing on something so they just called him g-whiz...



I came across this today:
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #82
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At my school, Harry and Alex(ander) are the most popular boys' names, followed closely by James and William.

Caitlin in various spellings (sorry, as a purist it still bugs me), Emily and Jessica for girls.

Am happy say the names I assigned to my never-to-be-born are not common. I know only one Ruby, no Dorothys, no Felix, Oscars or Theodores and no Rose/ Rosemary/ Rosalynns.

There is an Emilia known as Mimi though - which I think is delightful.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #83
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At my school, Harry and Alex(ander) are the most popular boys' names, followed closely by James and William.

Caitlin in various spellings (sorry, as a purist it still bugs me), Emily and Jessica for girls.

Am happy say the names I assigned to my never-to-be-born are not common. I know only one Ruby, no Dorothys, no Felix, Oscars or Theodores and no Rose/ Rosemary/ Rosalynns.

There is an Emilia known as Mimi though - which I think is delightful.
Two Theodores in Hector's class, one Felix, one Rosalyn! And a Ruby in Thor's. Several other Rubys in other places. No Dorothys, three Oscars back in UK. Rose is more popular among the moms.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:36 PM   #84
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A friend of ours says that there are two types of names for girls: Supreme Court Justice names and Stripper names. I'm sure I wrote about the somewhere. I vaguely remember monster saying her irl name is a borderline one.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #85
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I remember that, foot.

monster's irl name is one of my fave names!

Ugh, I think I have a pron name. I don't know.

Ran across a student's name today: Uniqua.

I'd kill my parents.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:14 PM   #86
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You're gonna see more of them in the coming years; that's the name of a character in a very popular children's show.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #87
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This thing? But, but...it's PINK! What is it, like Ghetto Barney?
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:19 PM   #88
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Shawnee, you do have a stripper's name IRL.
Do you know how embarrassing it is to send cards to Flappy Cunt at Christmas?

Monster - that's me pwned.
But only in the new world.
I'd have been okay here.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #89
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Flapping Cunt. That's my Native American name.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #90
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I knew it.
You're the new Billy Bass.
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