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Old 11-12-2017, 12:55 PM   #16
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I know the "Placenta" story has attained urban apocrypha status, but this guy was pretty straight up, he *was* a doctor, and he told me the story while he was on the bench at a hockey game he was playing in (men's huff and puff league for which I was the videographer), so I believe him.
My ex sister in law had a receptionist named Pleasenta. Legit.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:48 AM   #17
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I keep coming across medication names. Lil Pete had two in pre-school based on allergy meds. Alegra? I think.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #18
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:02 PM   #19
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Adalimumab, get your behine in heah!
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:44 PM   #20
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Medications for names...

I used to know a guy with a dog named 'Rorer 714'. Carved into his leather collar.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:07 PM   #21
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Lil Pete had two in pre-school based on allergy meds. Alegra? I think.
To be fair, Allegra was a female Italian name before it was a prescription medication. Fexofenadine/Allegra was released in 1996, though, so the parents probably still should have known better.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:51 PM   #22
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My poor daughter has the middle name Amazon. She was born in 1997 when the big online company was an unheard-of 2yo fledgling of a company. Now no-one knows of cares about the fabulous strength and beauty that should be conjured b the name... they just think smiley box of goodies and why would you name your kid.....

I have a friend who named her kid Nemo just a couple of years before the movie.

And Thor was named in 2001 but people still think it's after the "movie character"
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:54 PM   #23
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My journalist friend (who really did encounter a "Placenta" -no urban myth) also encountered a couple of Cliniques. Even if you hadn't heard of the Make-up brand, what would you be thinking? There's probably a Laboratoire somewhere.....


....oh I once thought I heard a mom call her girl Latrine, but I was never able to ascertain if that was her name or I misheard I'd forgotten about that. I'm sure I must have misheard.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:56 AM   #24
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Probably LaTrina. I've met two.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:33 AM   #25
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To be fair, Allegra was a female Italian name before it was a prescription medication. Fexofenadine/Allegra was released in 1996, though, so the parents probably still should have known better.
Ah, they should have gotten a pass, these kids would have been born in '94. One of them couldn't make "L" sounds yet which was very cute but reinforced the allergy med idea.

I named a kid Fiona before Mike Meyers named Shrek's lady friend.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:31 PM   #26
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I still associate that name more with Fiona Apple than Shrek, myself.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:00 PM   #27
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The name Fiona is just Fiona for me no cultural associations - just a semi-common name.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:21 PM   #28
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Fiona is Fiona from my office. A tough old broad of an Irish woman who I worked with about 20 years ago. I don't even know her last name. She was just Fiona to everyone.

She smoked like a chimney and died long ago. I liked her. She was a good egg.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:50 PM   #29
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My poor daughter has the middle name Amazon. She was born in 1997 when the big online company was an unheard-of 2yo fledgling of a company. Now no-one knows of cares about the fabulous strength and beauty that should be conjured b the name... they just think smiley box of goodies and why would you name your kid.....
Unless it'll get her a VP job at Amazon, she could change it to Hippolyta, Antiope, or Thessalia.

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:57 PM   #30
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But just TRY to change an ordinary boy name to an ordinary girl name in Texas!

You'd think I was burning flags AND Bibles on the courthouse steps! Gonna have to hire a lawyer and shop for a judge. Sheesh!
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