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#41 Posted on 11.1.06 1110.07
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We had a couple of brothers in my school system who allegedly had normal sounding names, but officially in the school records went by their nicknames, Pud Luthy and Fuzz Luthy.

This was the same school system where the high school music director was Mr. Mann and the librarian was Ms. Lady.
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#42 Posted on 11.1.06 1912.26
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    Originally posted by Dahak
    10 years ago I was a store manager at a McD's. A new girl started that everyone from her HS called Mel. Most of the kids thought her name was Melanie but since I had hired her and did payroll I knew her name was Melody.
    Now Melody seems like a good name right? Well, during the summer her older sister (who was at college) worked there. Her name was HARMONY. Their parents named their kids Harmony and Melody like the really bad 70's song.


I went to elementary school with a Harmony and Melody. They were born in 1975 and 1977, so I guess it worked for being children of the 1970s.

I went to HS with a Phuc Ngo. Roll call in homeroom on the first day of school was always fun.

"Is there a "Puck Na-go" here?"
In a thick vietnamese accent: "No, no, dat Fuck no!"
"Excuse me?"
"I Fuck No!"
"Alrighty."


Also, my bi-racial friend had an East Indian father. His name was George George.


(edited by Zeruel on 11.1.06 2014)
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#43 Posted on 12.1.06 0020.44
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Most of the awful names I know are fairly unique. They also belong to family members, and I don't want to take the risk of having them Google themselves.

My grandmother had an uncle named Hilarius, which IS pretty funny if you think of it.

Anything intentionally misspelled really grates on me. I also don't like giving kids nicknames - if you want your son to be Chris, name him Christopher and CALL him Chris. That kind of thing.

(The spellchecker likes Hilarius but not Google?)
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#44 Posted on 12.1.06 0053.57
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When Jurassic Park first came out and was a huge hit, a woman made the papers for naming her son "T-Rex" in honor of the movie.

Check and mate.


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#45 Posted on 12.1.06 0056.06
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    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    When Jurassic Park first came out and was a huge hit, a woman made the papers for naming her son "T-Rex" in honor of the movie.

    Check and mate.


    Tribal Prophet


I'll play your game, you knave.

At least she had an excuse. I really don't want to know WHY this man is named R-Kal Truluck. (nfl.com)
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#46 Posted on 12.1.06 0128.19
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    Originally posted by KJames199
    Anything intentionally misspelled really grates on me. I also don't like giving kids nicknames - if you want your son to be Chris, name him Christopher and CALL him Chris. That kind of thing.


Oh I am so totally with you on that.

My friend and his wife had a little girl, and they told everyone that they were going to name her Elizabeth so that they could call her "Lizzie" for the rest of their lives. Had another friend and his wife name their daughter Abigail so that they could call her "Abby" till the day they die.

If you don't feel that Lizzie or Abby is good enough to put on a birth certificate, then don't f*cking call her that.
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#47 Posted on 12.1.06 0814.06
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    If you don't feel that Lizzie or Abby is good enough to put on a birth certificate, then don't f*cking call her that.


I'm on both sides of the fence on this, I guess, because we settled on IJ's name based somewhat on her nickname potential. PLUS, there is no better parental shortcut for "Stop doing that now and I mean RIGHT NOW" than calling a kid that goes by a nickname their proper name.

OTOH, IJ goes to gymnastics and there are Lexies and Libbies and a couple of others that I do shake my head about.

EDIT: On topic, Milton Bradley? Come ON.

(edited by JayJayDean on 12.1.06 0616)
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#48 Posted on 12.1.06 0829.37
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    EDIT: On topic, Milton Bradley? Come ON.


Oh, I know the Parker Brothers. And that's how they wish to be known, as well.

I also know a guy named Howard Johnson and he has red hair, just like the roofs of the hotels. He used to play baseball, so some of you may have heard of him.

And I forgot - this reminded me - I know a guy who's first name is something - Like Cloustau or something - and everyone knows him as Clue.
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#49 Posted on 12.1.06 1057.47
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    Oh I am so totally with you on that.

    My friend and his wife had a little girl, and they told everyone that they were going to name her Elizabeth so that they could call her "Lizzie" for the rest of their lives. Had another friend and his wife name their daughter Abigail so that they could call her "Abby" till the day they die.

    If you don't feel that Lizzie or Abby is good enough to put on a birth certificate, then don't f*cking call her that.


I think I wasn't clear in my original post, because I'm arguing against what you seem to be in favour of. I'm a fan of giving people "full" versions of names. If I wanted to name my son Chris, I would give him the name of Christopher. That kind of thing. Re-reading what I wrote, I can see how that wasn't really clear. I was sleepy. Still am, so this might not make any sense either.
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#50 Posted on 12.1.06 1602.36
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So...because I am named Michael and go by Mike, that is a bad thing?

Heck my first name is James.
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#51 Posted on 12.1.06 1619.28
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    Originally posted by britishiles
    So...because I am named Michael and go by Mike, that is a bad thing?


I would argue it's better to have Michael on your birth certificate than Mike, even if you go by Mike.

    Originally posted by britishiles again
    Heck my first name is James.


An excellent choice. And James Michael? Just like my dad.
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#52 Posted on 13.1.06 0317.08
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My dad's full name is Chris Coburn. No middle name, no full Christopher (which is my middle name, simply because Joshua Chris didn't have a good ring to it.) My uncle's full name is Kelly Coburn. Considering my Grandma named her second daughter from a previous marriage Maime Sue, I think they potentially got off well. (This is the North Carolina/Maine side of the family.)
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#53 Posted on 13.1.06 1454.41
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Okay, exactly HOW MANY Lemonjellos and Oranjellos (pronounced or-AHN-juh-lo and le-MAHN-juh-lo) are there out there?? I know there were a pair of them that are about 5 years younger than me that went to elementary school in my hometown, but I always hear about them in the most random places. Are there really multiple pairs?

Back on topic though:

Georgia Tech football player named I-Perfection Harris. Never actually suited up as far as I know.

Real estate agents Gaye Males and Gay Horney (posted earlier on The-W).

I've gone to school with a Shitowa and a Shithead.

I also know a Hung B. Dung.

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#54 Posted on 13.1.06 1542.54
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Yeah...its James Michael. I am the 5th generation of James in my family and we all have different middle names. My parents decided that I would be called by my middle name to avoid confusion. And it can get confusing when my grandma refers to my grandpa AND my dad as Jimmy (which my dad hates).

The weird thing is that it is a tradition in my dad's family to name your first son James and yet my dad wanted to name me Brian. But Mom filled out the birth certificate while he was gone and put James. I just found that out about 5 years ago (I am 36 now).
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#55 Posted on 14.1.06 1757.12
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My mom named my younger sister "April Delite". I guess I never thought about it and never considered it really weird because I grew up with it. The rest of us, me and my older brother and older sister all have "normal" names, so I don't know why mom and dad did this. I mean April isn't too bad, but I guess Delite is slightly unusual.

April is still better than the french "Avril" too....I my opinion at least. And no, my sister didn't turn out to be a stripper or anything near that. Actually, she is one of my more sane and nicer relatives and I don't mind being with her. Unlike some of my cousins.

Mom may have started something though because April named her little girl "Amber Delite".

EDIT: And about that nickname thing. April becomes "Ape" quite easily!

(edited by tricia on 15.1.06 1741)
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#56 Posted on 16.1.06 0914.22
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    Originally posted by StingArmy
    Okay, exactly HOW MANY Lemonjellos and Oranjellos (pronounced or-AHN-juh-lo and le-MAHN-juh-lo) are there out there?? I know there were a pair of them that are about 5 years younger than me that went to elementary school in my hometown, but I always hear about them in the most random places. Are there really multiple pairs?

    Back on topic though:

    Georgia Tech football player named I-Perfection Harris. Never actually suited up as far as I know.

    Real estate agents Gaye Males and Gay Horney (posted earlier on The-W).

    I've gone to school with a Shitowa and a Shithead.

    I also know a Hung B. Dung.

    - StingArmy


Yeah...this is weird. There are actually a Lemonjello and Oranjello near my hometown in Oklahoma. CONSPIRACY CONSPIRACY
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#57 Posted on 16.1.06 0925.39
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    Originally posted by StingArmy
    Okay, exactly HOW MANY Lemonjellos and Oranjellos (pronounced or-AHN-juh-lo and le-MAHN-juh-lo) are there out there??


I went to college with a guy named Oranjello. Allegedly he also knew a Lemonjello at his high school. Either these guys travel around alot or these names are way more common than we might think...
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#58 Posted on 16.1.06 1454.27
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I played basketball with a kid named Sterling Silver.... He had a younger brother named Stephen. Parents must've figured out how horribly they scarred their first born...

(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 16.1.06 1554)
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#59 Posted on 21.1.06 2009.13
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Vlad for girl, Rebecca for a boy
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#60 Posted on 26.1.06 0754.39
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I knew a couple named Kevin & Jackie. She was named Kevin and he was named Jackie.

I also know a couple named John & Johnnie.
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