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Biskit 11 Oct 05 - 07:23 PM
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Seiri Omaar 11 Oct 05 - 03:39 PM
MARINER 11 Oct 05 - 11:02 AM
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Snuffy 11 Oct 05 - 09:16 AM
Mooh 11 Oct 05 - 09:06 AM
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Seiri Omaar 10 Oct 05 - 11:30 PM
Liz the Squeak 09 Oct 05 - 04:00 AM
hilda fish 09 Oct 05 - 03:32 AM
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Charmion 08 Oct 05 - 02:45 PM
Dave Hanson 08 Oct 05 - 10:49 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Biskit
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 07:23 PM

My Daughter named my Grandson, (Jayzen)
I said; What were you doing smokin' the Ganja and thinking of Baby names, and you suddenly became one with your Doobie (Jay-Zen)??!!?
I guess it served us right for telling her we were originally going to name her Wheatstraw, Ha!
Peace! Through Understanding
~Biskit~


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 07:13 PM

Last year down in Swindon I thought I heard a rare christian name.

A young mother said to her child "Yor not gettin any sweets Ivor".

My daughter whispered when she saw me look round "It's 'You are not getting any sweets either'."

You have to know the accent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 03:39 PM

Use is weelcum ther, chile.
I feel an utterly disturbing shudder going down my spine...

Callista- "most beautiful", Greek source. Taken from Behind the Name .

Cheers, Seiri.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: MARINER
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 11:02 AM

Eric the red, unfortunately the English are not the only ones to destroy the name Caitlín. Thanks to Australian soaps there are hundreds of "Katlynns" in Ireland now as well. It irks me that those thickos are not even aware of the proper pronounciation, but such is the influence of day time television on dull unimaginative people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: MARINER
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 10:52 AM

Jeeze Hilda Fish, Just what were you (and your extanded family) smoking at the time.?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 09:16 AM

Probably from Callista Flockhart (Ali McBeale), but as to where she got it from....


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Mooh
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 09:06 AM

Use is weelcum ther, chile. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 05 - 08:15 AM

where did Kallista come from, I have three in my class ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 10 Oct 05 - 11:30 PM


Poly Esther was one name my wife wouldn't allow for our daughters.

Thank you VERY much, Dad.




Actually, I should probably be thanking my mother...


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 04:00 AM

100!!


I have a lot of old names copied from Parish Registers... you think names NOW are weird.. just go look at some of the Old Testament!

Sunecai Genteeli is one of my favourites....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: hilda fish
Date: 09 Oct 05 - 03:32 AM

One of my grandsons is named Jah-rel which was supermans dads name on Krypton. He is 3 years old and I don't even think of supermans dad because Jah-rel is jah-st adorable. His brother who is nearly 2 is named Elija-7 (number) and youngest little mans name is Zion (9 weeks old). My grand=daughters are Vashti, Amaliarose and Sienna while my great-neice is Kestrel, one great nephew Titan and the other Can-o while nephews are Jago Nylan while my youngest son is named Dance while the youngest daughter is Keeradenaan shortened to Kizzy. Oldest son was Cassima shortened to Cass. There are and were good reasons for naming each child and each child fitted into their name so that whatever its origins were (the name) became irrelevant as the children 'became' whoever. They are all great kids by the way. We have many more names - for eg my tribal name is MuraiTighara which everyone says is odd but 'hilda fish' is so NORMAL isn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 05 - 11:24 PM

I remember that about 40 years ago some idiot of an English soccer fan wanted to give his son
the names of all the players in his favourite team, but I don't know whether it actually
happened. The French used to allow only certain names to be registered on birth certificates
which surely must have caused as much confusion as fashionable names like 'Kylie.'


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Oct 05 - 02:48 PM

We named our daughter Caitlin (with fada on birth cert...) mostly call her Kate...knows she is in TRUBBLE when we call her 'Caithleen'!!! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Charmion
Date: 08 Oct 05 - 02:45 PM

Ah Peter T! -- that depends on the edition you have. My family's source was a leather-bound Victorian tome called "Knight's Shakspere" in which the naming variations started on the title page and just kept on coming.

I believe they chose the -on variant in the hope of avoiding confusion with the odious Charmaine. It didn't work; people typically don't read names (they glance and assume) or pay attention when their owners demonstrate how they are pronounced.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 08 Oct 05 - 10:49 AM

The one that really annoys me is thick parents who give their daughter the beautiful Irish name ' Caitlin ' and pronounce it ' Katelynn ' but as someone pointed out earlier theEnglish are prone to do this.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Peter T.
Date: 08 Oct 05 - 02:26 AM

Isn't Charmian in Shakespeare spelled Charmian? ("Ah soldier!")

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Charmion
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 10:34 AM

My parents gave me two perfectly fine upper-class English names: Philippa (after my father, Philip) and Charmion (after a character in Shakespeare). Alas, we lived in a village on the Rideau River some 20 miles upstream of Ottawa, in an area dominated by Irish and Dutch dairy farmers who never read Shakespeare, but are very familiar with pop songs and the brand names of toilet paper.

For close to 30 years, I have spent the first ten minutes with every new acquaintance teaching him or her how to pronounce my name and stating that, no, I am not particularly charming. Distressingly often, I have to inform people that I am not at all amused when they try to squeeze me (see reference to toilet paper above). As a child, I desperately wanted to be named Carol or Debbie or Marilyn like all the other girls in my class, but I grew out of that stage during my seven years in the armed forces, when everyone called me Charlie and I let them because you just don't argue with your sergeant. At university, I dug my heels in on the name issue, and insisting is now a habit.

Although I wonder why it is so difficult for those who can't spell out my first name not to use my family name. How hard can it be to call out "Mrs Thomas" across the crowded waiting room, instead of feebly stumbling out, "Shah -- shah -- shah -- Charmane?" (No, my name is not Charmaine. "Charmion" has only one "a" in it, and you say it just the way it looks, in English ...)

After so many years of asserting my identity against all comers, I can honestly say that the struggle has probably done much to make me the formidable person people keep telling me I am!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Peter T.
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 10:21 AM

I always thought Mxyzptlk was pronounced Mix-yez-PUT-lik, the accent on the penultimate consonant cluster.

That is interesting about Alura.

What always interested me about Supergirl was the fact that she had such a short skirt, and no tights. Didn't she have a supercat (no wonder Marvel comics were such a relief!!!)

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Mooh
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 08:48 AM

Poly Esther was one name my wife wouldn't allow for our daughters. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: number 6
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 12:22 AM

Good one Mooh.

One of my sisters was married to a French Canadian guy whose last name was Leduc ... when she was pregnant with their first child I suggested they name it (if it was a boy) Donald.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: LadyJean
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 12:13 AM

Grandaddy was born in 1880. He was a fraternal twin, and apparently it was something of an event in his neighborhood. A few days later, one of his aunts went to a church bazaar, and they had a booth with a sign, 2cents to see the McCallister twins. Inside were two dolls labeled Edgar and Edna. The aunt went home and told the rest of the family, who agreed that Edgar was the perfect name for their son. Up until then he'd been called Edbert.

Now, Grandma's family didn't want her to be called Lizzie. Which is why instead of naming her Elizabeth they named her Bessie Irene. She will probably haunt me tonight for making that name public knowledge.
I was named for our father's mother. When my sister came along, mother actually did ask grandma if she'd like the baby to be named for her. Grandma said "No, it's a cow's name."
Victorians seem to have had a great fondness for godawful names. So my grandparents didn't suffer alone, and they didn't suffer much. They did very well in fact. Grandaddy was a very successful patent attorney. Of course I don't know what he'd have done if he'd been named Edbert.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Mooh
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 09:29 PM

Never had a son, but if I had he'd be named Maurice Ronald, Moron for short. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 08:57 PM

Re Nigel's post above:



As to his adoption of the name 'Dylan' after Dylan Thomas, the welsh pronunciation is 'Dullun'.

I guess he either wasn't aware of this fact, or if he did; in probability wouldn't have felt 'Bob Dullun' had quite the same sort of ring to it!

e.g.


Bob Dull 'un!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 08:43 PM

Some doozies that have crossed my path recently:

Jorja (what's wrong with Georgia?)

Chaianne (suppose they mean Cheyenne)

Kersandra (she will go through life correcting people who spell it Cassandra)

I agree that some parents should be shot for child abuse!

Cheers
JennieG.........who answers to Jennifer Grace, or Jennie, but NEVER Jenny!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 07:55 PM

In response to a query above, Mr Mxyzptlk would not appear in a Kryptonian dictionary as he was not Kryptonian. But, some time during the fifties or sixties the question of pronunciation of his name was raised in the letter pages of "Superman". The answer given (as far as I recall) was "Mix-yez-puttle-Ik"

Nigel (sad, or what!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 05:29 PM

When My Uncle was a lad, there were a couple of girls at school by the name of Kyzia Crump & Eva Onions (oh don't get me on the subject of ONIONS........)

And in the book of "Real names of Real People" is Mr Lear of Lear Jet fame. He called his daughter Shanda. It's in the book so it must be true.

Anyway what's all this about surnames as christian names - it was the custom in many families to give their sons' middle name that of their mother's maiden surname. And that is true of my generation. All one of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 05:03 PM

LOL, Don!

Of course, NPR's "Car Talk" listeners are familiar with their staff members, including leader of their single mothers support group Erazmus B. Dragon, statistician Marge N. Overa, customer complaint representative Haywood J. Buzzoff, and the law firm that used to represent the Three Stooges, Dewey Cheatham and Howe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Don Firth
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 04:34 PM

There were a couple of musicians who met while playing in the same symphony orchestra (woodwind section), married, and eventually had a baby girl. They named her Clare Annette. It wasn't until some time later that they realized what they'd done to the kid.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 04:19 PM

One of my relatives works in the Office of population & surveys.

They keep a list of weird names there.

These are REAL names

Lottie Liquorice

Alexander Nobuga-Cares

Sammi Sunshine

David Dilemma

Isabella Bell

Annie Struggles

Peter C. Fearns opted for Hermione Bayleaf after gender reasignment

Ha Ha Woof Woof (Checked by head of department - client said everyone treated him like a dog so he wanted an appropriate name.)

Bentley Kneebone.

Nellie Knock

Minnie Mustard

Willie Knocker

Osprey Willow Rainbow Beetlestone Mortis

Anettte Curtain

Mr & Mrs SImple called their twins Rimple & Dimple.

Lizzie Longbones

Sunshine Purple Velvet Frost

But why oh why did Mr & Mrs Pipe call there poor son DUANE!

.....Fullerton


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Don Firth
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 03:51 PM

Alura.

Back in the late Thirties, in the comic strip "Buck Rogers," there was a fairly long sequence in which Buck and Col. Wilma Deering didn't appear. It followed the adventures of Wilma Deering's teen-age niece and nephew (both human, Earth-born kids), who managed to get themselves stranded on Mars. Their long-range goal was to somehow get back to Earth, but their immediate goal was to stay out of the clutches of the dreaded Martian Tiger-men who were hunting them. The nephew's name was "Buddy Deering" and his sister's name was "Alura."

During the late Fifties, I had an excellent classic guitar teacher named Edward (Bud) Hern. I don't know what his wife's maiden name was, but her first name was Fern. Love overlooks many things.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Jeanie
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 01:36 PM

It's not only the names themselves that intrigue me, but the way in which the pronunciation of some of these trendy names can be so very different from their spelling - a perilous trap for unwary teachers to fall into. Here are a couple from my current registers: Jourdain (a boy) and prononouced "Jordan" [I suppose the Frenchification is to try and make him more sophisticated, but the parents don't carry it through with the pronunciation]. The perfectly good name "Aaron" now seems to becoming pronounced "Arran" (as in sweater), rather than conventionally as "Air-on". I am now wise to this, having been the target of several indignant "Arrans" when I said their name wrongly.

Has anyone else come across a Devon ? I had assumed that the young lad I was teaching last year was named as the result of parental passion in Paignton......until someone put me right about the footballer (I think it was a footballer) called Devon. Now - why is HE called Devon ?

New up-and-coming names, it would appear from my registers, are: Tabitha and Archie. I have two of each.

The other name trend which bugs me is the idea of double-barrelled surnames being created from the husband's surname and wife's maiden name. The offspring started to be born in the 80s and 90s. What's going to happen, though, soon, is that all those Emma Ruggles-Johnsons will marry the Joshua Burgess-Wetherstones and the nation's telphone directories will have to double in thickness if they continue with a quadruple-barrelled trend. Totally nuts !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Wesley S
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 01:33 PM

I met a guy named Harry Dyke once. He didn't want to use his full name of Harold. Nope - Harry.

And my brother went to school with a girl named Twinkle Starr.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Pseudolus
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 12:53 PM

I agree that kids can be cruel and they may find something to make fun of but why give them a bull's eye? When the Twins were born I could have taken the chance that the name shithead would eventually become accepted but luckily for the boys we didn't. HA! Luckily we went with Spiderman and the Green Hornet....yep, those'll work.

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 10:49 AM

My aunt taught a girl named Mhari... and the parents made it up!
I had "Mairi's Wedding" running through my head all day after that one..

Cheers, Seiri.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 10:33 AM

A kindergarten student who enrolled in the school where I taught had the name Pajama (pag' a ma). It seems that when she was born her mother asked for a dictionary, opened it, and selected a name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 10:00 AM

Im Catherine jayne but it's shortened to Khatt (pronounced Cat) although my parents call me CJ for short. My friends have called me Cat for such a long time I can't even remember the start of it but when I got to university there were a lot of people called kat or Cat so I changed the spelling and it has stuck!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 04:27 AM

A couple I knew had the surname 'Allwright'. They were considering the name 'Hugh', for their son, until it was pointed out to them that the hapless child would be haunted by a particular question for the rest of his life.

My other favourite naming story is of an American couple who, at the height of the space-race, named their child 'Module'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Joybell
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:42 PM

I already had a Hippie name before Hippies arrived. The way probably hasn't been so smooth for the girls named Gay though. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: number 6
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:28 PM

They all should be assigned numbers, not names!

Hey wait ... !!

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:27 PM

I think "Alura" is a beautiful name. Is it just me or do the Krypton names sound very middle eastern ala El Al Airlines?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: John Hardly
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:18 PM

Does that Kryton dictionary have a pronounication guide for "Mxyzptlk"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Peter T.
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 05:01 PM

Well, of course the Internet has everything -- this is the site for the Krypton Dictionary --

http://theages.superman.ws/Krypton/glossary.php

Kara's mother was Alura. Alura Zor-El. Almost as good as Deja Thoris.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: LilyFestre
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 04:24 PM

At a local ice cream shoppe, there is a bulletin board that hangs outside the window where you can order ice cream. The board is covered with post-it notes....I wish you had pumpkin ice cream, I wish my friend would come back from Iraq, I wish school would never start, etc.

My favorite: I wish people wouldn't laugh when they hear my name. Sincerely, Phil McCracken

*G*

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 04:17 PM

Could also use Clark, LOL.

Another interesting link: 'Names' in Popular Culture
I personally wonder at the parents' sanity on some of these...

Cheers, Seiri.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 02:45 PM

Cage's kid could always use his middle name: Coppola:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST,Auggie
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 01:54 PM

As god is my witness I actually knew a bartender named Ken Alexander who named his daughter.. oh yes.. what else..Brandy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 01:09 PM

True enough. Being named Sarah, I do a lot of looking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: GUEST,John Gray in Oz
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 12:25 PM

So, a recent trend is to use surnames as first names. Well I must have been years ahead of the times when 25 years ago I named my boys Ryder, Cable & Slade. Not after famous people though. No, straight out of the biggest book of surnames around - the telephone directory. And with a mind on the Kyle thing, 25 people don't look around when their name is called. My sons know its them, and no-one else, that's being sought.

JG / FME


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 11:46 AM

Young lady named Merry Christmas was once elected Miss Merry Christmas at the junior high in my home town. I once new a guy named Harley Worken, and another named Phil A. Bottom.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Children's Names: Kal-el????
From: LilyFestre
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 10:51 AM

A close friend of mine recently had twins, a boy and a girl. She and the daddy spent months trying to decide on a name. Because my friend's name is a very common one, she wanted something decidedly different. The boy ended up with a somewhat more "normal" name while the girl has been named Salem Willow. Many folks have balked at this, but unless you know the parents, you will never understand why they chose that particular name...which actually suits the infant quite well. Sure...she'll get picked on, but kids are notorious for finding ways to pick on each other....unusual name or not. I think it's the parent's call...even though some of them are quite unusual, they must have had their reasons....right?!?! :)

Michelle


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