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PDilemma
05-02-2011, 04:20 AM
As a clinical nurse preceptor, I once had an orientee whose first name was Mary. As was the first name of her four sisters. Mary Catherine, Mary Jane, Mary Louise, Mary Margaret, Mary Irene. They all went to nursing school at the same catholic university. All their grades came to their parents house and addressed to Mary Jones. So there was no hiding any failing grades.
By the way their brother is named Dennis Jones. I am surprised he was not a Mark. Keeping with the M theme.

One family of my cousins have K as their firs initial. All Christmas cards came signed Aunt and Uncle's name and the 4Ks

I think the Marys you speak of may have been alums of my high school. If not, there are two families in these parts that did that!

minx
05-02-2011, 04:20 AM
This is one of those topics that gets me out of lurkdom. There's a whole message board out there (baby's named a bad bad thing) about baby names. I'll just say my one complaint and that is the bastardization of vowels. This is from my perspective of being a school volunteer working with kids who don't understand reading, and yes indeed, we work from a phonics based approach in reading recovery.

Two names in particular I'll use to illustrate: Koen and Kasen. They are pronounced Cohen like the nice jewish name, and Kay-sen, as in Jason with a K. Simple, eh, but when you take out an h and take out a y, the vowels change and some kid who is named "Kay-sen" does not understand why some people call him "Kah-sen" or why poor Koen is "Cone".

BaileyCatts
05-02-2011, 04:25 AM
Not sure if people have seen this. I was laughing so hard when I saw this the first time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCdmiZyyGjQ

Kooladria :rofl:

:rofl: OMG, the head bob and attitude those boys throw when saying those names had me in freaking tears!!!

Lucy25
05-02-2011, 03:47 PM
Most of the awful names I have heard already have been mentioned, but my niece has a classmate named AbbyGayle. Yes, the capital G is in the correct place here. Many years ago, in the same class, I taught a Meagan, Maeghan, Meghan, and a Megan. In that same class I had a Caitlyn, Katelyn, and a Kaitlin. Such a bizarre situation for one class period

PDilemma
05-02-2011, 04:01 PM
Most of the awful names I have heard already have been mentioned, but my niece has a classmate named AbbyGayle. Yes, the capital G is in the correct place here. Many years ago, in the same class, I taught a Meagan, Maeghan, Meghan, and a Megan. In that same class I had a Caitlyn, Katelyn, and a Kaitlin. Such a bizarre situation for one class period

I had Michaela, McKayla and Mickaila in one class period last year. Then they would get upset if I failed to spell their names right.

Vagabond
05-02-2011, 04:39 PM
I had Michaela, McKayla and Mickaila in one class period last year. Then they would get upset if I failed to spell their names right.

Dare one say that their parents failed to spell their names right? :shuffle:

PDilemma
05-02-2011, 04:42 PM
Dare one say that their parents failed to spell their names right? :shuffle:

There's a lot of things a teacher dare not say...

Habs
05-02-2011, 06:06 PM
I went to school with a girl named Treasure Isles.

I also knew girls named Kortni, Rybekkah and Emmaleigh. What is wrong with parents?!

PRlady
05-02-2011, 06:17 PM
My graduating class at the little Hebrew day school, circa 1973:

2 Esthers
2 Rachels
1 Yael
1 Sheera
1 Ruth
1 Naomi
2 Hannahs
2 Deborahs
3 Davids
2 Michaels
2 Jonathans
1 Seth
2 Samuels

and so on. No wonder I'm flummoxed by these modern names!

my little pony
05-02-2011, 06:18 PM
I went to school with a girl named Treasure Isles.



was it some sort of a porn training school? :P

susan6
05-02-2011, 06:52 PM
My graduating class at the little Hebrew day school, circa 1973:

2 Esthers
2 Rachels
1 Yael
1 Sheera
1 Ruth
1 Naomi
2 Hannahs
2 Deborahs
3 Davids
2 Michaels
2 Jonathans
1 Seth
2 Samuels

and so on. No wonder I'm flummoxed by these modern names!

No "Shoshanna"s? :(

--Sioux'zh4Aynnh (the 4 is silent)

kwanfan1818
05-02-2011, 07:00 PM
That's where my name came from. Ashley Abbott from Y&R.
When I hear "Ashley", I always think of Leslie Howard and "Gone with the Wind".


No "Shoshanna"s? :(

--Sioux'zh4Aynnh (the 4 is silent)
:rofl:

Habs
05-02-2011, 07:02 PM
was it some sort of a porn training school? :P

You would think so, but, non. :drama:

briancoogaert
05-02-2011, 07:06 PM
In school, I had a "JC Filia", a "Hermes", a "Treasure". Well... lol

barbk
05-02-2011, 07:35 PM
Mr. Barbk went to high school with Mona Lisa, who apparently got a lot of grief from a substitute. Until Mr. Lisa showed up at school the next day, "Why you make a fun of my Mona?" in a thick Italian accent.

The Mary thing is quite common in some Catholic families -- my grandmother was Mary Theresa (called Theresa) and one of her older sisters was Mary Kay (called Mary), and other was Mary Violet (called Kay). I think it is like the "Jean" thing you see in some French-Canadian families. (The other thing that kind of creeped me out as I was doing genealogy -- if the earlier child named Joseph dies, a later-born child may also get the name Joseph. Creepy, and a real mess when you're trying to figure out why two radically different birth years are listed.)