Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cachoo, Nov 1, 2012.
It appears to not be common amongst Finnish-Americans though. Or at least not that I have noticed
That's it. Thanks! But the difference between Hedwig and Hashtag to a white bread liberal American is nothing. I just assumed it means something and respect that. Thanks. But the movie is a bit 'off' and perverse, which is my kind of movie but not to most people's likings.
One of my friends has a student in her class with the last name Potter. I'm betting you can guess what his first name is...
I know you said his name, but ...
With Patter for his middle name.
I took my mother to Walmart today and the person at the cash register was named Destony.
LOL! I wonder if mom was Destiny and dad was Anthony....
I watched a NE Patriots game vs the Jets recently and learned that the Jets have a player named D'Brickashaw Ferguson. Please, don't name any more babies D'Brickashaw!
Remember Destiny Hooker, the seriously fierce volleyball player from the Olympics? Bad name, totally awesome volleyball player.
"Grandpa Ethan, how come Grandma Hashtag has such a weird first name?"
"Well, John, once, a very long time ago, there was such a thing as Twitter and...."
Dear God. My husband's grandmother's(born early 1900's) name was Hedwig. Just off the boat from Germany,less than 5' tall, built like a cannonball, refused to learn English, never became a citizen. Read the movie synopsis and nearly split a gut.
My husband's aunt, named by her off the boat parents (one from Poland, one from Germany) named her Jadwiga, and her brother Ignatius Stanislaus, my husband's favorite uncle.
They renamed themselves Mickey and Duke.
My husband wanted to name our youngest son Ignatius Stanislaus after his uncle. I refused to go along with that one...: Naming our eldest after his father & grandfather Ludwig Simnon was quite enough. I mean there is a reason Mr. Ski goes by Ski & his dad went by Louis, not to mention Mickey & Duke.
Louis, Mickey & Duke all renamed themselves when they hit elementary school. Which I hope is something that Hashtag, Destony, and some of the other children mentioned in this thread do.
I worked for a short time for a company that sold contact lenses over the phone and online. I'm not sure why, but everyone used aliases. We had a Stormee, Ayshia, Ram, Mistye, and other names that sounded like porn stars. One kid in my training class named himself Dawson, as he liked Dawson's Creek, which was one of the more humdrum names. When asked for my alias, I went with Jane Peabody, which sounds very competent to me. The trainer seemed to be somewhat put out, and demanded to know what kind of stupid name is that? I always wondered why these folks didn't work in adult phone chat.
I always liked Germanic names like Helga, Ludwig, and Wolfgang, myself.
Helga will always make me think of Helga Pataki
On the Australian series of Kath and Kim (not the rancid American version that just totally didn't work), when Kim was pregnant and they were looking t names they found some "interesting and unique" ones after a day at the hospital. Names such as Papiloma, Enema, Lupus (for a boy)...
Certainly not one of the recent Top 30 girls and boys names in my country, even though I actually like some of them. It should be a unique and beautiful name, probably rare, on the other hand not too eccentric, of course.
I call my cleaning lady Helga. I get so disappointed when she polishes the floor and doesn't move the tree. Ballistic sometimes.
My husband's name is Musser which was his father's and grandfather's first names. It's Pennsylvania Dutch and is typically a last name. Legend has it that the name was the last name of his grandfather's obstetrician (who name's a kid after their doctor???). His middle name is his mother's maiden name so he never had a normal name to pick from. To distinguish between father and son, his family put a diminuitive "ie" ending on his name, which led to ridicule and fights in school. I would never give anyone a name that is hard to spell or pronounce, can be a source of ridicule, can be turned into a bad nickname, and isn't obvious which gender it is. These kinds of names lead to problems for the children who have them. In later life, the names are a topic of conversation, but not as a child. I can't tell you how many times we've had to tell people my hubby's gender, race, pronunciation, and spelling. Fortunately we had girls and did not have to pass the first name on to another child.
My relatives are really into using historical family names, and hence lots of the kids have unusual names. Here's a sample of some of the first and middle names:
Murray Jeanine (girl)
Asa Andrew (boy)
Whitney Underwood (boy)
They go by Nina, Drew and Whit, which are much more acceptable in today's world. Our girls have common names which they like for the most part, except when they run into situations where there are many others with the same name. They often have to use their middle names or initials to identify themselves with colleges and financial institutions.
When I was in college, a classmate worked at a hospital part time and told me a few of the outrageous baby names she saw in maternity:
Sterling and Hiho Silver (twins)
i've known 2 people named after their moms' obgyn after what i have to assume were difficult pregnancies.
i also worked with a girl who sued her obgyn for paternity. it wasnt his. but i think she was hoping he would pay her to keep quiet.
Doesn't that seem like a stupid thing to do since the doctor could easily do a paternity test?
the entire family was really stupid and always looking for easy money. i would have been surprised if they did anything that wasnt half assed.
One of my former students just named her son Jaxson. What's so wrong with Jackson? Meh.
There's like eleventy billion kids named "Jaxson" now. I know of about 5 people who named their poor child this, with this exact spelling. They think they are being unique and different. Little do they know, all the Jackson's will be the unique and different ones.
But the spelling is still pretty redundant. Why not just "Jaxon" then? My cousins named their daughter EmmaLeigh instead of Emily. I found it quite pretty, though it maybe tweaked my BSometer once or twice. Apparently EmmaLeigh is now pretty popular. Nothing stays unique.
Also, many women that went to my mom (she was an OB/GYN) have named their kids after me because of the picture she had of me on her office desk. It is quite possible for parents to name their kids after their OB/GYNs or their family.
But Destony was working at the register -- Walmart may have a lot of employment practices I don't agree with, but I don't think they are hiring [pre] elementary school kids. (Well, perhaps they are if the children are "big for their age.")
Not that the parents naming their children "Jaxson" necessarily are thinking in such detail, but I would not pronounce "Jaxon" the same as "Jackson". Without the "s", I'd pronounce Jaxon to rhyme is axon -- i.e., Jacks - on, vs. Jack-son. But that's just me, I know some who think that Erin and Aaron aren't pronounced differently.
Most Popular Baby Names 2012: The Top 100 Names For Boys And Girls
(((((Babies who have been or will be named Katniss, Merida, Aria, Wren, Soren, Stellan, and especially [Not Now] Cato))))
today i passed one of those new baby signs "welcome home m'qqienzeye"
i'm thinking this is mackenzie formulated by someone w/ too much time on their hands
The babies with those names will not find them unusual, if they are indeed moving up the list. It the children who have names that are not on any list or from whom all those traditional names like Anna, Susan, etc.
If you are in a class of 75 and 3 of you are named Katniss, Merida, etc. it's no big deal. but if you are in a class of 1000 and you are the only one named Fredricka - then it is a problem. It is all relative.
But this list is based on how many times people looked at the pages, right. Doesn't mean any of them actually gave the name to a child, or had a child to give a name to.
It's kind of like a radar or satellite report of incoming storms.
Exactly. Many probably look for giggles like we do!
Separate names with a comma.