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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    If I were Beyonce and Jay-Z, I'd be getting one of these.

    It's alive! It's alive!!

    That thing is amazing!

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    There was a girl in my middle school whose last name was Hoar. She had a pretty good attitude about it and last I heard is trying to make it out there as a musician - her website starts right off by poking fun at herself for her name

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    It's alive! It's alive!!

    That thing is amazing!
    Isn't it? I don't need one but I want one!
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Isn't it? I don't need one but I want one!
    If only it would lift itself in and out of the trunk too.

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    Maybe I'm missing something with English being my second language, but to me Anita is a normal, pretty girls name.

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    It's pronounced similarly to "I need a...." (insert whatever word here....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maatTheViking View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something with English being my second language, but to me Anita is a normal, pretty girls name.
    The joke is not obvious with some accents (I had to explain it to my Spanish-speaking friend ), but how most Americans pronounce "Anita," it sounds like "I need a" said very fast.

    It used to take me for a loop in elementary school when someone would say something like, "I need a pencil" in a particular speed.

    So, "Anita Dick" is particularly terrible, "Anita Mann" is a good name for a gay drag queen, and "Anita Poka" is sure to attract some chuckles.

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    Another Reason to Hate Beyonce'

    Aussie scientists have named a fly after her

    Now Blue Ivy will have something to play with.

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    Nice.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Nice.
    It should generate a lot of buzz

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    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    It should generate a lot of buzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    Whod'a thought this story would fly?

    I wonder if the fly has a minature hair weave .

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    As one of my Facebook friends said: If you like it then you should've put a wing on it.
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manleywoman View Post
    As one of my Facebook friends said: If you like it then you should've put a wing on it.

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    Dear boring people, complaining about interesting names. At least her name is memorable and interesting, whilst your names are boring.

    (No, I'm not at all bitter about the ridiculous Polish legal system making it extremely difficult for me to change my birth name to Ziggy )

    Still, the child should have been called Pillow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Dear boring people, complaining about interesting names. At least her name is memorable and interesting, whilst your names are boring.

    (No, I'm not at all bitter about the ridiculous Polish legal system making it extremely difficult for me to change my birth name to Ziggy )

    Still, the child should have been called Pillow.
    The issue is that babies don't get to choose their "unique" names. And they can get teased etc about it as they get older. If the parent who thinks Bear is a fabulous name wanted to change name to it, it would be one thing. But to subject the poor unwilling child to it is another thing.

    This being said "if" I ever had a child I might take a look at the list of popular names and choose a name that I like thats lower on the list.

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    Babies also don't get to choose boring ass names that boring parents cruelly impose on them.

    I'd be much more concerned about that, if I were you.

    As a result of such decision, I am stuck with a name that I hate and that I shared with 4 other pupils in primary school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    Here's my take on it, for what it's worth: I think in many cases the parents are either being ignorant or pretentious or both. Some names are just too damn precious. You just know the parents wanted to give their offspring a name no else had. Heck, I once met a female student named Unique. Don't get me started on names with weird alternative spellings. Many alternative spellings are deliberate. With others the parents didn't know any better. "Latisha" is a good example of the latter. I suspect that way back when, some uneducated mother heard the name "Letitia" and decided to bestow it upon her infant daughter. Some of her equally uneducated friends and neighbors liked it and passed it onto their daughters along with the mispelling. For the record, I admit that I am a terrible name snob.
    Funny you mentioned that example because the correct spelling is Laetitia, as far as I am concerned. Letitia is a misspelling.

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    The good news is, the birth of his daughter apparently has made Jay-Z realize that calling women b*tches is not appropriate, so he will not be using that word in his songs anymore. Wow. Really. You thought it was fine until....man, that is such a cliche. "Now that I have a baby I realize X, Y, and Z" where X, Y, and Z are general concepts that most people understand before they have kids.

    99 problems but originality ain't one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susan6 View Post
    The good news is, the birth of his daughter apparently has made Jay-Z realize that calling women b*tches is not appropriate, so he will not be using that word in his songs anymore. Wow. Really. You thought it was fine until....man, that is such a cliche. "Now that I have a baby I realize X, Y, and Z" where X, Y, and Z are general concepts that most people understand before they have kids.

    99 problems but originality ain't one.
    Yeah, I thought that was ridiculous as well. His marriage didn't cure him of it, but parenthood did? Don't get me wrong, I think it's fine to make this decision now, but why didn't he bestow this on his wife, his mother or other female relatives that he loves, or hell, EVERY woman?
    Give me one more quiet night, before this loud morning gets it right, and does me in.
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