An ex-co worker friend of mine named her daughter Morticia Lucrisha. That was around 23 years ago. She said that one of her favorite shows was The Addams Family. Her daughter had to deal with this name all throughout high school. The daughter legally changed her name to McKala after she got out of high school. I cannot blame her one bit for doing so. To begin with, people should definitely think about what they're going to name their children and the concequences their children will have to deal with if they have such irate, unusual names.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
It is too bad Morticia Lucrisha wasn't happy with tisha, or tish, or lucy or lucky...any number of nick names! But to be another Mckala, Macayla, mikayla....
I actually think a lot of these spelling came about because some parents knew names, but had no idea how to spell them.
I also knew a woman who loved the name Chantel, so named her daughter Shawntel. I always figured she never knew how to spell it or pronounce it correctly.
I went to school with a girl called Anamarija (common Slavic combination of Ana and Marija (Mary)).
But weird part is that she is one of 3 sisters. Other 2 - Anabella, Anabellee.
But seriously, with a name like Alexander, 'Sandy' is the best short form his parents could come up with?
One of my friends is named Lara, and she doesn't like the spelling of her name because people always pronounce it 'Lair-a' and she really doesn't like that pronunciation because it's supposed to be Lar-a (like Car-a)
I also have a friend named Margaret. Nice, normal name. She hates it. But instead of being nicknamed 'Meg', or 'Maggie' or anything like that, she goes by 'Peggy'. Again, another case of 'that's the name you picked?'
i have a friend who is younger than me named dorothy. her chosen nickname is dotsie. it sounds like someone in a sluggo cartoon.
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
I love the name Alexandre. That would be close to the top if I had a son. I agree, with all the possible nicknames for this one, parents came up with SANDY??? Andy, Andre, Xander, Alex, Lex, etc. But to call their son Sandy?
When my best friend had a daughter six years ago, I was honored to be the godparent. Not so honored to be given the task of naming her. My tastes run off-center and yet traditional. I submitted ten names, and they fell in love with Lilian Grace, and so it was. I knew they couldn't handle Athena, Aurora or Atalanta. hehe Well they had another daughter last year, and guess who they came to. But with a mature name such as Lilian, they couldn't possibly name the next daughter Debbie or Britney or whatever. Against my better judgement I proposed Vivien Hope. Another winner for them, except I was feeling like I was naming those two spinsters from the Waltons. The girls are nick'd Lily and Viv. Could be worse. But I feel somewhat responsible for the grandma-ing of names in the new century.
"Beautiful things don't ask for attention." -The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
My daughter is named Margaret. We never call her that. We actually named her Maggie but put Margaret on the birth certificate so she had some choices later in life if she decided Maggie wasn't a serious enough name.
Actual bumper sticker series: Jesus is my co-pilot. Satan is my financial advisor. Budha is my therapist. L. Ron Hubbard owes me $50.
One of my college friend's mother's maiden name was Sandy Fish.