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Old 12-07-2012, 12:08 AM   #691
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We had a Thong in high school (yep, pronounced like the underwear!). He was Vietnamese.

We also had an Egyptian kid named Fadi, pronounced "fatty". Teachers NEVER wanted to say that during first day of class roll call, so they'd always say "fAHd-e" and the kid would say "nope, it's just 'fatty'". LOL. So awkward, because he was heavyset. Poor kid.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:20 AM   #692
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I went to high school with a girl named Nova. Another I went to school with named her son Alistair.

I'm not a fan of the "unique" names, personally. Most of the time it seems like people have a hard time with "normal" names. My name is Elyse (e-lease) but I always get called Elsie (el-see). Drives me crazy. I also could never find personalized items...on a rare occasion, i'd find an "Elise".

I'm not entirely against uncommon names, for example I would consider naming a daughter Aurora or Jocelyn. Not heard every day, but real names spelled correctly. DB wants to name his first son Oliver, after his grandfather. Again, not common these days, but it's a name and it's spelled right.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:00 AM   #693
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Not necessarily unique names, but my sister's neighbors, Bob and Monica, had fraternal twins named Bob and Monica. The childrens' nanny, Monica, lived in the same house with them with her fiance, Bob, the handyman/driver.

Too confusing!

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #694
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I went to high school with a girl named Nova. Another I went to school with named her son Alistair.

I'm not a fan of the "unique" names, personally. Most of the time it seems like people have a hard time with "normal" names. My name is Elyse (e-lease) but I always get called Elsie (el-see). Drives me crazy. I also could never find personalized items...on a rare occasion, i'd find an "Elise".

I'm not entirely against uncommon names, for example I would consider naming a daughter Aurora or Jocelyn. Not heard every day, but real names spelled correctly. DB wants to name his first son Oliver, after his grandfather. Again, not common these days, but it's a name and it's spelled right.
Alistair is an actual, classic name though.

I used to work with a 'Byron' who was constantly, constantly called 'Brian' by people who just visually morphed it into Bryan.

The random Y, K and now apostrope thing is just ridiculous.

As to why people do this - maybe they just really don't want their kids to be potential SC justices?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:15 AM   #695
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I'm loving this thread! TY to whoever revived it

I had a girl friend in elementary named Stormy Breeze. I always thought that was pretty crazy for a non-celebrity name (especially for the mid 90's), but some of you definitely have me beat! :P
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:32 AM   #696
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We had a Thong in high school (yep, pronounced like the underwear!). He was Vietnamese.

We also had an Egyptian kid named Fadi, pronounced "fatty". Teachers NEVER wanted to say that during first day of class roll call, so they'd always say "fAHd-e" and the kid would say "nope, it's just 'fatty'". LOL. So awkward, because he was heavyset. Poor kid.
My husband worked with a Thong, and her last name was Thong too! So she was Thong Thong. Very nice woman but every time she would speak I kept hearing the Thong Song in my head.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #697
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That doesn't even make sense... EffRay. Is that Pig Latin??
That was my reaction, too. The conversation gave us a great few minutes in the van of pronouncing each other's names in Pig Latin.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:26 AM   #698
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My husband worked with a Thong, and her last name was Thong too! So she was Thong Thong. Very nice woman but every time she would speak I kept hearing the Thong Song in my head.
There is a Viatenamese young man at the kid's high school named Fat Cow. Poor guy. He's really quiet and keeps to himself. I've encouraged DS to talk to him. There used to be an Asian guy who worked for our local pizza place in the office whose last name was Fung A Fat.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #699
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I'm loving this thread! TY to whoever revived it

I had a girl friend in elementary named Stormy Breeze. I always thought that was pretty crazy for a non-celebrity name (especially for the mid 90's), but some of you definitely have me beat! :P
I went to school with a girl named Destiny Storm. They could have been friends!




I will never understand why people give their child a name that is different. Ones that come to mind are names that are more often known as objects, adjectives, or verbs. Like a PP said, these parents must have strong beliefs against their child becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Or a neurosurgeon. Or a CEO.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:55 AM   #700
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That doesn't even make sense... EffRay. Is that Pig Latin??


I totally forgot I went to school with a Guy Kisser I knew his brother Larry and I asked him why his mom named his brother that and he replied she was drunk

Hmmm I've also heard of twins named Pagan and Reality but I don't know them personally.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #701
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Saw a new one yesterday: Jewelianna. Give me Juliana or Giuliana (big Italian population here, so the later is popular) any day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #702
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Saw a new one yesterday: Jewelianna. Give me Juliana or Giuliana (big Italian population here, so the later is popular) any day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #703
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I come upon a lot of names at work and see many crazy/unusual ones.

A couple of weeks ago, I pulled up the account of someone named...brace yourselves...

Tupacolypse. That was his first name. No joke. Also saw another person with the middle name of Six-Fo.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:00 PM   #704
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I went to high school with a boy named Love. It gets worse because his middle name was Lee! Love Lee! (Lovely.)
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #705
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I forgot about one---Candida.


I do have a friend named Klough., pronounced Clue. People keep trying to call her chloe, including my DH.
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