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June 21, 2004
You thought 'Anfernee' was bad?

Via Ith of Absinthe & Cookies, we find a website that should be mandatory reading for all parents-to-be: bad baby names.

I don't care what you want to name your baby, a name is not a status symbol. [Any status attached to a baby's name is pretty much limited to your surname, and the reputation — good or bad — you give it.] He or she is the one who will be saddled with a life-long object of ridicule. Have a little consideration, people. Use a spell-checker, I beg of you.

If you're not Welsh and you name your child "Aelwen" I am going to find you and slap the taste out of your mouth.

And don't get me started on apostrophes.

Posted by Russ at 09:32 PM, June 21, 2004 in Idiots

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Tracked on June 22, 2004 08:18 PM


My wife and I have only reached agreement on a boy's name: Chay Baron.

Chay is a Scottish diminutive for Charles, which was my father's name, and Baron was my maternal grandfather's name (and his fathers, and grandfathers, etc...) but he had no boys. My mother was his oldest daughter, and I'm her oldest, so I thought it would be appropriate for me to pick up the tradition.

Posted by: Brian B at June 22, 2004 01:35 PM

er Baron was his middle name.... PIMF.

My wife's name is Bryer. Her parents are Bruce and Bonnie. Her sisters are Beth and Bridget. Beth married a Brian, they have 3 kids - Bryanna, Blake, & Blair.

We agreed even before we married, no B first names.

Posted by: Brian B at June 22, 2004 01:37 PM

So I shouldn't be telling you I've decided to now spell my name "Dynyse" now, huh?

Honest to god, I've had people try and spell it that way. Sorry, no "y" need apply.

Posted by: Ith at June 22, 2004 06:47 PM

and belay one of those "nows" too!

Posted by: Ith at June 22, 2004 06:49 PM

I remember a story about Margaret Thatcher during one of her election campaigns. She was working a rope line when a young woman lifted her little daughter to meet Mrs. Thatcher. Mrs. Thatcher asked the girl what her name is. The little girl answered "Jade". "'Jade', what a lovely name'" was her reply. Mrs. Thatcher then turned to the mother and said: "A child's name will remain with it for the rest of its life. Great care must be taken when choosing it".

Posted by: Mario Mirarchi at June 23, 2004 12:12 PM


Your comment reminds me of the joke about the three dogs talking to each other -- two poodles and a mutt. The first poodle says, "My name is Mi Mi. Capital M, i, Capital M, i." The second poodle sniffs haughtily and says, "My name is Fi Fi. Capital F, i, Capital F, i." The little mutt looks crestfallen for a moment, but then perks up, and in his best snobby voice, says, "My name is Fido. Capital P, h, y, d, e, a, u, x."

Posted by: Brian B at June 23, 2004 02:22 PM