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Icon 1 posted November 30, 2004 19:56      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
In the trailer trash hall of fame, it's the number of times letter "y" and double "n" occurs in a name that gives it the true mark of distinction, e.g. Kaylynne.

Oh shucks. What does that make me with the two Ys in my name? [ohwell]

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Unless that happens to be your real name, you're probably safe. Then you can say "I'm not trailer trash, but I play it online" [Wink]

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Hey!! I'll have you know that Rhonwyyn is a very classy Celtic name. Definitely NOT trailer trash! Besides, around here trailer trash names include Betty, Roy, Joe, Pamela--normal, boring names like that.

It's the city kids who have the strange names: J'lynifer or Jalissa or M'nique. Some names look like their parents sat down at a keyboard and just hit random letters.

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Well, I don't know that I'd call it a bad name, but my uncle named his third daughter "Morgana"...and gave her the two middle names "Ariel" and "Ygraine" to add to the effect. I think he'd just been reading Le Morte d'Arthur or something around the time she was born...
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Jeeze, anyone who would choose a name from ancient british mythology must be mad.

I'm glad my parents gave me a nice sensible name like Druid [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted December 01, 2004 04:21      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Erbo:
Well, I don't know that I'd call it a bad name, but my uncle named his third daughter "Morgana"...and gave her the two middle names "Ariel" and "Ygraine" to add to the effect. I think he'd just been reading Le Morte d'Arthur or something around the time she was born...

As a francophone, I can tell you I find Ariel quite nice, and Morgane is not that uncommon. I used to know a girl who has a very common name - Isabelle or something - but hated it (and it didn't fit her), so she had us call her Morgane. A lot more fitting to her character too. So I guess it's a matter of culture.

But Ygraine... Even in French, that's ugly, plus open to so many bad jokes, as it could be translated Y-seed. Now I'll have to forget that's a name...

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When my wife did her pediatrics residency she used to see a wide variety of really bad names. My favorites were "female", pronounce "fe-mal-e", like tamale and, drum roll please, "Placenta".
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Icon 1 posted December 01, 2004 08:36      Profile for Grey_girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
years ago, I worked for the people who run the war veterans pension scheme in Oz, we had a large medical staff, including

Dr Payne
Dr Hurt
Dr Butcher
Dr Deth
Dr Blood (of Cemetery Road - I kid you not)

hehehehe

I used to have an internist named Dr. Comfort and the OB/GYN that delivered my son was named Dr. Winner.

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I don't know if these are bad names, but they are unusual.

My older brother is named Merlan.

My name is Sherman. And through most of my childhood I was nicknamed George. I don't even know how that one came about.

I loved it when people used to call for my mother. Ok Ja. "Is AhhkJaw there?"


Colonel Panic. Evansville, eh. I still remember living in beautiful downtown Jeffersonville. I even worked at Jeffboat on the barge line. Level 3 and a level 2 welder. I don't think anything will ever take me back there. Though a can of Falls City beer sounds nice.

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Knew to brothers once called Tristan and Lucian

A bit rough... the older (Tris or "String" became a professor of archaeology) What happened to "Lucy" I couldn't say but I know he was always thankful his mother vetoed Beowulf and Grendel as possible names...

Also once worked with a Richard Head (yeah it's an old gag but he swore his parents claimed they didn't realise...)

And let's face it Mr Wayne must must have had it fairly tough, (also the British Wrestler from my youth "Big Daddy" whose given name was Shirley...

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quote:
Originally posted by CommanderShroom:
I don't know if these are bad names, but they are unusual.

My older brother is named Merlan.

My name is Sherman. And through most of my childhood I was nicknamed George. I don't even know how that one came about.

Shroom, I can top you on this one.

My middle name is Sherman. Yes, Sherman. And I'm female. Sherman is my mother's maiden name. However, I got lucky. Mom admitted after Dad had passed away that Dad wanted to give me Sherman as my first name! I have heard of at least two women with that name though.

As for nicknames... I went through high school as "Sherm." My economics teacher senior year even forgot my given name on a regular basis. There are a few people who still call me Sherm, over 20 years later.

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We had a kid whose first name on his library card was - Chewbacca. We also had a Thundar (sp) like the cartoon.

My dad wanted to name me Ludmilla after a character in a book. My mom said she didn't care that the book won an award. So I am Elizabeth, whew

Greygirl, is your family Scots? The more strongly Scots side of my dad's family does the maiden name thing and I thought it came from there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
Shroom, I can top you on this one.

Yes you did. I bow down to you.  -

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There are a few people who still call me Sherm, over 20 years later.
I do on occasion still get called Sherm, Though my given nickname is still to this day Shroom.

Though there are some names I get called on a regular basis that should not be repeated here. [Big Grin]

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As someone dug this thread back up out of the graveyard, I might as well participate [Wink]

Worked with a Michael Hunt for 6 months in the UK, he insisted we call him Michael and not Mike.

School Joke:
Q: "What is Short, Sharp and Brown?"
A: "Three quarters of the physics department."

Although I always remember one seminar at my school where one teacher turned up to find he had been placed in a group with 'Sharp, Crook and Robb.'

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
quote:
Originally posted by Erbo:

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But Ygraine... Even in French, that's ugly, plus open to so many bad jokes, as it could be translated Y-seed. Now I'll have to forget that's a name...

Yeah that could definitely be the begining of many REALLY bad and offensive jokes... /me Remembers Québec and it's poetic if not acerbic insults.... I put them to use from time to time, I even translate an re-arange them for english use....

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If i was a boy i'd be called Sherman Michael. Instead i'm Jessica Lee (Lee after the General i believe) and Sherman was going to be after the tank. Though i waw almost Victoria Elizabeth, but thats cool- at least its royal)

My parents had a competition for the name of my younger sister. If she was over 10 pounds when she was born, my dad wanted to call her Matilda (after, yep, another tank). Instead she was just under so my mum named her Kirsten Elizabeth.

But the best (or worst) name i heard was when i was helping at a kis holiday program, and this poor boy in grade 1 was named Spare.

There is also the guy at school called Elton Cheong (which sounds like Elton John over the loud speaker) and Britney Housten.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aditu:
We had a kid whose first name on his library card was - Chewbacca. We also had a Thundar (sp) like the cartoon.

I know of someone who named her boy / girl twins Luke and Leia, and I have a friend who has met Indiana Jones.

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Greygirl, is your family Scots? The more strongly Scots side of my dad's family does the maiden name thing and I thought it came from there.

My paternal grandmother was English and either Scots or Welsh (we're not sure which, but I'd love to find out). My twin sister has that grandmother's maiden name (Sage) as a middle name. I have heard that the maiden name thing is a "British" custom, so maybe you're right. I tried googling it, but didn't come up with anything. Perhaps one of our lovely Brits could fill us in?
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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:

I know of someone who named her boy / girl twins Luke and Leia, and I have a friend who has met Indiana Jones.

"We named the Dog Indiana"

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quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:

I know of someone who named her boy / girl twins Luke and Leia, and I have a friend who has met Indiana Jones.

"We named the Dog Indiana"
Yup. But this one walked into a Radio Shack and the counterperson wouldn't believe the kid's name until he showed ID.
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quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:

Worked with a Michael Hunt for 6 months in the UK, he insisted we call him Michael and not Mike.

A guy at work tells me he worked with one such individual, who was a musician or something. One day, at some kind of event, this old lady went ahead and announced him as he came on stage, and well, she turned the formally written notes into the more informal version without having any realization about it...*groan*.

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Oooohhh!!! I had to say that one in my head a few times before I got it. Mike Hunt... definitely a name to be yelled out the front door at dinnertime when calling an errant son to come home for his meal.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Oooohhh!!! I had to say that one in my head a few times before I got it. Mike Hunt... definitely a name to be yelled out the front door at dinnertime when calling an errant son to come home for his meal.

How about when he shows up 5 minutes late, with his girlfriend? [evil]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Jeeze, anyone who would choose a name from ancient british mythology must be mad.

Well, that particular uncle of mine is a bit eccentric. And I think he also liked that her initials spell out the first four letters of "maybe."
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