Post # 1
For reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edZjdgU0asM
Long story short: She won’t let her kids play with certain kids because of their names. Like Tyler or Charmaine because they’re the disruptive type with lower class parents.
She also doesn’t like kids named after seasons (Autumn) after months (April) or after geographic locations (her examples were London and Brooklyn.)
The kicker? Her daughter is named India.
Post # 3
I judge the parents, but not the kids.
I don’t care if the kid is named Doodysquat, it’s not going to change whether my future kid can play with them. You can come from any background, including abusive, and be a great person. I will judge each person on their own merits, not their parents’. And teach my children to do the same.
But I would side-eye Doodysquat’s parents for sure.
Post # 4
No, not the kids themselves, but maybe the parents.
I met a “Niveah” (sic), and mom proudly announced it was “Heaven spelled backwards!!”. Definitely some judgement one someone who doesn’t even spell check their kid’s name before committing.
Post # 5
I judge the name and maybe the parents, but not the kid. The kid had nothing to do with what name they were given.
Post # 6
I know someone who changed their name as a teen to make his full name sound like a certain brand. I judged him for it.
Post # 7
only if it ‘s one of those strange made up names like waquandra or ampherny…I much more appreciate traditional names, be they foreign or domestic. I can aprecieate Pablo, Li, Natasha, or Mary…maybe I’m just and old fuddy duddy.
Post # 8
I only judge if the name is like oh I don’t know like North West… Roll the eyes.
Post # 9
I’ll admit that I judge the crap out of the parents… I mean most names are fine, but someone I know called her daughter Tequila after her favourite tipple, and I was horrified on behalf of the poor kid.
Post # 10
@fresitachulita: I knew someone in my psychology program who was named Shaquanna. I also knew that she wasn’t a fan of her name. I really liked her, but I couldn’t help but think “If you and I had the same qualifications.. which one of us is more likely to be picked for a job interview?”
She goes by Anna, but still, I felt bad for her simply because that judgment still exists.
Post # 11
@Chrysoberyl: I’d be heading to the courthouse to legally change that sucker!
Post # 12
@Chrysoberyl: “If you and I had the same qualifications.. which one of us is more likely to be picked for a job interview?”
this reasoning is simply not true.
i know plenty of people with unusual names (incuding myself) and it has never prevented us from anything
Post # 13
@bebero: I’m not sure you can say it will absolutely and will never happen..
I mean I’m sure it’s much better than it was years ago, but there are still dicks that discriminate. It’s a really good thing you haven’t run into that though. I honestly hope you never do.
I have a simple name. Unfortunately when paired with my middle name, it turns into a porn star name D:
Post # 14
I’ll judge parents who give their kids weird or new-agey names just to be different. North West’s a good example.
I’ve noticed personality trends in people with certain names, and if I meet someone with that name I’ll take that with a grain of salt. For example, A LOT of Davids I know are troublemakers, I’ve found most Marks to be likeable, and I’ve known a lot of slutty Katies.
Post # 15
That woman is a fucking nut job hose beast.
The part where they say ‘but your daughters name is India’ is awesome, I wish they pushed that point much further than they did. Either way, there are very few names I would judge, the only example I can think of is Chardonnay. That is just tackalicious.
Post # 16
I watched that video…that woman is possibly the most insufferable twat i’ve ever seen.