Post # 1
I was looking at the birth announcements for our local paper and some of them definitely made me double take (and then immediately think of you guys.) So I wanted to share. Some I really like, some I don’t know how to pronounce and some are, well, very phonetic.
However, I wanted to make sure that sharing real life first and middle names (from the paper’s birth announcement) wouldn’t cross a line. Opinions?
Post # 3
Go ahead! A few weeks ago was a thread about funky full names. First and Last. Everyone shared! I don’t see a problem and plus I really would like to hear some!!!! =)
Post # 5
on one of the baby name blogs I follow, they post ‘real life’ names like that using other characters so they aren’t ‘google-able’.
You name your baby Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock (anyone…? FRIENDS? 😉 )
If you googled that unique name, you’d find it. But, if you posted her name as
“Pr1ncess C0nsuela [email protected] [email protected]” you wouldn’t find it in Google. Know what I mean?
Post # 6
@MissFlipFlops: Dang it! I knew there already had to be an existing thread I could just add onto but I couldn’t find it!
Ok. I’m glad I was on the same page as everyone else. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to raise the wrath of any momma bears. 😉
And the names are:
Cheyenne Nancy Eve
Amelia and Tabitha (twins)
Atheana Evelyn (Do you suppose this is A-thee-ana?)
Vyvyn (Pretty sure she’s a future rock star)
Benjamin and Peter (twins)
Ellie Gwendolyn (I actually really like the way Gwendolyn goes with her last name.)
Keithalynn Aurora (Betcha can’t guess her dad’s name)
You can almost have a scavenger hunt! How many ex-Presidential names can you spot? Any elements from the Periodic Table? Famous singers?
Come across any good ones in your browsing?
Post # 7
Oh, and lest any one think that getting creative with spellings, etc is a new thing here are a couple of the parents’ names… (The gender is my just my best guess but it is a pretty conservative area.)
Vernie Mack (M)
Esefrain (M) (Any one know what heritage this one is from?)
@JeniRae: That makes sense! It’s a lot harder to do while still keeping it easy to read than I expected though! Think there are any names that are TOO individual that i should do that to?
Post # 8
My sister’s name is Alana, so I don’t see anything wrong with that name. Some of these names don’t really seem *that* odd to me, honestly.
Post # 9
@Boopers: I don’t mean to insinuate anything is wrong with any of the names. Definitely to each their own. And I posted all of them, I didn’t want to single any out. I agree that many are pretty common/normal/not weird/whatever you want to call it. I just thought it was fun to see the patterns and different spellings in some of them.
Post # 10
Why do people do this to their kids?!? If you like the name Ebony (for example) don’t spell it Ebynee, because you poor daughter will spend the rest of her life saying ‘My name is Ebony, spelt E-B-Y-N-E-E, yes with a ‘Y’, and two ‘E’s.’ If it sounds the same as the traditional then just go with the traditional! ‘Y’ is not a valid substitute for any vowel!!
How does one pronounce the name Vyvyn?
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
My name is Tabitha, and IMO it’s nice to see someone using more normal spelling haha. Sometimes people spell my name with an ‘a’ which is fine (Tabatha) but I don’t get when people spell it Taabbatha, which I have seen twice haha. It’s still the same name but it’s so much harder to spell!
My mom’s a kindergartin teacher and so she’s really the first in the school to see the change in names. I help out in her class a lot and have noticed that many traditional names are being spelt in ways that don’t make sense and there are many just plain odd names popping up in her classroom. We live in a very traditional small community so it’s definitely a surprise to see many of the names on attendance sheets. I think parents want their child to have an original name and a name that won’t pop up in classrooms multiple times. It kind of backfired if that was their plan though, many classes have repeated “unusual” names and only a few “traditional” names haha.
Post # 13
Mybe it’s just pronounced Vivian but spelled funky?
Post # 14
axel? zion? daxtyn??? baaaah this is sooo annoying!
Post # 15
@Roux: I was thinking the same as Miss Maine, Vivian without the a.
@sugarpea: People try and spell your name Taabbatha?! That is definitely out there. I think the “worst” I’ve gotten is maybe Katlynn. No, that would make me Cat-lin, not kate-lan.
Actually, on that note… My mom told me she thought they were spelling my name the “normal” way! Rather amusing since I’ve come across maybe two other people that spell it the same way. Then again, I think I was 13 before I met anyone else with the name regardless of spelling.
Post # 16
@alishadhs4: Why is it annoying?