(Closed) Do you judge people/kids based off their names?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you judge based on a given name?
    Almost always : (61 votes)
    37 %
    Almost never : (57 votes)
    35 %
    Only if it's something really foreign : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Only if it's something really long and different (not necessarily foreign) : (44 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 62
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I silently judge the parents and roll my eyes when I hear weird or “unique” names, but I would never treat a child or adult any different because of their name.

    When I see some of the names here on the Bee, I’m so grateful for our Icelandic naming committee. We have a set list of names that are allowed and if you want to use a new one you have to send a request to the committee,

    Post # 63
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I will judge the name itself and the parents’ judgement if it is a particularly bad or out-there name, but not the kids themselves. It’s not their fault mommy and daddy lacked any kind of sense and thought “North” or some other such stupidity was a good name for a child. 

    Post # 64
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @angela85:  I heard about that naming committee! I thought that was so interesting. Maybe a little bit too restrictive for my taste, but I could see how that would come in handy with parents who want their kids to be “unique”.

    I think I’m biased because I used to be a preschool teacher, but I think it’s just mean to display your “creativity” with your kid’s name. Even kids in preschool are freakin’ awful when they discover something they can tease someone about, and they only get worse. 

    Post # 65
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’ll most likely judge the parents more than the kid if it’s a crazy outrageous name! But in a personal sense…

    I’m planning on giving my children an English name (literally a name in the English language), and a name in a different language of our religion. In our religion our children will always officially be known by their name in this other language, and will be called so at all religious functions. On their birth certificate and what I’d like to call them in general (just because I think the names are so cute) will be their names in English. I would hope that someone from my religion wouldn’t judge my child as not being suitable to play with their child because they are called by an English name, and not a name from our language like that person’s child might be. And that’s actually a thing that could happen, I’m not making this scenario up from somewhere crazy.. like they would think my family won’t be religious enough to associate with theirs because my kids have an English name. Like I’m saying, I hope it won’t happen, but I’ve seen this type of things done before. 

    Post # 66
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I judge the parents when the kids’ names don’t make sense phonetically.  For example…there is a kid at my school named Dylan, but it’s pronounced Day-lin.  Um…HOW?  

    Or there was a girl named Tatiana…spelled…Tottiyanna.  

    AND…at my old school, the second grade team had the parents write a little thing about their kids’ names at parent-teacher night.  One woman wrote, “I took her aunt’s name and added some letters and that’s where I got her name from.”  I don’t remember the kid’s name, but jeeeeeeeez.  

    Post # 68
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    How do ya’ll feel about names that are unique not due to the parents trying to be cutesy but because of cultural background reasons?

    S/O and I really want to give the future little ones names from his culture, but I also don’t want to ruin their chances of ever becoming gainfully employed…

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