(Closed) Spinoff: Were you made fun of as a child because of your name?

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: Were you made fun of as a child because of your name?

    Yes, my unique first name.

    Yes my common first name

    Yes, my last name

    No and I have a unique first name

    No and I have a common first name

    Yes and it really bothered and effected me.

    Yes but it didn't bother me.

    Yes a lot.

    Yes but they were isolated incidents.

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee

    People make fun of my last name because it kind of sounds like mucinex 

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    My name is Jasmine and I was picked on for it. My son has a very unusual name and people often told me he would be picked on. I hope it just shows him how ridiuclous bullies look and not to judge others based on silly things like that.

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper

    My name is so common it’s snore inducing so no, I never got made fun of! 

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My first name is, apparently, hard to pronounce but I never got made fun of for it. On the other hand my last name is Jackson which was a nightmare to have in the 90’s because every smart ass thought they was being so clever when they asked if I was related to Michael Jackson. Then in the early part of the new millennium when Outkast came out with that song “Ms. Jackson” it was fresh hell. In retrospect it’s funny but I think it just goes to show that kids will find any reason to make fun of someone if they want to. 

    Post # 22
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    my name is common-ish.. I learned to LOATHE the song “rockin robin”.. or the phrase “robin laid an egg”.. or other robin-birdlike humor.. (I spell my name differently from the bird, but its still annoying)

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @imalittlebirdie:  “I didn’t smell” <—I love how you had to make that clear, lol.  😉

    I had (well I still have it) the most common girl’s name in the 80s (when I was born) for this entire continent: Jennifer!  I never got made fun of, but my goodness were there ever a lot of us.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My name is Shilo. I never got made fun of for it. I do get the occasional “Like the dog Shiloh?” but that’s about it. I did have one very rude comment once when I was a teenager where some random person in a public place heard someone call me Shilo and literally stopped me and told me how awful my name is and how tacky my parents are for giving me a name that’s associated with people dying (Battle of Shiloh) and went on a 15 minute rant about how horrible my name is. That’s the only real bad experience I can remember.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    Stephanie = Step On Me.  It didn’t really bother me that *bad* & the few times I did find it irritating, I would literally step on you haha.  I still get certain immature friends occasionally call me that after a few drinks, but I never really let it bother me.

    Every child is different though in the way they perceive the comments thrown at them.

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @MsMadHatter:  Thats what scares me about what I want to name a daughter, I want to name my little girl *if I get lucky enough to have one*, Antebellum (nothing to do with the music group, I am a history freak)

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Juliepants:  hmm.. i always assumed your name was Julie 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

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    @hiroshymatetrastar:  If that’s the name you love then I say go for it! Your child will either love it or hate it. If they hate it, I can think of lots of nicknames for Antebellum like Elle, Ellie, Bellamy, Belle. Or just give them a not so out there middle name that they could choose to go by.

    Despite a few bad experiences with my name, I LOVE my name and I love that’s it’s not super common. If I hated it, I would just go by my middle name which is Danielle. Easy enough.

    My kids will have names that are different without being too weird and I’m all for different names.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I changed my name when in the 4th grade because I was teased so bad. My name was Leigh which spelled in a different way in french means bed. My name was my middle name however at the time I barely even knew what my first name was. Now the only people that call me that is my dads side of the family but they always start it off with my first name. It was the first time my teacher ever called a childs parents to OK that they had changed there name. My mom didnt even know about it till my teached called her. My plan is to take my future childs name to a third grade class and get them to try to make fun of it till we find one thats bullet proof.

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    Besides no one ever spelling or pronouncing it right (just one or the other…) which is super annoying, I never really got made fun of.  My last name got twisted into some funny nicknames, but no big deal.

    I do remember a couple of kids in elementary school that were teased endlessly for their names.  One went by his middle name, but people would make fun of that even. Horrible.  It was never malicious, though, and they grew up just fine, as far as I know.

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