(Closed) Why all the misspelled childrens' names?

posted 8 years ago in Names
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    Yes!!

    No, it's cool.

  • Post # 77
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @iarebridezilla:  Ha!  That’s cute.  🙂  Maybe I’m just bad at jokes….

    Post # 78
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    Busy bee
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    @mandypop:  yes, the La-a name reminds me a lot of the story of the girl named “Shithead”, pronounced “Shi-theed”

    Post # 79
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    Bumble bee
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    @chasesgirl:  Oprah’s name is due to a misspelling of the biblical Orpah, but she’s doing fine lol 🙂

    Post # 81
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    Bee Keeper
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    @bearlove:  Not quite the same as INTENTIONALLY butchering an impossible to spell to begin with name, making it more impossible to spell. 

    Post # 82
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    Bumble bee
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    @chasesgirl:  Exactly!!! And they aren’t even religous! She is also Mexican and very into her heritage so I’m like what happened to those kinds of names?

    I can’t talk a whole lot because I’m naming my daughter Alyssandra but the only reason I am changing the spelling is because it has my name in it and I have a family name but didn’t want to name any of my kids directly after me.  But I just don’t understand using old religous names if you aren’t religous and you aren’t going to spell them right and they sound really really really weird with the last and I’m pretty sure the kids middle name is William so it will be Hyzaika William! that sounds weird.

    And to add to weird names my mom had a student whose name was Crystal Shanda, can you guess the last name? lol and she also had a student named I-a, it was pronounced Idasha, why do that to your child?

    Post # 83
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    Bumble bee
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    @chasesgirl:  Yeah I was just making an interesting aside, I agree they aren’t the same level. Thus the “lol” and smileyface. But still, my guess is the kid will survive.

    Post # 84
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    Sugar bee
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    I really dislike the trend of purposely mis-spelling your child’s name. I know someone (relative of a friend) who is currently pregnant with baby #2 (a boy). Their first child’s name is unique but not “weird” and spelled with a K. They want their second child to have a K name too, so they will be naming him Knoah, pronounced just like Noah. I just don’t get it.

    Post # 85
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    Bumble bee
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    Pretty sure

    xkcd nailed it. 

    I've been trying for a couple years now but I haven't been able to come up with a name dumber than 'Renesmee'.

    “I’ve been trying for a couple years now but I haven’t been able to come up with a name dumber than ‘Renesmee’.”

    Post # 86
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    Helper bee

    Why is it so goddamn trendy to hate on this? What the heck? My, aren’t we a judgmental crowd today. Just tell me one thing that’s better about the name Alicia than about Alycia.

    Everyone’s modifying baby names now. I don’t get why people love to hate on it so much. Yes, a Madisyn my age would have had trouble when she was younger, and everyone was Becky and Katie and Sarah. But baby names now are all over the place… by the time a little Madisyn born now is learning to write her name, nobody will even bat an eyelash about it.

    Seriously, what a judgmental crowd you are. I don’t get why you’re all hating on this so much.

    Post # 87
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    Sugar bee
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    I don’t really care what people name their kids.  Except when I need to be super careful about what my autocorrect changes more “youneek” names in to when Im communicating with parents of kids I babysit for.  🙂         What I do find funny is that when people ask what I plan to name my children and I list several pretty standard names like Miles and James, the reaction is “but those are so boooooooooring!!”

    But in reality, all names were at some point made up.  When they stick around for a while, they become “normal”.  Madison is a perfect example – it didn’t exist until the late 80s. My mom is a 1st grade teacher and has SEVEN forms of Jayden/Brayden/Caydens in her class of 23. 

    Post # 88
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    Buzzing bee

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    @Mrs. Fireworks:  like knife or knight? I do wonder what his kindergarden classmates will have to say. gnome?

    Post # 89
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    Helper bee

    (As a side note, on the topic of hating nicknames given as ‘real’ names… I go by a pretty common nickname, but it’s not a common nickname given my legal first name. I truly wish my parents had just given me the nickname as a legal name and left it at that, because I am forever correcting people about it and explaining and re-introducing myself. There’s nothing wrong with giving your kid a ‘nickname’ as their name if that’s what you want to call them… may simplify things down the road.)

    Post # 90
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    Bumble bee

    @MrsSanchizel:  I second

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    @MissBoPeep‘s question. Bertha? Eh? Isn’t that a very traditional name?

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    @LauraRose:  Like
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    @BookaholicBee said, Aleksandra is not a made-up name – it’s a foreign name. I know quite a few (adult) Aleksandras.

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    @gardenroses:  Oh wow, that one is not so good.

     

     

     

    Post # 91
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    Busy bee
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    @koveline:  I agree its unbelievably childish.

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