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Old 07-05-2010, 02:46 PM   #41
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Ok...here goes...my first name is Tonya. Woo Hoo...I feel so liberated!

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Old 07-05-2010, 03:41 PM   #42
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my first name is Tonya. Woo Hoo...
When I read the above this is what popped into my mind:

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Ahhh...that is the most precious commercial ever....
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In my FIL's neighborhood there was a Hawain family named (last name) Peter who named one of their daughters Likki. This caused my FIL endless mirth.
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A local family had the last name Wolf. Parents named two of their boys Timber and Grey. The boys grew up to be respected members of society and seem to like their names as far as I can tell.
There are a lot of Mennonites around where I live. We used to have a lot of jokes based on names. All of the names are VERY COMMON. Such as:

What do you call a Mennonite:
1) Poet: Corney Reimer
2) Nymphomaniac: Anita Dyck
3) without central heating: Peter Freisen

There were others, but I can't remember them.
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Just before I left Megacorp we hired a contractor named Michael Hunt. I think almost any court would consider it justifiable homicide if he killed his parents. Nice guy, but jeez!

Just goes to show the name doesn't have to be unusual to suck.
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Just before I left Megacorp we hired a contractor named Michael Hunt. I think almost any court would consider it justifiable homicide if he killed his parents. Nice guy, but jeez!

Just goes to show the name doesn't have to be unusual to suck.
I dated a guy with that name. He insisted everyone call him Michael...

He was a big man...so everyone did.
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When I read the above this is what popped into my mind:

Hmmm. Wonder if he's FIRE'd by now? He would be in his 40s....
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Hmmm. Wonder if he's FIRE'd by now? He would be in his 40s....

Probably not.

Andy Lambros was a four year old actor who stared in an Oscar Mayer television commercial in the mid 1970s.

The child was filmed fishing on a dock and singing, :"My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R. :My bologna has a second name it's M-A-Y-E-R. :Oh I love to eat it every day, :and if you ask my why I'll say, :cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."

The commercial later became famous. Later in life, Lambros opened an exotic pet store in Woodland Hills, California; and ran CyberWeb and AnimalWeb, two Internet-based companies.
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Just before I left Megacorp we hired a contractor named Michael Hunt. I think almost any court would consider it justifiable homicide if he killed his parents. Nice guy, but jeez!

Just goes to show the name doesn't have to be unusual to suck.
It may be a matter of just not realizing it. Quite a few years ago when I was in California, one of my co-workers of Vietnamese ancestry had a son whom they named John, thinking it was a nice, solid American name to integrate into American society.

Problem was, their last name was Do (pronounced like "Doe"). When they told others about their new son and the name, they were informed what "John Do" means in American culture and they had to scramble back to the courthouse to have it legally changed.
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A significant event.....like Concepcion?

I'm a baby doctor. I see the results of parental folly on a daily basis. Like the identical twins, Rachell and Rachael; Mindy and Mandy, and Oranjelo and Lemonjelo. And Tra-C.

No, I am not making this up. I wish I were.
Hmmmmm.....thought there was a touch of deja-vue about this.........Talula does the Hula from Hawaii..........

Some mothers do 'ave 'em don't they (dumb kids with dumb child-naming 'skillz!')?

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It's become popular to give your Hawaii-born kids a long Hawaiian middle name with significant meaning. We never did that for ours, so for a number of years she was considering giving herself a new Hawaiian middle name like her friends.

Then, during those vulnerable teen-grrrl years, she became enamored of the Haupialani brand of ice cream. I suggested that'd make a wonderful Hawaiian middle name, and at first she enthusiastically agreed.

I was smirking about it for almost a week before she figured out that one translation could be "heavenly coconuts". My longevity has been deemed contingent upon never telling this story to potential boyfriends.
That's funny!
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I know a Blaze. His brother's name is Rain. My sister went to school with a good Finnish boy named Marco Polo.
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As a resident in an inner city hospital, I met a baby which Mom named Placenta. She heard the word during childbirth and liked the sound. She didn't change her mind even after some gentle education.
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My wife once found the first name "LaTrina" in a Wash Post article. We loved that one.

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Loved the Seinfeld episode where George suggested the names "Soda" and "Seven" for babies. And Jerry started making suggestions of his own, based on things he found in the kitchen - "Ketchup", and "Gherkin" and I forget what all. I still laugh hysterically every time that episode is on.
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Mine is Scott..........
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Mine is Scott..........
Well, hello Scott....

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I thought everyone here used their real names...

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Heh...after looking at this thread, there are 3 first names....but are they really the names of the members.....[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/mbg/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
Lemme guess. That’d be Dawg, Finance and Gumby? Or ha, Independently and kumquat. Too many possibilities. Give us a hint...
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A former cow erker of mine's husband had a girl in his class (he's a teacher) named Female (rhymes with Tamale). Supposedly the father saw that on the paperwork at the hospital and decided to use it.
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