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Old 12-17-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
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Why do some parents pick stupid names for their kids?
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The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance.
Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler Campbell? What were they thinking?
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Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name." He sounded surprised by all the controversy the dispute had generated.

Campbell said his ancestors are German and that he has lived his entire life in Hunterdon County. On Tuesday he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.
Okay, that explains a lot. The rest of the story is here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28269290/?gt1=43001

Earlier this year I was standing in a lift line when a family skied in a few spaces behind me. As my son and I were getting ready to ski out behind a chair, I heard the mother telling her little daughter to adjust her skis.
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Princess, you have to keep the tips inside the ropes!
I wondered for a moment what her middle name was. Diana?

And her siblings - were they named Che, Peyote and Tuscan?
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
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I went to school with a girl whose name was Genessee Beers. Guess her parents had a few too many of those when they named her.
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Why do some parents pick stupid names for their kids?
Because they think it will make them strong in life as an adult because they'll get the crap kicked out of them when they're a kid?
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Because they think it will make them strong in life as an adult because they'll get the crap kicked out of them when they're a kid?

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Just goes to show that some forms of child abuse don't involve physical violence.

One popular pastime out here is for families to go for a weekend drive out here during the wildflower season in April and May. Many stop and take pictures of their kids and their dogs sitting in the flowers on the roadside.

I guess this family could go on such an excursion, put their kid down in the wildflowers here, take the picture and the caption would be rather obvious: Springtime for Hitler...
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Narcissists. Can't see beyond themselves.

I knew a Marco Polo when I was a kid. Unhappy boy.
This kid's going to be inundated with job offers, don'tcha think? Doesn't every company want Adolf Hitler working for them? Doesn't every business want the PR of being able to say they hired a guy named Adolf Hitler?
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Mary Hore.

Holly Wood.

Jo Ann Pigg.

Maybe a boy named Sue(Johnny Cash song) isn't so bad. Two engineers - A.C. ****s(not pronounced that way in the home country, German?) and Carroll G. from West by golly Virginia.

heh heh heh - I always had a fondness for Throckmorton but I'll stick with unclemick. .
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I knew a Butch Belcher as a kid -- he would slink in his chair for roll call.
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I knew a Butch Belcher as a kid -- he would slink in his chair for roll call.
He was screwed both ways.....

Scotty Scott, Jerry Berry, Dusty Apple and Etah Boonie...try those on for size.....
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I read that story earlier, and the other 2 kids' names are at least as bad:

"The Campbells' other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April." I mean, come one!!

I knew a lady whose first name was Virginia and she married a guy with the last name Ham. Seriously.

There there were Tommy and Holly Hock.

It goes on...
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List of unusual personal names - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I went to school with Ronald McDonald and Charlie Brown, who used to hang out together. One time, when the MPs stopped them, the MPs would not believe them until they produced their IDs. The MPs still didn't believe them and Ron said, "Go talk to my father, Col. McDonald. He gave me that name."

And on Amazing Race's last season, there was a Starr Spangler.
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I went to school with a guy whose parents named him Flaming Star. But early on he just went by Flame, which actually worked out pretty well and he was pretty cool in the social order of school. When graduation came and they read out his full name we all looked at each other and said, "WHAT??"

Hey, but people are crazy, some people even put their kids name up for a vote on the internet!

I always try to spread the word to expecting parents that classic names are the best thing you can do for a kid. There are times (like junior high) that all you want is anonymity.
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If a company would pay me $1 million, I would legall change my name to their company name.
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If a company would pay me $1 million, I would legall change my name to their company name.
Depends. Am I allowed to go by a nickname in everyday life?
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