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Old 07-27-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Talula does the Hula from Hawaii

Parents lose custody for calling daughter Talula Does The Hula - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 25, 2008

As a pediatrician, don't get me started on the crazy names some people give their kids. But this one takes the cake (or the hula)!
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Parents lose custody for calling daughter Talula Does The Hula - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 25, 2008

As a pediatrician, don't get me started on the crazy names some people give their kids. But this one takes the cake (or the hula)!
Love the names theme!

Have I got a stale old racist tasteless joke for you: Really, this is bad,

Little boy asks his mom, "why did you call my brother 'Horse Trotting By'?" "Because as i was giving birth, a horse trotted by." Why did you name my sister 'Arrow Flies Thru Air'?" "Because as I was giving birth I looked out the window and saw an arrow, any more questions, Two F**king Dogs?"
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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I heard about this! And I do think it's outrageous. If the parents like that name so much, why don't they change their names to it?

But I wonder....does this necessarily mean that they are bad parents in every aspect? Could you still nurture a child well even if you have questionable (well, in this case, ridiculous) taste in names? It said the court took custody of the girl to be able to change her name...wonder if this means that they have permanently lost custody and the child can't ever live with them again? I have a neighbor who works for Family and Children's Services who tries to keep families together. She says that almost without exception, the kids want to remain with their parent(s)...no matter what.
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My wife saw an article in the Wash Post that quoted a woman named "LaTrina." We haven't stopped laughing since.

My father-in-law used to love telling about his neighbor from Hawaii, Mr. Peter, who named his daughter Liki.

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Old 07-27-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
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'Talula does the Hula' doesn't seem much weirder than the Zappa kids: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.....or George Foreman having 4 boys all named George. I say each to their own.......individuality is what makes the world go 'round......er, something like that anyway. I mean heck, I've lived with 'Goonie' all these years, and it hasn't affected me any .

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Old 07-27-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Phone book lists over 500 LaTrina's in the US. Most common in Texas. Go figure.

Latrina as a first name : WhitePages.com
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Had a client with the first name of "Vaseline." This is not a joke.
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The coolest name I've ever seen was 'Lance Commander'

I totally want that name.
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The absolutely coolest women's name I've ever come across was "Blue Argo"! For real!
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Director at work is named Fantasia...

I think they just "formally took custody" so she could change her name, I don't believe she ever left her parents home.
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... I don't believe she ever left her parents home.
It just occurred to me that she'll move out as soon as she can afford to-- perhaps even before that.

Maybe those parents aren't so stupid after all?
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Years ago at the funny phone factory where we worked a fellow named Joe Best became a new dad. He came in and handed out the blue banded cigars and couldn't figure out whe we all cracked up at the name Peter for his new son. We all worked at the PHONE COMPANY and telephone directory is a big thing...
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Then there's race car driver......Dick Trickle.......REALLY!!!
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Then there's race car driver......Dick Trickle.......REALLY!!!
What kind of masochist intentionally shortens Richard to Dick?

On a related note I knew a Chris Spedik(pronounced Spee-Dik) and an Anna(pronounced On-Uh) Johnson in college.
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OK, I will tell you that the controller of some big bakery company in Chicago 25 years ago had the name--and I kid you not and this is not a joke--that was French, but it was pronounced
Peter Gro-cock. I don't remember how it was spelled, but just that it was a French spelling.
I was so taken aback when his mature secretary told me his name that I said, "I'm sorry?" She said, "yes, you heard me right. His name is Peter Gro-cock (again French spelling)." It was spelling something like Greauxau or somesuch (never took French in high school), but the pronunciation was Gro-cock. And his first name WAS Peter!

He turned out to be an older, grumpy man. With a name like that who could blame him.

When you are in sales for over 30 years, you hear alot of crazy names. I used to have a whole list of loo-loo's, but lost it in moving I guess.
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They have since altered the name, but for a while there was a "Dedman's Medical Center" in Dallas.
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When I was in High School, two of my classmates were Charlie Brown and Ronald McDonald. They were stopped by the MPs who were convinced that they were looking at fake IDs.
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A buddy of mine (teacher in DC) had a girl in his class named Female - rhymes with Tamale. Supposedly her father saw that on the form when they asked for the name and thought it sounded good.
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About 15-20 years ago, there was a guy named Rollin O. Snowball in the Akron, Ohio phone directory.

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