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Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    i thought this was a thread for bad names
     
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  2. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    As a child, my French-Canadian mother had an ENT named Dr Nez.
     
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  3. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    A butcher relatively local to us is called Ewan Cowe. Bit on the nose.
     
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  4. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Tarazi. I'm very sad her last name wasn't Pirope.
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    Looked that one up out of curiosity, and apparently it's an actual Arabic language name! It's almost entirely used as a surname, though--this site says that Tarazi as a first name is extremely rare (and given that almost all the incidences of it as a first name are in the US, I'm guessing it's quite nontraditional as well). Not sure how accurate that site's stats are, but given the fact that it exists as a surname, it's not too surprising that it's shown up as a given name.

    (Definitely seconding the disappointment about her surname, though. :P)
     
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  6. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    Also, under the "strange combos" heading, I got a Pinterest notification from someone whose name was listed as Harmony Harbor. Am I the only one who thinks that sounds like an area at Disneyland or something?
     
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  7. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    After watching Sense8, Sun doesn't seem any more weird to me as a name than Skye does
     
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  8. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I guess it's more to do with Sun sounding an awful lot like Son :P
     
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  9. Yeah, that.
     
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  10. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    Oh, huh. They sound a bit different to me... But I also parse names strangely lol
     
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  11. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap I'm a raging bird

    So, at this point, many of us have probably seen this Facebook post. But I haven't seen that many people comment on "Declyn"
     
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  12. Jaxxxon. Even ignoring the fact that that’s a highly unconventional spelling, this kid is gonna deal with “triple x” jokes for years.

    Jack-sk-sk-son.
     
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  13. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    (Post redacted due to the fact that I recently learned the owner of the name in question seems to have chosen it for himself. Don’t feel comfortable making fun of that.)
     
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  14. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    In some v old papers: Jerobimous
     
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  15. Axel Couch. The first name is badass but the last name kinda ruins it.
     
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  16. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    To be fair, “Couch” kinda ruins any badass first name, imo.

    That reminds me of a story, though. My dad, at some point I think before I was born, had a coworker whose surname was Curtain, and she got pregnant. Cue the entire department making jokes about what she should name her kid for maximum awfulness. (My dad “suggested” Lacy for a girl and Rod for a boy.)

    Obviously the baby was ultimately given a completely normal name, but the department had a nine-month-long field day with that. XD
     
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  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Have I mentioned that time I was looking up someone with the last name "Sheets" in the VAN and discovered that there's someone registered to vote in the state named Argyle Sheets?
     
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  18. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    Holy shit. Argyle is terrible enough on its own, but...Argyle Sheets. That poor person.
     
  19. Mechellle.
     
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  20. Acey

    Acey i use my outside voice because i have no choice

    ...Did it really have three Ls, or is that a typo? Can it please be a typo. Please. ;-;
     
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