Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

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

  1. First names Sudie and Ryker.
     
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  2. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Ryker just makes me think of Riker’s Island. Not the best association for a kid, imo.
     
  3. And Sudie is gonna have a lot of people spelling g their name wrong...
     
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  4. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Saw someone with the firstname of Florida today. I live in Germany.
     
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  5. Silver Sheep

    Silver Sheep IIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Aw, I think Florida's pretty.
     
  6. Ryker has a sibling named Royce. Whether there’s a third child named Rolls is unconfirmed...
     
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  7. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Those are both surnames being used as given names......
     
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  8. Those are surnames?? Huh.
     
  9. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Did.... Did you think Royce and Ryker were just made up nonsense words people called a car brand and prison (and also a Star Trek character) respectively?
     
  10. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    I at least knew they were surnames, but that doesn’t mean they’re good given names, imo. Royce especially, given how strong the Rolls Royce association is in my mind.
     
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  11. Well, sorta. Also, Ryker is a prison?? (I am... not very well informed on many topics)
     
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  12. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Riker’s Island is a prison, yes.
     
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  13. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Royce comes from Middle English for rose and Riker is.... Well it means son of Richard, so it's the more boring one.

    (Am I the only one that thinks names derived from "son of [regular name]" are boring?)
     
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  14. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Not necessarily boring, exactly, but a lot of them are kinda played out. Like, if you wanna name your kid Madison then go for it, but they’ll be one of approximately five million other Madisons on the playground. Jackson is prolly gonna go that route too, I’m guessing. They’re not terrible names but so many of them are just...too overused for my tastes.

    Relatedly, I once read an article about a family who adopted a baby boy, having already had a biological child, a daughter to be specific. The daughter’s name was McKenzie; the son’s name was McKell.
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Note, though, that McKell just looks like a really bad OMG SO UNIQUE!!1 spelling of Michael to me as a given name anyway (and tbh I’m not super fond of McKenzie either), so I’d probably be roasting it a bit even if the sibling name set wasn’t just unbearably matchy-matchy.

    EDIT: To clarify, I’m GUESSING that McKell is a real surname, but it doesn’t work as a given name to me. At all. And given how I’ve seen McKayla (instead of Michaela) before and McKayla isn’t a real surname AFAIK...
     
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  16. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Mc/Mac is the Gaelic "son of-" prefix and those are usually patronymics, plus I think "Kayla" is a pretty recent name (behindthename says it really only took off in the US in the 1980s), sooo probably not unless it was an odd anglicization.
     
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  17. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    That’s what I had figured.

    (Apparently Kayla does go back further than that, from what I’ve heard, but it’s not an Irish name or even close, and it only became really popular in relatively recent years as far as I know?)
     
  18. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    idk I've always been really hard into name meanings even when I was a little kid, and if I found out my name only meant [child of person] I'd be super disappointed.
     
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  19. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so, there's obviously a lot to unpack here, but the part that's relevant to this thread is: Who the fuck names their daughter Elektra?
     
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  20. Related, who names their kid Kable?
     
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