Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Oct 5, 2016.
First names Sudie and Ryker.
Ryker just makes me think of Riker’s Island. Not the best association for a kid, imo.
And Sudie is gonna have a lot of people spelling g their name wrong...
Saw someone with the firstname of Florida today. I live in Germany.
Aw, I think Florida's pretty.
Ryker has a sibling named Royce. Whether there’s a third child named Rolls is unconfirmed...
Those are both surnames being used as given names......
Those are surnames?? Huh.
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?
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.
Well, sorta. Also, Ryker is a prison?? (I am... not very well informed on many topics)
Riker’s Island is a prison, yes.
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?)
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.
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...
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.
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?)
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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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?
Related, who names their kid Kable?
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