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Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

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

  1. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    I’m really hoping that’s a real name in some other culture and that it just sounds unfortunate to English speakers, but at this point I’m never sure.
     
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  2. Agreed. I mean I’ve only ever heard of one guy called Cable, and that was a superhero code name.
     
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Which, considering he's a Rob Liefeld character from the 90s, makes it even more impressive they managed to out-90s-superhero-name him.
     
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  4. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    Apparently, one of the Puritan naming trends was translating Hebrew names based on etymology.
    Meaning, yes:
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  5. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    Puritan naming trends in general were...well, interesting, let’s put it that way.
     
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  6. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    So I looked it up and McKell is an actual surname, at least.

    Still the most unbearably matchy sibling set, though, and I still don’t like it as a given name. :P
     
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  7. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    Pretty sure that my half-uncle on exdad's side was named Royce. So, that didn't sound out of place to me.
     
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  8. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    One thing that happened relatively often in Corsica was people just straight-up translating their names into French. Except it just... Didn't work nearly as well. Like, if I translate them into English instead, stuff like "Savior" or "Bear" (the animal) is pretty much as absurd as it is in French.
     
  9. Here’s a few more I’ve encountered at work:

    The classic Richard Johnson.

    First names Tavyn and Justice. (I’ve seen a lot of words as names, but justice is a new one)

    Sudie, Dandy, and their child Zander.

    The address 169 Butts Road.
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    I’ve heard Justice a few times, and Zander isn’t too unusual, but...I’m praying that poor Richard Johnson goes by literally ANYTHING other than Dick. And Dandy is horrid.

    Also, I want to live on Butts Road.
     
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  11. You’ve heard Justice as a given name? Huh. Maybe it’s a regional thing :l
     
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  12. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Seen at work recently: last name of 'Zeus'.

    also seen: lastname of 'Unsinn' (translated: Nonsense) which is indeed as funny in german as it is in english
     
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  13. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    Zeus is kinda badass, but...Nonsense...that poor person!
     
  14. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    To be completely fair, I live in a hippie town, and a lot of the kids here have wayyyyyyyy dumber names than that, so I don't bat an eye at names like Justice a lot of the time. I think I've heard it in other contexts, though? It's definitely not a common one, though, as far as virtue names go.
     
  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I've talked to some longtime political activists who said they kept a running collection of hilarious "Dick" and "Richard" names they saw while doing phone calls, mailings, and door-to-door.
     
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  16. Acey

    Acey john hlans. burg bi sexu

    That reminds me of a story I know I've mentioned in this thread, about how I have a friend whose full name is William Richard (Lastname), which is a family name--his grandfather and father are/were (?) also named William Richard.

    Understandably, he just goes by Will for short (and I don't think he really uses his middle name at all), but he does like to joke about being Willy Dick The Third. :P
     
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  17. Oh, oh. Idea.

    Williwas.
     
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  18. One more from work today- Kenzy. Not mckenzy, which would make sense, but just. Kenzy. Am I missing something here?
     
  19. Silver Sheep

    Silver Sheep IIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    The surname McKenzy implies the existence of the given name Kenzy, doesn't it?
     
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  20. That is a good point, yeah.
     
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