Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

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

  1. marquis

    marquis Member

    this isn't a baby name in the slightest, but i figure the gentlefolk of this thread might be delighted by the name of a wizard in a german kids book that was a staple of my childhood.
    the evil wizard is called Petrosilius Zwackelmann and. iconic tbh

    edit: maybe i should also mention that "petrosilius" is like. really really close to the german word for parsley (petersilie). imagine a wizard called parsleius wigglyman and you're pretty close to the effect this had on 6-year-old me
     
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  2. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Which books? I´ve Definitely heard the name but I can´t quite place it.
     
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  3. marquis

    marquis Member

    Otfried Preußler's "Der Räuber Hotzenplotz" (the robber hotzenplotz)
     
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  4. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Omg I haven´t thought about those books in ages!
     
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  5. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    That is the most ridiculous name for an evil wizard and I love it.
     
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  6. Deresto

    Deresto Struggling, yet climbing higher at a steady pace

    So, I'd like to have or adopt a child one day when I'm less of a fuck up, and I've recently fallen in love with the idea of naming them kiddo (if they don't already have a name).

    Is that weird? Is it less weird if it was a middle name? Kiddo comes from a place of fondness and love for me, but if they ever wanted to change it legally or not, I'd definitely support the decision.
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    I’m honestly not sure how I’d feel about it as a given name, given that the child is eventually gonna grow up and I’m not sure it’d age well, so to speak. It’d definitely make a cute nickname, though! And it might work in the middle name position, since plenty of people don’t actually use their middle names for anything and the kid could always either not use it or just use the initial if they didn’t like it.
     
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  8. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    Second the probably best as a middle name option. Weird middle names are excellent for get to know you trivia games!
     
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  9. Not bad, but badass- we’re currently selling a spy thriller by Brad Thor. His name is mr. Thor.
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Speaking of surnames, I have a friend from college whose last name is Crapeticio. Yes, the first syllable is spelled AND pronounced “crap.” She told me that she had a friend as a little kid whose mom was very anti-swearing and who got VERY mad at her because she thought it was a made-up vulgar-sounding surname—in reality it’s an Italian surname and she takes a great deal of pride in her heritage, surname and all, so it worked out for her in the end.

    ...It could be worse, though. I think the most unfortunate surname I’ve ever seen is Bastardi. Yeahhhh.
     
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  11. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Also, two from high school:

    There was a very nice girl in my Latin class whose surname was Coward. I always silently felt really bad for her, ngl.

    There was also a girl in my grade whose surname was—and this was her actual surname—Smiley. That one’s more unusual than unfortunate, but it’s worth mentioning.
     
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  12. Concepcion.
     
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  13. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    I think this one is sometimes used amongst Spanish speakers, in reference to the Immaculate Conception, but it’s definitely one that sounds very awkward to a native English speaker. (And if I’m wrong correct me!)
     
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  14. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Oh, huh, yeah, Behindthename has it listed. Reads a lot less awkwardly with the accent on the O. I think I heard of a city called Concepción at some point, but didn't realize it was a given name. Apparently it's also the origin of the names "Concha" and "Conchita," both of which I had heard before. themoreyouknow.gif
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Here’s a fun fact: the US doesn’t allow the use of diacritic marks in legal names. I have no fucking clue why that’s the case (it MAY have made sense at one point, idk, but it doesn’t now), and it sucks because a lot of those names have accent marks for a fucking linguistic reason.

    Basically, Concepción is almost certainly what the parents were going for—but if that’s their legal name here, it’s gonna be spelled Concepcion, at least in capacities that require a legal name.
     
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  16. I know it’s supposed to be with an accent, that’s clear to me from the spelling (and surname). But my question is... why would you name a child that?
     
  17. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    It's definitely a cultural thing, but I'll admit I don't fully grok it myself.
     
  18. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

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  19. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    Yeah, as a latina I can confirm. It's not exactly a common name right now, but it wouldn't raise any eyebrows. I don't blink twice at a Concepción anymore than I would at María
     
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  20. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    I might think "oh, religious parents" with such a name, though
     
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