Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

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

  1. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    OH NO I SNORTED
     
  2. Silver Sheep

    Silver Sheep IIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Sounds like an evil wizard in a fantasy porno
     
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  3. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    I figure this is as good a thread as any to bring this up - does anyone know the real reason Stephen King's son goes by Joe Hill?

    Because I can't help but think Stephen named his own damn child Joe King (joking) :/
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    I have no idea what his actual name is, but iirc the reason he goes by Joe Hill is that when he was starting, he didn't want people to just think of him as Stephen King's son--he wanted his works to be judged on their own merits. So he used a pseudonym that was disconnected from his dad's name.

    ...I REALLY hope Joe King isn't his real name though. :/
     
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  5. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    I can't unthink it and now you can't either!! (:
     
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  6. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

     
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  7. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    ... Jesus christ I've never been so sorry to be right in my entire life XDD
     
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  8. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    welp
     
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  9. VJ Wocky

    VJ Wocky 34 Somnolent Void Seeks Perfection in Dissonance

    the true horror was in his son's name the whole time
     
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  10. Not a baby name, but very absurd sounding- Shebbley Weddle. Poor guy.
     
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  11. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Lastname of Moonjelly, seen at work
     
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  12. The first name O'Brien. Completely normal as a last name, confusing otherwise.
     
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  13. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    That's some Handmaid's Tale shit right there
     
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  14. Silver Sheep

    Silver Sheep IIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    in the fine tradition of Mackenzie and Jackson, I guess
     
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  15. I guess. (shrug)

    Why is it that many English first names can be acceptable surnames but not the other way around?
     
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  16. VJ Wocky

    VJ Wocky 34 Somnolent Void Seeks Perfection in Dissonance

    well...i men names like jackson are literally "jack's son" over centuries so its....built in?
     
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  17. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Somebody went a bit too far in their Star Trek appreciation?
     
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  18. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    I mean O'Brian is literally Of Brian so it doesn't work as a given name unless you really really want to make it clear the person belongs to another, unfortunate implications ftw
     
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  19. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Mild example, solely because it's weirdly repetitive: there's apparently another doctor at my obgyn office named JoAnn Johansen. I wonder if she's ever gone by Jojo.

    Also, I'd like to bitch about my own name. My given name is unusually spelled/pronounced--Johanna, with the J pronounced as in juice and a silent H (jo-ANN-uh, like the girl from The Hunger Games). It's an accepted form of the name, but it almost never gets spelled or pronounced properly (usually they pronounce the H). So when I started middle school, I began going by Anna. You'd think that would be simple enough, right?

    HAHA NOPE. It's pronounced ANN-uh, but I've had so many people inexplicably pronounce it AW-nuh despite the former pronunciation being far more common in the states. (And yes, Frozen seems to have made that happen more, THANKS DISNEY.) A lot of people misspell it as Ana too--again, despite Anna being the more common American spelling. But that wasn't the real issue.

    The real issue is that my last name is Nickel, and I was in middle school when Anna Nicole Smith was all over the tabloids. I got called Anna Nickel Smith by the shitty kids CONSTANTLY, to the extent that I gave myself a new middle name (changed it from Denise, which I just don't care for and which doesn't fit me, to Cassidy) so I could have a full name people wouldn't mock me for.

    At least I got a cute name (and the excellent nickname of Acey!) out of it, but jfc.
     
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  20. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    Alekz. Not sure if that's short for a genuine alternate spelling of Alexander or not--I've seen Aleks before I'm pretty sure, but the Z is throwing me off so bad.
     
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