Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

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

  1. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    Oh boy, yeah, that's...very much a Thing in Mormon culture. I've seen some BIZARRE spellings there.
     
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I think posts about it have been linked in this thread before, but yeah, they're the origin of a lot of those White People Names people meme on. My understanding is that basically, since Mormon communities often have very few socially acceptable forms of self-expression and there's so much emphasis on getting straight-married and having a bunch of kids, people get intense about baby names and can often start planning names for their future children when they're in, like, middle school. And people can get really mad if someone in their social circle uses a name they had dibs on, so a lot of the Chelcees and Myckynzys are attempts to avoid the Mormon equivalent of Tumblr kin drama.
     
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  3. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    I grew up around a bunch of mormons without really knowing about it cause...Arizona. I got to college and my roommate told me about it. We were in Prescott.
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    I didn't grow up in an area with uh...pretty much any Mormons, but there was one (1) Mormon girl I knew as a kid and her name was Scout (as in that was her legal given name), so...
     
  5. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    I've never thought of it like this, but that is EXACTLY the same social pressure going on here holy shit

    (Chiming in to confirm that what LadyNighteyes is saying is correct; source is "not Mormon myself but a significant portion of my social circle in HS was, and, yes, it really did play out like tumblr kin drama")
     
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  6. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Scout was the MC from to kill a mockingbird, right? That's actually fine in my book. I mostly dislike the fucked up spelling names
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    I think she was named for the main character, yeah, although iirc Scout was actually a nickname in the book? But yeah, definitely not the worst name I've encountered--although I grew up in a hippie town, so the bad names I tended to see were bad in a different way.
     
  8. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    I figured it was a nickname. Haven't read the book myself.
     
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  9. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the To Kill A Mockingbird's main character was called Scout, but it was a nickname for her. Albeit a nickname used so commonly in her day-to-day life that I think there was one instance where she legitimately had no idea who people were referring to when they used her real name.
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    Unfortunate surname: Creamer.
     
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  11. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    technically this is off topic here but uhhh say hello to my little fruit stradivarius 'divvie' tanglewood, despite having a name from the famous violin maker this dumbass bard DOES use a guitar
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