So a friend of mine posted this list and my name is on it. I kind of like my name. I certainly don't think it belongs on the same list as "La-a (Ladasha)the dash isnt silent", Gunther, Sausagea, or Uvula. I saw a lot of fellow boarder's names on there, too.
The absolute worst is Nevaeh. Heaven backwards, donchknow. I've seen that one everywhere lately.
Also terrible: Houston, Blakely, Keely, Kailyn, Kinley, Kinsey, Kraken, enough with the cutesy K names, Makkynnzzie and all it's relatives, etc., etc.
Why do people now insist on making up stupid names? What's wrong with names that people get named like Elizabeth and Edward? Same almost goes for the ones trying to be all "different" and pulling names from whatever hipster cool Montessori touting book they read on baby names. Gertrude? Come on.
It's all very subjective. I think you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
We wanted 'uncommon' names. So we went with some older names kind of out of circulation. Some people love them, others say, "Oh what interesting old fashioned names..." like we're the hipsters you're talking about. Either way we smile.
Common names are safer, but then you get accused of being boring. Made-up names are asking for playground beatings.
I dunno - it's a very very personal thing, and definitely one where you can't come remotely close to pleasing all the people all the time.
I was expecting a lot worse! There's only a couple that I would deem terrible, like neveah and la-a. Most everything else actually seems traditional or old fashioned. There also seems to be a general distaste for German names on this list, ie Gretel, Helga, Olga. I've most definitely heard worse names than these.
"I don't really know, but I suspect the addition of nuts." - Squid
Wait, why should I be embarrassed about my name? The NY Times LOVES me!
" is a marvelous pop-culture character, stranger and more complex than the average superhero and more intriguing than the usual boy wizards and vampire brides. She is an outlaw feminist fantasy-heroine, and also an avatar of digital antiauthoritarianism. "
I LOVE the name Virginia and not to make it a geographical thing but I also love the name Carolina. It can't be shortened to Carol, though. The name has to be a whole.
The only list my name is on is the "What's you're name how do you pronounce that how is it spelled what kind of name is that?".
And I've never found any bicycle plates, pencils, or keychains with my name on them. But I always looked anyway because YOU NEVER KNOW!
I worked with a dude named Courtney. We worked at a restaurant where as servers, we had to write our names in crayon on a paper table cloth when we first introduced ourselves.
Try as he might, he could not make his name cool or avoid having to discuss it with each and every table. He would try to go by "Court" but then people were like, "your names is Court? Like People's Court?" if he put Courtney, inevitably a table would make fun of him or laugh. Usually the group of young guys.
Thing was, he wasn't the most confident dude and really struggled socially. Guess the "Boy Named Sue" theory can work one of two ways - turn you into a hair-trigger temper fighter, or a woe is me also ran.
I also went to school with a boy named Courtney. He was in my confirmation class at church. During a break in the class, he went to the basement, smoked and cigarette, and then set the basement on fire.
ETA: 7th grade and yes, intentionally.
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Mar 7, 2012 2:17 PM
You know what's weird, brown names... or er, Indian names, for people from India. At least Sikh names, Hindi names might be different.... I've had a lot of coffee today.
ANYWAY, they are totally unisex. Even when part of the name is masculine, like it means "king" I've met women with that in their name as well. Can be a pain in the ass when you're calling someone and you don't know which pronoun to use.
There was a guy on The University of Arizona's football team named Ashley. He stopped playing after being charged with aggravated assault. I'd probably get aggravated and assault someone, too, if my name were Ashley.
"One and three from the roof, bitches!!!". -Archer
I can understand if it's a family name, sort of. I'm named after my grandmothers and while I was always the only Louise I knew in my age range, I was never really embarrassed by it. I'm kind of glad for my brother though that my parents decided against naming him after any ancestors because among the choices were Aloysius, Auguste, Eanraig, or Sladislas.