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I seem to be surrounded by people with weird names, or different spelling... i know this is common now, but some of my friends are between 20 and 30!
My list includes:
Kristijaan (pronounced Christian)
Krystian (pronounced Christian)
Liesa (pronounced Li-es-a)
And their are more...
Is this just something i didnt really think about when i named Ethan!
Wow. The worst I've had among my age group (35ish) is trying to remember which Jen is Jenifer and which is Jennifer! We had a LOT of Jens.
I often get comments on my daugher's name as they pronounce Raleigh as raylee. I pronounce it as rally, like Sir Walter Raleigh.
hi im one of those mid 20's people with weird name (well not weird just spelt weird). im Leighsa -(lisa) and i always had problems with teachers at school and everyone else. it was hard then cause i was always so shy, but i like it now to be a little different.
my little girl is elliot, and ive prob condemed her to a life of being thought of as a boy, but at least its easy to pronounce.
Don't worry Leighsa, you're not alone everyone thinks Raleigh is a boy too LOL :D
I personally think that weird spellings are ridiculous. I have nothing against original or unusual names (or boy's names for girls - Eloise's middle name is Cameron) but when it's clearly a name just spelled differently to guarantee originality :rolleyes: it's pathetic.
Kristijaan's mum & dad have sentenced this kid to a lifetime of teasing!!
Kids nowadays have enough trouble spelling (witness "sms speak" :mad: ) without all these wacky names interfering! It's just BAD spelling!
But.... just my opinion.....
The best I have come across was in America where I was told of a girl whose name was pronounced "feh-ma-lee" - which was okay until you saw the spelling - "female" - when asked, her mother told the officer I was talking to that the hospital had named her?!?! In other words when they wrote, "Baby Smith - Female", the mother thought that was her name! Now that is a case of great spelling but no idea!!!!
(And this is not an urban myth - it was a child protection officer telling me of one of her cases!)
I think I posted somewhere else that I found a website that said that a young woman named her child ******* (Im not swearing - thats how she spelt it...) pronounced Ah-shol-ee. True story - somewhere in America! I cant believe that someone could do that to their child! That poor person will be victim to bad jokes for the rest of their life. :confused:
I think Mara-Jade is a pretty name! :p
I know a couple who named their daughter Fuel Sever. I kid you not.
I also have a friend whos name is Rohnda. Her parents just made a mistake and got the H in the wrong place.
i was allways told Jazzlynn was spet weird
but when i was naming her it was the only spelling i knew an then found out the Comman way was jazlyn to me that didnt make sence spellin it that way
lol it took me 8/9 months to get All her day care ppl to spell it right
I Love weird spellin names , an weird names all together ;) :o
I don't think my son has that weird of a name but no one seems to be able to pronounce it properly...it is spelled Mattias and is pronounced Ma tie as...most people pronounce it Math e us...or Ma tay as. We thought the spelling was pretty straight forward but apparently not :confused:
Mattius seems pretty straightforward to me!?! I think its nice. :)
Oops! I meant Mattias. Sorry!
My daughter is named after both of her grandmothers - Susan Zorica. One of her grandmothers is Croatian, so I don't consider Zorica 'wierd', it just reflects the fact that we live in a multicultural society.
First names were easy, but my husband and I couldn't agree on her surname. When the issue was just academic, we had agreed that the boys would have his surname and the girls would have mine, but when the first baby turned out to be a girl my husband changed his mind... We ended up giving her both our surnames and she can decide if she wants to keep a double bunger or just use one when she grows up.
I like original names and new spelling for names, it gives a uniqueness to each name and also some spunk and personality..
If we were to have a girl it was to be Summer or Taylah...
My girlfriend is having a bub soon and her names for a boy are River or Hunter..
If it is a girl..Winter or Lou-Lou and she also likes Taj for a boy....
I also like Skye for a girl..but DH hated it...
U know what I don't like though is when people are lazy and automatically abbreviate Cooper's name....Coop..what the hell is that anyway..I just answer with his name is Cooper...and when he is older he can decide if he is ok with it being abbreviated...(bit off the track here...)
we know a Geoorgea. And I thought Jorja was bad til I saw that version!! :eek:
i know how it feels to have a weird name. mine is toni and at school i used to get teased as it wass a boys name. now its not bad as i am older but at school it was bad. but i like weird names aswell ive named my daughter kiarna and that name i have never heard before anywhere else. i think its unique to have a weird name as long as it not something bad thhat ssounds like a swear word or something.
Hi, I just heard of a little girl being called Fortune! Not sure about that one!
A friend of mine has a son named Zee, im not sure of that one! And i met a lady at the shops and her daughters name was Matey! as in mate ie . im sure she will get pick on by her mates!
i have a friend who named her first daughter KACEE pronounced K.C rather than casey.her name starts with K and the fathers started with C.so they reasoned that bubs would get a piece of each other not just in the genes.2nd daughter is named CEJAI as in C.J. named after the grandfather whose initials were..... you guessed it.clever i think.my liam got his fathers middle name francis which i still dont like but its a name thats been passed down for 4 generations.i got to pick the first name so he got the middle.ethan got jack for a middle name after my great uncle.isla got kate for a middle name.my name's kathy but it just didnt go with isla.and keely got anne named after my middle name.if you think hard about names you can find a link with your name or your partners which can be fun and have a lovely meaning.
my sil is a childcare worker and has cared for many kids with interesting names. the one that has always stuck with me was a little boy named orpheus. from memory, his brother's name was orion.
I also am not too keen on made up names/spellings BUT dont be too quick to judge as there are a lot of english names that have ethnic varients in spelling. For example, in my baby name book, all of the oricinal posters names are in there except for the Christion woth the double j's or was it a's. So what to us looks made up may not be. I am all for originality but we have thousands of ethnic names to choose from so please dont spell Jane J-a-i-y-n-n ;)
my son in naquahn (pronounced na-kwarn) 3 days after his birth a close friend had a daughter she called tru.
Hi guys these are some names that I found on a baby name site, i have pasted them as is as i just love some of the 'logic' behind why these people chose these names!
Folant Quartus ( there was a picture of him and he actually loked like a Folant Quartus!!)
These people were all members of the one family (quick get out your banjos everybody!)
D'Christopher Sharron Antonio Lee
RickHell Christian Alexander Jaden Jhamal
29. Named after mother Debra and father Eugene.
28. Named after her sister Debrajean Just w/ out the D.
12/27/1980. Named after uncle Abraham and father Eugene.
23. A combination of sisters Debrajean, Ebrajean, and Abrajean.
11/24/98. d=debrajean (aunt), e=ebrajean (aunt), a=abrajean (mother), s=steven (uncle), d=deaton (uncle).
08/25/00. Named after aunts and mother.
04/03/03. Short boy's name for Destiny.
02/05/05. Named after aunts, mother and father (Aaron).
Dagon Nicholas Shane
Born September 18 2004, 6lbs 11oz, 18 inches long.
Demeano Armand Bozzolo
Dec. 19, 2004, Sarasota, FL
These people were all members of the same family too, I mean some of the names are ok, but so many, its just stupid if you ask me!
Tabatha Kimberly Faith Leeann Garalynn Dortha Odella Jerlie age: 7
Raven Heather Autumn Tiffany Laken Wren Willow Iris Dove age: 5
Kade Nayland Yardley Lander Ranton Tage
Kathryn Elizabeth Letitia Ronna Mae Paige age: 6 months
Anyway I think I have shared more than enough for now, but they were so funny I just add to show them to you all :D
Jeez...i've had enough trouble coming up with two names each for my kids let alone that many!!
My cousin has a daughter Leahni (Lee-ah-ni), and a friends daughter is Baylee.
I thought about the name Kennedee for a girl, but we've decided on Charlee for a girl...and Jackson for a boy (not weird), but my sister asked if i was going to spell it 'Jaxon'? :confused: Not that that's too weird, but i just didn't like it for some reason (sorry to any people out there that spelt it that way!!)
My other daughter's name is Mackenzie, i never really thought of spelling it any other way at the time....she already has people asking (like at the doctor's) if that's her last name.....
Anyway, good luck to all those poor kids in your post when they are old enough to get picked on...maybe later on they'll change them legally?? I think i would!!
a chick at my church named their son Funky...
I mean enough said really
Me: Kimberley May
DH: Daryl Lawrence
DD: Elara Ruby
DS: Tobias Stephen
My dad has a friend who has named her daughter 'Snookums' (no, not a nickname on the birth cert.). I felt so sorry for the poor girl. :eek:
Check these ones out...
Seal,which I think was a girl.
I went to school with a girl who's name was Elamef and her brother was Elam.
Elamef is Female backwards and Elam is Male. Sad but true.
My name is not that common Shandi Genevieve Wallace however my dads girlfriend is a midwife and delivered a baby boy to a 16 year old mother only to come back later and find out she called him RAVE,one guess where he was concieved...?
One thing i am positive i will do is look at my childs name every way before i commit.My mother always said my brothers 1st and middle name together,they both decided on Dallas Alexander for a boy,sent in the birth certificate and it wasn't til he was 1 month old and she went to open a bank account for him, the teller laughed at his name.when mum asked why is was so funny she said well its just not every day that you hear of a Dallas Wallace.Guess my mum just liked rhyming words!!!Dallas was teased all the time!!
Yikes! Having just come across this thread I've decided some people must be completely nuts (or just really mean, or have no imagination).
In my job (teaching) I've come across a few hair curlers, but my favourites (off the top of my head) are Joshawa, Katelynd (no, that's not a typo - there's really a d on the end!), Blade (hmmm, I bet he'll be the really well behaved one in the class ..... NOT) and Ace Casey. Oh yeah, and I knew a really tough nut called Axl which didn't sound quite so impressive when I found out his middle name was Neville!
You've got to wonder what some people are thinking.
A girl I work with put another e on the end of her daughter's name to make her a little different ... CHLOEE.
A baby who has just joined the babies room at our daycare centre is ZEBEDEE which I have never heard of. Maybe I just don't get out enough! :p
Oh - and I forgot to add the father of four from work who called number 2 daughter Cricket because that's what he was watching when she was born. He should have called her Miracle because that's what he should have been watching while supporting his long-suffering wife through the labour process! Gotta wonder ....
In reference to Zebedee, I believe that that is biblical. Old Testament. Very old and not very common these days at all. Maybe that is where they heard it.
Zebedee was a character out of a British childrens show from the 70's called the Magic Roundabout, I have some really vague recollection of it. I think it had a giant hairy dog called Dougal. Last I heard they were remaking as a movie with Robbie Williams.
I remember that show! I always found it very weird. I think it was the fact that they had no legs - freaky.
Anyway, speaking of really bad names...does anyone know if Rove McManus' name is really Rove, because that strikes me as a really bad choice!!
Also, I used to work in child care and we a had a little girl called Niamh - pronounced Neeve! Bizarre, but apparently it's the gaelic spelling.
I heard a lady yelling at her daughter in Myers a few months ago.
I couldnít believe the poor Childs name was "Fruit Salad"!!.. And by the look on some of the faces nor could anyone else.
I was unsure about having an unusual name for our baby. We had a huge list of names (mostly Grace, Ainsley, Eleanor etc) that really didnít mean anything personal to us.
When I laid eyes on her for the first time, I couldnít imagine any other name but Ruri (Roo-Ree). Its a bit different and I may not be Japanese but its her to a Tee.
Sometimes different is nice but a name like Fruit Salad is just cruel. :confused:
Hi Nan - apparently Rove's first name is actually John. How he got Rove, I have no idea.
Rove was so named because in his home town of Perth I believe he was a roving reporter ... Rove for short.
Hi Nan - apparently Rove's first name is actually John. How he got Rove, I have no idea.
two true stories as told to me by a friend who is a midwife...
- named their daughter Paris, quite a pretty name, shame their surname was also Paris!
- named their first child Sarah, named their second child... Sarah! i guess us mums are always trying to come up with interesting ways to simplify ourlives!! :D
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