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    Quote Originally Posted by Neekie View Post
    See, not everyone relates it to something bad.
    Neekie I think the point was that 90% of people didn't either but once they got into the thread and discovered more it distressed them.

    For the record I didn't say you were cruel to call her that name. I wouldn't call a boy Edward because of the connection to Edwards syndrome. It's just how I feel about those sort of names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catrules View Post
    This is a situation where the government should step in when the birth certificates are done and not register these names. They are not names!!
    Totally agree although it would be hard to police. Big dragon, little dragon wtf? I think in cases like that really crazy names can be a sign of mental problems in the parents. Like the family in the US that named their kids Adolfo hitler and Aryan nation.
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    Slightly unusual names: meh.

    Far out their unusual names (tinker bell, big dragon etc) there's something wrong with the parents.

    Normal names with weirdo spelling *can* be a sign of parents trying to project themselves beyond their means and *can* come across as trashy.

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    I've posted this before. It still makes me laugh

    http://deadspin.com/5924827/american...ing-even-worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Slightly unusual names: meh.

    Far out their unusual names (tinker bell, big dragon etc) there's something wrong with the parents.
    bahaha!



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    Default Re: Are unusual names cruel?

    My dp cousin called their sons Armi and Samurai. Another one of his cousins called their girl Water Valentine (named cause star sign and a valentine baby)
    Cruel I say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Neekie I think the point was that 90% of people didn't either but once they got into the thread and discovered more it distressed them.

    For the record I didn't say you were cruel to call her that name. I wouldn't call a boy Edward because of the connection to Edwards syndrome. It's just how I feel about those sort of names.
    Even now that I know, I still see nothing wrong with it. To me it seems kind of silly to get upset about a name just because of a disease but hey, that's a whole other thread isn't it? Lol.
    (That's lighthearted, not calling those who did a moron or anything ^__^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    Even know that I know, I still see nothing wrong with it. To me it seems kind of silly to get upset about a name just because of a disease but hey, that's a whole other thread isn't it? Lol.
    (That's lighthearted, not calling those who did a moron or anything ^__^)
    You had to be there at the time. Not something I'm interested in rehashing. No so not worth it which is how most people felt.

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    Woah that's crazy.

    Also that link Sonja posted? ahahahaha

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    Default Are unusual names cruel?

    In Iceland there is a an approved register of names. You are only allowed to choose a name on the register. If you want to name your child something that isn't on the list, you have to apply for special permission and that can be denied at their discretion. I would hate that! But yes, for the child's sake I think there should be some of filtering system...I actually think there may be in AUS already... I seem to recall something about the name 'Number 16 Bus Shelter' being knocked back... Or something like that...

    In my family we have mostly unusual names: Ma'ayan (pronounced may arn, actually a Hebrew name), Ciara (see ara), Shandli, Maella, (may Ella), nicolette, keeva (Irish name, english spelling), Cody (which was unusual at the time). I don't think Amy of these are cruel... Maybe it's just cause I'm used to them?

    This us why I want to buck the trend in my family and go with an old fashioned 'real' name.


 

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