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    Crazy Baby Names

    I was taking a walk last night in my neigborhood and came across a house that had a big stork announcing the birth of a new baby. The name of the baby?......
    RACE ROCKET. They also had their other childrens names on the announcement, ZUZU & BRINGLE I only thought celebrities gave their babies strange names. Why do parents give their children such awful
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    Hopefully these are nicknames and the parents are just being cautious and not posting their children's names for all to see outside their house.

    I don't know why people saddle their children with weird names. I once had a white male pastor whose first name was 'Kim'.

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    A friend of mine knew someone who worked as a nurse in the maternity ward of a hospital. She took care of a baby named "Master of the Universe."


    I went to high school with a girl named Snow White, and also a boy named Brock Lee. For real!

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    I once knew a Hedda Butt. And long before there was such a thing, there was an 80-something year old lady I knew named "Minnie Van."

    These names aren't particularly weird, for instance like the family in New Jersey (I think) that has 3 daughters named Mercedes, Lexus & Porsche, but if you ever feel like getting "The Hairy Eyeball" from a policeman, just get pulled over with 2 guys named Jim Blaha & Jeff Blough (pronounced "Blow").

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    isn't one of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's kid named " Rumor " and it's a girls name = that poor kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB1AB2 View Post
    isn't one of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's kid named " Rumor " and it's a girls name = that poor kid
    Yep, her name is Rumer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB1AB2 View Post
    isn't one of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's kid named " Rumor " and it's a girls name = that poor kid
    I think all three of their daughters names are odd. Talula and Scout? Not my taste. Some of the names stars have been picking are just plain out there.

    There's people in my community named Donald Duck, William Williams and Harry Dick. I'm thankful for my given names that is for certain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsace View Post
    I don't know why people saddle their children with weird names. I once had a white male pastor whose first name was 'Kim'.
    I used to work with a guy called Kim who was from New Zealand. It is totally acceptable as a male name in the UK and obviously in the antipodes as well. Lots of names have swopped genders at different periods of time and also switched from first names to surnames and vice versa. LOTS of US first names seem weird in the UK because they're surnames here. The most bizarre to me are all those clan names, Mac-something, being used as first names. MacKenzie? That's a hairy old Scottish bloke in my mind. Not a teenage girl. An example of a gender switching name is Ashley, which is pretty uni-sex in the UK but probably more common in males (There is an Ashley Cole in the England football team for example). But in the US it's exclusively female.

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    I've known a Misty Storms, twins named Dilly&Dally, and a woman named Felicity Fuchs (pronounced liked the curse word). If that's not a porn name, I don't know what is.

    I saw a weird French first name today, "Jean de Dieu", literally translating to John of God. That's one heck of a name to live up to.

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    Fuchs as far as I know should not be pronounced like the curse word (maybe they did I don't doubt), my Mom has a debilitating eye illness called Fuchs after the Dr. who "categorized" it. And I have never heard anyone pronounce it in the derogatory fashion. But that doesn't mean that the family mentioned does not, but of course they named a child so ...well.. poorly, so what would they know

    On the same note I know a John Holmes and a ex-girl friends, friend is named Tracy Lords - that is quite odd. But not that bad because they are the ones who informed me of the other "more famous" people having the same names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilles View Post
    I've known a Misty Storms, twins named Dilly&Dally, and a woman named Felicity Fuchs (pronounced liked the curse word). If that's not a porn name, I don't know what is.

    I saw a weird French first name today, "Jean de Dieu", literally translating to John of God. That's one heck of a name to live up to.

    There is an English instructor whose name is Fuchs -she writes ESL books.
    At work we pronounce it - Fuchs (like "ew") - not the swear word.

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    The late Anne Landers - the famous gossip columnist - once ran a column about strange baby names. I remember one was - Ima Car.


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    I think ppl do this b/c in America we're taught to stand out and be individual, so some ppl may want their kids to stand out more by giving them a unique name. I doubt you'd see this in collectivist type countries? I think it's great to give your kids unique names. As long as it's not something that could garner bullying; like Bertha or Daffy. As far as Demi's kids; I'm sure they love their names. I wish my name was more unique.

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    Well how you like to have the name Fondaline well I hate it.
    Why would someone name their children after fruit Apple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snow_shoe View Post
    An example of a gender switching name is Ashley, which is pretty uni-sex in the UK but probably more common in males (There is an Ashley Cole in the England football team for example). But in the US it's exclusively female.
    Actually, in the US, Ashley can be a male name, but it is typically female. I went to high school with a guy named Ashley - and it was the first Ashley I knew.

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