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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dlkksk8fan View Post
    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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    Maybe "It's a Wonderful Life" is their favorite movie - thus the name ZUZU - "Zuzu'z petals" - Jimmy Stewart's famous line. Anwya, Bringle - that is strange and Race Rocket - Star Trek fans perhaps? Very strange indeed.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by snow_shoe View Post
    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.
    Really? I'm in the UK and fin Kim to be unusual for a male - i've never come across a white european male called kim...i did go to secondary school with a boy whoo's first name was Kerry, which always struck me as an odd name for a boy usually it being used for girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    Really? I'm in the UK and fin Kim to be unusual for a male - i've never come across a white european male called kim...i did go to secondary school with a boy whoo's first name was Kerry, which always struck me as an odd name for a boy usually it being used for girls.

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    Well I don't think "Kim" is very common for either gender in 2006, but I've known a couple of male "Kim's" and I know one female "Kim", short for Kimberly. Doesn't it come from the book "Kim" by Rudyard Kipling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snow_shoe View Post
    Well I don't think "Kim" is very common for either gender in 2006, but I've known a couple of male "Kim's" and I know one female "Kim", short for Kimberly. Doesn't it come from the book "Kim" by Rudyard Kipling?
    You've got me there - i've never across the Rudyard Kipling book "Kim" so it might well be.

    I find the name Kim amusing now (especailly when said with an autralian accent) because of the comedy series Kath and Kim!! It appeals to my stupid sense of "yumour"!!!

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    I forgot one of the weird ones I heard-Juan Legg.

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    I used to work in a day care and I came across all kinds of crazy names. I knew two young sisters named Storm and Amara. I knew a little girl named Treasure, a little boy named Legend, a girl named Tiara. And the list goes on and on. My personal favorite was a little girl name Jonathan. One of the workers asked Jonathan's mother how she came up with the name and the mother just said "Don't ask."

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    Four very simple rules to remember when naming a baby:

    1. If your last name is a noun of any kind, do not name your son "Harry."

    2. If your last name is a plural noun of any kind, do not name your son "Seymour."

    3. If your last name is a noun of any kind, do not name your daughter "Ima"

    4. If your last name is a plural noun of any kind, do not name your daughter "Lotta."



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    This thread reminds me of a book I saw at Barnes & Nobles, called "Don't Name Your Baby" or something like that. Hilarious. Points out the problems with just about every name possible.

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