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    If your name is Butts, don't make Wendy or Fanny their first name.

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    I am living in Wales at the moment and Kerry is a very common male name, but it is usually spelt the welsh way - Ceri. I am not really into unusually stupid names but I do like different names. I love traditional Welsh and Irish names like Rhys, Geraint, Naoise, Fionn and Donncha for boys and Bronwyn, Aoife, Niamh, Eibhlinn and Roisin for girls. While many people reading this would find those completely unpronounceable they are perfectly normal names where I come from.

    But I hate names like Chardonnay, Ferrari etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver chick View Post
    I am living in Wales at the moment and Kerry is a very common male name, but it is usually spelt the welsh way - Ceri. I am not really into unusually stupid names but I do like different names. I love traditional Welsh and Irish names like Rhys, Geraint, Naoise, Fionn and Donncha for boys and Bronwyn, Aoife, Niamh, Eibhlinn and Roisin for girls. While many people reading this would find those completely unpronounceable they are perfectly normal names where I come from.

    But I hate names like Chardonnay, Ferrari etc.

    Is their an Irish equivaltn for "Ceri" because the boy i went to schoool with had an Irish sounding name so maybe it was that? It was spelt "Kerry".

    I like the welsh an Irish names that you that mention above but unfortunately have to hold my hands up to say that i didn't recognise (except for Rhys) any of the male names...any chacen you could explain to a heathen like me how the other four male names are pronounced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    I like the welsh an Irish names that you that mention above but unfortunately have to hold my hands up to say that i didn't recognise (except for Rhys) any of the male names
    Classic Catholic school names! Never heard of Naoise though and have no idea how to pronounce it.

    I bet there are loads of little Chardonnay's running around nursery school by now!

    One of my friends named her new baby Sienna. That will be so dating in 20 years time.

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    Wow, cool thread!! In the book "Freakonomics" there is a chapter called "What's in a Name." Among other things, the author relates the true story a man who named his first son Winner and his second son Loser. Winner ended up having an illustrious criminal career, while Loser works as a policeman. There were also examples of kids called Harvard, Yale, and President, and a girl named Sh*thead - pronounced "Sha-TEED."

    Re: celebrities' kids. To think that there was once a time when Frances Bean Cobain was thought to have a weird name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredegunda View Post
    ...and a girl named Sh*thead - pronounced "Sha-TEED."
    Yeah, Madonna has a daughter named Lardass. Or at least, that's what it sounds like.

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    Idle- the name is Lourdes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDLERACER View Post
    Yeah, Madonna has a daughter named Lardass. Or at least, that's what it sounds like.
    If you happen to be completely ignorant it does...

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    Well, kids can be cruel, I grew up as "Seen Buzzard." I am sure someone will be calling her that (as Idle mentioned) - no matter the size.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 10-05-2006 at 04:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    Well, kids can be cruel, I grew up as "Seen Buzzard." I am sure someone will be calling her that (as Idle mentioned) - no matter the size.
    I think Madonna's kids are schooled in Britain aren't they? "Lardass" is a very American insult and not very prevalent here...not least because "***" isn't used as much as "[color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]" here!

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    I would never associate those names with being classically Catholic school, considering that as far as I know many Welsh people are not even Catholic! They are simply traditional Welsh and Irish names.

    Rhys for anyone who may not know is pronounced Reese although the proper Welsh pronuciation sounds very different and is incredibly difficult to get across.

    Geraint is pronounced Gare - int (with the G pronounced like in the word Gate and the i pronounced like in the word iron)

    Naoise is Irish and pronounced Nee - sha

    Donncha is pronounced Don - a - ka (but again the Irish inflections on letters will make it sound totally different)

    Fionn is a difficult one to explain. Best I can come up with is F-yun

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    I think Madonna's kids are schooled in Britain aren't they? "Lardass" is a very American insult and not very prevalent here...not least because "***" isn't used as much as "[color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]" here!

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    I didn't know that. I agree. This may not sound to "American" of me to say, but I believe the ignorance factor is on a much greater scale here in the states then in the UK from my impression / experience. As well a better / more proper use of the english language there than here. I thought she was "schooling" them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    I didn't know that. I agree. This may not sound to "American" of me to say, but I believe the ignorance factor is on a much greater scale here in the states then in the UK from my impression / experience. As well a better / more proper use of the english language there than here. I thought she was "schooling" them here.
    I would think that you are probably right mostly because American popular culture tends to be pretty universal because of the film industry and because so many American TV programs make it all over the world (not just int he UK). While most turns of phrase will be understood by Brits, only some are adopted and used...the difference like I say between "***" and "[color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]" is just one. I'm sure going the other way with school playground insults or phrases many more americans would be left scratching their heads on the basis that UK popular culture doesn't case it's net as far as US popular culture. One example i'm thinking of is "ming" or "minging" which you hear everywhere in the UK (especially amongst kids...but it really does spread through the ages!) to be a fairly harsh put-down of something not very nice...kids will often use it in reference to food they don't like!

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    As for hard to pronounce or pretentious sounding names, I have read that this is more common for parents that are poor and don't feel they have a lot to offer their child. They think that giving them this kind of name will give them an advantage.

    Lourdes is named Lourdes, France a very sacred place for Roman Catholics. This is where St. Bernadette saw the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most sightings of her have appeared, also many miracles. IIRC Lourdes (Madonna's daughter) goes by Lola.

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    I completely forgot about the guy that used to put up my grandparents' Christmas lights until I read the "rules" of naming..............his name was Seymour Blink!

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