Weird NameS for ChildreN?

Doozie of the DaY: Lars Tegenfeldt

Lines that ought to be jokes but are dead serious.

Angel’s doozie of the day:

“There is nothing negative about a name like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s today. In the 1970s, maybe it was.”
(Lars Tegenfeldt)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish authorities say parents can now name their newborns “Budweiser” or “Metallica” if they so wish.

For decades, Swedish tax authorities had banned parents from naming their children after fast food chains, rock bands or their favorite brand of beer.

But tax authority spokesman Lars Tegenfeldt says the guidelines have been relaxed.

He says “there is nothing negative about a name like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s today. In the 1970s, maybe it was.”

Sweden relaxes rules on givings kids unusual names
Still, authorities are drawing the line at giving children swear words for names. And forget about naming your child God, Allah or Devil.

Does the word social handicap mean anything to ya Lars?

Perhaps you overlooked this little ditty:
NZ judge orders ‘odd’ name change

A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated – Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing.
He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples.

Officials had blocked S-ex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed.

One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania, he said.

To say these parents exercise poor judgement would be a masterpiece of understatement.

The extreme narcissism involved in choosing a weird, bizarre name for a child is only overshadowed by the stupidity and selfishness of the act.

Last time I checked, purposely subjecting a child to lifelong ridicule is abusive.

Selecting a name for your baby can be challenging. Do you prefer classical or more modern? Traditional or a bit avant garde?

But what allegedly loving parent sets up their child with a social disability and a handicap for the rest of their lives, totally unnecessarily?

Look no farther than Hollyweirdoes to observe eccentricity of names.

Apple: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

Brooklyn: David and Victoria Beckham

Heaven: Lil’ Mo –also mother to God’Iss Love Stone

Ireland: Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger

Moon Unit: Frank Zappa —also father to Dweezil and Diva Muffin

Guess they ran out of Biblical names eh?

These parents predictably fail in exercising the first and most important task of parenthood: actually caring for and protecting your child.

When did naming a child become flippant and why is it acceptable to create a hurdle for their child’s future life.

What’s your name kid? Violence S-ex Fruit. issuesani.gif

Sooo..”there is nothing negative about a name like Coca-Cola or McDonald’s today”?
Uh huh.

Yea. Good luck with trying to obtain a passport.

For some historical background: Swedish Naming Practices

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24 Responses to “Weird NameS for ChildreN?”

  1. Katie says:

    I followed the old Jewish custom and named my daughters after those relative I had admired and loved who were deceased. What a fitting way to remember those you loved. They hate their names, but love the idea. When my oldest becomes a Mom (one day) she already told me that she will name her daughter after her beloved great aunt and if it is a boy after her Dad whom she misses very much.

    It is a lovely custom and one in which many people could follow.

  2. Perri Nelson says:

    My youngest son was named after my grandfather.

    I wonder if I can name my next kid “Toblerone”? Nah! Just kidding.

    And I thought that Frank Zappa had strange ideas naming his kids “Dweezil” and “Moon Unit”.

  3. DragonLady says:

    I always hated my name (Martha) because I thought it was an old woman’s name. I still don’t particularly like it, but I never entertained the thought of changing my name, and only suffered minimal references to flour, former first ladies, and vineyards. ;-) Anyway, I tell my daughter that I named her after the Bionic Woman. LOL

  4. Amboy says:

    Thanks for the cartoons, I needed a chuckle.

  5. darcee says:

    Having a little bit unusual name, with a rather unusual spelling (Which has necessitated having official and semi-official documents reprinted more than once) I haven’t ever understood the attraction to weird names.

    Once I was in a book store looking at some baby related titles while a very pregnant woman was beside me perusing a baby name book. Out of the blue she tells me how important children’s names are and by the end for the conversation said that she plans on naming her soon to be born child “unique” so they will be unique. I tried to keep from grinning while I said “I hope Unique is a girl.”

  6. Dapoppins says:

    So true.

  7. KarLM says:

    And the Lord named him Adam, because he came from the earth. (hebrew word for earth: Adama)
    I guess if it was/is good enough for the Lord to keep it simple, the very least we can do is follow that example.
    If we allow the inmates to do the namings the possibilities are endless….
    i.e..olympic babies…Pommelhorse, Backstroke, Javelin & Polevault just a few…feel free to add any suggestions…..

  8. MK says:

    I think it’s the height of selfishness to foist your own stupidity and screwed up mindset upon children. Especially those oxygen thieves in New Zealand. Another thing, it’s a really sad state of affairs when the government has to step in to educate people on what’s stupid and what’s not stupid.

    What next, are we going to put up boards next to roads saying don’t cross without looking, your dumbass might get hit. I’m sure some brainiac will fail that too, i looked but didn’t think the car would hit me, the sign didn’t say to wait for the cars to go!

  9. Z says:

    I volunteer teach music at a preschool. Suddenly, last year all the new little girls were Amelia……..they were the only new ones, so it was easy to learn who everyone was! Anybody I didn’t know was AMELIA (an Emelia and AMELIE, suddenly very popular, soon joined the classes…OY~!)
    My name is unusual…but it’s an Armenian name and the pronunciation’s been Anglicized. People love it and NEVER forget it!

    DragonLady…who’s GAYLE? I’m stunned! :-)
    Fun post, Angel…”ANGEL” REEEEEEALLY? ANGEL?

  10. LomaAlta says:

    Most popular name in Arizona in 2007 was Angel, pronounced “Ahn hell”.
    This is a very popular name in Mexico and a favorite of illegal aliens. Now you know something about AZ and their demographics there.

  11. LomaAlta says:

    Ooops, should have said most popular boy’s name!

  12. Nikki says:

    and then there is Sunday the new baby girl of Kieth Urban and Nicole Kidman…her last name is Kidman Urban….mmmhmmm. Love the day of the week names. fun post. :) N

  13. In_spired says:

    Jacqueline. To be more specific….Nancy Jacqueline.

    I still wonder where my parents came up with the “J” name.

  14. Aurora says:

    I read some interesting stats that say that teachers subconsciously favor kids with somewhat recognizable names (as opposed to those they can barely pronounce). Apparently across the board the ‘Isabels’ and ‘Camerons’ did far better in test scores than the Tallulahs and the Moon Units (son of Moonbats) :)

  15. Otto - American Interests says:

    No doubt the sons and daughters of moonbats! I myself was named after my grandfather…great posting again Angel….

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  17. pela68 says:

    Ha! Reminds me of when I was to name my son. Or really, I did not have much to say. The mother bought name- books and constantly asked me what I believed would be a good name.

    I was like “It does not matter what I think anyway, so I go along with anything that are remotly likable!

    She finally chosed Leo as his first name (which I thouhgt was just fine) and Emanuel as his second (fine by me also- it was a family name- on her side).

    When my son was just a couple of weeks old I went for a job interwiev. After filling out all those idiot forms, the interwiver came in and had a talk with me. For some reason the subject of my son came up. He asked what his name was- I replyed “Leo”. “Oh, that’s an interresting name” he said. ”
    “Does he have a second one?”

    This is the point where my brain descided to go out and use the bathroom.

    I sat there for 5-10 seconds, starting to feel the sweat pouring and then bursted out “Manuel!”

    The interwiever looked at me and after a while said said, “That is an interresting choise of a name?”

    “Yeah!” I blurted out, “His mother has spent a lot of time in Spain…”

    I did not get the job by the way.

  18. Brooke says:

    Excellent point, how we so flippantly disrespect that which is from God.

    Now, that last cartoon with the remote… Bwaahaahaaaa!!!

  19. Layla says:

    Great post and excellent points that I agree with. Heh, people disrespect G-d but revere animals. This world is sick.

    Next we will hear people naming their kid, “Bewitched.”

  20. Panhandle Poet says:

    My children’s names in many ways reflect their personalities. I am very interested in a name’s meaning. I believe that if we listen, God will give us the name for our children and it will reflect who they are and are meant to be.

  21. Jack says:

    My children have names that many people think are unusual. It happens that their names are Hebrew and as a result unfamiliar to some.

    I suppose that from time to time this may cause a few issues, but it really depends who they are around. While there are many who aren’t familiar with their names, there are many who are.

    Thus far I haven’t heard them ever complain that people teased them about their names.

  22. Kristina says:

    My children all have French names to match their French last name. Of course, they are all pronounced in the American way, just like our last name. My oldest is getting tired of people thinking he’s a girl, though. His name is Gabriel and people frequently read “Gabrielle.” So…

    Interestingly, my oldest spent 2 years at a Catholic school and his two best friends had the same names as his brothers: Xavier and Dominic.

    However, after Xavier was born, we took him to the library to show him off (we’re friends with all the librarians) and one of the older women at the library asked if we were going to the name the next one Fabio. Perhaps she thought I found their names in romance books. LOL

  23. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Hi… my name is normal… and I like to think it is my personality that attracts rather than being named after a piece of furniture or the like. Weird me…

  24. Shayne says:

    Well, my name isn’t too common. But I guess I’m stuck with it. How I really wish I’d named my son Sinutab! That would have been AWESOME!!!

    Maybe I should name my next child something more practical – like VICODIN.