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Old 07-27-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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What On Earth is Wrong With People...

...that they could do something so potentially crippling to their children?

Judge: Girl can't be called Talula Does The Hula - Weird news - MSNBC.com

This girl was so embarrassed she would never tell friends what her name really was. Be sure to read the whole article to see some of the other horrible names at the bottom.

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Old 07-27-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Itís just ridiculous, isnít it? I canít begin to imagine why anyone would do that!
Iím glad the judge arranged for the girl to change her name.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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I know a guy who named his kid after two guns and a cowboy hat.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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That's just ridiculous. They must be on drugs. Especially "*** Fruit." That's too sick too even say!
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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There are some really stupid people out there that don't care about the child dealing with the name, just notoriety.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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i have a relative that is named Zesty. she hates it, says her parents must have been on drugs. they are kinda strange people.

one thing though people always know who you are talking about and she is a lovely girl..

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Old 07-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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I read that the other day. How rediculous.

But then my grandparents named my mom Gertrude, and she hated it all her life. No one in her adult life knew her as anyone but Trudy.

I have an uncommon name, but fortunately, I like it.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:49 PM   #8
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My Mom named me thinking I was supposed to be the first woman president...
Boy am I a disappointment..... and glad to be!

When I was pregnant with my last (lego girl) if it was a boy I wanted to name it Samuel Adam...... sorry I just love my beer!

DH said no, and was double thrilled not to deal with me since it was a girl!
I guess I coulda named her Samantha.......
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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I can't say that I have always been happy with my name, I don't know how in the heck my parents came up with it, but I do know that my middle name, Rodanz was intended to be named after a funeral home in NY some where. I am told that it was called Ordanz, but mom got the first two letters mixed up and came out Rodanz. Roda for short... or worse... Roda-Rooter! But it is not near as bad as some of those listed in that article!!!
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:33 PM   #10
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...When I was pregnant with my last (lego girl) if it was a boy I wanted to name it Samuel Adam...... sorry I just love my beer!...
But at least Samuel and Adam are not freakish names. And since you probably wouldn't use both names all the time, not that many would make the beer connection.

My mom wanted to name me Trina Marie (or Trina Lynn). I'm glad she didn't get her way, but I sometimes wonder if my personality would have been different if that were my name. Names can have such a profound influence on how your life turns out sometimes. I mentioned in a similar thread a couple years ago about some teachers who were given essays to grade. The first batch had "ordinary" names on them. The second batch (same papers) had very unusual names on them. The ones with ordinary names got higher grades than the others. I'm sure that is one reason that in writing competitions, numbers are used.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:17 AM   #11
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maybe it`s just me, but the last time I checked we were supposed to Love our kids and do what`s best for them.

maybe I just didn`t get the memo?
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:14 AM   #12
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When it comes to naming a baby weird names, no one can top celebrities. Click on this: http://www.rateitall.com/t-21102-str...aby-names.aspx and take a look at some of the names these poor babies are stuck with. If you google "strange celebrity baby names" you'll get a lot more.

Apparently fame is not enough for these parents.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:16 AM   #13
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I agree YT! Some countries tell you what you can name your children (I read about one woman who named her child something that was on the approved list but spelled it differently, and she had to pay a fine every year). I love having the freedom to name my child what I want to, but people who do things like this could someday end up making others lose that freedom. Some people just don't deserve to have children if they can't put their best interests first.

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:19 AM   #14
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You're right DramaQueen. I guess some people crave attention so much they don't care how they get it.

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