Comments on: How (Not) To Name Your Baby http://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/ A parenting community for imperfect parents. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:24:17 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Amberhttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-494772 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:02 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-494772 Sorry, named my kids wrong =P We fall in love with fictional characters and my kids are named Ilia (Star Wars, Zelda, Star Trek) and Tyrian (GoT, WoW). We did alter the spelling, another nono! Their names suit them so well, I honestly can’t see them any other way. If they hate their names later for whatever reason, nicknames are as easy as Lia and Ian (or Ty, but I hate the name Ty lol)

I know some Uniquas and Rainbows and Storm, Dash, Infinity etc. I honestly prefer some unique names rather than boring biblical names when we aren’t even Christian.

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By: Agorahttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-454661 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:20:10 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-454661 Seriously, the rules of English language, phonics, AND yes, spelling allll apply to names just like with anything else. If you insist on making up your own said rules in naming your child, don’t get huffy when people respond accordingly.

Second- studies have been done about prejudice associated with names- as to a person’s level of education, sophistication, economic status, and other factors. In several, resumes were tested on various Fortune 1000 companies with multiple names but similar qualifications. In every case, persons with a name which sounded undesirable due to the above never got called for interviews.

I am not saying it’s right, but I am saying that if you give your kid an obviously made-up name (or made-up spelling, made-up pronunciation, etc.) the assumption WILL often be made that you are illiterate and that your child is of less than desirable intelligence.

Most of the time, people are unconscious of this prejudice, other times they are fully aware of it and don’t care one bit to adjust themselves or their priorities just to suit your precious baby bumpkin’s ill-chosen name.

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By: Agorahttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-454650 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 03:16:08 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-454650 OMG finally, someone said it! (I submitted a similar article to SM and it got declined, IDK why…) Seriously, the rules of English language, phonics, AND yes, spelling allll apply to names just like with anything else. If you insist on making up your own said rules in naming your child, don’t get huffy when people respond accordingly.

Second- studies have been done about prejudice associated with names- as to a person’s level of education, sophistication, economic status, and other factors. In several, resumes were tested on various Fortune 1000 companies with multiple names but similar qualifications. In every case, persons with a name which sounded undesirable due to the above never got called for interviews.

I am not saying it’s right, but I am saying that if you give your kid an obviously made-up name (or made-up spelling, made-up pronunciation, etc.) the assumption WILL often be made that you are illiterate and that your child is of less than desirable intelligence.

Most of the time, people are unconscious of this prejudice, other times they are fully aware of it and don’t care one bit to adjust themselves or their priorities just to suit your precious baby bumpkin’s ill-chosen name.

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By: Kaitlynhttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-427641 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:39:16 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-427641 My brother is named Jack Daniel. Dad’s name is Daniel. Grandpa’s name was Jack. We call him JD…..

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By: Lisa crosshttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-417482 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:59:08 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-417482 There is a family in Muskegon that has the unfortunate problem with having the last name of Piggy. Mom decided to have fun with it and named one of her many children Ima and one of them Ura. Not the best choice, but boy would it be hard to deal with a last name that itself is opening the kids up to problems. My husband wanted to name our first child Chris but all I could think of was “Chris Cross Applesauce” being sang on a playground.

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By: BuckyGhttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-406813 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-406813 As a person with an effed up name myself, I would never give one to my child. My birthparents named me Cannabis Starbuck Gomez. I was named after coffee and weed. Suffice to say that when I was adopted, I began to go by Bucky.

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By: Stephaniehttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-22/#comment-401577 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:07:52 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-401577 While you might be of a contractor is insured and covered throughout
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By: Jenniferhttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-1/#comment-392194 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:49:42 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-392194 Another Jennifer born in the eighties here. I actually don’t mind having a common name, but I hate, hate, hate when people call me Jenny. Jen is okay, but not Jenny. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one.

Jenifer, I work in a bilingual school, people spell my name with one ‘n’ all the time because the name became popular in Latin America shortly after it was popular here and that’s the spelling most Spanish speakers use.

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By: Belladonnahttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-1/#comment-373892 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:21:34 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-373892 They only put Daintae on her first birthday card by the way. We changed it at 1 month.

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By: Belladonnahttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-1/#comment-373889 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:19:04 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-373889 Oh by the way my husband and I eventually gave up and called her Caitlin. I prefer Caitlin anyway but my husband wanted Dante. It’s her middle name now.

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By: Belladonnahttp://www.scarymommy.com/baby-name-donts/comment-page-1/#comment-373884 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:15:26 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24740#comment-373884 God, parents can be so invasive. I wanted to name my daughter Dante. ( pronounced Dan-tay I think it suits a girl, but not as Don-Tay) and my parents say the name is for boys and always spell it Daintae (I know right! ) on her birthday cards because it’s more ‘feminine’. I drew a very firm line when my mum started pronouncing it ‘dainty’. At school I got so fed up with people saying I was a poisonous plant and running away I went by Donna at my second school.

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