It has got to be the WORST name ever. My sister named her poor, helpless son Ryder. Now he's going to be mercilessly teased his entire life. I am so pissed she would do that to her kid that I can hardly look her in the face.
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Could have named him Dick. Or Gay. But yeah, Ryder might get it rough...3
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Wasn't there a big trend of mothers naming their daughters "Neveah" (Heaven spelled backwards)? To me, that was a bit stupid. Especially since many people were doing it, leaving them with unoriginal names for their kids.
Also, what's with the "misspelling" of names that people think sound cool but end up giving some dumb spelling because they actually don't know how to spell something?
Example: A friend's friend named her daughter "Chezzarai". (Pronounced just as it's spelled, but the actual spelling is the Roman "Cesare", as in Pope Gregory's son's name. "Chez-uh-ray". Duh.
Example: A guy I worked with named his son "Malaki". Looking at it, it seems like a Japanese name. That would have been cool. But, no. It's pronounced the same way you'd say Molokai in Hawaii. He was too stupid to know that the existing spelling of the given name was Malachi and Malakai. Looking at his name I want to say "malarkey" because it almost looks that way.
Example: Another guy I worked with named his son "Sol". You know, like "sun"? Pronounced "soul". He told me, "I named my son soul," I thought, 'Oh yeah, nice hippie name. But then it got worse when he told me how he and his girlfriend decided to spell it.
You know, I'm a real believer in do what you do as long as it doesn't bug me, but these three idiots naming their kids names like this affects their kid, and that's the part that allows me to get irritated for them. David Bowie's son "Zowie" changed his name later on just to show that naming your kid something kinda neat while you've been doing drugs maybe isn't a great idea. These aren't pets. They're people. They have to live with their name and decide later to stick it to the parents and legally change it.
I know this because my parents named me such a stupid name so I changed it, though not legally. I just go by a different name now, and my mom resents that I gave up with supposedly beautiful name she gave me all to change it. I even gave her reasons why. (I was teased all through school because of it, and slightly less as an adult.) She just said the usually fluffy parent type of advice of "ignore it then". Hard to ignore when you are constantly being ribbed and the source of all jokes about something embarrassingly sexual from the time you're 8 to up to adulthood. There came a point where I said enough was e-fucking-nough.1
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