Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Baby naming is hard

A co-worker sent this article to me yesterday. I really couldn't believe some of the names that they found in past censuses. King Arthur? Ima Hooker? Candy Storh? Really? Plus, do you really want your child to have to grow up dealing with this?

Yesterday, Hubby met a family with twin girls named "Maggie" and "Valley." For those of you not as familiar with NC, when I hear Maggie Valley, this is what I envision. While picturesque and scenic, not what I would plan to name my children.

I did work with a guy whose last name was Naylor. He always joked that he would name his kids Woody and Didde. I digress ...

9 comments:

Kate said...

It's probably an urband legend, but I remember reading about a woman who named her daughter Chlamydia after seeing it on a poster about STD's at the hospital -- she thought it sounded pretty! There are so many wonderful names - I'm sure you'll pick a fabulous one:)

Heather at Grace303 said...

Some people are so crazy!

Heather at Grace303 said...

I forgot to tell you that I have a lipstick recommendation (responding to your earlier post). Yesterday, I picked up Lancome Le Rouge Absolu (sp) in Rose Crystal. I balked at the outrageous price, but it is such a beautiful, wearable color!

Kerry said...

I have a friend who named her son Tilghman after Tilghman Island here in MD and her daughter Miles after the Miles River also here in MD. Names come from everywhere... my daughter is Lilly... hmmmm...?

Nelly said...

My mom is a teacher and she currently has a student named asshole. -- yes, you read that correctly. Her name is spelled ASSHOLE but pronounced (A-SHOAL-LEIGH) -- breaks my mom's heart.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

As a kid I used to get the biggest kick out of my mother telling me she went to grade school with a girl named Candy Cane. And my dad grew up with twins with the last name Bubie (pronounced Boobie). That's right, twin "Boobies." Who am I kidding, that last one still makes me giggle at age 30!

Jake and Taryn said...

Oh don't you hate it when you hear those names...I don't like names that don't sound like names. I have heard Storm, Montana, and even Americus. YUCK!!

The Asshole name that nelly posted has to be the worst I have ever heard though. I would take Storm, Montana, Americus, Valley, etc...over Asshole. But, I don't know if I would want Chlamydia over Asshole...what an interesting conversation that has come from this post.

There are SO many adorable names out there! I can't wait to see what you choose!

Scarlett O'Kara said...

Just the other day, I had the pleasure of talking with a woman by the name of Velveeta. Asked her to repeat her name...then asked her to spell it. Poor lady.

I personally like unique, but strong sounding names. My girls are named Kyla and Bryleigh. Unusual names, but not outlandish.

magnoliabelle said...

I'm very familiar with the place Maggie Valley and it disturbs me that someone named their children that....Wonder if they were conceived there...if so, that's just wrong!