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Comment: I found this link to what appears to be an unfortunately named
infant. Is this for real?

http://www.newbabynews.net/hospitals/stf33/public/stf33birthannouncement.pl?babyID=h33-440

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Seemed to me that the answer might have been in the baby's book link on the right, but all there is is a message that it has been disabled by request.
Perhaps they were fed up with why the hell would you name your kid that messages?

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...what is the last name?

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quote:
...what is the last name?

Does it matter?

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quote:
Originally posted by inkiemouse:
...what is the last name?

What is the first name? [Confused]

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Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K

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I was being sarcastic. [fish]

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Poor kid. Named after a drug, a rapper and god only knows what else.

That'll look like poop on their resume. If they live that long.

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The only question I have, is Urhines pronounced Your Highness?

And I prefer to consider Special K a cereal. But they could be refering to how he was conceived, I guess.

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quote:
Originally posted by Moi and Rhombus:


And I prefer to consider Special K a cereal.

I'm with you on that one. However, something tells me this family isn't big on the cereal.

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SO worked in a hospital where the mother named her daughter Ah-SHOW-lee.

Nice name. Unfortunately, spelled "Asshole".

Nothing the nurses said could talk mom out of it, apparently.

American River Hospital in Charmichael California. Sometime in the early 90s.

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This poor kid's birth announcement shows up on the "babysnamedabadbadthing" (bigbadbabynames.com) forums from time to time and is real as far as anyone can; I know one of the posters there thought "Special K" might be a nickname.

The general concensus (not that it's official or anything) is that it's supposed to be pronounced "Your Highness" and also that the whole name is a name you should be naming your pet, not your kid.

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Well, this was the same hospital where my daughter was born, so I popped over to look. Unfortunately, they don't keep archives back to 2003. Bugger! I did notice that the site provided is not linked to the actual St. Francis site. Of course, it's old enough, it wouldn't be anymore. Looks a lot like St. Francis' "Lullaby Lane," though.

So next, I went to the archives of the Topeka Capital-Journal. They usually list all of the children born in the Topeka hospitals and birth centers, whether they're from Topeka or not. You can always opt not to list your announcement, but you can also opt not to publish the picture on the internet. I figured if they did one, they likely would have done the other.

I searched in 2003 from February 16 through February 21 (where there were no announcements from before February 19), and there were no listings at all for any parents named Evelyn or Kendall.

Anyone is free to double-check me if they want, because I'm not feeling great today, and who knows if I missed something....

http://cjonline.com/archives/

Anyway, it's not definitive proof that there was no such child born in Topeka, but for me, it casts some doubt.

Who knows, though. The things people are capable of never cease to amaze me.

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quote:
Originally posted by ULTRAGON-multifaceted:
SO worked in a hospital where the mother named her daughter Ah-SHOW-lee.

Nice name. Unfortunately, spelled "Asshole".

Nothing the nurses said could talk mom out of it, apparently.

American River Hospital in Charmichael California. Sometime in the early 90s.

My aunt told me the same story from a local hospital. This may be a UL along the lines of "Lemonjello".
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Hmmm, I think I'll change my name for a bit.

» Hello, Urhines Kendall Icy Eight Special K [lol]

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Working in Medical Records for a short time, I've come across my fair share of odd names in the baby sections. Personal favorites included: My'King, My'Angel, My'Prince...etc.

Mrs.hi-C still contends that first names should not have punctuation!

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quote:
Originally posted by Drag, the Magic Puffin:
My aunt told me the same story from a local hospital. This may be a UL along the lines of "Lemonjello". [/QB]

Could be. Though SO was working that night and saw the mother. SO told me the next day after work.

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There was a boy scout official named "Orange Apple" that my dad knew when he was in the scouts... Poor guy!

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quote:
Originally posted by ULTRAGON-multifaceted:
SO worked in a hospital where the mother named her daughter Ah-SHOW-lee.

Nice name. Unfortunately, spelled "Asshole".

Nothing the nurses said could talk mom out of it, apparently.

American River Hospital in Charmichael California. Sometime in the early 90s.

Reminds me of a skit they did on SNL quite a few years back. The scene was a young married couple who were trying to come up with names for there unborn child. I believe it was a very young Nicholas Cage who was in the skit but my memory is slipping a bit. Anyway, the name they settled on? Azz weepie, spelled Asswipe! [lol]

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quote:
Originally posted by Drag, the Magic Puffin:
This may be a UL along the lines of "Lemonjello".

Unbelievably, my SIL just recited this story recently, with both Lemonjello and Orangejello.

She swears she personally saw the names in the database from when she worked at Deluxe (a check printing outfit here in Mpls) from people who had checks printed.

I doubt she's lying... is it possible that someone snuck these into the database to help perpetrate the legend? Is it possible this is real? (I'm very skeptical of the latter...)

-Tim

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Also just found this:

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I saw a news story on a gaming forum I post at claiming someone named their child "Sephiroth."
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Ever hear of Jim Hogg, former governor of Texas? He named his only daughter "Ima."

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You're joking, right?
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from wikipedia:
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James Stephen "Jim" Hogg (March 24, 1851-March 3, 1906 was a Texas lawyer and statesman, and the first native to become Governor of Texas. Hogg is often remembered for naming his daughter Ima Hogg, an odd name which derived from a poem written by James' brother. That "Miss Ima," as she was known throughout her lifetime, had a sister named "Ura" is an unfortunate but persistent fiction.
Not an unfortunate name, but a former manager of mine, who was a huge Buffalo Bills fan, got his wife to agree to name their son James Kelly _____ (A nice Irish name). It wasn't until she saw the former Buffalo Bills QB/Hall-of-Famer Jim Kelly doing a promo on TV that she figured out where the name came from.

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quote:
Originally posted by moonfall86:
I saw a news story on a gaming forum I post at claiming someone named their child "Sephiroth."

One guy I dated wanted to name his kids Optimus Prime and Wonder Woman. He was a Star Wars nut...hey, that's another thread.

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quote:
Originally posted by moonfall86:
You're joking, right?

No joke, if you're referring to Ima Hogg. However, it seems it was NOT done with malicious intent:

http://www.fm.coe.uh.edu/comparisons/ima1a.html

ETA: Sometimes you will hear that she had siblings named Ura, Hesa, and Shesa, but that is NOT true.

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A woman who worked where I did was called jenna taylor
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quote:
Originally posted by inkiemouse:
...what is the last name?

It says this at the bottom of the page:

"Congratulations, Evelyn and Kendall. Best wishes to Urhines Kendall for a life filled with happiness and success from the staff at St. Francis Health Center. God bless you all!"


Edit: Whoops... just realized Urhines's second name is Kendall... This is getting confusing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Moi and Rhombus:
The only question I have, is Urhines pronounced Your Highness?

I'd loved to have been called urhines if it was pronounced that way. Not all those other names though, of course.
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There is also that famous cricketer called "Jack Russell"
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quote:
Originally posted by Laura......The one with the rage:
There is also that famous cricketer called "Jack Russell"

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The Jack Russell Terrier takes it name from the Reverend John Russell who bred one of the finest strains of terriers for working fox in Devonshire, England in the mid-to-late 1800's.
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So it's not like he's named after a dog, but the father of a breed...

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While visiting an elementary school, I met an 8 year old girl named "Crisis Mundial" (spanish for World Crisis).

Her teachers said everyone just called her "Cris".

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the owner of loblaw's food chain is Bob Loblaw and my friends sis went to school with a weenie corsini

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quote:
Originally posted by penna:
the owner of loblaw's food chain is Bob Loblaw and my friends sis went to school with a weenie corsini

weenie corsini sounds like a nickname. I can't believe anyone would actually name their kid that. Of course, I can't believe people name their kids lotsa things... [Roll Eyes]

I think I've mentioned this already but I went to school with a Richard Everhard (hint: "Dick" is short for Richard)

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