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smallmac
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Have I seen a legend about Picabo Street working in an ICU?

Answers phone "Picabo ICU"

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notorious fluffy g
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my mom's cousin named her kids Star, Sunday, Genesis, and Enrico Caruso.
we've also got a little girl in our church's youth program named Princess.

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My ex worked with two people with interesting names - one was Al Foggetti and the other was Sam Manella.

I went to a doctor once named Dr. Ballard (like the dog food)

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I read, on yahoo weird news, about a family in texas that named their child abcde (pronounced ab-sid-ee)

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Lainie
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I worked with a guy named Jim Morrison, who used to get calls from clients named Steve Miller and Richard Nixon.

"Jim Morrison, Steve Miller's on line two. . ."

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Cyprien
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Had a great-great grandfather named Adonis. As we are from South Louisiana, it was pronounced Ah-do-NEES rather than Uh-DON-is, but it was spelled as such. How the heck do you live up to a name like that, anyway?
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Verly The Elf
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here's my favorite site about bad baby names. http://www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com/babynames/

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My youngest daughter went to third grade with a girl who was named "Omunique"... as in "I'm Unique". I have a relative who named her daughter Crixaxian Davidandra. They call her Crissy. (I'm sure I spelled that first name wrong, but that's how it is phonetically).

Also, there's a political person from Wisconsin (not sure if he's a congressman or senator) who is named Richard Swet. And yes, he goes by Dick.

When I gave birth to my youngest child, I had to register her in the hospital (army hospital, for her records) when I was released, so I said her name: "Christine Jessica ______". the lady in the office asked me to spell it. I sort of stumbled and said, "Like it sounds..." and spelled it.

She said a few weeks before, someone named their child with this spelling: Krystyne.

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ThisChickIsCrazy
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I have met a 'Sunny Day ___' and sisters named 'Summer' and 'Winter.'
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quote:
Originally posted by ThisChickIsCrazy:
I have met a 'Sunny Day ___' and sisters named 'Summer' and 'Winter.'

I like these names. I don't think they are unfortunate.
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Christie
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quote:
Originally posted by Ganzfeld:
quote:
Originally posted by ThisChickIsCrazy:
I have met a 'Sunny Day ___' and sisters named 'Summer' and 'Winter.'

I like these names. I don't think they are unfortunate.
Perhaps not unfortunate but definitely, I think, a little precious.

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ThisChickIsCrazy
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quote:
Originally posted by Christie:
quote:
Originally posted by Ganzfeld:
quote:
Originally posted by ThisChickIsCrazy:
I have met a 'Sunny Day ___' and sisters named 'Summer' and 'Winter.'

I like these names. I don't think they are unfortunate.
Perhaps not unfortunate but definitely, I think, a little precious.
Maybe not 'unfortunate.' But I do think the names are very cheesey. Nothing I'd ever name my children. Maybe just having a child named Summer or Winter, but sisters named Summer and Winter... And Sunny Day? I just find it tacky. Just my opinion though.
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Yesterday I was watching Designing Women, one of the vacation episodes when they went to a cabin in the woods and were harrassed by a family of "mountain folk". The one Charlene was dancing with said he delivered 14 of his 15 children ("They started callin' me the gyna-cologist") but the 15th had to go to the hospital- "They even named her for us: Phemollie, F-E-M-A-L-E, put it right on her wristband and everything."

I laughed so hard I almost spit out my tea. Then, my family thought I'd lost my mind when I tried to explain. [Big Grin]

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GenYus
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There was an episode of ER where a new mother wanted to name her baby. The name she picked was pronounced "share", but she wanted to spell it C-H-A-I-R.

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snowcalico
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Had a customer at work this week named 'Vanilla Beane'. [Smile]
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AJS' Aunt
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When I taught school, I had a student named "Steamboat Rock".

His siblings were Jennifer and Bobby.

We always wondered where the name came from.

I also know several young ladies with the following names: Liberty and Independence (sisters), Paxton, Promise, Pleasant, and twins named Neetaka and Tyneeka (combination of their parents names, Juanita and Tyrone). All of these are in their late teens or early 20's.

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Lady Moon
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Try being a history major with the name Enola Gay. People always assumed my specialty was WW2 history.

It wasn't. [lol]

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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So, Lady Moon, what was it?

I personally wouldn't assume your specialty was WW2 history unless you told me you were a military historian. However, I might think it was 20th C American history.

And to keep this a little on topic, my grandmother's name was Winiferd. Not Winifred, but Winiferd.

Seaboe, just a historical dilettante (not chocolate, however).

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Lady Moon
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quote:
Originally posted by Seaboo Muffinchucker:
So, Lady Moon, what was it?

Biblical times and cultures. Inclusive: Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, ancient Near and Middle East.

My college didn't have an anthropolgy major, so I snuck it into the history one.

Bringing this back on topic: My dad's name is Deward, my mom's Juanita, and my little sister is Earldine.

unique family....

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Beckalina
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I used to work at a call center. During my tenure, I encountered Mrs. Boob, Mrs. Hiscock, Sun Moon, Merry Christmas (several of those, actually), and Jesus Christ. I know that there were a lot more that we used to giggle over after hanging up, but these are the only ones I can still remember.

Well, there was also someone who lived on Backlick Road, but that's a little OT for this thread.

Yay! First post!

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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Moon:
Try being a history major with the name Enola Gay. People always assumed my specialty was WW2 history.

It wasn't. [lol]

Why might I ask your parents named you something that's always the subject of heated historical debates?

Just out of curiosity.

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I work with a man with the last name of Dickinsheets. Not really all THAT unfortunate until you consider the company we work for... We sell mattresses!!

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Roadie
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quote:
Originally posted by SpudBug:
I also know several young ladies with the following names: Liberty and Independence (sisters)

Being a John Mellencamp fan, I wanted kids named Independence and Justice, but DH would have none of it.

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BlueByrd
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My last SO's name was Sicco. It's northern Dutch, and fairly common. Poor boy.

Blue "Mind if I call you Jos instead?" Byrd

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I knew a man whose last name was Pickelheimer. When he married a Ms. Cunningham, he changed his name to match hers.

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Lady Moon
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quote:
Originally posted by Mouse:
[QUOTE]Why might I ask your parents named you something that's always the subject of heated historical debates?

Just out of curiosity.

Oh, sure! I don't mind curiosity or answering questions! [Big Grin]

My father was in the Air Force right after WW2 and his middle name was Nolan. I was supposed to be named after him, but I had to be born a girl.

My grandfather worked as a guard in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project, so to my father, naming me Enola Gay was both a nod to his father's work and a sneaky way of naming me after himself.

I did drop the 'Gay' after being called 'homo' for the entire length of my schooling. [Roll Eyes]

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quote:

Well, there was also someone who lived on Backlick Road, but that's a little OT for this thread.
[/QB]

Wait, I live near Backlick Road!!

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My friends great-uncles were named "Berthel" and "Thorville", their family was from Norway? Sweden? Finland? They actually settled in the north Mid-West.

She told me the names of her other aunts, uncles and cousins, all of them very odd to me, but those were the only two that really stuck.

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My friends great-uncles were named "Berthel" and "Thorville", their family was from Norway? Sweden? Finland? They actually settled in the north Mid-West.

She told me the names of her other aunts, uncles and cousins, all of them very odd to me, but those were the only two that really stuck.

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I always wanted to give my first born son my maiden name, Tripp, as his first name, but I ended up marrying a man with the last name "Monk"...I would never do that to my child!

I know of a minister named Dick Monster. And I have some friends who are twin sisters named Harmony and Melody, and a girl from HS named Anita Traynor. At the genealogy centre I worked at we also encountered a "Ty-lynn Grout", and "Kate Sarah Sawraw".

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To be honest I don't know of any last name that could make the first name "Tripp" look good.
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quote:
Originally posted by mage:
To be honest I don't know of any last name that could make the first name "Tripp" look good.

Breaker? O'Dometer? Light-Fantastic?

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Several years we had a guy teaching at our church school who was named Richard Upright. Initially, he introduced himself as "Dick Upright". That stopped when the parents of one of his students spoke with the school principal. She didn't realize it was his name and thought he was being obscene.

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quote:
Originally posted by mage:
To be honest I don't know of any last name that could make the first name "Tripp" look good.

That's true...
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Lady Moon
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Walking through the store Wednesday I heard a mother bellowing at her twin girls to 'get back here'. Their names?

Brandy and Tequila.

Lady "I wish I was joking" Moon

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