That's great advice, but I can't see anyone who is inclined to give their kid a ridiculous name actually following through on that.
I’m thinking of naming my baby Skinny Caramel Two Pumps
Yeah you should look at people’s faces when they yell out Braxlee at Starbucks
The names Arya and Sansa are going to be so common I'd be afraid of getting someone else's order.
Reminds me of the advice to get a drawing of a tattoo you want and hang it on the wall of your room for a year. If you still like the idea after a year, go for it.
"Princess Consuela Banana Hammock" your latte is ready.
As a person with a terribly "unique" name, thank you. I wish adults would take into consideration how a unique name affects their kids. My driver's license doesn't have my name spelled right because the characters in my name aren't supported in the system. I almost always have an hour or more in waiting rooms when i need to use my insurance because they need special confirmations since my ID doesn't match my insurance card. On top of that it's hard to find a job with a weird name.
I use a fake name for anything that doesn't require my actual identification...
Friend taught 3rd grade. Siblings came thru her class one by one...
She pleaded for a nickname for the last one. They refused.
My mom gave me a traditionally male name (which wouldn't be so unusual, except I'm a woman). Her reasoning was "It's a man's world, and I didn't want you to have any disadvantages." Okay, thanks mom.
It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's definitely something in the back of my mind on a day-to-day basis. It's caused hundreds of little (and sometimes big) issues and awkward moments in my life, and I have to think about it basically _every time_ I say my name. If I imagine myself being named "Kate" or "Sarah" it actually kind of feels like a burden being lifted off of my shoulders. On the other hand, I'm not a "Kate" or "Sarah," and I'm really kind of attached to the name I've got.
I dunno. My name is _me_, but I also wish my mom had tried the coffee test before I got so attached to it.
>Lord Vader your latte.
We good to go.
Spelled "Imagine" as in John Lennon. Pronounced "emma-jean". -Sigh-
I named my 3 month old Bruce. I got tons of looks and "Really?" from Nurses. Apparently that's a weird name now. *Cough say that to batman, hulk, and John McClane Cough*
knew a girl named Forever. last name Young.
she was cool. she owned it.
My family's criterion was "Would we feel comfortable having an individual with that name perform open heart surgery on us?"
Don't try to mock my snowflakes Braydynn and Mckennslyieigh.
I've been proposing a "Scrabble Rule": your kid's name cannot exceed 36 points in Scrabble, and you can't use more than two 8+ point letters.