i was at the bus stop yesterday, chatting away and the conversation got onto families and babies. we agreed how the old names are popular again. my neighbour told me it's not so on the nearby army estate where the mums now are making up names made up of half the names of the parents. interesting I said. my son would have been Kagra! well, one baby she knows has Ann for mum and Allan so this poor child has been called ANNALL. she said they pronounce it Ann-al and not Anal but I keep thinking of this little girl coping at school with a daft name like that.
Started: 14th Nov 2012 at 09:14
Named after pop stars is bad enough, Madonna Smith,Kyle Jackson,just doesnt sound right.
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 10:08
Probably started off has a yanky thing,most of them have stupid namesOr now named after fruit places or fairys.When my son was on about names for his child they came up with amellia for a girl or william for a boy.I put him off william has I said it would be shortened to willypso they went for Zac instead now 6months old.
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 10:19
Last edited by PeterP: 14th Nov 2012 at 15:59:59
poor ikkkkle mites,
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 11:28
Nothing like good old fashioned names. How old fashioned is Gladys, imontquay chose the dog we have,[I wanted a yorkie] So I named her Gladys knowing he would be embarrased when he called her. Arent I naughty
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 12:49
my first dog was Monty and there's a name you don't hear now. but nothing beats Anall.
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 13:00
Don't forget the other n, Kathp!
It is a bit of an unfortunate name, but it's been given by unwitting, well-meaning parents. There are 'weird and wonderful' names through our society now, due to its diversity of cultures.
Some children, and adults, can be tormentative or even cruel and bully someone for their name - if it's not their name, they'll find something else. Most of us have a multitude of weaknesses when it's looked at like that. It's human nature.
My friend's surname was Sidebotham - this often caused much hilarity and she had to defend herself against a fair bit of teasing. Of the more unusual names, shouldn't people take the attitude of 'what's in a name anyway' - ideally? Beyond an initial bit of amusement, it really shouldn't matter, should it?
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 14:36
Last edited by jo anne: 14th Nov 2012 at 14:41:40
Some one called sidebottom used to say sidie bothom
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:02
but a surname id just something you get lumbered with. chritian names are by choice so why make life unnecessarity harder?
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:16
In the example you cited, Kathp, it doesn't seem like the parents realised that the name given could make their child's life harder.
Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:30
The obvious choice would have been Alana or Allana.
I've often wondered the origin of the name Sidebottom (hom/ham).
Replied: 16th Nov 2012 at 19:46