I’m all about unique… I think. Cause my name is unique. You don’t meet too many Dawana’s, though they are out there. Freshman year of college I think we had like 40 million Erin’s, Ashley’s, Meghan’s and Katherine/Katie/Kate (love you ksluiter!) and other names that some would say are common.
But I think unique gets taken to the extreme when you name your kid some shit that they can’t friggin spell by First Grade. And unless you come from a culture where names with 80 thousand letters are common, why? Why do that? When people look at their class roster and have to say uh… um… and choose to use your last name to identify your child because they can’t pronounce the first name? Can’t even sound it out? Yeah… It’s too much. Maybe you should stop at 3 syllables.
There’s nothin’ wrong with common folks.
Keep. It. Simple.
But I guess people can destroy any name. I mean my last name has three letters- just three and I am CONSTANTLY being asked how to pronounce it. Seriously dude? Are you dumb? There is no trickery involved, just say it how it looks. Stop trying to complicate it.
But you know what else gets me?
When people give their child a first name that is disturbingly similar to their last name. For example:
- Michael Michaels
- Tom Thompson
- Robert Robertson
- Daniel Daniels
- Will Williams
I mean seriously? Why would you do that to your kid?
It’s not even right.
ALSO, I think it’s funny when people have two first names.
Like Ron Paul… It just makes me giggle.
When we were pregnant, we started throwing names around and it’s tough. My husband and I have very different taste in names. Like for boys, he’s all about “Football names”… right. Have you WATCHED college football lately? You need a damn interpreter to say some of these guys’ names!
And while I think names like Emma are cute, that gets a firm no from him.
It took us for-EVER to agree on a name for Cadence. Finally, I dragged my pregnant behind with husband in tow to a book store, pulled all of the baby name books and declared that we’d sit there until we chose one. And we did.
and she’s fantastic.
Hopefully we’ll have the chance to name another child and trust me, it won’t be a Bonqueesha, but it won’t be Tom.
I’m just sayin’. Your child has to live with that name forever. Give them something they can work with.
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