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Giving your child a ridiculous name will ruin their lives

 
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Giving your child a ridiculous name will ruin their lives
I know because my parents gave me a ridiculous name. I've abbreviated my name over the years, but wherever I go someone always seems to recognize me, other people find out my full name, then there is constant snickering.

I considered changing my name, but as the old saying goes, 'It doesn't pay to change your name' because someone will always recognize you and the laughter will erupt.

You might think I'm being petty, but unless you've been on the receiving end of the jibes your whole life, then only then will you understand the constant headache it causes, not to mention making you feel like an outcast and a freak.

I seriously implore you - if you're considering having kids - to NOT give them a weird name, otherwise you're going to have your child develop serious self esteem issues.
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01/17/2017 07:51 AM
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So......What's your name?
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01/17/2017 07:56 AM
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You are definitely right.

If you want a great name, I've got one for you. Are you ready?

Soda.
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So......What's your name?
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Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
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As much as I despise the made up bible, you can never go wrong with john or james...mark. phil is a stretch but still better than snowflower.
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So......What's your name?
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Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
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As much as I despise the made up bible, you can never go wrong with john or james...mark. phil is a stretch but still better than snowflower.
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You're right. They are common names for sure, but at least it wont make you feel like an outcast.

I could get my middle name 'Roy' removed by deed poll, but not really any point because the damage has already been done. I'm always the white guy mocked because of my 70's black pimp name.
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So......What's your name?
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Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
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Yes, I've had this constantly throughout my life.
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01/17/2017 08:24 AM
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I knew a child back in the day named Blueberry Sunshine.

She changed her name to Cathy when she was ten years old.
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01/17/2017 08:26 AM
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OP be Superfly!

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01/17/2017 08:29 AM
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I said this to my Father when I was growing up.
He said that Dilbert Bumburgle was a very refined name and I should be proud.
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Baloney is nothing but a sausage of pure shit.

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Once knew a kid named "Richard Head"

He was a little guy, but could fight. I felt bad for him, but his sister, she had a normal name, thank God for her.
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So......What's your name?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46675100


Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
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I was born in America, moved to UK at 4 months old, I am a girl but if I was a boy my mom was gonna name me Jessie. Can you imagine the grief I would have gotten over there? I wound up being a girl, my dad wanted to name me guinevere, mom would have none of it, now I have a very vanilla name. Kristina. Thank god! What were my parents thinking?
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I knew a child back in the day named Blueberry Sunshine.

She changed her name to Cathy when she was ten years old.
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Well, giving a kid a weird name - to come off as trendy and different - is in fact a very mindless act, and a form of child abuse.

When that kid suffers constant abuse, it will turn into bitter and understandable resentment for the parent.
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Once knew a kid named "Richard Head"

He was a little guy, but could fight. I felt bad for him, but his sister, she had a normal name, thank God for her.
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I knew a guy named Ben Dover in high school, he actually had a spinal problem and always walked bent over. Poor guy.
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Once knew a kid named "Richard Head"

He was a little guy, but could fight. I felt bad for him, but his sister, she had a normal name, thank God for her.
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Actually I knew a lad at school called Paul Rear.
His sister was called Dianne.
How we laughed when we realised that she was called Di Rear.
Even Paul laughed. Then one day it dawned on him that his surname meant Arse, and the laughter stopped.
Everything and Nothing

Baloney is nothing but a sausage of pure shit.

And I ALWAYS sign red karma.
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OP be Superfly!

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Yeh, I've had it all - Shaft, LeRoy from Fame, etc. People even thought I was of mixed race because of my name.
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Banned names....

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Including.....

Lucifer
V8
Fish and Chips (twins)
Yeah Detroit
Keenan Got Lucy
Sex Fruit Number 16 Bus Shelter
Violence
Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.
Metallica
Elvis
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01/17/2017 08:42 AM
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I know a coon who named his chimp Australopiticus
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01/17/2017 08:43 AM
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So......What's your name?
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Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
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I was born in America, moved to UK at 4 months old, I am a girl but if I was a boy my mom was gonna name me Jessie. Can you imagine the grief I would have gotten over there? I wound up being a girl, my dad wanted to name me guinevere, mom would have none of it, now I have a very vanilla name. Kristina. Thank god! What were my parents thinking?
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Yeh, you dodged a bullet there, and got a nice name instead.

My dad was a drunken retard, so obviously had no damn sense. I was also born in the late 70's when such a name was popular for a black Harlem pimp, AND he was a total racist.

Such irony.
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01/17/2017 08:46 AM
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I NAMED MY KID GATORADE FOR 10000 $
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01/17/2017 08:48 AM
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In Canada a lot of First Nations have Christian names for surnames because the second generation after contact took the names given to their father as their surname.

The worst I ever heard - Harry Dick.

I kid you not.
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On the first day of school a teacher was reading off the names. She said "Tara Daktel"

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Stop complaining and just change your name

Who cares about the people who know you already

The thousands of people who you will meet in the future won't know
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01/17/2017 08:53 AM
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I know because my parents gave me a ridiculous name. I've abbreviated my name over the years, but wherever I go someone always seems to recognize me, other people find out my full name, then there is constant snickering.

I considered changing my name, but as the old saying goes, 'It doesn't pay to change your name' because someone will always recognize you and the laughter will erupt.

You might think I'm being petty, but unless you've been on the receiving end of the jibes your whole life, then only then will you understand the constant headache it causes, not to mention making you feel like an outcast and a freak.

I seriously implore you - if you're considering having kids - to NOT give them a weird name, otherwise you're going to have your child develop serious self esteem issues.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1764873


Theres this guy at work. His parents last name is Case. Guess what they named him?
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So......What's your name?
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Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1764873


What's wrong with the name Lee?

No one uses middle names. Just leave yours out

Problem solved
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A lady who lives with my brother called her daughter

" Scorcher ". No joke,why would you give a child a handicap like that?
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As someone with a fucked up given name and an even worse nickname, I completely agree. There are exceptions tho. Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. Peekaboo Street. Clinton "Haha" Dicks.
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So......What's your name?
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Well, it's Lee, but my middle name is Roy. On my birth certificate, they were classed as separate names because Roy was given to me after my uncle's name. However, it makes no difference because people see it just as LeeRoy. Over here it's considered a black pimp's name from 70's Harlem.
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What's wrong with the name Lee?

No one uses middle names. Just leave yours out

Problem solved
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Well, the problem is, my middle name was discovered from a young age, so a shitload of people started to know me as LeeRoy. Despite trying to explain to people that they are separate names, and only refer to myself as Lee, it didn't quite wash... someone, somewhere always calls me LeeRoy.
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I know because my parents gave me a ridiculous name. I've abbreviated my name over the years, but wherever I go someone always seems to recognize me, other people find out my full name, then there is constant snickering.

I considered changing my name, but as the old saying goes, 'It doesn't pay to change your name' because someone will always recognize you and the laughter will erupt.

You might think I'm being petty, but unless you've been on the receiving end of the jibes your whole life, then only then will you understand the constant headache it causes, not to mention making you feel like an outcast and a freak.

I seriously implore you - if you're considering having kids - to NOT give them a weird name, otherwise you're going to have your child develop serious self esteem issues.
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Theres this guy at work. His parents last name is Case. Guess what they named him?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 42366314


Brief?





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