Thursday, February 27, 2020

Your Turn

Do you wish your parents had given you a different name?

67 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

Nope

Todd said...

No.

jmccain said...

no..I love Theresa:)

Flashy Vic said...

God, yes! They didn't even give me a middle name to fall back on, the buggers. Oh my sister got two, oh yes, but me? Their firstborn and only son? NADA. Just this embarrassing Christian mane.

Flashy Vic said...

Name not mane. Though flowing locks of golden crusading, righteous hair wouldn't go amiss if I'm being honestv

sandybrook said...

no

Aquagirl said...

Abso-fucking-lutely! I was born 4 weeks early, and my mother only had a boy’s name picked out (I have 2 older sisters.) I found out about 5 years ago that my godmother actually named me! (My brother does exist though; she had him after me.) My name isn’t horrible; it’s just that the reason it was chosen was so f***ed up. I would tell the story, but it would make all the crazy shit that the trolls posted on here today pale in comparison. 🙄

Derp said...

No. But they should have called my younger brother Johnny booger fuck face

Aquagirl said...

@Flashy: well I do have really nice hair, so there’s that. Thanks for making me feel a little better!

Olive Iyes said...

No way. So exotic I’ve had telemarketers wanna holla.

Trapped said...

No I love my name and I don’t like when people try and give me a nickname..
Naw dog my parents gave me a beautiful name and that’s who I am...

Do Tell said...

Nah, I'm just used to it now. I would never have chosen it, but I don't know what I would have chosen instead. I'm just used it it and there are a few celebs with the same name, so it isn't as unusual anymore.

TeeHee@U said...

Nope. "Always name your child a classic, strong name. Fad names are cheap." Right or wrong the expression holds up.

Would you rather take an order from Chad, Thad or a Charlas?

IndieRaga said...

Nope.....I've the most common yet famous name in my country!!!
Meaningful too.....

Max Power said...

Sure. Warren Buffet would have been nice.

Olive Iyes said...

Ugghhhh I messed up and named my youngest a fad name....I’d had it picked out way ahead of time, when it was fresh and new. My the time she actually rolled around, everyone else was onto it. She’s one in a sea of Karen’s and hates it, esp since the rest of us have unique names. Sorryyyyy!

gauloise said...

@Olive Ouch, especially now with the Karen meme. (If you don't know it you have to google it)

Simon said...

Yeah you can tell how old someone is by their name. My sister is hugely pissed she’s named Karen.

Glitter said...

My parents were going to name me Barbara, but my sisters intervened and they named me something else that was not that popular way back when. It's pretty common today, though.

La Morena said...

When I was little I hated my first name ( Valencia) All the girls had names like Mary or Kathy. Plus I was the only Mexican American in my class. No one could ever pronounce it the right way . I find out that my mom wanted to name me Guadalupe 😂. Well today I adore my name and say it proudly, correct pronunciation!!

Wee S said...

When I was younger, yes. Having an Irish name growing up on the edge of protestant areas was not a fun time.

Now? Now I'm proud as fuck of my Irish name, and God help those who pronounce or spell it wrong! No fada? No nice!

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

In my own personal mythology, I named myself, since my parents couldn't stop bickering over what to name me.

Flashy Vic said...

@Wee S.
I might have tried to kick your melt in in my stupid youth. If so please accept my apologies and the fact that I was so crap at fighting that youd've probably whales the livin shite out of me anyway .

Lived on the Prod edge of Lenadoon back in the early 70s. That's when there was a 'prod' edge there of course.😁

EyeSee said...

No. It's a feminine, nice sounding name, sort of old fashioned. Not too common, but is international.

Erik said...

Sometimes, but only because people always spell my name every way but correctly (Eric, Arik, etc).

Erik said...

Just tell her you named her after Karen Gillan.

A.Claire said...

I was named after a morning news lady from San Diego. Allison, its a nice name, I think I will keep it.

Wee S said...

Ah @flashy Vic I'm sure you would have, but glad to hear you wouldn't now!

I used to change my name when walking through Portadown, cursing my mother for giving me a chucky name. Now I couldn't give a f**k.

Flashy Vic said...

@A Claire.

I'm disappointed it's not Veronica Corning stone. Or Tits Magee. Or Pirate hooker from Whore Island.


All Anchorman references, just in case you think I'm getting at you. I'm most certainly am not.

Stay Classy, San Diego.

Flashy Vic said...

@Wee S.

Yeech, Portadump...I mean down. You have my sympathies.

Funnily enough my first name is a bit Irishy and my surname could be either, so I used to get called '***** the taig' by some of the budding Oscar Wildes at my old secondary school. Oh how we all laughed...well those cunts did.

malapropos said...

My father named me after his mistress.

Em and 'im said...

They did okay with my Christian names, but friends and family have always called me by a nickname. My real name is reserved for work and the occasional invitation card.

Wee S said...

I was baptised a proper Irish Catholic with four names, five if you count my confirmation name so I could have a different name every day of the school week if I wanted.

And I don't come from portyup, my prod friends went to school there.

Aquagirl said...

@Malapropos: Yikes!!!!

Unknown said...

@Flashy HAHAHA, right? Oh, and I love lamp!

AListDiva said...

Yes and no. I never got my name in a mug, keychain or magnet and hated it when I was younger, but I like that its unique now. Glad I didnt end up a Brittany, Tiffany or typical 80s baby name.

17Steps said...
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17Steps said...

No,I like my name. I didn’t when I was a kid ,it’s a very old fashioned name.

AlleyKat said...

Malaprops nooo!( :-O

AlleyKat said...

My personal fave, apologies to all Karens in advance.
https://images.app.goo.gl/S3NLzF8MSr6Yej4u8

AlleyKat said...

I feel your pain, coming from glesga.

AlleyKat said...

Snap! And proper spelling with double L 😊

OKay said...

I used to, but then I grew up and it doesn't bother me anymore.

Anonymous said...

At the time, yes - now my name is French and old-fashioned. I named my sister. Her name is Julia. She goes by her middle name.

Skyler the Weird said...

Mine did. I got to first grade and wondered who this John person was. I'm Sky.

edasm said...

Why do you ask, Two Dogs Fucking?

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

Funny Story.

Growing up, I always thought I was a Jr. because my dad and me had the same name.

However, when I went to get my NV Real ID, the lady there said my name wasn't as a Junior.

She explained that my birth certificate name doesn't match my dad's, nor is Jr. indicated on it.
She explained that my dad's name on the certificate is D.A Howes.
Mine was my full name.

She said I've never been a Jr because of this.

Okay.

=)

Kiki said...

Or Jennifer!

Kiki said...

I had the same issues growing up but love my name now.

Lissette said...

Considering they wanted to name me Mildred Gudelia? No, I feel lucky...

Olive Iyes said...

@Erik it’s not really Karen, But the modern day version of Karen and Jennifer. I did however go with a normal spelling and vowel usage instead of y’all and x’s… So she’s got that going for her.

Tricia13 said...

Trumpa.
they were close

Fat B'stard said...

Christo

KittensRUs said...

Yes. Mine was one of the most common names that year. There were three of us in a 30 kid class. Boring.

Count Jerkula said...

I heard Ron Guidry interviewed yesterday and i thought Guidry would be an interesting first name, for a hillbilly or redneck boy.

BrambleWitch said...

I hate my name, always did. I regularly make up names at different events just for fun (when asked my name). I have several different ones that i use. Now that i'm older, my name is an old lady name and I really hate it.

Unknown said...

Mohammed

incrediblegecko said...

Yes. Would have liked to have my Grandmother's name...Genevieve.

Olive Iyes said...
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Olive Iyes said...

@gauloise perhaps I should have just used Jennifer our Kristy to refer to (my generation, anyways) a very common name, so common there are 4-5 in any given class or graduating class. My apologies Karens of the world! Not trying to perpetuate that meme.

Olive Iyes said...

My apologies for typos too as apparently I’m gonna have to start using the preview bc my keyboard surely, time and time again at the very last second still thinks it’s smarter than me.

Olive Iyes said...

As long as you didn’t live amongst a million guidrys... then you would just be known as dat fool who gave their kid a (very) common Cajun last name.

Vince said...

Yes. I have the same name as my father. Always hated it.

Ann said...

No.

Unknown said...

Yes! I never found anything with my name on it as a kid.

Habibti said...

Hate my name. I have no middle name either so kind of stuck with it. It is a very well known basic bitch name.

Scarlet Peaches said...

Obviously named after a very famous book and film character. My sister was named Allison after the chick on Melrose Place. Mom was not on drugs (that I know of)

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