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Unfortunate first names

I just spoke on the phone with an employee of the Social Security Administration.

“Good afternoon. My name is Latrina.”

What kind of a cruel parent does that to a child?

by Anonymousreply 177June 11, 2024 11:09 PM

Never forget the night my younger sister came home from her summer job at the Dairy Queen and told my mother and father she wanted to go to the downtown carnival that weekend with her new friend and co-worker, Tequila. I am serious.

by Anonymousreply 1May 29, 2024 6:17 PM

I work with a Tranisha. Not sure if she has a nickname.

by Anonymousreply 2May 29, 2024 6:19 PM

When I was in elementary school I knew a girl named Malibu. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 3May 29, 2024 6:19 PM

Why did Gwyneth Paltrow think it was OK to name her daughter Apple? That is just ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 4May 29, 2024 6:22 PM

Benoit; Saoirse; Sigourney; Ewan; Orpa

by Anonymousreply 5May 29, 2024 6:24 PM

[quote]When I was in elementary school I knew a girl named Malibu. Seriously.

Malibu Stacey?

by Anonymousreply 6May 29, 2024 6:33 PM

Cherished Paradise.

by Anonymousreply 7May 29, 2024 6:37 PM

I have a customer with an email that is bottomboi____@_____.com. He's a big strapping Black man. We giggle every time his file is pulled up.

by Anonymousreply 8May 29, 2024 6:41 PM


You know, "heaven" spelled backwards.

by Anonymousreply 9May 29, 2024 7:14 PM

I used to work with a woman whose nickname was "Poopie." And she was the person who did all of the word processing on our machine ... which was a Wang. So of course, when someone asked where she was, the response was usually "Poopie's on the Wang!"

by Anonymousreply 10May 29, 2024 7:22 PM

Sad. This fondness for creative naming is usually found among working and lower class parents, unaware of the limitations they place upon the child's potential for academic and professional success.

Why do these people not change their names once they reach maturity?

by Anonymousreply 11May 29, 2024 7:30 PM

I don’t know about names but in high school there was this kid who had his initials STD on his backpack.

by Anonymousreply 12May 29, 2024 7:38 PM

They had to change the cheerleaders jackets in Palmer, AK as the back of them had PMS.

by Anonymousreply 13May 29, 2024 7:53 PM

I was in a TJMaxx once when they paged the manager...Risotto

by Anonymousreply 14May 29, 2024 8:11 PM

There was an old whore in my city named Lucretia Sheets.

by Anonymousreply 15May 29, 2024 8:18 PM

I worked with 2 women named Delight and Miracle.

by Anonymousreply 16May 30, 2024 1:49 AM

I worked in a state health records office and followed up on birth certificates that came through with the names

Fuc (Vietnamese)

Zhan-Luke (as in Star Trek, I learned)


my favorite, "Female," which turned out to be the result of the parents thinking that the hospital had named the baby for them. They kept the name. They pronounced it to rhyme with "tamale."

by Anonymousreply 17May 30, 2024 1:59 AM

This is a bad combination of first and last names - "rainwear" - and it makes me sad that the only reason I've heard of this poor kid is because she's dead:

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by Anonymousreply 18May 30, 2024 2:04 AM


If you’re lucky, it’ll be shortened to Lolly. If you’re not, Zitty.

I’d ask to be called Zee, I think.

by Anonymousreply 19May 30, 2024 2:06 AM

When I was a kid my mother used to love to watch any and all cooking shows and one of her favorites was the Cajun Justin Wilson--as much for the stories as the cooking.

Thirty something years later I still remember her howling at this episode. So glad I could find it on YouTube. (The joke starts at 1:03)

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by Anonymousreply 20May 30, 2024 2:13 AM

Anything Elon Musk named his kids

by Anonymousreply 21May 30, 2024 2:22 AM

Thanks, R20, for this reminder of gentler times; like your mother and you, I was a fan

Justin Wilson is missed - "I guarantee!"

by Anonymousreply 22May 30, 2024 2:26 AM

I’ve worked with more than one “Precious.” The “heaven”backwards thing is more common than ever. I have met only one “ Acquanisha” though. I’ve met a few “Placentias,” I’ve encountered many variations of “Martavious” as well. I do get more irritated by the overtly Caucasian and ubiquitous “Taylor or Bailey” for females, and “Connor, Yael, or Callum” for males. Don’t even get me started on the Jayden/Cayden/Braden ugliness. 🤮

by Anonymousreply 23May 30, 2024 2:32 AM

When I was growing up, there were 3 kids in school who were siblings and they were named - Lake, Brook and Stream - no shit. Lake was a total stud and the quarterback on the football team. He also had a fantastic package. Everybody, and I mean everybody, wanted a piece of his package.

by Anonymousreply 24May 30, 2024 2:43 AM





by Anonymousreply 25May 30, 2024 2:45 AM

Was she a chav?

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by Anonymousreply 26May 30, 2024 2:50 AM


Awww, I think those are kind of sweet.

by Anonymousreply 27May 30, 2024 3:08 AM

River, Rain, Summer, Liberty

by Anonymousreply 28May 30, 2024 3:19 AM

I already made a post here but it came to me today and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it.

Years ago I knew a guy named Four NoMore.

I always wanted to meet his parents to see what they were like to name a child such a horrible name.

But he was actually really handsome, reminded me of Josh Lucas.

by Anonymousreply 29May 30, 2024 3:32 AM

I had a classmate named Gaylord.

I don't know what his parents were thinking.

I'm in my forties and that first name was already passé by the late 20th century.

"Gay" did not mean "lighthearted and carefree" anymore.

Obviously, he went by a different name -- his middle name Francis, or rather, Frank, as he was called.

by Anonymousreply 30May 30, 2024 3:35 AM


Also, a very nice, brilliant Black girl who was in my HS advanced math class: Doolin McFarland

by Anonymousreply 31May 30, 2024 3:41 AM

Glenn. For a “girl”.

by Anonymousreply 32May 30, 2024 3:49 AM

As in Glenn Close?

by Anonymousreply 33May 30, 2024 4:27 AM

Abcde pronounced Abcity.

by Anonymousreply 34May 30, 2024 4:33 AM

His birth certificate read: Typo

by Anonymousreply 35May 30, 2024 4:46 AM

Rotunda. Yes, a woman.

by Anonymousreply 36May 30, 2024 4:46 AM

I hope she wasn't rotund R36.

by Anonymousreply 37May 30, 2024 4:58 AM

The children in this thread all have very unfortunate names.

Octavian, Torsten, Titan and Industry.

Those poor children.

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by Anonymousreply 38May 30, 2024 5:07 AM

I once worked with a Candida.

by Anonymousreply 39May 30, 2024 5:22 AM

[quote] Why did Gwyneth Paltrow think it was OK to name her daughter Apple?

Yeah, it’s kind of a cat name, but I don’t totally mind it. You can spell Apple, and it has a sweet connotation.

Also, Fiona Apple.

by Anonymousreply 40May 30, 2024 5:36 AM

My old neighbor in back named her daughters Ginger and Pepper.

by Anonymousreply 41May 30, 2024 5:37 AM

R23 You ain’t never met no placentias you lying ass bitch. Yep I said it.

by Anonymousreply 42May 30, 2024 5:49 AM

Chris Martin was the one who thought of the name Apple.

by Anonymousreply 43May 30, 2024 5:54 AM

Fuck Becky with the good hair. Yep I said it.

by Anonymousreply 44May 30, 2024 5:56 AM

Look fake negro @ R42, you have demonstrated on multiple threads what an ignorant ass racist you are. This in addition to hating your real ethnicity. I don’t give two fucks in a dead cat’s what you think about ANYTHING. You’re practically illiterate and have multiple accounts here (socks). For the life of me , I cannot imagine why Muriel allows you to exist here. There is an entire city in Orange County CA. (where you’ve never been) named Placentia. I’ve met more Placentias than I can count, and it is a relatively common name in Mexican culture (which you know nothing about). So, fat ass fuckface, shove your faux outrage right up your diseased white asshole, jump into a grease fire, or die. I really don’t care which…and stay the FUCK away from me!

by Anonymousreply 45May 30, 2024 6:48 AM

Football player:Jihad Warner. Quintavious. Quavion. Qua'Von. D’Shawn. Roshawn. Keyshawn. Knowshon. LaShawn. Marshawn. Rayshawn. Dayshawn. Jayshawn. Tayshawn. Baylee. Kaylee. Emaleigh. M’Kayla. Ayden. Braedyn, Brandin. Kristoffer. Mykel. Emersyn. Paisleigh.

I have too much time on my hands.

by Anonymousreply 46May 30, 2024 6:49 AM


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by Anonymousreply 49May 30, 2024 9:20 AM

I feel so sorry for all the little Jaxon, Jaxxon, and Jaxsons that exist.

by Anonymousreply 50May 30, 2024 10:19 AM

I have a grand-niece named Madissenia. She insists we call her Maddy and curses her mother's (my niece) name choice any chance she gets.

I'm okay with Fern, used to it, one of my oldest friends. But she starts counting to ten and well beyond when people call her Fernie. I used to call her "Plant" or "Planty / Planties" as good natured ribbing. She can be rather intense at times but she's a living Wikipedia on all types of ferns.

I once worked with a Gazelle we all called Gazzi. She hated the name and was anything but a Gazelle in physical appearance, more like water buffalo, as she put it. very good natured.

by Anonymousreply 51May 30, 2024 10:28 AM

Lilibet. Awful as a given name. Fine as a nickname used privately and sparingly.

by Anonymousreply 52May 30, 2024 10:55 AM

Lilibet is one of those names I've seen in Filipina women, along with Ruby, Marjorie, Mabel, Bernice, Nellie, Martha, Sally,

by Anonymousreply 53May 30, 2024 11:23 AM

My neighbor's name is Fanny - she's about 25 and a lovely person - but Fanny. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 54May 30, 2024 11:29 AM

[quote] As in Glenn Close?

No Rose, as in Glenn MacIntyre!

by Anonymousreply 55May 30, 2024 1:17 PM

A girl at my high school in the late 80’s was named Starr. Not terrible until you saw her last name was “Warr”.

I always wondered if she managed to kill her parents while they slept. Maybe used her lightsaber…

by Anonymousreply 56May 30, 2024 1:18 PM

A friend used to work with a woman named Salamisha.

by Anonymousreply 57May 30, 2024 1:22 PM


A combination of Ambidextrous and Alexandria.

by Anonymousreply 58May 30, 2024 1:24 PM

I’ve met a few people named Jihad. Why the fuck would you do that to a kid?

by Anonymousreply 59May 30, 2024 2:21 PM

[quote]I once worked with a Candida.

We once had a hit record about her.

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by Anonymousreply 60May 30, 2024 2:26 PM

R54 Really? I actually think Fanny is a super cute name!

by Anonymousreply 61May 30, 2024 2:26 PM

Twins: Lucious and Precious

by Anonymousreply 62May 30, 2024 2:48 PM

I once worked with a Filipina named Cherry Runtolub. I used to enjoy just repeating her (with her accent) name to myself. Lol…

by Anonymousreply 63May 30, 2024 3:18 PM

When i worked in Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills a million years ago, I had a customer who was a Mary Christmas. She liked her name.

In high school in Chicago, there was a Tripp Baby.

The football name poster upthread reminds me of this skit:

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by Anonymousreply 64May 30, 2024 3:18 PM

Bathsheba in high school. She was notorious for blowing boys for money. She was very successful.

by Anonymousreply 65May 30, 2024 3:32 PM

I love the name Bathsheba for a pet or drag queen. In the late 70s to early 80s it had a brief heyday as a descriptive term for ostentatious middle eastern / interior decor.

I have fond memories of two old parrots who lived in a local pet store, Julius and Bathsheba. Julius would say, "Bath-SHEEEEE-ba!" and she would answer, "Julius, say FUCK!"

next to their perches was a large sign asking customers to refrain from swearing near the birds.

by Anonymousreply 66May 30, 2024 3:53 PM

[quote] Kristoffer

That’s the Central and Eastern European spelling.

by Anonymousreply 67May 30, 2024 4:06 PM

R59 This might help:

[quote] Jihad” literally means striving, or doing one's utmost. Within Islam, there are two basic theological understandings of the word: The “Greater Jihad” is the struggle against the lower self – the struggle to purify one's heart, do good, avoid evil and make oneself a better person.

However, religious fanaticism has taken such a hold, it’s hard to determine the actual intent behind naming a person.

by Anonymousreply 68May 30, 2024 4:37 PM

Isn’t Abcde/Abcity just an urban legend name that white people tell to make themselves fell superior?

Same as “Female” (Famolly) which a supposed Latina woman named her baby as it was already on the birth certificate. My mother told me that one, said she knew of students named that, and when I questioned her further she said she’d “heard” it from some other teachers. But there was no real proof.

by Anonymousreply 69May 30, 2024 4:41 PM

The thing about “Sigourney” is that she named herself that. Her name is actually Susan.

I’ve only ever seen that name on an exit for a street in Hartford, Connecticut.

by Anonymousreply 70May 30, 2024 4:42 PM

R10 l also knew a girl named Miracle. Her mother drove a car covered in green velvet

by Anonymousreply 71May 30, 2024 4:46 PM

R61, Fanny in the UK is slang for the vagina.

by Anonymousreply 72May 30, 2024 4:49 PM

I knew a similar family… the father was a wealthy hunter an fisherman —

The girl was Brook(e), and the boys were Drake and Wolf(e).

by Anonymousreply 73May 30, 2024 4:50 PM

Kristjan, R67.

That’s the UK pornstar spelling.

by Anonymousreply 74May 30, 2024 5:46 PM

R69, that's what I understand. I've heard both of those--it's always a friend of a friend had these kids in her class. No one has ever met someone with those names.

by Anonymousreply 75May 30, 2024 6:03 PM

A couple of years ago, I met a girl named "Jenoside".

by Anonymousreply 76May 30, 2024 6:06 PM

All the Hunters (3) that I've met have been gay gay gay, which I'm sure their fathers didn't intend.

I know an actor who named his son Talon. His father complained, and he said something like, "Would you prefer, "shithead" instead?

by Anonymousreply 77May 30, 2024 6:08 PM

[quote] [R54] Really? I actually think Fanny is a super cute name!

You must be a true cunt.

by Anonymousreply 78May 30, 2024 6:16 PM

“Dorcas” is an old name. Roman, I believe.

I went to school with a girl named Dorcas. She was a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 79May 30, 2024 6:50 PM

I like Talon but when I read it I mentally pronounce it in French. I have a neighbor named Akida, in her late 30s. Lovely nice woman with 2 beautiful daughters who have more conventional names. One day I will work up the courage to ask sbout hers.

by Anonymousreply 80May 30, 2024 7:06 PM

There's the old chestnut, Nancy Ann Cianci.

Out of all of this, Dick is the worst- well, as a name at least.

by Anonymousreply 81May 30, 2024 7:14 PM

I hope all these kids will be able to attend Camp Ujaama

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by Anonymousreply 82May 30, 2024 7:19 PM

R45 Don’t ever disrespect me bitch. You are completely out of order. I stopped reading after Negro. Yo stankin ass needs to be redlined and deported back to the 60s.

by Anonymousreply 83May 30, 2024 9:02 PM

Just die, “ a.” Your fake Blackness is legendary. Stay the fuck away from me, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 84May 30, 2024 9:05 PM

R84 Bitch I don’t want to come near you. I fuck hot guys. Not grim reapers.

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by Anonymousreply 86May 31, 2024 2:25 AM


Pronounced "Shi-tay"

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by Anonymousreply 88May 31, 2024 3:15 AM

Any one named Aquanetta takes no shit and has zero fucks to give.

by Anonymousreply 89May 31, 2024 3:19 AM

Dad wanted to name my little brother Harold Richard. Mom didn't think it was very funny.

by Anonymousreply 90May 31, 2024 3:38 AM


Paging "BERTHA!"

COME ON! Nobody??

by Anonymousreply 91May 31, 2024 3:49 AM

Methanny. Cuz meth makes ya horny.

by Anonymousreply 92May 31, 2024 4:15 AM

A lot of crazy names are merely urban legends (and usually racist ones). I'm surprised no one yet has mentioned the legendary La-a (pronounced Ladasha).

As a retired elementary and middle school teacher I can attest to three that I actually had: Urina (pronounced You-reena), Parentheses (pronounced as expected), and Cocaine (who went by Cookie, and who when I met her in seventh grade had already saved up the money for a name change as soon as she was legally able). Cookie was a smart and popular girl -class president. She just had druggie parents...

by Anonymousreply 93May 31, 2024 4:50 AM

[quote]R51 I'm okay with Fern

Fern is the name of the little girl in CHARLOTTE’S WEB!

by Anonymousreply 94May 31, 2024 7:30 AM

[quote]R70 The thing about “Sigourney” is that she named herself that. Her name is actually Susan.

What an attention whore.

by Anonymousreply 95May 31, 2024 7:37 AM

I work with a guy whose name is Famous

by Anonymousreply 96May 31, 2024 7:40 AM

I have never met anyone with a truly bizarre name.

I did work an event with a girl named Sparkle, once. I kept calling her Twinkle by mistake, which made her narrow her eyes.

by Anonymousreply 97May 31, 2024 7:59 AM

I think Messiah is one of the dumbest names. I’ve worked with two guys with that name and they were both scumbags that thought they were hot shit (wonder why). They were late teens/early 20’s, though, so maybe they’ve matured by now.

I’ve worked with a Princess, Essence, Charisma, Destinee, Precious, and Justyce and I’d be pissed if my parents named me any of those. (Justyce is the best of the lot, I guess)

Lately Brantley and Braxton are names I hear often for young boys. Dumb.

by Anonymousreply 98May 31, 2024 12:23 PM

The amount of "royalty" on LAUSD campuses never ceases to amuse me. I've known numerous students named Princess and King. They sound like dog names to me, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 99May 31, 2024 2:59 PM

There was a lady on Project Runway named Charkeisha or Charkeita. I can't remember which.

Now she just goes by Char (Glover).

Also, in person I knew a lady who said her sister's name was VirginMary, but she calls her "Virgie" for short.

What a horrible thing to do to a child.

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by Anonymousreply 100May 31, 2024 3:40 PM

She chose to use her middle name and not her first name, DeShawna.

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by Anonymousreply 101May 31, 2024 3:45 PM

R4 Were she and Steve Jobs friends?

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by Anonymousreply 104June 4, 2024 10:02 AM

I knew someone named Jahil, which isn't so bad until you find out that Jahil means ignorant in Arabic. I worked with someone named Precious, which is made worse because it was a guy.

by Anonymousreply 105June 4, 2024 11:42 AM

Faith, Hope & Charity.

by Anonymousreply 106June 4, 2024 11:51 AM

[quote] I once worked with a Candida.

Candida is a pretty common name in Spanish.

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by Anonymousreply 107June 4, 2024 11:58 AM

I used to work for the Social Security Administration and this one woman named her little boy Demon. Wtf?

by Anonymousreply 108June 4, 2024 1:09 PM


But we called her Lucy.

She was in the process of getting her name changed.

by Anonymousreply 109June 4, 2024 2:34 PM

r108. I imagine that they pronounce it D'mon.

Years ago, I met a musician in passing, and he mentioned that he named his kid Damien- he loved all the satanic connotations with it.

by Anonymousreply 110June 4, 2024 2:59 PM

I absolutely hate the names Sierra and Savannah. Pretentious as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 111June 4, 2024 3:26 PM

[quote]r108 I used to work for the Social Security Administration and this one woman named her little boy Demon. Wtf?

I considered that name.

by Anonymousreply 112June 4, 2024 4:16 PM

Many years ago, took care of twins Nova and Solar. Yep, you can guess family name!

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by Anonymousreply 114June 4, 2024 5:12 PM

[quote] Candida is a pretty common name in Spanish.

R107 It's also a yeast infection.

What's next? Chlamydia?

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by Anonymousreply 116June 4, 2024 6:15 PM

"Lilibet" has gotten me the first royal execution the moment my brother-in-law becomes king!

by Anonymousreply 117June 4, 2024 6:17 PM

My sister had a female friend named Lemetric (African-American). Always reminded me of the metric system. She also had a female friend named Snow (Caucasian).

Unique, Unique, and Omunique (African-American girls)—all in my son’s kindergarten class.

Zakaarii (Caucasian boy), pronounced “Zachary."

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by Anonymousreply 119June 4, 2024 10:56 PM

^^^^ What's it to ya'?

- Mr. Talese

by Anonymousreply 120June 4, 2024 11:52 PM

As a college teacher I've come across:

Chalcedony (went by "Chalcy")

Yours Truly (goes by the full phrase--they're an enbie and this is their chosen name)

Moss (no last name, like Cher or Madonna--a guy who also goes by "they")

Thaïs (like the opera)


by Anonymousreply 121June 5, 2024 12:05 AM

Yours Truly is a fabulous name, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 122June 5, 2024 1:27 AM

Dorcas. It's like Biggus Dickus. Dorkass.

by Anonymousreply 123June 5, 2024 1:38 AM

Yours Truly is an excellent drag queen name.

by Anonymousreply 124June 5, 2024 1:42 AM

Didn’t Yours Truly have a sister act with Truly Scrumptious?

by Anonymousreply 125June 5, 2024 4:36 AM

I went to college with woman named Hagar. She was from Palestine. She wasn’t horrible, she was just sort of moody.

by Anonymousreply 126June 5, 2024 4:38 AM

[quote]R123 Dorcas. It's like Biggus Dickus. Dorkass.

Dorcas is a horrible name. But it’s in the Bible. She was some merciful do-gooder who sewed for the poor.

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by Anonymousreply 128June 5, 2024 9:36 PM

I always thought Gretchen was an awful sounding name. And Marcus.

by Anonymousreply 129June 6, 2024 2:08 AM

Gretch the Wretch

by Anonymousreply 130June 6, 2024 5:26 AM

I had a really bad reaction to the name Polly when young. There was one in my first grade class and I just thought, “Is that name for REAL??”

It seemed like the stupidest name ever, for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 131June 6, 2024 5:36 AM

Met a guy named “Smile”. I think there’s a weird tradition in Nigeria or some other African country where people names their kids things like Princess and Happiness and Smile and Joyful.

It’s weird.

by Anonymousreply 132June 6, 2024 5:52 AM

Scotland here.

Probably an urban myth, but I’ve heard several times that there are twin girls at school in Lanarkshire named Dolce and Gabbana.

by Anonymousreply 133June 6, 2024 5:59 AM

People who name their kids after designer labels are ghetto as fuck. Diddy named his son Justin Dior Combs. I'm sure there is more than one LV out there too.

by Anonymousreply 134June 6, 2024 10:42 AM

There is a CEO in Western Australia called Warren Peace. He was on the news recently.

Those excited by this thread need to watch the episode of Kath and Kim (the original, of course) in which the two of them are trying to think of what to call Kim's baby. She ends up called Epponee-Rae, but it could have been much worse.

by Anonymousreply 135June 6, 2024 1:42 PM

When I was working as a co-op a million years ago, there was a guy named Baxter Baker who worked on the shop floor.

Every time you had to page him to come to the lab, the shitty PA system made it sound like you were saying “masturbater”

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by Anonymousreply 137June 6, 2024 5:32 PM

Unique and Euphonius

by Anonymousreply 138June 6, 2024 8:12 PM

I think if you name one child "Hunter," the next one should be named "Gatherer."

by Anonymousreply 139June 6, 2024 8:13 PM

R129 Stretchin' wretchin' Gretchen bitchin crotchin yes I see it too.

Maybe it sounds better in its natural language German or something like Helga.

by Anonymousreply 140June 6, 2024 11:23 PM

I called my lawn fertilizer company and the guy that answered that phone was named Blade. That has to be BS, right?

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by Anonymousreply 142June 7, 2024 12:48 AM

R141 I met twins once who were named Brock and Blade. They worked as knights at Medieval Times in Orlando. They were hot, so I guess the name Blade could he acceptable for one of them.

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by Anonymousreply 144June 7, 2024 12:53 AM

I went to grad school with a guy named Heath. His twin sister was named Heather.

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by Anonymousreply 146June 7, 2024 1:17 AM

Healthcare veteran here - best names I saw on the Labor and Delivery unit: Anthronethia, and Ozmondus.

Also, this guy worked with us for a brief stint

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by Anonymousreply 147June 7, 2024 1:22 AM

Moriah. It’s ugly.

by Anonymousreply 148June 7, 2024 1:22 AM

Loki sucks, but Skylizard is a fucking kickass last name.

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by Anonymousreply 150June 7, 2024 1:29 AM

Sparkle Titsworth is a real name.

Diana Ross meant to name her daughter Chutney but thought it was pronounced Chudney and that’s what she ended up with.

by Anonymousreply 151June 7, 2024 2:12 AM

r145 They were actually triplets, the other sister was named Erica. 🌾


by Anonymousreply 152June 7, 2024 2:18 AM

I just watched a "House Hunters" where the child's name was "Italy."

by Anonymousreply 153June 7, 2024 2:30 AM

[quote] I always thought Gretchen was an awful sounding name.

R129 I had a female friend in high school who had a friend named Gretchen. My friend used to call her “Gretch.” Yes, there can be something worse than “Gretchen.”

Off topic but this reminded me of the time the three of us were in a restaurant, and a baby near us started crying and wouldn’t stop. Suddenly, Gretchen blurted out angrily, “Lock it up!” Gee, maybe that sort of thing was why my friend called her “Gretch!”

I also had a female friend who went by the name “Suki.” She wasn’t Asian, but her actual name was Lilli-Ann so I understood why she went by “Suki” instead.

by Anonymousreply 154June 7, 2024 9:31 AM

Just read upthread about the name "Nevaeh" being "Heaven" spelled backwards.

I worked pretty closely with a Nevaeh and never....not once...put this together.

I almost feel like calling her all these years later and telling her I figured it out!

by Anonymousreply 155June 7, 2024 12:33 PM

R9 Serutan

by Anonymousreply 156June 7, 2024 1:54 PM

r154 Stop trying to make "Gretch" happen!

by Anonymousreply 157June 7, 2024 2:43 PM

r154 It varies depending on how she might've spelled it: Suki means "beloved" in Hebrew. If it was Sookie/Sooky/Sookey it'd be a common variant for Susan, predominantly used in the American South.

I used to be in a community garden with a Sookie, who out-Southerned Sally Cato , the character from "Mame," by a country mile.

by Anonymousreply 158June 7, 2024 7:49 PM

r147 apparently his parents allowed him to choose his own name when he was eight, and he kept it.

by Anonymousreply 159June 7, 2024 8:34 PM

R158 She spelled it “Suki.” I don’t think she was Jewish. We were both in the junior high and high school orchestras, so I think we were mostly called “dweebs” irrespective of our actual names (it was during the late 1960s and early 1970s).

by Anonymousreply 160June 8, 2024 12:18 AM

“suki” is Japanese.

by Anonymousreply 161June 8, 2024 10:21 AM

I don’t know what jinmeiyou kanji there could be with that sound.

by Anonymousreply 162June 8, 2024 10:24 AM

I wish people had more unique names.

by Anonymousreply 163June 9, 2024 2:42 PM

Fergus. Malcolm. Calum. Morag. Caitlin. Emma. Emma-Ceit. Cara-Marie. Fiona. Eilidh. (Yes I live in Scotland. The land of twee.)

by Anonymousreply 164June 9, 2024 2:50 PM

r149, that's DOCTOR Skylizard to you!

by Anonymousreply 165June 9, 2024 2:59 PM


by Anonymousreply 166June 10, 2024 12:14 AM

I knew and old drunk woman - horrible bitch of a lunatic - who legally changed her name to the single and no-surname "Gudrun."

by Anonymousreply 167June 10, 2024 12:21 AM

r167 Obviously, she was a Glenda Jackson fan. 🤔

by Anonymousreply 168June 10, 2024 1:31 AM

Well, R168, she did hang around closeted gay wrestlers.

by Anonymousreply 169June 10, 2024 1:56 AM


by Anonymousreply 170June 10, 2024 2:13 AM

r167 There was a Gudrun in my high school in the '60s. (She did have a last name, though.)

by Anonymousreply 171June 10, 2024 2:23 AM

I’m making real progress

by Anonymousreply 172June 10, 2024 11:37 PM

When I was in high school I knew a girl named Lucy Smith. She was dating a guy whose last name was Goosey. It didn’t last.

by Anonymousreply 173June 11, 2024 12:06 AM

Melania. I’m sorry other Melanias!

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