Baby names

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    What's up with the baby names everybody is hanging on the kids today? Most of the ones I've heard lately are just plain goofy and downright awful. A poor kid ends up with a really stupid name and it has an even goofier spelling. What's wrong with names like Jack, John, Frank, Steve, Allen, Bob, Don, Greg or girl names like Ellen, Mary, Susan, Helen, Rose, Jackie, or Ruth? Some of the names I've heard lately are really dumb. I'd sure hate to end up with one of them. Am I alone in this? Anybody else think kids are getting a bad rap now a days?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8CrY_ZfFk]YouTube - George Carlin - Goofy Boy Names (HQ)[/ame]
     
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    My mother is a teacher. Some of the names of the kids she had in her classes over the years:

    Lasagna
    Auquafina
    Acetaminophen
    Sha-thade (spelled "Shithead")
    Celt
    Balder
     
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    I might know Sha-thade. I know some shitheads.
     
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    Phuque.
     
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    My brother was a substitute teacher for a while. The craziest name he remembers is Sinefrina Nyquil.
     
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    This is kind of a pet topic of mine. When my older sisters started having babies, "J" names were cool. There were suddenly lots of Jasons and Jonathans and Jeremys, due I think to the TV show "Here Come The Brides" which was popular just prior to that era.

    Then Old Testament names became common, with Zack being a big favorite.

    Then in the 90s the old southern custom of pinning family names on girls, to keep the name in the tree, was extended to boys, only without the name actually being in the family, so you'll meet guys named Sterling and Duncan.

    And how many girls were named Madison, after the movie "Splash" came out, with the alternative spelling of Mattison?

    For some reason, my son had two friends at the same time named Dakota - both boys. Still not sure where that came from.
     
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    I heard a name that simply floored me with laughter.

    "Palmolive" That is her name "Palmolive"! :lol:
     
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    Madge's girl? She's a doll.
     
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    Unique Baby Names www.babynamesgarden.com/uniquebabynames.aspx

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