What does your child's name say about YOU?

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    Parents Choosing More Unusual Baby Names Now - Yahoo! News

    This is one of my pet peeves. It annoys me to no end when people stick apostrophes in the middle of a first name.

    Anyone disagree with this?
     
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    While I don't have an apostrophe (thanks Dad), I do have a weird name. I get tired of people constantly asking 'how do you pronounce your name again?' But.... I am not alone, my brothers all say the same thing about their names.
     
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    One of my kids has a fairly unusual name but its very easy to spell.The problem I have is that many kids in special ed have non-phonetic spelling of their names, and leads to sloppy record keeping.

    In fact we have many "cousins" who spell their LAST names differently.

    In these situations - "special" equals "special ed"
     
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    My daughter has a tradtitional but unusual name, one you definitely know when you hear it but isn't "popular". My son has a somewhat common name, but he uses a more uncommon nickname.

    I grew up with one of the most common first names and last names, and I've had some problems with everything from getting the right mail to keeping other people's listings off my credit. There's something to be said for not using the most popular name, especially when their last name isn't quite as bad but still takes up a few pages in the phone book. I wanted them to be just unique enough to avoid confusion without being flat out weird. :lol:
     
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    People have problems pronouncing California?

    They must be from Austria or something.
     
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    I named my son after My Grandfather and my Daughter after my Mother in Law. And no I am not rich nor were any of them.

    My daughter has 2 middle names because in Filipino custom one takes the last name of the Mother as their middle name. We compromised and I gave her my Grandmothers name and my wife's last name as her middle names.
     
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    I have an easy to pronounce, common name - where I come from:
    Mr. Mxyztplk

    Named my three boys with common names also:
    Larry, Darryl and his other brother Darryl.
     
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    I don't have kids...but if it was a boy I'd be 'Rush', 'Zack', or 'Seth' and if it was a girl it would be 'Bond' or something sexy like 'Bambi' my niece's name.

    I believe in giving my kids good sounding names that roll off the tongue or sound popular. Gotta give them a leg up any way I can.
     
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    We had a set of twins with the same names and different middle initials. We now have a set of twins whose names sound alike but have two different letters in the middle. I call that idiocy.

    In "Freakonomics" they suggest that weird names can damage job opportunities.
     
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    I have twins and they have completely different names. No same first letter, no rhyming, no dressing alike (although with a boy and a girl that would be freaky anyway). Never could understand that whole thing. Although I used to be on a board for parents of multiples, and the whole dressing them alike, rhyming names thing was guaranteed to start trouble. Some people really believe in it. Whatever works for them, I guess.
     

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