#618 Name And Shame

3rd May 2019 in My Name Is Willow
#618 Name And Shame
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Fox Of Kings Island 3rd May 2019, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Geez... she's paranoid. :{ *snaps my fingers like I had the Infinity Gauntlet*
David31 3rd May 2019, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
She wouldn't worry, Russel is down to Earth and I'm sure he wouldn't just go with some random name....Hopefully. :D
GoodKaptainKook 3rd May 2019, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
I have to agree with Linda's mom here...I dunno, I don't like 'goofy' names like that. It almost feels to me like some people treat naming their children as a form of artistic expression, and I...Really don't see it that way, you're naming a *person*, not an inanimate object! Kids are already mean enough anyways and will look for any excuse to pick on your kid they can find, don't give them a *goldmine* with their name if you can! :D ("Nevaeh" for girls is one I will *never* warm up to that is for some reason apparently super popular, although I have never met a single girl named that...)

Although there's being creative and then there's having no imagination at all-according to some article are read around 20 girls are born in the US every year named, I kid you not, "Female". Like I said, I'm all for not giving your children flashy, silly names, but naming your child their own gender...C'mon now, surely one can have a bit more imagination than that? There's a million possible girls names and you pick "Female"? C'mon now XD
GoodKaptainKook 3rd May 2019, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
As for other funny names, I've got a few I've picked up from my years following racing. Dick Trickle is the obvious winner in that candidate, but there are a few others that make me chuckle at how...unusual they sound. In the '70s and '80s there was a part-time NASCAR racer from New York called (I kid you not) Jocko Maggiacomo, and in lower level stock car races around the '80s and '90s a guy called Jeep Pflum was showing up sporadically. My favorite though is early 1970s NASCAR regular Ben Arnold...who even more humorously almost always a drove a red, white, and blue #76 car XD

Frey, might I ask, have you got any favorite baby names? I've got a few I particularly like for both genders but they're pretty traditional and old-school...
FreyFox 3rd May 2019, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
I favour normal names but not really the ones that everyone else picks.
LapisHusky 3rd May 2019, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Me too.
Excelsior_Thirty 3rd May 2019, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
I have to tell you, there really was a man named Rick Faggot on Love Connection! Lucky that he was not named Richard because usually, their nickname is Dick. Wonder if ANY female dated or married this bachelor in the 1980's...
GoodKaptainKook 4th May 2019, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
I've got a few other good ones from racing circles...
-Spider Webb-6-time competitor in the Indianapolis 500 in the 1940s and 1950s. Real name was Travis (guess he thought "Spider" would be more eye-catchy, lol)
-Jigger Sirois-7-time entrant in the Indy 500 in the 1960s and 1970s who never managed to qualify for the race. Real name was Leon D. Sirois (named after former Indianapolis comeptitor Leon Duray, FYI) Why anyone would want to be called "Jigger" is beyond me.
-Gober Sosebee-Pioneering NASCAR stock car driver and winner on the Cup Series. When I first was reading NASCAR books as a young child and saw his name I thought his name was Goober, lol
-Dick Good-One time competitor in the Daytona 500
-Bunkie Blackburn-Sporadic competitor in the 1960s in NASCAR stock cars. Real name was Reid
-Burrhead Nantz-One-time competitor in the Daytona 500. Not sure what his first name was but choosing to go by "Burrhead"...is pretty damn rednecky XD
-Brownie King-Semi-regular in the 1950s in NASCAR.
-Rick Roller-No kidding, somebody named THIS actually ran in a lower-level NASCAR race in the early '90s. Obviously this was long before the RikRoll meme got off the ground!
-Dick Johnson-Two drivers by this name raced in NASCAR, one in the '60s and one in the early '90s. The latter Dick Johnson was Australian and much more well-known in the SuperCar racing series there where he was a champion.
-Bill Clinton and George Bush-These drivers coincidentally sharing their names with former Presidents appeared in a few NASCAR Cup races in the 1950s. Throughout the years, two John Kennedys, a Bob Kennedy, and a Ted Kennedy have also raced!

I could list more if I went through the racing database site I frequent, but I'd rather not give a list 10 pages long, lol
Long Tom 3rd May 2019, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
I think David Bowie finally had to change Zowie Bowie's given name.
FreyFox 3rd May 2019, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Zowie Bowie legally changed his name to Duncan Jones ^^.
Shaggy 3rd May 2019, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
When I have a kid, I'm gonna name him/her Table :-P Never XD
Tom Jankowski 3rd May 2019, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Hopefully Rus and Linda are smart enough not to do what a couple did in Sweden by naming their kid Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced "Albin")
LapisHusky 3rd May 2019, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
Those names sound perfectly normal. Except Geldof, sounds like it came from Lord Of The Rings or Harry Potter.
LapisHusky 3rd May 2019, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Oh, wait.
jacob the smith 101 3rd May 2019, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
ahh man i am a big frank zappa fan that was fun!
Excelsior_Thirty 3rd May 2019, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Yep, we're running out of names, especially in the USA where some names are overused, the most used names are Liam for males and Emma for females.
Names are starting to be more unique, but strange...
Fox Of Kings Island 4th May 2019, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Maybe we should start naming our children based on cartoons... like Squidward and Milhouse
GoodKaptainKook 5th May 2019, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Also, I want to add that "Milhouse" (without the E at the end) was Richard Nixon's real middle name...Which is why they named him Milhouse anyways. Because considering the very bad reputation Nixon had, it's one of the most misfortunate names a child could have XD
GoodKaptainKook 4th May 2019, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
I have to wonder if Liam is super popular because of Neeson, lol! Seriously I've never actually met anybody named Liam but that might be because it wasn't super popular until fairly recently. I imagine in a couple decades or so I would probably come across a bunch. Just like I might come across a bunch of Nevaehs...
Fox Of Kings Island 5th May 2019, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
BUT... we heard of Liam Payne
FreyFox 5th May 2019, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
I knew a Liam in the local music scene many years ago. And no, it was not Liam Gallagher :P
Section79 3rd May 2019, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
As much as I agree with Linda’s mom about absurd baby names, it’s kind of xenophobic to assume that English people are the only ones who name their children that sort of thing. Completely disregarding the fact that many celebrities in the US, Frank Zappa included, have given their children names equally as ridiculous.

For instance Jason Lee named his son “Pilot Inspektor.”
WaxBadger 5th May 2019, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
A good compromise is to look up names starting with X and justify it as something acceptable. Xander or Xaria are good ones.
FreyFox 5th May 2019, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook 5th May 2019, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Xavier is about the only one I can thing of that doesn't sound kooky to me :D
Excelsior_Thirty 6th May 2019, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
Let's not forget Xena too- of course it is the asteroid that was eligible to be a planet, but if you do go back farther, it could be a good name of the character of namesake show, "Xena-Warrior Princess"...
WaxBadger 7th May 2019, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
Thought of it, but it sounds so close to Xena Warrior Princess, not that it's bad though.