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#1    spud the mackem

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:54 AM

If you call a child by an unusual or rare 1st name,does it have a chance of becoming a great Statesman or Military leader.
A few examples are :-
Ghengis......Atilla.....Napoleon.....Horatio...Boadicea...Cleopatra...Lyndon....Dwight...Winston...Barak...Clark(No thats Superman)......!
Or will they make it to the top if they are named, Bill, Joe , or Fred ?....
This is just light entertainment as I have nothing better to do,at the moment.
Does anyone know of an unusually named friend and what their occupation is ?.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

Well spud is rather odd ,as are Mitt and Tagg .lol

Cleopatra and Ghengis ,are both names of the time,and where they came from . I'd have to look up Cleopatra ,but ghengis is the Mongolian word for overlord I believe .

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 14 November 2012 - 02:04 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

Hmm.. I'm trying to think.. I have a friend Darby, which isn't a rare name, but it's not as common for a girl, which she is.. a girl, I mean.. She works in a go-go bar, so I don't think that having a less-than-common name for a girl made her skyrocket to fame or fortune..  Though, she is very pretty, so she makes good tips, so there's that.. Still, that has nothing to do with her name.. You said this was for fun, so I am typing as I think.. I have a friend named Stormy, which isn't as uncommon anymore either.. She is a guitarist, but isn't in a well-known band.. Her sisters Windy and Rainy (their mother was a bit of a hippie) both work retail.  I have a friend MaCray, who's on television... I doubt his success has anything to do with his name, either, as he is an awesome hairstylist and has one of the best personalities.  My most successful friend (as in makes the most money) is simply named Scott.  When I had each of my children, I chose their names carefully.  I didn't want their names to be TOO different, because I didn't want them to not be taken as seriously in a business setting.  I think those with very different names can be successful, though, I see those folks in a more artistic setting.. As actors/actresses, comedians, painters, musicians, dancers, etc.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

View Postbones101proof, on 14 November 2012 - 02:46 AM, said:

I'm tired of goofy guys' names, like Flynn, Tucker, Skyler, and Todd, Stewart, Geeves, Stefan, Oscar, Cleetis, and Leslie. These are not real names! These are goofy sounding and need to be un-made up. Any father who names their son Skyler has pretty much mapped out his son's future of daily wedgies in the hallways at middle school.

I named my son skylar and I happen to love that name ahahaha jk jk!!! His name is Andy/Andrew lol just had to give you a hard time. I'm not a huge fan of some of those boy names either.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

I think mothers should try to avoid naming their daughters Candy, Nikki, Krystale or any other name they wouldn't have to change if they were on stage lol


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:34 AM

View Postbones101proof, on 14 November 2012 - 03:23 AM, said:

Yea, now Andy is a real name. Not something made up by some hippies who live in houses they built out of their own dung, lol!

He's a Jr and he would kill me if he knew I was telling this but I call him Junbug lol I've called him that since he was a baby because I didn't care for Jr it would have been confusing calling him and my husband Andy so he's my Junbug lmao but I call him Andy in front of his friends and stuff. But so I'm kind of guilty I guess for giving him a made up hippie nick name.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:47 AM

I know a woman who named her baby Hieronymus... after Bosch, the painter. They call him Harry though.

It's always interesting to see what other people think are odd names. Todd, Dwight, Oscar, Stefan? All perfectly normal and historical names. The only Skylar I know is a girl.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

Chandler, Cassidy, Charlie (for girls), Taylor or Tyler are worn out used up names to defined a generation of children born to baby-boomers or generation-X parents imitated them. ROFLMAO! Imagine names like Rainbow and Starchild, one of Frank Zappa's children was named Moonunit and we all heard of River Phoenix, the actor with a "groovy" name.

I suggest never naming your child IT like to name "it" ... nor one of the characters from Monty Python with a real long name (I can't think of it right now), but his noble titles led him have a 20-character-name (now what a mouthful) to say to call him in his presence.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

i knew a girl named Faiza - i thought that was a really pretty and unusual name.
i also know a woman named Braunwyn. i like that name, but it seems like a guy's name to me.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

Celebs always seem to give their kids weird names.  Like Penn Jillette, he has a daughter named Moxie Crimefighter.  Really, what are these people thinking?


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:37 AM

I wish I had a more unusual name. Do you know how many Sarahs I knew growing up? When i had my daughter I thought her name (Ava) was uncommon, then i find out there 3 other girls within 2 blocks of us with the same name (and same age). lol. Oh well. My son's name is Seth - not unusual but more uncommon I guess. It suprises me still how many people can't say it properly for some reason though.  

View PostJGirl, on 14 November 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

i knew a girl named Faiza - i thought that was a really pretty and unusual name.
i also know a woman named Braunwyn. i like that name, but it seems like a guy's name to me.
Braunwyn is a Welsh name, i think.  I remember looking into some Welsh names when i was having my daughter and liking it, but we went with "Rhian" for a middle name instead. It sounded better with her first name.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:20 AM

View Postsarah_444, on 14 November 2012 - 04:37 AM, said:

  

Braunwyn is a Welsh name, i think.  I remember looking into some Welsh names when i was having my daughter and liking it, but we went with "Rhian" for a middle name instead. It sounded better with her first name.
rhian is pretty
is braunwyn for both male and female do you know?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 14 November 2012 - 02:01 AM, said:

Well spud is rather odd ,as are Mitt and Tagg .lol
i had a beagle named spud.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:31 AM

I have met people with the following names:

Bicentennial
Chandelier
Lukemia (yes I did say that)
Vuneria (yes I said this too, she is Lukemia's sister)
Caysadeya (I forgot the spelling though)
Seattle
Traveller
Huckleberry
Nimrod
Iamunique
Marijuana (pronounced Mar-genae)
Two sisters named "P" and "Q"


I think there are more, but I can't think of them right now

Edited by SpiritWriter, 14 November 2012 - 05:36 AM.

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