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{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2518 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Alice's Mama:"Maybe "pronounciation" will end up on job applications! "


This should exist, and not just job applications. ALL applications as well as attendance lists for teachers. I hated when we had a sub cause they would always get my name wrong. I stopped correcting after a while, but the entire class would still correct them lol

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1379 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting {tamz}:" This should exist, and not just job applications. ALL applications as well as attendance lists for teachers. ... [snip!] ... they would always get my name wrong. I stopped correcting after a while, but the entire class would still correct them lol"

I have twins in my class right now who's last names are crazy and are not really pronounced how they look. Luckily they will answer to anything close because I can never remember what their mom said it was and she has a different last name :oops:

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Alice's Mama:" See, that's my point. I don't think this happens anymore. Nobody in these kids generations are going ... [snip!] ... are typed into word. Of course, this is barring calling your kid Booger or something that has easy negative connotations."


haha, maybe, who knows a lot of it may depends on your area you live in too.

jinjubik Dubai, United Arab Emirates 166 posts
21st Mar '13

I'd still rather name my kids Helen and Henry, over Healeigh and Jaiyden

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1379 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting jinjubik:" I'd still rather name my kids Helen and Henry, over Healeigh and Jaiyden"

People like us will always be out there, right along side Caliliah and Dalen's mom!



As a side note, Henry is my favorite name of all time and I ADORE Helena, but I can't use them. Henry and Helena Henderson is just too much :(

мɑkɑnɑni ~*~, FL, United States 63159 posts
status 21st Mar '13
Quoting Alice's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Captain Obvious:</b>" Well Barack and Condoleezza are real names ... [snip!] ... The name Condaleezza was made up by her parents, they got it from the music term "con dolcezza" which means "with sweetness""


At least it's legit, as is Barack.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
21st Mar '13

I think it is ignorant to place legit, ethnic names in the same category as trendeigh, made-up garbage.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 5766 posts
status 22nd Mar '13

Barack is a legit name meaning lightning. It's ethnic not made up.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" I agree. I came to that conclusion awhile ago."</blockquote>




This.

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1379 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Back to Noob Status:</b>" I think it is ignorant to place legit, ethnic names in the same category as trendeigh, made-up garbage."</blockquote>



I apologize for Barack, Condaleezza is still a name that her parents invented, and if this site had been around back then, you know people would have given her major shit about it. I didn't mean to speak to the idea that Barack was a crazy name, just the idea that people love to espouse here that having a name that deviates from the norm means your child will never be successful.

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1379 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" At least it's legit, as is Barack."</blockquote>



How so? I understand Barack but i think women on this site would have tore into Dr. Rices mom. "OMG give her a real name" and "like there would ever be a doctor named "Condaleezza'" and "you're not even spelling the musical term right" and don't do that to your poor child, they will get made fun of for life!"



And that's my point, those things maybe used to be true, but our kids generation will not grow up believing these things unless their parents teach them to by making fun of their friends and classmates names behind their back. The only ones making fun of these crazy named kids is us, grown ass women.

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7400 posts
22nd Mar '13

Well in the generation of messed up names, I guess both of my boys will stick out for having properly spelled names.

RosieRose Due August 30; 1 child; Michigan 1379 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Atticus & Rhys's Mommy:" Well in the generation of messed up names, I guess both of my boys will stick out for having properly spelled names."

From what I've noticed in our databases (so not just one school, but schools all over my state) it's about 50/50. And although I love your boy's names, there's a huge chunk of America (and I'm not saying that they are smart, but smart people don't outnumber dumb people in this country) who are going to think that your boys names are made up or spelled funny because they are so uncommon. Here on BG it's almost like a weird culture where the majority is educated on names and know what the spelling is supposed to be and such, but this is like bizarro land, and I guarantee that out in the real world your boys are going to go to school with someone who thinks that you pulled the spelling of Rhys out of your butt (again, don't get me wrong, I love that name, and it is actually on my boy's name list).