my adventures

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad, she was horrid.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, August 5, 2011

What's in a name?

"Could you just call me Pigeon?” he asked the teacher when she read his name.
“Does your mother call you Pigeon?”
“Then to me you are Paul.”
“Nathan Sutter,” the teacher read.
“My mother never calls me Nathan.”
“Is it Nate?”
“She calls me Honeylips."
~Brandon Mull (The Candy Shop War)
When I was pregnant with Mark, we consulted Alex about what he thought the baby's name should be.  His suggestion was "Santa" which Jeff and I (taking a clue from Victoria Beckham) rejected.  Here are 10 more names that we did NOT consider but which have all been encountered as the name of a real person by someone I actually know. 

10 names I did not consider for my baby
Real Names which assure that a baby will never be elected President

10. Charlotte Webb
9. Shallac
8. Tearful
7. Shredder
6. Star Dog
5. Weaselhead
4. Lemonjello (pronounced La Mon Ja Low) and Orangejello (pronounced Or On Ja Low)
3. Felony
2. L-A (pronounced La Dash Ah)
1. The Squirrel


  1. La Dash Ah...really? Wow, some people are really stretching.

    This inspired me to look up the worst celebrity baby names. The "My Name is Earl" actor named his kid Pilot Inspektor. And Jermaine Jackson named his son Jermajesty. The lead singer from Korn named his son Pirate. "Arrrggghhhh" But I think my favorite is David Duchovny -he named his kid "Kyd"... now that's just lazy!

  2. *snort*

    I've heard of 4 and 2!

    My friend worked at a call center and talked to someone named Araya Sunshine (I could be spelling that wrong, but you get the gist). Then I told my cousin about that and she says, "Oh yeah, I know her!" Whaaaat.

    One place I worked I was billing credit cards so I could set up invoices and the name on the invoice was Sal Manella. How awful is that.

    Weaselhead though? That is just the worst!

  3. Maybe there should be a law or something. Like a class on Baby Naming 101:)

  4. Did you know it is a law in New Zealand that you may not name your child Lucifer.

    We may not have many standards - but that's one we set!!!