5.18.2009

Really?

Do you ever meet someone and think, "Really? Your parents named you that?" P.s. In case you didn't know, it's always better when you think that opposed to actually saying it, right?

My friend Weedus and I know a girl who has an unusual name (in fact, she might be said Dairy Princess from this post). Part of her name is totally normal ... but then her parents added a random letter (and an apostrophe) to the beginning of her name.

Confused? Let's see if this will help ... It'd be like if my name was B'Mindy, pronounced Buh-Mindy. Or if like Avree's name was F'Avree, pronounced Fuh-Avree. Or if Mike's was T'Mike , Tuh-Mike (I think you get the idea).

I.am.just.not.sure.if.names.should.have.random.letters.and.apostrophes.in.front.of.them.

I could be wrong, though.

What are your thoughts? And more importantly, what would your random-letter-apostrophe name be?

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19 comments:

Erica said...

Well Mindy, considering that I named my son G. Jesse, I can't disagree with random letters before names. But I sure am glad I didn't do an apostrophe too or I would feel really dumb! But I have always thought those names were odd. Especially since the name belongs to your competitor, that makes it worse. And I would definitely be K'Erica. I had a friend in college that called me that. :)

Erica said...

G'Jesse, now we're talking!!! I'll run that past Dave ;). Thanks for the gold star. Too bad I don't get another one for this comment.

Chelsea said...

D'Mindy....I think that if someone does put a letter and apostrophe in front of a child's name it should be a "D'" because then when you say their name you make them sound like the bees knees...For example...You are Da Mindy Yo! (If that doesn't make sense....'da' is supposed to be like 'the') Enjoy!

Mike said...

I am not a fan the huge number of manufactured names we are seeing in our society today. At all. Had my cousin not been born before me though, my name would have been David. Thoughts?

Erin said...

I think I would add the letter and apostrophe to my last name and make it D'Aamodt...pronounced Dee-Ammit. :)

Danelle and Alex said...

I like different names but some people try way too hard to come up with different names. We know someone that names their baby girl bibony. Like bibony bopitty boo! Seriously, I feel really sorry for some kids.

DeeAura said...

Listen. If you don't like my name, you can just TELL me, Mindy. :)

Also, please tell me how you would pronounce THIS name:

Le-ara.

And yes, that's a real name and really how she spelled it.

Answer: Le dash ara. Ledashara. Le-ara. Try being HER substitute teacher and do the roll-call.

Avree said...

Can I put two letters in front of my name? Such as Mc'Avree so I sound Irish?

I'm not impressed with people who give their kids weird names. I don't mind somewhat different names (there were no Avree's when I was growing up) but I think when you name your kid some crazy name you're setting them up to be teased. It's all good for parents to be creative but maybe they should find a different outlet than their child's name since their child is the one who will have to deal with their creativity forever. Wow I kind of went off on that...anyways, have a fabulous day B'Mindy!

Krystal said...

as a teacher, I tend to assume the child is unintelligent if they have a retarded name (retarded can be defined as apostrophe, dumb/invented spelling, made up name, etc... and YES, I am usually right about that). Additionally, I will now have a very difficult time naming my own children due to all the naughty children with normal names in my classroom...

As for the apostrophe issue... I think that you should only use apostrophes for contractions and possessive nouns, not for an actual PART of the name... what can I say... it's just dumb looking and the kid will get made fun of...AND, how often can you find mugs and key chains with La'Mindy on it? Umm... ya can't! (Even having a NORMAL name with a different first consonant is awful!) So there ya go... Krystal's 2 cents!

Krystal said...

PS (not trying to earn extra points, just have more to say)

MIKE - you are SO not a David...

DeeAura... your name is pretty and suits you well... (AND luckily, no apostrophe)...AND, just last week were discussing the Le-ara name in the faculty room at school. We all decided that the mom was likely black and under age!

Meg said...

I have decided that I am entirely addicted to your blog. It is so much more entertaining than most of the other blogs I frequent.

I have a friend who's first name ends with an apostrophe and a letter. Like if my name were Meg'O. The biggest problem I see is that no one will ever know how to spell such a name without being told. Parents who do such things are just setting their children up for a life of name explanations. I'm trying to avoid doing that to my children, since I've had a minor version to deal with all my life: my name is Meg, not Megan, or Margaret, or any other lengthened out version you can come up with, just Meg. It's amazing how many people have a hard time with that and my name isn't even spelled weird.

Cory & Rebeca said...

Hey I didn't know you had a blog on here! Looks like you're having fun and living life to the fullest. :) Are you still coaching at LHS?

kristin said...

I'm a little shy to share this one, but my friend and I know a family who just named their baby "Meconium." They heard it "somewhere" and thought it sounded cool! It's the name of the first kind of breast milk that comes out of a mom. Meconium's in for some interesting life experiences!
So, I would like my extra letter to be a K, so people sound like they're a bit stuttery- K'Kristin. It would also go well in a rap song I think.

Allred Mom said...

My thoughts....Give your child a decent name. They have to live with it their entire life. Examples: My poor Aunt Ivalou...who then grew up and married Gene Fagg. So, she became Ivalou Fagg. (Yes, I'm not kidding!) My dear Aunt Fannie..Who married a Mulder= Fannie Mulder. The little girl I grew up with...Candy Cotton. Shall I continue????
Now, for my apostrophe name..
I'd be R'Rachel...I think it has a Tony the Tiger ring to it! :)
OH...and my word verification: doodoil! Now, that would be an interesting name!

Chelsea said...

Mindy, Hey! So, when I look at it is fine, but you say that is all crazy meth style? Shoot....that makes me agitated.

Chelsea said...

I've been working on my blog all day. Is it better now? Or still crazy?

Meg said...

K'Kristin, meconium is actually the first stools a baby has -- black poop. That's even worse than breast milk. Not a nice name to give anyone.

Adam R. said...

Dear Mindy: There are 17 comments on this post. Wow. Also, I've met many people with weird names. But they think their name is AWESOME! So, I don't make any comments.

Nick and Leila said...

I love your blog! Whenever I need a smile I come to see your blog. I don't have any apostrophe names but the worst name I heard was Chlamydia, really who would name their child this??

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