When I was a ticket agent, I checked in a lady for a flight named Merry Christmas. Also, my neighbor has a client whos name is Jack Frost
How's that for synoptic reading!My sister chose Biblical names for all four of her boys but not the typical Matthew, Mark, Luke and John... what kills me is that so many people (Christians!) ask her how she came up with them, they're just soooo creative. *lmao* She tells them to read their Good Book.
I have a very ethnic name, first and last, and I love it. I get compliments all of the time and I plan to use my first name for any daughter that I have and then call her by her middle name (DH and I love Pearl).
As for discrimination and names, I've experienced it, I was actually told by the woman that hired me that she was so happy to found out I spoke English at the interview. *eye roll* It's her idiocy and lack of education that makes her look bad and I wouldn't want to work somewhere or be acquainted with someone who would have bigoted thoughts about my name.
oooh forgot....a lady in our small hometown named her daughter Shithead. Pronounced Shutheed.
Married a polish guy too. I tell them I looked for a Smith but this was all they had at the husband store.Now I'm just married to a russian/pollock and have a REALLY funky last name that gets mangled left and right, when people ask how to pronounce it we like to say "JONES" and watch their expressions, lol :king:
lol I had to say it a couple times before I got it then I laughed so hardl lolWe had a local ob/gyn named Seymour Wiener. Thank goodness he retired before I started having kids. Great doctor but I could have never stop laughing when I was in his office!
I did too! That is a bad combination of names.lol I had to say it a couple times before I got it then I laughed so hardl lol
I think you hit the nail on the head - everyone nowadays want to be unique, so they try to name their children names that are "different" or spell them differently so they'll be unique - DH and I had this discussion when I was pregnant - he wanted something really unusual so that our kid would be the only one with his name, and I wanted something normal. It's actually kind of funny that I consented to "Logan" for the boy's name (we didn't find out the gender ahead of time) even though I didn't like it, and DH changed his mind and came up with "Owen" two days before he was born - for us it was the right combination of unusual (there aren't a lot of Owen's right now) but normal.I think we live in a time when parents are striving to give their children unique and unusual names.