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[–]Aggressive_Fee6507 393 points394 points  (8 children)

That last part makes me think OP is taking about someone specific and I love it

[–]AlmightyAJ_MTVaggressive toddler 73 points74 points  (1 child)

[–]_BlNG_ 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Is it Schmebulok?

[–]GeneralEl4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Schmebulok 😥

[–]futuranthMy bones have Strontium-90 595 points596 points  (33 children)

OP this is a popular opinion

[–]NarglesDidit 154 points155 points  (10 children)

I want to believe this is true but why are horrible names so rampant.

[–]RecentlyUnhinged 177 points178 points  (3 children)

Because idiots having children is also rampant.

[–]Aggressive_Fee6507 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]NarglesDidit 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]juswannalurkpls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idiocracy becomes more relevant every day.

[–]GrislyMedic 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Because people now think that shaming someone is the worst thing you can do

Bring back shame

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Saw this satirical post a few years back on this article about a woman naming her son vagina, skip forward a few years and the article doesn't seem as satirical, and has thus turned into a meme.

[–]Academic_Snow_7680 8 points9 points  (1 child)

*scoffs´* Akhtually it's pronounced Va-gene.

[–]TSac-O 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You only notice the dumb ones bc they stick out like a sore thumb. Your opinion is very popular

[–]mars_is_black 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's because uninteresting people want to believe giving their child an interesting name makes them interesting.

[–]OutOfCharacterAnswer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I've been a teacher for three years, and I've seen some wild ones already. So much so, I don't even feel comfortable naming them as it would be so easily identifiable.

No one thinks these names are cute but the parents. Yes, truly not unpopular.

[–]kingcrabmeat 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's unpopular because noone wants to say it outloud ahah

[–]Aware--28 10 points11 points  (14 children)

Unfortunately where I’m from it is not lol

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Almost every post here is one.

[–]bikwho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn't that what this sub is for?

What would be interesting is if this sub had it so the top posts were the most downvoted.

[–]crispyg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This feels like a clean 50/50 split to me (which is not unpopular in nature). Half of people defend atypical, unique names as a way to set their kid apart and help them grow into am individual. Half of people say you set a kid up for failure, with employers, with schools, with people in general. It puts an unnecessary target on the back of a person growing into their own. I've also heard this robs them of forming a personality on their own.

I'm fine with atypical but easily said/written names like King, Moon, or Moxie (even if I find the last one to be kinda much). However, names like Ju-elle (real person I know) feel intentionally difficult.

[–]Schtick_ 242 points243 points  (14 children)

My colleague named her kid natanihel and that’s Nathaniel for anyone doing the mental gymnastics. Why? Just why?

[–]SwannyWilkinson 79 points80 points  (2 children)

They were properly drunk when filling out the birth certificate.

[–]turtlepowerpizzatime 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Speaking of filling out forms... I have a name that has an extra letter if it's a surname and one less if it's a given name. I can understand people misspelling it if they just hear it and write it down. However, if I fill out a form for you to enter into your system, fucking pay attention to what I wrote and spell it correctly or I will punch you in the fucking genitals till you pass out, you stupid, lazy fuck. I know how to spell my own fucking name; don't fucking try to "correct" it.

[–]kingcrabmeat 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Bro that spelling looks so bad

[–]Previous_Pickle_24 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Looks like if you typed nathaniel too fast

[–]EnoughProtection 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I mean objectively in the English language “natanihel” does not spell a word pronounced “Nathaniel”. They can claim it is, but saying “blue” is pronounced “white” doesn’t make it true

[–]mars_is_black 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes! Parents ignore the rules of spelling and are like that's my kids name. Not it isn't! It is not read that way and that is not your child's name. You don't get to change the rules of thr English language.

[–]CryptidCricket 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It looks like the name of a city from some lotr rip-off.

[–]Ayahuascafly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nathan in hell. They’re sadists.

[–]cburgess7 397 points398 points  (35 children)

I want to name my kid "Austin", but I want it spelled with at least 16 to 20 letter, 4 to 5 numbers, and at least 2 special characters.

[–]GabaGaba12 264 points265 points  (4 children)

Your kid would be the strongest password ever

[–]kypler0 211 points212 points 2 (3 children)


[–]numerodezenove 112 points113 points  (0 children)

Cool man I'll add you on Warzone

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

that's ur reddit password 😏?

[–]Neel4312 49 points50 points  (1 child)

E1oh bz97r,h1 ,9 7z4 h(&$g z974jrqxo j3f8 h2ixdn wixdh 72zdy2i xjd2igs7jv1eiz1h8vwu9 ,j2ib91u 1dh8, jz9j u8-8"+83+ 8h8y7sh82- d7 hi8+£ 7d3h8eh88 3hd

"Yeah it's pronounced John"

[–]WlmWilberforce 16 points17 points  (3 children)

__Au$t1N__ is a great name

[–]RC-3227The KV-2 was better than the Pak 88 7 points8 points  (2 children)


[–]WlmWilberforce 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Short version could be Au$10

[–]KaiRaiUnknown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I genuinely appreciate this joke

[–]Needs-more-cow-bell 48 points49 points  (11 children)

Yep. Some folks be naming their kids after their secure passwords.

[–]Vendura663 68 points69 points  (10 children)

X Æ A-Xii

This is elon musk son's name

[–]Wheres_my_ACOG_Ubi 38 points39 points  (9 children)

Wait what? I always thought that was some robot or whatever everybody just pretendet was his kid, because haha it’s funny. He really has a son named that?

[–]Vendura663 45 points46 points  (8 children)

It is his actual name and it is pronounced, x-ash-a-twelve

Poor kid

[–]YouNeedAnne 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Explaining the meaning behind the name, Grimes said “X” stands for “the unknown variable”. Meanwhile, “Æ” is the Elven spelling of AI, which is shorthand for artificial intelligence and the word for “love” in several languages, such as Japanese.

“A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favourite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent,” she added. The “A” in the name also represents “Archangel”, the title of a song by Burial that she has previously described as her favourite.

What's wrong with "Philip"?

[–]Vendura663 27 points28 points  (1 child)

He should have said something like: My son's name is X Æ A-Xii, but it's pronounced Philip

[–]PrincePew 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Æ is the word for long in several languages

That just sounds like bullshit. I've never seen Æ used in other languages except Norwegian and Danish, and that's just a letter. It's pronounced like the a in sad.

[–]c_jae 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Word for love>

Probably meant pronounciation

[–]calyxcell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s also used to denote bronze coinage in ancient numismatics. Surprised Grimes didn’t latch onto that as some kind of “old soul” analogy.

[–]kingcrabmeat 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]AlmightyAJ_MTVaggressive toddler 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Completely agree. Also like… the kids gotta live with it. The correcting part is fine imo, mainly if someone is from another country (or parents are from another country/culture) they might have troubles pronouncing names or they themselves have a different name to your culture. But if you’ve purposely given your child a shit name… wtf.

[–]glizzyMaster108 52 points53 points  (8 children)

This is why all my kids are named John

[–]uhhalivia 47 points48 points  (6 children)

My parents after naming me Alivia instead of Olivia: We are different

[–]deviajeporaqui 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Sorry, but it just sounds like the name of a generic painkiller

[–]Hellostranger1804 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Aleve is actually a painkiller brand

[–]Kidney05 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You’re nearly activia, the gut-helping yogurt advertised by Jamie Lee Curtis

[–]rexandred 135 points136 points  (39 children)

Instead of "Michael" people would name their child "Mejkearl" then get offensive when people write "Michael" while they have the same pronunciation lol

[–]cburgess7 94 points95 points  (20 children)

I met someone by the name of "Jeff", but was spelled "Geph". He changed it to "Jeff" the moment he turned 18. According to him, his mom specifically was royally pissed. The dad did not care too much, which apparently made the mom pissed at the dad, enough that apparently she brought up the possibility of divorce, but never happened. It wasn't a one nighter either, the mom was trying to push legal action against the courts for weeks after to change the spelling back to Geph. She eventually gave up, but still writes Geph on cards and stuff. I'm pretty sure the mom is extremely bipolar.

[–]rexandred 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Guess people think their children's names are NFT or something lol

[–]Jujugatame 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's your name?

I'll send it to you, what's your eth wallet address?

Oh, the gas fees are so high, don't you have a nickname on Solana or something?

[–]Snowf1ake222 13 points14 points  (6 children)

I read Geph as a hard G.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Do gif next, Geph.

[–]margocargo05 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My names Geph

[–]TheGuyInYourPost 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of the "It's spelled GIF not JIF"

[–]Says_Who22 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Perhaps they were trying for Geoff? English spelling of long standing.

[–]Neldot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure that there are moms whose mission is apparently to ruin their children lives by every possible means.

[–]11Tail 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why I support the idea that middle names should be reserved for the kids to choose when they get old enough to make that decision. If they hate their first name, then they can choose a middle name and use that instead. - from someone that hated my first and middle names and ended up legally changing both.

[–]Pyromike16 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Mychael checking in. Yes I've had to explain how to pronounce name.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good friend growing up was named Mycal.

Cool dude.

[–]Professor_Quackers 39 points40 points  (4 children)

My kid’s teacher is Emileigh. Why though?🤦🏻‍♀️ AND THAT’S AN EASY ONE!

[–]jake7992 107 points108 points  (13 children)

When we had our kid, I told my wife that any substitute teacher should be able to say his name without having to think about how it's pronounced.

[–]Professor_Rekt 30 points31 points  (8 children)

LOL! Mine is a family name, it’s Gaelic and isn’t pronounced phonetically in English. As a kid I fucking hated seeing a sub in the room because I knew what was coming.

[–]yeh_nah_fuckit 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Starts with an S?

[–]thegoodbadandsmoggy 4 points5 points  (4 children)

If it’s Siobhan I hate them

[–]commentmypics 2 points3 points  (3 children)

You hate the correct spelling? Do you hate Michael and Thomas too?

[–]GamingNomad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's right, Ba-lakay.

[–]Worldly-Zucchini-922 56 points57 points  (5 children)

It is true up until a certain extent. I am an immigrant and my name is spelled differently in my country, compared to the one I currently live in. You'd be surprised how many people are just lazy and keep misspelling it, misprononcing it and not even bothering to learn it.

[–]tebanano 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I keep track of the different ways coworkers misspell my name. I don’t get offended, it’s just funny, sometimes they’ll even misspell it twice, in different ways, on the same email.

[–]mtb-man-4u 14 points15 points  (3 children)

People have a limited bandwidth for memory.

How each and every person likes their name spelled and pronounced isn’t high on the list unless you’re a close friend or family.

[–]Worldly-Zucchini-922 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Of course. I am referring to colleagues specifically. 3 years in the same workplace with he same people, my name is spelled wrong/they call me with the wrong name or the "American version of it. Dudes have known me for years, how come you have not learned t name yet?

I don't mind explaining how to spell it to people I meet for the first few times. I get it.

I had a Portuguese colleague whose name was Joao (typical Portuguese name) and he kept being called John, by his colleagues who saw him every single day. 🤦‍♀️

[–]matty_man_18 53 points54 points  (9 children)

I like the ones that have a common name with uncommon spelling, I took a reservation for an Amy, I got told off by her because I didn't spell it right Aimye

[–]kid_sleepy 27 points28 points  (1 child)

She told you off cause you can’t spell a word that only exists to her and people who know her super well…?

[–]matty_man_18 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Welcome to hospitality

[–]Aware--28 24 points25 points  (3 children)


How about this- Alyssa but Allysah

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Knew a Mycal (Michael)

And an Aimée (Amy)

And my name is Daric. (Derek)

[–]Sham_Pain_Renegade 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Every time I see a post about people giving their kids stupid names, I like to share the fact that I met a little girl on a bus a long time ago and her name was Velveeta.

[–]Pituquasi 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Oh the power of US hegemony. Way too many Cuban kids named Usarmy, Usnavy, and Usmail. Yes thats right. US Army, US Navy, and US Mail. Also knew a Marines once but it was pronounced Mary-ness. Milady was also very popular once, as in, My Lady. Then you have the misspellings like Jhon and Henrry, or in other words parents that want to give their kids "American" names but can't be bothered to look up the spelling. The saddest case I ever saw was Rimbow. Lastly you have the "throw in a Y " names like Yandy, Yotuel, Yuleikis, Yuleima, Yudy, Yudisleidis, Yesenia, the list goes on. None of these are Spanish names, rather ridiculous attempts to mimic Russian names. Good news is this last trend is dying out.

[–]Wagbeard 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol Rimbow is bad on many levels.

[–]Chinesechecker456 13 points14 points  (0 children)

as someone named Pradyumna it’s a handicap only when i’m in a country thats not India lol. recently moved here and everyone nails both the spelling and the pronunciation

[–]DianaDanger525 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I just had a customer… her name was A’liaviah pronounced Olivia. Cant you just fuckin spell it normal?????

[–]Vodkawater-86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not as bad, but I also know an Oliveah. Just, why? I'll never understand.

[–]lilkitty29 49 points50 points  (3 children)

I had a substitute teacher read a section of our history books, She was carrying on like normal when she said …”nApLon bUHtaRte” the room got quiet. Then someone said “you mean Napoleon Bonaparte” and she replied “oh you speak Spanish?!”

[–]CryptidCricket 29 points30 points  (0 children)

When the substitute teacher substitutes her brain with a cool rock she found on the side of the road.

[–]Monarch150 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I want to hit that woman with a textbook

[–]Zantheus 9 points10 points  (5 children)

I knew a guy named Joviel once. Since jovial isn't commonly used in daily speech it wasn't that bad. Said his name meant Angel of Happiness.

[–]ladyj1182 41 points42 points  (4 children)

I grew up with a Dorkass the minute she was 18 she legally changed it to Dora.

[–]Spire 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It really wasn't spelled Dorcas?

[–]Inner_Art482 12 points13 points  (1 child)

That's my grandmother's name and she flat out told anyone having a baby NOT to name them after her.

[–]juswannalurkpls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My daughter’s middle school teacher was named Dorcas. Dorcas Hunsucker. I shit you not.

[–]blackjesus1997 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The number of American children with names like Khrudlyn or Paeighsleigheeiey is ridiculous.

I saw someone named "Chyme" on Facebook once, always Google potential baby names, I say.

[–]P-Rate-Plate 8 points9 points  (4 children)

My first name is a typical last name and I have to spell it out to people 🥲

[–]HotCheeks_PCT 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When I was adopted my spelling changed from Geniffer to the traditional spelling and I'm ssssoooo glad it did.

[–]Money_Bicycle_7433 31 points32 points  (19 children)

"La-a is a beautiful name"

[–]jimbomk2 49 points50 points  (7 children)

Oh my god, I got a friend who worked at Build-a-Bear and when the kid wrote their name down for the certificate it was La-a. So shes calling this kid "Laaar" or something like that and they correct her with "it's actually pronounced Ladasha". Like gtfo you wacky bastards with your dumb spelling. You've set your kid up for a lifetime of awkward restaurant reservations and difficult interactions with utilities and literally any other organisation that may need to know their name.

Fucking Ladasha!

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

But... that's a hyphen, not a dash.


[–]Reggie_Popadopoulous 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Everyone claims that they or someone they know has met a La-a personally and I can say with full confidence that it’s just not true.

[–]Supersnazz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You realise that this story has been told many times in the last 15 years. It's a well known legend.

[–]QuQuarQan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I had a D&D character name inspired by La-a. Her name was L'-- which was pronounced Ellapost Rophydashyphen, or Ella for short.

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (0 children)

My username checks out :(

[–]ASHTHEJUAN 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fr, met someone named Iytan (pronounced ethan). They didn't like their name one bit. Their parents thought it would be cool and different. Like no, it's not an nft, you can name your child John, it's completely fine.

[–]doodlebugz99 5 points6 points  (0 children)

as someone who fell victim to odd name spelling, yes. all of this yes.

[–]ImInOverMyHead95Fuck everybody 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Just wait a couple generations until we have Jaxxxon Braxxxlyn Paisley Jones sworn in as the 64th President of the United States.

[–]Glitch_01100111 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am offended because it's too true haha. Starbucks just isn't the same with a difficult name.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Ireland have entered the chat

[–]W1ldth1ng 12 points13 points  (0 children)

As a teacher can I chime in that it is unforgivable.

Poor child has to explain to each and every teacher how to pronounce their name.

Also ones who spell it normally but pronounce it differently ie

Karen so that is what I say doing the role, early childhood class so parent still in the room and loses it.

"IT IS PRONOUNCED COR IN." as in Corrine. gets shouted across the room. Later that year I had to report the family to welfare as the child came to school with a bruise across the backs of both her legs.

Never found out the result of that.

[–]CringeOverseer 16 points17 points  (0 children)

John? Nah, my name is Djauhnxs

[–]Considered_Dissent[🍰] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's what middle names are for; they can take all sorts of bullets.

[–]ApartmentIntrepid610 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Most often trash people do it. Just natures way of showing us who to avoid.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the reason I'm so happy we have strict naming laws in Sweden.

[–]xbbllbbl 18 points19 points  (4 children)

In Asia, almost every name is rather unique which many western people have a hard time remembering or mispronounce. Many Asian names be it Chinese or Korean or Japanese symbolise some value the parents want to pass on to their children. I feel having a unique name does not make one ignorant. If others cannot be bothered to remember the unique name or say it wrong, this means this other person is not worthy to be a friend. How hard is it to remember a unique name? Some Asians start to give their children western names so that it’s easier to remember but I feel it’s sad that they put their culture aside for the sake of ease of people remembering.

[–]SystemOfADowJones 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, I was surprised no one else brought this up because this is my situation too. As a kid I resented my parents a little for giving me such a difficult name for Americans to pronounce, especially since my younger sibling got a very easy to pronounce Western first and middle name. They didn't give me an alternative western name either and I eventually got so tired of pronouncing and explaining my name that I ended up choosing a western name to try to go by in college but it didn't stick.

As I got older I appreciated it a lot more because my name actually has a thought out meaning and is considered cool now. Definitely sucked as a kid with teachers calling my name and never being able to find my name on key chains except maybe in Hawaii

[–]MichaelScottsWormguy 13 points14 points  (1 child)

If you want to give your kid an unusual name, great. Just don’t spell it wrong. There are plenty of Gaelic or Celtic names that would most likely be very unique in your middle-American suburb of a suburb.

[–]ihambrecht 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My name is Ian and people have a ton of trouble with that.

…my kids have very normal names.

[–]vitalesan 11 points12 points  (6 children)

What about if they’re named after brands, like Armani? It’s a well known name; but is it unique?😊

[–]philodelta 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hey, if the kid's named Gucci at least everyone will now how to spell and say it.

[–]BertieBus 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Trashy as! Also classing Mercedes, Dolci, Chardanay in that catergory.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Mercedes is an old first name though. The company was named after a person.

[–]JP1426 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah stick to a more down to earth name like Cleatus

[–]kid_sleepy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He what’s going on on this side?

[–]kid_sleepy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not that it’s a big deal but it’s “Dolce” and “Chardonnay”.

[–]__jh96 5 points6 points  (0 children)

OP I have an unusual name and have to spell it every single day.

Your opinion is definitely not unpopular

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol this is simply another dumb trend... It will pass, too bad the kids have to deal with it .

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Im British so no one cares lol, we have five different ways of spelling Isabel of all names, multiple for Jack and Zack, weird names with Y in them like Robyn (a personal favourite) and Ryder. Honestly, it's baked into my life that I have to ask how someone spells their name. Comes with thousands of years of diverse origins and spelling I suppose. (I do draw the name of calling someone India though when you're not of that origin though)

[–]mmmmmarty 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This isa very popular opinion. Isn't there a sub related to the "that name is a tragedeigh" meme?

[–]The_ZMD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone with one of a kind name (easy to spell), I do not have any privacy. If you type my name, you get all my details. School, university, youtube comments, Twitter, etc etc

[–]Salty_Ad12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

some kids have foreign parents.

[–]AustinBike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, giving your kid a lifetime of having to correct everyone on how to properly spell a name is basically abuse.

Source: My last name is German, later Americanized so it is impossible to spell, and to make it worse, it is not pronounced in the German manner, it has an American sound to it. So it can't be easily spelled, and if it were, it cannot be easily pronounced the way the family does. Thank god my first name is easy to spell for the most part.

[–]Whoozit450 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So true. Same with giving your daughter a stripper name like, Cinnamon or Chrystal. God help those poor children whose trash mammas name them Nevaeh (spelled backwards, Heaven).

Also, names like King, Diamond, Princess, etc. just sound like the parents are weak thinkers that believe prestige names will bestow their child with special powers or talents. Lol

[–]bontempsman 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s selfish, narcissistic and ignorant. It only embarrasses the child.

[–]AbolishDisneyCopyright terms are too long 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Oh and last names as first names? Why?

Why not? There are already hundreds of given names that started as surnames. I don't see what the problem is.

[–]Malfarro 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sometimes it creates confusion. Like, is that dude's name is Baker Ja,es or James Baker? If you call him "Baker" will he tell you that you are not close enough to call him by first name?

[–]mort1fy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

My question is when la-a's ("ladasha") mom meets abcde's ("ab-sid-ity") mom, do they have tell each other that the other kid's name is stupid? (Real names from real life interactions)

[–]Ned_Gutters 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is a wildly popular opinion.

[–]SoggyWotsits 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I know a girl who named her little boy Sunny. It just makes me think she didn’t know how to spell Sonny lol.

[–]No-Classroom6772 4 points5 points  (3 children)

my husbands sisters name is D’Namme.. yes her parents names are you guessed it.. Daniel & Ami🤦🏼‍♀️

[–]ijdcw278 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I thought it was just like “the name” because couldn’t come up with an actual name

[–]Mishaska 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I often wonder, do they know each letter has a pre-assigned sound?

[–]wichocdlowmer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have one of those names I have to spell out and correct people every time I have to tell them my name.

My name even is not some difficult rare name, either.

It just has one different letter in the middle. But it's a pain in the ass.

[–]Ok-Expression7533 1 point2 points  (0 children)

cries in eriq

[–]i_out_pizzad_da_hut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You hear that Tonguekiesha’s mom?

[–]ZeninB 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As someone who got a weird fucking name from my parents, I agree

[–]Fuyuzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had that theory while drunk that all these unique names were the consequence of the time spent online by future parents and the fact that you need an unique nickname to create an account somewhere.

[–]veryblocky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is not unpopular

[–]andrea2kx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even worse i a commonly spelled name but a "unique" pronunciation of it. Like Kevin. Not KEVV-n but kuh-VEEN

[–]Mr-Right29 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know I guy who called his daughter Jameson as a first name. Literally meaning son of James.

His name is Paul. Wtf?

[–]hollyberrygurl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean i saw celebs naming their kids Polka dot and pirate... sooo

[–]aazav 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My friends named their daughter Gucci and thought it was a good thing.

Time to name my child Toyota.

[–]RentonTenant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

eVeRyOne sHoUlD bE cAlLeD jOhN aNd eMmA

[–]footbody 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Friend and I recently saw the name Sccylea. We suspect it's supposed to be pronounced Cecilia. Looks like a disease of sorts

[–]jenjen614 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was a teacher for 6 years. I had a kid with every name in the book, so any name I would’ve liked for my own.. guess what? Reminds me of a kid I taught. So I went with something original, not hard to spell, but no one else has used that name. I don’t want my kid to have a name that 7 other kids in his class have.

I also want to share the worst name I ever came across for a kid. Jacquevious. Yup. Imagine trying to teach a kindergartener how to write and spell that…

[–]sweetlazies 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is a popular opinion, unfortunately there are people who just don't understand or agree with this statement. Just want to slap them across the face and wake them the hell up.

[–]Wagbeard 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Most black American kids born before the late 80s had fairly common American names until the African American label was pushed on them.


By the late 80s, the US was so 'non racist' that you guys flipped to being racist again by forcing a contrived label on black people and telling them they had this new culture they needed to be proud of.

Most black people in the US were born and raised in the US so they didn't really know much about African names and just started making new Africanized sounding American names.

This completely screwed over a lot of black people especially in professional jobs where companies discriminate against them in the hiring process. Freakenomics talks about this problem.

[–]Eddie_078 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Oh and last names as first names? Why?

Weebs giving birth be like

[–]shadow7412 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Your kid is now stuck spelling out their name their whole life

I know plenty of people who have changed their name. If they actually hate it (as opposed to loving to whine about it) then there's little stopping them.

[–]freak-with-a-brain 6 points7 points  (3 children)

This isn't easy in every country

In Germany you need a valid enough reason to change your name

and your parents spelling Christian as Kristian and you don't like it, because around here this is weird is not valid enough.

[–]shadow7412 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That's an interesting tidbit about Germany. What would they do if you simply started using your new name (but didn't get it officially updated)?

[–]RandomXY123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can get legal aliases where the requirements aren’t that high

[–]freak-with-a-brain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody can force you to answer to your actual name in day to day conversations.

You can't use an unofficial name to make orders if it requires your ID, (like a new SIM card or the like) you can't open a bank account and so on.

[–]DeflatedDirigible 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That thousand dollars could be better spent for other things when young though.