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And she named them all Dave?

 
 
Letty
 
Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 10:45 am
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss creations is the following:

TOO MANY DAVES -Dr. Seuss

Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?

Well, she did. And that wasn't a smart thing to do.
You see, when she wants one and calls out, "Yoo-Hoo!
Come into the house, Dave!" she doesn't get ONE.
All twenty-three Daves of hers come on the run!

This makes things quite difficult at the McCaves'
As you can imagine, with so many Daves.
And often she wishes that, when they were born,
She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn
And one of them Hoos-Foos. And one of them Snimm.
And one of them Hot-Shot. And one Sunny Jim.
And one of them Shadrack. And one of them Blinkey.
And one of them Stuffy. And one of them Stinkey.
Another one Putt-Putt. Another one Moon Face.
Another one Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face.
And one of them Ziggy. And one Soggy Muff.
One Buffalo Bill. And one Biffalo Buff.
And one of them Sneepy. And one Weepy Weed.
And one Paris Garters. And one Harris Tweed.
And one of them Sir Michael Carmichael Zutt
And one of them Oliver Boliver Butt
And one of them Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate...
But she didn't do it. And now it's too late.


When I was a kid and played make believe, my name was either Susan or Jane. Why I chose those two is beyond me now.

If you could rename yourself, what would it be? Or do you know of odd names that have left you with a smile.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:23 am
Did you know that George Foreman (of the George Foreman Grill fame) has 10 kids? The five boys are all named......George! Laughing
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:26 am
Letty,

Now I know why we hit it off so well. My first name is Susan. The middle one's Jane.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:28 am
Oh, my gorsh, Phoenix. I had forgotten that. I knew two people who named their children biblical names:

VeRILy Mae--VeRILy, VeRILy, I say unto you. Very Happy

Also in the same family:
ExOdus and GeNISis.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:32 am
Ah, Susan Jane, you still walk the golden fields of my mind. Much more fetching than Swimp. Smile
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:37 am
I always wanted a latin sounding name like Lupe.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:43 am
I always thought a simple name would be nice--Grace I have been called on occassion although I dont think thats what they meant really and think it fits actually so, I suppose that would be it.

I knew a family who named all their kids the same letter
Dawn, Dana, Darcie, Danielle, Don, etc etc
freaky
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:44 am
Ah, Lupe is romantic, S.J.

I may have told this one before, but my friend who worked as a receptionist in a local hospital, looked up to see a man standing in front of her with a knife in his head. While she was recovering from that emergency, she noticed that his name on the admittance slip was Regis Patoff. Later she found that his mother had named him from a bottle that said Reg. U.S. Pat. off.--registered at the U.S. patent office.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:51 am
Freaky indeed, Quinn, but I do like the name Grace, not sure why, though.

In the small Virginia town where I grew up, there was a little poem that people passed around about the last name Hoge.

Hog by name,
Hog by nature,
Changed to Hoge
By legislature.

And honestly, there were two people named Ima and Ura Hogg. What are parents thinking?
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quinn1
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 11:54 am
OH MY! Poor kids.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 12:18 pm
Hee hee, Quinn. It's best to stick with family names, although my mother's given name was Bertha and I sadly had to tell her that some other part of her long name would have to be what I chose.

I knew a woman's name who was Evans Evans. She became a movie star, although not a big name in Hollywood.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 12:28 pm
From yesterday's papers:
Quote:

'Twelve odd names is just unconstitutional'
February 20
Karlsruhe - Giving your child one unusual name is fine, but bestowing it with 12 is going overboard, Germany's Constitutional Court ruled in a judgment released on Friday.

It rejected an appeal by a mother who wanted to call her son Chenekwahow Tecumseh Migiskau Kioma Ernesto Inti Prithibi Pathar Chajara Majim Henriko Alessandro.

"The state has the duty to protect a child's fundamental rights against an irresponsible choice of names by parents," it ruled.

The appeal was brought by a woman in the populous western state of North Rhine-Westphalia after a lower court's decision in 1998 to cut the number of names to five.

The lower court had ruled that having a long chain of names would have "a significantly onerous effect" on the child. - Sapa-AFP


From father's site, we are all called 'Maria' (Mary) with second name - fortunately I'm only baptised such and this isn't recorded at the registration office :wink:

However, I'd liked to be written in the old-fashioned [German] way "Walther". (Obviously, this wasn't liked 55 years back from today :wink: .)
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 12:39 pm
Walter, My God. That reference was hilarious. Do believe that Germany's constitutional court has many redeeming features.

I declare, Walter. Your parents named you after a gun? Razz Or perhaps PPK was named after your family. That fellow Klaus von Bulow; Wasn't his name Maria Klaus?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 01:56 pm
Maria can only be the second name with males :wink:


I think, the actor Klaus Maria Brandauer was thought to play Claus von B├╝low.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 02:06 pm
Well, Walter. They ought to clap Jeremy in Irons for getting Letty so confused.

Which reminds me. I had a doll named Mehitabel. I nicknamed her Hetty. I stole that name from a child's book about a Doll's adventure. Wow! That memory just surfaced gasping for air.

My mother had an gentleman caller named Forrest Wood. That's probably why she married my father. Smile
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Portal Star
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 02:10 pm
Letty wrote:
Freaky indeed, Quinn, but I do like the name Grace, not sure why, though.

In the small Virginia town where I grew up, there was a little poem that people passed around about the last name Hoge.

Hog by name,
Hog by nature,
Changed to Hoge
By legislature.

And honestly, there were two people named Ima and Ura Hogg. What are parents thinking?


Ima Hogg is a very rich person and a huge contributor of money to museums. Especially the Museum of fine arts in Houston.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2004 02:15 pm
Portal Star. If you're rich you can be named Ima S**t and get by with it, especially if you're big contributor to a college or museum.
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soserene
 
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Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 01:17 am
quinn1 wrote:
I always thought a simple name would be nice--Grace I have been called on occassion although I dont think thats what they meant really and think it fits actually so, I suppose that would be it.

I knew a family who named all their kids the same letter
Dawn, Dana, Darcie, Danielle, Don, etc etc
freaky


Mine's all M's .. cept me, Serena lol... but my middle name was Michelle and I hated serena growing up, so I went by Mikki.. and then there's Markie, Morgan Mariah, Montana and Mikiah
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 01:37 am
I know a family with five boys, all are named Othello. In school, they called them 1,2,3,4,5.
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Sun 22 Feb, 2004 04:36 am
What a strange name to call your children! Did the mother like the play, or just the name?

The weirdest names that I've seen were when I was 'Commissar for protests' for some socialist party about a decade ago. There was this Communist couple, and they had twins and a girl. They named the girl Eliot, after 'George Eliot,' and the twin boys Trotsky and Lenin. Laughing



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