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Baby Names: Your Child Is not a Boston Terrier

 
 
patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 05:10 pm
@jespah,
They fart a lot.
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 05:15 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Why do you hurt me that way Gus?
Insinuating I wouldn't prey upon some cheap trick today.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 05:39 pm
@patiodog,
You got that right brother.
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mags314772
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 05:44 pm
@Gargamel,
In my toddler story hour there are: Kieran, Beckett, Sky, Kaia, Luca, Owen, and Sadie, among many.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 05:50 pm
When it comes to boys, at least, this is all much ado about very little. Kids of the male variety never call each other by their rightfully given names anyway. They all go by nicknames or, as we say in the inner city, street-names. A kid might be known far and wide as Sleaze and none of his pals even knows that his real name is Stephen. And, incidentally, in a case like that 'Sleaze' has no negative connotation whatever. It's just what everyone started calling him some time ago for reasons now long forgotten. Later on in life, of course, having a name like Keanu Mudpie Mugglethorpe could get in the way of having a lucrative career in real estate or the bond market. But I suspect that's why the Brits are so fond of using just initials and forgetting that their (probably) besotted parents ever gave them the name of Eustace Galahad.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 06:02 pm
East Germans used to gave their children American names. I guess that was
the only capitalistic gesture they were allowed without repercussions.
The only problem was their last name which was either very German or Russian. Then you got Doreen Hinterhuber, Kathleen Ratzenhofer,
Jennifer Schleimbau, and the likes.....

In western Germany on the other hand, parents are prohibited of giving their
children names that are too unusual, mainly to protect the kids.
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 06:28 pm
My mom always used to say that the best way (for her) to pick a name was to imagine it painted on an office door.

For example (and this isnt my name) Christopher James Olson.
Imagine it on an office door...C. James Olson or Christopher J Olson.

If it wouldnt look good on an office door, it most likely wouldnt be a good name for a kid.
patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 06:33 pm
@mysteryman,
I know a pencil-necked, egg-headed, soulless bureaucrat of that name. His name is on his office door. It looks all right.

But he's still a prick.





Correction: he's got a different middle initial.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 06:39 pm
@mysteryman,
Yeah, who would trust an accountant named Moonshine Booker.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 09:01 pm
Reading this thread makes me think how lucky I am that I was never faced with the responsibility of naming a child. Mo came pre-named and then he renamed himself to what everyone calls him now. He gets mad if anyone calls him by his birth name.

I was surprised to see both his real name and his chosen name in the article. His chosen name is not common at all. I've met one person with the name and heard of one other.

Really, any of the names would look fine painted on a door.....
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 22 Oct, 2008 09:44 pm
@boomerang,
That makes two of us, boomer. My daughter came pre-named too, and she
loves her name - so do I actually! Perfect name for her!
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 04:14 am
@patiodog,
patiodog wrote:
They fart a lot.


That's only happening because you put garlic in our kibble.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 09:33 am
@jespah,
I'm thinking of getting one. For real. That they fart a lot can only work in my favor. No longer will I have to blame my girlfriend when I pass gas.

I'm assuming you've seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqDZVJ6nZjU
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 09:52 am
@Gargamel,
aawww that's cute. He does look guilty, doesn't he?
When our dog does something he shouldn't, he won't come to the door
and greet me when I get home. So, right away I know something is amiss.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 09:59 am
We named our offspring Nicholas and Alexandra. We figured those were safe names. They go by Nick and Ally.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 10:04 am
@McGentrix,
http://www.nicholasandalexandra.com/

I loved Robert Massie's book about them.

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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 11:11 am
@mysteryman,
So true - just a few weeks ago, after a meeting, we walked by an office with some stupid trashy sounding name - like Candy or something like that.

We all noticed it as later I mentioned it and every else had the same reaction - who in their right mind (even if it is their actual name) would put it up on their door to their office.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 11:16 am
@Gargamel,
Gargamel wrote:
I'm thinking of getting one. For real. That they fart a lot can only work in my favor. No longer will I have to blame my girlfriend when I pass gas.

I'm assuming you've seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqDZVJ6nZjU

We had a dog (Doberman mix) who ate a futon, so that looks very familiar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiUgfdk7dKM
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 11:19 am
@Joeblow,
Joeblow wrote:

Tell it to Moon Unit, man. Laughing


My cousin works for Dweezil.....
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:05 pm
@Gargamel,
Gargamel, if you buy a dog from a breeder or a pet store I'm going to drive down to Chicago and pull your tongue out through your rectum.

Just so you know.
 

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