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    Naming your child
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    WandlingSarah posted:
    Always think before you name your child. This is a huge decision and will be with them for the rest of their lives. You can't always think "oh that will be so cute" or "their nickname could be____", you have to think about their future. You need to think about a couple of things; are they going to have trouble spelling their name when they go to school, will they (or you) have the constant question of "is that a boy or a girl", or would you think of voting for President Fluffy. I am not trying to sound judgemental but just want people to stop and think before naming your little bundle of joy.
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    tlkittycat1968 responded:
    I agree. I feel sorry for my nephew. His name is Aodan (pronounced Aiden). I know he's gonna have people mispronouncing his name all through life.

    Even semi-normal names can be mispronounced. A boy in my class in grade school was named Jaime (pronounced Haime; James in Spanish) and was always called Jamie on the first day of school. The entire class would correct the teacher.
     
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    lenono97 responded:
    I totally agree!
     
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    LilyanShardae responded:
    I completely agree, one of my friends just named her daughter Genevieve. It's a lovely name, but the poor girl is never going to be able to spell it.
     
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    annony01 replied to LilyanShardae's response:
    Actually in kindergarten, my best friend was Genevieve and I loved writing it. Maybe i was smart and able to spell early!


    But I do agree. There are some unfortunate names out there. I think there is a line between something that you just don't like, and something that is really inappropriate. I can understand some people want to spell it so it's not the typical spelling but some go too far. SOme ive come across are:


    Kirrallee
    Le-ah (pronounced Le-dash-ah)
    Apple
    Storm
    Capri
    Taleigha
    Taneisha
    (these last 2 were twins also...)
     
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    candy352 replied to annony01's response:
    I agree about Genevieve. Sounds like a normal and easy name to me. You're kidding about Le-ah though, right? Poor baby.
     
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    phoenix31674 replied to candy352's response:
    She's probably not kidding. I have seen some really strange name choices by folks trying to find something unique. And this is from normal people, not just celebrities (Moxie Crimefighter, anyone?)
     
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    tlkittycat1968 replied to annony01's response:
    My brother went to school with a boy named Stormy. His brother had a "normal" name (Daniel).


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