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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby woggle » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:If I have another daughter, by the way, she will be named Ophelia.


I always liked the name Octavia dunno why its a bit odd , Ophelia is cool .
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Frasiertime » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:18 pm

Wasn't there a female Olympic athlete several years ago with a name that was actually two or three words put together? She said her parents were hippies and raised in a commune for a while and didn't even give her the name until she was five years old. It was some sort of silly name, but I can't what it was.
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:01 pm

Frasiertime wrote:Wasn't there a female Olympic athlete several years ago with a name that was actually two or three words put together? She said her parents were hippies and raised in a commune for a while and didn't even give her the name until she was five years old. It was some sort of silly name, but I can't what it was.


Yep. That's Picabo Street.
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Patrick » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:05 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
Frasiertime wrote:Wasn't there a female Olympic athlete several years ago with a name that was actually two or three words put together? She said her parents were hippies and raised in a commune for a while and didn't even give her the name until she was five years old. It was some sort of silly name, but I can't what it was.


Yep. That's Picabo Street.

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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:20 pm

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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Frasiertime » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Her nicknames must have been names like...Peek, Peeky, Boo Boo :)
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby CatNamedRudy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Boo Boo like the bear or Boo Boo as in Honey? Either way I'm thinking it wouldn't be good! :D
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:I've just skimmed over this thread, I'll read it in detail later. Apologies if anyone's already mentioned this - but I think there are some countries where parents are required to choose from a pool of approved names. I seem to remember there being something in the news about an Italian couple who had named their daughter 'Tuesday' or something similar, but the courts ordered them to change it.


We have this in Denmark actually, but still, it does contain some questionable names. An example is Skat which means Dear or Honey. That is approved as a boys name. :)
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Patrick » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:10 pm

Frank B wrote:
Dorset Girl wrote:I've just skimmed over this thread, I'll read it in detail later. Apologies if anyone's already mentioned this - but I think there are some countries where parents are required to choose from a pool of approved names. I seem to remember there being something in the news about an Italian couple who had named their daughter 'Tuesday' or something similar, but the courts ordered them to change it.


We have this in Denmark actually, but still, it does contain some questionable names. An example is Skat which means Dear or Honey. That is approved as a boys name. :)

I know a couple who gave the names Starsky and Hutch from that old American series from the 70's...

...fortunately it was their two dogs that they named that way. :lol:
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Moon-Crane » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:25 pm

This stuff came up again in a discussion yesterday and a friend mentioned the Naming Law in Sweden while telling me to google the word Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 for a related tale.
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Patrick » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:45 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:This stuff came up again in a discussion yesterday and a friend mentioned the Naming Law in Sweden while telling me to google the word Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 for a related tale.

I like the reference to 'Pataphysics. :D

There is a Beatles' song where they talk about 'Pataphysics but I don't remember which one.
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Re: Law against parents giving children ridiculous names?

Postby Moon-Crane » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:34 am

Patrick wrote:
Moon-Crane wrote:This stuff came up again in a discussion yesterday and a friend mentioned the Naming Law in Sweden while telling me to google the word Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 for a related tale.

I like the reference to 'Pataphysics. :D

There is a Beatles' song where they talk about 'Pataphysics but I don't remember which one.


:D Good pop reference. Maxwell's Silver Hammer from the Abbey Road album:
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