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Would you give your kid a name that is the opposite of their gender?
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I wouldn't name a kid (because I wouldn't have one in the first place mind you) but I have seen some ridiculous shit before. Like a girl named Shithead but it was, according to the mother, pronounced "sha-theed" lol.
This is exactly what I mean. *sigh* Poor kid.

See also: "La-a" pronounced "La-dash-a."

Oh gosh, I just came across this... pure gold.
http://www.realclear.com/living/2014/11/07/worst_baby_names_this_millennium_9485.html


"Name's 'Gina. Sup."


As for Richard... I think that the point in time in which the nickname becomes slang for genitalia, it *might* be time to hang that shit out to dry. Though you know, now that I think about it... pretty sure everyone gets called Dick at some point so it could be MUCH worse, haha.


That just pure comedy gold.
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I pretty sure your posts kind paint a different picture. Anyway what? I swear you are that weird side of Youtube.
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Alex for a girl

im joking btw


I have a niece whose name is Alex. It's not an abbreviation from a longer first or middle name given at birth either. But it could be this kid was an anomaly for my in-laws versus the cultural norm naming children. Her Mom is quite the piece of work.

In the past some families would do a derivation of a member of the opposite gender to carry on the memory of their Mother, Father, Grandparent if all the other ancestors were covered. I myself wouldn't name a child a well-used opposite gender name.

One of my cousins named her 2 sons after US cities: Denver, Albuquerque. The 1 son does use the name Denver while the other prefers his middle name on letter heads and ID cards. I asked her a long time ago when the kids were babies how she arrived at these city names. Both cities were enjoyable vacation experiences during her youth. So the names were incorporated to reflect upon that joyful, carefree familial experience. She felt the other names given boys that were popular at the time were boring.

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stars201 wrote:

Alex for a girl

im joking btw


I have a niece whose name is Alex. It's not an abbreviation from a longer first or middle name given at birth either. But it could be this kid was an anomaly for my in-laws versus the cultural norm naming children. Her Mom is quite the piece of work.

In the past some families would do a derivation of a member of the opposite gender to carry on the memory of their Mother, Father, Grandparent if all the other ancestors were covered. I myself wouldn't name a child a well-used opposite gender name.

One of my cousins named her 2 sons after US cities: Denver, Albuquerque. The 1 son does use the name Denver while the other prefers his middle name on letter heads and ID cards. I asked her a long time ago when the kids were babies how she arrived at these city names. Both cities were enjoyable vacation experiences during her youth. So the names were incorporated to reflect upon that joyful, carefree familial experience. She felt the other names given boys that were popular at the time were boring.



There a lot of girls with their first name Alex. Well the ones I have met.
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My middle and last names have both been used by females, even a close variant on my first name is, and my mom's name is also used by my male boss, so..

A pity some folks think this should mean kids would be made fun of. They don't get to choose their names, but we do get to choose how we raise kids.
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Nope
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Yeah, in case they end up becoming one of those whiny "NONBINARy" fucks later in life, then the kid has no right to complain about being given that name.

All joking aside (because the entirety of the nonbinary concept is a joke in itself invented by attention starved and entitled twits), I wouldn't look past doing it, I like unconventional names, and odd ones, although I'd probably go for a unisex name over an opposite sex one.
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No, I would love my kids.
Isn't part of being a parent protecting my child.
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Can't believe this topic has gotten this far without someone mentioning A Boy Named Sue.... https://youtu.be/_Gbtm-93oqE
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Posted 2/26/16
Personally I wouldn't. But I don't plan on having children anyway.
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My name is Sue, how do you do? NOW YOU GONNA DIE!
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No, I would love my kids.
Isn't part of being a parent protecting my child.


1 OK but that really has nothing to do with love. That just a preference. Otherwise, every parent will be a role model.
2 That make no sense. If you really need to protect your child because of a name. The problem is not the name but the people who are being the danger.
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Probably not, I don't want to cause them unnecessary problems. My name has a masculine and feminine version and unpleasant individuals have, in the past, tried to use the wrong one to try an antagonize me.



That make no sense. If you really need to protect your child because of a name. The problem is not the name but the people who are being the danger.


While correct, it does nothing to obviate the problem.
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I've already heard of guys with my name since it's one of those unisex ones. I also know some girls with my name. I'm in favour of unisex names.
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Did you saw my reply by the way, before some mod remove it?


no...


Well isn't that bloody awesome? Short version. Not doing something because it may put your kid through hell or something is just a stupid excuse. Fuck other people opinions. Fuck what some people think is a bum name. Your name is only bad if you think is bad. If you think your name is good then is good. You can choice to be proud of your name or be ashamed of it. But only you can make that decision. Translation grow a thick skin. I don't know where you are from that people will make fun of somebody name but where I live. Male students wear pink has a uniform. Hell, some of the boy going to school here wear skirts.


Again. Just in case you missed it the last time.

Some parents only care about what they want. They don't care as long as they like it.

Best of luck to their kid... especially the one who got named "2.0"

What's with the high-strung response complete with bold red letters... That doesn't make anyone appear thick skinned
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