Friday, July 3, 2009

Pet Peeve Phriday

Today’s pet peeve is - People who name their kids “Pretentious” or “Character Building” names. You know the kinds of names that are going to ensure that the kid is a stuck-up jerk or at the least get them beat-up on the playground at recess daily.

Let me start off by apologizing in advance if your name, your kid’s name, your dog’s name, your pet llama’s name or your car’s name falls in this list of names I hate. If your cat has one of these names then I don’t care :P get a real pet already.

‘Trinity’, “Freedom”, “Destiny”, “Precious”, “Kingsley”, “Princeton”, any gemstone and most flowers, “Chastity”, “Preston”, “Thurston”, “Archibald”, “Panache”, “Mercedes”, “Chardonnay”, “Ambrosia” , “Meadow”, “Truth”, “Dynasty”, “Sage”, and last but not least “Apple”

What are some names you dislike? And don’t worry about hurting anyone’s feelings, no one reads this blog anyways.

Next week; people who use an atlas to name their kid

6 comments:

The Krazy Girl said...

My nephews name is Preston. Don't worry Im not offended. I didn't like the name at first either. But, it grew on all of us after a while.

I do hate it when people make up names for their kids in an attempt to be original. Sorry, but it just makes you look stupid. Because of people like them people think my daughters name (Růženka) is made up. Granted some people realize its an old name thats barely used anymore. But, for some reason it ticks me off that people think I made it up, when in fact its a family name.

I hate quite a few of the names you listed. Some of them seem kind of arrogant to me.

Jess said...

I've found that if you name your child after an adjective, they seldom are. I have met three women named "Precious," and not one of them was!

And do people realize that naming your daughter "Madison" is copying a Tom Hanks' movie? And not a very good one at that. Or that if you spell it some crazy way (Madyson, Maddysonne, Maddisen, Mhadd'issunne...), it's still the same name? Because it is.

And what's with all the perfectly good boys' names that have become girls' names? I'm not talking about pansy stuff like "Ashley" or "Leslie," here, I mean names like "Kyle" or "Ryan." When will the sissification stop?

Issues with names? Me? No way!

Anna B. said...

Mister and Princess....

Tonya said...

I wanted to name our last girl Aspen. Then someone said, "Like where's your A** Been?" Then a 10 year old girl said she had a girl named Aspen in her class. They all called her A**. Nice. I honeymooned in Aspen and just liked the name! :-) Guess I'll stick with the whole Biblical name theme. It's working so far...

Rachel said...

Prince Michael 1 & 2, Paris, India, Roman, George Forman 1st -42nd??? Bronx (I mean, really, I am from NY, Bronx??? really!) Mowgli, Sunday, Tuesday, DAKOTA!!! stop with the DAKOTA!!!

Okay, I do need to say that I have a daughter named Autumn. However, we had to go with our favorite season because, well, I wanted Charlotte (to follow our other classically named kids: Andrew and Benjamin...and do you see the A, B, C....eh?) but my husband wanted a slavic name with too many consonants, that even I, a person who has won spelling bees, would never get right...not the least of which was the pronunciation.

TheSeeker said...

I went to high school with a girl named Toshiba. And my brother's best friend named his kid Lula May, I swear. Makes me cringe.