||[Jul. 15th, 2004|04:52 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
I'm sorry, I really don't mean to spam, but I just shot lemonade out my nose at this one. This is an exerpt from the link I posted in the last entry:|
I am having this baby boy on Aug 6. Dad and I love Alexander Scott but our last name is Smith. Will the initals be a huge problem? We don't want him to be teased.
That's OK. Kids are pretty uncreative when it comes to teasing. They'll never eventually spot that one.
LAURA! PEOPLE ARE NAMING THEIR KIDS THE MOST HORRIBLE THINGS! MAKE IT STOP!
I want to name my son Severin Anderson Bartlett. Are there too many syllables in this?
Xev Chiana Louise
Nikita Gia Ravin
Gavin Charles Bailey
Tristan Michael Ares
Dude. I can't really speak on the issue, because I didn't even know how to spell my middle name until I was filling out college applications. If I'm ever blessed with child you can be damned sure they're getting a real pretentious name if it's a girl. If it's a boy,it'll just be Sam. Because yeah.
Or maybe Simon. After no one in particular.</small>
I was the only Melissa I knew until I was like 14.. so I grew up feeling pretty unique.. but seriously picked on. Since then it's been a case of "What can I name them that won't get them beat up?"
The thing is that you have a perfectly beautiful perfectly appropriate name. It's all spelled right, it's a real name from a real culture. Whereas I have a friend who named her daughter Tuesday. Now *I* like it.. but when Tuesday turns 8 I'm going to have to buy her Judo lessons just to keep her front teeth in place on the playground.
And these people on these lists? They're killing me with the Tuesdayness of it all.
May I suggest:
Calaya Roisin (ro-SHEEN)
Calaya Siobhan (sha-VON)
No. No, you bloody well may not suggest them. Please leave us alone and resume reading "The Annotated Legends of the Runes of the Mystical Arthurian Knighthood of the Sacred Circle of the Shield of the Spell-Casting Princess Faeries of the Grail of Blackwynne Castle. Book II."
Your legs are firmly in place unless you decide to spell it Perygryn, in which case I'm going to beat you with your harness. ;)
Both your name and your sister's names are lovely, spelled in ways that make them understandably pronounceable, and were chosen by people who loved and respected the legends. Not some silly git who thought it would be cool to name their son Trystoi734n.
OK, I am all about the tact, but no. Gwynhwyfar is not "spelled in ways that [makes it] understandably pronounceable" by anybody except a small number of Celtic-obsessed fruitcakes. I am proud to count myself among their number, but no. To qualify as "pronounceable" a name has to come easily to the lips of your average second grade teacher, such that the child does not learn, during the first roll call each year, to quickly interject "JEN!" as soon as she senses the teacher pausing in confusion.
No disrespect, Thuri. But Melly's smoking something here, and she needs to share, is all I'm saying.
geez louise! And I thought my paltry little RAG monogram was awful...
I'm blaming video games. yes. that's it.
My mother wanted to name me Katherine so she could call me Kat. That's pretty normal and cool. The problem was that my maiden name was Butts. LOL I'm NOT kidding! And Kat Butts just doesn't work, does it. Dad veto'd that one pretty fast.
>_< and so I am Elizabeth.