What are some names never to name your child?

@CrazCo (409)
Canada
August 8, 2008 1:01pm CST
I need to make sure I avoid any ones most people think would be ridiculed!
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5 responses
• India
8 Aug 08
Damien ....as it comes in the movie omen as the child of Satan...so i prefer not2 use tht & somemore wicked names referd in t bible
@capirani (1841)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Damien is not a wicked name. Unfortunately, Hollywood chose to use it in that movie. There are a lot of names given in movies like that that would contribute to a child's being teased unmercilessly....Rosemary, for Rosemary's Baby for instance....or what was the child's name in the Exorcist. Nicknaming a child Chuckie might not be good if his name is Charles, thanks to the novel and movie. All kinds of good, decent names have been used for horror novels and movies and it can make it hard for the child. But it doesn't make the name wicked.
• India
8 Aug 08
oh thnx for throwing light on tht....i dono abt that....i am not christian so im not into thse thngs....u have good knwledge it seems
@alori61 (344)
• United States
8 Aug 08
What you need to make sure of is that the first name and last name can not be used against the child. I knew a man once and honest to god his name was Richard (mylot won't let me right the shortened name but it wasn't rick) Allcock. What was his mother thinking? Another thing you need to look at that is often overlooked is the childs initials. My step daughter didn't pay attention to this and ended up giving her daughter the intials BRA she was teased and tormented all through school. Look at all aspects when naming a child kids can be merciless.
@capirani (1841)
• United States
8 Aug 08
LOL Reminds me of a guy I met once....last name was Organ. His first name was the nickname for Harold. He chose to go by his middle name, but was stuck with the last name. I think I would have had it legally changed once I became an adult.
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Giving your child the wrong name can put them in a social handicap. You should give them a name so that when they apply for a job they won't be able to tell the race or sometimes even gender. Try to stay away from names that they can get picked on from as a child. Buster Cherry (sounds like bust her cherry) i know a girl and she named leyanna (sound like lay on her) or anything like shaniqua or deonte or such
@capirani (1841)
• United States
8 Aug 08
If race is involved in the name, the family surname is possibly going to give that away anyway. And sometimes the person they end up marrying is going to have a last name that will denote some race or another and not have anything to do with the actual race of the individual because they married outside their race. Races are getting so mixed these days and people are choosing names more and more because they like the sound of the name, regardless of what race it comes from that I don't know that what race the name is from makes that much difference anymore when looking for a job. Ultimately it will be if the person can hold his or her head up with the name they carry that counts. You are right, names can be a handicap or a help along the pathway through life and need to be thought out carefully. Even then, the child may grow up and rarely even use the given name because they don't like it or have been given a nickname by friends that they like better.
@capirani (1841)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I am assuming, maybe incorrectly, that you are expecting and thinking about what to name your baby? Some general thoughts: Think about the names you like so far. Now think about all the possible ways those names could be twisted into cruel nicknames. Also think about how the names sound with the surname attached. Does that make it sound like something other kids would have cruel fun picking on? Don't put a first name together with a middle and/or last name that would form a phrase or longer word. For instance, I heard of a family named Lear who named their daughter Christal Shanda. Now put that together and what do you get? And I went to college with a girl named Holly Wood. Of course there are the people, whether real or make believe, who's last names were Hole. First names, Iva and Ima. My mom swore there was a married couple in our town with those names. I never met them. My personal beliefs are to find names that have good strong meanings that mean something to you and your family. Maybe names that have something to do with your faith, or your background. Or names that express traits you wish for your child to have as they grow up. Then teach your child about their name as they grow up so they will be proud of their name no matter what other people say about it. I am sure that no matter what kind of name you choose, there will be someone out there who can manage to twist it into something to be teased about. But if the child is taught to respect and love his/her own name, it will make it better for them as they grow up.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
8 Aug 08
Dumbledore. You get old with that name