What's the strangest name you've heard someone give their children?

@astromama (1226)
United States
February 8, 2007 12:15pm CST
I know some people with strange names, but the one that sticks out is 'Parsley'. I overheard a mother griping at her daughter, "Parsley, stop it, Parsley!" In this day and age, what is the strangest name you've heard?
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• United States
8 Feb 07
i heard of a girl naming her baby Pretty. Also there was a girl on MTV's Real World/Road Rules named Piggy. Can you image being named Piggy??? Other names I have heard was this woman named her kids orangello, lemongello, limegello. J-E-l-l-o.....Do parents not realize that these kids have to LOVE with their names? I heard about another mother who named her kids after perfumes..like J'adore, Dior, etc. RIGHHHHT....
• United States
8 Feb 07
just to add...my sister had a twin scare when she was pregnant...here isone set of names she had picked out- Elmo and Zoey! I thought I would have to kick her butt
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I like Zoey, but Elmo? I don't know about that... apparantly it is chic among certain high society to name your kids after designers... Dior, Chanel, etc.
• United States
9 Feb 07
well it was after the sesame street characters elmo and zoey
8 Feb 07
This question has really made me think, I have come across a lot of strange names for kids in my time and it was hard to choose the strangest. I think it was probably a boy who was in my primary school who was named 'digger' by his older brother as it was his favourite toy and his mother decided to call him that.
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I had a kid named 'Stoney' in my class growing up... makes you wonder what his parents were up to :-)
• United States
9 Feb 07
we had a boy named rocky. that was his ACTUAL name too. i can understand being nicknamed rocky but an actual name...hmm
@superbren (861)
8 Feb 07
i think levi is a strange name , i cant rthink of it as other tan a pair of jeans .a woman in town called her child levi lately and another one i heard was primrose. i think its strange.
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I grew up with a Levi. I like it... Primrose is another of those new organic names I just can't seem to get the feel of. I've met kids named Barley, Jade, Juniper, Lotus... I like the back to nature thing, but think Fox would be a way cooler name to grow up with than Barley... just my opinion.
• United States
9 Feb 07
i knew a levi. it was a guys name...and primrose seems old fashioned as well.
• United States
8 Feb 07
How about Happi? or Sugar? or Liberty? unique but okay ya just unique!
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My best friend's daughter is a Liberty.. I like it! She goes by her middle name sometimes, but I think it's a strong name for a girl. Sugar and Happi are too whimsical for me... I'd worry my child would never be taken seriously.
• United States
9 Feb 07
i like liberty!!! If i had a girl named liberty id call her libby! But happi and sugar sound the 7 dwarfs!
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My name is Amethyst...my best friend is Othella.
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Those are both beautiful in my opinion.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks! I like our names, too.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My given name is Marigold Awakening. I call myself Cyndi. My brother is Summer in the moolit Garden. He calls himself Bryan. Yes, my parents are hippies.
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My husband's parents are hippies.. they named his brother 'Rainbow'. I like Marigold... you didn't want to go by 'Mari'?
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I changed my name to cyndi when I was 17. I so crave normalcy.
@davaoguy (319)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I have encountered a family that named all of their children with the anagram of the some names related to them. For example, their family name is Thames and they named their son Setham. Here in our country, there is also a tendency for names to be added with an "H". Like Jhames, Jhasper, etc. Weird!
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
i know a family here who named all their 4 daughters "FLOR"..they just called them one by ony as first flor,second flor,third flor!,hehehehe
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I really hope your joking about the 'flor' thing...
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Apple laughing please who wants to be called a fruit all their life
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Hey, it's better than Parsley!
• United States
8 Feb 07
Parsley?! Parsley?! That is a great name for a rabbit!! I can't stand the "names" Princess and Nevaeh. Princess is just ridiculous and everytime I hear someone say their child's name is Nevaeh they always go "Nevaeh. Thats heaven backwards." So annoying.
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
How about how thousands of moms name their daughter's 'Unique' every year? with so many girls growing up thinking they're unique little princesses, or 'heaven spelled backwards', I shudder to think about all the catfighting that will undoubtedly ensue when they realize they're not the only little princess on earth... or even in their grade at school!
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
this is an honest to goodness answer...I know someone from high school whose name is really2 funny..I mean I don't know what her parents were thinking..are you ready for this??--they named her "ALPHA OMEGA"...^_^can you believe that?and she's a girl...LOL!:)
@astromama (1226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Hey, I know her! Just kidding... that's pretty amusing!
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
parsley? really that is really funny. i think we have a lot of weird names here in the Philippines and most sound too old fashioned and does not sound good to the ears.
• China
10 Feb 07
name is ones number ,it is not very important ,but the strangest name i heard is xingA
• United States
10 Feb 07
when i was 18 i worked for a bit in a summer day camp run by the school system. the kids would come to the school and they'd eat and we'd do activities and stuff like that. one of the kids who was there, and not a badly behaved kid either, was named australia. um, why?
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
10 Feb 07
One of the kids living in the house that I grew up in was named "Perfect." I'd say that's a pretty tough name to live up to.
• Australia
9 Feb 07
I have been involved in children's ministry for over 40 years, so I've come across a few unusual names. The best (or worst): Milcah Bull (sure you can milk a cow, but milk a bull?) Anita Kitchen (well, who wants an untidy kitchen?)
@abhiquest (580)
• India
9 Feb 07
I would say the most comic name I heard was 'A rose is a rose'. Actually it was a fun name and actual name was rosy, but it was a small name and the whole family wanted it a bit long. So that's what they settled for!!
@stateroad (731)
• United States
9 Feb 07
A friend named her son "WISHBONE" called him "WISH" for short. It seemed ok but I do not know why the parents picked that name. It was not part of another name at all. I asked where it came from and never got a response.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I had a friend who named their son starsky from the show starsky and hutch. Thought that was unsusual. On the show starsky is the guys last name.
@astroo13 (965)
• India
8 Feb 07
I read about a child whose name is "Nokia". He was given that name cause his parents met for the first time in a Nokia show room, they were both looking for Nokia hand sets. Now they have a whole new "Nokia" in their life.