the oddest name

@cher913 (25855)
Canada
August 9, 2009 9:02am CST
what is the oddest name for a child or an adult that you have come across? (there doesn't have to be an actual person with that name but perhaps you heard it somehwere? i have a neighbour who babysits and one of the little girls she babysits (i believe she is about 4) was stuck with the name Guernsy". well, i don't know about you, but when i hear that name, i think of cow as it is a breed of cow in my neck of the woods, the poor kid! how about you?
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@ivyoon (673)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Believe it or not, my family and I were discussing the name of one of late Pop Singer, Michael Jackson's three children the other day. I think it tops all the names on the "oddest name" chart... one of his children is named "Blanket". Hello? Blanket? What was he thinking? My personal opinion is that he was out with the baby and had him covered as he always did, and when someone asked what the baby's name was, he looked down and just said the first thing that popped into his head. Lol, who knows. I've heard some strange names including Giovanni, Memphis and Shawntell, but Blanket tops them all in my book. What do you think?
9 Aug 09
Well, Giovanni is just the Italian version of John so that's not exactly strange. I hope not anyway, because my name's John!
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@ivyoon (673)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I never knew that Giovanni was the Italian version of John. That's pretty cool then, but I still say Blanket is a strange name, lol! :D
@ivyoon (673)
• United States
17 Sep 09
That seems to make sense... as much sense as anything MJ did anyway. :D
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Hey cher! That is a pretty odd name! I think that the oddest names that I have heard are the ones that the celebs name their kids! I think that they really go out of their way to name their kids the strangest and stupidest names they can come up with! There are just too many to even list! I feel so sorry for some of those kids because when they grow up they are going to have to deal with what their moronic parents did to them! That is not only mean it it is just so cruel!
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9 Aug 09
They'll probably change them to something more reasonable just as soon as they are able to.
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
9 Aug 09
You only have to go to Hollywood to find lots of strange names. For example, Micheal Jackson's youngest is called ...Blanket
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Aug 09
I believe that's his nickname. Both of his sons are named Prince Michael, I think....
@regal_aeros (2605)
• Singapore
9 Aug 09
because in my country, we speak many different dialects. there are some people who's names sound similar to cuss words. And my heart goes out to them. Imagine when people call you, they are cussing. Haha. And you know initial names. Like if your surname is Smith and your first name is John Daniel. Your Initials would be J.D. Smith.. Well, i happen to walk past an optometrist shop and on the certificate, it states that the optometrist is called S.A.Tan
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@hotsummer (10809)
• Guam
10 Aug 09
how many dialects there in your country. even if our country has many dialects, the names of the people are more of same kind mostly. mostly spanish surnames though we are not spanish people though. LOL. just part of the spanish influence in our country. so weather we speak different languages. we have spanish surnames mostly except for muslim people.
@thea09 (18314)
• Greece
9 Aug 09
Hi cher, I knew a girl in England who was called Concordia - I have no idea why her parents came up with that name but for some reasons it had connotations about having a big nose. Maybe they named her after the aeroplane. I really don't know. I know though that it is the first and only time I have come across his name and her siblings all had normal names.
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@AmbiePam (57385)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Abossa Baby. That was her first name. Her whole name was Abossa Baby Angeleeka (I won't say her last name for the sake of privacy.) She went to my school when I was in second grade. She was in K-5. Abossa Baby was kind of like Jo Ann. Two different names, but used as one. No, she wasn't Anglo.
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@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
9 Aug 09
Hi cher, I one heard of a girl named Pineduponshe. She was given that name because at her baptism as an infant,the godmother who held the infant in church was not able to pronounce the name which the parents had chosen. Because of this the mother wrote the name an a piece of paper and attached it to her christening dress with a pin. When the priest asked the baby's name, the young Godmother replied, "Pined upon she" and so she was named. Blessings.
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@Masssko (239)
• Estonia
9 Aug 09
I've read in a newspaper, that some family in St.Petersburg have named their newborn baby "Mahmoudahmadinejad" by the president of Iran. And the strangest thing, it's just a name, he also has his surname, so it must sound like Mr. Mahmoudahmadinejad Petrov, or something In my opinion that will make child's life a lot more complicated.
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@smacksman (6072)
9 Aug 09
Mr and Mrs. Pipe named their son Dwain, which was a bit unfortunate for him. Sometimes I don't think that parents think too hard about it. Another problem to avoid is if the initials of a person spell something bad.
9 Aug 09
Come on admit it - you made that up!
• United States
25 Sep 09
I heard of someone naming their daughter Clamydia. Didn't realize it was the name of a STD. I wonder at the need for people to be so original when naming their children. I've known many people who wished their parents had gone more traditional. Especially, in spelling. It is frustrating to have constantly correct or spell you name out every time you talk to someone.
@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
11 Sep 09
you think guernsy is odd i have a little girl that lives across the street from me named ickem now i fel sorry for that girl. her sister at least has a normal name her sisters name is jasmine
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
19 Aug 09
That is quite a different name. Poor little girl will have a long life with alot of teasing. Our girls went to school with a guy by the name of Lemmonjello. It was pronounced La-mon-jalo although it was spelled like lemmon jello. Also know of someone who was named Lavena. My first name was very popular when I was in school. So many kids had the name of Carol. Real often we went by our last names.
@thokius (426)
• Austria
10 Aug 09
Hello cher913, I guess the weirdest name I've heard is.... well it's my name- Thok Ibn La-Ahad. Have you ever heard of such a name? Because I have yet to meet someone with the same name. It even has a latin counterpart- Thokius Filius of Nullus. Cheers! Thok
• Philippines
10 Aug 09
I cared for a baby with a name of King and Queen. They're siblings. It's not that bad but it's odd.
• India
10 Aug 09
I must say the oddest name I have ever come across is ‘Adolf Hitler’ right here in mylot. there was an entire discussion on it about some parent naming their child after the (in)famous dictator! Apart from that, here in Calcutta we have a famous personality from the film world whose Bengali name, when translated to English, means something like ‘extra or unwanted or unnecessary’…I think that’s the strangest name I have ever come across. Parents naming their kids as unwanted or extra is something I just cant relate to.
@_sketch_ (5703)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Wow. That is an odd name. I haven't come across many odd names. I can't really think of any right now, except one I just heard in a movie. In Funny People, Seth Rogen's character is named Shmira (I don't know how to spell it). It's supposed to be a Jewish name. I really like it though.
• Philippines
10 Aug 09
In my opinion, the oddest name would be the longest name in the Guiness Book of Records which is.. oops! I cant type the whole name because it won't fit in the box.. too bad! Anyway, It is really long and odd. The funny thing is, he changed his name to Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff which is still long and odd. But his real name was more than 10 times of that.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Aug 09
There is a child I know named Intrepid. Very unique especially since the car we drive is a Dodge Intrepid....lol
@Hatley (164154)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Aug 09
I was visiting with a friend and we went for awalk past a school yard. we heard a mom call Tuesday honey come here. Mommy has to go" Then we saw Tuesday a pretty little girl about six or seven with long blonde braid. I had never heard a day of the week used as a Name for a kid before really sort of surprising.