Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baby Names! (aka, a rant)

I was looking at the entries for the Gap's child/baby model search today because a few of my facebook friends had nominated either their own kids or relatives/friends.  I was anticipating some crazy names and I was NOT disappointed.
Here is a sampling:

Gaberian
Unique
Jessiyka
Ozzie
Falyne
Tenzin
Callix
Khye
Doc
Lakelynn
Alique
Regon
Jissel
Zade
Aeris
Eilyanah
Krystabelle
Avin
Zefrah
Athier
Klayton (it reminds me too much of Klan and KKK with that spelling)
Amaryn
Trason
Locklan
Autam
Zaden
Briasia
Samyah
LeeAnya
Maximilliano (and I thought Wilhelmina was a mouthful)
Kherington
Kimber (Hilary's favorite name!)
Anniyia
Zailey
Supreme
Jyhe
Adwin
Conar (just the spelling, it reminds me of Conair, my hairdryer)
Broden

And that was only 10% of the entries.  I wonder if there would have been some worse names the longer I scrolled through.  I just shake my head and feel sorry for the teachers who will have to figure out how pronounce some of these names.  I also feel bad for the kids who are stuck with these names.  
I'm still trying to figure out how to pronounce Jyhe...

3 comments:

ScottBoomer said...

Please don't give your baby one these names. I don't know how to really say this and be "politically correct" but you aren't African American enough to pull off most of those names not are you a big enough of a celebrity to pull of those names (sorry to burst your bubble about not being a celebrity). Your kid will just be the kid with a weird name that gets picked on in school.

Scarlet said...

If your name is Unique that doessn't make you unique at all it just makes people think your parents arte stupid.

Scarlet said...

However I would consider naming a kid Ozzie. But I'm a child of the 80's what do you expect.