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attention future parents!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
following on from the recent unusual/stupid names threads...

i found this while doing research into teaching. makes for some interesting reading.


"I usually find that pupils with aberrant spellings/pronunciations of their name are particularly abhorrent: Sian, pronounced 'Sigh-anne', for instance and 'Lorayne' for Lorraine. "

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I have taught a James Bond, a Victoria Plum and an unfortunate boy who had the last name Mycock. His parents christened him Aaron!!!!! "

and my personal favourite:

"A story I was once told by someone I met at a conference concerned his wife who was a primary teacher in Hull. On the first day of term with her Year 1 class she found she had an extra little boy whose details weren't on her register and whose mother hadn't stayed to give them. She asked him his name,

"Gooey, Miss."

"I beg your pardon"

"Gooey, Miss."

Thinking that the child might have a speech impediment she later asked another one who she had seen come in with the boy if he knew him. Discovering that the children were next door neighbours she asked this little boy what his friend's name was,

"It's Gooey, Miss."

Deciding that this might be a nickname she decided to catch the child's mother when she came to pick him up. Later that day
the mother arrives and the teacher asks her what her son's first name is.

"It's Gooey."

"That's an unusual name isn't it? Can you spell it for me so I can put it in my register?"

"Yeah, it is unusual, innit? I got it from a book. G - u- y, Gooey." "
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    that's awful, i might read it one day when i've got kids to find stuff about them on there. :o

    only good things of course.

    '"Nice" kids names for me have been:- Helen, Anna, Lucy, Rebecca, Jenny, Alice. Tom, Sam, Robin, Patrick, Adam & David.'

    'Good childrens' names - Greg, Thomas, David, Edward, Cameron, Paige, Lucy, Sophie, Abigail. '


    :D

    Shame it's not my proper name. :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My name is Simone and people pronounce it incorrectly, they say Simoan but it is actually pronounced completely differently. This does not make me abhorrent.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Like Siobhan. (sp?)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by CheeseOnToast
    Like Siobhan. (sp?)

    Yeah, if you say shiv-on, rather than shiv-own (which would rhyme with simoan!)

    First person who's ever got it without being told, hehe.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by CheeseOnToast
    Like Siobhan. (sp?)

    Yeh, see you'd probably pronounce that 'Shevon' or 'Shevorn' or something like that. But then if I'm being silly, you'd probably have to spell my name Loosinda or something.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine is Philip..

    I get called Phil though, every time I get called or see my own name written, it cracks me up :lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    also this thread, which is one of the funniest things i've ever read:
    http://www.tes.co.uk/staffroom/thread.asp?staffroomSearchStr=children's%20names&id=18099&threadPage=1&threadID=266911
    My name is Simone and people promounce it incorrectly, they say Simoan but it is actually pronounced completely differently. This does not make me abhorrent.

    hence the 'usually', i imagine.
    Like Siobhan.

    that's the correct spelling
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's the illiterate parent gene. The other culprits are Kristopher, Kristofer and Kristian(ne). Then there's Jayne, Mathew, Lezley, Symon and not forgetting Abiggale.

    Nothing wrong with having a Y in Jayne :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Faith

    Nothing wrong with having a Y in Jayne

    that's pointed out to her later. they also go on to say that jaynes are generally nice. ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    that's pointed out to her later. they also go on to say that jaynes are generally nice. ;)

    hehe that's ok then, Sarah-Jayne's are even better obviously! Thought there must be a comment about double barrelled first names on there somewhere!

    ETA: On the other hand, I have taught a lovely Savannah, Sarah-Jayne, Taylor (a girl) and Demi.

    That's ok then :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Faith
    Thought there must be a comment about double barrelled first names on there somewhere!

    not the sensible sounding types (ann-marie, mary-jane) but i believe they do have a pop at the wackier ones.


    but, joking aside, it is amazing that teachers from all over the countries have the same names on their hit lists. gotta be something there.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    jaynes are generally nice. ;)

    :D

    there's no 'y' in my name though....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    but, joking aside, it is amazing that teachers from all over the countries have the same names on their hit lists. gotta be something there.

    And I agree with them totally, the 3 boys next door but 1 are called Liam, Ross and Daniel and they are all horrible!! I definately think that the worst ever girls name is Katrina (any spelling of it!) they are always evil little bitches! lol :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know a Kyle.. he is definately not a nice person :no:

    I also know 2 sophie's, ones really quite, the other well shes the biggest gob on two legs! :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Faith
    I definately think that the worst ever girls name is Katrina (any spelling of it!) they are always evil little bitches! lol :yes:

    I always thought that too, then I met a nice Katrina and she spoilt my theory. She wasn't just nice, she was so so nice that I couldn't believe there was a nasty bone in her body. But otherwise, yes, I've never met a nice Katrina.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Talking of wacky names, is it just me or do African Americans just seem to make up their own?? If anyone has ever seen enough Jenny Jones or Ricki Lake they'll know what I'm getting at.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    Talking of wacky names, is it just me or do African Americans just seem to make up their own?? If anyone has ever seen enough Jenny Jones or Ricki Lake they'll know what I'm getting at.

    Yes. My mum and I were talking about this yesterday. My uncle's former brother-in-law has a girl friend called La Toya and she has a kid called Dijounay or something.

    And sometimes they will take two perfectly good names and throw them together like Kelindra (Kelly Rowland's name) or Wesliam.

    But talk shows have plenty of good examples, yes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    Talking of wacky names, is it just me or do African Americans just seem to make up their own?? If anyone has ever seen enough Jenny Jones or Ricki Lake they'll know what I'm getting at.

    I know exactly what you're getting at. They must be made up surely? And the % of white women on those shows named Krystal or something equally as sickening is stupidly high!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i used to get people calling me louisa, not luisa. even here in spain, but not by spanish people...and people spelling luby wrong. loubie, loubi, louby, lubie, lubi, looby, loobi, loobie. i would have thought that Luby was the logical way of spelling it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by luby
    i would have thought that Luby was the logical way of spelling it.

    see, i wouldn't. i'd have thought it'd be looby. i don't know why, maybe it's cause my sister calls me it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On a work placement that I did, there was a lad called Dalion. It reminded me of a cross between Dami(o/a)n and Dillon. :eek2:

    There was also an Anastacia but she was so sweet and lovely! :yes:
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    I haven't noticed any weird coincidences about peoples' names and their behaviour, or how much I like them. The same names keep appearing in my life, but they're completely different people.
    Though, now that I think about it, both Voula's I've met were supersticious and both outgoing and conservative at the same time...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There was a boy in my old school called Thomas Thomas! Thats pretty evil and he was always on the recieving end of some teasing, even off the teachers!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Faith


    Nothing wrong with having a Y in Jayne :p

    good job you said that, my Daughters is spelt with a Y. I wanted to be different from everyone else :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    good job you said that, my Daughters is spelt with a Y. I wanted to be different from everyone else :D

    That was my mum's idea as well. Popular idea too - I've hardly met anyone with a 'Jane' in their name, but so many 'Jayne's you wouldn't believe. :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by 1andonly
    There was a boy in my old school called Thomas Thomas! Thats pretty evil and he was always on the recieving end of some teasing, even off the teachers!!

    My nephew's called Thomas Thompson. :crazyeyes

    Also my mate has a cousin called Zella (sp?) who's just begging for it. :p
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    there was a boy at my last placement school called robbie robertson :| and 2 placements ago there was a little girl called tallulah. what another crap name.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i've got some pronunciation q's... is andrea pronounced as "undria" or "andraya"? and what about cammy? is it "kamee" or "caymee"? and can you actually pronounce the name "richter" w/out sounding german?

    lol thanks!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Christopher = blond hair, blue eyes, butter wouldn't melt in their mouth, little toerags :p
    i.e...my little brother!

    Definately agree with the Scotts, Ryans and Kyles!
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