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#1 Posted by Devil240Z (3396 posts) -

First off, I'm not having a kid or anything. I'm only 25 for christ sake. But I had this thought about baby names. Why isn't is acceptable to make up new names? Why have people been pulling from the same pool of names for like 100s of years or whatever? We live in a crazy time now, we know so much more about other cultures than even our parents did. Though I guess that doesn't help... I mean why does everything have to be a reference to something else these days. I bet there are two white people whos kid is named akira out there somewhere. is humanity just out of new ideas in general?

Whats the most original(and viable) baby name you can think of?

#2 Posted by Hayt (298 posts) -

You can make up whatever name you like but just know that Hurricane Tempest Waters is probably going to be bullied, that's the sad truth of it.

#3 Posted by 49th (2785 posts) -

So'Unique Miracle Randle

#4 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1210 posts) -

Pilot Inspektor

#6 Edited by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

My wife and I named our son Draco. It may not be popular with our families but we love the name.

#7 Posted by weirdo (149 posts) -

Female: Karana

Male: Taeros

#8 Edited by dudeglove (8019 posts) -

I met a welsh girl working at a ski resort called Arwyn, as in the elf chick from Lord Of The Rings. Not actually the elf chick, just had the same name.

#9 Edited by BisonHero (6674 posts) -

I mean, yeah, call your kid whatever, but they're in for a lifetime of teachers and government workers and bank tellers and whoever asking them to spell their name because it is not in the usual pool of several thousand names that they've ever heard before. Also potential school yard mocking.

Name your kid Sephiroth.

#10 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1622 posts) -

Breadquanda

#11 Posted by wjb (1676 posts) -

You're high, aren't you? I know stoner talk when I see it.

#13 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

Cool Baby

#14 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4641 posts) -

Between names like La'Quaysha, Fo'Landra, and Sha'Nay Nay, I feel like I can take pride in the fact us black people have been pioneers in the whole "coming up with names" department. I'm not saying any of those names are good, but hey, they're original...I think.

#15 Edited by ripelivejam (4303 posts) -

Hortance

Gertrude

e: Sandor Clegane would be in line with your actual post

#16 Posted by Zalrus9 (112 posts) -

I like Kilroy or Lorelei. They're kind of silly, but at the same time they're different. I mean, if Kilroy doesn't want to be called that, he can go by Roy or something. Very versatile.

And yes, everything has to be a reference to something else. Follow the money...

#17 Posted by BisonHero (6674 posts) -

@zalrus9 said:

I like Kilroy or Lorelei. They're kind of silly, but at the same time they're different. I mean, if Kilroy doesn't want to be called that, he can go by Roy or something. Very versatile.

And yes, everything has to be a reference to something else. Follow the money...

I have a cousin who is like, 30 I guess, named Lorelei, so she isn't possibly named after the Elite Four trainer. It's a cool name, and it was fun to see everyone on the school yard mispronounce it when Pokemon came out (at least one kid kept saying "Lorr-ellie", which was hilarious).

Hortance

Gertrude

e: Sandor Clegane would be in line with your actual post

Isn't Hortense the more common spelling? Also, it's really weird that I only know of that name because it's the name of Dr. McNinja's old flame. Dr. McNinja is a pretty good comic, you guys.

#18 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4235 posts) -

I know the names: Sairani, Yaizet, Hortencia, Cleofas, Gloria Trevi.

#19 Posted by UitDeToekomst (720 posts) -

i seem to recall Ryan suggesting the name "Trashcan" during a Quick Look or something once. That would be pretty rad.

#20 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3575 posts) -

Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan.

#21 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5040 posts) -

Boy: Sephiroth (He has a cool theme song)

Girl: Zelda (Robin Williams agrees with me on this one)

#22 Posted by mosespippy (4286 posts) -

I don't agree with the notion that we've been using the same names for 100s of years. My uncles all have names that are uncommon by today's standards; Alluicious, Augustus, Esau, Valentine, etc. On the other hand, try finding someone born before the 60s named Justin, Landon, Ryder or Dominic. I bet you can't, but they are in the top 100 most common boys names now.

I like that Roman Mars' kids middle name is Atomic. It's a great uncommon name.

#23 Posted by Nightriff (5153 posts) -

Well that makes me feel bad, I have a kid and I'm 24.

#24 Posted by ShaggE (6555 posts) -

Snap Finnigan, He Of A Thousand Dances.

... It's a family name.

#25 Posted by Hamst3r (4523 posts) -

Tractor.

#27 Posted by seveword (177 posts) -

Clarence BEEFTANK

#28 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

As opposed to adult names?

#29 Edited by DetectiveSpecial (466 posts) -

@seveword said:

Clarence BEEFTANK

Hey, can I use this if I have a son? Also considering "Spoogie Ramcross".

#30 Posted by GnaTSoL (835 posts) -

I heard the name Rybicky on CGI as a handle way back when and thought it was cool and normal sounding for use today.

I'm totally not going with normal, run of the mill names for my kids. A good name goes a long way for people.

#31 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6312 posts) -

My firstborn will be named Tank Knifeman. My second will be named Busta Rhymes, obviously.

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#32 Posted by TheBluthCompany (397 posts) -

Boy- Floyd Debarber

Girl- Cerie Xerox

#33 Edited by Vuud (2033 posts) -

Enchantment Bulletgrinder, for a girl.

for a boy, pick one from the list:

#34 Posted by PenguinDust (12555 posts) -

Tralfaz

#35 Edited by Trilogy (2675 posts) -

@vuud: All great options. Can't go wrong with Zap Rowsdower, either.

#36 Posted by lennyy (73 posts) -

daddy Kool

#37 Edited by MB (12730 posts) -

I always thought one's primary concern when naming a baby should be, "Is this kid going to be teased her entire life about this name?" If the answer is yes, don't go with your "unique" name. It's sort of a fucked up thing to do to a person. It isn't about you.

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#38 Edited by Sanj (2457 posts) -

Jor-El Khan Vader.

Or you could call your kid Bruce Wayne and maybe life will imitate fiction somehow...although, that might not end well for you, dad.

#39 Posted by Popogeejo (615 posts) -

Balthazar, Caspar, Melchior or any name of a Viking God for a Boy.

Leda (don't let her near swans), Serendipity for girls.

Castor, Pollux or Indiana for gender neutral (they all shorten well for girls or boys and sound good when yelled in anger so they know they're in trouble.)

For ridiculous; Ca$h-Money, Dollar, Funkapotamus H. Hop or Rhymenosaurus.

#40 Posted by Korwin (2893 posts) -

Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All

#41 Edited by ViciousBearMauling (1171 posts) -

X'Gon Giveittoyou

#42 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

A baby at 25? Madness!

#43 Posted by Bucklebutt (42 posts) -

if my wife and i have a baby girl, it will be name Kayleigh, this is heavily influenced by the song by Marillion (Kayleigh).

#44 Edited by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

i feel sorry for the kids who have such dumb names. Not only are they gonna get shit for it their entire lives, but they have the misfortune of having idiots for parents.

#45 Posted by thomasnash (579 posts) -

@zalrus9 said:

I like Kilroy or Lorelei. They're kind of silly, but at the same time they're different. I mean, if Kilroy doesn't want to be called that, he can go by Roy or something. Very versatile.

And yes, everything has to be a reference to something else. Follow the money...

I have a cousin who is like, 30 I guess, named Lorelei, so she isn't possibly named after the Elite Four trainer.

I'm pretty sure it was the name of Marylin Monroe's character in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

#46 Posted by hermes (1537 posts) -
#47 Edited by Christoffer (1866 posts) -

Just name the baby after yourself but put a "The" in front to imply that it's an improved reboot of yourself.

Parents pick names that is culturally meaningful I guess, and for family traditions and all that.

#48 Edited by Gladiator_Games (446 posts) -

Fistbeard Beardfist.

#49 Posted by matti00 (674 posts) -

First off, I'm not having a kid or anything. I'm only 25 for christ sake.

WTF dude, I don't turn 25 until next week and I've got a one year old. We went with Ezra, but we might as well have pulled it out of thin air. There's no Jews in the UK, so very few people even know the name.

#50 Edited by XLR87T3 (29 posts) -

Lieutenant Gen. Fino Ignazio de' Inferno. The soon-to be Imperial Battlemage of Cyrodill.