Random Notions and Stories of Teaching

June 28, 2005

Hoity toity names

It just goes to prove that even wealthy people give their children silly names. Names hubby has had at The Club include:

Theron -- nickname "Teo" (Tay-o)
and my personal fav: Trout


Hey, Queen of Rambles, I have some name suggestions for your mother!


  • At 8:45 PM, June 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I better not let my mother hear about Trout. I think she would also go for Zita. She seems to like the Zs. Sounds like Rand's parents have been reading too much Wheel of Time. Poor kids!


  • At 1:05 AM, June 29, 2005, Blogger leesepea said…

    I'm on the flipside of this; instead of encountering students with "hoity toity" names, I usually run into kids whose parents have decided on some unusual ways of spelling pretty average names. Usually, girls' names suffer the most.

    Case in point:

    Dessarae (Desiree)
    Myshelle (Michelle)
    Jazzmin (Jasmine)
    Krystyne (Christine)
    Xoila (Shayla)
    Kaleigh (Kaylie)
    Denyse (Denise)
    Tyresa (Theresa)

    Here's the kicker. I once taught a child whose names was Omunique, pronounced "I'm unique." Her momma got the point across, I'll tell you that.

    Sometimes you gotta wonder what these parents were thinking. It's almost as if they want their child to get teased. Maybe it's some form of "tough love." Who knows. It does give me pause, though, when considering what I might decide to name a child, should I decide to have a child.

  • At 10:18 PM, June 29, 2005, Blogger Cylithriaâ„¢ said…

    I had a fish named Norbert once. He wasn't a fancy fish either. Norbert got robbed LOL. I'm not sure what to say about weirdo fancy names. My daddy stuck me with Cylithria, can't get much weirder then that. At the same time, having grown up and into it, it isn't bad now.

    I still wouldn't torture a child by naming them something chi chi poo poo like Blaine or Norish

    Heck Ann and Don sound pretty darn good after some of the names I've tried to pronounce lately. (My own included)

  • At 10:37 AM, July 04, 2005, Blogger karla said…

    Sister, that's nothing. The celebrities are the real wackos. Actor Jason Lee has a kid named Pilot Inspektor. Actor Forest Whittaker's kids are Ocean, True and Sonnet. David Bowie's kid is Zowie. Thank God I'm not an actress, so I was allowed to name my kid Jake instead of something like Moon Unit.

  • At 10:31 PM, July 05, 2005, Anonymous Janet said…

    How about Apple for a girl?

    I teach a girl named "Princess Yvonne." That's how it is on the roll.

    Also, Dyamundz (as in diamonds).


  • At 10:18 PM, July 06, 2005, Blogger leesepea said…

    New inventive spelling name of the day:


    She goes by Roxzy.

    No wonder kids can't spell!


  • At 3:22 PM, July 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A cutie named JoeVante was in my class, and I guess I shortened it to Joe now and again. His social worker was observing him in my class one day, and that evening I got an angry message from the boy's mom:

    "I hear you been calling my son Joe. His name is JoeVante! If you want to shorten it, please call him Te (TAY). I expect you won't need to be reminded."

    Ummm, no.


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