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Stop first-naming girls bog Celtic last names and boys and girls made-up unisex names

08 Aug
Ugh, two awful names, one of each kind…
 

29 responses to “Stop first-naming girls bog Celtic last names and boys and girls made-up unisex names

  1. Will S.

    August 8, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Your daughters will all be OnlyFans thots, and your sons Alphabetis, esp. Ts / gehz…

     
    • feeriker

      August 9, 2022 at 1:29 am

      That’s probably the objective in pushing this shit.

       
      • Will S.

        August 9, 2022 at 1:40 am

        Yeah.

         
    • elspeth

      August 10, 2022 at 12:05 pm

      Or, you can take your daughter to Boston Children’s Hospital for a “gender affirming” hysterectomy:

       
      • Will S.

        August 10, 2022 at 12:19 pm

        !

         
  2. feeriker

    August 9, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Man, don’t even get me started on this. I’ve probably said it before, but if I had dictatorial powers I would outlaw unisex/”transexual” names and would fine into oblivion (and maybe even jail) any parents who assigned one to their newborn offspring. No more girls named “Madison,” “Ryan,” “Bryce,” “Winslow” (yes, seriously!), “Cameron,” or “Ashton.” No more boys named “Erin” spelled in the feminine form (except for the former Canadian Tory leader, on whom it’s fully appropriate). No more boys named “Shirley” (although it apparently was originally a masculine name, it’s been co-opted for too long, a lesson in what happens when you allow this shit to go unchecked). It usually is most egregious in girls’ names, the evident objective being to blur the distinction between “social constructs” called sexes. Sickeningly, it’s succeeding.

     
    • Will S.

      August 9, 2022 at 1:40 am

      Agree completely!

       
    • electricangel

      August 9, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      Germany used to have such a law, and maybe still does: the name you choose for your child must be unambiguous as to sex. I wonder if that’s been changed.

       
      • Will S.

        August 9, 2022 at 5:26 pm

        Ah.

         
      • feeriker

        August 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

        I remember that law. AFAIK it’s still in effect.

         
  3. awildgoose

    August 9, 2022 at 7:01 am

    This, a million times.

     
    • Will S.

      August 9, 2022 at 8:07 am

      😀

       
  4. Joel

    August 9, 2022 at 10:16 am

    I gave my son a name that he shares with a certain infamous Kaiser. Of course, my thinking was that 80% of people would have no connection at all. If they do know of that name, then they might know there’s tons of others that share the name. Was I expecting too much or too little?

     
    • feeriker

      August 9, 2022 at 10:18 am

      You’re probably safe in assuming that most people are too ignorant to draw a connection.

       
    • electricangel

      August 9, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Also the first name of Richard Wagner.

       
      • Joel

        August 9, 2022 at 4:39 pm

        The Europeans we meet have positive associations with other people that I wouldn’t have thought of. I didn’t expect that.

         
  5. Jack Russell

    August 9, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Don’t forget last names like: Taylor, Emmerson, Harper, Riley.

     
    • Will S.

      August 9, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Exactly.

       
    • awildgoose

      August 9, 2022 at 11:46 am

      Never trust anyone with two first names or two last names.

       
      • Leon

        August 9, 2022 at 12:31 pm

        Bea Arthur comes to mind.

         
  6. electricangel

    August 9, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Face it, Will: you Prots envy the Catholics’ use of the nearest Saint’s day name for the child. You want to name your kid Aloysius? He’d better be born on June 21st.

     
    • Will S.

      August 9, 2022 at 5:28 pm

      In the Reformed tradition, there are a lot of ‘Calvins’, so some of us are guilty of using last-as-first names / saints’ names (presumably, heh), too! 😉

       
      • feeriker

        August 9, 2022 at 9:19 pm

        Now, given my sense of humor, I would LOVE to see people given names that don’t match their race/ethnicity. For example, a black guy named Ragnar or Sven, or a Korean named Alaric or Giovanni.

         
      • Will S.

        August 9, 2022 at 9:22 pm

        😀

         
  7. fuzziewuzziebear

    August 10, 2022 at 8:55 am

    There is a relief for women, they are at liberty to change their name when they marry.

     
    • Will S.

      August 10, 2022 at 8:59 am

      Their last names, sure.

      But not usually their first names…

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        August 10, 2022 at 9:04 am

        They are at liberty to do that too. Both my grandmother and my sister did.

         
      • Will S.

        August 10, 2022 at 9:12 am

        Wow!

         
  8. freemattpodcast

    August 10, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Bring Back Alexis!

    (Just kidding, name your kids decent names and nothing trendy)

     

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