We’re gonna talk about crazy baby names.
But first, let’s have a quick discussion about plagiarism.
Here’s what happened:
I started this post on Crazy Baby Names back on December 13, 2011.
A few months later, my blogging friend, Jim, at The Wordslinger, wrote his great post on Terrible Baby Names - March 27, 2012. He hits the lottery – well, Freshly Pressed status – with this most-excellent piece.
You see my dilemma? Jim removed some of my brain waves from a post I wrote back in December!
Yeah, you’re probably right, my friends – this would be impossible to prove in court! hehehe
But do be sure to stop by his post and leave a comment. He loves hearing from his audience, and in spite of 900+ comments, he’s replying to each and everyone! Right, Jim??
Back to CRAZY BABY NAMES
You’ve either had a child, will be having a child, or know someone who had a child. Inevitably, there are two questions: 1) What is the sex of the baby?, and 2) What are you naming him or her?
So much time and effort is spent on picking that perfect baby name. And yet, sometimes when you hear what the final name is, you wonder what the parents were thinking. Better yet, were they thinking at all??
It’s even come down to this: At www.babynameguide.com, one can do a “morph search” where you can plug in your name and your significant other’s name and it will give you different baby names to choose from.
You do know that for boys, Wyllyum is the new William, and for girls, Ghennifyr is the new Jennifer, right?? Don’t even get me started on the “new” spelling of baby names!
Here are some of my favorite crazy baby names:
Cinsere – Yep, having trouble spelling – just throw in whatever letter you want! The word is “sincere” people!
Kryslyn – Krys for short. Why not have as many y’s as possible?
Tykley – Hmm … you want junior to be nicknamed Tike? Nice, if you want to rhyme with Spike Lee, also.
Irelynd – I’m Irish. Stop killing the language. It’s Ireland. Forever!
Quinlyn – I actually kind of like this. Change a boy’s name to a girl’s, by adding the ‘y’. Cutesy.
McKaty – Usually a girl’s name, but Mc means “son of.” Well played parents. Well played!
Dickson – seriously?? Just put a “kick me” sign on your kid before sending them to school.
Mesheghan – wow! You couldn’t just spell ‘Michigan’, correctly?
Nasaya – sounds way too much like “naysayer” – one who denies or opposes. Great way to start off your childhood.
Sayler – WTH! You couldn’t get more creative than taking Sailor and changing a letter?
Vagenna – Doesn’t sound at all like … well, you know. Wish I was kidding on this one. Poster-name for bullying, unfortunately.
Whizdom – Oh my goodness. This one is probably the worst. Will the kid be nicknamed Whiz? Will Whiz have to take a wiz??
Mercaydez – This screams, “My parents flunked spelling in school, so I got this crazy-stupid name.”
Apostrophe-Killers – throw in an apostrophe to make it even more complicated. I could go on with a whole post about ridiculous names with apostrophes. Example, “Say’Yonce” – you wanted Beyonce but had too much epidural anesthesia during the delivery that you couldn’t focus.
Ethereal names – Love me some of these: Delicious, Beautiful, Heaven, Precious, Angel, Dream, Cloud, Dynasy, Puff, Frost. You get the idea.
Totally Made Up Names – you couldn’t just go with a real name like Bill or Susan, you didn’t want to change a name by throwing in a ‘y’ or twisting a geographical name (Dacoda), and you couldn’t go with the whole crazy-apostrophe thing, so you made something up. Examples - Quawntavious, Kaeleahann, or Valeska.
The sky’s the limit with naming that little bundle of joy. You’ve got some great choices there. I just can’t wait to see your little “Precious” in his, or her, twenties when they give you some, um, “feedback” on how you did in coming up with that crazy baby name!
Okay, let’s hear some of your great “crazy baby names” – real or made up!