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Shield
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Message 1 of 47 (670424)
08-14-2012 1:01 PM


In 2006, Denmark liberalized naming laws, meaning you can change your name with more ease, and name your kids weird stuff.

A danish news site put up a list of the weirdest names given to newborns in 2012. Heres a few of them

Girls names (English in parenthesis):
Aloha
Altan (Terrace)
Badr (Dosent mean anything)
Befri (To free someone)
Charme (Charm)
Cirkel (Circle)
Dyne (Duvet)
Engel (Angel)
Europa
Fan
Fe (Fairy)
Fri (Free)
Fryd (Joy)
Gin
Gul (Yellow)
Glød (Ember)
Håb (Hope)
Kismet
Musling (Clam)
Ninja
Ny (New)
O.K
Panda
Pop
Sommer (Summer)
Gift (Can either mean Married or Poison)

Boys names:
Barca (Dosent mean anything, im guessing it's refering to the soccer team)
Blær (To boast)
Cello
Cobra
Dreng (Boy)
Faktor (Factor)
Haj (Shark)
Fru (Mrs.)
Jazz
Kamel (Camel)
Kritte (Dosent mean anything)
Laban (It's biblical, but it usually means someone who dosent behave right in danish)
Ludo (The boardgame..)
Lurifax
Nam (Something you'd say about delicious food)
Memo
Niks (Slang for No)
Offer (Victim or Sacrifice)
Og (And)
Skak (Chess)
Skat (Treasure)
Sok (Sock)
Tavs (Silent)
Tung (Heavy)
Jesus
Judas
Kermit
Lancelot

I dont think the goverment has a right to forbid any name, but those names are just too silly.

Whats going on in the rest of world? Are silly names trending too?

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.


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Message 2 of 47 (670426)
08-14-2012 1:58 PM
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08-14-2012 1:01 PM


Whats going on in the rest of world? Are silly names trending too?

Have you not met black people in America?

Hollatmeniqua
Shanaynay
Delanquisha
Shakeyla
Wenlanda
BoBonda
Jaqenda
Chantelle
K'Shambia
Finfanda
Gurlonda
Lafonda (my second Napoleon Dynamite reference today)
Wambia
Quafonda
Malonda

And of course, Ludacris!

- Oni


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Message 3 of 47 (670427)
08-14-2012 2:12 PM
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08-14-2012 1:01 PM


Glad you ...
Hi rpb

Glad you finally got around to using names. I'll bet you find them useful.

Enjoy


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Message 4 of 47 (670428)
08-14-2012 2:15 PM
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08-14-2012 1:01 PM


For a while there, it seemed like every baby in Canada was named either Tyler or Tanner. I never liked the other occupational names either, like Carter or Taylor. I'm just waiting for somebody to name their kid Busdriver.

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Message 5 of 47 (670430)
08-14-2012 6:24 PM
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08-14-2012 2:15 PM


There was a long run here in Texas of poor little infant boys being named Dallas, Houston, Austin,........but no Waxahachies or Palestines that I ever heard of. Odd.

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Message 6 of 47 (670431)
08-14-2012 6:33 PM
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08-14-2012 2:15 PM


I'm just waiting for somebody to name their kid Busdriver.

Regan Farquhar is as close as I can find. I suppose someone might name their child after him.


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Message 7 of 47 (670433)
08-14-2012 9:59 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Shield
08-14-2012 1:01 PM


Several of the female names are already common in America - Angel, Joy, Hope, Summer. Similar to Dreng, we have the name Guy for men.

We also have people named after every single capitalized word in the English Bible.

And then, as oni pointed out, there's apparently no limit to what black people will name their children.

Jon


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Message 8 of 47 (670434)
08-14-2012 10:46 PM


There was a contractor that worked at the company I used to be at from Vietnam. His first/last name combo was most unfortunate. Fuk Yao.

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Shield
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Message 9 of 47 (670435)
08-14-2012 11:06 PM
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08-14-2012 9:59 PM


I know about the corresponding US names, and i actually think that Hope is a beatiful sounding name. However, 'Håb' is not..

The english Joy, is a name in Denmark too, though it is just as stupid as the danish Fryd.

Similar to Dreng, we have the name Guy for men.

Dreng refers to a young male child. Guy would be 'Fyr' in danish.

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.


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Shield
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Message 10 of 47 (670436)
08-14-2012 11:10 PM
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08-14-2012 10:46 PM


Ramoss writes:

There was a contractor that worked at the company I used to be at from Vietnam. His first/last name combo was most unfortunate. Fuk Yao.

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.


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Message 11 of 47 (670439)
08-15-2012 3:29 AM
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08-14-2012 10:46 PM


Chinese people having names that sound funny in English is perfectly understandable - it's a country where the majority speak little to no English, and you can't be expected to avoid names that sound silly in every one of the thousands of extant languages around the world.

However, I was a bit more surprised to see the unfortunate lady voted as having the worst name in the Netherlands a few years ago - in a country where most people speak English very well and where American TV is shown in original English all the time. She's called Fokje Modder - bearing in mind that 'Fokje' is pronounced 'Fok-ye'.


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Message 12 of 47 (670440)
08-15-2012 4:15 AM


Wish I'd Screen Printed
When I worked at a large multi-national firm, we had 3 daily e-mails from around the world, listing new clients, and the people involved in the work, to make sure that we weren't already working with anyone involved.

The e-mail from Asia once anounced that we had been engaged to work with someone named Wan King Man.


    
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Message 13 of 47 (670441)
08-15-2012 5:43 AM


I once worked with a chap from Hong Kong called "Hoi yu", we joked (WITH him I should stress) that his wife would be called "Hu Mee"

  
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Message 14 of 47 (670442)
08-15-2012 6:54 AM
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08-14-2012 9:59 PM


we have the name Guy for men.

Though 'guy' meaning 'man' comes from the name I think, not the other way around (a bit like the way Joe is sometimes used especially in the US). Guy, the name, comes from Guido - meaning 'guide'.

We also have people named after every single capitalized word in the English Bible.

There's a lot of place names in there. And depending on your translation some other random words get capitalised too. Desert, in Genesis 21 along with Beersheba - neither of which I've seen being used. Nor have I seen Kibroth Hattaavah (Numbers 11). So I imagine this was hyperbole?


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Message 15 of 47 (670443)
08-15-2012 7:42 AM
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08-14-2012 1:01 PM


My favorite in the list is Ninja!

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