Make fun of my names

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Make fun of my names

Please be mean. Please say things you would never say to me in person. I want to know all the bad things that my child might be called before I make the decision Smile
I'll start you off...

Olivia : I think of the pig in the cartoon. Olivia Newton John.

Emilie:

Zachary:

Nicolas: St Nick,...

I didnt do this with my daughter and she now has the nickname Smelly Melly :*( I probably would have chosen the name anyways but I like to be prepared!

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I think all three of those are pretty popular names so there will probably be other kids in the class or school with those names. Perhaps the slightly unique spelling of Emilie (Emily is how I think of it traditionally) will draw attention. But kids can pick on anything really but I don't think any of those names scream "pick on me" LOL

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They are pretty plain names, but there is nothing worng with plain. Unless Emilie is some sort of family name I would go with the regular Emily. Kids might say Emma-lie lies a lot, kwim? (just bc of the spelling not bc of the way it is said). Like my name has mad in it and kids used to always say "Maddy is mad all the time." Even though it wasn't said that way.

My worry with Nicholas is that it will be shortly before Christmas when he is born, so that first year/Christmas there might be a lot of comments, but after that I wouldn't think it was such a big deal.

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Olivia : I think of the pig in the cartoon. Olivia Newton John.
Mee too. And I can't stand that darn pig!!!!

Emilie:

I like it. It gives you an old fashioned feel. (like lo=ittle house on the prarie)

Zachary:
I like zach, but it always makes me think of Saved by the Bell!:rolleyes:

Nicolas: St Nick,...
Rhymes with anatomy.....

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This post is a great idea...when we pick a name I might do the same. I too was called smelly melly...in fun though it never made me feel bad. The bad thing for me was my maiden name and Mel together....it sounded alot like Molester.....yep I got call that alot in high school..again in fun but it was not to fun. I was very happy to change my maiden name when I got married. I too try to watch for that and I watch initials too. As for names I can't really think of anything that has not been mentioned. If I do I will let you know

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Thanks everyone but you arent mean enough LOL!

We live in French Canada, so Emilie (with an accent on the E) is actually the standard spelling here. My name growing up was so hard to spell (Carrianne), that I want a standard spelling for where we live. I never thought about Nicholas ryming with a female body part and thats why I havce you girls here to help me out!!! Its something to think about: Nicholas in French is actually pronounced Nicola (no S), so I have to think about whether I want him to have two completely different names or if I just call him Nicolas in French whether the English people will think its too feminine.. Whatre your opinions?

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I think she means that Nick rhymes with a male body part.

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"Freesia34" wrote:

Thanks everyone but you arent mean enough LOL!

We live in French Canada, so Emilie (with an accent on the E) is actually the standard spelling here. My name growing up was so hard to spell (Carrianne), that I want a standard spelling for where we live. I never thought about Nicholas ryming with a female body part and thats why I havce you girls here to help me out!!! Its something to think about: Nicholas in French is actually pronounced Nicola (no S), so I have to think about whether I want him to have two completely different names or if I just call him Nicolas in French whether the English people will think its too feminine.. Whatre your opinions?

I think you should go with what you are comfortable with. I have that problem that where I am is not my naitve language. I am not going to name my kid something to blend in with the kids here. I will name them what I want (it could be a name that is a regular name where I live, but not bc of where I live will I name them a local name, kwim? )

But local names are typical names for my husband, so we do a combo of names. I try to make it pronounceable in both languages also spellable. I will put an umlaut in a name because in English we don't have umlauts. Or certain sounds they can't say here or in English, I stay away from those. But my kids middle names are local and English names. For example, my daughter is Elizabeth Therese (both middle names). Locally her name is said Elizabet Teresa. In English her name is Elizabeth Therez. But her name is really a mix, Elizabeth Teresa. my son is the same way, one local middle name, one English middle name. Both have first names that are only said one way, no other possiilities. My husband and I each have names that are both English and local, but in English and locally they are said differently, we didn't want that for our kids. One continent one name, another continent another name, kwim? But no one ever says mn, so they don't mtter.

We didn't want to have 2 different names either, I personally think that is dumb. If your kids name is Robert, than call him Robert everywhere, not Robert sometimes and Roebare other times, that is confusing for a small kid. Just correct the people who say it wrong and go with Robert or Roebare (just saying Roebare I know it isn't spelled that way)

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lurker from Montreal...

"Freesia34" wrote:

Thanks everyone but you arent mean enough LOL!

We live in French Canada, so Emilie (with an accent on the E) is actually the standard spelling here. My name growing up was so hard to spell (Carrianne), that I want a standard spelling for where we live. I never thought about Nicholas ryming with a female body part and thats why I havce you girls here to help me out!!! Its something to think about: Nicholas in French is actually pronounced Nicola (no S), so I have to think about whether I want him to have two completely different names or if I just call him Nicolas in French whether the English people will think its too feminine.. Whatre your opinions?

DH and I settled on émilie for our next girl (if we have a girl again). Love that name its very sweet, but i dont think people would make fun of it. and Nicolas is a very popular boys name in Quebec. I dont think it sounds feminine at all!

My MIL is very french and we chose Kole for our boys name and she says you can't have your child called glue! Glue in french is colle.

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Nicholas could be rhymed with a female body part too Wink

Kids are nasty and will think up of anything to rhyme with your child's name!

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"Nikerz20" wrote:

Kids are nasty and will think up of anything to rhyme with your child's name!

I agree!

I LOVE Emilie, have you thought of Amelie? I super love that name.

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I think Olivia is beautiful. All of the others are too common for my taste... if you go with Emilie I would at least spell it Emily. I'm Krystal with a "K" and even though I like it better than a "C" it was and still is a pain in the you know what to explain it to EVERYONE!!!

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Kids will think of anything -- we had a "Hanna Hot Dog" at our school. So even if they can't think of a clever rhyme, if they want to bully, they will think of SOMETHING!

My advice is pick something you love and don't worry about the bullies.

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Hi have a name making fun of story to go with this topic... on my own name!

My old name (maiden) was Melody Lynn Krau... Growing up, on just one occasion, I heard, Smellly Lunch Sauerkraut from it. I wasn't amused. What would you know, I became a teenager and an exchange student. Guess what I heard in Europe as well?

Yeah Smelly Lunch Sauerkraut. Charming!

As an adult though, I get a lot of compliments on my name Smile And yeah to top it off, I married a music teacher! So even though the early years are hard, those things end, ya know? Although i do think it's a good idea to really examine a name! Good post!

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There's a website of baby names which has one component where pple with that particular name comments on how they were teased with their name during school. I have to ask my DH since he was the one who found the site and looked up all our name choices. Our DD's name was influenced by this site.

In the meantime, maybe you can google it and find it. Good luck! I think your name choices are all great! Smile