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Should there be laws against giving a child a truly stupid or offensive name?


If you are about to name a child something that could damage them for life or create real problems for them - should that be outlawed? or should parents be able to get away with anything they want? Where do we draw the line? or should we? and when do truly stupid names become a form of abuse? Do some people not realize that babies aren't pets or objects, but human beings who have to grow up with these "clever" monikers? Unusual fine - stupid and asinine guaranteed to get you teased - not so much. what do you think?

 

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I agree with you - it's such a hard call, because some parents have no sense. Limberger Cheese Jones LOL - someone would actually do it. I have a family member who has come up with some whoppers.

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    Paula (fpherj48) 2 years ago

    Faith.....Ya think he called his wife, "Sweety" and their child, "Bread & Butter?" OK....that was lame. I'm sour....I mean, SORRY!


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    Paula (fpherj48) 2 years ago

    Jaye..U reminded me of a name I heard once (when you mentioned, Hippies.) A younger friend of mine spoke of her boyfriend, "Carm." Soon found out his birth name was "Karma Genesis." born of bona-fide hippies living in a commune in the '60's.


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    Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) 2 years ago

    I followed the link and read the article, which really surprised me. However, I can see the reasoning behind those countries' decisions. I agree with you that any name that makes a child a target for hate or persecution should not be allowed.


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    MizBejabbers 2 years ago

    I don't care for Talula either, but Tallulah Bankhead was a famous American actress of the 1920-1940s in films, Broadway and on the London stage. Maybe that's where they got the name.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I tend to agree, and unusual names can be amazing. But what about people that want to name offensive names or names that can get the kids targeted? It's such a tough thing, Initials too! I know a PMS for example lol.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I agree, or at least make it to where minors can petition the court for a free name change or something if they truly can prove their name is creating a hardship.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Totally, unfortunately some names are so bad I think minors should be able to petition the courts for name changes. Of course by then the damage is done. Kind of sad really that some parents don't think of the child.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I hear what you're saying about laws, makes me cringe too, but innocents without choices suffering makes me cringe equally. It is truly a perplexing situation.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    In a way, that's kind of cute :) They were adults and those names are fun, not something that would be demeaning. Hazel and Peter are both fine names :) fun story :)

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Absolutely agree on the free name changes if you petition the court because you're name is so stupid you can't live with it. Or fine the parents and make them pay ha! lol.