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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Well only in America! It's the latest trend to name your child after some brand name.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3268161.stm

What next?

Baby Taco Bel
Baby Dunkin
Baby 7-up.........

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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

I wonder if any of these kids will be sued for trademark violation!  Laugh out loud


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Unreal.

I used to know someone named Loreal. Stupid.

When we start going to the Moon and Mars...I can see it now...the "Sea of Tranquility/Verizon Wireless Crater"...



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Once again BBC sets out to bash us quaint colonials! Darn I hate that propaganda. Did it not occur to them to check Britain's population data? There are more than likely a few children in Britain named after brand names, as insanity, contrary to the popular belief among some international news networks, is not confined to the United States. Perhaps more children in the UK are named Royce because of Rolls Royce?

While I admit what these parents are doing is utterly moronic and contemptible, the numbers mentioned in the article are a microscopic fraction of the United States. A grand total of 451 persons are mentioned in the article. So what? There are more legally insane people in the USA than that. How is this specific to the USA? Surely, if there are 451 such instances in the USA, there will also some instances in Canada, Australia, the UK, basically, any country where these brandings are visible.

BBC really is increasingly risking loosing their reputation for credible journalism. Too bad, as just a few years ago I thought somewhat highly of them. This news story is on the whole the biggest load of nonsense I have seen, and I have seen quite a bit...

-WGW2707


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Don't be ridiculous. They're reporting an American study, or did you not notice that in the story? It is quite possible that the same thing happens elsewhere in the world, but since no-one has published a report on it, it won't be covered.

Talk about paranoia.  Insane



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
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Common sense does not prevail in these forums.



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User currently offlineUssherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Some of the kids I grew up with in Venezuela have names that are the result of various combinations or rearrangements of their parents names. A few examples:

Edmir (Dad Edgar, mum Miriam)
Marlisa (Dad Marcos, mum Lisa)
Ediris (Dad Edward, mum Iris)
Leunam (Dad's name Manuel, spelt backwards)
Antali (Name made up of dad's initials + mum's initials)

I also know a Tiffany and a Heinz (I jest not!) here in Ireland, so brand-naming kids isn't entirely a N American phenomenon.



Cada loco con su tema...
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

I knew a girl named "Terica" which was short for "Esoterica". Yep...mom named her after the hand lotion in the hospital.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Question.

How many of these kids are in California?

I know they tried to use kids in the story that wheren't from there.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
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I always liked the old Soviet names from the 1930s such as "Revolucja," "Traktor," and "Ninel," with is "Lenin" spelled backward.

User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

It is no different from the 19th century when parents named their children Ruby or Opal... it reflects their aspirations

That reminds me of a joke:

Three couples die and go up to Heaven, where they are met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter.

He calls the first couple forward and begins to berate the husband, "All your life you've wanted nothing but money, it's been your obsession. So much in fact, you married a woman named Penny!". And with that, St. Peter sent them both to Hell.

He called forward the second couple and again berates the husband, "All your life you've wanted nothing but alcohol, it's been your obsession. So much in fact, you married a woman named Sherry". And with that , St. Peter sent them both to Hell.

At this point the final couple look at each other and the husband say "Oh Shit!....Fanny, we don't stand a chance!"


User currently offlineProudtoflyaa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

I'm going to name my child Summer's Eve.

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

How about Preparation (with a middle initial "H") for a boy? Big grin


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7810 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

I've said it before, and I will say it again.

People are dumb, best bet is to just ignore them in hopes they will go away.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

I'm going to name my kids KFC and Whataburger or even Big Boy


Go big or go home
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Well only in America!

Nonsense. Those reports pop up every once in a while. There are plenty of European weirdos who want to turn their kids into walking advertising pillars, too.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Big Boy would be gnarly.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

In the UK it is not unknown for boys to be named after favourite football players, usually christian names presumably, but I bet there are some poor kids named Beckham about!

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 992 times:

I used to believe stuff I read in the BBC, but over the last ten years, they have been going down hill rapidly.....

cheers...
Bud W. Eiser  Smile



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Well it must be a shock to see a news organization that is impartial, for US citizens anyway.
What's so shocking about it anyway? Some people are stupid when it comes to naming their kids.


User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 982 times:

My grandmother's name is Mercedes. However she was born poor in New England in 1918 and didn't know about the car until she was 16!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 978 times:

This is ridiculous, Naming your kid Cannon? Why...I ask you why?

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Naming your kid Cannon? Why...I ask you why?

Would be a bit less anal if they at least spelt it right.


User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 957 times:



So should have we named our daughter 3.2 megapixel? or if we have a son should we try Burrito Supreme?,why not go for it all and try .....
Mr. BMW (With interior by KIA!) Jr.

Yours,
IHadAPheo



Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Just to keep things straight, the Mercedes car company was named after a girl, not the other way around. Mercedes was the daughter of either Mr. Daimler or Mr. Benz, I can`t remember which.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 25, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 946 times:

GDB said: "Some people are stupid when it comes to naming their kids."

Makes me laugh.... his name is "Withheld Withheld".
Talk about the Pot calling the Kettle "Black"!!!!

BwaaaaaaaHaaaaaaa



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