saintsman
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American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:53 pm

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.........
 
jhooper
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:38 pm

I wonder if any of these kids will be sued for trademark violation!  Laugh out loud
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JBirdAV8r
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:54 pm

Unreal.

I used to know someone named Loreal. Stupid.

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wgw2707
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:58 pm

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...

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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:05 pm

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
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 8:02 pm

Common sense does not prevail in these forums.
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:27 pm

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.
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:36 pm

I knew a girl named "Terica" which was short for "Esoterica". Yep...mom named her after the hand lotion in the hospital.
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:25 am

Question.

How many of these kids are in California?

I know they tried to use kids in the story that wheren't from there.
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:29 am

I always liked the old Soviet names from the 1930s such as "Revolucja," "Traktor," and "Ninel," with is "Lenin" spelled backward.
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:07 am

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!"
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:46 am

I'm going to name my child Summer's Eve.
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:50 am

How about Preparation (with a middle initial "H") for a boy? Big grin
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:59 am

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.
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:02 am

I'm going to name my kids KFC and Whataburger or even Big Boy
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:07 am

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.
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:08 am

Big Boy would be gnarly.
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:51 am

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!
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:57 am

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

cheers...
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:39 am

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.
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:52 am

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
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:55 am

This is ridiculous, Naming your kid Cannon? Why...I ask you why?
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:57 am

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

Would be a bit less anal if they at least spelt it right.
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:09 am



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 .....
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:24 am

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.
 
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RE: American Kids Named After Consumer Brands

Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:06 am

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"!!!!

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