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Did you take into consideration what occupation your kids might have when you named them?

I guess mostly for you that named your kids something "unique"

My son has a unique name,but it is pronounceable

 
butterflyblue19

Asked by butterflyblue19 at 3:23 PM on Jan. 11, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • Yes because I know many business owners who do discriminate even though they aren't technically " allowed" to. They won't hire people with screwed up hard to pronounce names, tons of facial piercings, crazy hair styles & colors, tons of visible tats etc... At the end of the day people represent that businesses standards.
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 3:31 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • My children have unique names but, they are simply unique in the sense that they are older names & are not overly common in the US (they are British). However, most have no problem pronouncing them & I spelled them the way they have been spelled for centuries. I think they pass the "Professor/Dr." test
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:32 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • I wouldn't want to take my kid to a Doctor named Corvette, or have a Vice President Joe-Bob.
    I also put a lot of thought into what kind of dirty nicknames could be rhymed with my son's name. (I watched a lot of Seinfeld while pregnant!) LOL
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:41 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • Like 3libras I went for older names which makes them unique- except for the damn twilight movie
    Dominic, Shoshanna (Ok- I got weird with this one) , Laurence, Cordelia, Beauregard, Isabelle
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 3:42 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • I love Dominic & Cordelia! ^^^

    My DDs are Eliza & Gemma.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • No, our preoccupations were primarily with the family. He's French, I'm Scottish - we wanted names that could be pronounced by both families.

    Future occuptions did not enter into it.

    If you're thinking abouit future jobs for your kids before theyre even born then you have a REAL problem IMO!
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 3:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • you're thinking abouit future jobs for your kids before theyre even born then you have a REAL problem IMO!

    Sorry but i think if parents don't think about their child's future they have issues. There is nothing wrong with taking your knowledge f how the world works and applying it to your kids.
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 3:58 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • Yes. I pictured their name tag and how they would introduce themselves as adults. I googled their first and middle names to see what kind of girls I saw.

    I have Abbey and Alyssa.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:02 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • Will say this- future occupation is why I refuse to allow the kids to do any thing more to alter their appearance than messing with their hair.


    I just don't think I can take a lawyer/ doctor seriously who looks like this


    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 4:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • My son has a "normal" uncommon name. He'll never have a problem with it, whatever his profession. My daughter has a unique name for the area we live in. People that don't know us always mispronounce her name. Again, though, whatever her profession, it won't be a problem.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2013

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