I recently submitted that my husband and I had a beautiful baby daughter late last year to our college alumni newsletter. My husband's job took us to the East Coast and I am desperately missing Minnesota, where I am originally from. My husband and I named our daughter Anoka Noiree after my hometown and my husband's favorite aunt.
Then I received horrible news from an old friend back in Minnesota. One of my college classmates apparently thought it ok to make fun of the new addition to the family in an essay that was published in an alternative newspaper in Minneapolis. This is what he wrote:
"I often thought that my college classmates were not the brightest people. My suspicions seem to be confirmed every time I read the names in the birth section of the _______ College alumni newsletter. It seems that there may be an unannounced competition among the alumni corps to come up with the most ridiculous names for children. Here are some recent examples:
Anniston (And her siblings will be Kudrow and LeBlanc)
Expression (That's a name?)
Kaiyllee (Don't the people realize the vowels cost money on Wheel of Fortune?)
Myldred (She may sound like an old lady, but she has got a hip, new, stupid spelling)
But this takes the cake . . .
Seriously, what idiot names there kid after a random Minneapolis suburb? What will her (his? - who even knows) siblings be named. Chaska? Chanhassen? Inver Grove Heights? The Rand McNally road atlas in NOT a baby name.
Do you think I can go after the newspaper for violating my privacy? How about my classmates?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 AM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Baby Names
Answer by stitchintime at 3:40 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by truthteller0722 at 3:48 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by AnuMeha at 4:30 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
He did not mention you specifically. Just the childs name.
Answer by louise2 at 5:55 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 6:10 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by vicesix at 8:09 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by poptart0325 at 8:27 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by CometGirl at 9:53 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by Mme.Langley at 1:49 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by MaryMW at 4:23 PM on Mar. 24, 2011