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Question: Do you agree with the name bans?

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Yes. A child shouldn't have to live with a name because their parents are idiots.

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Mexican State Bans 61 Baby Names Including Scrotum, Hitler, Facebook, Burger King

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(Reuters) - What's in a name? In northwestern Mexico, officials say potentially a lifetime of bullying, so parents in the state of Sonora can no longer opt to name their children Scrotum, Terminator, USNAVY or Facebook.

The 61 banned names include technology-inspired monikers like Twitter and Yahoo, fictional characters Harry Potter, James Bond and Rambo and surgical terms like Circumcision.

Children will also be spared being dubbed Virgin, Hitler, Email, Burger King, Christmas Day, Robocop and Rolling Stone.

"It's about protecting children," said Cristina Ramirez, the director of Sonora's Civil Registry. "We want to make sure children's names don't get them bullied in school."

Ramirez anticipates the list will expand in future as officials discover more objectionable names.

(Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Simon Gardner and Cynthia Osterman)

by on Feb. 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:17 PM

There you go. My ds's middle name is Kristofer. He says when he's a grown up he wants to go by that. He really hates his given name :-(

Quoting Jilectan:

Totally agree. I actually chose my first two kids names with that in mind. My son has a slightly less common first name and a common middle name (James) and my daughter is the same (middle name Linda). I figured if they didn't want to use their less common first name, they could use their middle name.

Quoting paganbaby:

In that case, I say the child can always go by another name. My son chose to change his name when he was 2. His grandma still calls him by his given name but everyone else knows him as Bubba.

Quoting mrs.hartman12:

I am on the fence. Some of those names could seriously cause a child mental distress as they get older and are aware of their name.






I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:17 PM
1 mom liked this

*Giggles*

Quoting Jenn8604: When I introduce it and say meet Hakuna Matata and I am asked why did you name it that I will sing my answer." It means no worries for the rest of your days. It's our problem free philosophy."

Quoting paganbaby:

laughing

Quoting Jenn8604: I'm naming my next in Hakuna Matata.





I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














Jilectan
by Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 9:21 PM

How old is he? When I was a kid I wanted to change my name when I grew up, because I have a less common name and it was constantly being mispronounced. After I grew up I decided I liked my name, after all. My name is Tara, btw.

Quoting paganbaby:

There you go. My ds's middle name is Kristofer. He says when he's a grown up he wants to go by that. He really hates his given name :-(

Quoting Jilectan:

Totally agree. I actually chose my first two kids names with that in mind. My son has a slightly less common first name and a common middle name (James) and my daughter is the same (middle name Linda). I figured if they didn't want to use their less common first name, they could use their middle name.

Quoting paganbaby:

In that case, I say the child can always go by another name. My son chose to change his name when he was 2. His grandma still calls him by his given name but everyone else knows him as Bubba.

Quoting mrs.hartman12:

I am on the fence. Some of those names could seriously cause a child mental distress as they get older and are aware of their name.





TidewaterClan
by on Feb. 23, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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Good times!

My grandma gave me a perm when I was 11. I had red hair & it proofed out just like Little Orphan Annie. I've almost collected all the pictures that were taken before that grew out. :)


Quoting paganbaby:

I know right? lol

My mom has a super embarassing one of me and my sister naked in the closet yelling Boo! We're like 2 and 4,lol.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That's right up there with showing people goofy baby/childhood pics!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Yeah, my parents were horrified at the time, but now it's hilarious and they love to tell people all about it!

Quoting paganbaby:

That's hilarious!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Do you remember on the Cosby Show, Theo's best friend was "cockroach".  We were watching the news when a woman was interviewed and her last name was roach.  I told my parents that if I married a man with the last name roach, I would totally name my child c*#k so that he could be cockroach.  Then my parents told me what c0ck meant.  Yikes!

Okay anyway, I DID end up naming my children after  fictional characters, I see nothing wrong with THAT, but naming them something that is going to cause so much mental anguish?  Crappy parents!  Also I agree that you can't really outlaw stupidity.





paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM
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Ha! Little Orphan Annie was the bane of my childhood. My name is Annie so you can guess what I was called,lol.

Quoting TidewaterClan: Good times!

My grandma gave me a perm when I was 11. I had red hair & it proofed out just like Little Orphan Annie. I've almost collected all the pictures that were taken before that grew out. :)


Quoting paganbaby:

I know right? lol

My mom has a super embarassing one of me and my sister naked in the closet yelling Boo! We're like 2 and 4,lol.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That's right up there with showing people goofy baby/childhood pics!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Yeah, my parents were horrified at the time, but now it's hilarious and they love to tell people all about it!

Quoting paganbaby:

That's hilarious!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Do you remember on the Cosby Show, Theo's best friend was "cockroach".  We were watching the news when a woman was interviewed and her last name was roach.  I told my parents that if I married a man with the last name roach, I would totally name my child c*#k so that he could be cockroach.  Then my parents told me what c0ck meant.  Yikes!

Okay anyway, I DID end up naming my children after  fictional characters, I see nothing wrong with THAT, but naming them something that is going to cause so much mental anguish?  Crappy parents!  Also I agree that you can't really outlaw stupidity.








I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 11:09 PM

He's nine. He's been Bubba for the last 7 years and it wouldn't surprise me if he kept his name through adulthood too,lol.

I was the same way. My sister gave me my nickname 'Annie' when I was 2. I've been Annie ever since.

I like Tara! How do you pronounce it?

Quoting Jilectan:

How old is he? When I was a kid I wanted to change my name when I grew up, because I have a less common name and it was constantly being mispronounced. After I grew up I decided I liked my name, after all. My name is Tara, btw.

Quoting paganbaby:

There you go. My ds's middle name is Kristofer. He says when he's a grown up he wants to go by that. He really hates his given name :-(

Quoting Jilectan:

Totally agree. I actually chose my first two kids names with that in mind. My son has a slightly less common first name and a common middle name (James) and my daughter is the same (middle name Linda). I figured if they didn't want to use their less common first name, they could use their middle name.

Quoting paganbaby:

In that case, I say the child can always go by another name. My son chose to change his name when he was 2. His grandma still calls him by his given name but everyone else knows him as Bubba.

Quoting mrs.hartman12:

I am on the fence. Some of those names could seriously cause a child mental distress as they get older and are aware of their name.








I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














mom2theA-team
by New Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I am a Voluntarist. 

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

What's that?

Quoting mom2theA-team:

I am a Voluntarist. 




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














Jilectan
by Member on Feb. 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Like the first one on this site: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=Tara

I'm always having to correct people who try to pronounce it like tar-uh. I even had a teacher in 7th grade who told me I was pronouncing it wrong and wouldn't say it right, ever.

My sisters have unusual names, too, Vanya and Janine, and they've always had problems with people mispronouncing their names, too. Janine had a teacher who kept calling her Janey.

Quoting paganbaby:

He's nine. He's been Bubba for the last 7 years and it wouldn't surprise me if he kept his name through adulthood too,lol.

I was the same way. My sister gave me my nickname 'Annie' when I was 2. I've been Annie ever since.

I like Tara! How do you pronounce it?

Quoting Jilectan:

How old is he? When I was a kid I wanted to change my name when I grew up, because I have a less common name and it was constantly being mispronounced. After I grew up I decided I liked my name, after all. My name is Tara, btw.

Quoting paganbaby:

There you go. My ds's middle name is Kristofer. He says when he's a grown up he wants to go by that. He really hates his given name :-(

Quoting Jilectan:

Totally agree. I actually chose my first two kids names with that in mind. My son has a slightly less common first name and a common middle name (James) and my daughter is the same (middle name Linda). I figured if they didn't want to use their less common first name, they could use their middle name.

Quoting paganbaby:

In that case, I say the child can always go by another name. My son chose to change his name when he was 2. His grandma still calls him by his given name but everyone else knows him as Bubba.

Quoting mrs.hartman12:

I am on the fence. Some of those names could seriously cause a child mental distress as they get older and are aware of their name.







bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2014 at 7:54 AM
1 mom liked this

The bane of my childhood was Suzy Snowflake!  I still cringe to hear it at Christmas.  (Can you guess my name?)

Quoting paganbaby:

Ha! Little Orphan Annie was the bane of my childhood. My name is Annie so you can guess what I was called,lol.

Quoting TidewaterClan: Good times!

My grandma gave me a perm when I was 11. I had red hair & it proofed out just like Little Orphan Annie. I've almost collected all the pictures that were taken before that grew out. :)


Quoting paganbaby:

I know right? lol

My mom has a super embarassing one of me and my sister naked in the closet yelling Boo! We're like 2 and 4,lol.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

That's right up there with showing people goofy baby/childhood pics!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Yeah, my parents were horrified at the time, but now it's hilarious and they love to tell people all about it!

Quoting paganbaby:

That's hilarious!

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Do you remember on the Cosby Show, Theo's best friend was "cockroach".  We were watching the news when a woman was interviewed and her last name was roach.  I told my parents that if I married a man with the last name roach, I would totally name my child c*#k so that he could be cockroach.  Then my parents told me what c0ck meant.  Yikes!

Okay anyway, I DID end up naming my children after  fictional characters, I see nothing wrong with THAT, but naming them something that is going to cause so much mental anguish?  Crappy parents!  Also I agree that you can't really outlaw stupidity.







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