[LMB] OT: Personal Notes

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue May 29 12:38:17 BST 2018


I just checked the linked list of banned names and noticed some oddities. Angel and Angela are fairly common names in many cultures but are banned in Saudi Arabia as religious names. Mohammed is the most popular male name in the world. 
Elvis is banned but in some places it was not hat uncommon even (or perhaps especially) before the singer became popular. 

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> On May 29, 2018, at 5:20 AM, sharuff13 <sharuff13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Some countries have a ban on names. See article https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nzherald.co.nz%2Flifestyle%2Fnews%2Farticle.cfm%3Fc_id%3D6%26objectid%3D11943766&data=02%7C01%7C%7C0c321921538c4f66f22f08d5c5561d17%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636631895996131427&sdata=RbflJ4LuvmNonxFEGsQq6zNQ8MKUgBtqUK3vF%2FeaEio%3D&reserved=0 Interestingly, Sweden has a ban on calling your child 'Ikea'.
> Sharuff 
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> -------- Original message --------From: Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> Date: 29/05/2018  12:09 pm  (GMT+00:00) To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk Subject: [LMB]  OT: Personal Notes 
> From: Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> 
> My mother always said that it was a bad idea to name a child something that
> would look incongruous or silly on an adult.  She'd seen some badly-chosen
> names in her nursery school teaching days, as well as when she taught high
> school.
> 
> Gwynne (Yes, I'm back, my computer has decided that the internet does exist
> after all): Quite frankly, any parent who names a child something like Storm or
> Princess deserves whatever they get. Then there's the ones who decide to tell
> you, in the middle of a parent interview, that their child was named Paris because
> that's where she was conceived. (Mind you, that's still better than the one who
> described BOTH childbirths, one sunny-side-up and one on hands and knees.
> Really there are some details you DO NOT NEED to know.)
> 
> I also think there should be a special place on one of the outer circles of Heck for
> parents who do weird spellings - poor Jak will spend all his life saying "No, there's
> no 'c' in it." Afroditee will have an ongoing problem. Also Zakk. (I'm not making
> these up, I taught the poor little sods.)
> 
> Oh, and watch out for initials. My grandfather gave two of his children the
> initials VD.
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