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post #81 of 177
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Originally Posted by gatorgirl11 View Post
Is that Kharlotte as in a place where one sells cars?
Oh, why?????
No, it's Charlotte-with-a-K. Obviously.

Seriously, now Charlotte-with-a-K can say "Hey, at least my name isn't Cloureen."
post #82 of 177
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I just have to say thank you to all of you ladies for totally cracking me up!

As for poor Chlorine : How bout Cloumauree? At least (to me anyway) it sounds like some kind of a drink as opposed to pool chemicals... oh, no wait, it reminds of Clamato (clam & tomato juice) Anyone else?? What does Cloumauree sound like? it sounds familiar but I can't place it...

I think I'll go finish reading the car lot thread
post #83 of 177
That is a horrible idea with good intentions. But seriously it must not be done. Start putting aside $10 a month to help the child with the name change expenses for when she turns 18.
post #84 of 177
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Originally Posted by liliaceae View Post
Actually it sounds like satire of a "white trash" name. Can't you just see it being a part of someone's stand-up routine??

Isn't that one of those urban legends, like Oranjello and Lemonjello?
Not to my knowledge- my Grandmother doesn't joke like that and neither did her Mother, when she was alive.
post #85 of 177
Yeah, that made me think of water treatment.

The worst named child I ever met was a pretty little girl named Philistine - it sounds pretty, but oh dear!
post #86 of 177
Sounds southern. I've had a neighbor named Flourine, an aunt name Creola, another aunt and a cousin both named Cleo Ann.
post #87 of 177
OP... just wanted to warn you that this thread is now one of the first results one receives when googling the name (which I'd assume someone in your family will do at some point).
post #88 of 177
Hmmm... I just googled and found that there are several actual Cloureen's in voice overs, obits, etc. So it's not super duper brand new.
post #89 of 177
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Originally Posted by Sasharna View Post
OP... just wanted to warn you that this thread is now one of the first results one receives when googling the name (which I'd assume someone in your family will do at some point).

Uh - oh. I don't think my sil is on the computer much. but someone in her family might be. What should I do? Remove the thread?

then again, maybe soemone will find the thread and it will make them think twice about the name. I haven't said anything mean...
post #90 of 177
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Originally Posted by vbactivist View Post
Uh - oh. I don't think my sil is on the computer much. but someone in her family might be. What should I do? Remove the thread?

then again, maybe soemone will find the thread and it will make them think twice about the name. I haven't said anything mean...
No, you have not said anything mean. The rest of us, however, have no problem voicing our opinion: most of us hate the name and thinks it's ugly. It's not like naming your kid something that just doesn't sound nice or that looks ridiculous (Kharlotte is a perfect example), this is about naming your kid a BAD NAME. Chlorine? Really? On what planet is that a good name?!

I think you're safe, technically, but it will come down on you for questioning their choice and discussing it w/ perfect strangers.
post #91 of 177
Oh, I don't think the thread is mean spirited at all. You were very sweet about it, in fact! The google thing is just something that comes to mind for me when posting names because I have some safety-related privacy concerns for myself and need to be more cautious than most.
post #92 of 177
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Originally Posted by Viola View Post
Oh wow, no, why on earth would you think that?
It's pronounced Charlotte, but, you know, it has a K to be different.
SERIOUSLY??

I HATE wacky spellings. That has to be the worst one EVER. You cannot replace the 'C' with a 'K' in this instance. Good grief, it's like people are making up their own language.
post #93 of 177
Yeahhh, I won't even go there in terms of what I think of "special" names, but this one is definitely no good at all.


Sorry.
post #94 of 177
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Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
SERIOUSLY??

I HATE wacky spellings. That has to be the worst one EVER. You cannot replace the 'C' with a 'K' in this instance. Good grief, it's like people are making up their own language.
there's a huge thread from way back. Search with "Kharlotte" and it's on the first page, and has the name in the title. it's a gem.
post #95 of 177
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Originally Posted by vbactivist View Post
What do you all think of that name? It is a combination of the two grandparents - Clourence, and Maureen. My SIL is going to name her baby girl that who is due next month. I thought it was pretty at first, but then it started sounding familiar - and then it dawned on me - it sounds like Chlorine.
I immediately wondered if it was pronounced the same as chlorine bleach.

I'm having a hard time combing those two names without it it sounding like a cleaning product or a medication. Maybe Marence?
Maybe they should consider one or both of the grandparent's middle names instead of their first names.
post #96 of 177
Ah, sweet, little Kharlotte. I remember her well.

I've never heard of the "combining grandparents' names to make a brand new name" tradition. The possibilities seem...terrifying.
post #97 of 177
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Originally Posted by NYCVeg View Post
I've never heard of the "combining grandparents' names to make a brand new name" tradition. The possibilities seem...terrifying.
Names in my life:
Rohn
Juth
Gorggie
Magdon
Gorjean
Jeanon
Grain
Blace
Walchele
Milter
Walynn
Lynnter

None of those names are very pretty.

If we mixed up middle names, it would be even worse.
post #98 of 177
It looks pretty, but no. It's a nasty smelling pool chemical.
post #99 of 177
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Originally Posted by HarperRose View Post
Names in my life:
Lynnter
.
I think that was the name of a cough drop years ago.
post #100 of 177
I actually thought "Clorox". In any case - good intention/bad implemention.

Hopefully they find another solution!
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