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#1 of 18 Old 05-21-2008, 08:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else read the title and expect a discussion about using/avoiding names that are also brand names?
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Yeah, totally!! But while we're at it... I saw a book called something like "What NOT to name your baby" and I think it had a brand names section...

Like, in that South Park episode with the Rainsins girls (aka, 4th grade Hooters)... all their names were car names! Lexus, Mercedes, Porche, etc...

Also there's... people naming their kids... after STD's...

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Usually the STD thing is urban legend.

Jordan and Nike though were both respectable names before Nike became a brand name. Actually so is Mercedes,and Portia is pronounced the same as Porsche so I think sometimes people just get confused with the spelling. Similarly with Lexus and Alexis.
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I think namking my kid Alexis is the closest I'll ever get to owning a Lexus. Maybe THAT'S why people do it?

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Way back on another forum I was on a woman had twins and named them Kendall and Jackson. Maybe she really didn't know about the wine, or maybe she really liked it.

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agreed - but in this day and age a lot of people are more into shock than anything else, unfortunately. We knew a family with the last name Pig, and they named their daughters Ima and Ura.
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There is a wine called kendall and jackson?
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It's a vineyard, they do a lot of wines, best known for their chardonnay... Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay.

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And you know Nike was also a name a long, long time before it was a brand name. It is the name of a Greek goddess. I know a woman whose father taught classical Greek and she is named Nike. It's pronounced Nee-kee, or anyway that's how they pronounced it. Her sisters were named Cassandra, Zoe, Theodora, and Penelope. She is old enough that the brand Nike hadn't really hit the scene when she was a kid.
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And you know Nike was also a name a long, long time before it was a brand name. It is the name of a Greek goddess. I know a woman whose father taught classical Greek and she is named Nike. It's pronounced Nee-kee, or anyway that's how they pronounced it. Her sisters were named Cassandra, Zoe, Theodora, and Penelope. She is old enough that the brand Nike hadn't really hit the scene when she was a kid.
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Usually the STD thing is urban legend.
Unfortunately, sometimes it's not! My friend who is a L&D nurse recently had a mom name her little girl some variant of Chlamydia!

I have heard of an Ima & Ura Pig from my grandmother allegedly about a North Texas family since I was a small child. Those with the surname Pig must have a great sense of humor.

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Unfortunately, sometimes it's not! My friend who is a L&D nurse recently had a mom name her little girl some variant of Chlamydia!

I have heard of an Ima & Ura Pig from my grandmother allegedly about a North Texas family since I was a small child. Those with the surname Pig must have a great sense of humor.
Kind of -- Ima was the daughter of Governor James Hogg.

http://www.famoustexans.com/imahogg.htm

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We did not know about the car or TV channel when we named our son Ion There was a videogame machine at the laundromat but we thought that was pretty harmless.
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My DH actually suggested Jordan, but I nixed it. All I can think of when I hear Jordan is England's version of Pam Anderson, Katie Price, who goes by the name Jordan, although I think she may have dropped it.
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agreed - but in this day and age a lot of people are more into shock than anything else, unfortunately. We knew a family with the last name Pig, and they named their daughters Ima and Ura.
I've heard this story too from my mom except the last name was Hogg. I wonder if this is another urban legend? What part of the country are you from? I'm in the South East.

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When I worked at a hospital doing birth certificates, we had a woman name her twin boys Lemonjello and Orangejello (pronounced lay-mon-jell-o and o-ronj-jell-o) because that was the food she craved most during pregnancy. Disney movie names were a big hit with the young single mamas too. There were alot of baby girls named Jasmine and Ariel which I think is pretty but the one that surprised me most was after the Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney movie came out, a mama named her son Quasi Modo.
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the one that surprised me most was after the Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney movie came out, a mama named her son Quasi Modo.

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I went to school with an Italian girl called Candida. Mmmm, yeasty!

Jordan was a super trendy name for boys here in the UK about 10 years ago.
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