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#151 of 177 Old 05-30-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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bleach! instantly I thought of bleach.
poor child.

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Maybe splitting hairs here, but I got the impression Cloureen was a combination of her grandfather and grandmother's names? Is that right?
Ah, so right, so I'd have to combine.

Elmer & Clara
Lloyd & Agnes

Elmara (actually I LIKE that one for a girl)
Clamer
Clarmer

Agnoyd (sounds like a body part)
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Nope, just can't do it.

It IS easier when it's grandma and grandpa, but I still like Elmoyd better!

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Bad, bad name coming from a good intention. Let her read these responses while there is still time to come up with an alternative.
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Ah, so right, so I'd have to combine.

Elmer & Clara
Lloyd & Agnes

Elmara (actually I LIKE that one for a girl)
Clamer
Clarmer

Agnoyd (sounds like a body part)
Llones
Lloygnes
Nope, just can't do it.

It IS easier when it's grandma and grandpa, but I still like Elmoyd better!
Oy, I got a Clamer in my Agnoyd and it's killin' me!

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OP, any updates on the name situation?

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I agree that it sounds like Chlorine. What about Corrine?
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Yep. Chlorine.

Billy and Margaret

Bargaret or Milly



Frank and Betty

That would have to be Fretty!
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"What color will you paint Chlorine's room?"
There's only one answer to that question - WHITE! With bleached oak accents.

This thread is hilarious.

I definitely, immediately thought of the chemical. Please have your DH mention this to the father.

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I'm trying to figure out how I would combine Shirley and Margorie. Shirgorie?
OK, Shirgorie sounds like surgery with a lisp. But still better than Chlorine.

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I hope they change their minds about Cloureen - I know people who are allergic to chlorine. Even beyond teasing, it could lead people to have unconscious negative attitudes about this child. Not good.

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should they not listen to anyone and decide to name their daughter Cloureen, maybe you could call her Chloe and hope it catches...
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I mentioned this thread to my partner... First, he laughed, then he asked if I was serious, then he said "No way- horrible!"

so- there you have it

(if we did that, and had a son, he would be named "Edwial" or "danward".. my mom and mil are both Peggy- so that would be easy )

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So - last night my husband spoke with his brother. He mentioned that the baby's name sounds a little like a pool chemical. My brother in law said he knew that. But his wife thought it really was pretty name. He said when they first thought of it, they didn't realize, but even now that they do, they don't care. That people name their kids all sorts of 'word' names - pepper, brick, indigo-sky, and that this name has special meaning for them. My husband didn't want to push any further...the ultrasound says its a girl, so I'm pretty sure it's a done deal. Also, while my brother in law might find this thread funny - my sister in law certainly wouldn't-not 9 months pregnant anyway. so, I guess soon I'll have a little niece, cloureen. When I see her next, I am going to suggest Cloe as a nickname....
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If your BIL is pointing out the name Brick to justify Chlorine, I think there's nothing else you can do beyond sending a sympathy card to the youngun.

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I guess I'll be the dissenting voice. While I personally would not choose this name, I actually don't really mind it. The story and reason behind it is nice and it does sound pretty. It reminds me of Corrine, Loreen, Irene, etc. To me having an "odd" name with great meaning is so much better than just being named "Joe" because they couldn't think of anything better. (Not to pick on Joe, I actually think that's cute too, but hopefully you get the idea...)

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My husband didn't want to push any further...the ultrasound says its a girl, so I'm pretty sure it's a done deal.
I was shown my son's vagina and labial folds on his ultrasound.... I never trust those things.
Yeah, she will be teased. Yes people will either automatically think "Clorine?!" or will walk away from her and realize that they've been speaking to a pool chemical and laugh their butts off.....but at least her name won't be Dorcus. I can't really say I've ever heard a name that bad.

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Did you think of adding A to the end. Then it is unique and very pretty
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Also, while my brother in law might find this thread funny - my sister in law certainly wouldn't-not ....
Maybe mods could work their magic & make this thread disappear? If they cannot, just say the word if you want & I'll delete my posts at least. (altho i noticed that i've been quoted, so that may not work unless its a group effort!).

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So - last night my husband spoke with his brother. He mentioned that the baby's name sounds a little like a pool chemical. My brother in law said he knew that. But his wife thought it really was pretty name. He said when they first thought of it, they didn't realize, but even now that they do, they don't care. That people name their kids all sorts of 'word' names - pepper, brick, indigo-sky, and that this name has special meaning for them. My husband didn't want to push any further...the ultrasound says its a girl, so I'm pretty sure it's a done deal. Also, while my brother in law might find this thread funny - my sister in law certainly wouldn't-not 9 months pregnant anyway. so, I guess soon I'll have a little niece, cloureen. When I see her next, I am going to suggest Cloe as a nickname....
I think it's good that you said something anyway... and yeah, next time you see her you can just ask something like "how's little Cloe doing?' and see how she reacts..

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.....but at least her name won't be Dorcus. I can't really say I've ever heard a name that bad.
LOL yeah, true. Dorcus?? And it's a girls name????


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Maybe mods could work their magic & make this thread disappear? If they cannot, just say the word if you want & I'll delete my posts at least. (altho i noticed that i've been quoted, so that may not work unless its a group effort!).

Best luck for the healthy birth of the babe!
I will edit/delete my posts too if necessary! But I guess it would be easiest if the mods just remove it, if you'd like that of course. I can definitely imagine it being hurtful to a very pregnant woman reading page after page of "worst.name.ever" comments...

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Oh man I hope sil changes her mind!! Poor Cloureen. BTW my sisters name is Laureen - that is a lovely name.
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Anyone else catch today's "Marketplace" segment on NPR? They were using info from an interview they'd done with...





Cloureen Jones!!

Not sure how she spells her name b'c it was radio, but when the host said her name it sounded very pretty! Just wanted to share that, so, Cloureen could work out nicely.

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If your BIL is pointing out the name Brick to justify Chlorine, I think there's nothing else you can do beyond sending a sympathy card to the youngun.


I totally agree. Brick?? Really??? I like Claureen better!!
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LOL yeah, true. Dorcus?? And it's a girls name????
Are you sure the name wasn't Dorcas? That's a Bible name. It is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha (and it means Gazelle).
In Acts 9:36-42 it says: "At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord."
While I personally like "Tabitha" better than the Greek version, I can easily see someone wanting to name their daughter after a dedicated Christian woman who did charitable deeds for the widows in her community.
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Shirgorie sounds like shurgery for sure. LOL


This is a hilarious thread!!

My sibling has a child and in order to protect her, I'll just say that they named her something that a gem does. ( Think "Sparkle." )

Did someone say Walmett? LOL I kinda like that...maybe it's just b/c it rhymes with Emmett. LMAO> Kidding.

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ii instantly thought chlorine
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