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Why do American parents give their children "unique names", and why are moms specially prone to do that?

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by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020

If you give a child a unique and special name, then the child is guaranteed to grow up to be a unique and special individual.

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by Anonymousreply 208/01/2020

Most parents think their kid is special. But you know what? That’s not the worst thing. It’s better than people treating their kids like shit and calling them worthless losers. I love that my mother thought I had potential to be something great. Didn’t quite pan out, but I appreciate that someone had my back.

by Anonymousreply 308/01/2020

Children have to go to school, and other children are little bastards if they are in any way different. It doesn’t make them unique, it makes them targets. David Bowie named his son Zowie. He now calls himself Duncan.

by Anonymousreply 408/01/2020

It's parent's way of attempting to make their child appear better than other children. But most of the time it just looks trashy. Trump and that Georgia mountain whore Marla maples named their daughter "Tiffany"? And you can bet your bottom dollar in their ignorant minds they think every time someone reads or hears that moon faced gal's name they immediately think of Tiffany Jewelers. When I read or hear her name I immediately think of trailer parks and juke joints. And then there's Barron, the one from Jabba and his current Eastern European whore. You know they think people immediately think that kid has a royal title when they see or hear his name.

by Anonymousreply 508/01/2020

One EST on AITA doesn't mean moms are prone to giving their children dumb names.

It's been a little distressing to see how many otherwise normal people think these stories on AITA are true. They're all trollbait. You'd think at least Dataloungers would see through them.

by Anonymousreply 608/01/2020

Because every child is special and unique!!!

by Anonymousreply 708/01/2020

What kind of idiot wanna name her kid "Tuesday"

by Anonymousreply 808/01/2020

[quote]One EST on AITA doesn't mean moms are prone to giving their children dumb names.

It doesn't, but everyone knows it's moms who give their children ridiculous names like Abcde.

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by Anonymousreply 908/01/2020

It's a trend, people want to fight with the fact most of us are boring, irrelevant and forgettable. That's why plain straight people call themselves " queer" and wanna tell you what pronouns to use to their special selves, they cover in hideous tattoos, the dye their hair with unnatural colours. They want their irrelevant and plain looking kids to be special too. Of course this trend make them all look the same, as try hards.

by Anonymousreply 1008/01/2020

R5 you know that Tiffany is actually a really old name, going back to at least medieval times, right?

by Anonymousreply 1108/01/2020

Well, I'm a medievalist, R11, and I've never encountered a Tiffany - examples please.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2020

Okay, Unique if it’s a boy and Euphonious if it’s a girl.

by Anonymousreply 1308/01/2020

There was a renter across the street named Tuesday, but then we would think maybe it was Wednesday (like Addams Family)so we just nicknamed her "Weekday"

by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2020

That’s stupid.

by Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020

I don’t get why it’s “Barron.” Shouldn’t it be “Baron?”

“Apple” is the worst. As if you needed another reason to depise Gwyneth Paltrow, in a year or two Apple will be shoved down our throats as an “actress/model/pop star” with the Daily Mail meticulously documenting her every fetid queef.

This is why I avoid tabloids and entertainment sites - except this one, of course!

by Anonymousreply 1608/01/2020

I'm clapping for you, r13.

by Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

American Karens tend to think their darlings are unique among the average kids..of course they never are

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2020

Well this is a Canadian and South African Karen, with a LOT of money:

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, X Æ A-12 Musk!!!!

Grimes is Elon Musk's baby mama. Joe Rogan asked how to say it, to which Musk responded: "I mean it's just X, the letter X. And then, the Æ is, like, pronounced 'Ash'... and then, A-12, A-12 is my contribution."

by Anonymousreply 1908/01/2020

What an ash hole!

by Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

[quote]Unique if it’s a boy and Euphonious if it’s a girl.

Pronounced "you-NEE-kway" and "you-foe-NIGH-us".

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

If .you’re broke and uneducated, you want to give your kid something special. Mencken wrote about this. Same with Okies, Blacks, Mormons.

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by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

I think they named him after Barron Hilton. Tiffany was the jewelry store founder's last name (Louis Comfort Tiffany).

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

The press secretary has a stupid name. I don’t even know what it is or how to pronounce it or spell it.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

Because the Murrican Dream of Infinite Uniqueness has turned into a kind of cancer, which has produced Trump, his followers, and 300 million clones that are all convinced of their absolute individuality. I meant that in the sense of a Venn diagram, in that all the Trump followers are also part of the 300 million clones, though not all of the 300 million are Trump followers. Not good at maths.

by Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

Why not? It's fun, it's different, no one else has a name like that.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

The kids with the special names get “beat up” on the playground. COVID-19 has been a welcomed relief for these kids.

by Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

Socioeconomics and race plays into this as well.

Poor whites love to name their children after soap opera characters and celebrities.

Poor blacks create these names with punctuation marks in the middle and to make their kids unique, and then give them nicknames like Nene or Peanut.

Upper class whites tend to stick with traditional family names.

Upper class blacks tend to stick with traditional, classic names.

Both middle class whites and blacks tend to go with trendy names and add their own spin with spelling variations. Like Madysyn or Madasan or Mahdysin or Madeighson

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