Friday, March 17, 2006


As far as I can see, there are two great mysteries of baby naming:

1. Naming Australian children after US states; and
2. Taking perfectly good names and spelling them phonetically.

And here we see a confluence of these two mysteries:

Jorja?!?!?!?!? Get sum tayste yooo e-littaritt fules.

Some people don't deserve children.


Ampersand Duck said...

And not only Jorja, but Jorja RHINO?

Get a grip, peoples!

I spent every Saturday morning scanning the Canberra Times for stupid baby names. I keep a list. I'm thinking I might start looking in more exotic places, like the Daily Telegraph.

Enny said...

*cringe* my friend has a baby boy "Zackery"

Pavlov's Cat said...

Noice, different, unusual!

Blue said...

Then there are the cruelties of naming a child Scharlene or Narelle. Also starting to see more Darren's & Wayne's.... mmm resurgence in the names of old.

*apologies to anyone with these names :-)

ThirdCat said...

Well - and this is true - I have met someone called Nigel-Ann.

And I have just gone and googled it, and it turns out there is quite a few of them around.

Grundnorm said...

A friend swears that some acquaintances of hers have just given their child the middle name of Danger. Parents can be so cruel.

comicstriphero said...

Duck - hee! The LovelyWife likes to do that to. Thanks to the fabulous information highway one can peruse horrific baby names from all around the country!

Bluebolt - Scharlene? Haven't seen that before. Although I have heard of a Shazlene. That might have been a joke though.

Thirdcat - That is just cruel. Who are these people? Aren't they worried they are turning their kids into objects of ridicule?

Grundnorm - Pfff. That HAS to be a joke. Maybe your 'friend' failed to get it?

remy said...

Word. I heard of a girl boge called J'Nae. Then there's a kid about our childcare centre called Sweeney.

No comments about Remy as a name though, it's both traditional and French.

M-H said...

Narelle's often thought to be a recently made up name, but it's a very old Aussie name. My late partner was Narelle, called after an aunt born in 1912, and she was named after her mother. I'm a kiwi and had never heard of it until I met her. BTW, In Switzerland you can only name a baby from a list of offically approved names.

comicstriphero said...

Remy - French = classy!

M-H - Liking the sound of that officially approved name list. I wonder if I can get myself on the panel that draws up the list....