Thursday, November 29, 2018

Not An Excuse, But As A Parent You Shoulda Anticipated This Situation

Parents do strange things with their kids sometimes.

Often it starts early with naming the poor tyke. Southwest gate agent mocks 5-year-old girl's name, posts boarding pass on social media

Now, the gate attendant was wrong for doing this, but with a name like that, it was readily foreseeable.

The name in question?


Yes, really.

It may be rather memorable and as easy as abcde to spell, but seriously.

Don't pick cutsie-dumb names for your kids that will follow them forever and open them to ridicule. Kids will have it tough enough without you setting them up for it from day 1.


drjim said...

I knew a Kandy Kane and Lolly Popp in high school.

They were both very nice young ladies, and both were ashamed of their names.

Yup...blame the parents. It's a HUMAN BEING you're hanging that handle on, not a dog or cat.

"A Boy Named Sue" was a funny song; not so much in real life.

Beans said...

Er, the twins Lemonjello and Orangejello (pronounced LE-mon-jallow and Or-ong-jallow) lived in my town.

Syphallis, pronounced Cy-fall-ous, also lived here.

And La-a, pronounced La-DASH-A...

The brain weeps...

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

I had a guy in my first unit, was a really laid back guy and everyone called him "Slice" as in Slice of Home Pie. Really good guy, but his name was "Carey Wad Semen". One day we were at a barracks party and I happen to ask him "Yo Slice, sup with the name?" He smiled and commented "Man my parents were bikers." and he went back to drinking a beer. Yep

Aaron said...

drjim: Yep, parents really shouldn't be doing that kind of stuff.

Beans: Seriously? Those names just don't jell.

MrGarabaldi: I'd want to be called Slice if that was my name as well. You'd think bikers would give their kids tough names not ridiculously embarrassing ones. Yeesh.