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  #21  
April 17th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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You're right. I wouldn't let Courtney in my home. I don't know if it is because of her name or the fact that she pronounces 'hot dogs' as 'hot daaawgs'.
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April 17th, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Working at the daycare center had me rolling my eyes all the time. People are either not creative at all like with all the -aiden/-ayden names, or they overdo it by taking a nice name and screwing up the spelling. Courtney was a great name IMO until I met Kourtneigh. No joke.
I can't say a kid would be banned from my house because of their name. I think the article was a sarcasm.
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April 17th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Courtney is an unusual name? Whaaa?

I have a Rhys. Hahaha. I guess none of my kids would be allowed at her house. I think I'll cry and rush out and change their names to something acceptable.
I know this is a stupid question, but how do you pronounce Rhys? I keep seeing it online, so I don't know how it sounds.
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April 17th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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I always pronounce it how it looks, or is it suppose to be Reece?
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April 17th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Pretty sure it is Reece, but I don't see why it wouldn't be rice. Isn't that the sound y makes?

Oh I forgot I double fail because I added the Y to Jayde.
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April 17th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Oh yea, I fail too cuz I have a kid named for a plant. Ivy.
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April 18th, 2012, 04:31 AM
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I was scratching my head at Paige, all the Paige's ive ever known (other than one little girl in Sash's kinder class) have been elderly women. Didnt realise it was a "hip" and "cool" name worthy of tutting.

I think this is one of those articles that was meant to be funny, but missed the mark with the language used and ended up getting backlash. At least, I will post that thats the case.

As for my kids, well, id say theyre a surefire fail.
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April 18th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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I actually thought this article was kind of funny, which is also how I think it was meant to be.
I also kind of see her point. I know someone who has 2 daughters. Both girls names fall in the top 10 most commonly used stripper stage names. All i can think is, seriously?
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April 18th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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I know this is a stupid question, but how do you pronounce Rhys? I keep seeing it online, so I don't know how it sounds.
It's pronounced like "Reese". It is the traditional spelling of the name.
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April 18th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for answering! I have always wondered.
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April 18th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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I don't like anyone who doesn't like the name Courtney.
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April 19th, 2012, 03:17 AM
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I have a Brayden and Addyson, I doubt I would be let in.

I wouldn't want to associate with her anyway. I read reddit and this is the thing that made me go *** today.
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April 19th, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for answering! I have always wondered.
No problem! You aren't the first to ask and I'm sure you won't be the last!
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April 19th, 2012, 04:43 PM
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You're right. I wouldn't let Courtney in my home. I don't know if it is because of her name or the fact that she pronounces 'hot dogs' as 'hot daaawgs'.
HEY NOW. Everyone knows Jersey originates as the proper pronunciation guide to the English language.
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April 19th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Since I have a "Z" in my name, it automatically means I am fancy. I would def be let in.
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April 19th, 2012, 08:36 PM
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I have a
Alyssa Renae
Tristan Alexander and
Gavin Rhys.

I am sure she would probably boycott my boys. hehe

I have had Gavin for 2 months now and even my family ask how to say "Rhys". I was baffled that I TOLD them the name then when they saw it spelled, they lost it. Reese and Reece are more "Americanized" or so I read.

I also think it is sarcasm.
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April 20th, 2012, 05:12 AM
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I would definately not be allowed, 3 out of 4 of my kids. I have a Tyler, a Arielle and my youngest is Autumn Rayne. I wouldn't want my kids around anyone who is so snobbish.
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April 20th, 2012, 08:41 AM
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I have a Benjamin so he's in the clear to play with her kids! I'm not sure how she'd feel about Jillian.

Before I had kids I was a teacher. It is weird sometimes how you start to notice name trends/behaviors. There are a few names that I just couldn't bring myself to use for my own children because every student I had with that name was a behavior problem.

I think people tend to forget that names mean a lot in life and are often an initial way to judge someone. People who do the hiring for big corporations have admitted that they often just skip right over resumes for people with strange names. I'll fully admit that when I hear certain names certain images come to mind.
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April 20th, 2012, 07:18 PM
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I don't quite get what names ARE acceptable to her. I have an

Anthony Nathaniel
Anastasia Fae
David Cillian
Charles George
Alan Christopher

Every single one of my kids is named for someone (Anthony, Fae, David, George, Alan and Christopher) are all special names for us.
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April 20th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Charles for sure, maybe Alan as well
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