What to do when your name is Isis?

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  1. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    This was a funny one.

    A young woman named Isis tried to get a personalized chocolate but the machine wouldn't print her name because it's on a list of banned names.

    Apparently there are a few people alive today who have the misfortune of having a banned name.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/...sis-unable-personalised-Toblerone-BANNED.html


    And well this is quite unfortunate

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/p...t/news-story/a7d541f688d85e65db1ec27b77c5fe4d

    That has got to suck that such a name has been tarnished by bad guys.
     
  2. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm not sure if a man with the name Adolf would have had the same problems. Because of Hitler. Or a little Osama who has to stand around with sad eyes without getting a personalized chocolate. :shrug:
    A name that is beautiful might turn out stigmatizing 30 years later. Even if you pick your kid's name carefully. Not to mention celebrities calling their children Moon Unit or Pilot Inspector. :eek:
     
  3. Spot261

    Spot261 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What's wrong with me calling my kids Moon Unit and Pilot Inspector?

    Little Satchel is quite upset too on their behalf....
     
  4. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Hey didn't Gwyneth Paltrow name her daughter Apple?
     
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  5. Spot261

    Spot261 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I once met someone whose surname was Picken.

    Her first was "Cherry".....
     
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  6. Butters

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    There was the unfortunate naming of a Drew Peacock in the news a few years ago.
     
  7. Nyotarules

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    I'd take Apple Martin over North West
     
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  8. E-DUB

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    I once knew a gentleman of Asian descent whose name was "Harry Chin". (no joke)
     
  9. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My problem is my last name: Parkinson. So many people have no idea how to spell it, and it was always embarrassing when my dad would tell them "Parkinson, like the disease."
     
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  10. Kor

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    I wonder if anybody has tried to name their baby a swear word.

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  11. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, the name Adolf is almost gone. Parents actually didn't want to call their sons that name anymore, though it was a very popular name during the Third Reich, so there's a whole generation (an old one, though) with a lot of Adolfs.
     
  12. Janeway’s Girl

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    It’s unfortunate for that woman. Isis is a pretty name and given the origins of that name, it’s even more sad.

    I once heard of a guy named Robert Loblaw but he went by Bob, and a guy named Dick Assman.
     
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  13. Nyotarules

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    Anyone named Richard Head...that uses the first name Dick?
     
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    We had a real estate broker whose name first name was Hy. Last name? Ho.
     
  15. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I’ve known a Barb Dwyer, a Royal Ferry, and a whole family of Fartini’s.

    Also Mary Miracle.

    And then there’s my last name, which was already ultra-teasable... and THEN “Shrek” hit theatres...
     
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  17. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    On the Freiburg main cemetary, there's a grave of one Nikolaus Wunsch. If you'd know German, this would be quite funny to you.
     
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    I remember Dick Assman. He was a Canadian gas station owner who became a 15-minute celebrity thanks to David Letterman.

     
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    My given name is Garth. Thankfully, I grew up before Wayne's World, but kids were still cruel. These days, I tell people when they ask my name, "Garth, like the singer; he was named after me." It's true: I was born first, so he was named after I was. :cool:
     
  20. Miss Chicken

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    Moon Unit likes her name, I think all of Zappa’s kids like their names.
     
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