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what's in a name?

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posted by Gods Child on 2007-May-31.

Tell me if you think this is wrong

If you told me your baby's name but the way you spell it is an accepted pronunciation for a different name and I tell you--would you feel bad?

i.e. you name the baby "Sana'a" but expect me to say "Sanai" and I tell you that is "Sana'a", would you be mad?


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  1. parents that give their ugly children special sounding names are for the lack of the better term stupid. I'd be mad if somebody was parking on my kid's domain name.

    by owen 2007-May-31 

  2. i really hate people that intentionally pronounce their own name wrong. example: Avril Lavigne. It's french you stupid woman, the least you could do is pronounce it as such, not like some dimwitted american.

    as you were.

    by Hayo 2007-May-31 

  3. I'm thinking maybe the mother named the baby 'cause when I asked him what it meant, he didn't have anything much to say.

    by Gods Child 2007-May-31 

  4. I wouldn't be mad, just annoyed. The beauty about a name is that it can be spelt/pronounced any way one likes.

    I'd feel like, "who the heck are you to be telling me how to pronounce the name I chose?"

    A lot's in a name...it's now the latest way to discriminate against people (although companies would never admit it). You ever heard of a white Shanequa or Kwame? LOL.

    by Simplenigma 2007-May-31 

  5. I forget most people's names. especially the common ones and the ones that are easily mispronunced or I shorted them to 1 letter.

    by owen 2007-May-31 

  6. So, how is Sana'a pronounced? Sana-ah? Sana-aye?

    by mad bull 2007-May-31 

  7. still don't know.
    but I asked a coworker and she seemed to pronounce it "Sanaye"

    by Gods Child 2007-Jun-1 

  8. To each his own yah man. However names with a meaning attached are more fun, there's always a story and a great convo piece. I'm bored.

    by Tami 2007-May-31 


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