What weird baby names have you heard lately?

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And do you think that Hero is a cool name or a lifetime of misery waiting to happen?

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000


I gotta vote for the latter Jen... It's a lifetime of misery waiting to happen by calling your children names that are somewhat...different than everyone else's. I can just imagine the number of snide remarks from other students in elementary school saying "Oh, you're my hero Hero!", etc.

Did not Frank Zappa name one of his daughters "Moon Unit" or something of that sort? How about "Metric Unit"? That's a great name!

I remember a guest on the Tonight Show some time ago named "Merry Christmas". I suppose it would be kind of fun going through life with a name like that! :)

How about naming a child "Mienaymez". "Your name is what?" "Mienaymez" "Do you want me to guess?" "My name is Mienaymez" "You don't remember your own name?" "It's Mienaymez!" "WHAT IS YOUR NAME ALREADY!?"

I bet the rest of your readers can think of a lot of odd names for people. Anyone else?

Do you have any names in mind for your future children?


-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

Once the child survives the mockery of childhood taunts, and rhymes with "zero," it'll make a man out of her.

C'mon Hero. Here boy. Good boy! Have a biscuit! Good dog!

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

The name that sticks out most in my mind is actually fairly common these days, however her last name made all the difference...

Rainbow Star Carr

Then again I went to highschool with a lot of kids whose parents just didn't think clearly when naming their kids...

Richard A. Hole...pretty normal huh? Yeah until he gets to junior high and kids learn lots of crude things to bring out of Richard!!!!

I am kind of divided on the Hero thing...I mean I like the reference to Shakespeare but I don't really think the kids that will taunt her and send her home in tears will care.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

I have to say, I think Hero is a dumb name...the child will definitly be abused...but I guess their career choices are already mapped out...either as and actress or working in a sandwich shop. As for strange names I've heard recently. A woman at work recently had a baby girl and named her 'Picabo'. She is Japanese so they gave the child a a Japanese middle name. There are rumors going around that it actually means "I see you". Which would be fitting. Come on people, lets give our children names that will at least give the people hearing them a clue as to whether they are male or female! Is a Hero sandwich male or female? I guess that depends on how much meat it has in it!

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

Well, my wife has a friend from high school that is 1/8th native american. She and her husband decided to name their first child, a boy, "Lakota". She then went on to explain that it meant "good earth" in her native language. I then went on to explain that it meant "beat me up and take my lunch money" in my native language, which by the way is her native language because she practices her native american ways as much as I celebrate St. patty's day. We don't see them much any more. I wonder why?

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

I have to say, I have a pretty weird name myself. (Actually, it's normal where my family is originally from... but that doesn't really matter since I've lived here all my life) Imagine naming your kid Nilesh (that's pronounced Niel with an ish by the way)... you wouldn't! But you know what, I guess I really do like my name though. It's got kind of a different ring to it. Most of my friends like my name. Just say it... say Niel-ish. You know you want to.

The only thing I find annoying is when I'm ordering food on the phone... when I say "Nilesh" they go, "What?", and then I repeat myself. And then they ask me to spell it, so I end up having to spell it all out. What a pain... so I just say my name is Niel when I'm ordering pizza or something.

I think Hero is a really cool name for a girl. It's very different, and I think it would be kind of sexy. I like different names. Wouldn't it be boring if everyone was named John, or Tim and their last names Smith? Not to say those are bad names though... It really doesn't matter what your name is though because I believe that it's the person that makes the name, not the name that makes the person.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

I've always thought parents who gave their children unusual names were putting their own needs before their child's.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

I agree with Nilesh that it's just as bad to have a common name as a really weird one. As a "Jennifer" born in the 1970s there was always at least one other girl in my class with my name throughout my school years--even in elementary school, where there were only 10-15 girls in the class.

Right now the lab I'm working in has two Jennifers and a Jenny (out of 10 people!), which is terribly confusing when people call on the phone and ask for "Jennifer."

And I can't tell you how many times I've heard my name called out, only to turn around and realize to my embarrassment that it's some other Jennifer being called.

Anyway, I predict that the same fate will befall today's young Taylors, Baileys, Briannas and Connors.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

Out of 90 people at the company I work for, which has roughly a 50% gender mix, there is one Jennifer. Perhaps it's not as common here is Canada. (Maybe you'd like it up here!)

On the other hand there are 4 Daves and 4 Davids.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

Jennifer may be less common in Canada, or it could also be an age thing. I would guess that about 90% of the Jennifers alive today were born between 1970 and 1980, so if most of the people at your company are older than that, that might explain it.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

If I ever meet the people who named their child (male? female? who knows? who cares?) Lyric, I might smack them.

Zara will always be confused with Sarah (except the first syllable rhymes more with "far" than "fair"), but I think it's beautiful. Jad is called Jack and Chad, but it's still a great name. I think that's the key to unusual names--keep 'em simple and spellable and pronounceable.

Different languages use punctuation to guide pronunciation--the upside down ! for the Kalahari !Kung tribe. I'm especially thinking of apostrophes when trying phonetically to represent Arabic words. Because apostrophes and other punctuation are necessary sometimes, I keenly dislike apostrophes thrown into names just to make it look dashing or esoteric or ethnic or whatever. Remember Motley Crue?

Hero is a great name. Parents can instill a lot of pride about names in their kids, and if they do that then the kids can learn to carry the name proudly no matter others' reaction (like mine about random meaningless punctuation). And she'll learn Shakespeare early, which has got to be a great benefit.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

While I do think it's cool to have different names... you're just asking for trouble when you name your child Richard A. Hole! Sorry, that's just wrong.

I actually knew a guy named Richard Cole when I had an internship at GM a few years ago. The funny thing is, he used to get paged on the PA system every day, many times! It was so funny, the people announcing his name would always try to put a slight pause between his first name and his last name in order to make it less obvious, but it always made it worse... "Dick.... Cole, you have a call parked on 3470." It always brightened my day.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dick Cole one time too, he was a cool guy, and I even got his "autograph" because I had to get some papers signed.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

I like Hero. I really do. There's a sense of optimism to it. However, I have real problems with spelling traditional names in various obnoxious variations. As the Misanthropic Bitch


"Does spelling matter when the teacher calls on Julie, Jullee, Jewlee, Julliee and Julye?...

"Mayghan? Is it pronounced like 'Megan'? Or May-ghan? May-gun? My- gun? How can anyone tell in a country brimming with Brinleys, Hollyns and Kestins? Where Matthew becomes 'Matthue,' a too-trendy Carson becomes 'Karsyn' and an overdone Taylor transforms into 'Teighlor'?"

In my junior class of 80, there are only a few such cases. However, there is one Ford, whom I can only guess was named after the automobile or that quirky character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the lovable Ford Prefect...

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

twin girls: synecdoche and andromache (sindy & andy)

the weirdest dog names i ever heard belonged to a neighbor (a computer programmer): paradox and axio

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

There's a guy a work with whose name is Cushing. Cushing Whitney to be exact. It doesn't get any whiter than that!

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

I think Hero is a great name. I loved growing up with an abnormal first name...

I like Karrington for a girl or guy... and McNamara for a boy.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

and don't forget my brother: Philistine Suh. He tries to tell people his name is Philip but don't let him fool you. It's Philistine Suh.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

(Okay, first of all, that's not my real name; just thought I should clear that up, in light of the subject matter...)

Well, with all due respect to the late actor River Phoenix, I must admit that the names of his siblings Rainbow, Liberty and Leaf (though I heard that his real name was Joaquin) are a bit...well, original. Then there's the name of Bruce Willis's oldest daughter with Demi Moore, Rumor. (Scout I'll let slide because of the book "To Kill A Mockingbird!" :) )

I mean no disrespect to these celebrities; I'm merely answering the answer about unusual names. And getting back to that topic, I suppose the name Zoe is a bit unusual, though I personally like it!

As for the second part of that question, Jen, I agree with you -- the first thing I think of is a sandwich! :) So no, I wouldn't say it was cool, and if that were my name, I'd be mortified! (JM

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2000

First I would like to mention that no matter what name a kid has, often enough there comes a time when she/he wants to change it - happened to my mother, happened to me, is happening to my kids.

Second - what is a weird name? Or a name hard to pronounce? Can you pronounce my name?

The weird name from my childhood is Jane (pronounced Iane in Estonian). For me it means - "my mother has read "Jane Eyre", but does not know any English." Too much information !

And if Jane is weird, Lolita is plain criminal to pin on your daughter. Everyone gets teased with her misspelled name. For me it was Aet - "aed" (garden). Are you an apple garden or a cabbage garden? Nothing special, even if I did want to be a hero, not a garden. For Lolita it is "loll lita" ( stupid bitch )

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2000

I grew up with the name of Colin when the only other Colin in this hemisphere was Colin Powell, and nobody knew he existed yet. The only famous one was Colin Fletcher, who wrote "A walk across England."

Back in the 50's, my mother named her four sons Erin, Daene, Devin, and Colin. I've never met another Daene, only a few guys named Erin, and, oddly enough, all three of the Devins I have met had brothers named Colin.

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2000

And what kind of dorky name is 'Grace'? Huh? It sounds like you made it up.

Probably cause your real name is so bad you're embarrassed.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2000

Following up on Aet's point about English names in Estonian ...

There are many names in Finnish that are just not portable into English, at least not the English of ten year-olds on a playground.

Outi. Assi. Anu. Satu.

These are all girls' names. Satu means fairytale and I think it's really pretty. Anu and Assi seem to be diminutives (related to Russian Anushka and Asya?). I'm not sure what the origin of Outi is, but its destination, if taken to the United States, is to attract jokes about "outies" and "innies" (referring to belly-button shapes). Better to let the little girl use her middle name, assuming it's something portable like Helena or Johanna, until you get home.

And I hope Hero's parents give her a relatively vanilla middle name so she has the option of using that.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2000

I once talked with a student teacher who had all kinds of stories to tell about kids with weird names...

Berry Cherry (a little boy) Orangejello and Yellowjello (twins, a boy and a girl) and finally, Placenta... (a little girl whose mother named her right after birth... she just heard that word and thought it was the most beautiful thing...)

that's about the strangest i've heard to date...

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2000

I overheard two guys talking on the train. One of their wives was a substitute teacher. The teacher had a kid tell her "Is so my name. Its pronounced Shi-thead." I can not vouch for this.

Frank Zappa did in fact name his kids Dweezil and Moon Unit.

My sister went with Isaiah and Xavier for her two kids.

In High School I used to hang with Mike, Mike and Glen, so we started going by last names.

Personally, I think I'd name a kid something that most people have heard of, but isn't currently the name of someone on a TV show or this year's hit movie. Something like "Dale" is below the top 100, but still easily recognizable as a name.

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

A good friend of mine named her daughter Myrtle Jewel (Bleechh!!!). Reminds me of an extremely elderly person.

This same friend's older brother also had a daughter, named her Heaven Leigh-Miracle. (double bleechhh!). I have an unusual name myself, but I find it very annoying when people try to be too cute with creativity.

-- Anonymous, March 30, 2000

Well, my name is Lacy and I never had a problem with it until I moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Quebec, Canada.. since everyone is french here, they think my name is pronounced "Lassie" so, it gets rather annoying.. Anyways, when I was in St. Louis, this girl had 3 kids, 1 boy and 2 girls.. I can't remember their exact names, but all of them started with "sex" The girl was "sexola" or something really messed up like that, anyways, there's my input.

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2000

My name is Grif

-- Anonymous, December 15, 2000

i have 1 wierd name Dow can u belive it if its ur name toooooooo im me on bigpimpindow69 for aolim ok thanx

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

My son is called Zed and loves it. Although he does get Zak, Zee and Jed occationally!! Everyone says he suits his name.

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2001

I don't have a really unusual name but my little sister and brother do.their names are Sebastian and Alchemy( the science of turning metal into gold).Although no one really notices that its a little unique.

I think that hero is a wonderful name but i would rather it be given to a boy because when you think of that word(in my opinion)you think of a boy.

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2001

Yeah, well, there are *unusual* names, and then there are *ridiculous* names. Unusual I can go for sometimes, depending... (Linus, Hero, Elliot, Alistair, Zoe, Murphy, Mariangela, Jadwiga... these could possibly be OK, depending on the person's full name.)

Ridiculous names, I can't stand, especially from those parents that seem to think this is some sort of art project they are throwing together, or the NONSENSE NAMES that make it sound like the parent(s) is/are illiterate. (Ivy Rose? Whittnee? GAG ME. Yoonique? Oh, my goodness. Kyelee? What foolishness.)

Even ethnic names I think can be great, when used intelligently. (Some guy I saw in a directory, his first name was Semen. the poor guy. I can only hope he was some sort of exchange student, and that that is a real name in another country. And I sure hope he gets the opportunity to switch to another name soon, if he continues to live in the U.S.)

My mother always advised to choose names that it made sense for someone to have during all ages of their life: from infant to nursing- home-resident-in-a-rocking-chair. That's perhaps the one thing I have agreed with my mother about, ever. (What woman is going to be appointed Chairman of the Board with a name like Suezee Candee Smith?)

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2001

i think liberty is a good unusual name !!

hero is a cool name but probably more for a boy than a girl !

my brothers name is harrison and he gets called hazza or hazadman !

so what ever ya get called it usally gets changed anyway !

do you like the name liberty ?

-- Anonymous, January 23, 2001

All i know is that my cousin recently had her first baby, and, agienst much discretion on my part, she went ahead and named her: "Haeiley"...(that's, "Haley"). Now, beside the fact that the name "Haley" seems fated to be the "Jennifer" of the future, that's really not such a bad name. But, it was pretty funny when, at the baby shower, almost no one was quite sure how little Haeiley's name was supposed to be spelled. I think origional names are great (just so long as they aren't too terribly demeaning in any way.) being that i have one myself. (Does anyone know any other "Meadows?") I think it's just when otherwise normal, (and really quite nice) names are twisted around to look "different" and "origional" when really, all yer doing is confusing gift-ging relatives for years to come, it gets a little ridiculous. Hero is an okay name. If people don't like it, that's their problem. It's not worth it to be troubling yourself with people who would judge you on you're name anyway. -Meadow

-- Anonymous, February 06, 2001

I think "Zoe" is a nice name actually. It is a Greek word meaning "life", it is used in the first chapter, second verse of the Gospel of John in the Bible. You have the word in English words like "zoology".

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2001

Hey my name is Jennifer (woo) from BC, Canada but everyone calls me by my middle name Therese (shortened to "Teree" pronounced more like "Tree"). I dont really care about my name but i remember talking to my friend Jen (yes, another jen) about how we see so many different spellings of names. For Jennifer we came up with: Gyinephir

-- Anonymous, April 03, 2001

My full name is Adelaide Barbara Brown. Initials are ABB, therefore Abbie. My mother had worked this all out prior to my birth, including the spelling of "Abbie" with the "ie". She thought it would be a good graduation name to hear said as I marched across the stage- also looks good in print and in handwriting. I've always liked having a 'normal' last name but a semi-interesting first name. "Abbie" is not strange in many parts of the States but in Missouri it's pretty different, yet everyone has heard it before.

I knew a girl named Crystal Ball once.

I always liked Hero from Much Ado, but I liked Honor for a girl's name (from a Daphne Du Maurier novel). Then someone pointed out that my favorite name "Emma Honor" sounded like "Am I On Her" if you ran it together.

My boyfriend's middle name is Ragnar, passed down through the men of the family for a hundred billion years. If we get married and have kids, we have to pass that name down. I think that it's time to switch it to the female side of the family, so I've decided that "Sophia Ragnar" is the name of choice. I like it.

-- Anonymous, April 04, 2001

hello, well here is my name Kawanis (pronounced Ka_won_nis)i have every joke there is from kwanzaa to kectup to ka-what the guy i am dating now thought it was kawali then he thought it was the little austrailan bear so i love my name but i know my guy hates although i have been picked on i still love i know of one other person with my name it's unique

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2001

We live in a multi-cultural society with a whole range of names. My child will not be raised to make fun of other children because of the ethnicity or originality of a name. I'm having a baby boy soon and his name will be Indigo Raine. I do throw out a couple of words to the wiser, kids can definately be down right mean, so ask a couple of teenagers what they can think of when making fun of when you throw out the name that you are thinking of. I don't think my child will be less professional, or less intellegent, or have less friends because of his names. People who discrimate against a person because of their name are not worth knowing anyhow. Other names that I like:

Arrow Angelo Blaise Sage (middle name)

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2001

One lady named her child lemonjello because that was the last thing she ate before going into labor. Strange eh?? Another weird name is my great aunts. Her name is Izubie and my grandmother although I loike her name its still weird its Tucie Elizebeth Vaughn. Many weird names I have also known people to name there kids are Stinky, Fanny, Pinkie Dinky, and I know a guy named barbra. Weird eh?? Well these names are all true. Go on ahead and laugh lol! Hey it was the olden days. Good thing I'm only 20. Lol!

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2001

I think that Zoe, Hero, Sakura, and other exotic and beautiful sounding names are wonderful. I wish I had one. Katie is so plain... I wish it was something that rolled off your tongue.... those names are great.

As for Hero, it is great for a girl but too cheesy for a boy in my opinion. Like a lame comic strip where the strong man's name is Hero the hero. Gimme a break!

I know a few weird names: Attaboy (an African boy in 2nd grade), Awfolabe (Aff-o-lahb-ee)(Attaboy's older brother), and Laquella Shinelle Jackson, a friend of mine, and Sparkle, and Crystal... oi vey!

I think that anyone naming their child something too unusual or cheesy (like Indigo Raine, sorry) is just cruel. Do you know what people will call him? Oh gawd... the poor thing. A girl named Stephanie (a pretty common name) was called Step-On-Me for a good part of her life.

Okay, there u go...

Hippie names are horrible too.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2001

my cousin is named crystal stone.

oh yeah, and a principal i knew named salty tinkel.

i have seen a bunch of these on david letterman like dick short, dick long, minnie cock, and dave suk (please, if you are reading this dave suk, don't name your child dick)

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2001

Well, apart from my own name, there have been in my family a Dessie Bell, Coma Blumenauer and Zilla Wynne. I used to hate my parents for naming me Ceil, because of all the teasing when I was younger, but lately, almost everyday I hear someone say "What a beautiful name" or something like that. It's definitely hard growing up with an unusual name, but at the same time, it's nice not to be too familiar either--people always seem to remember you!

-- Anonymous, May 12, 2001

Christie brinkley named her lat child SAILOR LEE BRINKLEY-COOK what do you all think of THAT name?


-- Anonymous, June 07, 2001

I knew a girl named Holly Wood :) No joke....

I like the names Bria and Jaina for girls, Jacen and Jarik for boys..... and they all come from Star Wars.... my kids are doomed :)

-- Anonymous, June 09, 2001

Well as you can see I have an unususal name

It was hard growing up, but now I look at it as a plus especially an attention getter for Resumes!

I am about to have a baby, have a boys name chosen, but I am stuck on the girls, probably Skye or Zoe

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2001

I have an unusual name myself....Indigo. I like it though, people have never made fun of my name (at least not that I know of) and it could be a lot stranger. I've met a girl named Diva, and I also knew a girl named America, and the names Stormy and Starr are surpriseingly common were I live!

-- Anonymous, June 19, 2001

I'm naming my daughter who is due in 3 weeks, HAEVYN ECHO. (pronounced Haven)

-- Anonymous, June 26, 2001

Recently, I came across a client's name: Shi'thead Johnson. I immediately laughed and thought, "This has to be a mistake! Who changed the name to shithead!?" I asked another co-worker. She said it was a very common name among African-Americans. It's pronounced Shi' Theed. Did anyone look at the spelling and think of the misinterpretations before actually naming a child Shi'thead?

Of course, one of my favorite names is Aspen. I'm sure their nickname could be ass going through school. I'm also a sucker for Nicholette and Jennica (combination of Jennifer and Jessica). But if I hear another person name their child Tyler, Taylor, Brianne, or Cheyanne, I think I'll shit myself.

-- Anonymous, July 07, 2001

I think odd names make for a hard time growing up. I was the ONLY Danielle in the entire school system when I was growing up. People gave me a hard time and could not pronounce it correctly. There was a fellow in my town (he's now deceased) that had children VERY late in life and he named the girls Skylathornia, Reaganomics, Oceania, and Antique (pronounced Ann-teekey). I believe his son was named John or James.

-- Anonymous, July 10, 2001

We have decided to name our baby girl Anaya, Naya for short. With our unusual last name, Posmoga, the middle name will have to be a simple one. Anyone have a suggestion? Wendy Posmoga

-- Anonymous, July 21, 2001

Some people we know (friends of friends) just named their baby Boudin, as in the French blood sausage (pronounced "boo-den," accent on the second syllable). That is what they told us, anyway. Only they for some reason spelled it "Bodin" and so pronounce it "bow-din," accent on the first syllable. Which IMHO is better than having everyone call you blood sausage for the rest of your life......

-- Anonymous, July 21, 2001

I don't believe there exists a name simple enough to provide relief in the middle of a name like Anaya Posmoga. Better (imho) to go all the way, maybe with something like:
Anaya Olga Posmoga
Anaya Anna-maria Posmoga
or my personal favorite
Anaya Anna-olga Posmoga
She'll grow into it.....

-- Anonymous, July 21, 2001

Anaya Pamospo Mospoga Posmoga

-- Anonymous, July 21, 2001


Your name has come up in conversation several times from several different people...what about Anaya Grace Posmoga?

-- Anonymous, July 24, 2001

Has a nice ring, I must say. When I was a kid no one I knew had the name Grace except for a couple of feeble octogenarians. I wished all the time I had a name like Tina or Sharon, like a normal girl. Now I love my name and feel lucky to have it (also grateful my name isn't Tina or Sharon). It's pretty, unusual and connotes and denotes good things. The only curious thing is that when I moved to New York and starting meeting other Koreans, people told me that Grace is actually a very common name among Koreans, and I've met a lot of Grace Kims, Grace Lees and Grace Parks. Fortunately, have only heard of one other Grace Suh, who, strangely, enough, is also a writer. So if I ever met her, I'd have to kill her. (Consider yourself warned, oh false "Grace Suh!") ......

-- Anonymous, July 25, 2001

First of all Kack isnt my real name its my nick name for Kathleen...i think Hero is a weird name. But which name do you like better? Kaleigh Marie Elizabeth Shay -or- Emily Taylor

-- Anonymous, August 04, 2001

i meant Kaleigh Marie and Elizabeth Shae to be 2 diff. names so it should be: Which do you like better? Kaleigh Marie, Elizabeth Shae, or Emily Taylor?

-- Anonymous, August 04, 2001

I am 17 years old, and all through school I've been associated with a million different Jennifers and Daves, or Amandas and Daniels. It's sickening to say the least. I absolutely love my name and am happy that my parents have such good imaginations. My name is Rainbow Shine, but friends and co-workers call me Rain. My younger sisters (twins) are Misty Blue and Dusty Rose, and my older brother is River Wave. I plan to name my future children 'odd' names as well.

-- Anonymous, August 06, 2001

Well, first of all, my full name is Terrell Lamar Veazey the third, and let me put to rest the thought that I am a black man. I am not.

I have always desired to name my children different but not stupid names. I was the only Trey I knew for a long time, but when I moved and discovered that there were three other Treys in my class, I actually grew angry at the thought of sharing my individuality.

These are some names that I like, and I would like some input.

BOYS Braxton (Brax for short) Sport Reeve (a variation of my grandparents' last name) Jones (the county I was born in) Nate Noah Sebron (this name was first used by my great great great great great great great grandfather and stopped before reaching my great great grandfather; I am definitely returning this piece of heritage to my family) Berke Sawyer Lyle Griffin

Whether anyone else likes it or not, I'm naming my first son Terrell Lamar the fourth and calling him Trip.

GIRLS Alice (my great grandmother) Norma (one of my favorite teachers) Meryl (as in Streep; a genius) Selma Lux (call her Luxie) Billie Jewel (my other great grandmother) Vivian (another fave teacher) Chloe (the best character on Days of Our Lives)

Feedback PLEASE

By the way, Hero is all right for only a boy, but his other name needs to be long to counter it. Thomason Hero perhaps.


-- Anonymous, August 08, 2001

I had a math teacher in JR. high which his name was Mr.Weathers and his first name was Stormy.

-- Anonymous, August 13, 2001

I love weird names, and i think Hero is a cool name,but i guess if they were getting bullied then you should give them a second name so they could change it if they wanted. I know a kid called Hurricane and i know a ton of weird names e.g Blaze or Paris (for girls) One of the names i hate is my own,dont u think it sucks??? (sorry mum)

-- Anonymous, August 22, 2001

I think names should be representative of something. I think diffrent names are cool. People spend their whole lives trying to be diffrent. Whether you admit or not that's the case... So why not come up with something creative? Yeah...we need another Joe or Charles in my family...I think the son that we are expecting this february will be named Hendrix. Don't like it? too bad!...guess what else? let you're kid try to take my kid's lunch money...I hope you have a good dental plan.

-- Anonymous, August 24, 2001

I have a friend named R. Jerrold. His first name is R. I guess his mother forgot to put the rest of his name. We just call him Jerry. If I ever have kids I'm naming my son Legend and daughter Myth! Hero isn't such a bad name from a far away advantage. But to be Hero, nah, you would probably get made fun of. Kids can be cruel!

-- Anonymous, August 26, 2001

me and my wife name are baby girl phoenix and most people think she is a he becaues of her name now my name is uriel and thats a little odd to is an angel

-- Anonymous, September 04, 2001

I don't think that my name is that unusual. I have actually grown to like it and my middle name is that of my grandmother who passed away before i was born so what can i say other than i am honored to have that as a middle name. I love the name Alivya (Olivia) Rayne, Chloe Mattea Paige and Edyn Teighlor June for my girls and Austen Joshua Clark (Clark was my mother's maiden name and is my brother's middle name so why not carry it on!) Cameron Zander, Cody Nickolys, and Logen Patrick Cole for my boys! Yes I do like the name Hero for a boy...but I personally would never name my child that...too many mean kids in the world! Cindi

-- Anonymous, September 07, 2001

My best friend,and sister is due in less than a month and to my horror she and her boyfriend have decided to name their baby boy Ocedan Angus Carlson, and to me I would be very happy if she changes it to Hero.(even though hero reminds me of a sandwich) Truely they both kinda suck, but everyone has diffrent taste, and a name doesn't make the person. I will love my nephew no matter what.

-- Anonymous, September 17, 2001

What do you think about Peeka Boo, Quite Random, or Tweezer Pye??

-- Anonymous, September 23, 2001

My name isn't really that odd, but everyone mispronounces it khaki or or something usually like that. They also have a problem pronouncing my middle name. my name is pronounced "Casey Shay", which I don't see a problem with.

My father got to name me and he named me after his favorite roping horse, Casey. He didn't have a middle name and was watching middle weight boxing on TV when I was born, a guy with the last name of O'Shay won, so he named me Shay. Imagine being a girl and having to tell people you were named after a horse and a boxer!

My best friend's middle name is Woodville, a family name, try growing up with that one. He is affectionately called Elwood, First name being Elliot.

My Brother-in-law to be is named Jerret Layce, and my fiance' has a problem with the name Jacie Layce for a son, I can't imagine why, can you?:) His name is Jayce(jace)

My grandfather's name was Cole Ayce, I believe weird names run in our family, did I mention my grandmother's name was Zilpha?

-- Anonymous, October 04, 2001

Did I mention I had a dog named Hero once. I worked for a child support division in college and one lady had named her kid female -- pronouncd like Ta Molly, only with an f. She seemed to think the hospital had already named her kid cause it ad that on it's wrist, this is the truth! and we let these kind of people out into the world!!

-- Anonymous, October 04, 2001

i was talkin to a friend and her daughter inlaw is called winter i said i love summer she replied winters sistrs r called summer and autumn, beautiful and not weird for americans but b/f wont let me use them .

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2001

as u can see my name is sharon where i was born in another city in england my name was pronounced shuron., but where i moved to its common sharun. while pregnant with my daughter i liked names like billie, bobbie and beckie all for a girl (never had a boys name) and lookin back i realise that my child wud have been "B.Good" (my surname ) like be good lol, then i like d the name "Shannon Elizabeth" elizabeth being my moms and her moms name and there wasnt any shannons around, , but then the name "Aurora" kept popin up in my dreams and in a book i was reading so i choose "Aurora Shannon Elizabeth" brought her home from hospital and my mom called her shannon all the time and people asked how to spell it an she didnt suit it (((((she was just the baby as in ive got to feed my baby) so when i registered her i did it as "Shannon Elizabeth Aurora good" and i regret it after a few months all these other shannons popped up , wen she went nursery and school there was always 4 or 5 shannons in her class of 25 kids,and they r all known as there surname like shannon good grr and now she really suits auroa and its not hard to spell

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2001

ok me again lol. i have chosen Logan for a boy im not preg yet but hope soon,but cant find a middle name please dont say hunter its been said to often,any other ideas? hes surname would be Hambridge my partners surname was going to use "Good" my surname as in "Logan Good Hambridge" as its my moms maiden name and mine till we get married but we cant agree on that one, i like names with meaning and not made up all tho many r beautiful, theres so much u need to check wen deciding names like wat rhymes with it ,wat the initials spell,also if they will be to weird or to plain or common,hero im not sure on sounds nice but depends on the child, josh or joshua are very common now and wen ur out all the naughty kids r called josh as in" get down josh, dont do that josh, bad boy josh" lol and its my nephews name hes a monster 4 yrs old and he smashes windows hurts pets etc its the same with damien's. oh well enough from me bye

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2001

I actually know other people with my name so I guess its not so uncomon, it is usually mispronounced by everyone I meet but I seee why since it has an unusual spelling it is really pronounce Josahandi. My sister's is worse it's spelled Xenyaxen and pronounced senjasen.

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2001

I have really enjoyed the uniqueness of my name. My sister's name is Asa, and I adore that name as well. I must admit, I am completely sick of anything that starts with a "K", such as: Kaitlin, Kaiya, Kaylei, Kaylin... yuck. And I am over the "last name as a first name" thing, such as: Carter, Porter, Taylor, Tyler....blah blah. Let's see, weird names I've heard in my life... Penny Nichols, Richard Head, Rainbow Harmony Mars, and more recently, a pair of siblings named Clark (female) and North (male). I think names are very important, and a name like Hero could work. I think it would be nice for a girl. Names I like for my own in the future are...Girls ~ Evie, Ava, Macy, Emma, Sadie, Ella, and Aja and for boys ~ Bo, Troy, Ramsey, Coltrane (Cole) and Coen. Thanks,

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

My parents called me Frego Melanie Millican. What kind of name is Frego?!?!? Needless to say I always go by Mel or Melanie. I love that name it sounds so beautiful. Although Kids had a fun time with the name Frego growing up, feako,free go, but it was all in good humour. My sister is names Jersey travell Millican and my brother is named wisconson wesley Millican.

Frego Millican

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2001

I like the name Hero. Yes, kids might tease, but with all the weird names these days who will be left to do the teasing? My husband's name is Jack, he has a twin sister Jill. Poor kids changed their names a few times growing up! I know of a Rusty Nail. I don't particularly like the names I chose for my children, but I blame it on procrastination. Nine months is just not long enough. I should have started in high school. I have always liked my own name. I never knew any other Sofias growing up, and it sucked that Sofia is the capital of a country called Bulgaria, but the fact that it means "wisdom" had a redeeming quality. Children didn't really know who Sophia Loren was, but as I got older the association was recognized and was appreciated.

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2001

Hi there. I do think that hero is a bad name, oh the poor child!!!!! But i have three children. My eldest is called Caitlyn and she is 10 she loves her name and thanx me for naming her that. I got more adventerous when i had my 2nd child and called him "Kal" but all his school friends like his name and its very individual no-one else will have his name. I have recentley ( 2weeks ago) gave birth to a baby girl and decided to call her Aiysha- which is an Arabic name prone to being used by Hebrew religions, but im catholic. and i love her name. Maybe these arent quite as similar as HERO but when i named my children they were considered unusual and a punishment 2wards my children. Theres nothing wrong with unusual names- BUT PLEASE DONT CALL YOUR CHILD HERO unless youre getting a dog!!!!! Peace out.

Sara Harker

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2001

My name is Aiysha (pronounced eye-e-sha) Kareene ( pronounced Karine) Pharquete ( pronounced par-ket) im irish and everyone has always said that they love my name and i really love my name and nobody has ever picked on me. Im a model and all the companies such as heat and vogue who i have previously worked with love my name and wouldnt let me chose a stage name which alot of company models do. My daughter who is nearly 4 month old is called Alexis Demi Pharquete. Tell me what you think of her name. My boyfriends parents hate it...

Love Aiysha - 18 from Ireland.

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2001

I have met a woman named Candy Barr. What a sweet name! Hero could work. A friend of mines husband was named Royal. Now that, is a cool name. As for me, my name is Denette and my sister is named Aurora. When people ask me my name they ALWAYS say Jeanette. Sometimes I just say, yeah that's right--Jeanette!

-- Anonymous, November 05, 2001

i work with a girl named Simple Ann Plann. Her parents must not have wanted her, I often think. I mean, Simple is bad enough. But Simple Ann or Simple Plann? Geez. I also know a guy named Hieryonomus Bosch Assaunte. Very good name. Me, I like Star Wars, so I was thinking Mara Jade (last name) for a girl and I also like history, so Alexander Napoleon for a boy. :)

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2001

My mom went to school with a Forest Morris. How mean is that? I am considering the names Mikeylie Quinn and Dylan James for my children any imput. By the way, my mother's name is Karalea. A beautiful different name.

-- Anonymous, November 27, 2001

What about Quinlynn? Avonlea? Ainsleigh? Cora? Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz? Skies Da Limit?

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2001

I like these girls names: Deianira, Ceara, Alejandra, Sephra, Persephone. I also like Rave or Rafe for a boy, and maybe Cedrick.

-- Anonymous, December 14, 2001

Hello everyone, Some of these names are VERY weird! I like the unusual names but not the downright STUPID! I also HATE names like Sky, Hope, Faith and like TREE! I mean come on these names are not going to go down 2 good @ school! I really like the name Keily (key-ley) Jewel ( meaning joy, but i'm not 2 sure on that one! a middle name 4 sure) and for boys I did like Codie until i ment a not 2 nice Codie. i have a friends that was going to be named Ezekeil! which I think is pretty wikid!! it's also a clothing brand! What about Zinadane?? 4 a boy! it's the name of a famous soccer player! I really like the "odd" names!! Please write back and tell me what you think! Oh what about Aroharah? ( arohar) I played netball with a girl with that name! She was a B***H!! lol bye bye XoX

-- Anonymous, January 02, 2002

Hi!OK i don't really like 'hero' as a name. I think the poor kid would have to live up to it when his classmates would make fun of him. I mean what if he isn't even the least athletic or sporty??Not to say that ain't a bad thing but when i think of Hero i think of some big strong handsome guy.Don't you?? But hey at least you aren't going for the original names.My name is Ashley and i have 3 Ashley's in my class of 24 ppl.Even more in the school!It sux bcuz not am i only awnsering someone when the question is met for another ashley whenever anybody says 'actually' it sounds exactly like ashley.seriously!i mean say ashley then say actually.pretty similar huh??But i still like my name although many ppl think it makes me a ditz bcuz my name is so clish`e and also bcuz i am a cheerleader so they think i fit that profile.It makes me mad!Why don't you try the name Aidan??I really like that name for a boy it's so sweet but yet strong.Oh and if you really want a different name for a boy how about KoJo?? Lata, Ashley

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2002

MY boyfriends name is Suede! It suits him perfect though. not Hero but Heroin......yes yuuuuum

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002

hey... I think Hero is really cute for a girl, maybe a guy... but I really like it for a girl... I like the names Zane, Phoenix, Jackson, Shayden and Raine for boys... and I dunno, but Bejita, which means strong and intelligent, is really starting to grow on me!

My name is not that unusal... just a different spelling of Erin, and I really like my name although people always ask how it's said...

...and I went to school with a girl named Blu-Angel Klowde (like cloud), Simple Plann (...the band rocks by the way, but I don't think her parents took that into concideration when naming her) and Almond Browne!

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2002

I named my daughter Rayne Alyssa. Unusual first name, more common middle in case she gets sick of hearing "rainbow", "raindrop", "the rain in Maine stays mainly in the plain" etc. (she's only three months old and it's already started! *sigh*) I also like the name Willow for a girl, but sadly, doesn't really go with last name. Hero is a nice name--I think it works well for a girl or boy. No matter what your name is, kids will always come up with cruel nicknames if they really want to.

-- Anonymous, January 22, 2002

Amaelia. (pronounced Ah-MAIL-Ya)

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2002

I really Like weird names just not something that you can prenounce because while growing up in school the kid would always have to tell every body the way to say it. i like the names Briyanna(bri-yawn-a) Maddison,jordon and ashlyn for girls and Nicholas,Keaghan and Christopher for boys.I have a newphew named Dylan James. The names i don't like are Jessica,brittany and heather because everybody is named that.I also don't like old names like barbra and suzanne.

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2002

Sarah is a nice I guess but it sucks to have it as a name. There are 7 Sarahs in my grade of 90 and I don't even answer to my name anymore.

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2002

I think some of the weirdest names out there are also some of the prettiest. There are two kids that I went to school with that have the world's most fucked up names. The first couldn't really be helped. Her name was Michelle Angela Fuckaroo... I jest ye not. The second was just damn stupid on his parents. His name is Richard Semen (pronounced Seh-MEN) Penis... He went by the name of Dick... so he was Dick Semen Penis... imagine the teasing. I think Hero is a beautiful name. It has historical value and most people aren't going to pick on her for that with the context of the name being that she's a Hero.... I have had the oppertunity to name two children. Gyddion William, and Raleigh Star. Both of them are deceased, but I would have kept them the same if they had lived. I agree that stupid names are just bloody ridiculous. Who in the hell would name their children Limejello and Orangejello? That's sick! Anyways... there's my post.

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2002

Okay, is Hero pronounced the way it looks? Cause if so, don't name your kid that. Think of the teasing, and frankly, it's not a very pretty name. Especially for a girl. I hate names that go either way. Also, stop with the Katies and Elizabeths. In my class in school there are, no joke: 3 katies, 3 elizabeths, and 3 michaels. I happen to be just Kate, not a Katie, so it's all good. And no horrid spellings. Krystynne is not a name. Some unusual names are good, such as Rhiannon and Senna, but you have to know the limits. "Chocolate Mattress" [I kid not], is not a suitable name.

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

Oh and another thing, I was reading all these posts, and I found this [just to name one]: "[I like these names for a girl] Deianira, Ceara, Alejandra, Sephra, Persephone. I also like Rave or Rafe for a boy" What kind of named are these? Rave? DO we want our children to suffer through life?? Deianira? Names must be reasonably pronouncable. Oh, and there are lots of kids now being born with last names such as McNamara, Jamison, etc, as their first names. DOn't do this. Karrington should not be a first name. Okay, finally, no offense to anyone, but some of these names are really...stupid. I mean, I almost died laughing reading about names like Suede and Leaf. Oh, and about the Shakespear thing with Hero...why would the kid learn about Shakespear at an early age. Do Christinas all learn about Jesus at an early age? PLEASE do not subject your children to torture by evil names [or rhyming names-m Christina Medina]. Wow. I just had to get that off my chest.

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

hello.Hero is more suitable for a boy.recently my sister named her first boy Thomas Robert.Imean how boring can you get?If Iever have the honour of naming a boy he will be either TREMAYNE CHESTER or YARRAN gARRIE.the second namesis australian aboriginal meaningacacia tree and sleepy.Now for girls there is a myriad of beautiful names from many nations.My faves at the momment are DESTINY ROSE ,ODESSEY EDEN,GISELLE NAARAH AND BY NO MEANS THE LAST, YAMINAH EIRA.Another boys namr has just poppedinto my head, TENNYSON LEWIS or TENNYSON LOUIS .THANKS FOR READING MY IDEAS. o not call your daughter Hero.ITis suited to a boy in my opion.

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2002

I think the name Hero is ok for a girl but really bad for a boy.I mean what if you have the baby,and he turns out to be a total loser.Then he'll think that he has to live up to his name and be depressed and no one will like him.I like unusual names, but then im kinda partial to them.There are not many other Blaze's where I live..

-- Anonymous, February 17, 2002

my cousin's names are Yasmin and the other one isnt as different but her name is Amberlie {Amber with a lee at the end}

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2002

Well my parents gave both my brother and I names from the bible. Leah and Joel. My full name is Leah Rachelle Schroeder, but I'm going to be changing it to Léa Rachelle-Lyn Schroeder, taking part of my first name Adrian Lyn Anderson and adding it into my name now, changing the spelling of my first name to get people to pronounce it correctly. It's pronounced Lay-a, like Princess Leia of Star Wars, so as you can imagine, my name is Princess. I think Hero is a cool name, but I wouldn't be naming my kid that. I used to know people whose daughters were named Winter, Destiny and Silver. I like using unusual names for my stories, but I think here is a cool name.

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2002

I love the name Hero. From the first time I saw Much Ado about Nothing. Another fun name, I think, is Bode. If you look at the Olympics this year there are a lot of odd names. Which is pretty cool.

I myself have a rather unusual name as you can see(pronouced kal lee). But I've grown into it over the years. Although, I dread the start of the new school year. I have been called Callie, Kelli, Raleigh, and Caliope(no clue where that came from).

The weridest name I've ever heard is Assh'ole. Why a person would name their child that is just scary. I aslo saw a name in the paper where I couple named their son Scooby Doo. If you make your childs name weird, Give them a some what commen middle name.

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2002

Each child should be celebrated. Unuaual names are beautiful ways to enable a child to grasp a unique identity. Who cares how one comes up with a name, or who cares what others think! Parents need to teach tolerance in all aspects. If you are one who dwells on what others think, then PLEASE DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN.

My daughter's name is Remington

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2002

My parents named me Sundi. I hated it in grade school, but as an adult I love having a strange name. I am now trying to come up with an unusual name for my child due in a few short months. I've been told to call it Tuesday. I also like Ekilah for a girl or Mahari for a boy.

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2002

I named my oldest daughter Cameo Lyn. I absolutely love that name but she doesn't.

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2002

I'll admit I do have a very unusuall name....Kaylin St. Louis. I have heard everything from "hey are you from St. Louis?" or even "were you born in St. Louis?". It gets annoying. I especially hate when people put a "T" in my first name. I hate it is very annoying. But I do infact like my name, I only know of one other Kaylin and she spells her name "Kailyn" (I like my spelling better). Hero is a unsusal name but what really is in a name? It would be better for a boy though. If I ever have kids I like for BOY: Xavier Zane GIRL: Leah Monique. Unusual names a sprit and mystery I think they are so much better than Jennifer, Mike, Tyler, Hewather, ect...

-- Anonymous, March 11, 2002

It's me again I would just like to add that my sister Michelle named her daughter Cheyla Marie (pronounced like Shayla) I didn't like it at first, but now it seems to fit.

-- Anonymous, March 11, 2002

I don't like Sheila ; It sounds like slang for a girls name (Well I'm not sure about you, but here in Australia some men call women 'Sheila'. EG: "Sheila, Could you get me a drink, love?")

So dont call your kids Sheila! Hero is cool, but I agree, It could be some trouble in Elementary school, Well, only if the child is not popular.

-- Anonymous, March 11, 2002

I named my son Jebediah - it comes from the Biblical name Jedidiah. We call him Jeb; my in-laws don't like the name because they are hispanic and to them the name Jeb sounds hillbillyish... i like the name anyway. We are going to have a girl in a couple of months -- i don't have any idea what to name her. In all that i've read so far, the only name i've liked is Olivia Rayne. My sister suggests naming her Rain Foresta or Juniper Tree. My mom thinks i should name her Jemima or Jubilee. Any better ideas??

-- Anonymous, March 21, 2002

To all of you who have been talking about the name Grace. I have heard that many kids are being named Grace lately.Try going through life with your name being GRACIE. Everyone gets it wrong to where you actually have to remind people to say the IE part. Don't get me wrong though, I love the IE to make me original. Then try going through life with GEM as your initials. Let me tell you, a lot of jokes are cracked about that one. So my point being, hero could be cool and could be destined for doom. It depends on how the kid handles it.

-- Anonymous, March 22, 2002

well i have to say that the most ridiculous name i ever heard was rhoda car. i mean god bless the car family, but really what were they thinking, naming their daughter rhoda, with a last name like car? anyway i think hero is an ok name, but i wouldn't use it myself, i think it just sets up a few good childhood fights!

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2002

I think an unusual name is good, at least you don't get people having the same name as you do that much. But it's no good when your name is almost the same as something and people always misunderstand it, like Candace, some people who haven't heard of the name thought it meant Canada or Canadian. I think they're really odd that they haven't heard of the name Candace. It's everywhere. And about my middle name, I love it. People always wonder how you pronounce it. It's Kathy and Kaethe is from Germany, just a different spelling. My whole family has weird names.

-- Anonymous, April 04, 2002

Well, it has been enjoyable to read all the different responses. it just goes to show that everyone has different taste.

I personally never would have thought of the name Hero for a girl, but now that I hear it, I love it, especially with the Shakespeare connection. But, of course there will always be those that don't like it and will make fun.

I personally like names that have some meaning or story to them. My grandmother's name was Clara Nedra Larsen. She hated Clara, and used Nedra her whole life. It was the title of the book her mother was reading while pregnant. My aunt's name also came from a book, Tracy, from The Philadelphia story. My brother's name is Clark, my grandfather's middle name and earlier a family surname. My youngest brother is Eric because his older siblings didn't like Casey, which is what my parents wanted, adn we all liked Eric and just started calling him that.

My great-grandmother was allowed to choose her name at the age of four. Until that point, they had called her Birdie, which after her choosing her name is what stuck anyway. She chose Maud Eliza (blech in my opinion).

My cousin is Emery Claire (girl) and she loves her name although it was hard growing up, espcially in San Francisco with a predominant Asian population. She was often Emily. Her brother is Shepherd Benion (his father's middle name). They needed something more interesting with a last name of Smith.

I also have a ton ofother interesting cousin names: Violet, Velvet, Talon, Terra, Trace (called Racer, but his parents didn't want to name him that), Cebre (pronounced seb-ruh), Kiefer, etc.

My first name was just one that my parents liked, and Shannon (which my mother liked) would have sounded stupid with Cannon as a last name. I am grateful they went against that. I never knew a Lindsay growing up until high school. Then, they were everywhere. It was a little annoying that it was and still is constantly mispelled, but I am 25 now and over that. I love my middle name, which is the female version of my father's middle name, Ray.

I have known a Steven Stephens, William Williams, Frank Franklin, which I think are pointless names. I have also known a Lali Popp, Windy Breeze, and sisters Aspen and Cherry Wood. I never cared too much that they had different names, and I am sure thay were made fun of, but you can think of something for every name. Choose something you like, though I do agree with advice that it should be something that can be carried through your life. If you like Suzy or Candi, give them a full name that you can use a nickname.

Anyway, that is my opinion, but you can take what you think.

P.S. I also work for a genealogy website http://www.mytrees.com and I have seen some crazy names. We often get some good laughs. It is also fun to look through foreign names, especially if there are some ancestral connections. P.P.S. I speak German, and though Kaethe may pronounce her name Kathy, the German pronunciation is (Kay-tuh). It is often found with dots over the a instead of ae. I really love.

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2002

On the topic of naming a daughter Hero:

I personally wouldn't name a daughter Hero, I would prefer to name a son it. But also, the spelling Hero is so common, I wouldn't mind having it spelt Heero, with a double 'e' instead.

On the topic of names, general:

I know a person named Nolan Swinghammer. Now, since America is biased, when someone sees 'Swinghammer' or something, they automatically assume Native American... and he isn't.

I find names like Dane, Griffin, and Aidan. For girls: Shasta, Kylie, and Rachelle (as in, rah-shell). I find names that are unique and interesting, but won't ruin my child's school years, perfect.

As for middle names... I personally like the middle name Siddalee-Marie, for an odd, strange reason. Don't ask why. :)

-- Mandee

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2002

Hero is quite a nice name i would really want to call my children it, also it isnt that weird. I like girl: Cassiopeia and for a boy: Pxysis....I like weird names also Ski is a nice name but the child has to live with the name................................

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2002

Let me first start off by saying my name is RAN-DELL, not Randall. I hate when people called me that. I love it because I have never seen anyone else with it *It came from the last name out of a phone book* and yes my last name rhymes with Retard. I happen to like the names people have picked out here. My son's name by the way is Raiden, and no, not from mortal combat. Around here people have named there kids: Raiden Jayden or Jaydynn Hayden Kaiden Thadyn Aiden Braiden If I had a girl, I wanted to name her Kiotee(coyote) Starre or Raspberry Champange. I LOVE unusual names!!!

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2002

I was going to name my kid Oopsylan which is y in German.Think about it Oopsylan Cook.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2002

alright- first a heads up to all parents in waiting, skip naming your child peter because the name blows, i still get to this day, peter peter pumpkin eater....blag blag, ill shove a pumpkin in your ass! after the age of 7, it got pretty boring. im all about individual tastes but there is a fine line in naming... dont wanna be too boring, but not to extreme

for a girl id have to say im naming them - Edith, Enid, Dora, Nya, Ella, Fiona, Carolina, Dakota, and for my ghetto creation, i leave you Tjorndahnna (tyor-dah-nah), and hey doesnt the name Rainbow Star give you that nintendo kind of eitghties nostalgia?

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2002

I knew a lady I once worked with had 7 or 8 kids and ALL were named after some sort of booze. Jack Daniels, Brandy Alexander, Chardonnay Champagne, etc. She was socioeconomically disadvantaged/poor southern black n'proud, and apparently wanted to pass the legacy on.

I knew another woman who was incidentally, also black, named Uretha. Much like URETHRA, basically an anatomical term your PEE hole. For the record, she was a great lady and took the wisecracks in stride.

Most racecar fans have heard of Dick Trickle. I have known at least one Dick Long, and one Dick Ripper. All were older guys. I wonder if the obscene term "dick" is a recent addition to the streetcorner lexicon? You don't hear of many young guys named Dick, do you?

And a verifiable story from Chattanooga: two local doctors, one a gyno named Dr. Dryfinger, and a urologist named Dr. Cockburn.

Back to the subject at hand, I think Hero is a cool name, considering there are so many tasteless alternatives out there.

One last thing I'd like to say is that my name is Hayley and I was born in 1978, making me 24 years old. Through school and up until recently, I had never once heard my name on someone else. Now it seems that is a popular name for kids, and I have run across the strange problem of being mistaken for a child/teenager, and I know I can flatter myself only partially because of looking young--it's my damn NAME making me seem young!

At doctor's offices, over the telephone, or at job interviews, "Oh, honey, is this your first job? Are you in school? Did you go to the prom?" Dammit! I want to scream, I AM A WIFE AND MOTHER OF A 2 YEAR OLD and I have been working for the past EIGHT YEARS!

Just goes to show how people can be judged by their names.

P.S., I named my daughter Nessa. "Vanessa?" NO! Nessa. "Vanessa?" NO! Nessa. "Oh, Messa?" ...yeah, sure, buddy. (Obscure Irish name. Never heard it before. Watch, she'll probably have the same problem I do in 20 years.)

Hayley Moore

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2002

he he he he!!! i love the name engelbertha!!!! i think it has a real zing to it! also zebulon and metb are nice i have recently had 2 children and called one "Moon-Unit" and the other "zsa zsa" it gives kids there own special name in sted of a common name like elepheteria!!!!

-- Anonymous, May 11, 2002

I think "HERO" is a fine name.....kind of like "SAMSON"..... a strong name. I named my first son "LIAM" & my second son "LYRIC".....& to the person up top from 2 years ago who wants to "smack whoever names their child "LYRIC".....c'mon now, where is your "SOUL"? ;)

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2002

i know a girl named Berry Piez , her last name is pronounced pies, i think its a nifty name.

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2002

Ok, I'm sorry but I think that all those Rainbow Brights and Raspberry Champagnes HAVE to go!!! If you want identity...don't name them that because that's the identity of an 80's cartoon character!!

Some funny ones!?....no joke, I've heard of a Richard Licquer.... "Dick Licker"....poor guy....

Well, when my mom named me there were no Caitlins anywhere!!!! But now that's ALL you hear...my name was originally supposed to be Lavin, my mom's maiden name and for awhile I was so glad she never named me that....but now aomg a SEA of Caitlin, Katelynn, Kaitlin, & Kaitlynnes (the possibilities are endless!) Lavin would have been pretty cool I think....oh well, I still like it because while eveyone else's middle name is Marie (blah)it's fun to have a name you know no one else will have....as for HERO...I think it would be SO cool and cute for a girl....but not for a boy...its like you're trying to make him a hero...which sounds retarded!!! And Lavin is pronounced JUST how its spelled!! Its NOT LAVINE!!! it's LAV-IN.....(like Have-in, withouth the H plus an L)

-- Anonymous, May 18, 2002

Jennifer is pretty boaring... I work with kids with weird names but atleast they don't remind me of my school years...I'm 33. How about....Blayden, Tristan, Summer Rayne, Serria Sky, Selena Luna, I could go on and on; and yes I work at a free thinking K-6th school. We also have Annie, Georgia, John , Adam and Noah...the Bible always get's in there trust me. Hero....Go for it and don't expect a dud,but you might get a meat head. Nothing wrong with a meat head!

-- Anonymous, May 19, 2002

Ok first off my name is Ginger, not Virginia which every teacher i ever had always insisted it was when i was younger and just "did't know better" yes , yes i did .... grrrr . Ridgely is my married name and the only somewhat normal one. My husband and I still argue ( politely) ^_^ over what our children's names will be , he the second to last of five generic white kids names wants the same nice, safe names(he has come around to agree on some strange names i have thrown out at him but he always trys to make them somewhat normal ). His family is Jennifer (jenny), John Timothy (J.T.), Kathrine (Kati) Matthew (matt) and Mary Elizabeth (beth) (Mom Anne and Dad Tim) ummmm yeah and who doesn't know at least 10 other kids with those names? My parents are both immagrants Mother(Ingrid) from France and Father's (Anthony{Antonio} DiPaul) mom from Italy, father from Germany and my great grandfather is native american Indian ( my relatives got around ^_~ !) I was named Ginger very prophetic being a redhead ^_^ the name being agreed upon at chritmas time so my parents made that part of my name, Noelle is french for christmas. My little brothers name is Torin which is Gaelic for " chief". Now my husband has agreed on Wolfgang ( honoring my german lineage) and Bear and Wolf for other sons honoring my native american heritage ( my indian name was Little Bear when a child and was changed to Soft Paw when i was deemed a woman) yes can you imagine a redheaded whiter than white skined indian? ^_^ i have the cheek bones thou , at anyrate i got all the teasing any child could muster,hey ginger where is Maryann or Gillian( gillians island), Gin-gi-vitis, gingerbread man, ginger snaps, ginger root , damn you must be spicy to be named ginger, ginger tea, Gigi, and with the red hair and freckles i got Pippi long stockings, red, carrot top, freckles, and i can not even count the times people have told me that Ginger is their dogs name or their neighbors dogs name or their cats name. BUT I LOVE MY NAME i love being different and i did have class with another Ginger in 8th grade thou she was a brunette, we both adored our name no matter what the teasing was. My husband and i also got a lot of playful teasing from the terminator movie Sarah Connors friends she calls on the phone and hears die in the background are Matt and Ginger ^_^ we live in P.G. county in Maryland which has the highest consentration of african american, Jamacian american , well basically dark skined american or blacks which ever you choose to label the people as and we had a wonderful miriad of "strange" names, Crsytal Chandel Lear, GODALLAHTRUTH whose brothers were VICTORIOUS, POWERFUL and his sister was EARTHGODDESS they were muslim and you can look at classmates.com suitland class of 1999 if you don't believe me. there were tons of Diva's , Princess'es , Starr's, Angel's, ROMEO, Artuo, we had MOSES,Jesus, Justin Case, Justin Time,Justin Love,Crystal was the most popular with funny attachments, Crystal waters, Cystal Lake, we had Porsche, Cavilear, Coco, Chanel ( lots of those, channel, chanelle and so forth ) we too had the Orange and Lemon Jellos but our were much more creative and alterted the spellings so it wasn't so obvious. we had Poppi Fields and many others. in short "strange " names give people a sence of identity and everyone is sure to remember you , in fact we ended up teasing the peolple with normal names, in good jest, we had a Joseph Robert Jones who i teased as Joe BoB Jones and he in turned called me Ginger Christmas, it made us smile and laugh and it made us who we are. I wouldn't change my name for anything and will deffinatly give my children offbeat names too, my husband does curb me though which is somewhat good because i was dead set on nameing our son Oscar Benjiman Wan Ridgely , sounds semi normal but look at it this way, O.B. WAN ridgely ( obi-wan (kenobi) for the star wars challeged) see that way he has normal names to choose from but i still get to call him Obi ^_^ We'll see who wins that one after hours of painful LABOR HAHAHHAHAHA ok so one last point to be made in favor of odd names what do almost all stars do when they have generic names as birth or given names in order to " make a name " for themselves???? hmmmm they change them to something you will be sure to remember, something catchy and new sounding..... yes... ^_^ I am an art teacher and have heard all sorts of non generic names and i was really suprised when old names started resurfacing, Beatrice and Mertle and Murariel, Jonas, Noah, Jebadiah and so forth and we have a lot of very traditional Jewish names which are so beautiful, i think it gives a child a wonderful sence of "wantedness" when their parents tell them their name means " love" or first morning light and so on and tradition can give a great sence of heritage and culture, show your love for your kids, teach them pride about it and it can only be good. but any name you give your child can be special if you expalin to them your love for it and why it was important to you and hence forth important to them. and just think a child with a newer name won't have all the old connotations that comes with a more popular or tired out time. I must know at least three JOHN WAYNE's that have ended up more feminine than masculine and had a crush on their names sake which is deffinatly not what the parents had in mind, your child is going to make what ever name they have their own so i wouldn't hope for you to try and mold your child by the name you give them, let them become themselves not what you want them to be. < all in good hopes no negativity here>

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2002

I think the name Hero is nice as it unusual. I am expecting my long awaited son whom I am going to name Rocco Charles Fredrick. He will be born shortly, who agrees this is the BEST name ever? I can't wait for my little boy to arrive!

-- Anonymous, May 27, 2002

Jar Jar Binks

-- Anonymous, May 30, 2002

You know the one thing that is lots of fun? telling everyone you meet that "no, no, it's not JC, it's j-a-c-y, nonono, no "e"..." I have seen close to every different spelling: jacie, jacey, jaycee, jaycie, jayce whatever...

I hope to name my children some great names like maximus, logan, xavier, or possibly Ainsley, and i also plan to raise tolerant children that are able to stand a little teasing.

i mean, who doesn't get teased? how often have people called me JC Penney and thought that i woul find it funny? I used to cry when I was little, but now, who cares? Kids get over stuff.

Mind you, Hero? ... Think of how much the kid will like hearing "YOU'RE MY HERO, HA HA HA..." After a while it won't be funny.

Oh well. Whatever floats your boat.

-- Anonymous, June 04, 2002

Hero would be cute as a girl's middle name... I couldn't see it as a first name.

I'm really into the whole "unusual" name kick. I want to name my girl Caylinn Mattea and my boy Jarek Braden. Those aren't too bad are they??

But I'm also a fan of these names. Girls: Payton, Hadley, Ansley, Renn, Shaylee, Hadassah *dont ask*, Tierney, Avery, Maitland, Kyleigh, Dakota, Rhayne, Dannah, Nevaeh *na-vay-ah*, Tatum, Danika, Jaycie, Ryanne, and Avril.

Boys: Aidan, Jaden, Caden, Brennon, Brinley, Landen, Orion, Kieran, Brighton, Levi, Carsten, Jerritt, Kyler, Jensen, Bretton, Dalton, and Benton.

I'm sure my children are gonna hate those names, and my boys are gonna think that I named them girly names instead of the tough stuff. But oh well. I also like weird spellings. Like Erin as Airen, Ashley as Ashleigh, Kristen as Chrysten.

My Science teacher in 7th grade once told me that his cousin named their little boy Gryphon Xavier. That's kinda cute in a way.

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2002

I know of a lady who met a guy named Crowne King. but here's the catch: her name is Princess. Princess King and Crowne King. How funny is that? I know a little boy called Nacabullingie (nah-cah- bull-in-gee). Needless to say he's home schooled.

-- Anonymous, June 14, 2002

I have been thinking of some names for my little girl she is due in 5 weeks and my friend Mollie and Terri Lynn have been giving me some great ones but very different like Kendal,Delany,Avil,Evaon,and Candace

-- Anonymous, June 15, 2002

Hello i am so tierd of going into my sons school and hearing names like Britney,Crisy,Madison,Critina,Alihsa what ever happend to names like Debbie,Amy,Mary,Linda,Polly,Brenda,Laura I am getting so tierd of those new hip names.

-- Anonymous, June 15, 2002

I live in Venezuela, we speak spanish and my name is a weird name. But i love it, and i'm 15 years old. I admit i'm popular but i guess even if i wasn't i wouldn't be teased about my name, speacially 'cause i wear it proudly. I have to deal with the fact of being called Lilian when i order pizza or something like that, and there's a teacher in school that calls me Viviagnee or something like that. In any way i love my name, and i wouldn't like to be just Vivian, i love the french-spelling. It's so damn cute. I'm already looking for my baby girl's name (i'm not pregnant and don't plan to for a long time). This are some i like: * Corina (could be Corinne) * Ximena (it's pronunced Himena, not Simeena) * Federica (it sounds beatiful in spanish) * Patricia * Aubrianna (could work as Aubrianne too) * Carlota (Charlotte in spanish) * Annabelle or Isabella * Adelle * Loreena * Lara or Larissa (could be Larisse) * Clementinne (it's Clementina in spanish) * Chandelle (what i don't like about this is that it means candle in french) * Belle * Brianna or Brianne (it's common but not here) * Ava (this one is soooo cute!) * Elle I also like some names like Autumn, Faith, Hope, Rain, Felicity but i must admit they're kind of too cute or whatever. Boys: Caleb, Adrian, Braden.

I'm not sure about Hero. I wouldn't use it. Hope you find something you like from my names.

-- Anonymous, June 28, 2002

Where I live there are sooooo many Amys and my surname is common too. There were always at least 3 other Amys in my class and I even know 2 other girls called Amy Roberts. Every time someone says Amy i turn around only 2 find that it's not usually me they want.

As for my middle name, I don't know anyone with it and I really hate it with a passion even though other people say it's nice.

I think, whatever u call a child he or she won't usually be happy with it. Even so, I like unusual names and think Hero is quite cute. I also like some of the more traditional names where u can shoten them 2 many different things.

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2002

Well...i think kids these days are far more considerate that they used to be. If Hero turns out to be a caring and nice person than they wont care if her name what Supercalifragilisticexpealidocios. Or maybe they would...i dont know.

its just that im living my high school career being called "hot stuff" which i cant seem to figure out how they got from Hafsa. Some people assured me that it was a compliment. But i spent my entire life being called just Hafsa (pronounced Hufsa by the way), maybe because the kids couldnt care less about the shy girl in the corner of preschool, until now...its really strange...but i still think my name is as pretty as Krissy, or Hannah, or Sarah, or Belle.

might i suggest some arabic names? they can be really pretty...my personal favorite has always been jalaal for a boy and leila for a girl..my cousin's name is Zara, and my sister's Mahreen, and my other cousin's Anza, for some suggestions.

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2002

I really like the name 'Hero', for a boys name the best! I know a girl in my class, she has a big family, and they all have weird names, there is Shawnissy (SHAWN-NIS-E), Taveah (TAY-VEE-A)(I like that name Skylyn, (SKY-LYNN) Ashford, Mercilles (MARE-SIL-EES), and I like this name Tashina (TASH-ENA). My name is quite comman, so I don't find it odd, I think it suits me!

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2002

Personally, I really dislike 'Hero' for a Girl's or Boy's name. It's just... Odd. Adding an extra 'e' makes it a bit better, 'Heero', but somehow it reminds me of some corny Japanese Anime character. I like the names 'Siobhan' ((SHA-van)), 'Achleean' ((Ash-LEEN)) for girls, and 'Arlan', 'Chauldain' ((Caw-DEN)), and 'Takai' for boys. Nice Scottish names. My fav is Sedona (girl's). However, I also find if you take a few letters, mix 'em up, add a couple here and there, SOMETIMES you get a decent-sounding name. Aye, once I knew a guy named Heschertunosvhareas ((HES-ter-oohnos-Sava-REEas)) Jones. x_x Imagine having to live with a name like that...

-- Anonymous, July 14, 2002

Ok first off all "Hero" is a dumb name...i dont think any human on this earth should be named "Hero", it may be a good name for a dog or some shit!....I know my names weird, considering im a girl, but it kinda grew on me now. I've never heard of any other girl(s) named "Mark" But thats what makes it unquie i guess...i dont mind it, but i think it suits a guy better!

-- Anonymous, July 20, 2002

I know a guy named Michael Citti who had twins; a boy and a girl. He named the boy London, a rather nice sounding name if you ask me. Here's the kicker: he named the girl New York. And that is what she answers to. Not New, Newy, Yorky, nothing but New York. When people ask, she says she's named after the city, not the state.

-- Anonymous, July 25, 2002

My name: Psalm Means: Song Most common joke: What's your brother's name - Proverbs? Best Nickname: 23 You'd be suprised how few people get where it comes from. My grandma was embarassed to tell her friends the name of her first granddaughter. Funny story: My maiden name is Caird. Had to call home collect once. When asked for my name, the operator thought I was saying Some Kid. I had to repeat myself several times before she got it.

-- Anonymous, August 14, 2002

I don't think Hero is a bad name. I think it all depends on where you live and what kind of community your child grows up in on whether or not it will be teased. Every person brings character to their own name as will that child. You never know, the child may become very popular and everyone may love the name. I think if you like the name and believe your child will be able to fight the battles that may come, then go for it and forget what everyone else says. I wish you the best of luck!

-- Anonymous, August 16, 2002

Well...I'm not sure about weird current baby names...but there is a name I heard that is absolutely real, I kid ya not.

Tokyo Sexwhale.

It's also the name of a band, I've recently found out.

Another one that I'm not sure how to spell, only how to pronounce - Kittypongs Intrasucksack. Good lord.

And there's always the classic Eric Shin. I went to school with a poor Eric.

-- Anonymous, August 17, 2002

I personally don't dislike nor like the name 'Hero'...I just won't call any of my kids like that! I love weird names, like Sofia, Mayrene, Lorenza, Fatima, Camila, Emilia, Morgan, Madison, for girls, and for boys, Diego, Rodrigo, Emilio, Lorenzo, Mathew, Mike, blah blah blah...but I'm really into unusual and totally unique names!! I'd love to call one of my girls Lorenza...but my friends won't ever let me do that!! What do you guys think?

-- Anonymous, August 25, 2002

Where I'm from and some names I like are not common...Sofia surelly is...but not Madison, Morgan, Lorenza....but I still like them. They kinda give you a great atittude...who knows

By the way....my name is Ana Sofia...but I really don't like my ANA name...I just got fed up of it!! Being 13 years called ANA...is too much! So...I decided to bem called Sofia since JR High!

-- Anonymous, August 25, 2002


-- Anonymous, August 29, 2002

well comming from a long line of strange names id have to say that hero is relatively normal. Its a cute name for a boy but i dunt think it would suit a gurl. My dads name is harry dyker n my moms name is happy friendly. My brothers names are bali frederico dyker and augli dyker. My name is tomalee august malinali dyker and my sisters names are Jesusa dyker, Bethima Pume Dyker, and Cloona twinkle cherry dyker. My Jesusa has 2 sons and a daughter and they have some pretty retarded names too. Bartholemew Hart, Bloody Rad Hart, and Suyi Cital Hart. Therefore hero is definetly not a weird name!!!

-Tomalee August Malinali Dyker

-- Anonymous, September 15, 2002

My name rhymes so...yeah. I'm 15 years old. And NO I didn't go through any TORTURE okay. I didn't get teased or anything so just be quiet about who ever said it would be torture for a kid to be named a rhyming one.

"Hero" sounds nice for a boy's name. Maybe is should be written as "Hiiro" instead. If I had any kids I would like to give them nice, not too common names. Boys names I like are: Van, Vincent, and Hyde. I don't have any favorite girl ones because they all sound ugly to me so maybe if I have a girl i'll give it a boy's name. Haha.

Oh and my 5th grade teacher's name (or was it her mother) was Sandy Bottom or something.

-- Anonymous, September 16, 2002

Well as u can see i have a weird name myself "Holly Wood" my parents thought it was cute but whatever anyway i used to go to school with a kid named "Muddy Waters" but his middle name was Allen so every1 just called him allen but his anme is very weird

-- Anonymous, September 17, 2002

ok i think that if u would name ur child hero , he would get picked on at school cause im in middle school and know how mean kids are. i think u should go for a name like mike or danny.

-- Anonymous, September 21, 2002

I think that Irish and Hebrew names are beautiful. Consider Azareel, Azaliah, Apphia and Aquilla from the Hebrew, and Siofra, Aeodghann, Caolfhionn, and Cait from the Irish.

-- Anonymous, September 23, 2002

I'm sorry, but when you are naming a child, you really should consider the impact that name might have on them. If you give them a really "creative" name (read: a name that no one, least of all the parents, are sure how to pronounce), you are setting your child up for a lifetime of trying to correct people, only to have their name mispronounced anyway.

And never EVER name your kids after a popular singer or soap opera character...do you realize how many girls in their early teens are running around with the name "Kayla" because of the character on "Days of Our Lives"? And how many little girls born now will grow up with the name "Britney" (which in its original spelling was done to death anyway?).

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002

TSARIE: (CHA-REE) People say it's a beautiful name but I don't see how it can be beautiful. I don't know what it means, I don't know where it's from, I do know my mum got it from a friend from Hong Kong, but that's it. I used to wish I had a normal name, something like, Sarah, or Samantha but I'm stuck with Tsarie. Too bad itrhymes with my surname. I think Hero sounds like a really great name. Especially for a girl. If you know anyone with the name Tsarie, let me know, PLEASE! I'm tired of all of these Samanthas and Kates ganging up on me!

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2002

I like the whole Hero/Leander thing, but Hero is (sadly) a little too much. I think most of the names mentioned above are terrible; I hate made up names and "kree8tiv" spellings. However, if that's what you want to name your kid, that's your prerogative. You favour those names, I favour Hungarian names and names of Greek and Latin origin, so nothing personal. It's just an expansion of what's considered normal, and that's probably a good thing. That said, some names are just plain ridiculous and you can't help but feel sorry for the bearer.

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2002

I like unusual names because mine is so unique.My name is pronounced Key dra , I like the name hero for a girl!! If anyone out there kknows where i can find the meaning of my name let me know!! My name was supposed to be Jennifer but my dad named me instead!!! He had an ex gf that wanted a daughter named Keidra but she died of cancer before having kids!! I have grown to love my name ,I work ina daycare and my kids have nick named me KEKE!! I ham planning to name my daughter Dora Cadence , Dora is my grandmothers name, and Cadence is off of a movie!! my sons name will be Isaac Woodson!!! Let me know what you guys think!!I would love to know what my name (Keidra) means!!! thanks!!

-- Anonymous, September 30, 2002

Though i've got a fair few years to go before i even THINK about kids, i love unusual names. Names like Hiraani and Saraia for girls and Declan and Loghan for boys. I cant stand it when people go over board with their kids names like for instance, for a boy, RUReadyforthis. imagine going to school with a name like that! Gee, Are you ready for this RUReadyforthis? Goaw, horrible!

-- Anonymous, October 03, 2002

I think Hero would be a wonderful middle name.The kid can dicide if he likes it and use it as a nick name, or hate you and keep it as his little secret. I used to know a guy named Hai.We Would say. Hi,Hai,Hi? We asked him how did he know if someone was calling his name, or being friendly. He said he never knew.

-- Anonymous, October 05, 2002

Yeah...my name is pretty plain...but I have a friend named Duia...most people might recognize that name easier as Dia...and it's pretty pathetic how are teachers butcher her name..."Dweea"...even so far as "Dooee"...Come on now...it's not that hard...and I know this guy named Heraclio...ok...yeah..not common...but so many people won't even attempt to say it..."Her-oc-lee-o"...easy...I think people just need to be more open...I personaly think Duia is really pretty...and I think the totally out of place "u" adds something to it...I'm definately not naming my kid a so called "normal" name.... :)

-- Anonymous, October 07, 2002

What you guys think about Amythest for a girl and Addison and Hazen for a boys nameÉ

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2002

I think that hero is a pretty cute name for a girl. I just found out i am pregnant and i am searching for some original names cause i am sick and tired of all the normal one like sara, madison, jennifer, etc (no offense to anyone) so if anyone has any ideas please let me know your opinions. My boyfriend likes the name Haeleigh or Skyleigh for a girl and Rayven for a boy, I dont mind the girls names but I really like Gaige for a boy but he absolutely hates it. So any feedback would be very much appreciated.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2002

Hero is a great name for a girl. It's a terrific-sounding word and I can imaging people using the name. DO NOT ADD ANY VOWELS TO THE NAME.

Reading through the list, most of the names people listed as "likes" really turned my stomach. How many variations on Ashley or Taylor can you possibly find? And I'm sorry, but Siobhan is only good if you're planning on living somewhere where people still speak Gaelic.

My name is pretty plain, but I like it fine, and it was pretty unusual to have the name Katherine with a K in Quebec when I was growing up. I used to hate the name "Maheux" but now I really like it.

I actually kind of liked the names Lemonjello and Orangejello. I wouldn't name my kid that, but I would love to know someone with that name. As for weird names I know... in first grade there was a kid named Aristotle in my class. We used to call him "Arrêt Stop" (stop sign). I also went to school with a Delphine and a Jahel. My grandfather's name was Alfred but everyone (I mean EVERYONE) called him Ducky.

Oh, and my parents' next door neighbour just named their baby Chanelle. The name already sucks in my opinion, but if you take into account the fact that my parents' dog is named Canelle, the situation gets really funny really fast.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2002

I don't like Hero, but if you're set on naming a poor kid that, I'd suggest giving a girl that name. For a boy, it's incredibly cheesy and way too much to live up to. I think it's dorky. But for a girl, it wouldn't be so bad. The contrast (a girl having a name that is usually associated with a male) is kind of neat.

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2002

i need to find out the different ways to spell katelynn

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2002

Personally, I don't like the name Hero at all. Mainly because of that Enrique song. Yuck :P Anyhow, I'm going for the names Addiena Seren (which means beautiful star in Welsh...and I'm Welsh) and Avalon Skyler for girls. And for boys I like Xavier Blayze and Gavin Landon. So...what do you think of those? Thanks :)

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2002

There is a girl named Scout in our school- her mom is an english teacher- as far as I know, nobody teases her, we call her scoot, and she loves it. Hero though, I wouldn't call my child that. It's like making an assumption that they will be great, and then if they screw up, everybody makes fun of them.

My TaeKwon Do teachers sons are called Sky and River. The best part is that their last names are King. Sky King... River King... :)

-- Anonymous, November 05, 2002

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