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FyndFyre October 20th, 2013 10:53pm

Should giving a child a ridiculous and/or negative name be considered child abuse, so long as that name is ridiculous/negative enough?

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rickvee Living the dream
10/20/13 8:20 pm

I went to high school with twin girls that had the last name Hogg. Their effing parents named the poor girls "Ima" and "Youra". What was even worse is those girls were stunningly gorgeous. They turned 18, changed their names, and moved away.

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/20/13 5:23 pm

No, I mean like "Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116" or "Stoopid" or "Number 16 Bus Shelter." Something waaaaayy out there. I don't think that "North" is *too* bad.

dawl adulting
10/20/13 8:01 pm

I think North West is worse than any of those lol

Ebola1 Florida
10/20/13 4:06 pm

I went to school with a guy named Beverly. He changed it when he reached 18.

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 5:17 pm

It's a male name in England, I believe. Not sure how common it is any more. I wouldn't bestow it on a male in the US, though. (Nor would I name a girl Fanny in England.)

MisterE Conservistan
10/20/13 4:05 pm

If I want to name my kid Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, I should be able to.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/13 4:09 pm

It's a catchy name! :)

Ghostreconss mars
10/20/13 4:12 pm

Haha! Awesome comment Kay!

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/20/13 4:38 pm

Pronounced "Albin"?

Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/13 4:01 pm

If the name is just weird, silly or bizarre I might call it stupidity at its finest but not child abuse. might be abusive it it is a hateful.

HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 3:59 pm

Did you watch the Vsauce video about names as well, or is this a coincidence? Lol

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/20/13 4:02 pm

Yep, I did. You inspired me to make my own poll :)

HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 4:04 pm

Haha that's awesome:) It's a good question!

MisterE Conservistan
10/20/13 3:56 pm

I think the child should be able to sue his or her parents for giving him/her a crappy name.