Friday, July 31, 2009

What's in a name?

When I lived my short stint in Utah I heard some crazy names. It was a contest to come up with the most original combination of two or even three names. Most of the time they sound very made up and very ridiculous. I think that little Ashergenesis will wish he was named James by hour two of Kindergarten. Annekette is going to be known only as Anne, her close friends will tease her about telling her awful secret to the world. If your dad's name was Don, than your name would be LaDon or Donnette. If you didn't catch that, you just add a La or Ette to the end of something.

Some people name their children after a place...Paris seems to be popular, or Brooklyn. I know of a little girl that was named Andalusia, after a town in Alabama. She went by Andi.

Nothing tops the name I heard of a poor unfortunate girl in the grocery store the other day though. At first I thought, "No, that can't be for real. Maybe she brought her dog in and she's just yelling after it." I wish that was the case. I heard her mother call, in a raspy haggard voice.



"Tequilla!! Tequilla!!! I said Tequilla!!!! Girl, get your butt* over here! Whatchue got in yo mind? Runnin off like that. Now, get my grabbin stick and reach that!"



So, does she have a brother named Michelob?

*Substitute for real tearm.

22 comments:

Terri said...

We hear some interesting names here, too. Nicknames take the cake, though - I always ask the patient what they would like to be called before we go back to the OR, and one guy said, "I go by Cornbread." Oh-kay, then... but, indeed, he woke up when I called him Cornbread. It's an interesting world we live in, isn't it? :)

Alicia said...

I've always enjoyed identifying "Utah" names as well. I think that the people they market 'Bump-it's' to, are the same one's who give their children the stereotypical utah names.

I actually went to high school with a girl named Tequilla. Lucky for her people called her Keila, ad it made it a little more ok for her.

KaTrina said...

Poor girl. There are a lot of people that just name there kids stupid things.

dani said...

bless her little baby heart:/
much love,
dani xxxx

SuzanSayz said...

Gee, I can't help but wonder where her twin sisters Vagisilla and Noxemateisha were.

Mildred said...

I saw your comment on Terri's blog and just had to visit. This is so funny. Here in GA, we visited a shop where the saleslady was LaGina, the salesman LaMar and the owner Herb - we secretly named him LAHERB!!!

Terri said...

Hey, girl - I learned how to machine quilt (in less than two days) by looking at online stippling tutorials. Google "machine quilting tutorial" to find them.

You need a darning foot and a plain old machine will work fine. I got my machine off of Craigslist for $60 - I do everything with it.

You can get a darning foot for most machines for less than $10 if you don't already have one. Make a few potholders first, to get the technique down.

Plus, you can then make potholders for people for Christmas, and recoup the cost of your darning foot! :) Not that I advocate being cheap, or anything, but... oh, who am I kidding! I totally advocate being cheap!

Kelly said...

Yet Anakin as a boy's MIDDLE name still raises eyebrows in my family.

Lisa said...

Oh no! That poor poor child....

Jan said...

That is awful. Utah has the weirdest name base. We have laughed and laughed about some of the names they come up with. The name 'Nudity' was probably the most head shaking for me.

Brooke said...

Poor thing. That should be on the list of banned names parents aren't allowed to give their children. And what's a grabbin' stick... something for lazy people?

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

I think so. She was pretty short. When I saw her daughter she had a few inches on her mom. I think the brand name is the ReachIT. My Grandma has one.

LKP said...

lol! we knew a girl while living in eastern idaho named (i kid you not) "Dakiri" (as in the drink responsible for her conception??? that's what we were thinking...just to make it less obvious, they spelled it a little differently. lol). WOW is all i'm thinking...

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

"Grabbin' Stick" has me rolling outta my chair this morning...

I LOVE this post!!

Marilyn said...

That is just so amazingly tacky. Tequilla? really? so sad!

On another note, I am so sad that you guys won't be able to be here for the reunion...not even for one day? okay, now I'm begging, and that's kind of pathetic, right? But really, you will be missed.

Loves,
Marilyn

David said...

heidi, i'm at $63. if i get to 100 by year's end, i'll use it for a giveaway.

Jeanette said...

I heard in other countries, judges have to sign off on names and have been known to reject names on the grounds of "child abuse". I think this would fit one of those cases.

Jeanette said...

You just left a comment on my blog.:) We must be sharing the same brain tonight. It's 3 a.m. here and I can't sleep either. Wonder if our insomnia has the same roots? LOL

Whitaker Family said...

I can't just picture her mom! Poor, Tequilla... Oh, you forgot to add "Kenice" to your list of wierd names. Still looking for antoher one out there... :).

David said...

like i said once on lisa's blog, the craziest name ever is ABCDE, pronounced like Absidee.

Jones Crew said...

LOL!!! That is hilarious!!! The worst I have ever heard is Abcde and you prnounce it abcity.....................lame!!!

LaNae said...

Well, my dad's name isn't Nae...but LaNae suits me just fine. Tequilla, classic.