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December 27, 2003 8:17 AM   Subscribe

A real Gucci bag out of your reach? Don´t worry, just compensate by naming your kid Gucci! Or Lexus, Evian, Enternity.... more brand baby names here.
posted by jennak (30 comments total)

 
Been there, done that. (Different source, same story, 111 comments about brand baby names.)
posted by languagehat at 8:31 AM on December 27, 2003


This might have been a previously posted deal, but for christs sake people.

What kind of fucking idiot would actually name their kids after a brand of car, booze, etc.

I was in a convienence store the other day when a lady started yelling for Echinaechia. I though she just had a bad cold and really, really wanted to help it. But no, she was yelling at her little girl who was busy opening bags of chips and sampling them. The lady didn't say anything about it, nor did the clerk. The lady then paid for her beer and left. Meanwhile little Echinaechia left a trail of cheetos out the door.

That's the kind of white trash pieces of shit who name their kids after brands.
posted by damnitkage at 8:39 AM on December 27, 2003


I think Ginko Biloba would be a cool name. For a hobbit.
posted by SPrintF at 9:34 AM on December 27, 2003


On the other hand, what self-respecting parent would name their child Billy Rubin?
posted by SPrintF at 9:40 AM on December 27, 2003


I think a similar thing happened right before the fall of the Roman Empire.
posted by the fire you left me at 9:45 AM on December 27, 2003


That's the kind of white trash pieces of shit who name their kids after brands.

I didn't know echinacea was a brand, I always thought it was an herb.
posted by SweetJesus at 9:54 AM on December 27, 2003


That's the kind of white trash pieces of shit who name their kids after brands.

Bigoted much?
posted by jonmc at 10:13 AM on December 27, 2003


Hi. I'm Massengill. Pleased to meet you.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:23 AM on December 27, 2003


I'm going to name my kid "Bennifer".
posted by titboy at 10:34 AM on December 27, 2003


Bigoted much?

Oh for christ's sake.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:48 AM on December 27, 2003


I've been giving it some thought and have decided that "Preparation H", had it not already been used for the cream, might be a good gangsta rapper name.
posted by AccordionGuy at 11:10 AM on December 27, 2003


AAAAACk. So this ends my run of having never posted a double-post. I checked the archive for "baby names," but I didn´t see this November 13th post. *offers wrists to be slapped*
posted by jennak at 11:11 AM on December 27, 2003


Nah, not much. But thanks for asking.
posted by damnitkage at 11:12 AM on December 27, 2003


i totally fear the current generation of net users who lack even the most rudimentary search/research skills. "baby names" as a search term (without quotes) actually turns up two prior threads using mefi's own notoriously finicky search, while the same term using google produces 200 hits. enclosing the term in quotes narrows the google search to 15 results.
posted by quonsar at 11:20 AM on December 27, 2003


On the other hand, I was thinking some MeFi handles might make good brand names. "quonsar" for instance might make a suitable name a large juicer/blender; as in, "With my Quonsar, juicing is now a joy rather than a chore." I can see the "Languagehat" automatic wearable translator headgear ("Never be lost again with your Languagehat"), the SweetJesus line of devotional candies ("SweetJesus? Jesus, it's sweet!"), etc.

*Thinks: Maybe I can post this to MeTa as "What household appliance does your favourite MetaFilter member remind you of?"*
posted by carter at 12:30 PM on December 27, 2003


Can I name my first child quonsar?
well, that rules out any serious relationship for the foreseeable future
posted by wendell at 12:31 PM on December 27, 2003


And carter, no kitchen is complete without a fishfucker...
posted by wendell at 12:32 PM on December 27, 2003


I know I piss off Miguel when I (directly or indirectly) compare him to Ricardo Montalban, but still...
The Chrysler Cardoso...

And Volkswagen is just waiting to introduce the jennak...

Great new energy drink: thomcatspike!

Let's face it, amberglow cosmetics and/or house paints are inevitable.

And every classroom in America needs a mathowie...
Still, I suspect Matt has to keep a lawyer on retainer just to keep Ron Popeil from introducing an appliance called the MetaFilter...
posted by wendell at 12:42 PM on December 27, 2003


I think a similar thing happened right before the fall of the Roman Empire.

Were you thinking of Romulus Augustulus? His name certainly qualifies as a bit of wishful thinking and/or projection.
posted by Ljubljana at 12:55 PM on December 27, 2003


"What kind of fucking idiot would actually name their kids after a brand of car..."

I think my daughter Shelby and I may take umbrage at that remark.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:36 PM on December 27, 2003


i totally fear the current generation of net users who lack even the most rudimentary search/research skills.

Christ, quonsar, look at my history. I don´t overpost, I don´t double-post (with the exception of today), I´m generally very civil. So lay off my back. Here´s an idea...why don´t YOU research before you open your mouth?

····

And I´d loooooove to be a Volkswagen
posted by jennak at 2:56 PM on December 27, 2003


What kind of fucking idiot would actually name their kids after a brand of car...

A fucking idiot with a daughter named Caprice Mercedes.

Better to be a fucking idiot than a non-fucking idiot, yes?
posted by Wet Spot at 4:59 PM on December 27, 2003


Always loved the name Mercedes which I think is a fine name. After all the name came first and then was attached to a brand. Same thing with Ford, Chrysler, Plymouth, Porche, Dodge, Cray, Hewlett, Packard(double, the car and computer guys were different people), McDonald, Douglas, Wendy, Hyundai, Sony etc. etc. I could probably go on for pages just naming brands most people have heard of. There's a good chance that any non-marketing brand name (Aligent, Verizon) was originally someones actual name. Not only are such names easily trademark defendable; inventors and creative people can be a bit vain.

A lot of people with location names are also just taking back old people names.
posted by Mitheral at 5:28 PM on December 27, 2003


My favorite name from the local birth announcemnts... a girl named Mercedes Lexus (I forget the last name). With a name like that the girl should have a bright future...in porn.
posted by MikeMc at 7:17 PM on December 27, 2003


Nah, not much. But thanks for asking.

I dunno. I once knew a black woman named Chevelle (a very nice woman, matter of fact). Would you have called her a [insert epithet here] piece of shit? or felt safe doing so here?

Just saying. But hey you came back at me with razor sharp logic, so you must be right.
posted by jonmc at 9:21 PM on December 27, 2003


why don´t YOU research before you open your mouth?

<bogie>
because i prefer living dangerously, schweethaaht.
</bogie>
posted by quonsar at 9:27 PM on December 27, 2003


Reminds me of the joke about the couple who named their three kids after the places where they were conceived. The youngest is named Paris, the middle child is named Rio, and the oldest is named Buick.
posted by PrinceValium at 9:39 PM on December 27, 2003


I've been giving it some thought and have decided that "Preparation H", had it not already been used for the cream, might be a good gangsta rapper name.

I'm also known as MC Anusol.
posted by meech at 4:53 AM on December 28, 2003


My mom once taught a girl named Vaselina.
posted by Fofer at 4:17 AM on December 29, 2003


With a name like that the girl should have a bright future...in porn.

I feel that way about girls named after states...I've known more strippers named Montana and Dakota than say, Elizabeth or Emily....
posted by dejah420 at 8:27 AM on December 29, 2003


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