My son is also named Borte
April 29, 2016 8:23 AM   Subscribe

 
my friends Dikd and Cliodhrop will be VERY offended by this
posted by beerperson at 8:30 AM on April 29, 2016 [7 favorites]


Valerice Olvert is now my alter ego.
posted by grumpybear69 at 8:33 AM on April 29, 2016


Some of these are extremely valid
posted by saturday_morning at 8:34 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Slimele, heh
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:35 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Very cool. Sent this list to my brother who is struggling to name his first born.
Suggested he should the Simpsons amalgam, Margibart.
posted by blairsyprofane at 8:35 AM on April 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THAT NO ONE COMMENT IN THIS THREAD WITHOUT READING THE ENTIRETY OF THE LINKED ARTICLE
posted by beerperson at 8:35 AM on April 29, 2016 [17 favorites]


And these are my daughters, Gritmudia and Fildurita...
posted by jim in austin at 8:35 AM on April 29, 2016


These are all at least 2x more entertaining when pronounced with an exaggerated French accent.
posted by pullayup at 8:36 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Some of these are good insults too, you Grapfoy.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:36 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Well, this will kill off an entire genre of AskMe posts.
posted by sparklemotion at 8:37 AM on April 29, 2016 [9 favorites]


Meyne
Jehn
Vonell
Lorant
Rangell
Daralla
Denolis


So this is what GRR Martin has been writing instead of TWOW
posted by saturday_morning at 8:38 AM on April 29, 2016 [23 favorites]


Don't be such a lemby farextwand, Confess, Fletch.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:39 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Börte was actually the name of Genghis Khan's wife.
posted by Platypus3333 at 8:40 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


I am crying with laughter over these.

Wussy
Colon
G

Come on AI you're not even trying anymore...
posted by odinsdream at 8:41 AM on April 29, 2016 [12 favorites]


The girl cat's new nickname is Flabetta, in honor of her belly skirt that sways magestically only a few inches off the floor.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 8:42 AM on April 29, 2016 [13 favorites]


Also, yes, all my future cat/fictional character names will now come from this list.

Who's a fuzzy Blengaline? Yes, you are!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:42 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


CLAM
posted by codacorolla at 8:44 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


The Ballad of Gerdi and Floy
posted by phooky at 8:45 AM on April 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


The Origin Of Baby Names
posted by dougzilla at 8:45 AM on April 29, 2016


This list is amazing in how it runs the entire gamut of unusual naming conventions:
1) Names from Science Fiction / Fantasy novels
2) Names that Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney would give their kids
3) Not-so-vaguely racist imaginary names that appear in email forwards from your Republican in-laws.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:47 AM on April 29, 2016 [8 favorites]


"Wussy" eh
posted by dismas at 8:48 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Joan-Rodelina is quite lovely to me so it's probably good I'm not procreating.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:50 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


The thing is that some of these are certainly real names. For example:

rorik
Ur
Carlein
Adianne
Busty
posted by koeselitz at 8:51 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


The perfect name for a MeFite union's baby: Beanses.
posted by cooker girl at 8:51 AM on April 29, 2016 [13 favorites]


Well, this will kill off an entire genre of AskMe posts.

Iwood Eadit is not on the list.
posted by srboisvert at 8:51 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


"Dasher"?
posted by boo_radley at 8:51 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


iunia, in the proud tradition of ee cummings

Also, Ei, pronounced EEE EYE
posted by Existential Dread at 8:52 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


This list is amazing in how it runs the entire gamut of unusual naming conventions:
1) Names from Science Fiction / Fantasy novels
2) Names that Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney would give their kids
3) Not-so-vaguely racist imaginary names that appear in email forwards from your Republican in-laws.


4)That one acquaintance who thinks he's a DJ and refuses to use his real name:
Jean-Xelly
JoVin
Christabull
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:53 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


tag yourself i'm Beanses
posted by Greg Nog at 8:56 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Marmaugd Gundraminzy!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:58 AM on April 29, 2016


I'm pretty sure this is just a text dump of The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:00 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]




Joan-Rodelina is quite lovely to me so it's probably good I'm not procreating.

you can still name babies that you steal, tho
posted by beerperson at 9:00 AM on April 29, 2016 [8 favorites]


#Wololo
posted by odinsdream at 9:01 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Elispor is surprisingly natural if a little arachic sounding.
posted by The Whelk at 9:03 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


I really want to write an epic now. These are great.
Listen to this tale of yon brave warrior Silbort, son of Noronna, and bastard son of Wurcard!
posted by pointystick at 9:03 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


I sorted it by length and alpha.

My new Paladin, Merindelle Pex-Marton thanks you.
posted by DigDoug at 9:04 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Damn. I read "Luchine" as "Lunchine" and I was gonna be #LunchineDelimeet.

Actually, I'm going with it.
posted by cooker girl at 9:05 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Oh, boom! I just saw the name of somebody I know! This proves she's a robot!
posted by ernielundquist at 9:09 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Babbie

okay

Babbabie

TOO FAR
posted by Greg Nog at 9:13 AM on April 29, 2016 [30 favorites]


guys be aware that ernielundquist is apparently not a robot like the rest of us
posted by beerperson at 9:14 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Kimk ... wait a minute?!
posted by comealongpole at 9:17 AM on April 29, 2016


Yes. One has to wonder: How was Babbabie formed?
posted by The Bellman at 9:17 AM on April 29, 2016 [20 favorites]


Some of these are simply Estonian.
posted by sapagan at 9:18 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Aborta"?
posted by ob at 9:19 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Whosoever names their child Jasqquosius, in doing so they shall produce a composer who brings forth the next and ultimate form of Pure Musick.
posted by sylvanshine at 9:20 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Aborta - worst baby name ever.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:20 AM on April 29, 2016 [11 favorites]


Madame Naberius and I are expecting a little girl in a few more months, so this is very useful to me. Her surname is settled, of course, and we have a middle name based on family traditions of hortatory middle names derived from our puritan roots. But a first name has been a matter of constant debate. But this will be an extremely helpful tool!

I really like the sound of Helphon If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Naberius.

I really like the sound of Delimeet If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Naberius.

I really like the sound of Dibfie If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Naberius.

I really like the sound of Joriquedelle If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Naberius.

I can do this all day. (Literally! Sweet!)
posted by Naberius at 9:25 AM on April 29, 2016 [10 favorites]


Jendar and Vathia, in the gardens of Rovan-Glonia
posted by mubba at 9:26 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


still waiting for SanDeE*
posted by borborygmi at 9:28 AM on April 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


Mrs. Jeffamaphone is expecting and I'm going to argue hard for Kale-Na.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:33 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


I expected to see Jizanthapus on there.
posted by supercres at 9:34 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Elispor is surprisingly natural if a little arachic sounding.

Actually, now that you mention it, one can imagine a race of anthropomorphic spiders having names that sound like that.
posted by acb at 9:36 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Unonald, Bionald, Trionald, Quadronald ...
posted by sapagan at 9:37 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Where's Jhusdhui and Enhifhupwq?
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:38 AM on April 29, 2016


"Ho"?
posted by ob at 9:48 AM on April 29, 2016


Fully half of these could be pharmaceuticals.

Elispor - Antifungal, IV only, costs a fortune
Helphon - 1st-gen antipsychotic
Olyna - Some sort of cholesterol absorption blocker that gives you diarrhea
Jeencia - Newish oral antihyperglycemic
Avet - 5α-reductase inhibitor for prostatic hyperplasia
Rodelle - Estrogen for menopause symptoms
Vazarine - An old antihistamine that gets used for anxiety sometimes
Miroline - Potassium-sparing diuretic
Dannabel - Antimuscarinic for overactive bladder
Doreline - An ancient MAOI that no one uses anymore
Byonne - Bisphosphonate for osteoporosis
posted by dephlogisticated at 9:58 AM on April 29, 2016 [42 favorites]


No Eliphalet?
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:59 AM on April 29, 2016


Is this just an appendix stolen from GURPS Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

(Does that sourcebook actually exist?)
posted by howfar at 10:00 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


You know, I'm genderqueer transmasculine, and I was thinking of adopting 'Dwayne' as my new name. But 'Chabford' really has a nice ring to it. Or maybe 'Kont'.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:02 AM on April 29, 2016 [8 favorites]


Babbie

okay

Babbabie

TOO FAR

How is Babbabie formed?
posted by pulposus at 10:03 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Yet another set of personalized license plates at the souvenir shop that makes Bevans the world around sad..
posted by FatherDagon at 10:03 AM on April 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is Wynther pronounced with a hard "t" or a soft "th?"

Asking for a friend.
posted by cooker girl at 10:03 AM on April 29, 2016


Is Wynther pronounced with a hard "t" or a soft "th?"

However you pronounce "Gunther," I would think.
posted by epanalepsis at 10:11 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


However you pronounce "Gunther," I would think.

THAT DOESN'T HELP
posted by cooker girl at 10:12 AM on April 29, 2016 [10 favorites]


Okay, neural network, now you're just fucking with us:

Ducky
posted by cooker girl at 10:12 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


#Lusti Runner-up: #Pist (I have strong feelings)

My never-to-be-born offspring are named Adalia, Dyllis, Agamemnon and Seamus, so I'm not surprised that I made it 2 entries down the list before finding something I like. Dillie is a great dog/cat name.
posted by Fig at 10:13 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Börte was actually the name of Genghis Khan's wife.


My wife is also named Borte.
posted by brevator at 10:15 AM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Margwrette

Just like Margarette, just a little harder to pronounce!
posted by Fig at 10:15 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Name your kids/pets '-ongi', and prepare to break any and all badly designed SQL databases.

LET CHAOS REIGN.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:16 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


The terrible twins, Shewild and Angrysley.
posted by ostro at 10:16 AM on April 29, 2016 [14 favorites]


Or maybe 'Kont'.

Means "bone" in Estonian.

I don't know what you can do with this information.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 10:17 AM on April 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


Shewild

I think that's a calque of the traditional Jewish name "Vildechaya".
posted by griphus at 10:22 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Means "bone" in Estonian.

I don't know what you can do with this information.


Add an 's', and I can either become a beautiful yet socially awkward Forensic Anthropologist who fights crime with a husky FBI agent, and/or the former bassist for Midnight Oil. Or both!
posted by spinifex23 at 10:23 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


"Konts" means "heel" in Estonian.

I don't know what you can do with this information, either.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 10:29 AM on April 29, 2016 [8 favorites]


"Slimele Vazarine" is waiting for a callback from the porn industry.
posted by Death and Gravity at 10:35 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Börte was actually the name of Genghis Khan's wife.
My wife is also named Borte.
posted by brevator at 1:15 PM on April 29 [1 favorite +] [!]


surfborte?
posted by FirstMateKate at 10:35 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Börte was actually the name of Genghis Khan's wife.

My wife is also named Borte.

MY WAIFE is also named Borat.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:36 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Patj is a pretty cool way to spell Patch, a friend's "trail name" from his backpacking days.

Or maybe it's one of those j pronounced like y things, in which case it's a pretty cool way to spell Patty.

"That's 'Patj', with a j. You know, like what you put in a hamburger. In Slovenia."
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 10:42 AM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


A good bunch of honest Odonian names.
posted by Kabanos at 10:44 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


With umpteen million World of Warcraft players (even if 95% of them are just gold farmers), probably every single one of these has been used by WoW.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:47 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


I totally grew up with Dillie as a family nickname. Saw this, mentioned that on Twitter, was instantly mocked with olde English rhymes.

Y'all saw Aol on that list, right?
posted by gusandrews at 10:48 AM on April 29, 2016


Also, by the Dominican/Puerto Rican naming conventions described by Lin-Manuel Miranda in In The Heights, half these kids already live in my neighborhood. A friend of mine has a cousin named Jon-Jairo. That's hard J for the first, aspirated-H J for the second. The creativity of Black and Latino naming conventions is a tremendous generative force.
posted by gusandrews at 10:52 AM on April 29, 2016


Bloafrey - Joffrey's bastard son as played by Bruce Bogtrotter.
posted by aeshnid at 11:19 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Jasqquosius Malda, arch villain.

Floy, is actually the name of a train stop in Southern Utah, near Moab.

Only Rh- people with bona fide Neanderthal ancestry may use these names.
posted by Oyéah at 11:21 AM on April 29, 2016


I always thought Resaca sounded like a nice name. ;)
posted by jeffburdges at 11:23 AM on April 29, 2016


Tis I, Annaus
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:33 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


hatchig

This sounds like a font.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 11:44 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


So many anime names. Winry Rockbell's whole village must be here.
posted by xigxag at 12:03 PM on April 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


Temmie

hOI!!!
posted by brecc at 12:16 PM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Jasqquosius Malda

???
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:17 PM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


No Shingy? Am disappoint.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 12:35 PM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Chinatonne

Why yes, I did order the full sized fried rice.


BRB, changing my name to Swindotha Xelandsa Den Den Dim Din Dob.
posted by Foosnark at 12:40 PM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Forget it Jacyquela, it's Chinatonne.
posted by comealongpole at 12:57 PM on April 29, 2016 [11 favorites]


I saw "Gir" in there.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 12:57 PM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]




Whad! Yo! Whad! This asshole won't hand his lunch money over!
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:01 PM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure all of these people were minor characters in Asimov's Foundation series.
posted by Damienmce at 1:20 PM on April 29, 2016


Esty

Very cratfy name.
posted by Kabanos at 1:48 PM on April 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


Can someone explain how the process of generating names this way is different from using Markov chains per letter?
posted by threeants at 4:45 PM on April 29, 2016


Gritmudia

Interesting hybrid feel; it feels like an ancient Roman idea of a Norse name.

Anathea

This one could be a hit with goth parents.

Kollette

The next Kardashian to get her own TV series

Cervynt

That could be a stylised spelling of “servant”, and as such, the name of someone from some puritan/Mennonite/Mormon sect where the pool of surnames has shrunk to the point where they have to come up with unique names for their children, whilst preserving a piously un-worldly character in said names.

Bendrick

“_endrick” could be the new “_evin”.

Katharinus

Given that female variants of male names (i.e., Josephine, Ernestine, Stephanie) are synthesised all the time, turnabout is surely fair play...

Cliodhrop

The orthography of this one looks vaguely Gaelic, suggesting that it might be pronounced “Clorp” or something, with most of the consonants there as padding for the broad/slender vowel rules.

Osobaldo

This one has a pleasant ring to it; a latinate version of Osbald. And, amusingly enough, it sounds like it could mean “bald bear” in Spanish or something.

Samandy

The child of Sam and Amanda, or Samantha and Andy perhaps?
posted by acb at 4:58 PM on April 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


Lore

Oh, now we're just getting ridiculous. I bet it's also going to suggest Sjöberg, too.
posted by SansPoint at 4:59 PM on April 29, 2016


For anyone wondering about how these were generated, the text file is an example from this blog post about neural networks by Andrej Karpathy. It links to the source code and has lots of explanation and other examples (like generating nonsensical C code based on the Linux kernel sources).
posted by mubba at 5:20 PM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


I named my kid Var. I can cast him to an Integer, an Array or an Object depending on my mood and how well he behaves.
posted by bendy at 5:59 PM on April 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


I know an Anathea.
posted by odinsdream at 6:13 PM on April 29, 2016


Dude there's just a blank line in the middle of the list. Tell me how I am supposed to use that as my Twitter handle again?
posted by wenestvedt at 6:25 PM on April 29, 2016


For anyone wondering about how these were generated, the text file is an example from this blog post about neural networks by Andrej Karpathy. It links to the source code and has lots of explanation and other examples (like generating nonsensical C code based on the Linux kernel sources).

Thank you, this is super interesting!
posted by threeants at 7:00 PM on April 29, 2016


"Stove"?
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:28 PM on April 29, 2016


it's the past tense of "Steve"
posted by Greg Nog at 7:45 PM on April 29, 2016 [32 favorites]


You can't fool me this is just the list of new guys in the upcoming Pokémon game
posted by rifflesby at 9:40 PM on April 29, 2016


Fragedie

For when you want to imply your child is both fragile, and a tragedy. A fragedy, if you will. Using -ie instead of -y makes it sound pretty and French.

SEnita
IRomi
SJele


Yes, both the first and second letters must be capitalized.

Grendelle

Like the monster, but prettier.

Buttanise

Oh neural network, no.
posted by yasaman at 10:59 PM on April 29, 2016 [10 favorites]


Genafre

Kinda like this one. Also think it may have been one of Cletus the slackjawed yokel's kids names from the Simpsons. not sure.
posted by some loser at 1:26 AM on April 30, 2016


@acb Cliodhrop looks like the start of the Irish girl's name 'Cliodhna', pronounced 'cleeona', with the Ivy League 'Winthrop' bolted on.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:28 AM on April 30, 2016


Fragedie

Fromedy = Fradegie plus Frime
posted by Greg Nog at 7:11 AM on April 30, 2016 [7 favorites]


agghh has nobody put this in a not-eternal-scrolling format
posted by lokta at 7:42 AM on April 30, 2016


I love The as a first name!
posted by painquale at 9:26 AM on April 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


My favourites so far are "Phart" and "Assland", because I guess I'm twelve
posted by one of these days at 6:18 AM on May 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


My favourites so far are "Phart" and "Assland"

Orilly?
posted by howfar at 2:20 PM on May 4, 2016


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