Quote from juliachloe
I haven't had too many funny ones but the trendy ones are getting ridiculous:
I swear we've had at least 30 just this year of either a Jayden, Kayden, Aiden or Cayden - boys & girls.
Nyvaeh (heaven backwards & with a Y)
Chloe (pronounced Shiloh)
I had a Heaven Nevaeh in peds.
What I've noticed lately is a trend for "unique" spellings. One I posted in another thread: Jaymz.
Also one named "Trae." I always thought that was a nickname used for a kid who happened to be "John Doe III." This kid's dad and grandfather had totally different names.
We know a couple whose son is named after the dad. They call him "Deuce." (At least, I think
it's just a nickname!)
I also have a hard time with people giving kids names which are not pronounced the way they are spelled, then getting peeved when the rest of us aren't mind readers, as in:
"Jonathan but pronounced Joe Nathan....got mom upset when I called him Jonathan"
We had one in peds which was spelled something like Alleluia but pronounced like A-lay-yah. This mom got mad because everyone (but everyone!) pronounced it like it was spelled: Al-lay-lu-yah. Parents like that are either going to chill out about the name, or go through life mad. :trout:
Oh, and I had a baby in peds the parents named "Angel." Due to a clerical error, her records orignally had her name as "Angle."