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SISTER RUBY, ARE YOU THE SQUAWKER FOR THE DAY? YEP, IF YOU WANT A LAUGH THE BIRTH NOTICE AND THE JAIL REPORT NAMES ARE LIKE BRAIN TEASERS AND TONGUE TWISTER ROLLED INTO ONE.
SISTER RUBY, IS THIS YOU?
aka "Momma gave dat stoopid name, 'yo?"
No it's not my Squawk but it's nice to know that I'm having some influence in my Community.
I'm still looking for a Guinness Record Name with over 10 apostrophes. It could happen, don't laugh!
I didn't realize we were using topics from the Middle School lunch table in S.O.T.D...
Google it. Funky names dont get jobs. Whats more important, using yer right to name yer kid whatever u want or not naming him her something that will have long term negative consequences? I love natural selection.
So are you actually saying that parents should not name their kid a creative name just for the sake of being different? Rather you think the parent(s) should try have the kid's best long term interests in mind? I think you may have something there, wtfwtf.
I like the story about the Coach who on meeting Andre Smith, a baseball player in Douglas, hooted " I'll be damned if I'll coach a player named Andre, your name is now Pulpwood." And it stuck even in his playing days as a UGA running back. Whenever I see some of the names in the paper I think about the name of Pulpwood. Of course, they could be named worse, like Aunt Jemima.
whatever happened to uncle jemima?
In prison for killing the Auntie.
Don't forget about Uncle Remus!
Now I understand what the lady meant when she said children belong to the collective. The state will be raising most of these children not the parent.
Why do you assume that?
It is a shame that half these kids will NOT be able to spell their own name. When I worked at the hospital, baby's daddy had to have the name written on a piece of paper so that when he came to pay on the bill he would just hand us the piece of paper because even daddy could not pronounce the name. Another place the twins were named Shithead and Shitrustin; they didn't pronounce them the way the look when telling the names but I can assure you that was two boys that have taken a a lot of harrassment over the years.
Yes, sad huh, daisymae, that the parents cannot even spell the names. When I worked in a small rural hospital ER women used to bring their kids in and after telling me they forgot their Medicaid card I would ask them to spell the kids name. The kid of course had been in before and we had records but it was sort of a test to see if mama could spell the name. Nope, 9 times out of 10 mama couldn't spell it. As far as names go, my daughter told me that in her OB/GYN practice one lady actually named her new baby girl Va'ginnia LaSha. I hope they are calling her Ginny...but doubt it. Even Sha would be nice.
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No, the real hoot came from making fun of mamas that can't spell their children's name. Did you bother to read what she said, or were you too busy trying to read between the lines?
Oh and this is another reason these kids are so mean, they are ticked at their mother for giving them these stupid names.
I do feel for the children who are named with names they cannot even begin to spell and takes half of their lives to learn how to pronounce those names.
What gets me is how offended these people get when you either mispronounce their name or ask them to spell it...oh, yea, love the exchange about Uncle Jemima being in jail for killing Auntie Jemima.
Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"
I am still waiting to see the name, Friedchiceneesha.
WHAT DOES KAWASKI OR ZEBROWSKI OR GRABOWSKI (FIRST NAMES) SOUND LIKE?
Polish. Definitely Eastern European.
DON'T GIVE THEM ANY IDEAS.
That's not racist...
The entertainment value of birth announcements and arrest reports cannot be discounted. Maybe the development commission should put together a short film and distribute it to prospective employers. It might make large companies who supported Obama, like GE, realize it is their duty to build in Albany.
Reprint from yesterday...
MRKIA 1 day, 9 hours ago on Dougherty Jail Report - March 28-April 4, 2013
Dougherty Jail Report - March 28-April 4, 2013
I STOPPED AT QUATABAIOUN THEN I RAN ACROSS RONIKQUEAI DEWAYNEIEALL, EITHER THESE ARE MISPRINTS OR THE A.H. IS PRANKING US. THESE NAMES CAN'T BE REAL.
Will this be the future of these kids with such awful names? What are their parents thinking?
Quatabaioun Ronikqueai Robinson could be a future president of the United States and Monquizze Dewayneieall Mathis could be a future vice president.
So names like Mary, David, Carol, Edward are OK. Or simple one syllable names because society is too dumb for multi-syllabic names.
It is unfortunate that a society can be so simple minded that a name can cause glee and laughter.
Why do southerners bother to give a kid a first name anyhow; most go by their middle names. Is that somehow more acceptable than using names given as examples by other squawkers?
So you think giving these kids these long names makes them intelligent?
Dumb is when kids and parents can't even spell or pronounce their own name.
IF YOUR NAME IS OOPOOPADOO DE'WA'KA'FLA' KA, IT DOES CAUSE GLEE AND LAUGHTER. BTW :SOCIETY IS TOO SMART TO WEIGHT THEIR KIDS DOWN WITH A 15 CHARACTER 8 SYLLABLE UNPRONOUNCEABLE, MEANINGLESS TONGUE TWISTER FOR A NAME. LOOK AT THE JAIL REPORT. LOOKS LIKE PROFILING IF I DID NOT KNOW ANY BETTER.
No, it isn't so much is causes glee and laughter as it causes pity for the child to have to go thru life with a name like that. Think about it for a while and consider how you would like to go thru life with a name such as some you have seen.
Hey Sherwood, I'll trade you my pizza for your green beans. Oshanta..., Oshaghede... Octav..., oh whatever his name is said no deal.
Pizza for green beans? I'll take it!
They are dooming their kids forever. An application for a job goes in the trash before they leave the building. A potential employer is not going to bother to learn to pronounce the name. The USA is the laughing stock of the world. But I for one am of the old school. The white names McKenzie, Monroe, Jackson are just as bad. Whatever happened to the beautiful names that kids use to be named? Soap operas came along and so did the crazy names. Folks use to name the kids after grandparents and siblings or the Bible.
The sad thing is one of these days those baby names will be on a job application or a resume. If an employer can't pronounce or spell your name, your stuff will probably end up in file 13. A friend of mine told me she refused to give her daughter one of those crazy names for that very reason. She wanted her to be successful in life and saddling her with a name no one could pronouce or that would produce any type of stereotypical response from a perspective employer reading her resume was out.
Souldn't some of these people be charged with mental cruelty to children? With all the concern about Bullying, wouldn't these names contribute to Bullying in many cases? I believe the Parents need to be charged, prosecuted and convicted to set an example for others using this route as a form of lifetime harssment of their own children.
What is even sadder than the bizarre names is the fact that out of 38 births (from a couple of weeks ago), only 18 of those babies were born to married parents. The rest were born to either single moms or unwed parents.
LOOK AT THE PARENT(S) NAMES. OBVIOUSLY THEY NEITHER LEARNED NOR LOST ANYTHING FROM THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE.
When I was a teen, it started as a way to create an identity in America, kids were mainly given names after African Countries or from the Bible. I have to admit, then things got a little crazy. I feel that before they let parents give the standouts names to their little ones they should be given a test administered by a linguist, if they can't pronounce it correctly then they can't give it to their child. Yeah, you can name your kid whatever you want, but they have to l ive with it, not the parents, or they should make it relatively easy for the child to change his or her name once they reach 18. I used to work as a substitute teacher and the kids would give me crazy looks when I pronounced their names the way the were spelled and would be corrected by the indignant child. I call em as I see em.Ignorance isn't always bliss.
My background is Pennsylvania Dutch, French and Irish and my grandparents, great grand parents, etc, etc, etc, all named their children after people from either the bible or they named them after a saint (the French and Irish Catholic influence). My parents named their 8 children for family in some instances, and gave the rest what I would call "normal" names...ie. Charles, Frederick, etc. You said children were named after African Countries and I have heard names such as Chad and Kenya. They are nice names. I don't even mind Morocco, or Zambia...but you are right, ignorance isn't always bliss.
They don't worry about what they name their children most of them will never work anyway.
Wow. Do you all get your white sheets pressed at the same place?
My sheets have to have a high thread count, and I don't buy them in white. We're discussing names and (I think) culture. You're just too quick to find racism in an issue.
While immature to make fun, there are some good reasons not to name your child a 145 point word in Scrabble. This is the same reason that grown men shouldn't wear camouflage in public. It perpetuates a stereotype.
Jacob, there is a book by a black man who thinks it is very wrong to name your child like crazy names. It has branded them forever. It will affect them all their lives. You can actually have your named changed legally for a very small amount.
Comedy Central's Key & Peele has an interesting take on names by a couple of black comics. Very funny. A couple of expletives but funny.
It is a good thing these parents don't live in some European countries like Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland or Norway, where only certain names are approved. Even China, Japan and New Zealand have laws about naming children.
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