I’m actually judging the shit out of you.

If you are a parent and you give your kid some made up shit name that sounds like a character from a teen vampire novel (something like Draven, Twyla, or Reign) I probably won’t take you seriously in any sort of capacity whatsoever. I hope your kid rebels against you and becomes something extremely vanilla like an accountant or insurance adjuster.

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Oh fun!

Jan 15, 2019 at 12:59pm

You sound like a person who is very tolerant of different cultures!

Stupid names

Jan 15, 2019 at 3:47pm

Are for stupid people.

So

Jan 15, 2019 at 3:54pm

everyone should be named John and Becky?

I am more so digging at vampire names

Jan 15, 2019 at 4:02pm

But if you happen to culturally identify as a vampire, I’m so sorry if I offended you.

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Hey

Jan 15, 2019 at 4:20pm

No picking on accountants. I am nothing but vanilla and have a very exciting career.

Freakonomics agrees

Jan 15, 2019 at 4:33pm

@lucas
How about Eowyn? Frodo? Galadriel? No?
I came to North America with a foreign name decades ago. It hasn't done me any favors. Your username is about as generic as it gets - two ordinary, culturally consistent first names, really.
If that's your real name, you have no idea.
The original Freakonomics book spoke to the economic disadvantages of nonordinary names. I assure you that the social handicaps can be worse still, if the community around one is particularly conformist. Lots of places like that here. Just ask the LGBTetc folks.
If you care about your children, name them something "normal". If they need a stage name or some other pseudonym, they'll find one themselves for that contingency.

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Anonymous

Jan 15, 2019 at 4:53pm

Freakonomics has a chapter on naming a child and how it influences their futures. Spoiler alert: Stupid names influence their futures for the worse.

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other decades

Jan 15, 2019 at 5:22pm

had other "fancy" names for their kids too, it's not new and i didnt really take those parents seriously either.
just go to any island

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John Lucas

Jan 15, 2019 at 5:36pm

@Freakonics agrees

I'm not really sure how your comment relates to mine, but hey, have a great day!

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