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    Name my son

    In November, we will (all being well) be having a baby of the penis owning variety.

    We're struggling to come up with good boys names (We had plenty of names for girls lined up, but sprog decided not to play ball).

    So, help me name our son*. If we can slip in some kind of gaming reference in there, all the better.


    * Disclaimer - this isn't 4-chan, I'm not promising to abide by the first suggestion that arrives not matter what.

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    Wahey, your child isn't born and you're already assigning gender roles to it.


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    Er, what? Point to the "gender role", please.

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    "Boy"

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    "Boy" is the generally accepted term for a male child.

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    Buuuuuut what you've done is confuse gender and sex! They're different.

    And I'm really just killing time. But I ain't talking rubbish for once.

    And thusly I shall suggest Ashley. Gender neutral FTW.


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    All we can tell at this point is that he is genetically male. Anything more complicated than that will be a decision he has to make when he's old enough (i.e. not 0)

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    Bah, I made lots of fantastic decisions when I was 0!

    As for names it does depend on the surname, wouldn't want to have one of those unfortunate "what were the parents thinking?" moments! I'd imagine you don't want a "Michael Hunt" on your hands!

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    I think its good if you can make the first letters of the names make a word.

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    Althea

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    His surname initials will be T R, which makes it pretty hard to form a word. We could of course reverse them, but the surname flows better in this order.

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    Cain? Manuel? Gabriel? Simon? -> Diablo, Grim Fandango, Newell, The Sorcerer.

    I would go for Gabriel. Avenging Angel + Fat Overlord reference, in the same name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Buuuuuut what you've done is confuse gender and sex! They're different.

    And I'm really just killing time. But I ain't talking rubbish for once.

    And thusly I shall suggest Ashley. Gender neutral FTW.
    Its more important to give your kid a name that won't make him/her the butt of every playground joke than a "gender neutral" one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph-Sulphur View Post
    Its more important to give your kid a name that won't make him/her the butt of every playground joke than a "gender neutral" one.
    Six and two threes, I'd say. Plenty of gender neutral names that won't cause an issue.


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    Luis Orwille, so initials would be LOTR, that's geek and game related.

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    Shane.

    Do it.

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    Richard.

    It's a little known fact that all the best people are called Richard. I mean basically, people with other names are just getting in the way of Richards.

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    Wizardry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ergates View Post
    If we can slip in some kind of gaming reference in there, all the better.
    Were you ever bullied in school?

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    r.e. Bullying-proof names: That's not how bullying works.

    Your kid either is the kind who can be picked on, or is not. Every kid in the schoolyard fits in the former category save one or two, who are untouchable and in the latter. You actually want him in the former. He will turn out to be an arsehole if part of the latter.

    So what matters isn't avoiding having your kid picked on. It's going to happen at some point. What really matters is how your kid responds to the insults. Odds are his reaction'll be such that he won't become a victim, because most kids don't.


    ...So in that case, you're almost better feeding the bullies the scapegoat of an odd name instead of risk your kid gets exposed to genuinely hurtful insults, based on weight/accent/mom's promiscuity?

    :-|
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