Births and names 6-JAN-07

Kerces 6 January 2007 47

The births column in the paper today was quite a large one and contained a bumper crop of exciting new names.

Nataliya Theresa Ciampa: shows great creative use of the letter “y” that is so abundant these days.

Jorja Rose Davanzo: Georgia is a pretty name but I think the Js rather ruin it.

Ryton Bailey Farmer: I’m almost certain this is just plain made up.

Voilette Grace Santosuosso: I wonder if this is for real or if the Canberra Times people just misspelled Violet.

Tamika Montana Straney: this is just fabulous in its creativity really.

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47 Responses to Births and names 6-JAN-07
Meconium Meconium 4:44 pm 12 Jan 07

There are different ways to spell the same name. Johannes, Ivan, John, Hans, Jack etc are all the same name. Mark can be Marc if the person’s of French descent, there’s nothing wrong with that. Also, there are different conventions for transliterating words from, e.g., Cyrillic – Natalia, Natalya, Nataliya, Natalija etc are all acceptable. I don’t think the above name (Nataliya) is a problem, though the surname sounds Italian rather than Slavonic.

If it’s a name you recognise, but a new spelling, chances are it’s your own ignorance rather than their boganismo (not always of course).

Some of the others are unacceptable… not sure about Ryton, know it’s a town in England (and a pesticide); and Jorja could be a feminine form of Jorge or something – of course, it would be pronounced differently from Georgia.

Tamika sounds like an acceptable Eastern European/Russian name. I am in total agreement with those criticising naming kids after American states however. THIS IS AUSTRALIA! Call your kid Tasmania, or Queensland, or Rottnest or something.

luca luca 8:58 pm 08 Jan 07

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad. / They may not mean to, but they do…”. Philip Larkin quotes (English Poet, 1922-1985).

I don’t have a lot of time for parents. They regard their children as chattels and status symbols (if the kids are successful). When they give a name to their kids, they are usually thinking of their selfish selves (“what a cool name -river lake phoenix burley griffin! Look at the names that self-aggrandizing prat, Robert Geldof, named his kids (Trixibell etc.) And in a similar vein, who can remember the names that labor stalwart (Bob Hawke’s time)gave to his kids – “Neptune” etc. Can you imagine the school bully holding the unfortunate’s head under the water at the swimming pool and saying “well Neptune, King of the Sea, show us what you can do!”.

smiling politely smiling politely 8:43 pm 08 Jan 07

Must admit I can see both sides of the argument here. But my overwhelming feeling has been one of relief that my kid’s name wasn’t picked up in an earlier “births and names” thread.

Moi Moi 7:54 pm 08 Jan 07

A number of the comments on this post are snobby and paternalistic.
Have those of you making such comments ever considered that some of the most common names are not what you would call ‘user-friendly’? We are socialised into spelling from day one. We get used to cough, thorough, through, and rough but people balk at unusual names or those with non-anglo origins. Yet consider the names John (why the h?), Anne (why the e?), Michael (which should be pronounced Mitch-ay-elle if it is to be pronounced phonetically) or Stephen (Steven would be OK with your criteria) – but you would reject names such as Sian (an old Welsh name) or Lachlan (another old celtic name) because they are not ‘user friendly’.
Well I have a revelation for you. Even if you are named Jane, people ask whether it’s with a y or not, and if you are Mark people ask if it’s with a c or a k. Not to mention all the people that have to spell their surname anyway! (Are they supposed to change it for bank tellers?!)
What a boring world it would be if everyone was named Charlotte, Grace, Jessica, Jack, and Will (which, by the way, it seems half of Canberra has named their children).
People name their kids for all sorts of reasons, including family tradition, their own prejudices from other wallies they’ve met, and actually wanting something unusual.
Having said that I wouldn’t have named my kids the names above ;).
But really there’s no reason to be judgemental about what other people name their kids when it really has nothing to do with me or you!

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 5:47 pm 08 Jan 07

Need some advice on boy’s names. Check out this YouTube advice from George Carlin. NSFW (Not Suitable for Work) warning.

toastie toastie 4:48 pm 08 Jan 07

although, just to clarify, i did say earlier that i don’t care if you guys want to pay out names. whatever, i pay out retards all the time. it just seems stupid to me that nyssa is crying about how children with different names are bullied at school while taunting them herself on the internet. :shrug:

toastie toastie 4:47 pm 08 Jan 07

yup, my name is Ryton. that is obviously the reason i’m not paying out children because they’re different.

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 4:45 pm 08 Jan 07

Hey here’s a good one, how about we call some kid “Rytard”.

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 4:43 pm 08 Jan 07

A dollar says that Toastie’s real name is Ryton. In the interest of demonstrating the point made earlier, piss off Ryton ya smelly prick.

No offence intended.

Mr_Shab Mr_Shab 4:07 pm 08 Jan 07

And his mum’s name was Florida…

bonfire bonfire 4:05 pm 08 Jan 07

jj in ‘goodtimes’ used to sing out to his homeboy ‘ryton’ constantly.

when he wasnt looking for his mate ‘dyn-o-mite’ of course.

toastie toastie 3:56 pm 08 Jan 07

who are you to decide that Ryton is a bogan name? if you took a second and did some research you’d find that the name actually comes from somewhere and means something.

fistingdwarves fistingdwarves 3:16 pm 08 Jan 07

Bogans who name their baby bogans “Ryton” etc are cunts.

Caz from TSSH recently highlighted the case of a 26yo bogan cunt who called her four kids Chelsea Bun, Texas Holden, Markson Spencer, and (wait for it) April May-June. Bitch deserves to be fisted into the next century for that. Then again, the skool that those kids go to (at least until they drop out) will probably bash kids whose names are ‘Charles’ and ‘David’ et al.

Cityboy Cityboy 3:01 pm 08 Jan 07

Isn’t this post just about paying out peoples names- rather than trying to save kids from being paid out.

toastie toastie 12:35 pm 08 Jan 07

it’s stupid to suggest that parents should give their children plain, unoriginal names just in case it gets them picked on.
i mean, it’s not as though they’ve used a name like Elevator or anything. it’s totally ignorant to label these names as ‘boganised’. the people on here who are pointing fun and ridiculing these names are just as bad as those bullies in primary school. i don’t care that much, if you want to laugh you can. but to blame the parents for these children being bullied when you’re all doing a similar thing is ludicrous. it is the bullies who have to change – not the names.

snahon snahon 11:47 am 08 Jan 07

perhaps not simto but I’m sure if you want to ‘fly into the radar’ you want to for doing something as opposed to being something…

simto simto 11:26 am 08 Jan 07

Hm, I just don’t know that “hide under the radar, make sure nobody ever pays attention to you” is exactly the message we want to be sending our kids. But, hey, you’re the expert…

nyssa76 nyssa76 11:00 am 08 Jan 07

simto the name was highly unusual – and I won’t mention it on here as the child is now an adult and deserves his privacy.

Yes kids will bash another just for looking the wrong way at them.

However, if you have a boganised name you become “higher up” in the radar.

All it takes is the parents actually using a braincell.

cabbage cabbage 10:54 am 08 Jan 07

I have just finished reading “Freakonomics”, by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner. The book is discribed as a ‘rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything’. There is a chapter on parents naming their children and how it varies by race, income, education etc. It gives 10 spellings of “Jasmine” and mentions a researcher getting a call from a concerned black woman who was upset at the name just given to her baby neice. It was pronounced shu-TEED but was in fact spelt “Shithead”.

simto simto 10:38 am 08 Jan 07

Kids’ll who want to bash other kids will do so for any number of reasons – ’cause they’re more educated, less educated, different colours, have more cool stuff, have less cool stuff or just because they don’t like the look on their faces.

Blaming the names is a nonsense explanation, and I’d expect better from the educated, intelligent people who read Riotact.

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