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June 21st, 2012 04:33 PM #6Senior Member
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Luna- lunatic (she was kind of crazy, she'd get into fights over anything)
Jimmy- singing "jimmy jimmy coco puff, jimmy jimmy rye" (from the movie Big)
Brian- brain/brainiac (he wore glasses and got A's)
I know an old man who only wants to be called Jack, never John. When he was little he was tormented with "Johnny come lately" (basically calling him slow or dumb) , "the john" (toilet), "Dear John" (a break-up letter), "John Doe" (no name/identity)
Shea * Jade * Azure * Bodhi * Fox * Greer * Blaise
Lotus * Tallulah * Noor * Jasper * Linden * Arden
June 21st, 2012 09:03 PM #8
I was called "Alison Wonderland" and, after a hair-dying snafu that left me looking like Morticia Addams, "Alison Crowley" (as in satanist Aleister Crowley), but that was the worst I ever got. I remember a Bart back in elementary school who was called "Fart" constantly, usually accompianied by plenty of armpit farts. He was good at sports and tough as nails, and he just laughed it off. At the other end of the spectrum, I knew a Lacy in high school who was called "Lay Me," and it really made her depressed.
That's all the name teasing I personally remember, but I do know a couple who gave their son Amos a legal name change because he couldn't take any more "anus" teasing (bullying, really ). That name change was all he had asked for his birthdays and Christmases for a couple years before they finally gave in. Apparently, he was having a really hard time.
June 21st, 2012 09:07 PM #10
Luna, I am worried about that too, but more so with Looney Luna because of the Harry Potter books. I don't know how popular it will be when we have kids so they might even know about Luna Lovegood.... but Lunatic might be avoidable as long as she's a normal/sweet girl, which I hope for....
That's all the name teasing I personally remember, but I do know a couple who gave their son Amos a legal name change because he couldn't take any more "anus" teasing (bullying, really ). That name change was all he had asked for his birthdays and Christmases for a couple years before they finally gave in. Apparently, he was having a really hard time
June 21st, 2012 09:23 PM #12
I can't remember anyone being teased for their name in school aside from one poor kid whose initials were P.P. Yeah. Interestingly, his first name was Pierre, and it never raised any eyebrows. Then again, I went to a very diverse school in a big city, so the name pool was enormous. I don't know how kids in rural areas where everyone has names in the top 10 would fare as far as unusual monikers go. Fortunately my kids will be city kids, or at least college town kids, so the rather offbeat names I favor (Esme, Roscoe, Sylvie, Thaddeus) will probably be a non-issue.
OH WAIT! I just remembered a girl at college whose name was Justice. She never got teased for it to her face, but there was definitely eyerolling going on behind her back. Of course, she was a pretty obnoxious character. Oh, and there was another kid named Torrent! Again, nobody said anything to his face, but it was kind of the clincher whenever people were complaining about him (another obnoxious character, I'm afraid) -- "And on top of all that, his name is TORRENT!"
Really, I think more name-judging goes on among adults than on the playground.
June 22nd, 2012 12:30 AM #14Senior Member
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Nobody in my school ever gave each other trouble over their first names, although some were pretty odd. For some reason, people did pick on each other's last names. My brother had friends with the last names Buttrey and Maxey who got the nicknames "Butt" and "Maxi Pad". Interestingly enough, neither seemed to mind it.