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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Los Angeles

    Can't help but overhearing...

    I was having lunch with a friend the other day and a woman near our table was going on and on about her drug free labor. We tried our best to tune out this sanctimommy but she was louder than the whole restaurant!
    Anyhoo, at the end she announced, "and then my beautiful little boy, Bruce Wayne, was born!"
    I couldn't contain myself. I almost choked on my thai iced tea. I tried to keep back my laughter, and noticed that my friend totally didn't get the joke either.
    And I realized, not everyone is gonna know off-hand that Bruce Wayne is the 'real name' of Batman.
    So the question is, is it not common practice to at the very least Google a name idea before you 100% commit to it? Would the fact that it's a superhero name be a deterrent? (It seemed pretty apparent that the woman had no notion of the Batman connotation either)
    I know Batman might not be a complete worldwide phenomenon, but I was lunching in Hollywood for crying out loud! (Though my friend didn't know either.... that's another story altogether)

    I obviously cringe at the sound of a lot of names. Yooneek ones, ultra trendy ones, uber common ones, etc, but this one just did me over for some reason.
    Any one else have any similar stories?
    Mama to ~Rowan Josephine 1/12~
    and ~Teagan Dahlia~ 5/13~

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Oh my!

    My father has a "famous name". For privacy reasons let's just say it's Steve McQueen. He is a business owner and while this name has been a burden at times it's also been a blessing...he has gotten rush orders for supplies for his business by having people say, "This is for Steve McQueen, you know?" and suddenly they can ship whatever it is he happens to need regardless of the trouble they were giving then a few minutes ago!

    Also, since I shared his last name for most of my life I once mentioned my dad's name in a story I was telling and apparently my funny best friend started a rumor that my father was indeed THAT Steve McQueen. My group of friends at the time were probably wondering why I was slumming it with them instead of acting like Paris Hilton!

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Woooow, just wow. That poor kid, I can't believe the mother was clueless. I can sort of get how she was, but the father?? Maybe they just thought it would be cool.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    I would've thought Bruce Wayne was more commonly known! That being said I do know an older gentleman named Bruce Swayne, which in sound is exactly the same
    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Seems like her husband pulled a great joke on her. I wonder when she'll figure it out.
    Top Names: Benedict Calvin & Noelle Geneva
    Olivia/Livy : Darah/Bethel : Eve/Verity
    Eli/Solomon : Luke/Zane: Levi/Phineas
    Due in January!

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