Thursday, February 22, 2007

what's in a name?..part II

Ok...after a couple of private emails on "what's in a name"..I am compelled to do a short follow up based on my hidden comments. Man...I wish I could repost those emails...but I won't to protect the privacy of my peeps.

Anywhoooo...here's something else to chew on and I'm sure that "reader x's" will find this just as interesting. This is my damn blog..I write what I want to!!!! LOL!!!

Stepping up on my soapbox now,...and exhaling!!

Nicknames.....and calling your kids by their middle names..WTF!!! If the name is Jamariolificus, why the hell are you calling him"lil pimp" at the ripe old age of 2? He's probably going to catch hell from his first name anyway! If her name is Carolyn, why are you calling her "applebottom shorty"...WHY WHY WHY! Do we think it's cute to associate children with clothing lines and what we believe they look precious in?

And the thing with calling children by their whole name only when they are in trouble is whack! Let's just teach them that hearing their name should be associated with negativity by the age of 3 or 4.

I think everyone has a junebug, dunebug(I had one of those), sleepy, rockhead, Ray Ray, Stinky-butt, shorty, big man, little man, or something that will come to mind they can relate to. Please don't get me wrong, I use nicknames all the time...my blog was about "CHILDREN"...not grown a$$ people!!!

If the shoe fits...wear it! If it doesn't....get a laugh and keep on reading!

19 comments:

Girly_Girl said...

Every parent has to consider the 'worst case scenario' when naming their child. I mean, it's just cruel to name a kid something strange just because it was a family name or something.

I know a kid named 'Rusty Pipes,' which I think is pretty bad. I also know a woman named 'Anita Littlecock.' Yes, it's true!

I wanted to name my firstborn son 'Max,' but I was scared that kids might start calling him 'maxi pad,' or something.

A name is a VERY important part of who you are.

dc_speaks said...

hahahahah...anita littlecock...OMG...i would have died! Rusty i could have heckled a lil bit...but anita...man.....did she hurry up and get married?
Thanks, homegirl! I really needed that laugh.

My first name is damon..a few years later, when the omen came out..it was over for me! I still hate being called damien!!

Rich in the Stl said...

Talk about names. Reading Saadia's comment reminded me that I used to get ridden like a bus some of the time back in the day. My name is Richard Dix (some chicks used to call me Dick Dix, but that's another topic). I heard the Richard sucks jokes, Dix and the balls, Dick head (especially in the 5th grade when my daddy cut all my hair off), because bald heads weren't popular back then, afro's were. However, I learned early on that none of that stuff meant anything.

Luckily, I was a pretty confident kid growing up, and it helped that I was pretty smart, so to me they were just dumb. Not to mention the chicks still dug me.

As far as nick names, I used to catch it there too. My middle name is Fitzgerald (think JFK - I'm a 60's baby). I went by Fitzgerald in my original stomping grounds (grandma's neighborhood), and I used to get called Frigerator, Fishdale, Fishhead, Fish anything but my dog gone name. So starting around the third grade, I stopped going by that altogether, except with family. I'm glad I didn't need therapy, because we couldn't afford it. So yeah, I'm feeling you on the name thing, which as I said in my previous post is why I'm into strong sensible names. My girls have cute names and my son has a cool name. Cause I don't want to have to hurt nobody about my kids.

Wow, that was therapeutic, thanks DC.

dc_speaks said...

lol..ur welcome big brah..anytime! That is my mission in life these days..my therapy is your therapy!

Girly_Girl said...

Anita Littlecock IS her married name!

dc_speaks said...

lol...no comment. I would say maybe should should just use her first initial and last name, but that wouldnt work either. hahahahaha...stop it Saadia...ur killing me over here

Sheletha said...

My friend just hipped me to someone that named her twin girls

Strawberry & Daquiri

I kid you not...

dc_speaks said...

sheletha...please tell me ur joking! That is fuc***d up..that is ridiculous!

Sheletha said...

no jokes clyde.

dc_speaks said...

thats right...clyde!!! My great grandfather's first name...I wear it like a badge of honor!

Kim said...

DC you keep me laughing. I remember when I met you I even asked if your name meant your were the devil and you QUICKLY corrected me. I had an Algebra teacher once...Richard Dick...Dick Dick...kids dared me ask if his wife's name was Eata...and I did!

dc_speaks said...

u darn skippy i corrected u...

Mizrepresent said...

Funny Sheletha! (lol), well i had a sensible first name, but my last name was Sewell, so the names were Seweyhole, Sewer, Sea-well, etc....didn't bother me as much though. My kids have sensible names as well, even though my son wants to change his, and has told people in the past his name is Justin (lol)....

Sheletha said...

theres a author named Earl Sewell
www.earlsewell.com; hes out of chicago.. Any relatives in Chi that you know of??

Anonymous said...

hahahaha i like this one real talk though i c that ur blogs are becoming more intertaining bi the nano second

CortneyGee said...

this is truly a funny post and the comments OMG ... I didn't have a nickname growing up " don't think anyone gave a damn enough about me to take the time ...smile "

I've known DC for more than 25 years and didn't know his name middle name was Clyde ... Damon you should ahve dated Bonnie Redmond that sh*t would have been boss !!!!

dc_speaks said...

dayum...i would have loved to date her...i was crazy about her growing up..mental flashback courtesy of Cortney....i hate you right now dude...hahahahahah

Anonymous said...

Well Dc I have 5 children and all have nicknames. theres a mama's,phat,dada,nugget,nana. I guess all mothers name there kids cute nicknames.But they have decent names. and yes when i am mad i yell the whole name out.So they know Ok I done something wrong that pissed mom off.But to each his own on this subject.I once was told a opinion is like a asshole everyone has one.

dc_speaks said...

dang cyn...ummmm...no comment after that one! hahahahah. ive known u too long...thanks for the comment though..come on back anytime!