Would you purposely name your child with something exotic or from a video game etc?

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Something always made me want to name a possible daughter Rosalia... (From Trauma Team) It just sounds so pretty~

If one day I do have a kid, and he's a boy. Issac... From Dead Space......it is a fairly common name I know. But-ttttt If I hadn't play'd the series though, I wouldn't have even considered it.

If I had a daughter, I'd name her after characters out of Greek mythology, like Calliope or Cassandra. I know Cassandra is a semi-common name, but I would name my kid with the Iliad in mind on this one. I dig Persephone too, but I can't think of a good way to shorten that. I run into the same issue with boy's names- I'm not about to name my future son Agamemnon

For Persephone, you could shorten it to Percy. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if the child hated you for that.

Yus... I already have it planned... if I have a daughter she will be called Lain or Alice... which ever one I don't pick will be the middle name... for obvious reasons... and if anyone asks I'll just tell them that she's named after Layne Staley from Alice in Chains...<.<

And if I get a son... he will be called either Jake or Finn...<.<

Maybe not a child
A pet? Sure.
Could call my dog Dovakhin, would be pretty cool yelling to him from across the park

Depends on the name. I mean, I'm not going to name my kid Dovahkiin or whatever, but naming a kid Marcus after the Gears of War knucklehead (first thing that came to mind /shrug) is not inherently bad.

Now that I think about it a bit more, I'd probably use Ryan (after Jack/Andrew Ryan in Bioshock), Isaac (Dead Space), Jade (Beyond Good & Evil) or Faith (Mirror's Edge) as potential kid names. If I was feeling really adventurous I might even use Alcatraz (Crysis 2) as a name, though I doubt it.

Launcelot111:
I run into the same issue with boy's names- I'm not about to name my future son Agamemnon

Dude, why not? Best name ever. Instant +400 respect points just for having that as a name.

I might name a daughter "Trip", or at least grant it to her as a nickname. I'd be more sneaky about it, though, like slipping in a name as a middle name. "Firstname Aran Surname" kind of thing.

DarkishFriend:
Would you puposely name your child with something exotic or from a videogame etc?

Uh...As opposed to accidentally doing that?

OT: No. Maybe with a dog that's OK, but we're talking about a human being, and what they're going to be called for the rest of their lives. It shouldn't be a reference to some random thing their parents happen to like.

would call a doughter zelda. not obnoxius, doesnt sound bad, works in both native language and english. and normal people would not turn heads at it.

Launcelot111:
If I had a daughter, I'd name her after characters out of Greek mythology, like Calliope or Cassandra. I know Cassandra is a semi-common name, but I would name my kid with the Iliad in mind on this one. I dig Persephone too, but I can't think of a good way to shorten that. I run into the same issue with boy's names- I'm not about to name my future son Agamemnon

Had a Teacher once named Cato (Roman Empire 2nd punic war Cato the elder)

instant respect...

Absolutely not.

I think people should have their breeding rights revoked for giving their kids stupid or stupidly spelled names. There are "normal" names that aren't "common".. two of my three nieces have them! (The other has a fairly popular name, spelled normally.) It's just flat out cruel to give your kid a name that's going to get them ridiculed.

As for stupid spellings, if someone is going to go with a traditional name, they should spell it the way people are going to think it's spelled to save confusion. People may think they're being creative or unconventional, but the kid is the one who has to live with the stupid name they're given for at least 18 years (unless the parents take pity and help them legally change it earlier). It's hard to take people with dumb names seriously.

My child(ren) will have (a) funny name(s). So... yeah.

Like, I might name my kid ~Albert, pronounced with a raspy throat A.

I might end up being a bad parent, by some definitions... (like the one of the guy above me.)

Vault101:
probably not

I have thourght about Kaiden though

If I had a husky with blue eyes I would call him Garrus

If I had a dog I would call him waffles, because I like waffles. Feel like I should say something else, but can't think of anything sooooo bye.

A guy I know recently called his son Revan.

I totally want to name a daughter Saria, just because i think it's a cool name on its own.

Terminate421:
I'll give the next 15 posts to guess where my first son will be named from, winner gets a cookie.

His name will be Grif.

On an unrelated note: I'm also thinking of naming other sons Isaac, Carmine, or Doug.

KOTOR. Mission's loser brother's name.

Its the only Grif (or Griff) I know.

I almost named my daughter Kara Grace after Kara Trace and Grace Park because she was almost born on the same day as the BSG finale. She was born the next morning but her middle name is after a Wagner opera.

Launcelot111:
If I had a daughter, I'd name her after characters out of Greek mythology, like Calliope or Cassandra. I know Cassandra is a semi-common name, but I would name my kid with the Iliad in mind on this one. I dig Persephone too, but I can't think of a good way to shorten that. I run into the same issue with boy's names- I'm not about to name my future son Agamemnon

You could do Jason and if he ever has a band, have him name it "Jason and the Argonauts." I also thought Troy would be a cool name for a boy even though it is the name of a city.

If I name my kid for a video game character, it would be something that I could easily hide and something that would not draw too much attention to the him or her.

I would not name my kid Kal El, Kratos, Tidus, Wakka, Vaan, or Penelo, but I would name them Athena, Kara, Clark, Link, Leon, Robin, or even Sora.

The more exotic sounding names, I would give those names to my pets.

I named my son Lysander.

The only 'acceptable' Greek name his mother would let me get away with.

Apparently Seleucus is stupid

(I am an Ancient Historian/Archaeologist).

DarkishFriend:
While it's beyond stupid for people to name their kids with something that doesn't even sound like a name, but if you got the final choice, would you name your kid after a character that has a normal sounding name?

I'd name a son Dante, Virgil, Judas, or Junus.

Dante. Virgil. From a video game.

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I'm gonna go scream now. Be back in a few hours.

Final First:
I wouldn't name my child(ren) the name of any video game character unless it happened to be a coincidence. If I had a son I would either be a complete bastard and name them after myself or name them after someone great in the past, such as a general or philosopher; so long as the name wasn't weird enough to cause mockery.

Off Topic: I once heard of a girl named La-sha. It is suppose to be pronounced Ladasha. The mother who named her apparently gets upset when teachers and others fail to spell her name as intended, which is La-sha. I'll be laughing when I hear the story of a foreigner pronouncing the dash as it is called in their language. La-halbgeviertstrich-a?. Correct me if I'm wrong with that name, I just Googled the German name real quick.

Do you by chance live near Flint? I know a girl with the same name and it doesn't sound like that common of a name.

On Topic: I would name them after a character as long as it isn't ridiculous. My parents were debating naming me after a car (Shelby) or a character on Star Trek (Rayna). I wish I was called Rayna, that's a way cooler name.

Zelda, sounds like a name and it's uncommon, so it would be cool for a girl.

I've been considering that for a while, though in subtle way. Should I ever have a daughter, I would name her Karan. After Karan S'jet.
LOOK IT UP.

Definitely considering Mordin as a name...

There's names from books that I really like; Alyss for a girl (Rangers Apprentice) and Kylar for a boy (The Night Angel Trilogy). The only video game name I would consider was the IGN of a friend, Layis.

Little Wadsworth will be the most amazing child ever. Of course, I will have to talk with an English accent while he is growing up.

I don't think it would be a good idea for me to have children, because my goal would to be to give them the most outlandishly strange name that I have to power to give it.

Or I would give her the name of some random RPG protagonist. "Yes, this is my son, Vault. Vault! Vault Dweller! Get down here!"

Not very likely.

Besides a lot of you guys seem to be forgetting that if you're going to give your offspring a ridiculous name you're first going to need a partner to spawn some. And (s)he has to agree with the name too.

Took much effort to get the wife to be down for the cause but I won out in the end.

My own daughters are named: Aria and Zelda.

My son is named: Char (pronounced Shar BTW)

Though are pets have much more common and less cool names.

TehCookie:

Final First:
I wouldn't name my child(ren) the name of any video game character unless it happened to be a coincidence. If I had a son I would either be a complete bastard and name them after myself or name them after someone great in the past, such as a general or philosopher; so long as the name wasn't weird enough to cause mockery.

Off Topic: I once heard of a girl named La-sha. It is suppose to be pronounced Ladasha. The mother who named her apparently gets upset when teachers and others fail to spell her name as intended, which is La-sha. I'll be laughing when I hear the story of a foreigner pronouncing the dash as it is called in their language. La-halbgeviertstrich-a?. Correct me if I'm wrong with that name, I just Googled the German name real quick.

Do you by chance live near Flint? I know a girl with the same name and it doesn't sound like that common of a name.

On Topic: I would name them after a character as long as it isn't ridiculous. My parents were debating naming me after a car (Shelby) or a character on Star Trek (Rayna). I wish I was called Rayna, that's a way cooler name.

Nope, this was in Florida. I do not know of any place named Flint in Florida, but if there is I should say that I only heard of this story from a relative who lives very close to me. So she may have been there.

probably yes if my mate would be ok with it, maybe kairi thats not a bad name.

Tali Zorah vas my surname:p

No. It would be a cunt's trick. Punch in the face for a first offence. Tubes tied for the second.

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