Aeren

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on June 18, 2009

Can you guess how Mommy and Daddy pronounce this gem?  No?  Just like Erin.  Don’t you want to grab them both by their skinny little throats and scream, “WHY DON’T YOU JUST NAME THE FUCKING KID ERIN, THEN?!?!”  Of course you do.  If you know the parents of an Aeren, I encourage you to do just that.

Don’t beat yourself up trying to figure out why, my friends.  There’s no good answer to that question, other than,  “We think we’re clever and original, but in reality, we’re just a couple of stupid fucks that just ruined grades 1 through 10 for our child — not to mention every doctor visit, phone call, job interview and graduation ceremony.”

This may be the one thing that pissess us off the most here at SKN (that’s my sassy abbreviation for our blog name…ya dig?).  The “unique spelling of a normal name” syndrome.  I hate this shit worse than total name fabrication, because the work is already done for these assholes, then they go and fuck it all up.  Basically, it’s a slap in the face to the rest of a society that has accepted the spelling of the name for hundreds of years.  Pretty arrogant, huh?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  And if it is broke, do fix it — and they need to go fix this broken-ass name.

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Anonymous December 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I think that you’re mistaken. For hundreds of years, people have been making variations of common names depending on location and, well, time.
Sarah, Sara, Sera…
Catherine, Katherine, Kathryn…
Alison, Alicia, Alice, Alisha, Elisha…
Erin, Aryn, Aaron
Michael, Michaela
John, Jon, Jonathon
And the list goes on.

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Lemonjello Redenbacher December 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Mistaken about what? I’m pretty sure I am stating an opinion. That’s the beauty of opinions – you can’t make mistakes with them!

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Anonymous December 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm

“Basically, it’s a slap in the face to the rest of a society that has accepted the spelling of the name for hundreds of years.”
Variations have been forming for hundreds–thousands of years.

I’m not denying the validity of your opinion, but it’s hardly a new phenomenon.

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Lemonjello Redenbacher December 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I didn’t say it was new, I said it was shitty. ;)

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Amanda August 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

To Anonymous: You must be from the midwest or the south. If that’s the case, I can see why you’d think “Aeren” is a perfectly fine way of spelling Erin. The problem is, most of the English speaking world pronounces Erin as “eh-rin” and not “air-in”. So to anyone who isn’t from the southern or midwestern US, you’re going to look like you made the name up.

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Anonymous December 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

@Amanda: No, you won’t; I am Canadian (Toronto, therefore no accent) and everyone I know says “Air-in”.

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Artemis December 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm

@Amanda: No, you won’t; I am Canadian (Toronto, therefore no accent) and everyone I know says “Air-in”.

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