by Lemonjello Redenbacher on June 26, 2009

And the hits keep comin’…

I don’t believe that parents who do this type of thing even think for a second to put themselves in the shoes of the kid at age, say…11.  Can you imagine being an 11 year old boy and having a dainty little piece-of-shit name like Casen?  If you can’t, let me paint you a picture — Casen will be getting teased and pummelled by Michael, Davd and Josh.

I searched for the origin of this one, and it wasn’t just made up out of thin air.  Worse, almost — it’s fucking Scandinavian.  Not that Scandinavian is inherently bad, but I am betting that Mom and Pop have no idea what or where  Scandinavia is.  They probably think it’s the name of some king somewhere.

If you’re American, stick to the classics, people.  If you want to get creative, go back to a 50s name book and pick one of those.  Ernest is fine.  Ingmar is not.

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Sarah. January 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

People in America use French, Welsh, Russian, Greek, and all kinds of names all the time, for example, Jennifer, Isabella, Alexander, etc. It’s not weird, most kids aren’t named Josh, David, and Michael anymore, they have more diverse names now, there’s nothing wrong with Casen, my little brother is 13 and most of his friends have odd names and no one cares.


Lemonjello Redenbacher January 28, 2012 at 6:50 am

Again – speaking for the world. LOTS of people care – take a look around.


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