by Lemonjello Redenbacher on July 22, 2009

Yeah — great name for a girl.  Because nothing rhymes with Marilla, right?  Like — the word “gorilla” will never haunt her.

Jesus, people.  Even the most minimal thinking can iron out some of these childhood-crushing problems before they ever start.  Think, people.  THINK!

By the way — don’t give me that Spanish pronunciation with a “Y” sound bullshit either.  Even if it is supposed to be pronounced that way, last I checked, elementary school kids don’t speak a whole lot of Spanish in rural Michigan.

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Kelli July 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

Another legitimate name…Latin, meaning shining sea. Strong name if you ask me. Pronouce it how you will, either way it’s decent. People have named thier kids much worse. And who’s to say they will associate it with gorilla? Did you call every Patty you met, Fatty Patty? Or every Jessie, Messy Jessie? I personally think your associations are more bogus than the name itself.
These days there are people if every ethnicity, everywhere! People do not always name thier kids according to thier ethnicity.


Lemonjello Redenbacher July 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

“Did you call every Patty you met, Fatty Patty? Or every Jessie, Messy Jessie?”

— Yes. Yes I did. And many other kids did as well.


Kelli July 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Gee…I’d love to know your name.


Christy June 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Marilla is a popular name in literature. I am totally with you Jellos in your crusade against the made up versions of last names and the travesties of spelling inflicted on unfortunate Mykayahs and Jordyyns, but you also seem to have a vendetta against Words You Have Not Heard Before. My suggestion to you – read some literature.


Captain Obvious February 26, 2012 at 2:20 am

Shut the hell up, Kelli


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