by Lemonjello Redenbacher on May 30, 2011

What in the hell is this, now?  Is this a bastardization of Bridgette?  I don’t even get it – it’s not “pretty” or :cute” – and this poor kid will have to watch people stammer through this monstrosity for her entire life.  My money says she picks a nickname by age 2 and sticks to it.

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Anonymous June 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

it’s from the sound of music, but still… pretty bad if you live outside of Nazi-occupied Austria


Kai June 17, 2011 at 4:00 am

It’s Swedish and popular in German/Scandinavian catholic families because of 17th century religious strife; btw, do you have any idea how silly the Englisch version (yes it´s Bridget) sounds in German?


Lemonjello Redenbacher June 17, 2011 at 7:17 am

I’m sure it does – but I’m in America, writing from an American point of view. These names were all found in America.


Mistery June 17, 2011 at 4:09 am

This name isn’t that freaky.
In switzerland, it’s usual calling “Brigit”; in germany they call “Brigitte”. Even there’s a weekly magazine for women called “Brigitte”…


Anon June 17, 2011 at 4:58 am

This Name is very common in the middle and north of europe. And it has nothing to do with “Nazi Austria”. Get your facts right.


Anne June 17, 2011 at 6:37 am

Actually, Brigitte or Brigitta is a fairly common form of “Bridget” in German or related languages; just slightly old-fashioned. Depends all on the context.


Casual Reader August 2, 2011 at 5:05 am

Ahhh, because only “AMERICANS” live in America. It certainly is not a nation made up of immigrants from diverse backgrounds, and how dare they bring their damned cultures and names into American society?!


Lemonjello Redenbacher August 2, 2011 at 6:26 am

Exactly – if you want to save your kid a childhood of anguish. When in Rome…


Spheal August 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Umm…Brigitta is a legit and very old name, so I don’t think it needs to be in the same category as Tripp or Pussycat Doppelganger.


Lemonjello Redenbacher August 15, 2011 at 6:49 am

That’s why I’m running the show – because it does, in fact, belong right there.


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