Lay Lines by Carol Lay for December 20, 2021

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    electricshadow Premium Member 12 months ago

    I actually met a girl named “Imunqiue.” (I’m unique.) No lie.

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    Femi Aminat  Premium Member 12 months ago

    Once worked with a lady named after a mouthwash…”Lavoris”…

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 12 months ago

    At least Zamboni looks happy of his name.

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    Olddog1  12 months ago

    This goes back forty years or so. Twin girls named Dacron and Polyester. Also twins Toyota Corolla and Mercedes Benz.

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    Three Steps Over Japan  12 months ago

    I named my child Clif.

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    moonfrogger  12 months ago

    This one’s quite close to reality.

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    AM730  12 months ago

    My daughter is Rayleigh, after the scientist who discovered why the sky is blue.

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    Timothy Madigan Premium Member 12 months ago

    these all make “Apple” or “Chastity” look semi normal.

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    willie_mctell  12 months ago

    Packard was a great car, better luxury car than Cadillac, Lincoln, or LaSalle.

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    Newenglandah  12 months ago

    I once knew some people who named their daughter “Kirin”, which is a brand of Japanese beer.

    I just know that someday I will meet a Japanese parent who will proudly show me a photo of his/her son, “Schlitz”.

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    eddi_tbh  12 months ago

    Like a lot of Boomers, I got my Dad’s name with Junior tacked on. My first sister got Mom’s name. But girls don’t have generational separators. I’ve always wondered why.

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    Dragoncat  12 months ago

    I remember years ago when I had a steady job, a co-worker was upset. She was being teased about “A Fish Called Wanda”, because her name was Wanda. I told her there are worse movie names than that. I asked her to look up “Naughty Marietta”.

    She stopped crying.

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    paullp Premium Member 12 months ago

    “Unique” reminds me of this dialogue from I Love Lucy, when she was pregnant and couldn’t make up her mind about what to name the baby:

    Lucy: I want names that are unique and euphonious.

    Ricky: Okay, then: Unique if it’s a boy and Euphonious if it’s a girl.

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    cherns Premium Member 12 months ago

    Of course, products are often named after things, as in the name Kirin (=an Asian dragon, after which a Japanese beer and a local Chinese restaurant are named) mentioned above. The actor Charisma Carpenter was apparently named after a perfume, not an attribute.

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    Goat  11 months ago

    Like, what’s sup with Like?

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