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Parents should think before they give these children the names they give them. Kanye  West and Kim Kardashian  named their child North according to People Magazine.

I am so sick of looking at the ridiculous names people pick for their kids, trying to be unique or different. Good GOD!!! People DO judge by names whether you want to believe it or not- that’s life and you can’t change it. Parents need to think of a name that when their son/daughter is a grown up and in a different generation- they won’t feel stupid going into a job interview or having it called in public.

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Kim and Kanye named their child North. N-O-R-T-H. Just think about that for a second. The child’s name is North.  All they would have to add is the word  “By” as  a middle name and you get “North By West”.

  • Do you know what kind of heartache you are setting this child up for? Life experience definitely plays a role in choosing a name. I work as a teacher and there are several names I would never have given my children based on experiences I had with kids in schools.
  • Do you have any idea how sad that  child will be when they go on a school trip? The child will have to walk over to all the “cool” key chains, magnets  etc and be disappointed that their name is not there. I know. I have never once found my name.  I am still sad and I am an adult. Yes, I know the child will tour the world with you and never need any of that. Yea… okay.
  • Do you know that she will never be a first choice? In professional circles, many people with hard to pronounce names or names  too unusual to fit the company image, often do not get even the interview.  ( Sorry, but it’s true.) It’s great if they can be their own person, but with a name that is too far out there, they might not get a chance to prove that. Yes, K& K,  I realize that you might think she will run the family business. What if she doesn’t? What if she has no talent? (See the Jackson Family for examples)

Yes, I am aware of the argument that there are just too many people with the same name. Being unique is wonderful.

We are all unique and special.

For all those mothers out there who want to name their kids Starshine, Alize, A’Brezia, Jermasgesty, Kuntrod, Shativa, Leastry and Neveah,  I say more power to you, but remember that your child will always be the odd one out.

I know that some people are going to be offended by this post. But, this is a real issue for some now-adult children with “weird” names. Most parents naming their children are picking the name they want the baby to have, right? But the child’s feelings is sometimes missed in this equation. The child will have to live with the name. They will have to explain, correct misspellings, and find new and interesting ways to combat the teasing.

Growing up is tough and as we all know kids are cruel, they will find something to tease one another about. But as a parent, maybe our first step is to avoid adding fuel to the fire-let alone stacking the pit with wood. Just food for thought.

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