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# Baby Name Fail

Whatever happened to naming your babies after saints? But never mind that, please don't name your kid after a popular trend that's going to need an explanation in a decade.

According to news reports, a British mom has named her baby hashtag. As in #. That's like a parent in the 80's naming their kids Betamax.

A mother has christened her baby girl Hashtag Jameson. However, instead of taking to Twitter, which spawned the now ubiquitous preface, the mother posted the announcement on Facebook, compounding her apparent #fail, the Daily Mail reported.
Cute baby though. God bless Hashtag:

HT Free Republic


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Michelle @ Liturgical Time said...

Some of my favorite names of students have been Chianti, Cabernet, and Merlot (all sisters), but my all time favorite was Chlamydia. I guess if you aren't going to go with a Saints' name, you go for things that you have daily exposure to.

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

My mother-in-law had a student in her counseling group at Indian Hills Elementary here in Omaha in 1999 named Shithead. Pronounced Shi- theee- ad. this is not an urban legend. Really, these names are just child abuse.

Joel said...

My grandson is named Loki. His father has a grudge against Christians and thought he'd give us a long-term middle finger that way. (My daughter was too afraid by that time to object.

But vengeance is mine. The father is hiding from the law and I'm taking Loki regularly to Mass.

Fr. Frank said...

An employee at the Burger King near my church bears the name "LaDynasty." Unfortunately, the employee name tags are printed in all caps and so she often gets asked, "Is your name REALLY Lady Nasty?"

Fr. Frank said...

Also, my secretary recently told me of a child in the neighborhood named "La - a," pronounced "LaDasha."

Diane said...


Amy Giglio said...

I think we should take up a collection for this poor little girl so it's not as expensive for her to have her name legally changed when she's old enough to realize how silly her name is.

Kathleen Scarlett O'Hara Naylor said...


Dymphna said...

I'm happy to go give little Hashtag's mom a good slap upside the head.

KYpapist said...

Employees of a local bakery chain kept a list of the more unusual monikers to be put on cakes ordered. My favorite was "Barfny."

Amy MEV said...

A friend was working the maternity ward, and upon asking one mother what her baby's name was, the mother responded "Fee-mall-ee". My friend asked her how she spelled it. "F-E-M-A-L-E". Confused, my friend asked the mother how she chose the name. The mother said "That's what the doctor wrote next to 'baby'.

True story. The baby would now be in her 30s or 40s.

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