You aren't bullied for a name thats not even used. Only teachers refer to you by your first name. No one else does.
Baby Name Help Please - Boy
So you had an ordinary annonymous name and you presume to know what it's like to have a comic one?! If Engelbert Bumstick had written your earlier post I would think fair enough, but as Anthony you don't qualify I'm afraid.
I suffered a period of bullying though when I changed schools after an acromonous split of my parents.
I was never bullied, but it did me no favours. You didn't introduce yourself by your surname and in 1987 telling a girl your name is Arthur got a reply of '**** off!, what's your real name, followed by laughter. Times change and Arthur is becoming popular, but I still don't like it (changed by deed pole the moment I left school)I'm originally from Scotland where Arthur is pronounced Arthur. Moving down here I was called Arfer, not the same is it?
Kids do get bullied for many reasons, but why give the bullies more ammunition?
I can't remember the last time someone called me by my last name (apart from my Mum and some more formal/grown up friends).
Weren't you popular at school to have acquired a lifelong moniker?
I was popular enough, but it isn't your friends who bother you is it? Just imagine how much fun it would have been for you, changing schools with an embarrassing name. Standing up in front of the class to introduce yourself is bad enough anyway, but...
Two of my kids are Rhys and Sian.
They now have to spell out their names every time they give them out, and people who send letters or try to pronounce the names always get them comically wrong so maybe that's something to avoid. My other lad, Tom, never has this happen.
Mind you, I've just been listening on Radio5 to some woman bleating on about some injustice or whatever caused to her daughter called McKenzie.
I'm sorry Mrs, but with a name like that you have no human rights at all.
McKenzieThats a BOYS name?!!!
Bagstard, call your children one of the disciples names then. Simplies.
Children grow and are coloured by their experiences from every aspect of their life.
If someone bullied my son for my name choice then tough, MTFU lad.
It may well be a case of DTFU hora, many times after leaving school and changing my name I gave my Dad hell for his choice. If he had his time again he would have chosen differently. There are so many things you can be bullied for, as a parent you have the power to make things easy or difficult, why would you make it harder?
My great grandfathers middle name was coltman. That'd be cool.
Neil and Samuel are good "normal" names.
Its Muhammed Ali's birthday today.
and Mohamed, Muhammed is a very popular name in England.
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit.
Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." " Muhammad Ali
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
my wife deliberately wanted our son to have a name that was more unusual, she was one of 7 claires at school and hated it. I think if a kid has a good outgoing personality they'll be fine.
Come to think of it. There are loads of Marks of similar age to me.
Why not Mark? (Its not even on the radar):
Call your kid 'Zovirax' regardless of gender. At least when they have been bullied all to hell because of their stupid name, they will have a fitting moniker for a vengeful super villain. cold sores will have been eliminated by the time they are old enough to be properly evil so don't let that put you off.
Call him 'Sue'
And he said, "Son, this world is rough and if
a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough
and I knew I wouldn't be there to help you along.
So I gave you that name and I said 'Goodbye'.
I knew you'd have to get tough or die. And it's
that name that helped to make you strong."
If Engelbert Bumstick had written your earlier post I would think fair enough
I will be invoicing you for a new keyboard shortly. This one has tea all over it now!
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