1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"

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1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"

Postby sardia » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:05 am UTC

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Alt text: I've been trying for a couple years now but I haven't been able to come up with a name dumber than 'Renesmee'.

I laughed at the names, but I don't get the alt text.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:09 am UTC

You can't go wrong with feminizing the names of popular snack foods: Tostitas, Doritas, and my personal favorite -- Cheez-Itiana.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby wormywyrm » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:14 am UTC

I was a little disappointed that:

a) No one on this thread yet posted what the significance of the name 'Renesmee' is.
b) That, upon google search, I found that the name Renesmee was a twilight reference/joke.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby dreamcatcher » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:15 am UTC

sardia wrote:I laughed at the names, but I don't get the alt text.

Sadly, I do know the fact that it's a Twilight reference. Sigh...
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby savantster » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:18 am UTC

Apparently, Renesmee is the name of a character from Twilight.

http://twilightsaga.wikia.com/wiki/Renesmee_Cullen

And that is a pretty ridiculous name.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Escapehatches » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:21 am UTC

My sister and brother-in-law just dubbed their baby girl "Linux Nasser."

I would have done grievous bodily harm, and do immoral things my husband would fret about, if the comic had been amended to include naming your children after operating systems on this list.

I created an account JUST to express my disappointment in my sister's choices. AND they didn't even file a Sublicense Usage Request.

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/programs/legal/trademark/sublicense-request
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:22 am UTC

I'm disappointed that Nippl-e didn't make the list.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby DBPZ » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:24 am UTC

"Help I'm trapped in a driver's license factory", what a beautiful baby.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby thacerine » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:27 am UTC

Let's not forget La-a. The dash isn't silent.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby feralbeagle » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:37 am UTC

This clearly falls under the "18 year rule" which says when a child turns 18 they have the option of renaming their parents.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby siecraticmethod » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:39 am UTC

Wow, I assumed "Renesmee" was him taking something like, I don't know, "it's me, Renee" and mashing it together. How the hell does anyone even think of a name like that? Also, on the wiki article I got taken to, I saw mention of a "Team Renesmee". :shock:
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:39 am UTC

I have a friend named Amee.

[edit] I had no idea Reneswhatsit was a name from that series which I won't name, but I assume it's the author's revenge for having an extra e in her name instead of an a.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby karanj » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:40 am UTC

I'd like to see if anyone can do a GOOMHR on this (and I don't mean just "oh yeah I was trying to pick baby names too")
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Willl » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:40 am UTC

Am I REALLY the first person to feel like this comic has the same significance as #943?

If so, this is awesome. Go Randall!

If not, fun comic nonetheless.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby jawdisorder » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:41 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:I'm disappointed that Nippl-e didn't make the list.

But Nipple is a real last name.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Cadmon » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:44 am UTC

While traditional, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names is an inspiring source, which includes the names "Dit,"Bat," "Nump," "Drogo" "Mahershalalhashbaz," and "Dodo."

A Dictionary of First Names 2nd ed. (Oxford, 2007) may be an acceptable alternative.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby smartalco » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:47 am UTC

I actually have an uncle who was formerly named Sean with it pronounced Seen, he legally changed it to Seen a couple years ago. Pretty cool guy actually.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby madock345 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:50 am UTC

Renesme is the name of Bella's Child in Twilight.

I have seen much worse names than "Friendly", that one might actually be fun.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Lukeonia1 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:54 am UTC

Willl wrote:Am I REALLY the first person to feel like this comic has the same significance as #943?


That occurred to me too, but given his wife's relatively recent illness, I wouldn't bet on it.

In other news...
Randall wrote:Chipotla
Parsley
Friendly
Joyst
These names sound a lot like what my babymama had on her list of possible names for our daughter. I remember "February" was on it, as well as a bunch of relatively normal names with the last letter or two cut off. I sure wish I still had that list... Alexis would have gotten a HUGE kick out of it when she gets older.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby webdude » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:55 am UTC

rhomboidal wrote:You can't go wrong with feminizing the names of popular snack foods: Tostitas, Doritas, and my personal favorite -- Cheez-Itiana.


Cheez-Itiana immediately made me think of Chichen Itza, which always makes me think of Chicken Pizza. That would be a good name for a girl. Everyone (except various forms of vegetarians and boring traditionalists) would love to ... um, consume her, then lick their fingers afterwards.

I think the dumbest name would be "Name." Imagine all the scenarios, e.g. cop stops girl:
What's your name?
Name.
Right. What is it?
Name.

Uproarious hilarity worthy of a standard, crappy TV sitcom ensues.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Ronfar » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:58 am UTC

Is there any more to this comic than Twilight bashing?

Anyway, if I ever have a daughter, I want to name her Flonne. :)
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby archerkate » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:59 am UTC

I didn't know that Renesmee meant anything at all, so I missed the punchline.

But, I'm going to extrapolate and say congratulations to Randall and his wife!
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby tsarna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:01 am UTC

I had a dream once that the most popular girl's baby name for 2009 was "Loch Ness Newark".

I was under the influence of cold medicine at the time...
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Azkyroth » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:02 am UTC

archerkate wrote:I didn't know that Renesmee meant anything at all, so I missed the punchline.

But, I'm going to extrapolate and say congratulations to Randall and his wife!


That's three different kinds of presumptuous in this day and age. >.>
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Quicksilver » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:07 am UTC

Why would you not go with Fire Fire?
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Azkyroth » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:09 am UTC

Also, at least in context, how about "Myrtle," which my then-wife suggested after shooting down every name I ever liked for spurious reasons like "there was a girl with that name in my 3rd grade class who I didn't like." She later claimed to have been joking. >.>
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby JetstreamGW » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:19 am UTC

Wait wait wait!


Is Randall implying that he read the books years ago?
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby glasnt » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:20 am UTC

Golly, some of those are doozies.

I'd throw a few liquor names on that list:
* Gin
* Absinthe
* Frangelico
etc
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby archerkate » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:21 am UTC

Azkyroth wrote:
archerkate wrote:I didn't know that Renesmee meant anything at all, so I missed the punchline.

But, I'm going to extrapolate and say congratulations to Randall and his wife!


That's three different kinds of presumptuous in this day and age. >.>


I'm excited to learn how presumptuous I am.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby nvcleemp » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:22 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:I'm disappointed that Nippl-e didn't make the list.


I was thinking exactly the same thing: love that sketch!
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Scars Unseen » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:33 am UTC

dreamcatcher wrote:
sardia wrote:I laughed at the names, but I don't get the alt text.

Sadly, I do know the fact that it's a Twilight reference. Sigh...

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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby tomandlu » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:39 am UTC

Many diseases would make okay names (well, if you were in Ancient Rome)...

Chlamydia, Septicaemia, and so on...

We were going to call our daughter Mimble after the Moomintroll character, but we chickened out and gave that name to the cat instead...
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby mrdarkavocado » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:41 am UTC

The correct name for any female child is obviously "River Tam."
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby bohdans » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:46 am UTC

My Favorite name so far, is "a-a" pronounced "adasha".
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Durinia » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:49 am UTC

My wife is having a baby on Friday - Randall has excellent timing!

(I almost gave my first daughter the middle name "Ada")
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby humanoftheforest » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:57 am UTC

A pediatrician friend of mine took care of a little boy whose name was spelled "Marcus." His mom, however, became irate when my friend said the boy's name, exclaiming it was pronounced "/Da-marcus/ - the 'Da' is invisible." :shock:
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby reegee » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:03 am UTC

This one had me in stitches... thanks Randal.
Hi my name's reegee I am a twilight reader.. :D
On a side note my friend got given a scifi baby names book... it was very funny and I highly recommend it for the nerd mum/dad to be. She named her child Conan. The little nerd in the making turns 1 today.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Corbo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:10 am UTC

I actually registered to the forums just to make this post.

This was my exact thought when I had to force-watch this movie with my girlfriend, having had to stand the whole movie to a point where bella or whatever her name is just "couldn't decide" to name her daughter after the gay vampire's mother or t-shirt-less guy mother so she just went like "so I combined them both" "reneesme".

Only thing that got me going after such stupidity feat was, in fact, trying to think of even more stupid names myself too.


So Randall, I love you.



Willl wrote:Am I REALLY the first person to feel like this comic has the same significance as #943?

If so, this is awesome. Go Randall!

If not, fun comic nonetheless.

I love you too.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby orangustang » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:24 am UTC

Let's not forget Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit. No matter how many funny baby names I hear, that one remains my favorite.
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Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

Postby Cactus Wren » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:26 am UTC

I'm embarrassed to admit I know this much about those crap books, but Corbo's right: Renesmee is the result of a violent impact between "Esme" and "Renee".

The author of the Twilight books is a devout Mormon, and I'm afraid this is entirely typical of Utah Mormon baby naming practices. Witness the actual names AldaVern, Brighamena, Miracles Precious One, DaLinda LaDale, and LaDonnaJosephriana, all for girls; and for boys, RoWayne, Mick BonScott, Jonborah, Djeryd Teancum, and Timberland Miner.

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