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   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Back By Polular Demand

A friend of mine is an elementary school teacher on the Eastern Seaboard in an "Urban Suburb". Every year he advises me of the names of his new students. He came through and I forward the new list for your enlightenment, getting the ordinary out of the way first. And yes, if it seems familiar, you have seen this before!

Jean Paul Paulo
Déjà vu


Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

None of these names were chosen by the CIVs for their offspring. Maybe if we'd had a 2nd one, we could've used Déjà vu, but that sounds kind of French-ish to me.

September 25, 2007 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Maverick. We have a "Maverick" at school.

The theme to "Top Gun" ran through my head when I saw it on the class list.

Wouldn't it be more subtle to name the boy Peter Mitchell (add last name) and nickname him "Maverick"?

I don't know who to feel worse for: the child wearing that name or the parent who thought it was a GOOD choice for the child!

September 25, 2007 6:11 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Addditional notes:
1. The teacher said to Deja Vu upon her arrival in class "You seem familiar. . have you been in my class before". It went straight over the kid's head. If you are going to give a kid that name, shouldn't you explain what it means. (And to CIV. . it IS French).
2. A kid in another class spoke the names of his dogs "kilo and gram". That alone should give the narcs probable cause for a raid".
3. I week for the future.

September 26, 2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

How about siblings named Quantum and Quasar? Or a boy named Rowdy? And I certainly hope Shredder is a nickname. In HS, the kids can list their first names however they want, as long as the school has their real names, so I'm not certain we can blame the parents (except for Rowdy, which IS a given name).

[P.S. SD, I know French when I see it. Those backward accent marks and lots of vowels always give it away. We're not total idjits here in Ol' Virginny]

September 26, 2007 10:51 AM  
Anonymous lisa said...

I checked on Maverick when I saw it on the list. That's his given name. Poor thing.

Mr. Stewdog, maybe the owners of "kilo" and "gram" are fans of the metric system and are attempting to raise awareness within the school system. Little minds are like sponges and may be more open than those of us who are older and more set in our ways.

September 26, 2007 12:55 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Lisa, I trust you are pulling my leg. And CIV, I was pulling yours.

This gets better. I was discussing baby names with 2 employees at a retail establishment that I frequent. Turns out that one of them named her daughter "Toshiba".

Yes, there is a sweet, pretty, young black girl running around LA carrying the name of a Japanese Television!!!

September 27, 2007 9:42 AM  
Anonymous lisa said...

Yes, Mr. Stewdog, I'm pulling your leg. :)

September 27, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Listen, all this leg pulling better stop or your going to end up like Sen. Larry Craig.

Some years back, a teacher told me she had a student named Female. Pronounced more like Feh-mahl-ee. Why that name? The girl's parent told her that was the name on the certificate from the hospital. (No leg pulling!)

September 27, 2007 5:57 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

I know well the "female" urban legend. And this one is true. Happened at St. Louis City hospital many years ago, before they closed it and turned the place into condos!
Ok, CIV, we'll stop the leg pulling and keep to toe tapping, not that there is anything wrong with that.

September 29, 2007 10:09 AM  

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