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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 10:13 PM
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$475 for a stupid name??? What's wrong with people???
<...> Denise McCombie, 37, a California mother of two who's expecting a daughter this fall, spent $475 to have a numerologist test her favorite name, Leah Marie, to see if it had positive associations. (It did.) This March, one nervous mom-to-be from Illinois listed her 16 favorite names on a tournament bracket and asked friends, family and people she met at baby showers to fill it out. The winner: Anna Irene. <...>

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118247444843644288.html...
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 10:15 PM
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1. There's probably a hundred thousand numerology engines on-line...
What an idiot.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 10:20 PM
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2. If she truely believes in numerology
What happens when her daughter marries and takes her husband's name?
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 10:45 PM
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5. Maybe by then we'll be beyond the almost automatic
assumption that a woman takes her husband's name. Maybe he'll take hers. Or maybe they'll both keep their own. Or adopt a third one.

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Jonathan50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:08 PM
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8. I was married thirty years ago,
My wife kept her last name..
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:19 PM
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11. I've been married about the same length of time.
If it wasn't the fact that no one could read my maiden name & know how to pronounce it & if I didn't seem to spend an inordinate amount of time spelling & saying it, I would have kept it.

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Jonathan50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:27 PM
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13. Mine is five letters..
And almost no one can spell it correctly even when I spell it out for them. I have to go very slowly, one letter at a time..

And to anyone who reads phonetically the pronunciation is absolutely clear.

Go figure..
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:30 PM
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14. DH has a last name that even a first grader can read.
Funny thing; all three of my names are spelled in a 'slightly' unusual way-old fashioned. Mostly I give up & tell 'em to spell it however they want: I know who I am. :rofl:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:36 PM
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18. Is it Ghoti?
gh as in tough
o as in women
ti as in action

prounounced 'fish'

:rofl:
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Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:33 PM
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17. I took my wife's surname
Went from an 11 letter Italian name to a 6 letter Polish one, with one letter that isn't in the english alphabet. But at least no one says "hey, your Italian" to which a long story unfolds that the person really didn't care to know on why I'm not Italian.... No one asks now. :D
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Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:31 PM
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16. Self delete
Edited on Sun Jun-24-07 11:33 PM by Paulie
wrong place for post...
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 10:23 PM
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3. sucker born every minute.............
:banghead:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 10:41 PM
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4. Some people have money to burn. n/t
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:04 PM
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6. I'll give her a great name for only $200.
Asshat's Daughter. :shrug:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:06 PM
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7. Why not just name the baby Seven?
That's a lucky number, right? :shrug:

BTW, I'll gladly charge $475 for any additional advice on stupid shit. ;)
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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:15 PM
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10. $500 to name my doggie!
LOL
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:09 PM
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9. Guess she did not have enough to do.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:23 PM
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12. She could do worse things with her money. Like give it to the RNC, or a Televangelist.
:shrug:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-24-07 11:30 PM
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15. Ever get married?
Man, talk about a racket. There's your incentive to keep the ol' nuclear family together. Who wants to get ripped off like that twice?
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