From Amnysti to Zephyr: Bad Baby Names

Discussion in 'Smothers' started by Honey, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

  2. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Did they not do a cursory google to find the pop culture references?
  3. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    They have to know, right?
  4. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    It said they've had the name picked out for 5 years. I don't know how they could not know.
  5. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I mean, Batman's Arkham Asylum has been around for much longer than 5 years. I assume they have to know.
  6. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Yeah they chose it because of Batman.
  7. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    Azula and Eclipsa. She says she will help the girls legally change their names if they want to. I'm thinking they will.

    AITA for naming my kids after villains (self.AmItheAsshole)

    submitted 2 days ago by AITA_babyshit

    So it’s all pretty stupid but I thought I’d make a post since my family seems to wanna make it a big deal. Before the virus that shall not be named shut down everything I had two beautiful twin girls. The names I picked out I kept a secret until I announced their birth + gender. Both names are from characters I love and hold near and dear. The names are Azula (Avatar the last air bender) and Eclipsa (Star vs the forces of evil). I made a post about it and everything seemed fine until I got a message in the family group chat. My mother was livid that I’d name my girls after two villains whose names won’t “represent my daughters well” (I found out my brother told her who they were names after.) I told her that the names don’t define who they are. She didn’t respond but I come to find a long Facebook post about how I “doomed” my “sweet little angles” and how names have weight and will effect how they turn out. All the comments are relatives agreeing with her and how “people these days will name their kids anything”. I didn’t name my kids hotdog and cheese like I don’t get what’s so bad. Anyways I’ve just been getting a lot of “hate” if you will from my family. It’s making me genuinely wonder AITA for naming my kids after two “villains”
  8. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    LMFAO @ I didn't name them hotdog and cheese! Don't be giving people ideas, ma'am.

    I don't care that they're villain names, and Azula even sounds like legit, though odd, name (but too close to Zuul). Eclipsa looks like someone can't spell.
  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Sweet little angles
  10. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Based on Reddit comments, Azula is apparently a true villain with no or few redeeming qualities. But it’s a better name than Eclipsa, who is at least more a victim than villain.
  11. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    We all have a list of names we wanted to name a child when we were 9-12. (Lisp was on mine. It sounded “pretty like a fairy.”)

    We should leave that list there and then not inflict it on living human children.
  12. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Looking up this show, it sounds like Eclipsa is one of the better names from it... at least she didn't go for "Heckapoo"

    That said the show is from like, 2015 so it's likely not a childhood nostalgia thing unless OP is pretty young.
  13. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Wound up down a rabbit hole of SYTTD clips and saw a Chelsye and a Magan.

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