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What kind of parent would name their kid "Zzyzx"?

Asked by Dutchess_III (36374points) April 23rd, 2014

WHY would anyone do that??

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Coloma's avatar

Sounds okay from the pronunciation but jeez…the spelling, the spelling.
People are nuts.
Then again, remember Frank Zappas kids.. Dweezil and Moon Unit? lol

Dutchess_III's avatar

And Prince and Blanket!

jca's avatar

and Apple.

I like “Slanket.”

Coloma's avatar

I told my snobby ex MIL when I was pregnant with my daughter that if the baby was a girl I was going to name her ” Beulah Lou” and if a boy ” Brooke Trout.” lolol
You should have seen her face…priceless!

ucme's avatar

A drunk one?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Wait! I just thought of @zyz!

Berserker's avatar

@Coloma Heh yeah, Moon Unit Zappa.

Reminds me of Rob Zombie’s wife; Sheri Moon Zombie.

Mind you, I’d love having zombie as a last name.

ucme's avatar

I await the day with gleeful anticipation when a parent names their child Little Shit…tell it like it is.

GloPro's avatar

@ucme or Mistake, or Oops.
That’s pronounced Miss-Tak-eh.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I can’t read stories like this now without thinking of Peaches Geldof… it’s not fun and games for kids whose parents are nitwits at naming them.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Hipsters are too old to have kids!

wildpotato's avatar

@GloPro I know a guy whose name means “Beloved gift from God,” which is a reference to him being a surprise.

Pachy's avatar

A parent who still reads comics.

Brian1946's avatar

Sadists who wanted to ensure that their child was last in something.

JLeslie's avatar

Funny, I always say any name with a Z or an X in it is cool. LOL. That’s pushing it though.

Haleth's avatar

Key and Peele have an awesome sketch about creative names. :D

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Loving parents.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, yeah. Zaviar is cool @JLeslie. Things like that. But Zzyzx?

“Loving parents” wouldn’t deliberately give their kid a name that’s liable to cause him torment. I’d be inclined to say “Juvenile, immature parents who think they have a baby doll instead of a real human being.”

Blondesjon's avatar

As a parent of three, I believe in raising my children my way and others parents raising their children their way.

Therefore it is not my place to judge others I know absolutely nothing about and I would hope the same courtesy be extended to me.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III I agree. I’ve toyed with Z names a lot if we had kids.

Elizabeth (I love that name, but my husband not as much)
Zen (not really, but I thought that would give our resident zenzen a kick)

My husband really likes Max for a boy. I love the name Maxine, but wouldn’t name my own daughter Maxine.

If we had had children we would have wound up with family names most likely though. I have astory about that. You will like’ when I was pregnancy the first time we were going through names, it’s a little tougher for us I think because since he is from another country some names carry different stereotypes or meanings. At one point he gave me a girl and boy name and it was my maternal great grandparents names! He didn’t know. I had to double check with my grandma regarding the boy name to make sure I remembered correctly. It was bazaar.they aren’t very popular names. Not unusual names, just not very popular.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My son named his new daughter ZOEY.

Bazaar is like, a carnival thing, isn’t it?

JLeslie's avatar

Bazaar, meaning unlikely and unusual.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No…a “Bazaar” is:

1. a marketplace or shopping quarter, especially one in the Middle East.
2. a sale of miscellaneous contributed articles to benefit some charity, cause, organization, etc.
3. a store in which many kinds of goods are offered for sale; department store.

Like a flea market.

You’re thinking of “bizarre,” as in strange and weird.

JLeslie's avatar

Oh. Hahahaha. I didn’t even realize I spelled it wrong until you pointed it out.

JLeslie's avatar

Maybe those are good Z names?

Dutchess_III's avatar

“Bizarre,” not so much!

Coloma's avatar

I had an awesome Black Spanish rooster named “Zorro” and another Jungle Fowl Rooster named ” Zanzibar.”
Zorro & Zanzibar” could be a boys name. lol

AshlynM's avatar

I thought my name was odd.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Ashlyn is not odd.

Coloma's avatar

I know two little girls, one named Peyton and the other Brooklyn. I also have an old friend whose daughter is named ‘Aja Monet”.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My gf named her daughter “Aja,” and her son “Darius.” Not so odd when you get used to hearing them.

I like Peyton and Brook.

Berserker's avatar

If we’re going with weird names…my friend named her son Konian. Kind of sounds like Conan, but not when you pronounce it French like.

Coloma's avatar

Konian? haha
Sounds like a supernatural substance like Cryptonite. lol

Lightlyseared's avatar

Some one who lives in Zzyzx Ca? or Someone who’s a big fan of Zzyzx the band?

zenzen's avatar

That sux.

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