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weather: dismal/gray
outside: 4°C
mood: dismayed
Our newborn neice's name is/was a very pretty girl's name: "linguistic gentleness". Until userinfoHusband Guy and I realized and pointed out to Mother-in-Law that it sounds like 蒟蒻 (jǔruò; "konnyaku"), 魚肉 (yúròu; fish meat) or 魚油 (yúyóu; "fish oil").

OMG. I just realized as I was writing, that in combination with a homophone of her last name, it's 淋魚油 (lín yúyóu) which is, literally, "pour fish oil". Did no one think of this? Or did no one want to say anything? *boggle* There's no changing it now. >K{

It kinda reminds me of Baby's Named a Bad, Bad Thing.

Anyway, I will be using the girl's English name. At least they liked my suggestion to call her "Rachel" and didn't try to be unique with the English name as well. The potential for disaster there could have been great. We used to know a girl named ... *wince* Nevermind, I don't even want to say it.

While I'm at it, Chinese parents, I beseech you: make sure you get an opinion on the Mandarin and Cantonese pronunciations regardless of the community you tend to flock with. What sounds beautiful in one dialect can sound like something really awful in another. In this day and age of cross-culture courtships even within the Chinese ethnicity itself, in-law families that speak a different dialect are quite common.

I speak from personal experience. -_-


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bride
Nov. 29th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
See, those sound nice. =)
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brokenclay_
Nov. 29th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
Ok, I'm only on page 5 of Baby's Named a Bad, Bad Thing, and I'm dying here. Rather than separating into Red states versus Blue states, could we divide into stupid people and the other people? And then maybe the stupid people would die off because they couldn't figure out how to use the ATM and buy groceries?
bride
Nov. 29th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ok, I'm only on page 5 of Baby's Named a Bad, Bad Thing, and I'm dying here.

Isn't that just CRIMINAL?!?! =\

could we divide into stupid people and the other people?

The only problem I have with that is that stupid people breed much faster. =P
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athanata
Dec. 2nd, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
if you like that site, i highly recommend the Utah Baby Namer. it's been around for awhile.

http://wesclark.com/ubn/

it contains such delights as:
Zestpool, Chlorine, and Justa Cowgirl
bride
Dec. 2nd, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
BWAHAHAHA!! XD Oh my. =}
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