Research… it’s not that hard.


Okay, so I was lurking around BabyNames.com (don’t get excited, it’s just a thing I like to do), voting on the outrageous first and middle name combinations women conjure for their offspring, and I came across this gem among gems:

Elise Elizabeth

Excuse me, Ms. Mom-to-be-who-puts-alliteration-before-reasonable-name-options, do you NOT FREAKING REALIZE YOU WANT TO NAME YOUR BABY ELIZABETH ELIZABETH?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Elise – God is my oath. SHORTENED FORM OF ELIZABETH (Hint, I took this definition from THE SAME WEBSITE YOU USE TO LIST POSSIBLE NAMES FOR YOUR BABY).

A definition found on another, randomly chosen baby naming website: Elise – French variation of Elizabeth. Links back to name Elizabeth for meaning and history.

In short, stop just throwing around alliterative names because YOU think they “sound nice together.”

A.) They don’t.

and

B.) Sometimes, you look like a colossal ass.

Also, you run the risk of actually saddling your poor, unsuspecting baby with a name like Elise Elizabeth. And, honestly, who’s going to take her seriously when she’s thirty?

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2 thoughts on “Research… it’s not that hard.

  1. People really don’t think. They want something that sounds cool, but years later it ends up totally ridiculous (I’ve had a few students that their parents gave them an actor’s name when the first and middle were combined).

    • There was a kid at the daycare where I worked whose middle and last names were Cordell Walker. His parents were REALLY big “Walker, Texas Ranger” fans.

      Beau played baseball with a kid names Nolan Ryan Whateverhislastnamewas.

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