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#1 dudeone

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

Hello, Hashtag? Parents Give Baby Girl a Twitter-Inspired Name

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – 3 hours ago

http://shine.yahoo.c...-220500698.html

Crazy baby names are nothing new. In fact, in recent years they've become endemic in our culture, with entire websites devoted to bad baby names, deliberate misspellings masquerading as parental "creativity," andcelebrities who go way way past "unusual" and into "Wait. What?" territory (like actor Jason Lee, who named his daughter Pilot Inspektor in 2003).

But Hashtag? As in, well, #hashtag? Really? Really.

Related: Top 10 Baby Name Predictions for 2013

"Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 o'clock last nite," the proud parent announced on FacebookSaturday night. "She weys 8pounds and i luv her so much!!!!!!"

Spelling-challenged friends started leaving equally creative congratulations in the comments.

"Aww babes you finally had youre Tweetybird xxx," one wrote.

Related: 10 Ways Your Baby's Name Could Ruin His Life

Some internet commenters have questioned whether the announcement is just a poorly executed viral marketing campaign for a certain brand of whiskey -- #Jameson? (Though we tried, Yahoo! Shine couldn't confirm the photo's legitimacy, but it's well within the realm of possibility -- if the musician Prince could use a symbol as his name, why not a non-celebrity?) Others tweeted slightly crueler hashtags of their own: #Foolishparents, #YourParentsHateYou, #StupidestNameEver. Many, many commenters all over the internet wondered about the parents' mental stability.

"These are the things that convince me the world is ending in a month," lamented John Toronto at Buzzfeed. "Not the unstable sociopolitical nature of many nations of the world. Not the increasingly erratic weather patterns we've been seeing. Nope. Someone named their child Hashtag. We are all f****d and I think we might deserve it."

Despite the outrage over this most recent naming debacle, parents have always named their kids after things that are important to them, whether it's a beloved relative, "The Hunger Games," a hot celebrity, glittery vampires -- or, today, social media.

In February 2011, a man in Egypt named his firstborn daughter Facebook -- a nod to the role that the website played at the start of the Arab Spring. In Israel, Lior Adler and his wife, Vardit, named their little girl "Like" when she was born in May 2011 (the couple also named one of their older daughters Pie because they enjoy cooking, they said). Now that little Hashtag has arrived, all we need is a tiny Tumblr, an adorable "@," and sweet little "YouTube" and the social media baby name trend will be properly established.

We're sure that little Hashtag will find a way to avoid problems on the playground (she can always say her real name is Taggart, as in Romney, or get even more conventional and call herself Ash, short for Ashley). Still, she's likely to face a few issues down the road that her social-media loving parents probably hadn't thought about.

"I'm betting she'll go by 'Ash' but her classmates will know her real name," wagered Carlo Sta. Romanain the comments at Mashable. "Wonder what it'll be like in 20 years when she'll have to explain what a hashtag is?"
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

#YourParentsHateYou - lol
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Vig kill dral he never talks like this when he's not mafia.

 


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

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God dammit people.

Edited by Nas19, 27 November 2012 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

"Skintag" will be the most popular schoolyard insult directed towards this child, mark my words.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

As long as there is no licence to breed expect more of this.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

and this is how bullying starts... :picard:
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Hello, Hashtag? Parents Give Baby Girl a Twitter-Inspired Name

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – 3 hours ago

http://shine.yahoo.c...-220500698.html

Crazy baby names are nothing new. In fact, in recent years they've become endemic in our culture, with entire websites devoted to bad baby names, deliberate misspellings masquerading as parental "creativity," andcelebrities who go way way past "unusual" and into "Wait. What?" territory (like actor Jason Lee, who named his daughter Pilot Inspektor in 2003).

But Hashtag? As in, well, #hashtag? Really? Really.

Related: Top 10 Baby Name Predictions for 2013

"Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 o'clock last nite," the proud parent announced on FacebookSaturday night. "She weys 8pounds and i luv her so much!!!!!!"

Spelling-challenged friends started leaving equally creative congratulations in the comments.

"Aww babes you finally had youre Tweetybird xxx," one wrote.

Related: 10 Ways Your Baby's Name Could Ruin His Life

Some internet commenters have questioned whether the announcement is just a poorly executed viral marketing campaign for a certain brand of whiskey -- #Jameson? (Though we tried, Yahoo! Shine couldn't confirm the photo's legitimacy, but it's well within the realm of possibility -- if the musician Prince could use a symbol as his name, why not a non-celebrity?) Others tweeted slightly crueler hashtags of their own: #Foolishparents, #YourParentsHateYou, #StupidestNameEver. Many, many commenters all over the internet wondered about the parents' mental stability.

"These are the things that convince me the world is ending in a month," lamented John Toronto at Buzzfeed. "Not the unstable sociopolitical nature of many nations of the world. Not the increasingly erratic weather patterns we've been seeing. Nope. Someone named their child Hashtag. We are all f****d and I think we might deserve it."

Despite the outrage over this most recent naming debacle, parents have always named their kids after things that are important to them, whether it's a beloved relative, "The Hunger Games," a hot celebrity, glittery vampires -- or, today, social media.

In February 2011, a man in Egypt named his firstborn daughter Facebook -- a nod to the role that the website played at the start of the Arab Spring. In Israel, Lior Adler and his wife, Vardit, named their little girl "Like" when she was born in May 2011 (the couple also named one of their older daughters Pie because they enjoy cooking, they said). Now that little Hashtag has arrived, all we need is a tiny Tumblr, an adorable "@," and sweet little "YouTube" and the social media baby name trend will be properly established.

We're sure that little Hashtag will find a way to avoid problems on the playground (she can always say her real name is Taggart, as in Romney, or get even more conventional and call herself Ash, short for Ashley). Still, she's likely to face a few issues down the road that her social-media loving parents probably hadn't thought about.

"I'm betting she'll go by 'Ash' but her classmates will know her real name," wagered Carlo Sta. Romanain the comments at Mashable. "Wonder what it'll be like in 20 years when she'll have to explain what a hashtag is?"


The wey she spelled wey made me realize why this happened. They are wey too smart for children...
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

It's a shame Frank Zappa isn't still fathering kids. Some great names in that family.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

I bet the first people to name their kid John or Anna were considered crazy too!
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

#That'sMessedUp
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

I'm waiting for the day when parents name their kid after a ..... Then they'll truly get it...

Edited by hockeyville88, 27 November 2012 - 09:51 PM.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

wow. i thought it was bad enough the wife gave the kids odd middle names.......(that do have family meanings)
some people spend way to much time online.

Edited by surtur, 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

So for short people will call her Hash? :picard:
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

Was i the only one that thought they were going to name the baby "YOLO"?

Edited by LucBourdon28, 27 November 2012 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

The saying is there's 1 born every minute. Somehow these 2 managed to find each other.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

Parents who give their kids ridiculous names are selfish assholes.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

Was i the only one that thought they were going to name the baby "YOLO"?


Who knows? Maybe that's her middle name.

Hashtag YOLO Jameson
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

Well, if people are all up in arms about infant circumcision, there should likewise be a law against naming your child something that might incite or invite bullying during said child's life.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

I'm not condoning bullying... but what are you supposed to do when the parents basically paint a bull's eye on their kid and hand out darts?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:16 AM


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:47 AM

It's a shame Frank Zappa isn't still fathering kids. Some great names in that family.


oh he is, just faked his death and renamed himself Rob Zombie
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

I'm not condoning bullying... but what are you supposed to do when the parents basically paint a bull's eye on their kid and hand out darts?

They should have to answer to abuse and endangerment charges. Again the whole question of parental testing and licencing comes up. Hashtag is good name fo a dog but not a child.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

"Hey, what's your name?"

"Hashtag Jameson"

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

They'll be calling her Gashtag in Highschool.

Edited by Dittohead, 28 November 2012 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Mental stability check? Fail.

Way too much time spent online for these parents.

The fact that the mom can't even properly spelled "weigh" which is a word at an elementary school level is embarassing.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

The girl formerly known as #

Kind of like the man formerly known as Prince?

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