Crazy Baby Names – Seven, Zee, Genghis, Zaugg

“Crazy baby names” is the topic of Tracy Beckerman‘s most recent “Lost in Suburbia” column. She focuses on two babies, Seven (girl) and Zee (boy), but mentions a few others:

“I know someone who named their kid, Genghis.”

“Why? Was Mussolini taken?”

“And another couple who named their kids after two different ski runs in Colorado,” she continued. “One is named Zaugg and the other is called Hyrup.”

“Those sound like names for Hobbits or evil emperors of the Galactic Alliance,” I said.

“Ironically, they then got a dog and named it Bill,” she continued.

Funny stuff. Read the whole thing here. Or here. Or here.

By the way, over 100 babies (86 boys, 28 girls) were named Seven last year. George Costanza would be proud.

5 Responses to Crazy Baby Names – Seven, Zee, Genghis, Zaugg

  1. I know a Genghis, too, via a friend (her sister-in-law’s sister married someone from Siberia). Still, though. I also know a Fidel…

  2. Our fourth child is due Jan. 7th 2011. We will name him Seven. It’s interesting how many people say “Don’t your dare name that baby Seven.” Most of those comments come from people over 50. Younger people think the name is cool.

  3. @Kevin – If he’s not born on the 7th, will he still be named Seven? (Just curious!)

  4. I have a beautiful step daughter Jazmyn Grace. Her mother remarried and has 9 (yes 9!!!) other children
    Raven Heath
    Twins Summer Lilac and Breeze Ivy
    River Blue
    Rain Montana
    Willow Poppy
    Twins Bracken Storm and Briar Gage
    Tigerlilly Rosebud

    The older twins Sumer and Breeze have children named Dandelion, Yarrow and Blossom

    I ask you!!!!!
    completely crazy.
    Jaya – perfectly normal Indian name

  5. An associate of mine is Seven. He was baptised, Steven, but never felt comfortable. Apparently about half the people he meets double take or negatively query his name. He automatically determines them as not suitable friend material. Those who don’t blink or who make a positive comment are accorded potential worthwhile person status.
    When I first was introduced, I assumed his name was actually “Severn” after a river, and I asked if his parents were “from the beautiful Severn valley region”? I was accorded friend status, followed by an explanation.
    I really like the name. It works. I like; Tuesday, Wednesday, January, November, and Augustus, Octavia/n, and Trinity too!

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