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Question couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 01:57 AM

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should parents hav to fight to name their child what they choose too


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:02 AM

No one here watches James Bond?

It's a bit out of the ordinary but it shouldn't negatively impact the child really.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:03 AM

That stinks hope they let them have the name they want.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:15 AM

I think they should be allowed to name their kid that if they want. The only names that should be prohibited are swear words.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:47 AM

I would so live it up if my name were "Q" .. I'd become a rockin' famous hip hop dancer, move to LA, and live the life, baby. In all seriousness, yes, parents should be allowed to name their child what they'd like. Hopefully, they'd be tasteful enough not to name their child after a swear word? For real, if my uterus is playing nursery to a child for nine months, I sure as -insert swear word here- won't be naming the baby a swear word. I mean, really now..



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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:50 AM

They should be able to name their kid whatever they choose to, even if they choose to name is Cackapoopoopeepeepantsmcgee (last name).
   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 03:09 AM

They should be able to name the kid what they want, but sheesh. If people were telling me I couldn't name my kid a certain name, I'd move on, name it something else, and give it the nickname of the name I originally wanted. I wouldn't go so far as to fight it. Apparently they really had their heart set on it.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 03:16 AM

My roommate's name is pronounced "Q".

He's a cool guy.

I think they could even work around it. They could do "Kyu" or "Keyu" or "Kiu" or I dunno....Its the parent's choice, I suppose.
   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 03:17 AM

No I don't think that they should be allowed to name their kid that. It's ridiculous that the parents can't see past their selfish desire to give the kid a strange name (it wasn't even the Q in James Bond's real name for their information it was a code name) to the fact that the kid deserves to be allowed to fit in.
   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 03:29 AM

Who draws the line as to what an "appropriate" name for a child is? The line is so blurred.. I don't to whom that responsibility would go. If a couple is mature enough to be having their child and has taken care of him/her for nine months, they should be mature enough to name their child whatever they feel is tasteful..

And if the couple refuses to rename the child, who renames him/her?



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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 03:56 AM

I don't see anything wrong with naming their child "Q". Unless it's an offensive or insulting name that would negatively impact the kid it should be allowed... (Names like "Adolf Hitler" as a first name shouldn't be allowed, for example. However, if it was a full name it's fine.)


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 04:42 AM

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This could negatively impact the child. It seems quite obvious that the child will be teased and bullied for his name. Plus, how would that look on a job application? I just... I think there are certain things we need to be weary. And what if I found the name "Urine" or "Idiot" to be tasteful, should I then be allowed to name my child that?



   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 05:00 AM

there are sum names that ive heard about that i agree a child shouldn't b named eg: (n this is a real persons name) iluvsex but i dont really see abything wrong with nameing the child "Q" i mean ppl name their kids "J"


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 05:01 AM

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This could negatively impact the child. It seems quite obvious that the child will be teased and bullied for his name. Plus, how would that look on a job application? I just... I think there are certain things we need to be weary. And what if I found the name "Urine" or "Idiot" to be tasteful, should I then be allowed to name my child that?
Lots of kids are teased about their name, but I highly doubt anyone gets harshly bullied simply for having a strange name. Also, last time I checked, kids thought James Bond was pretty cool.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 05:16 AM

Q isn't exactly a great name, but it also doesn't have much harm in it. Just let the parents name their kid Q. It's not offensive.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 05:25 AM

Parents should have the right to name their kids whatever they want. It's dumb of them to choose a name that's different simply so their kids could have "different" names. But hey, protecting parental rights is more important than having a society in which nobody is named after a letter of the alphabet. The kid can pick a good nickname, too, if Q-tip gets old at school. And you can always change your name when you grow up.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 06:19 AM

Parents do have the right to name their kid whatever they like, but it shouldn't have a negative impact on the child.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 06:22 AM

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I entirely agree with this. I just.. could see the kid getting majorly made fun of, and other stuff like that, and that's my main concern.



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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 10:11 AM

If that were a celebrity couple they'd probably be allowed.
Q doesn't seem any worse than "Apple" "Princess Tiaami" or "Bronx Mowgli"
We live in a society of stupid names at the moment.
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 10:36 AM

I think parents should be allowed to name their child whatever they chose. If the child does get bullied or anything else because of the name, then that is something that the parents need to address themselves if it happens. As the child grows up, if they don't like the name or it does cause them problems then they can always change it. It doesn't necessarily have to be a permanent thing.
   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 10:47 AM

They should be allowed to name their child what they want but whatever happened to 'normal' names, like Sam and Jon and Elizabeth. Why are parents so desperate to give their children unusual names like Princess Tiaamii and Fifi Trixibell =/


   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:44 PM

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Who draws the line as to what an "appropriate" name for a child is? The line is so blurred.. I don't to whom that responsibility would go.
Well people already decide what is and what is not an appropriate way of raising and caring for your child so why should naming be any different? If the parent is not mature and sensible enough to give their kid a name that is not prohibited by law (they could always give their kid a name like "Cue" which sounds the same and IS legal), to me that shows a degreee of stubbornness and immaturity and that raises questions in my mind as to their abilities as parents. In order to effectively raise a kid you need to think about what the kid would want and not what you as the parent want, both can be fine but when they conflict there is a problem.

I do think drawing a line at single letter names is a nice easy and sensible idea.

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If a couple is mature enough to be having their child and has taken care of him/her for nine months, they should be mature enough to name their child whatever they feel is tasteful..

And if the couple refuses to rename the child, who renames him/her?
You're right, they should be mature enough. A lot of people are not, I've seen lots of kids taken into care after a longer period of time than 9 months. Some people are just not mature enough to be parents. I'm not saying that's definitely the case here but just that giving birth and caring for your child for a while doesn't automatically make you mature.

I guess the job of renaming the kid would fall to the state if the parents refuse. Though I would hope the parents would do what is best for the child.

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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 02:56 PM

Q is a letter not a name.
They should NOT be allowed to call their child that.

Ok, maybe it isn't obscene, but that child will get picked on. Kids are cruel. Just think when they learn the alphabet, their going to be singled out.

Parents can call their child what they like WITHIN REASON.
There was a big stink up a while back after a couple wanting to call their child "Lego" which was, quite rightly, disallowed.

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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 05:57 PM

I find some of the names parents give their kids just plain stupid and creul, however, I do believe they should have the right to name their kids anything they want. Besides, Q isn't a negative name or one that could provoke teasing, it's just unusual. At least it's not something awful. Seriously, I don't see why they can't just name the kid Q if they want


   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 06:07 PM

I actually think it depends on the name "Q" isn't such a bad name but to name your child like Ass or something inappropriate then of course they shouldn't even the names after alcohol like you know Smirenoff or something like that's too weird but other than that feel free to name your child what you want


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 06:19 PM

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Well people already decide what is and what is not an appropriate way of raising and caring for your child so why should naming be any different? If the parent is not mature and sensible enough to give their kid a name that is not prohibited by law (they could always give their kid a name like "Cue" which sounds the same and IS legal), to me that shows a degreee of stubbornness and immaturity and that raises questions in my mind as to their abilities as parents. In order to effectively raise a kid you need to think about what the kid would want and not what you as the parent want, both can be fine but when they conflict there is a problem.

I do think drawing a line at single letter names is a nice easy and sensible idea.



You're right, they should be mature enough. A lot of people are not, I've seen lots of kids taken into care after a longer period of time than 9 months. Some people are just not mature enough to be parents. I'm not saying that's definitely the case here but just that giving birth and caring for your child for a while doesn't automatically make you mature.

I guess the job of renaming the kid would fall to the state if the parents refuse. Though I would hope the parents would do what is best for the child.
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 07:52 PM

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Well people already decide what is and what is not an appropriate way of raising and caring for your child so why should naming be any different? If the parent is not mature and sensible enough to give their kid a name that is not prohibited by law (they could always give their kid a name like "Cue" which sounds the same and IS legal), to me that shows a degreee of stubbornness and immaturity and that raises questions in my mind as to their abilities as parents. In order to effectively raise a kid you need to think about what the kid would want and not what you as the parent want, both can be fine but when they conflict there is a problem.
When you put it that way, I really get your point. I'm not sure I agree with you 100% but they should just change his name to "Que" or "Cue" or something like that. A good compromise, I think.


   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 08:26 PM

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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 9th 2009, 10:14 PM

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This could negatively impact the child. It seems quite obvious that the child will be teased and bullied for his name. Plus, how would that look on a job application? I just... I think there are certain things we need to be weary. And what if I found the name "Urine" or "Idiot" to be tasteful, should I then be allowed to name my child that?
Couldn't any name negatively impact the kid? As long as it's isn't something stupid and obviously offensive to the kid such as "Urine" or "Idiot" what's the problem? My friend's friend is named Cobra, which I think is pretty awesome. I would love to have a unique name... for example my puppy is named Java which I think would be a pretty cool name to have. Even though people bully her for her name... (My brother's friend calls her Java the hut, even though she isn't fat or disturbing looking) If the kid doesn't like their name, they can always go by their middle name or something.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 06:01 AM

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Why? The name isn't hurting anyone. let them name their child whatever they want.
It doesn't entirely matter why that law was put into order. The parents should know the laws concerning children and be able to adhere to them. If they cannot be mature enough or intelligent enough to do so, then why have a kid in the first place?

As for the excuse of "it could hurt the kid blah blah blah", that's a pointless argument. Every single name can be bullied against and even a simple name such as George can be made fun of. While it may indeed be an argument, it's one that applies to every single name, not only to this issue, which for the most part, people who are using it make it seem to be.
   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 07:07 AM

People are foolish. Why would you name your child a letter? Why not "Cue" or something? That's actually a kinda cool looking name.



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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 07:34 AM

Sure Q is a stupid name but who cares? It's up to the parents, they shouldn't have to fight to be able to name their kid what they want. That's even more ridiculous than naming your kid Q .

No celebrities have to fight to name their kids whatever the heck they want, do they now?
And neither should these people.

Compare Q to all of the stupid names in the world.
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 04:40 PM

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It doesn't entirely matter why that law was put into order. The parents should know the laws concerning children and be able to adhere to them. If they cannot be mature enough or intelligent enough to do so, then why have a kid in the first place?
So people shouldn't fight to reform laws that they feel are negatively affecting them? Though I do agree that Que is a better name than Q Names somehow seem to define people and parents are allowed to raise their children however they want as long as they aren't abusing the children. I think the name of a child actually has a big impact on who the child grows up to be... if the parents want to teach their child to not conform to society, why can't we let them?


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 04:50 PM

I saw this somewhere else... everyone else mentioned star wars...
I believe parents should be able to name their kids what they want, to a certain extent. Single letter names will cause confusion, and bring up the possibility of bullying. Though no one can predict this, parents should be wary about possible reactions to their child's name.
I know many many people who gave their children 'normal' names, and used the 'weird' name they had really wanted, as a nickname. This gives the kid the choice to change their name, or stay with the nickname. Also, looks more professional on applications when it comes to that.
I think that is an awesome idea, personally.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 04:52 PM

Q is a better name then what another couple named there kid Adolf Hitler right.?


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 05:47 PM

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Q is a letter not a name.
They should NOT be allowed to call their child that.

Ok, maybe it isn't obscene, but that child will get picked on. Kids are cruel. Just think when they learn the alphabet, their going to be singled out.

Parents can call their child what they like WITHIN REASON.
There was a big stink up a while back after a couple wanting to call their child "Lego" which was, quite rightly, disallowed.

What next? Kids called after some piece of furniture?
I'm gonna call my kids table and chair. Do you have a problem with that? **heavy irony/sarcasm**

I sompletely agree with what Lozzaa has said here. Do these parents really want their child to be bullied in school? I got teased for several months becasue my last initial is the letter P. I have a perfectly normal name, and kids still found ways to be horrible about it. Imagine the fun they'll have with this kid. Call your children want you want, within reason. Even Addidas (my mother knows a few of them; there are some idiots out there who think it's a suitable name for a child) is a better name than Q.


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 10th 2009, 06:45 PM

let them name the kid whatever they want. they should be focusing on all the people out there who are bad parents rather than those who choose a slightly alternative name for their child. besides, it's not even THAT weird..


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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 11th 2009, 09:54 AM

Its not THAT weird?

I feel really sorry on this child. I really do.
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 11th 2009, 12:50 PM

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So people shouldn't fight to reform laws that they feel are negatively affecting them? Though I do agree that Que is a better name than Q Names somehow seem to define people and parents are allowed to raise their children however they want as long as they aren't abusing the children. I think the name of a child actually has a big impact on who the child grows up to be... if the parents want to teach their child to not conform to society, why can't we let them?
I never said anything about them not fighting to reform the laws. Names do define a person, and if the kid finds the name so terrible, then when they're a legal adult, simply change it.

As for not conforming to society, the parents are allowed to teach their kids that. If they cannot legally call them Q or whatever name they choose, then their nickname can be that illegal name and the kid can be referred to that by his/her peers, teachers, etc... .
   
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Re: couple fights to name their child "Q" - May 11th 2009, 01:04 PM

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if the kid finds the name so terrible, then when they're a legal adult, simply change it.
They still have the 18 years of living with it.
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