Nominative Determinism

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Amsterdam's oldest sex workers who have 'serviced more than 335,000 men'
Surely that's an unrealistic total? You'd expect some returners to have come again.... (perhaps that joke deserves the slow-hand-clap response?).

And since most of us think we know where babies come from.....where the heck are their names coming from???
https://7news.com.au/pandemica-salad-milk-weirdest-baby-names-2021-revealed-by-reddit-users

  • Pandemica
  • Salad
  • Crispy
  • Milk
  • Brogan
  • Motel
  • Prosecco
  • Myblessn
  • Monster
  • Mileage (pronounced My Leige, as you would refer to a King)
  • Mudpiles
  • Linoleum
  • Fallopia
  • Famous
  • Yanique (pronounced unique)
  • Jelli-Anne
  • Truck
 

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where the heck are their names coming from???

I ask this question whenever I see a register these days. Not always in the old, expected places!

I could, at least, pronounce most of those on your list. "My Liege," is just taking the Mick, even if spelled correctly!

Meanwhile, my daily haul of 78 rpm discs posted on Youtube brought in . . .

Nappy Brown, singing "Pitter Patter!"

I expected some cringe-worthy ballad about babies but the lyrics don't go that way.

I suspect "nappy" for "diaper" is a British thing. Mr Brown does not attempt any "scat." :yay:
 

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I can see the appeal of having a name that's unique, if you want to be remembered, that is. A lot of parents want their children to stand out. Whether the children grow up to agree is a different matter.
 

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https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/super-funk-100072.php

They’ve got the Funk. I guess.:doh:

Super Funk was born on 11th April 2021 in Los Angeles, California, United States as the first child of social media personality Capron Funk and pop singer Rydel Lynch. His middle name is Capron, so his full name is Super Capron Funk.
Super Funk was first introduced to the world through a You Tube video from 15th April 2021 titled Rydel Gives Birth To Our First Son!.
 

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A (now closed) dentist’s surgery in Durham.

This is good on two levels; not only the similarity of the name to the vocation, but also the fact that the name, said out loud, is how one might slur the word “dentist” with some dire dentition difficulties or post-extraction numbness.
 

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In all fairness he did mention nominative determinism himself and he also said it just like being back primary school again!

And as Escargot mentioned he has done it before so he has heard all the comments about a million times already.
 

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Have we had Fireball Roberts?

So nicknamed because he threw a fast ball in baseball (for UK readers, such are often called fireman or something similar).

Took up NASCAR racing and died in a fireball.

 

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Surely that's an unrealistic total? You'd expect some returners to have come again.... (perhaps that joke deserves the slow-hand-clap response?).

And since most of us think we know where babies come from.....where the heck are their names coming from???
https://7news.com.au/pandemica-salad-milk-weirdest-baby-names-2021-revealed-by-reddit-users

  • Pandemica
  • Salad
  • Crispy
  • Milk
  • Brogan
  • Motel
  • Prosecco
  • Myblessn
  • Monster
  • Mileage (pronounced My Leige, as you would refer to a King)
  • Mudpiles
  • Linoleum
  • Fallopia
  • Famous
  • Yanique (pronounced unique)
  • Jelli-Anne
  • Truck
Some of these might be explained by this: interesting article that seemed to be stuck on finding an acceptible title ("Black American Names" was held to be a bit dodgy; they settled on "Ghetto Names" in the end) .

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GhettoName
 

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Brogan and Yanique sound like names that are not used often, but nothing that startles.
"Truck" I have heard as a nickname, but not as a name. Perhaps the film "Truck Turner" had an influence?

The rest of the list is absurd.
 

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Just had an email from a company I contacted a couple of years ago, asking if I'm still interested in working for them. To be honest, the 6000 mile commute puts me off a little. Anyway, that's not important now. The email came from someone with the (laughable) job title "Senior HR business partner". His name is Thomas Staff.
 

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Brogan and Yanique sound like names that are not used often, but nothing that startles.
"Truck" I have heard as a nickname, but not as a name. Perhaps the film "Truck Turner" had an influence?

The rest of the list is absurd.
There's a boy called Truck in the film Escape From Witch Mountain. That's the only time I've ever heard it used as a name before!
 
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