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How to Name Your Baby Properly

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Innogen Thu 20-Feb-14 20:28:26

Excellent and funny advice from the vlogbrothers.


Mogz Fri 21-Feb-14 10:08:47

Hank and John ROCK! Dftba <3

Innogen Fri 21-Feb-14 13:36:09

I know!

And this is actually really good advice. Plenty of parents on here could have made use of a focus group of 12 year olds!

MaryWestmacott Fri 21-Feb-14 13:46:13

ah yes, too many on here do need the 12 year old focus groups, just saying over and over "oh, children are rather accepting of unusual names" forgets that 3 year old children might be perfectly happy to meet a new person with an odd name and not comment on it, and if those 3 year olds grow up with that oddly named person it might never occur to them it's an odd name, however if the oddly named person becomes acquainted with them for the first time at 12 (you know, like going to secondary school with lots of 11 and 12 year olds who weren't at your primary school and preschool, and haven't known you since you were 3), you know they are going to have the piss ripped because their mum and dad wanted to be different.

(I also wouldn't think that Hank was a nickname for William, I assume that Hank was really a Henry or it was a name in it's own right, how do you get from William to Hank?)

Innogen Fri 21-Feb-14 13:48:42

Mary you don't get William from hank. That's why Hank is so miffed about it.

His full name is William Henry Green - Henry being his grandfathers name. So there is a tenuous link to Hank, but what he is saying is that whilst he feels like a Hank, he isn't legally, and that is a pain in the arse.

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