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Ilidan said on: 2010-11-02 07:20 pm
2934 Days, 13 Hrs, 1 Min, 0 Sec ago
Correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure that if you name your daughter "Brandy", you are limiting her career options to

a) Stripper
b) Porn Star
or c) hooker.

[Added at 11/02/2010 20:21:30 by Ilidan]
Forgot to ask....

Feedback required: Is this true?
RecklessPerson said on: 2010-11-02 08:01 pm
2934 Days, 12 Hrs, 19 Min, 57 Sec ago
4) Singer/D list actress
Rhunyc said on: 2010-11-02 09:03 pm
2934 Days, 11 Hrs, 17 Min, 56 Sec ago
E. The target of lame jokes referencing to that of the alcohol.
Ilidan said on: 2010-11-03 09:14 am
2933 Days, 23 Hrs, 7 Min, 11 Sec ago
Okay, so just to clarify...

Ayanami said on: 2010-11-04 06:47 am
2933 Days, 1 Hr, 34 Min, 2 Sec ago
how about jeeves?

that's like butler only lol
ShadyKnight (Mod) said on: 2010-11-05 04:41 pm
2931 Days, 15 Hrs, 40 Min, 41 Sec ago
@Ayanami: Quite, sir.

@Ilidan: I know a girl named Brandy who works at Wal-Mart, which is equally bad.
Jing said on: 2010-11-06 09:23 pm
2930 Days, 10 Hrs, 57 Min, 54 Sec ago
If a parent actually names their daughter after a type of alcohol, then there's already a problem you could spot a mile away.
But then again, this is not always the case. Some people might think it's a great name. Eye of the beholder and all that junk.


In my book, it's still better than something like Dick or Peter.
Ilidan said on: 2010-11-07 10:15 am
2929 Days, 22 Hrs, 5 Min, 59 Sec ago
Oh, I get're subtly trying to make fun of me by implying that my name is not a good one. Although, instead of directly saying it to me, you decided to suggest it in an objective context while veiling the actual meaning of your statement.

Clever, Jing!!

Jing said on: 2010-11-07 10:48 am
2929 Days, 21 Hrs, 33 Min, 32 Sec ago
Oh, it wasn't that subtle.
I do like your sarcasm though. Made me smile.
DrakenRahl said on: 2010-11-07 11:04 am
2929 Days, 21 Hrs, 17 Min, 29 Sec ago
Well.. My cousin is named Brandy.. She is neither a stripper, porn star or hooker. (That I know of, that is..)

I don't think you can judge the book (Or person?! :O) by it's cover.
Ilidan said on: 2010-11-07 11:10 am
2929 Days, 21 Hrs, 11 Min, 37 Sec ago
That you know of.

And I know not to judge a book by its cover. That being said, generalizations are necessary for society to fuction as a whole.

While stereotyping is not ALWAYS a positive thing, think about what the world would be like if we NEVER made assumptions, and rationally thought out every single thing to the end of any possible line of questioning.

Nothing would get done. Ever.

Not that that was the point of the post. The point is, the name "Brandy" comes with certain judgements and connotations that will never be positive. It's a simple fact of society. Thus, I would recommend against naming your child Brandy, even if you find it a pleasant name. They will be made fun of in High School.
DrakenRahl said on: 2010-11-07 01:29 pm
2929 Days, 18 Hrs, 52 Min, 14 Sec ago
I know we can't not make assumptions, I was just trying to disagree.. And I really do have a cousin named Brandy who doesn't fit the script, at all.. If you knew her, you'd know what I mean.

But I know exactly what you mean, for instance the name Kayla has always been a "fat girl" name in my opinion.. Seriously, am I wrong?
ShadyKnight (Mod) said on: 2010-11-08 02:42 am
2929 Days, 5 Hrs, 39 Min, 8 Sec ago
Maybe in the States, but in Canada, Kayla is a hot-girl name. Bertha is a fat girl name.
Ayanami said on: 2010-11-08 05:04 am
2929 Days, 3 Hrs, 17 Min, 24 Sec ago
lol how about insulting people by generalization with the exception of someone anyone knows?
Ilidan said on: 2010-11-08 09:23 am
2928 Days, 22 Hrs, 58 Min, 31 Sec ago
Bertha is such a fat person name that Callaway actually released a set of woods (golf clubs) called "Big Berthas". No lie.
Blackfire1 said on: 2010-11-08 03:34 pm
2928 Days, 16 Hrs, 47 Min, 51 Sec ago
In our neighborhood, anybody named "Bruce" was automatically assumed to be a sissy boy.
Ilidan said on: 2010-11-08 04:29 pm
2928 Days, 15 Hrs, 51 Min, 56 Sec ago
Tell that to Batman
ShadyKnight (Mod) said on: 2010-11-09 02:18 am
2928 Days, 6 Hrs, 2 Min, 53 Sec ago
I'm going to make a new set of golf clubs.

"Jeremy" irons and "Tiger" woods.
Alwaysbored said on: 2010-11-09 07:25 am
2928 Days, 56 Minutes, 25 Seconds ago
"Tell that to Batman"