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#1 Lim Lam

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

This is the name of my friends new nephew....She just posted it on FB...

Ummmmm how the hell do you pronounce that?

The first thing that comes to my mind is bonking....

#2 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

That's different.

are they wrestling fans perhaps?

#3 Missy Shelby

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Sorry not a fan at all.

Poor kid sad.gif

#4 katpaws

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Boy-kah????





#5 Lim Lam

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (Dresden @ 02/02/2013, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's different.

are they wrestling fans perhaps?


Is it a wwe wrestlers name?

#6 CleverChook

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Boyka is a Bulgarian girl's name.  Are you sure it's a boy?

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

When I saw this I was dreading it was going to be a Baby Names thread... even worse the kid is already named.

I would've thought it was for a girl pronouced Boy-kah or Bo-i-kah. Never heard of the wrestler.

#8 Lim Lam

Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 02/02/2013, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Boyka is a Bulgarian girl's name.  Are you sure it's a boy?


Just checked and yep a boy.

#9 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

vladimir boyka is a wrestler

#10 Funwith3

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Are they a different nationality?

#11 Bam1

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 02/02/2013, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they a different nationality?


What does that matter, a funny name is a funny name, of course its funnier if its an anglo child, but don't come on and spoil  the fun of people who think that a child's name is a source of amusement. How would they ever be able to feel superior otherwise.

#12 sāta kōrsa

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

It's an unusual variation on a Ukrainian name.  Poor form OP to come onto such a popular public website to mock it.  If you need to know how to pronounce it, I suggest you ask them.

#13 Lainskii

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (sāta kōrsa @ 02/02/2013, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's an unusual variation on a Ukrainian name.  Poor form OP to come onto such a popular public website to mock it.  If you need to know how to pronounce it, I suggest you ask them.



really, what name Bohdan?

We knew a boy called Bogdan and yes he got teased, even by his Ukrainian counterparts.


#14 sāta kōrsa

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

As pp said Boyka, or Boyko.

#15 ubermum

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

That's one for the crap name thread along with another facebook horror name of the day I came across;

Clowi.

#16 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 02/02/2013, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they a different nationality?


Or from a different planet perhaps.

#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (Bam1 @ 02/02/2013, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What does that matter, a funny name is a funny name, of course its funnier if its an anglo child, but don't come on and spoil  the fun of people who think that a child's name is a source of amusement. How would they ever be able to feel superior otherwise.



QUOTE (sāta kōrsa @ 02/02/2013, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's an unusual variation on a Ukrainian name.  Poor form OP to come onto such a popular public website to mock it.  If you need to know how to pronounce it, I suggest you ask them.



Geez, so we're not even allowed to ask how a name is pronounced without being seen to be mocking that name now??? Forall you know the OP could have been legitimately asking because she didn't want to sound like an ass when talking to her friend by pronouncing her nephew's name wrongly and in a way that sounds crass.

The OP didn't come across as demeaning to me.

#18 CleverChook

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I'll admit it does make me giggle, assuming that they've named their boy after a wrestler's surname  and are aiming for a macho, manly name, and instead have inadvertently chosen a legitimate girls name. ph34r.gif

#19 sāta kōrsa

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 03/02/2013, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The OP didn't come across as demeaning to me.

Meh, sounded mocking to me.

#20 Bam1

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 03/02/2013, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Geez, so we're not even allowed to ask how a name is pronounced without being seen to be mocking that name now??? Forall you know the OP could have been legitimately asking because she didn't want to sound like an ass when talking to her friend by pronouncing her nephew's name wrongly and in a way that sounds crass.

The OP didn't come across as demeaning to me.


The OP didn't just ask how to pronounce it, she set the tone for the mocking by adding the name sounds like bonking which is of course total class.

It was added to attract other classy comments like:

"When I saw this I was dreading it was going to be a Baby Names thread... even worse the kid is already named."

"Or from a different planet perhaps."

"Poor kid"


#21 ~Sasquatch~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Certainly not my style. Not my child though so who cares if I don't like it.

What I don't get is why people get angry when people don't like names? it's undeniable some names are going to open the child up to taunting their whole lives. Some love a name, that's fine. Some hate it, that's fine too. it's a bit precious to expect everyone to keep to themselves they don't like a name just in case someone might like it.




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