Ewwie, Ua!

I found your site quite by accident, but it certainly was hilarious and sad to read. And I knew I had to tell you of this name. To my shame, I invented it, but never intended it to be used!

I write science fiction stories, where it’s more “acceptable”, even encouraged to have very different names. I started publishing on the internet where I was “discovered”. And in posting my stories for others to read, I often got email about not just the stories but also the names. I would reply that I didn’t care if they used the names, but just don’t tell your kid where you got it! I don’t want to be the victim of his/her rage later in life.

Once in a humorous tale, I came up with the totally goofy, and consonant-less, name of Mr. Uaeio. It’s pronounced just as it looks (boy have you heard that a lot!)…U-a-e-i-o. Imagine my shock to hear from a lady who LOVED the name with no consonants and said she wanted to name her boy that! And she’d call him
Ua for short, which she said would be pronounced “Ew-ay”. She would not be dissauded.

And to think I started putting my maiden name with my married name so I’d be harder to find after being stalked once. There’s no Lindley-Anderson in the phone book, but I’ll bet “Ua” will find me anyway…

Keep it up because I need the laughs.

B. L.

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