- Jun 19, 2010
How offended do you get when you hear someone chuckle or make a joke about someone else's name?
Um, I'm here to tell you that the thing you're describing is not analogous to sexual orientation.athenaworth|1317400681|3029771 said:I guess if you met someone with a funny name and told your friends about it later. Not necissiarly laughing to their faces about it (unless they had a good sense of humor).
I only ask because I was laughing about someone's name and someone else I know was SO offended. She likened it to making fun of someone's sexual orientation. I just wondered if I had a screw loose and didn't realize it was that touchy.
davi_el_mejor|1317400976|3029776 said:Unfortunate pairings, like Micheal Hunt I can't help but laugh...
But when it's based on someone's heritage... that is a fine line... some names just sound funny together
Shorten Michael to Mike and say it together quickly. It blends into sounding like something else...kelpie|1317427303|3030165 said:I am still trying to figure out what's unfortunate about Michael Hunt.
My name is unusual but I never get offended when people comment or or get it wrong. It is unfortunately similar to a forlorn cartoon character which I have dealt with my whole life. I do hate when people try to shorten to something more familiar or pronounce it wrong if I've already helped them with it after the introduction. Still thank my parents for the cool name though!
When we were growing up, one of my friends played with Patch Adam's kids and they had names like "Atomic Fireball". People just thought it was awesome rather than ridiculed it.