Father names son 'Version 2.0'

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3451207.stm

"A proud US father and self-confessed engineering "geek" has named his son after a computer software term.
Jon Blake Cusack, from Holland, Michigan, told local newspapers the US practice of adding "Junior" or "II" after a boy's name was too common.

So, when his son was born last week, he decided on the name Jon Blake Cusack 2.0, as if he were a software upgrade.

Mr Cusack admitted that it took months to persuade his wife, Jamie, to accept the idea. "

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That's a bit sad! Poor kid. He'll probably get teased loads when he gets older.
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Thats certainly abit crazy... what next c3p0
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That's a bit sad! Poor kid. He'll probably get teased loads when he gets older.
I don't know, it's better than 'Junior' *shudders*

Naming children directly after a parent always seems foolish to me, how incovenient, and think of the confusions with post and being summoned etc.
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Try having a name like Zia and knowing you were named after the Prime Minister of Bangladesh (who happens to be a woman :mad: )
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Try having a name like Zia and knowing you were named after the Prime Minister of Bangladesh (who happens to be a woman :mad: )
*chuckles*. 'Tisn't a bad name though. And even if it's a well know female name in Bangladesh, I doubt many English people would be able to associate it with a person or gender different to your own *shrug*.
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*chuckles*. 'Tisn't a bad name though. And even if it's a well know female name in Bangladesh, I doubt many English people would be able to associate it with a person or gender different to your own *shrug*.
True. But when I get into uni I'm changing it anyway. My folks aren't too keen on what I'll change it to (Juwel Haque) because apparently I won't be allowed on pilgrimage with a name like that. Like I care, and I'll just tell them I'll change it again when I want to go on pilgrimage (i.e. never, but I ain't telling them that!)...
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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
True. But when I get into uni I'm changing it anyway. My folks aren't too keen on what I'll change it to (Juwel Haque) because apparently I won't be allowed on pilgrimage with a name like that. Like I care, and I'll just tell them I'll change it again when I want to go on pilgrimage (i.e. never, but I ain't telling them that!)...
Fair enough. My mother changed her name when she was old enough.

Where did Juwel come from?
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Fair enough. My mother changed her name when we was old enough.

Where did Juwel come from?
What does Juwel mean?
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I can't understand how parents can be so stupid and name his children like them ... this 2.0 is just too much
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*tuts* what is this world coming to...
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Why 2.0 though? Why not just 2? Can he be upgraded to 2.1 or something?
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Why do parents give their kids stupid names. Some sound OK in Fantasy books (like Elspeth, my personal favourite girls name) but I wouldn't give those names to my daughter. Life's hard enough without being picked on because of your name.
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Why do parents give their kids stupid names. Some sound OK in Fantasy books (like Elspeth, my personal favourite girls name) but I wouldn't give those names to my daughter. Life's hard enough without being picked on because of your name.
Giving a child a unique name makes them more self-confident. Well, you'd have to be if you had a name like 'Elsepth', wouldn't you?
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I don't think it's too bad considering some of the names suggested in the "what wld u name ur son or daughter?" thread. Could be worse!

And with something like 'junior' or '2.0' or whatever, it's easy to drop it. If it was an awful first name it would be different.
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(Original post by Muffle)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3451207.stm

"A proud US father and self-confessed engineering "geek" has named his son after a computer software term.
Jon Blake Cusack, from Holland, Michigan, told local newspapers the US practice of adding "Junior" or "II" after a boy's name was too common.

So, when his son was born last week, he decided on the name Jon Blake Cusack 2.0, as if he were a software upgrade.

Mr Cusack admitted that it took months to persuade his wife, Jamie, to accept the idea. "

the us practice of II or Jnr is sh*t anyway. how unimaginitive can u get.
its as bad as George W Bush - whats the W for? nothing it just makes it sound more posh...
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Giving a child a unique name makes them more self-confident. Well, you'd have to be if you had a name like 'Elsepth', wouldn't you?
I don't think Elspeth is too bad a name, you'd just end up being called 'Ell' or 'Elly' or similar, such as if you'd been named Eleanor. I think it is by far preferable to a number of other names, it's just a little 'old fashioned' as it were.
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I don't think it's too bad considering some of the names suggested in the "what wld u name ur son or daughter?" thread. Could be worse!

And with something like 'junior' or '2.0' or whatever, it's easy to drop it. If it was an awful first name it would be different.
Yeah, I doubt people would actually call them 2.0 or anything. It's actually pretty funny, I think. Well, as long as it's someone else it is! I feel a bit sorry for the child.
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Yeah, I doubt people would actually call them 2.0 or anything. It's actually pretty funny, I think. Well, as long as it's someone else it is! I feel a bit sorry for the child.
Poor kid...

I kinda feel sorry for the guy because he's so sad. Or at least the mother of the child.
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