On the other hand, there are popular “tragedies” that include names that aren’t real, like Tractor. In addition, fictitious names that sound like the real thing, such as Mayleigh and Bryleigh, are also easy targets for mild mockery.
However, some names that are not “tragedeighs” include Schuyler (a common foreign spelling of the name “Skyler”), Wilson (a surname instead of given name), Raleigh (a city name), and Aoife. . (Irish name). Just because a name doesn’t look English, is too common, or is foreign doesn’t make it worth posting in the group.
In the rush to help their child stand out in the crowd, some status-seeking parents completely forget that their child must live under the name given to them. Well, until they grow up and can be legally turned into something cool, or (dare I say it) a little more “normal.”
I have no excuses for bullying. However, children can tease each other about everything from someone’s weight to whether someone wears glasses. And yes, if you have an unusual name, you increase the chances that they do. Teased for it on the playground.