Skip to main content

Never Will I Ever... (Names).

 Someone asked me this question a while back and I thought to ask it to you then somehow thought it didn't make much sense but then again there's nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun so

(The above is the longest sentence I've written in a while without punctuation marks. LOL. Moving on..). So he asked me what name will you never name your child? This morning someone called in on a radio show and said she was making a shout out to her husband; Solution. SOLUTION! But why would you name your child Solution? I've also heard Military. And I used to know a family in who named their children (no jokes) George Bush, Bill Clinton and Condoleeza Rice. LOL. 

And while we're at it, do YOU like YOUR name? I know some people who don't. I know someone whose name is Endurance but he tells everyone his name is Eddy, short for Edward (if you ask him). If you want to threaten him just tell him that you will tell everybody that is name is Endurance. Hehe. Also my very posh friend would pay me loads not to tell anyone that her name is Peace, she just says she has no English name. 

I absolutely love ALL my names; Nwando Thelma Chidinma Valerie. A couple of years back most people called me Valerie, I don't know how we transitioned to Thelma. In fact just last night I was talking to my Ex whom I'd promised we would hang after the wedding and when he called I said I wasn't game anymore. He said "Val please nau". For a second I didn't know he was talking to me, why nigger alternates between Nwando, Thelma and Valerie is a mystery to me. Stick to one already! LOL. 

I would never give my kids "ghetto" names that have absolutely no meaning; Shaniqua, Laquisha, La'Kisha, Bon'Quisha, Sha'Nay Nay, La'Quishraniqua et al. I wouldn't give my kids names like (no offense to those bearing these names); God is Good, God is Great, God is Able etc BUT I can (and may) give them these names in Igbo or any other Nigerian language. 

Et tu? What would you absolutely never name your kids? Do you like your name(s)? What are some of the whackiest names you've heard?


  1. The wackiest name I have ever heard is AFRICA and END WELL.

  2. Ekaete, patience, mercy, okon, jackson, can't name my children those names.

  3. T, names are very important to me, infact it was part of my prayer point when I was a spinster, I said Lord, the name has to be cute. (lol)

    I didn't date one guy back then cos his name is "Ogbonnaya". (haba, clare ogbonnaya aiint cute. Na). Another one was called silvanus.

    I won't name. My kids with. The kind of names people will tease them with and cause psychological trauma for them kids, such as "thank god, god's time, etc, then the shaniqua and co u mentioned, I don't like patience, peace, monday, friday etc, (all the people I knw called patience, wish. They had different names)

    As for me, I love my names; Clare, Clarissa, Ejehi,

  4. I luv my name steffi,wish I came name my child too.I will never name my child fruit of d spirit names,no offence.names lyk,love,peace,joy,patience.or names lyk miracle,anointn God deyn...lyk serzly?

    1. Get in here steffi, Open confession: reminiscing when I first saw your name, I was like Hian!!! What is wrong with this one na? So she can't spell stephany well abi? The 'beef' would have cooked soup and stew. E-hugs Mon Chéri

    2. She was named after Steffi graaf the legendary Tennis player (from sweden I think?).... Hehehehe

  5. Incidentally, I also knew someone that bore the name Endurance and always referred to himself as Eddy! Took a bit of chance for me to find out his real name. Can we be talking about the same person?

    Names like days of the week, fruit of the spirit as steffi said, and basically any name that doesn't seem to have a meaning.

    Yes, I absolutely love my names.

  6. Wackiest names??? "Black child" and "heavy rain" joke

    1. Heavy rain? Some parents play too much.

  7. We need to learn why people give their children certain names. Many times, many parents dont know better, so you often have mis-spelling of names. When my maternal grandmother died about 10 years back at 90, no one was sure if her name was Unalee or Eulalee. They called her Eula, there was no birth certificate because she was over 90 and lived in the Carribean Islands. I have cousins named Ronkay for Ronke, and other often mis-spelled variations for "African" names. I also know someone named "Saint Alban", my mothers middle name is St. Rose, there really is a saint named Rose. My grandmother maybe was educated till primary school and thats it.

    People who name their children such names as Endurance have generally had tribulations they endured through. Doctor, lawyer etc names are aspirational names for their children. .. likewise names such as God is able etc.

    In my house we make fun of my mom because of her middle name.

    For me - i dont have children yet, but one name i plan on giving a child i have is Oluwajuwonlo..."God big pass all off them".

    As for me, i grew into my first name, and my middle name was my maternal grandmas name. Apparently she used to beat her husband. I havent considered beating my own husband so to God be the glory.

    One thing i say is so long as there is significant or meaning behind a name, by all means necessary. I have a friend named "Gilfionn"- the name has no meaning but a significance. Her dad died when her mom was 4 months pregnant with her. His nickname was Gilfi.

    1. 1000 likes as usual Mama....

      I also LOVE my names Ruth Chinyere.
      If I had another name, Ruth would have replaced it oh. The meaning personifies ME (an excellent companion), to anyone - Parents, Siblings, Spouse, friends. #ShinesTeeth

      Personally, I'll name my kids according to their birth but their names will definitely be Bible names. I have some unique ones!

  8. Yep,i love my names (even my alter-ego name too). Lol.
    Names do have an effect on a child.
    I already have a list of baby names. Some are mainstream,a few aren't.

  9. My child cannot be named Ebuka.., 90 percent of the bearer is strong headed, too strong willed or stubborn.
    Personally I would name my child regarding the circumstances surrounding his or her birth, and if there is nothing so significant then I would use the beautiful names with good meanings in my head already.
    I strongly opine that names are plainly traceable to their meanings.

  10. I will never name my kids those names that sound like diseases e.g Marasmus,longinus, Erasmus,fidelia,colinus, Levinus, they just don't sound well to the ears. Any day of the week is also a no no as well as english names in phrases e.g God's will,praise God, thank God etc. I prefer native meaningful names in all. J

  11. I love my name
    I wont give my kids names like God's power,God is able,Justina, Lovina,days of the weeks as names totally off the list n all those abstract nouns that are given as names are no nos

  12. I know Children are usually named by the circumstances around their birrh.. I have a friend who named her child April because to her,it signifies "spring,new dawn". I love my name so much and it has really worked for me positively in all areas of my life..I can testify!

    Jst remembered d actor/guy that named his twin babies *Hollywood and Nollywood". Lol. Anyway, to each man his own.

    1. Awww, I love April too. I know someone named January but she was born in April, I wonder why.

  13. Never felt I needed a better name than Omoruyi Uyi Tony (not Anthony)

  14. I absolutely love my names, especially my first name. Its long but i always call it in full and pple always tell me I epitomise my name :)

    I will never name my child Titi, bisi, bose, sade, tawa, john, taiye, kehinde, God's power, testimony, salvation, revelation, etc (apologies to those who bear these names) I will never name my child days of the week or any fruit of the spirit (there are many beatuful names in the bible). In fact, I already have my children's names picked out, since JSS3 hols *covers face*
    My children will have meaningful, well thought out names, no generic names for them. Amen

    1. I think it's a nice name but parents should not short form names once given.
      Bisi and sade..I really don't know these names in full. Sunday I think!!
      I don't think anyone gives the Taiye kehinde name but it's just how they let people know "eni to o koko daye ati eni ti o Tele" its more like a norm that pple don't want to call them by the names given...

      the names given according to circumstances surrounding a birth, I think are quite nice and it's always an emotional thing.
      when a baby stays in the womb for 11-13 months and there have been stories of either mum or child not surviving and the baby finally comes when you are in church with both of you healthy. I bet names like Iyanuoluwapolayemilopolopo will roll everywhere. Once you're there all of you will know.
      God is great,God is good really but just see the names from the native name side and not from the meaning of the name in English. English names,native names,Bible names and circumstances names are all given for a reason.
      I love my name ( what do you expect me to say before,you lie) and I'm sure those names you guys don't like have lovers of them and our names that we love have non lovers of them. Now this brings me to the names I DO NOT LIKE...names like Beyonce,Rihanna,Chris brown,August Alsina,Dwayne The rock Johnson and imagine Karreuche(hope I spelt it correctly) and so on! Just because they are names of celebrities.. Please don't

  15. I love my names so much especially my native name..infact,I don't let "anyhow person" know my native name let alone call me by "it".

    I'd never name my kids mother(had a Learner whose name's "mother" during my service year in Bayelsa),week(bayelsa too), incidence(Bayelsa oo), Loveday, Everistus, saviour, salvation, God is good,blessing,chinyere,amaka,Nkechi,Ebuka,Longinus, Livinus, Sabinus and all other "nus nus"

  16. A definite no for the fruit of the spirit and days of the week names. Don't like names with chi in them, if Chukwu doesn't flow, then by all means don't bother. Names that my naija people can murder are also a no for me. Names like sapphire that may be turned to safiya (in Jennifer's voice). I love my name Ebube (a bit too much sometimes), but try calling me Glory (in english) or Gloria (Spanish) and I find myself all worked up... most times I just totally ignore the oversabi translator until I hear my mother-given name.

  17. Never will I ever name my child Joy, Theresa, Thelma, Grateful, Greatness, gratitude. so uncool.

  18. The one I saw recently was Heineken Lokpobiri from Bayelsa State. What's the first thing that comes to mind when such a person introduces himself? (no hard feelings to the namesakes)

  19. I've heard the name OBODOYIBO and was like what da heck.
    I love my names and what they mean.

  20. I think our Niger-Deltan folks know how to give some names which make you go 'pppppardon?'

    Tuesday, Saturday, ThankGod, Hausa (yes, because a Hausa doctor took delivery of the 'deltan' baby), Destiny, Reubenson (why the need for the 'son'?), Bell-Gam, Speechee, Lamentation are some weird names I've heard.

    My children have beautiful Yoruba names, easy to pronounce and full of positive meanings.



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Turia Pitt Suffered 65% Burns But Loved Conquered All...

Amazing Story Shared by Dr. Ben Carson on Facebook, i thought it is inspiring and i decided to share;

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. 
Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:
"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?"

His reply touched the world:

"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."

This made me very reflective. I just wonder; if the person you love today encounters an incident or accident that transforms who they are physically, it could be amputation, it could be paralysis, it could be severe burns that scald their flesh beyond recognition, w…


Good morning people! 
Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
I got into town pretty late and needed to keep an appointment ASAP. I'm heading out right now and it's going to be a long day, but thought I should drop this first. 
Have a splendid day. Im'ma be back soon.

One More Post...


He was my coursemate, crush, then my boyfriend.... he was super
intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
Hope you know what i mean?

Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
the Quiz that was coming up, we found out that we had this
great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

So one thing led to another till one unusual Saturday. I invited
him to my house and he came. The guy got swag, he even came
with a packet of durex condom.
We talked for a while and and and and and and
See how you are serious dey read this story....!


A side chick is commonly known as a mistress or a woman that’s romantically involved with a man who is in a committed relationship.  However after doing some reflecting, I realize that’s not the only type of side chick.  I want to discuss “the new side chick”–a woman who decides to stay by a man’s side after he has expressed his lack of relationship intentions with her through his words or actions.  So many women have made this mistake at least once in their lifetime, and unfortunately I’ve done the same thing. I like to think of the new side chick as an appetizer.  You’re there just to satisfy the immediate appetite of the man, but as soon as that mouth-watering entrée comes out to the table, you will get pushed to the side, literally.  Why?  Because that entrée is what he really wanted; he went to the restaurant to order steak, not hot wings.  You were just a placeholder, fling, temporary commitment, or  maybe even just a “good ol time” until what he really wanted was presented to hi…


I'm in an amebo mood tonight. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know why. Also I'd like to share too but I'd do that anonymously in the comment section. Tonight I want to talk about secrets. It's ok, we can all be anonymous. 
Is it true that EVERYBODY has a secret? 
Is there anyone here who doesn't have a secret? I'd really like to know; You're a completely open book and there's not ONE thing about you that you wouldn't mind other people knowing about? Please raise your hands up. 
And for the rest of us, what's something about you that no one knows, or very few people know? Who's got a dark secret here, or a weird one, or a funny one even? I really don't mean to be invasive but I don't want to be the only one sharing, plus I think hearing other people's secrets is quite fun, don't you think?

Let's Be Random Together! (Open Keypad).

Hey guys, a while back blog reader F said something about creating an Open Keypad post, where you can write whatever you want in the comment section. I thought it was a fun idea!
So who is interested? Comment on anything you feel like, ask me or anyone a question, talk about how your day went, your job, your interests, tell us something about you that we don't know, share a testimony with us, rant about anything you feel like, talk about your crush/boo/spouse/relationship/marriage, challenges you're facing, ANYTHING AT ALL! 
I'll only make one request; that we stay civil. 

(F it was you who made this suggestion, right? I'm not too sure and I can't even remember the post the comment was made on). 
BTW please Ejoeccome out come out, wherever you are!

Adventures, Fun, Friendship & Laughter at the TTB Hangout (Lekki Conservation Center).

Nicole to Clare: mummy lets go. I want to climb that ropy thing!

Isn't Clare beautiful?!

Uyi et moi. Clowning. 

Mother & child. 

Scary af! Trish on the ramp. The chica loves the outdoors so much, she was like a kid in a candy store. She and Uyi took this walk twice! More power to them, you can't pay me to do this a second time.

Uyi & Tiwa

Question of The Day.

TTB readers doesn't this tweet below remind you of something?
That mail that someone sent me a few weeks back. 
But why on earth should a man sleep with his son's fiancé? But what am I saying, some men even sleep with their daughters...

Oh well, I'm throwing the question to you. What has happened in your life that you never saw coming, you never hesperred it, you never imagined could happen, you never imagined could happen to you? 
It could be good, it could be bad, it could be ugly. Do tell!
And it can be more than one. Let me tell you a few. 
-owning a blog -week long dry fast at Prayer City (I never hesperred it).  -staying in an (emotionally) abusive relationship.
The others require anonymity. LOL. Now over to you.