Parents Name Baby 'Hashtag' & Set Her Up for a Lifetime of Misery

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baby facepalmThese days, it's more of a challenge than ever to think up a creative baby name. What with celebs one-upping each other all over the place and non-celebs, well, also one-upping each other all over the place. But there's a fine line between creative and plain old crazy, and I'm afraid the parents who recently named their newborn baby Hashtag Jameson might have crossed it. Yup, "Hashtag." Yup, after the Twitter thing.

Now, I don't know these people personally. Perhaps this social media term has some deep significance for them. Maybe there's a beautiful, emotional story behind this baby's name and we just don't know it yet. So I don't want to be too harsh on little Hash's mom and dad ... but I think it's safe to say that this child's name is gonna be a problem. Like, for life.

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See, one of my very close family members (who shall remain nameless, at the moment) had something of an odd name. Not as odd as Hashtag, but, well, it was pretty bad. And do you know what? That name hung over his head like a black cloud for his entire life. No exaggeration. Of course! Imagine how it would feel if every single time you meet a new person, you heard: "I'm sorry, WHAT did you say your name was again?!"

That's quite a disadvantage to burden your child with. Life is hard enough! Although I'm sure Hashtag's parents see things differently. Wow, our kid is gonna thank us someday for this awesome name!

Which kinda makes one wonder about other challenges Hashtag is destined to face as part of this family.

What do you think about naming a baby Hashtag?


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tuffy... tuffymama

People can really be such idiots sometimes.

xiolxuo xiolxuo

Horrible people..

Vegeta Vegeta

Well if you pronounce it hash-tag yeah it's bad. Maybe he can convince people he's norwegian or something and pronounce it hahschtog.

Misty... Misty.Dawn

vegeta-hahahahaha thats an awesome idea!! lol

Mary Cimino

This reminds me of the woman n STFU parents who named her twin girls named  Vadgesty Foxi Maiden and Vagena Tamphen Pohtaytar. I feel for those kids. Yes, the second ones named is Tampon Potato

nonmember avatar Stephanie.r.e

Beautiful meaning to them or not, it's ridiculous. Those parents are jokes. People like to joke about these horrible names, including me. But it really is just sad. Bullying is getting worse by the second and things like this is similar to giving your kid a bullseye.

Baybe... Baybeelove88

Hashtag might be cool for a dog....

dirti... dirtiekittie

do people really think so little of their children's future? even if there is some significant story to it ("oh, we met on twitter and it was #loveatfirsttweet" or something), who says that twitter or the word hashtag will even be relevant as this kid gets older?

and honestly, i don't see how you can find 'deep meaning or a special connection' to a name like hashtag. but i guess i'm more old fashioned - our family names meant far more to me in our name selection process than any trendy crap i might see on the internet.

femal... femaleMIKE

The name is really bad. 

This child will have a hard time growing up...not because of her name.  I seen this article in yahoo.  The mother was quoted as announcing the babys weight on facebook by spelling weigh as "wey".  This and the name choice tells me that this mother is not educated and trashy.

sunmo... sunmoonandstar

FemaleMIKE, you "seen" an error this woman made and assume she is uneducated. Oh, okay carry on.

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