Exactly! At least Tuesday is a name someone went by, even if only as a stage name. What kind of name is River? Or Blanket? Or Rumor?
People select some really stupid nouns for their offspring. And also for themselves... why should Sims get off easy?
River Tam - Firefly
River Song - Dr. Who
Rumer Willis - Bruce and Demi's kid
And isn't one of Michael Jackson's kids named Blanket?
"What gets me is when my sister's name popped up in-game. My family and I all have relatively unusual names but the game made a townie with the name Alora. She even had red hair, just like my sister. "
Alora Dannen - Willow
Maybe EA takes names from weird celebrity children names.
My younger sister legally changed her name after my parents got divorced to Mae instead of her previous "English Name" (she's adopted from Korea), so I don't see the fuss about how a name is spelt as long as it's not overdone like Winniefredde (Winifred), Lybee (Libby) or Haethyre (Heather). EA just has gone a bit . . . far. I once, in a previous install, had 3 Israel's prancing around.
"There's only forward, Vi. Only outward and up." - Patrick Ness
I'm a girl. Angie. Or DS for all of you lazy shmucks out there. You know who you are.
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Believe it or not but I know two women in real life who are called Wednesday and Friday, respectively. They're not related, but they're both in their fourties and both tell the same story, namely that their parents were hippies and that these were the days they were conveived.
Neeh people probably won't forget it. Would you forget a girl named Monday?
Well, I often want to forget Mondays.
Seriously, I just named a set of twins in my game Zilya and Zasha. I love unusual names - there were five other people in my class alone in my school who had the same name I did. HATED that. Unusual names = unforgettable and unique to me.
"Books don't take time away from us ... They give it back. In this age of abstraction, of multitasking, of speed for speed's sake, they reintroduce us to the elegance - and the relief! - of real tick-tock time." - Home Safe, Elizabeth Berg
It's all in good fun, whether or not the game developers actually took themselves seriously with these names.
It's just like opening up People magazine and reading that a celebrity named their baby some cracked out name. You have a laugh, shake your head, imagine what that poor child will go through and thank all that is holy that it wasn't you.
Plus, if it reaaaally bugs you, there are ways of fixing it. I never put too much thought to it, really. I tend to get more offended at poorly dressed Sims than anything else. You may have a ridiculous name but at least have a decent sense of style!