By NeitherHrotsvitNorErkembaldus - Canada - Toronto
Today, I learned that the hardest part of marrying a historian is choosing baby names. His top choices derive from two Roman magistrates, two abbesses, a tenth-century author, and an obscure Greek official. I already let him name our pug, for whom he chose the name "Tertullianus." FML
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  chrisbeaudoin  |  26

Might be a meaningful name, but it won't be fun getting bullied later in life cause of it.

  TheAspieDork  |  27

Or maybe something that can be shortened into a more common name. A friend of my dad's named his son Leonidas (after the guy from 300, of course) but they just call him Leo all the time

  1known_fml  |  8

Well you can't say that Tertullianus wasn't a serious man, especially if you are Christian. Check out Wikipedia.
As for acceptable, there are names much more stupid than this one.

  sarianna  |  10

Aim for reasonable, but if it's still weird, make it a middle name. Kids get embarrassed by middle names even when they're completely normal. I went to school with a girl who refused to tell us her middle name for years... and it turned out to be Claire.

  Bunnyluver  |  20

You can still be unique even if someone else has the same idea. Sometimes People take ideas or perfect them. It stops being unique if people are doing it for a trend.

  PrincessShiraz  |  11

How does "naming after someone else is literally opposite of unique" have upvotes? How does the original comment have downvotes? One of the definitions for unique is "unusual," and even if it wasn't an official definition, you all know perfectly well everyone uses it that way and it would be in the thesaurus. Sounds like the kid would go through its entire life never meeting anyone else with the same name, and everyone who ever meets it will never have known anyone by that name before. That's a unique name.

By  ragnarok1540  |  39

If you have twins, you could name them Romulus and Remus. Unfortunately you would have to abandon them in the woods to be raised by a she-wolf. Then one twin would kill the other, but take solace in knowing that the survivor would build the capital city of one of the grea...

[gets interrupted by Kanye West]

"I'ma let you finish, but Genghis Khan had one of the greatest empires of all time! One of the greatest empires of all time!"

By  ashyash90  |  8

Sounds like a teacher I had once. Her first son was named Mitchell but then her husband let her name the next two and she chose Athena for the girl and Tiberius for the boy!