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05 March 2009 @ 08:46 am
Who Mourns for Ennui?  
I thought I had posted about this back in 2003-04 when it happened, but apparently I didn't.

Back when I was a senior in college, I worked part-time at the graduate business school, Land of Retardation (I still really liked that job, though). There was one day when (I think) Josh and I had to go to some office to switch out toner cartridges, and while we were waiting for someone to direct us to the delinquent printer, we stood near one of those obligatory bulletin boards littered with pictures of student and staff spawn. You know, an exhibit of very unfortunate children who probably would've been better off dribbling down their mothers' chins.

Names of the kids and parents accompanied every picture. As I glanced over the board, I noticed a little girl whose parents had named her- I'm dead serious- Ennui.

Ennui.

Josh and I had a good laugh, and shared as much with Daryl when we got back to our office.

I was just thinking last night about how poor little Ennui is around five or six years old now, probably older. Just entering school, where her name will be repeatedly butchered and later ridiculed once her peers learn what it means. Remy and I think her best bet is to learn a musical instrument and become the headliner of a goth band.
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Jolie-Laidewakinguptous on March 5th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
There's a little boy we've seen running around Washington Park whose name is Remember.
Miusheri: crikeymiusheri on March 5th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I heard a mother call for her little boy named "Campbell" not that long ago.

I'm all for unusual names, but some of the things people come up with just baffle me.
Ellieellie on March 5th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
He's from the Free School. There's also a TigerLily.
mqstout on March 10th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
That's not too horrible, actually. I mean, it's a big, erm, forward? but it's still acceptable.
a dreamer like youlutraphile on March 5th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
children who probably would've been better off dribbling down their mothers' chins.

AHAHAHAHAHA that's so horrible :D
Purrsia Kat: house omgpurrsia on March 5th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Even I think that's pretty bad.

Just imagine if the child has siblings...I pity them already.
Miusheri: bluescreenmiusheri on March 5th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
As I mentioned elsewhere, I'm all for giving kids unusual names. If Remy and I ever have a kid, it's not going to be a Michael or a Mary. But sheesh- we're not about to name our kid Boredom either!

The only theory I can come up with is that the parents wanted something pretentious and French-sounding, and that word popped into one of their heads as being something they'd heard once... but then neither could be arsed to look it up in a dictionary first.
lordjosh2004lordjosh2004 on March 5th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'd reply but I'm filled with an overwhelming lack of caring and desire to do so.

:-D