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Guess the name they were thinking of!

Yes, these are real baby names. Guess them right and win a prize!

  • Ahlyivia. Origin: “Latin.” Original meaning: “Olive tree.”
  • Aleena. Origin: “Greek.” Original meaning: “Rock.”
  • Milen. Origin: “Greek.” Original meaning: “Dark skinned.”
  • Qlowui. Origin: “Greek.” Original meaning: “Blooming, verdant.”
  • Tearanie. Origin: unknown!


  1. Jeffrey says:

    Somewhere, in the darkness, Liddell & Scott weep.

    — 2 April 2005 at 1:34 pm (Permalink)

  2. Greg Burgas says:

    Well, Olivia and Chloe are kind of obvious. I have no idea what the others are.

    — 7 April 2005 at 8:05 pm (Permalink)

  3. Simon says:

    I’m going to go with: Olivia, Elena, Melanie(dark-skinned=melanin=melanie), Chloe, and Taryn.

    — 12 April 2005 at 12:22 am (Permalink)

  4. Steven says:

    Ooh, Taryn is a good guess—I had no clue what the parents were going for. The other tough one is Aleena, which is presumably a variation of Elena (or Helen or whatever), except that Helen is entirely unrelated to rocks.

    By the way, see more fun baby names.

    — 12 April 2005 at 5:05 pm (Permalink)

  5. Myca says:

    Tearanie. Origin: unknown!

    Origin: ???????English.??????
    Original meaning: ???????A government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power.??????
    Original spelling: Tyranny

    It seems like a fucked up thing to name a kid, but hey, what do I know?

    — 15 April 2005 at 10:18 pm (Permalink)

  6. Rose says:

    Myca, that’s what we assumed, but I hope people aren’t naming kids Tyranny! I guess I wouldn’t be too surprised.

    And for anyone keeping score at home, we were definitely just heartlessly mocking bizarre name choices. There are no plans in the works for any tiny pirates.

    — 18 April 2005 at 10:50 pm (Permalink)