How much you want to bet Aubrey got her named legally changed after 20 years of suffering through “Aubrye”
By - whotevre
How much you want to bet Aubrey got her named legally changed after 20 years of suffering through “Aubrye”
I was gonna say that she got lucky, but I think your theory is more likely!
I was wondering how Aubrey got away with it, or if we think the Aubrye version is accurate and this is a typo lol
Mum's been popping them out like clockwork, no wonder she's got no time for names
Ivyeeted out kids.
So the youngest girl’s name is pronounced “Opie”?
And her middle name is ‘Um’
Last name Den
Next girl is gonna be named Anthonye
I do t mind Opie, but I’m an Andy Griffith fan lol.
I was pronouncing it like Oh-pee-yay or O-P-A which brought back deeply repressed memories of Oral Proficiency Assessment or OPAs, which I think we had to do in Spanish class to prove we were advancing?
I like to think it is pronounced Op-yay like Kanye.
Lillye, Evye, & Ivye are pronounced like the end of Kanye and I wont be told otherwise.
ETA: Opye too, of course.
Came here to say this!
Lil-yay, Eve-yay, Iv-yay, & Op-yay.
Oh, it's like pig latin.
100%. There's no way "ye" translates to an "ie" sound. Sorry girls.
I was wondering how they pronounce that. At first, I was like, these names aren't the worst, and then I saw three with a rogue E at the end and I don't know how that's pronounced, but from the names it looks like she thinks that's an "ie" sound.
Bobye Holt would like a word.
You mean Bob-yay?
This is exactly who I thought of 😄
And I say her name like Kanye every time I see it in DuggarSnark 😄
Are these Duggars?
Bobbye is in their orbit and testified at Josh Duggar's CSAM trial. Her daughter was briefly courting him.
It does in bye and eye. That’s what they’re trying to copy but it’s just stupid as hell.
Shoot, that probably is what they were thinking! Even then the “ye” doesn’t sound like “ee” - bye isn’t pronounced bee or by-ee — so now I’m imagining Ivye as “I’v-eye” and Lillye as “Lill-eye.”
I should have specified it does make an ie sound just not *that* ei sound. LOL
Opye Gangnam Style
I knew a woman named Kellye and I always called her Kell-yay in my mind.
That's the only way I could read them lol
Lil Ye X
Mum’s name should be “Fukmye” since it appears she does little else
Nah. Shaming is for naming only.
Are we just not talking about GALAX?! Took off the y because he can’t have the E sound ending like a girl?!
I think you mean took off the YE
Galax is a town in Southwestern Virginia.
My question is....is it pronounced like the town? God help the child if so, bc we pronounce it GAYL-lax.....
Galax is a plant commonly found along the Appalachian Trail. Kinda fits tbh. Not that it makes a good name for a person.
Shitty name regardless
all the girls give kanye vibes with their names (except aubrey how lucky)
I suspect that Aubrey is an autocorrect typo. I choose to believe that the pronunciation is like Kanye in all of these girls as well.
Opye was more like I give the fluff up. Just put down some letters
Grant really dodged a bullet on this one.
Gavin isn’t that bad
Graham is normal if a bit old-fashioned and Garrett could be worse as well
Only like 3 or 4 of them are actually weird names tbh. The rest are normal (though some of the normal ones are spelled weird).
The "fun fact" part on the little synopsis. That's the least fun fact I have personally ever witnessed.
after the first 8 or so broken condoms, one of them HAD to be suspicious right?
Three of the kids straight up told the reporter they hate it...
And two more don't really want to be there for most of it. Seems like Grayson is having to be the dad in the family now.
>Grayson not only regularly brings resupply but also arranges lodging and coordinates with trail angels who want to help the family. He’s even pinning locations on a trail map of people who want to help out when the family passes through their area. Without his efforts, a hike of this magnitude would probably not last very long.
Holy shit. I went to school with a girl named Lillye. I can’t believe there’s more than one.
Is it pronounced Lily?
Shove it opye
I don't know if they're actually Appalachian but this would barely be worth a second look in the Appalachia I knew 20 years ago.
Maybella-Leane (?), Zipporah, Euphemia, Jerusah (?), Jebediah (Jeddidiah, mulitple variations), JimBob, BillyBob, Hobie, Diadema, Hepzibah, Kissie, Orly, Zeldy, Ardy-Lea, Sarietta (?), and yes, Opie, and I never sussed out if it was his government name but a person who was only ever known as Cracker.
I know there was a government name Cricket. And of course.... Dixie.
Can confirm, I'm from there lol
Jerusha, maybe? A lot of these are Biblical or Hebrew. A lot are just nicknames for older, traditional names. I'm surprised at how few of these are recent inventions, even 20 years ago.
Yeah that's exactly what they are and more than half the people with the names actually knew that. The question marks are just for the ones I forget how it was spelled,but most would be spelled accurately to king james. [Don't tell most of those folks the names are actually Hebrew though.]
Orly is a pretty common Hebrew name, it means "my light". A lot of these names are biblical/Hebrew and aren't all that odd in Jewish communities or in Israel- Zipporah, Jeddidiah (though in Hebrew Y=J so it's actually Yedidyah), Hepzibah... Jerusah is either a shortening of Jerusalem, or Yerusha (the Hebrew version), which means inheritance.
I wonder if they're biblical names. I don't remember names from the bible very well. Jewish and non-Jewish religions made different sets of bible names common.
Yeah, I mean it's pretty common for Christians to use biblical names as well. There are lots of biblical names that are more common for Christians or more common for Jews, especially as names go in and out of fashion. Orly is the only kinda modern name on the list, in my opinion the rest are very old school biblical and normal for religious people to use.
Yes, I'm aware of that, and that's what I meant. I'm actually Jewish, I wasn't mocking the names for being un-American sounding or Hebrew.
They are mostly from the old testament but the problem is these are exactlyt he kind of people who name their kids after the b\*ble and would hate being confronted with the fact that it's not a book about white Americans. I didn't put all that in my comment because the last 3 times I've left a longer comment going on some type of relevant tnagent here people have insulted me for being weird or talking too much.
But they also are still 'weird' in the country and affect the child's life in the way of having a difficult to pronounce name no one's ever heard of and is goung to stall conversation every time they meet people and liekly be considered unprofessional etc. These parents know that and they still give these names either because they think they'renbeing evangelical in a sense or because those names have been swirling around that part of the country now and they think they're theirs and representative of their culture uniquely. These are names people give their kids when they don't want them to leave a historically deperately poor and troubled area because of their pride and want to 'mark' them as 'hillbillies' anywhere they go.
I shame it, but not because it's the US and they names are foreign.
> child’s life in the way of having a difficult to pronounce name no one’s ever heard of and is goung to stall conversation every time they meet people and liekly be considered unprofessional etc. These parents know that and they still give these names either because they think they’renbeing evangelical in a sense or because those names have been swirling around that part of the country now and they think they’re theirs and representative of their culture uniquely.
It’s been part of their culture for thousands of years at this point. It’s no different than naming your kid Esther or Ruth. The names come from a foundational text that has been woven into almost every part of Western culture for millennia. Also, having a name you have to tell people how to spell or say isn’t the worst thing in the world. It’s not even that notable today.
> These are names people give their kids when they don’t want them to leave a historically deperately poor and troubled area because of their pride and want to ‘mark’ them as ‘hillbillies’ anywhere they go.
> I shame it, but not because it’s the US and they names are foreign.
And this is classist as fuck. These people want to give their children names that come from their religion. I’m sorry Appalachians aren’t wealthier, but historically impoverished people are allowed to be proud of their heritage too. People aren’t naming their kids Beulah and Josiah because they want to mark them as coming from an impoverished area so they will never leave. They do it because they are biblical names that they like.
Reading that comment to which you responded reminded me of a excerpt I read ages ago written by someone who worked in a factory during the Industrial Revolution. They were making fun of the names of girls from the country who had come to the city to work in a way that made it clear that they thought the names were indicative of the inferiority of poor, rural folks.
I'm one of them, raised there from infancy to age 16. This is what I experienced personally and my observations. I'm not classist, I came up eating dog food in a trailer and just escaped adult homeless 2 years ago. People from the other side have negative things to day about being poor.
And yes, many parents are like that. This is a culture where families become estranged over adult children leaving the hometown or going to colkege. Not everyone, that I should have clarified. But honestly the deep culture where these names come out, thats where it happens.
They absolutely do it because they're borderline or full evangelical/fundamentalist. I am from inside and community.
And yes, it was very difficult being there and being ethnically Jewish. Part of the chip on my shoulder. Still something other people should listen to
Hey, I grew up poor in a super religious and impoverished area of Appalachia too! Yeah, some people were horrible and toxic and hated me just for being different. I also knew some amazing people who showed me endless love and kindness despite the fact that I was both openly gay and openly atheist. I’m aware that my singular experience isn’t a representation of everyone in the region or part of that culture, but your’s isn’t either.
I know mine istn', I said that.
My issue is they way you tore down my comment reading things into where I'm coming from and why I said those things that aren't true about me, and I wanted to clarify what you made me sound like. Goodbye.
Just curious based in your very general phrasing going on about "the impoverished" abd how how think etc do you have any idea what you're talking about sociologically, any experience of Appalachia or are you white knighting because you think I'm an outsider who toured there? If this has made you curious brush up on xtianity and poor white communities in the US. Read Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin du Mez. Watch that famous documentary about Appalachia.
It just as insulting to pretend all poor people are angels.
First of all, I live in Appalachia and have lived all over the region throughout my life. Both sides of my family have lived in the region for generations. I grew up in a former mining town that was dead by the time I was born. I’ve done a lot of work with some of the more poor communities in the region through my old job in public help. A lot of them aren’t that different from the town I grew up in.
Second, I actually know a good bit about Christianity, poverty and Appalachia. One of my degrees is in Religious Studies with a focus on Christianity in rural America. Naturally, race and poverty played into a lot.
Third, my second degree is in sociology with a speciality in rural American communities. Once again, because I was living in Appalachia when I was in school, my most extensively study area was Appalachia. I specialized in poverty and healthcare in rural America. It’s how I ended up working in public health after college. I worked in the field until the pandemic, when I switched over to healthcare.
So yes, I do have some idea of what I’m talking about. Thank you for the book recommendation, but I’m good.
Well, again, I realize the context was missing from my first comment, but I was reporting my actual experience and observation, not making stuff up or speaking as an outsider to the culture. Your comment was addressed to me as though I was some combination of those things, and I dislike that and would like to correct the record.
I'm a little, uh, surprised that you have degrees and extensive study in exactly the perfect fields to show me up here on reddit right now, but if you do, then your view of the subjects is different than mine, as one of the people you're bragging about doing charity for. It happens. Think about my viewpoint and anything that might mean, or don't. Have a nice day.
It would be ridiculous for a person in your supposed to fields to skip that book btw.
Fun fact! Some people have alt accounts. Blocking people so you can have the last word is incredibly childish though. Since you clearly blocked me to have the last word rather than because I did anything to wrong you, I feel comfortable responding to you on my alt. :)
>Well, again, I realize the context was missing from my first comment, but I was reporting my actual experience and observation, not making stuff up or speaking as an outsider to the culture. Your comment was addressed to me as though I was some combination of those things, and I dislike that and would like to correct the record.
That's cool, but you were generalizing a ton, and also being classist as fuck. Yes, people can be classist against their own class. I never said you were making stuff up, but once again, your experience is not universal. Presenting them as if they are is ignorant.
>I'm a little, uh, surprised that you have degrees and extensive study in exactly the perfect fields to show me up here on reddit right now,
Yeah, some times the stars align like that 🤗♒️✨
>but if you do, then your view of the subjects is different than mine, as one of the people you're bragging about doing charity for. It happens. Think about my viewpoint and anything that might mean, or don't. Have a nice day.
I'm not bragging about doing charity you asshat, I'm someone who wants to make my home a better place. I grew up poor as fuck in a dying town that has spent the last two decades being decimated by poverty and flooded with opioids. I want to do what I can to help because not all of us can afford to be apathetic. Some of us actually give a fuck about people. I have to be honest, I don't really care about your view point. It's not exactly that unique or special.
>It would be ridiculous for a person in your supposed to fields to skip that book btw.
Thank you for telling me what someone in my fields should be doing. I always appreciate strangers being condescending to me.
Really?! I just have always used "orly?" As short hand for "oh really?"
That's cool to know! Thanks!!
They had Graham and then said "fuck it" for the rest of the kids lol
Why do the boys all get g names?
The chicks just dont matter?
I’m betting dad’s name is Gary. That’s why she has so many versions of Gar- names. Garrett. Garrison is really telling. Grayson is awfully similar.
True as. Probably right, haha.
Galax is just awful
It should have been Garlax to fit with the others
Out of the girls, Aubrey lucked out. For the boys, Gavin, Graham, Grant, and Garrett don't have it too bad.
I have 15 siblings. I tried to come up with a statement to basically say "but my family isn't as crazy as this," and honestly I can't come up with a solid rationale. It was and is still crazy. At least my parents gave us normal names and sent us to public school. Still grew up in a weird Christian cult and often have trouble relating to my peers though.
My co-worker, who isn't quite 40, is the youngest of 11 kids. They all have normal names and they all went to public school.
My oldest sibling is 39. I met another girl who has 15 siblings too, she grew up on a farm in Amish country. Does not have a normal name.
And I'm sure the older kids had to largely raise the younger ones too. This happened to me even though there were only 5 of us and the oldest three of us were all within the same 2 year period.
Opye?? Pronounced Opi? Like the wailing mentally impaired man who works with Peter Griffin? Why..
No. We're using the Yeezy Rule, so any -ye ending is yay.
It’s giving Duggar with those G names.
It got better then it got worse
You can pinpoint exactly when she gave up
How did Aubrey get away with not being Aubrye? Or are we voting that it’s a typo?
When did she find time for anything else ?
Fifteen kids tho, jfc. Just what the world needs!
Link to the story if anyone is interested. It's actually pretty cool tbh.
“None of the 13 youngest kids ever set foot in a traditional school.”
There's no way she can adequately teach that many kids at that many different grade levels.
Or be a good adult role model. They have to rely on the younger kids who haven't finished developing to be role models to the kids.
I’m going to pretend that they’re all being properly educated on the internet.
She thought having too many kids would get her famous, then she thought homeschooling them all would do it, so now she force marched them on an awful trek for attention. She thinks she's cool.
These names shouldn't be a surprise given what we already know about her poor decision making skills.
They really started running out of ideas at the end there
For a second I thought the oldest child was 47 and the youngest was 4. I was like HOLY SHIT lol
Really, you’re going for Gatlin, Gates, Grisham & Gates over Greg, Gordon, Gerald, Gareth, Garth or even Gale?
There is no way they thought Grisham was a good name
And where is Dad?
He noped out of crazy land
He bolted and now the oldest boy is having to do all the work to make sure that this trainwreck keeps rolling.
i almost barfed up my breakfast. those kids must be home-schooled. if not they will be getting and ass-licking every day with those stupid made-up names.
They are. Only two of them have ever been to actual school.
the future of america is very bleak. in the battle for weirdest name, my high school home room teacher wins. she brought in her year book to prove it. twin girls named Ivory and Ovary. no shit! we had a couple of kids with difficult polish names and she said "wait until tomorrow!" and then we saw...
I hate most of those
I don’t know which one I hate more, Gatlin or Opye
People who have a bunch of kids like this always seem to get steadily more insane with names - they start with normal names like Nikki and Aubrey, and then the younger ones are named shit like Galax.
Can you blame her? She ran out of names
Parents definitely like 'g' names hey
I can’t figure out how a number of these are pronounced
all of the ‘ye’ endings are an ‘ie’ sound
Lots of surnames as first names.
I would say $10 says the weird named kids get teased, but almost all the kids have some damn weird names.
Regardless, poor Opye.
Yeah, I'm sure they won't get made fun of.
By the end she was just making shit up
Gatlin is definitely on my guilty pleasure list. I love how it sounds!
Sounds like a gun to me.
Interesting how between first and second there's 18 years difference, but between first and last there's 43 years difference??? Is the first one adopted?
Pretty sure that one's the mom. Her name would be Nikkye if she was one of the daughters.
Yeah, I just realised.
Nikki is not one of the children.
It's actually "Their" 🤷♀️
Why bother correcting others if you can’t spell yourself?
If my parents had a fucking baby while I was 21 I’m not gonna lie I’d be horrified. Do you ever want to retire? Everyone would know it was an accident. I don’t understand these Duggar clan types
They're just dumping all the responsibility onto the oldest kids, so it's totally fine, apparently.
I’m a former sister mom, it’s so shitty. At least my parents had a normal amount of kids
The unfortunate names of those kids perfectly explains why there's 15 of them.
I honestly like Gavin and Grisham, don’t @ me😂
So this is what I want (not the names some of them can be buried and never return) but I want a lot of kids. Not all of them will from birth, he'll probably only one but the rest will definently be made up of adopted/fostered kids.
I love the idea of having a really big house with lots of kids going in and out and my bf says the max is gonna be ten at a time (meaning, because he clarified, that the kid either switches foster homes or they go to college/move out and we can add another one through pregnancy, adoption or fostering) but he agrees that this would be a good idea.
i mean most of these are normal
probably should have stopped at 9
>> “He wanted two, I wanted four, and we settled on three… and we ended up with 15!”
My sister in Christ, are you familiar with the concept of family planning? Or are you affording this family with the proceeds of 13 lawsuits against various birth control makers?
I hope they all get dysentery.
I love it when ppl do shit like this and then go like ‘fun fact: there’s a theme in our kids’ names”. Like yeah no shit.
Also; there are so many more normal boy names with a G and girl names ending in ie. After Graham they just went off the rails. (Assuming Gatlin is not a twin to Graham).