Is this a new trend? Lady names.

While visiting in [name]Houston[/name], I read an article in the paper about a little girl named LadyRoyal! Now the only LadyRoyals I know are from the [name]Barbie[/name] DVD my granddaughter watches so I just thought, hmmmmm strange. Then, just today I read on a news website that a little girl had been dropped off by mistake by the school bus driver at at homeless shelter. The girl’s name was LadyOurLove and her mother was LadyAshley. I am not kidding. New trend or just plain weird? I taught school for 15 years and I can tell you I have seen some doozies, but this, I think takes the cake. I would have a really hard time calling one of my students LadyOurLove or LadyRoyal.

I’ve never heard of this, so I guess it’s just a fluke. Odd that you would see Lady used in two places like that in such a short amount of time. :confused:

I’m HOPING it’s just a fluke, lol - because that would probably be the most awful new trend I have seen.

I used to work with a woman named [name]Melody[/name]. [name]One[/name] day a customer asked her name and, upon being told, exclaimed something like, “Oh, you have a stripper name too! My name is Lady.” That’s the only Lady I’ve ever known of before. I’m sure there are a few scattered about, but I don’t think it’s a trend. I think you just happened to encounter quite a few at once as a fluke.

LOL, [name]Melody[/name] is a stripper name? Bwhahahaha…

The mother and daughter doesn’t establish a trend really because it seems like the mother just chose to pass down part of her name. Intriguingly, LadyOurLove evokes a lot of Catholicism to me - like an honorific of [name]Mary[/name] (names like [name]Dolores[/name] and [name]Mercedes[/name] mean sorrows and mercies in the plural from expressions like “our lady of sorrows”, “our lady of mercies”). LadyRoyal together with LadyOurLove doesn’t establish a trend, probably, because LadyOurLove got it for family reasons and from what evidence we have LadyRoyal probably just got it because her parent liked it. There are traditions I think particularly within African American and to a lesser extent Latino communities of using [name]Queen[/name], [name]King[/name], [name]Prince[/name], etc. in names much more often than in white communities. So there might actually be a bit of a “trend” but I think “tradition” or “pattern” might be more the right word. Which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with these three individuals. Any way LadyRoyal is also LadyAshley’s daughter?

Sounds like a dog name more than a stripper name. Guess it’s a similar idea though–cutesy object names.
[name]Kinda[/name] reminds of that song [name]Fancy[/name].

Sounds like someone ran out of names and decided to look on Toddlers and Tiaras for ideas. [name]Just[/name] my opinion.