Jump to content

Boika


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Lim Lam

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

This is the name of my friends new nephew....She just posted it on FB...

Ummmmm how the hell do you pronounce that?

The first thing that comes to my mind is bonking....

#2 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

That's different.

are they wrestling fans perhaps?

#3 Missy Shelby

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Sorry not a fan at all.

Poor kid sad.gif

#4 katpaws

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Boy-kah????





#5 Lim Lam

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (Dresden @ 02/02/2013, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's different.

are they wrestling fans perhaps?


Is it a wwe wrestlers name?

#6 CleverChook

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Boyka is a Bulgarian girl's name.  Are you sure it's a boy?

#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

When I saw this I was dreading it was going to be a Baby Names thread... even worse the kid is already named.

I would've thought it was for a girl pronouced Boy-kah or Bo-i-kah. Never heard of the wrestler.

#8 Lim Lam

Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 02/02/2013, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Boyka is a Bulgarian girl's name.  Are you sure it's a boy?


Just checked and yep a boy.

#9 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

vladimir boyka is a wrestler

#10 Funwith3

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Are they a different nationality?

#11 Bam1

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 02/02/2013, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they a different nationality?


What does that matter, a funny name is a funny name, of course its funnier if its an anglo child, but don't come on and spoil  the fun of people who think that a child's name is a source of amusement. How would they ever be able to feel superior otherwise.

#12 sāta kōrsa

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

It's an unusual variation on a Ukrainian name.  Poor form OP to come onto such a popular public website to mock it.  If you need to know how to pronounce it, I suggest you ask them.

#13 Lainskii

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (sāta kōrsa @ 02/02/2013, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's an unusual variation on a Ukrainian name.  Poor form OP to come onto such a popular public website to mock it.  If you need to know how to pronounce it, I suggest you ask them.



really, what name Bohdan?

We knew a boy called Bogdan and yes he got teased, even by his Ukrainian counterparts.


#14 sāta kōrsa

Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:57 PM

As pp said Boyka, or Boyko.

#15 ubermum

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

That's one for the crap name thread along with another facebook horror name of the day I came across;

Clowi.

#16 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 02/02/2013, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they a different nationality?


Or from a different planet perhaps.

#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (Bam1 @ 02/02/2013, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What does that matter, a funny name is a funny name, of course its funnier if its an anglo child, but don't come on and spoil  the fun of people who think that a child's name is a source of amusement. How would they ever be able to feel superior otherwise.



QUOTE (sāta kōrsa @ 02/02/2013, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's an unusual variation on a Ukrainian name.  Poor form OP to come onto such a popular public website to mock it.  If you need to know how to pronounce it, I suggest you ask them.



Geez, so we're not even allowed to ask how a name is pronounced without being seen to be mocking that name now??? Forall you know the OP could have been legitimately asking because she didn't want to sound like an ass when talking to her friend by pronouncing her nephew's name wrongly and in a way that sounds crass.

The OP didn't come across as demeaning to me.

#18 CleverChook

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I'll admit it does make me giggle, assuming that they've named their boy after a wrestler's surname  and are aiming for a macho, manly name, and instead have inadvertently chosen a legitimate girls name. ph34r.gif

#19 sāta kōrsa

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 03/02/2013, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The OP didn't come across as demeaning to me.

Meh, sounded mocking to me.

#20 Bam1

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 03/02/2013, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Geez, so we're not even allowed to ask how a name is pronounced without being seen to be mocking that name now??? Forall you know the OP could have been legitimately asking because she didn't want to sound like an ass when talking to her friend by pronouncing her nephew's name wrongly and in a way that sounds crass.

The OP didn't come across as demeaning to me.


The OP didn't just ask how to pronounce it, she set the tone for the mocking by adding the name sounds like bonking which is of course total class.

It was added to attract other classy comments like:

"When I saw this I was dreading it was going to be a Baby Names thread... even worse the kid is already named."

"Or from a different planet perhaps."

"Poor kid"


#21 ~Sasquatch~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Certainly not my style. Not my child though so who cares if I don't like it.

What I don't get is why people get angry when people don't like names? it's undeniable some names are going to open the child up to taunting their whole lives. Some love a name, that's fine. Some hate it, that's fine too. it's a bit precious to expect everyone to keep to themselves they don't like a name just in case someone might like it.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly caf goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.