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  1. lunchcoma says:

    Ennis Plemons? Okay.

    • MoCO says:

      Ennis is not my style but it’s fine, but in combination with Plemons, it’s just bad. Plemons is kind of a frumpy last name, and the fact that they both have the “eh” vowel and end in “s” is a lot of repetition.

  2. Veronica S. says:

    It has to be a family name, right?

  3. Lua says:

    Poor kid. Kids are going to be adding a P to his name for the rest of his life

    • Mama says:

      That was my thought. Ennis the Penis… ugh…. I had a hard time with my son’s name because his father went through every possible bad nickname with every name I picked. lol.

      • M4lificent says:

        Ennis has a pleasant sound, but it is ripe for twisting.

        I ran baby names by my niece, who was in 6th grade when I was pregnant. I ruled out anything with potentially horrifying playground permutations. Which left me with a very limited number of names to choose from. As it was, I had to anglicize my son’s name (which is a family name), because the original version is too close to a girl’s name in the US.

      • Anners says:

        I can only imagine the yokel sherif/deputy from the old Dukes of Hazard show. I’m sure that won’t factor into the teasing, but it seems like such a hick name (sorry to anyone out there named that). It doesn’t have good playground permutations either. Hope that kid is super confident!

      • Argonaut says:

        but does ennis even rhyme with penis? i thought it was en-is, not EE-nis

    • jwoolman says:

      Bullies will always find something to hurt other kids with. It’s really pointless to try to second-guess them . If they can’t twist something in your name, they will find something else. Your niece may be up on current playground tortures, but your kid will be a different generation. Don’t be reluctant to use a good name because of the bullies.

      You need to train your kids to deal properly with bullies, starting with the realization that happy people don’t act like bullies. Somebody has hurt or is still hurting them and they can’t do anything about it, so they try to feel better by hurting other people.

      It also helps to realize that the non-bullies outnumber the bullies. Not only does this suggest some hopefully nonviolent ways to counteract the bullies if the non-bullies work together – but it also is worth teaching your children that even if they can’t think of what to do or say on the spot when they see someone being abused, they can always go to that person later and tell them that they saw it and it was wrong, they don’t deserve to be treated like that. This does make a big difference, because when someone is attacked and others stay silent – they assume the others agree with the attacker.

      • Malificent says:

        My comment was meant to be light-hearted. Although I did make a conscious choice not to give my son a girl”s name in English, and I would make that choice again.

        It’s a big leap from that to assume that I’m raising my son to accept being bullied or to stay silent when others are bullied. I’ve taught my son to stand up for himself, verbally and physically, and to defend those who are less able to defend themselves.

      • Suki says:

        Totally agree jwoolman. Why live your life based on the opinions of others? Children are bullied for more than their names.

        Glasses? Check.
        Red hair? Check.
        Hole in your clothes? Check.
        Odd haircut? Check.
        Old parents? Check.
        Young parents? Check.
        Siblings? Check.
        Only child? Check.
        Interest in something no longer cool? Check.
        Freckles? Check.
        Left handed? Check.

        Why worry about it? Just give your child love and support and teach them to be resilient.

    • Sticks says:

      But it’s not a hard E. it would be like they’ll add a T and call him Tennis. I like it. Sure is better than Hart Spiegel anyway.

  4. Sam the Pink says:

    How very old-fashioned of them. But yeah, that’s a name that is ripe for mockery. Poor little guy.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      We will probably be protected most of his growing up years through private schools then when older we can pretend to be known as the Big P :)

      FYI seriously those two always look like siblings to me . I feel like KD settled with the first guy willing to have a child with her.

      • Other Renee says:

        Original TC, why do you say that? Because he’s not drop-dead gorgeous? That seems like a harsh thing to say when we know nothing about their relationship. Maybe he treats her like a princess and she appreciates him.

  5. Beth says:

    That’s pretty bad. Ennis? Will bullies call him Ennis ball or Ennis racket?

  6. Tanesha86 says:

    I guess I’m in the minority here, I love the name Ennis. Brings to mind the late Ennis Cosby who was murdered in the 90s.

    • Cupcake says:

      That is the only Ennis I have heard of all. A very bad association for many reasons.

      • Tanesha86 says:

        @cupcake Bill Cosby is the absolute scum of the Earth but his son was a good man. Never played into nepotism, kept a low profile and focused on his education. All Ennis wanted in life was to help uplift and teach children with special needs. I don’t see it as a bad association in any way.

  7. teacakes says:

    The only Ennis I know of is Heath Ledger’s character from Brokeback Mountain, but I like the name, it’s not ubiquitous and is surprisingly normal/non-loopy for a celeb couple.

    • minx says:

      Yes, thought of that too. And then Cosby’s son.

    • Sticks says:

      Agree, Teacakes.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      Anecdote. Kirsten was Jake Gyllenhaal’s girlfriend when he was offered the role in Brokeback Mountain and he said that she persuaded him to take it and visited him on the set daily. That was my first thought when I heard that she named her son Ennis.

  8. Mia4s says:

    Well that’s certainly…a name.

    Margot Kidder has died at 69. RIP to my favourite Lois Lane!

  9. Jess says:

    I only think of Brokeback Mountain, and I feel like she never got over Jake gyllenhall so maybe this is a nod to still loving him? Lol

  10. littlemissnaughty says:

    Uh … Seann William Scott? That’s actually perfect?!

  11. AG-UK says:

    He’s from Texas and it sounds Southern or a family name. It’s old fashioned my parents have a friend called Ennis I don’t mind it but kids can make fun and call you all sorts.

  12. Gobo says:

    Ennis is a town on the west coast of Ireland.

  13. HeyThere! says:

    I live the Khloé OJ daddy drama also…but can we talk about Kylie and her body guard?!?! That baby is his twin. LOL Sorry, not trying to thread jack but really hoping it’s covered!

  14. Kristen says:

    Ennis County is just north of Waco, where Plemons is from… I think.

  15. Case says:

    I can imagine looking at my cute, tiny newborn and thinking, “Yep, looks like an Ennis.” Such a serious name.

  16. mags says:

    Lois Lane died?! RIP Margot Kidder. You will always be Lois to me.

  17. Nn says:

    How do you pronounce it? Eeee-niece or Enn-ess or idk?? Something like that?

  18. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I forgot she was married to Matt Damon’s brother from another mother.

    As for the name, regardless of how it’s pronounced, kids will attach a ‘p’ and go to town. His college buddies will drunk call him ‘Peh-nis,’ in funny little accents to lesson the ongoing agony of being named a genital minus a letter.

    • jwoolman says:

      You don’t know what his college buddies will do, drunk or sober.

      Why allow potential bullies to determine what you name your kid? That’s being a victim of bullies who aren’t even born yet.

      Bully-proof your kid with straight information about bullies and how to deal with them, because your kid’s name is definitely not the only thing that a bully will go after.

      • Suki says:

        Totally agree, a bully will always find something so no point trying to outsmart them by settling on a name you don’t really want in place of one you really love. All you are teaching your child is that they should care too much about what other people think.

        As an aside, I think Ennis is a gorgeous, old-fashioned name. I hope Kiki has a daughter (I know, it’s shallow, I know) but I’ve loved her cute but slightly aloof charm since Virgin Suicides.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Just a joke lol. Of course I don’t know the future! Bullies are born every day, however, and I went through them with each of my sons (still helping my third). Kids can be the worst, and their insecurities can truly hurt. But I do know that someone at some point will take a jab. That I can predict because I know people and their sometimes hideous offspring.

  19. Parigo says:

    I love them together, one of my favorite celebrity couples. The name is kinda meh though. Property a family name from the south.

  20. Abby says:

    Ennis is a rural town just south of me here in Texas. It makes me think of cowboys.

  21. Pixie says:

    Fargo reference !

  22. maggiegrace says:

    Hello? Brokeback Mountain?

  23. mkyarwood says:

    As in Bill Cosby’s slain son Ennis? Wade would have been nice, if you were looking for something a little cowboyish.