i can believe that kids are named these names, my boys are lyle, michael, salvadore and logan .... not all common, these names here are ALL very common to me. my youngest is 4 and i've heard some VERY interesting ideas out of his mouth
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)
A group of young kids were asked how to decide who to marry and here are the results which are pretty amusing.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
(1) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
- Alan, age 10
(2) No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
- Kristen, age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
(1) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
- Camille, age 10
(2) No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.
- Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
(1) You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
- Derrick, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
(1) Both don’t want any more kids.
- Lori, age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
(1) Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
- Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)
(2) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
- Martin, age 10
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
(1) I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-Craig, age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
(1) When they’re rich.
- Pam, age 7
(2) The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
- Curt, age 7
(3) The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
- Howard, age 8
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
(1) I don’t know which is better, but I’ll tell you one thing. I’m never going to have sex with my wife. I don’t want to be all grossed out.
- Theodore, age 8
(2) It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
(1) There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is……..
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
(1) Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
- Ricky, age 10
Of course people give their kids names like this. I come across kids with far weirder names every week. You are out of touch. The comments are really funny!
I have worked with first, second, and third graders (ages 7-10) over the past 17 years. You would be shocked at what the children say at school. Most comments are very innocent. Stop being so cynical. Life is good, lighten up!
Kids did and do say things like this and now that I have grandkids (3) I get great joy out of hearing the same sort of things of them. Every parent/grandparent can easily pass on things said. One of the favorite TV programs of the early 60 was Art Linkletter "The Breakfast Club" where he would do a segment called "Kids say the darndest things" where on live TV he would ask 5 or 6 kids questions. There was no 'beeping' back than and some times - - - - well it just made the rest of your day. AND to want to have children.
Oh, and if you think those names are "strange", you should have heard the tags on our grandparents back than. Most were biblical, some ethnic, some regional, but when I hear them today, they are still beautiful.
Omg, how boring are you people that after reading this you're focusing on whether the names are real? It's common across all editorial platforms for names to be changed before something is published. Who cares? Have a laugh and move on.
Sara: FYI: My granddaughter is five , and her name is Sophie, and there are many more out there. I honestly don't know what all the hoopla is about the names. These days, lots of parents name their kids after family members. My granddaughter was named after my mother-in-law.
Why does everyone have to analyze everything to death. Get a life, and just enjoy the humour for what it is.
Oh jeez everyone below is so negative. These are cute, made me laugh. Good job! And none of the names seem ridiculous.
How are these unbelievable? I have two kids and two step children. They some of the cutest crazy things but, of course we teach them these things. My 5 year old step son just said this past weekend and I quote, "This girl kissed me in school and now she thinks she's pregnant." Our faces >.< because what proceeded after that question was a follow up, "Where do babies come from?" Oh the story my husband told was amazing. I expect him to tell all his buddies tomorrow. ;-) He might just end up on this list. Haha
They obviously didn't use the kids real names. They can't use the real names, its illegal to do that to minors.
Yes, these are funny but only in knowing their 1960's context. But that doesn't mean they aren't clearly reflecting some sexist times! And if you think these are funny in the context of our current times? I'm worried! I knew immediately these were not from our time, or were from somewhere that is a little behind the times. And i checked: these are from the 1960's. These kids are mimicking the sexism from their parents and the times. It saddens me that more people didn't see how sexist they were -- which makes me wonder just how sexist people still are. I work with kids -- they don't say this stuff these days, but they do say hilarious stuff.
lynn, come on girl. it's written, there's no tone to base off of, and your use of a word or phrase isn't necessarily the same as another's. personally, i have to try to find sexism in the sample quotes you used for your negative comment. children see the world from a much less sophisticated and much narrower perspective with obvious lack of experience considering--watch out--they're kids! so doesn't it make sense for them to utter words and phrases they've heard or believe, whether from reality or their imagination, and doesn't it make sense that these phrases are often taken out of context? don't we even as adults, sexist or not, like to make funny statements about the differences in people based on gender which are usually even more direct and outright than the funny statements of these KIDs? i for one do, because i'm light hearted and like humor, even if it isn't always true in reality, life isn't so serious. look for the good in things in life, lynn! a positive heart will make you a happy person! :)
Now, if Apple or Casey would have said this.... I think it would be a little more believable. If they were trying to hide their names for confidentiality purposes, they should have chosen names (beyond those here) and made them current POPULAR names. How many girls are named Sophie these days?
I have worked with kids for years, and yes, they WOULD say stuff like this! Many kindergarteners know the word "sex", even if they don't know all the details. People, don't be so naive!
I have 3 kids, 9 year old boy, 12 year old girl and 12 year old boy...my kids say stuff like this all of the time ESPECIALLY the 9 year old. All of you people saying "kids don't say stuff like this" must have had abortions.
I teach 7th grade and I've had students with almost all of these names. I agree some of the stuff is far fetched for 8-10 year olds, but the names is a weak argument for fraud.
If you found sexism in this article then you're one of those delightful people who finds sexism in EVERYTHING.
Good point, everyone! PS, if a child is less than ten, they say what their parents say the most. That's called 'learning' or at worst 'mimicry'. Also, if a child is less than ten, DO NOT USE THEIR REAL NAME ON THE INTERNET. So yes, these names are fake. As they should be.
I've worked with kids ages ranging 5 to 18 and trust me when I say these answers are completely believable. Remember the saying "Little ears have big mouths," some of the kids are repeating things they've heard from their parents or based on their own experiences observing adults and their romantic relationships.
This is verbatim from Wit and Wisdom from the Peanut Butter Gang: A Collection of Wise Words from Young Hearts circa 1994. As a prior teacher, yes, kids do say things like this, not made up.
Too cute, all of these are published in one of Bill Cosby's "Kids Say The Darndest Things" books. I'm not sure which one (or if there's even more than one) but the whole book is adorable.
Of course the names sound out of the 1960s. These are quotes taken from Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things, which aired in the 1960s.
These have been circulating the internet for over a decade. Still funny, but get with the program, people.
I have three kids, ages are 6,8,and 10. Believe me kids express themselves like this. If you listen and they are not afraid to confide things to you then these are definitely answers you'll hear!
Everyone needs to get off their high horses. If you find it funny, laugh. This was not meant to start a discussion on sexism... I regret reading the comments because it took the fun out of this page for me.
funniest thing I have read on face book like EVER...... I'M A HAPPY SINGLE CAMPER w/ a great boy friend. Heading w/ him to Charleston this weekend. I'm paying 4 the the room, he'll pay 4 the meals. good times ahead... : )
I can't believe how sexist the (asides) from the writer are.
Freddie is "wise for his age" because he never wants to get married.
Lynette is a "treasure" when she is says boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
Anite gets a "bless you child" when she says Boys need someone to clean up after them.
And of course, the last comment - the favorite.
haha chill, it's just a joke. lighten up. Not all of this is believable to me tho, I feel like kids wouldn't have that great of a vocabulary, i think the funnier stuff is when the quotes are more simple minded and reflect something believable that a kid would say and have people laughing. still funny tho
I think those (asides) were merely written for facetious purposes. Basically well meant sarcastic humor. Like, how someone who tells a racist joke doesn't necessarily means he/she believes the stereotypes mentioned in the joke.
Not only do I not believe these were said by children but there is a very slight tone of misogyny in your comments on these "quotes." Not appreciated.
The thing is I know kids that would say stuff like this, only waaaayyyyy funnier and almost much more unbelievable.
The names aren't even the reason people shouldn't believe this...It's just the stupidity in it that makes it unbelievable.