• Wed, Feb 12 - 8:00 am ET

Mom Legally Changes Her Name From ‘Sheila’ To ‘Sexy’ In Case You Needed A Baby Name Idea

Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 5.43.35 AMI think it’s awesome this mom from Pataskala changed her name from Sheila to SEXY because she felt like her birth name didn’t suit her at all. She claimed that Sheila was a really ugly name and she hated it, and that Sexy suited her better because according to the Columbus Dispatch: “I feel like I’m a free-spirited person, I love to have fun, and this is the last piece to make my life complete,” she said. She added “I wear Victoria’s Secret clothes all the time. I was like, Shoot, I’ll just go for Sexy.”

If this wasn’t a mom and was an adult film star no one would care, but as you can guess, lots of Internet weirdos are making their opinion on the name change known:

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This is such a dumb thing to even have an opinion on, because how does what someone changes their name to affect anyone, except her immediate family? WHO CARES? I’m more concerned with that fact according to  The NY Daily News, $exy (I’m going to spell it with a dollar sign from now on) who has the last name ‘Crabtree’ had sort of a sad sounding celebration afterwards: Crabtree and her husband went to Logan’s Roadhouse to celebrate. When their two daughters got home from school, they enjoyed some quality family time together playing cards and planned to watch a movie.

Going to a chain steakhouse and renting a DVD is not a sexy party Sexy!

I think we all deserve sexy names, so here is a um, adult film name generator for all of us to rename ourselves with.

(Image: Columbus dispatch video)

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  • Fireinthefudgehole

    Why are women viewed as something to be torn down, when they have high self esteem, but don’t look like supermodels? Why does it threaten people so badly?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I wish I had an answer to this.

    • Tinyfaeri

      Super models get torn down for having high self esteem, too. Really, it’s any woman who isn’t self-deprecating.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Unless you’re *too* self-deprecating but also hot, like Jennifer Lawrence, and then people take offense to that too.

  • Kelly

    I think it’s stupid. I’d think it was stupid if she was a porn star too. You can have a stage name and not give yourself a lame name.

    I think she’ll regret it. She’s going to get a lot of shit for it. I think of all the shit I’ve received for having the nickname Kitty (which I’ve had since childhood) and I shudder to think how the PTA moms will react to the name Sexy.

    It’s her name though and it’s not like I’d give her any shit for it. I don’t really care enough.

  • Emily

    I don’t think it’s stupid because she’s ‘not hot enough’ or whatever THAT bull is. I think it’s stupid because think of how many times a day people say your name. You are making your kid’s teacher call you ‘Sexy’. Pharmacist? Barista? Gynecologist? I do NOT want my gynecologist calling me ‘Sexy’. That is weird.

    • Kay_Sue

      I imagine a lot of folks are going to be calling her Mrs. Crabtree going forward.

  • AmazingE

    Actually, yes I do need some baby name ideas. My husband will shit himself if I name our daughter Walter.

    • G.E. Phillips

      Check out nameberry.com! Best baby name website out there.

    • AmazingE

      Thanks, I’ll have to check it out. I really like the idea of a boy’s name for a girl, and vice versa, my husband on the other hand, not so much.

    • Ginny

      I love the name Ryan for a girl!

    • Williwaw

      I don’t think the Adult Film Name Generator will help you, that’s for sure. Instead of “Walter”, they suggest “Winter Walnut”, which doesn’t even sound like a porn star name. (Winter Walnut might work for a squirrel or hobbit, though.)

      Walterine? Waltina? (Just kidding, I’m sure you’ll think of something lovely.)

    • pineapplegrasss
  • LadyClodia

    I wonder if their girls are still pretty small because this seems like something that would royally embarrass middle school and higher kids. But I guess that’s something they’ll have to deal with. *shrugs*
    Anyway, my generated adult film name is “Chastity Tiefe Kehle.” It seems odd to me that someone might pick the name Chastity as their porn star name, but I have no opinion about it otherwise.

    • Shea

      I think it’s an irony thing.

  • Lauren_Alli

    So, my name would be “Erica Niagra”. Sounds like a go!

    • G.E. Phillips

      Mine is Erica Memphis?!?! Weird.

    • Williwaw

      I tried the Adult Film Name Generator with my husband’s name, and I’m sorry, but I just don’t think I can have sex with someone named Lassie Washington.

    • Kay_Sue

      Just think of all the Lassie-themed innuendos you could come up with, though…

    • Williwaw

      Oh, look, Timmy’s in the well again…

    • Shea

      Mine is Candi Washington. That’s not too bad, really. It’s basically a regular name.

    • Ddaisy

      I got Jasmine Bellaire. I actually like that better than my real name–I think I’ll go ahead and keep it ;)

  • Shea

    The fact that it’s a stupid idea has nothing to do with her level of sexiness, however we’re going to measure that. It’s because legally naming yourself “Sexy” is very silly and is likely to lead to lots of snickering, eyerolling, and people refusing to take you seriously.

    But hey, it’s her name. She can do what she likes.

  • Jem

    Can you imagine being in the doctors office and hearing the nurse call for “Sexy”? To each their own, but real world applications make for hilarious scenarios.

    That being said-I would have a much different reaction if someone named their baby “Sexy”. That’s just wrong.

    • Ddaisy

      Exactly. If someone imposed that name on someone else (especially a child, obviously) I would be horrified by this.

      If it’s an adult, freely choosing it for herself, I support it. I personally think it’s ridiculous, but if she wants to put herself in the kinds of situations you described, then that’s no one’s business but hers and I’ll be happy for her.

    • Kelly

      There are people who won’t be comfortable calling her that too. She would be forever Mrs. Crabtree to me.

  • Tinyfaeri

    If you have the balls to legally change your name to Sexy, I salute you, Madam, and I’m sure you are.

  • Ah society

    I think it is like all the people commenting on the baby with 3 parents on her birth certificate in BC. They are mostly butthurt because someone is getting their 15 seconds of fame, and not them

  • StealthGent

    I needed a psychiatrists note to be “Martin” and she gets to be “Sexy” just because she wants to be? No fair!

    If that be the case, I’m changing to Leather Boy Blue (Porn star name the blokes at the bar gave me,) or Little Carmine Lincoln (Porn star name the generator gave me.)

    • Tinyfaeri

      Someone changed their name to GoVeg.com a few years ago, so I think the bar has been lowered.

  • Kay_Sue

    On a serious note, this is yet another example of how, when a woman refuses to conform, she’s reduced to her looks and a majority of the post-refusal to conform commentary is completely focused on those looks and any perceived flaws. Disgusts me. You rock your name, Sexy, it’s none of my business and I wish I had your vulva of steel.

    On a not serious note, I’d like to lodge a complaint.

    My porn star name is Taylor Lincoln. WTF? That is NOT a good porn star name. I want a re-do!

    In other news, my husband is Fire Crotch Lincoln, and that is…that is awkward. That is…no. Just no.

    • Kelly

      I don’t think she’s being judged on her looks because she isn’t conforming. The word “sexy” has actual meaning. It’s not just a random name.

      It’s the same as if she named herself “Gorgeous” or “Skinny” or “Intelligent”, those words have meaning and if you name yourself those words, people are going to make comments about whether or not the meaning of those words suits you.

    • Kay_Sue

      According to the dictionary, it means, “sexually attractive or exciting”. In that context, she has every right to rename herself based on the definition. Her husband finds her sexually attractive and exciting. She finds herself sexually attractive and exciting.

    • Kelly

      I never said she didn’t have the right to call herself whatever she wants. I said it invites comments from people who don’t think it suits her.

      Looks have a great deal to do with sexual attraction for most people. She proclaims herself sexy and people look at her and judge whether or not they think that term fits her.

      It might not be nice but it should be expected by anyone with even a basic understanding of our society.

    • Kay_Sue

      She doesn’t conform to their idea of “sexy”, despite the fact that by a textbook definition of “sexy”, she meets the criteria. By not conforming to their idea of “sexy”, she opens herself up to negative comments on her looks. They don’t consider the fact that there may be an alternative view, or that what they consider sexy isn’t the end-all-be-all of sexy.

      Women are most typically subjected to this type of treatment by society at large–look at any article about any political female, from Hilary Clinton to Nancy Pelosi to Sarah Palin to Laura Bush. You will see a large amount of commenters not focused on defending or bashing their politics. There will be an overwhelming amount of them devoted to bashing or defending how they look. If you look at their male counterparts, they don’t have the same visceral reaction. It’s typical in almost any media coverage of a female who makes a decision we don’t agree with–regardless of whether it is any of our business or not.

      Acknowledging that this isn’t okay with me isn’t the same as not expecting it. I absolutely expected this treatment of her from the moment I noticed a blurb saying someone was trying to change their name to Sexy, and I have not been disappointed in any of the articles.

      It’s okay if you disagree. I just personally see this as continuing that same societal trend of reducing a woman to how she looks. Doesn’t make either of us wrong–we’re just bringing our personal perceptions to this trend.

    • Kelly

      I think you’re reaching to make your conformity theory fit and I think it’s lame. I think it’s silly to say she’s being harassed by internet trolls because they want her to conform. They think she picked a stupid name and they spend most of their time making fun of people anyways. She made herself an easy target, that’s why she’s getting shit.

      This is not a global media conspiracy. It’s a silly woman who picked a stupid name and people are going to crack jokes about it. It doesn’t have anything to do with feminism and I do find it a little offensive to compare this stupid topic with actual, real issues about feminism.

      But yeah, it’s ok for us to disagree. We’re obviously never going to agree on this.

    • Kay_Sue

      We tend to think feminism is only about big issues. In my opinion, it’s not. When we take the way women are treated, every single day, and we make that better–we’ll have accomplished what we set out to do. I’m not talking about a media conspiracy–that is a point you are mistaken on. I am talking about how normal every day internet commenters treat women.

      On that note, while I don’t appreciate your tone, I’m going to say–you are completely correct in that we are going to have to agree to disagree on this, because we will never agree. We’re coming at this from two different viewpoints and with two different perceptions. This will be my last response to you on this subject, Kelly.

    • Kelly

      I don’t understand how you can think this is a feminism issue because how can you think a man renaming himself “Sexy” would be embraced by the Internet?

      He’d get the same reaction. His looks would be picked apart. He would be mocked. He would be insulted. The same crap would happen.

    • Kelly

      Plus if someone walked around saying, “I’m Sexy!” all the time and I didn’t know it was their actual name, I’d just think they were being a conceited bitch. I think that plays a part in the reactions she’s getting as well.

    • Kay_Sue

      I was once introduced to a young woman that said, “Hi, I’m Princess.” I wasn’t tempted in the least to believe that she was a princess. Another woman I met introduced herself as Precious. I didn’t think that was her own perception of herself. In the social context, it was clear that it was her name.

      It’s a name. People are far too worked up over it.

    • Kelly

      Walk around for a week randomly saying “I’m skinny!” several times a day Kay and let me know what kind of reactions you get.

    • Kay_Sue

      My name isn’t skinny. Why would I do that?

    • Kelly

      You probably wouldn’t, because it would make you look like a conceited bitch. Just like walking around saying, “I’m Gorgeous!” or “I’m Sexy!.”

    • Kay_Sue

      If that was my name, why would introducing myself make me a conceited bitch?

    • kelly

      That’s how you would sound to anyone who didn’t know it was your actual, legal name as I said in my first comment about it. Because those words aren’t known as actual, legal names. They’re descriptive terms.

      You would just sound full of yourself and people would dislike you for it.

    • Kay_Sue

      So because these people wouldn’t take the time to get to know me, I would be a conceited bitch for introducing myself?

    • guest

      Are you new here? Everything on here is a war against FEMINISM. Everything, and ever disagreement from non-members is downvoted. I agree with everything you’ve said on this thread and the Barbie one as well (assuming it’s the same Kelly). You’re like my spirit-commenter!

    • Tinyfaeri

      Kay Sue, I wanna be your personal penguin. :)

    • Kay_Sue

      You can be my personal penguin any time. I love penguins!

    • CMJ

      WAIT A MINUTE! I thought you wanted to be MY personal penguin.

      ….j/k. I’ll share. I love Kay Sue too.

    • Tinyfaeri

      I can handle the workload for 2, boss! ;-)

    • Williwaw

      Fire Crotch sounds like something you catch if you sit on the wrong anthill.

    • Kay_Sue

      I know, right? That was my thought too.

    • Robotic Arms Dealer

      Maybe he’s a liar?

    • Kay_Sue

      Could be. I prefer Swingin’ Richard, personally.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Mine was super boring, too. It gave me the first name Erica and some regular but weird last name, not even remotely sexual.

  • pixie

    So apparently I’m Jones Maple. WTF kind of name is that?
    Lame.
    But my boyfriend would be Archie Dur Membre, which is just hilarious.

    • Bethany Ramos

      That is the best name ever — Archie…!!

    • pineapplegrasss

      what was that baby name generator site you sent me too? That linked them?

    • Bethany Ramos

      Oh it was a circular map on the baby center name generator! Addicting.

    • pineapplegrasss

      Oh yes that was the one :) thanks!

    • Bethany Ramos

      When is the baby due??

    • Williwaw

      “Dur” is French for “hard”, so that’s actually a pretty good porn name.

    • pixie

      It is, and I knew that dur is French for hard, I just find it hilarious.

  • Rachel Sea

    I always went by the formula of first pets name, and the name of the street you grew up on for your porn name, which makes me Demon Rodeo. The generator gave me Shelly Lewiston, which sounds like the name of someone’s third grade teacher.

    I think naming herself Sexy is dumb, because if she ever has to look for a job her resume is going to go right in the circular file. Who’s going to take someone named “Sexy” seriously?

    • scooby23

      According to the pet-street way, I’m Spice Keyser. My generator name is boring though, it’s Mari Washington. We can be 3rd grade teachers together!

    • practicallyperfectineveryway

      Spice Keyser is a lot better than some of the names others have gotten!

  • M -

    So…Sexy Crabtree? Awkward. Sheila really suited her.

  • scooby23

    Sexy Crabtree? She can do what ever she wants to do, but I have a feeling she’s gonna regret it. If she doesn’t, that’s great! But imagine going to a parent- teacher conference and introducing yourself as ” Sexy Crabtree.” Or meeting, say, a friend of a friend and saying ” Hi, I’m Sexy Crabtree!” It just doesn’t work. Like I said, if she likes it that’s ok, but I hope she put a lot of thought into this and how it would affect her life and her family before she made such a life changing decision, and sorry if this sounds judgy, but it doesn’t sound like she did.