Sure, we all know about the celebrity babies...Gwyneth Paltrow has Apple, Julia Roberts has Phinnaeus and Hazel, and George Foreman has George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, George VI, Freeda George, and Georgetta. We've all heard the stories about somebody's best friend's kid's cousin's classmate being named Shithead (pronounced Shi-the-ahd) or Lemonjello or Orangejello. Don't forget Precious, who is everything but precious! And we probably all know someone who had the fortune of marrying a man who gave her a funny name. I know Fonda Tubbs and years ago, I knew Sherry Wood who married James Carver. She became Sherry Wood Carver.
BUT again, I must ask, WHY would you intentionally saddle your child with some weird name? We will be giving the AHSGE next week, so we've gotten the lists of students who will be testing. The following are some honest-to-God names of students at my school.
- Shakeithia (wonder if her daddy's name is Keith??)
- Antriunna (hmmm...sort of sounds like Aunt Trina)
- Alaksian (he goes by Cat, which is in no way related to his name)
Call me an old-fashioned fuddy duddy if you want. I just see no reason to get all weird. Personally, I truly love the old-fashioned, classic names...Olivia, Claudia, Lila, Emma, Claire for girls; Alexander, Jameson, Owen, Nathan, Hudson for boys. And of course, I love my name...Trina Marie...because Grannie chose it for me, and that makes it very special!
Now I need to go. Quasimonitretiunasha Raymonicalamichaelasinga has a question for me. She goes by Peachy. :)
Have a GREAT day!