Anyone who knows me, will know that one of my pet peeves is parents who give their babies ridiculous names. I’ll narrow that down actually – it’s parents who give their babies NORMAL names, but choose to spell them in a ridiculous manner, thereby sentencing their child to a lifetime of spelling out their name on the phone, or having people say “What..? I’m not sure…how do you say this..?” with the child replying “Just call me Bob.”
So you can imagine how delighted I was to see The Scoop publishing the 102 Most Unusual Baby Names of 2011. It contained such wonderful reading about the future of our society.
I will illustrate my initial point by the following. In the US last year, there were a total of 16 babies who will hear the call “HONESTY” from their parents in the years to come. However, they will be spelling those names Onesty, Honestii and Aunisty.
Also, I don’t care how much you loved Dirty Dancing – there is absolutely no need to call your son Swayze.
And what kind of a future are you subjecting your son to by naming him Tank?
I could go on, because believe me there is plenty of material here – but I’ll let you take a look for yourself.
One final note though – as they’ve just celebrated the Diamond Jubilee in the UK…happy first birthday to the 21 Majesty’s and the five Princewilliam’s!