Thanks for nothing, Disney!!!!
Though full credit may be given to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for naming individuals after states of being and/or emotions, there really was no need to continue this unfortunate trend. To those of you who may have forgotten those lovable names, a quick recap of the height challenged dudes, the needy princess and the medical professional who looked after them:-Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey and umm...Snow White [Yes, folks. That's what her parents named her!]
The new trend seems to be naming children after virtues or things that you can do, see or read about in church. This is evidenced by the plethora of following names:-
- Miracle[sometimes spelt Myricol, not to be confused with Miralax, a stool softener]
- Testimony (though in all honesty, I've only heard of one of these!)
Justice, Peace and Liberty sound like they could be the new tag line for Marvel Comics [and why do those three sound so familiar together...hmmm].
And for the love of bunnies, who names their child Chastity??!!
For those parents who have, this is Webster's [a well known dictionary, easily accessible at any local library] definition of chastity:-
abstention from all sexual intercourse.
Really people??!!You dislike your kid that much? Not planning on having any grand kids? Planning on her becoming a nun? GOOD... GRIEF!!!!!
Thus far in my 'travels' I have only bumped into one Godswill. He should be 10 yrs old about now. [Every time I think about him, I wonder what his nickname could possibly be...Little G perhaps? Things that make you go hmmm...]
AND...my new, all time favorite...Lordswill Bright...
I think I've said all there is to be said on this topic...for now...
P.S. Bonus points go to Mia Farrow for combining music and religion in one awesome swoop...