Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What's in a Name?

I have wanted to start a blog of "Jacked up Names parents give their children" or "Names you shouldn't bestow upon your child unless you want them to come back and thrash the living daylights out of you!". So now. It's official!!

So, why am I doing this? One. Because I feel like it! Two. Over the years of doing what I do (if you know me, you will understand. If you don't, let's just say I deal with a lot of diapers, formula, parents and non verbal entities) I have had the pleasure of hearing names that parental units have given their children and basically those names are just too damn funny to keep to myself!!

I've heard stories from friends, family members and colleagues from all over the country, and now, I will share these nuggets of infinite wisdom with you.

But before we embark on this journey, a few disclaimers.

Disclaimer #1
If anyone is offended, don't blame me, blame the parents, who, thanks to their ingenuity, made this all possible. And of course, you have the option of not reading any further. It will not hurt my feelings. I promise.

Disclaimer #2
I'm not the first to notice this trend and I seriously doubt that I will be the last. Sadly, I do believe that this unfortunate naming trend will continue, indefinitely. Here is an example of pure genius http://stuffblackpeoplehate.com/2008/03/14/stupid-names/

Do NOT, for a hot second, think that I am targeting a group of people! Jacked up names crosses ALL social, ethnic and educational boundaries.I will be calling out, all and sundry on their somewhat dubious names for their children.

That's right, Apple!! You too are on my radar!!!

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