Friday, May 6, 2011

What's in a name?

This is kind of a crazy, fun everyday moment.

Everyone has a name, and they tell people about us. However, they tell people more about our parents. Some parents choose a name with meaning. Some choose a name they simply enjoy the sound of. Some people choose names they think will be unique.

The story of my name is simple - my mom thought of it one day while driving and liked it.

I read a list of celebrity baby names compiled by FoxNews and realized some of these people just weren't thinking at all when they chose their baby names.

-Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey named their new twins Monroe (after Marilyn Monroe) and Moroccan. Really, Moroccan? And the explanation was no better. Their son was named after the interior design theme in one of their rooms.

-Gwen Stefani's poor daughter's name is Zuma Nesta Rock.

-Jamie Oliver's daughters' first names are a little weird - Poppy, Daisy and Petal - but throw in their full names and its gets worse - Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow.

-One of the actresses from the Cosby Show named her poor son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha. Does he have a nickname? Really! What is the poor superintendent going to say at his graduation ceremony?

-Now, I really love Nicholas Cage, but he took his love of Superman to new heights. His son's name is Kai-El, Superman's real name.

-Sylvester Stallone is stuck in his tough movies with his kid's name - Sage Moonblood. However, I guess if the kid ignores the middle name, Sage isn't the worst name I've heard.

-Rob Morrow's daughter's name is Tu. Tu Morrow. Enough said.

As friends and acquaintances come to the age of having babies, I encourage them all to think about the consequences of their kids' names. What will it sound like when the teacher reads the name list on the first day of school? What will it sound like on graduation day?

You want your kids to love their names, not turn red in embarassment about your choice!

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