Sunday, March 09, 2008

maybe it's just a nickname

I try to keep my judgmental side at bay. I really, really do.

However, am I really a bad person because the first thing I do when I receive my monthly Parents magazine is skim through it looking for the terrible names people saddle their children with? Is it really wrong that I spent less time looking at Ace when he was in the Brookhaven newspaper a couple of weeks ago than I spent laughing at other children's names, specifically J'Otis and Teddyrecious?

Google Reader has a function that somehow looks at the blogs you subscribe to and finds related blogs, then recommends them to you. Natch, I have a crazy ton of mommy-blogger feeds, so I get a lot of mommy blogger recommendations. Sometimes, I'll find a recommendation I like only to realize I can't read that mommy's blog because she named her child Calliope-Breeze Fire or something like that. Every time I read that Calliope-Breeze said her first word, or took her first step, or tried for the first time to go by the nickname "Callie" and why would she want to do that when her name is so uneek and original, I'd have to giggle a little bit inside, and it'd just be WAY too distracting.

In 99.9% of cases, I fully support other parental choices, even if it's something I wouldn't do. I realize that different parents have different parenting styles and different children have different parenting needs. But by George, were Jason Lee (of My Name Is Earl fame) my friend, I might've had to try to talk him out of naming his child Pilot Inspektor. I like to think the kid would've thanked me.


*1NotSOcLUCKyRN* said...

Mebbe they call him P.I. for short-oh wait, that's knee high PI.

The hallucinations have started. To Bed!

(And no kids are at my house!!!)


stsdmbjf-I would sho have been nasty if that had started with stds..LOL

Blake and Lilly's Momma said...

Ok.. on the subject of BAD names.... I had a student (preschool for those of y'all who read this but don't know me) who's name was... and I am 100% telling the honest to goodness TRUTH here.... his first name was Bud. Not such a bad name for the rural (aka hick town) area that I was teaching in at the time. His middle name? Weiser. I kid you not folks!

Sad isn't it?

I have also had a Stone, Jake Up, Rusty, Sativa, Jerrico, Jerica and a Kye. I worked with a lady who's last name was June. She named her daugher April May.

My next child is going to be named Ferrari. Boy or girl. Yup. Then I can tell everyone I have a Ferrari.



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