Just a quick rant against some of you parents out there. I know you have the dire need to “be different” than everyone else and avoid boring names like Bob and Joe for your kids, but please think long and hard about what you’re naming them and what they’ll have to deal with in school and when they’re trying to make it in the professional world (i.e. after schooling).
For example, how would you pronounce the following names (real names from newborn babies at Stacie’s hospital):
Would you say “Orange Jello”? No, that’s wrong and God forbid you mispronounce it in front of the mom! It’s:
Or-an-juh-lo and Lem-on-juh-lo (sorry if I don’t know the proper dictionary syntax)
A Truly Horrific Name
Now I want to prepare you for one of the worst possible names I’ve ever heard. This is a real name as dictated by a friend who works in the Pennsylvania State Social Security offices. It’s worse than Harold Balls or Michael Hunt.
Are you ready for it?
Here it is.
Yeah, how would you pronounce that one? Like a bad thing that happens in prison? I would have thought so too, but nope, here’s the correct pronounciation:
Wow, what else can I say?
What names have you run across? I want some real, serious names, not some Bart Simpson hijinx. Maybe I can help get the word out to parents that they just need to think like a bully for a second (or a potential hiring manager) and wonder whether Analtouch is a good name or not.
Unless they’re intent on their child being “Dr. Analtouch, the Proctologist“