Monday, June 28, 2004

Name-Givers and Name-Changers

Some people are given unfortunate names, while others have only themselves
to blame.

A. Name-Givers

1. "Cox, Arquette welcome baby Coco"

2. "Jackson will be couple's 15th J-name child"
"So far the couple have Jana, John, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah,
 Joanna, Jedadiah, Jeremia, Jason, James and Justin"
[I think they missed one]

3. "US father names son 'Version 2.0'"
"A proud US father and self-confessed engineering 'geek' has named his son
 after a computer software term"

4. "British girl named Diot Coke in 1379"
"Naming your child after a popular soft drink could be seen as a little bit
 faddish, but the parents of young Diot Coke might be forgiven - they gave
 their baby daughter the name way back in 1379"

5. "Moniker's progress"
"The names that parents give their children illuminate cultural evolution"

B. Name-Changers

1. "Madonna talks about her new name"
"Madonna has revealed why she's changed her name to Esther"

2. "Springfield man changes his name legally to Bubba Bubba Bubba"

3. "Karin No More: animal-rights activist changes name to"
"A young animal rights activist from Indiana once known as Karin Robertson
 has legally changed her name to that of a Web site run by her employer,
 the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals"

4. "DotComGuy will take old name back"
"A Texas man who legally changed his name to DotComGuy, is to sell his
 trademark name"